Anna Gairns was born and grew up in Nantes in the west of France. After completing a Masters Degree in Business Studies in Marseille and also in Santiago, Chile, Anna moved to London where initially she worked in the publishing sector. However, Anna always yearned to get into teaching and soshe changed her career path some years ago. She has extensive experience of teaching both French and Spanish to Primary and Secondary school pupils, but Anna admits that she especially enjoys her time with the younger age range – in nurseries and primary schools. She says that she finds the La Jolie Ronde methodology and its accompanying materials particularly fun and engaging.