Bettina Botos


M.A. French Language and Literature, M.A. Human Resources,  University of Pécs, Hungary; additional studies at the Marc Bloc University, Strasbourg, France and Harvard University, Boston, MA

I was born and raised in a beautiful, culturally rich and diverse Central-European country, Hungary and became obsessed with French culture in early childhood when I started to learn the language at the age of 6 in a French-specialized elementary school. I never stopped studying French during my mid and high school years and I finally chose to be major in French and Francophone Studies in college.

In 2012 I moved to the United States with my pianist/composer husband, Daniel who is faculty member at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and my two wonderful kids, Aron, 11, and Julia, 6.

For more than 10 years I worked in the Human Resources, Talent Management, Coaching and Counseling fields in the corporate world before deciding to dedicate myself to my love of teaching and sharing my passion for foreign cultures and languages with my students in California.

My personal journey has taught me to enjoy the adventurous nature of being a “transplant” within a different culture, I hope I will be an authentic resource for my students and inspire them to explore the cultural diversity of our world through the exciting process of language-learning.

Besides teaching I devote my time to TAP, the cross-cultural online magazine I founded to highlight the work of creative people from a variety of disciplines and nations of origin.

When not working, I like spending time with my family, entertaining my kids and visiting relatives and friends in Europe. I also have an undeniable passion for film, theatre, music and dance.