I am a fourth-year French teacher living and working in the metro Detroit area. I am a department of one in a sea of Spanish and currently teach levels 2-5AP of French in a large, suburban high school. I am passionate about the French language and culture, traveling to new places, and also eating really good food. Recently converted to TPRS/CI methods, I am striving to create a classroom where French is spoken, read, heard often and written and where culture is not a footnote in a textbook. This is my journey, and I hope it may be helpful to those who are also looking to do the same.