About the Author
Adrienne Mei Irving Bio
Adrienne Mei Irving was born in Toronto, Canada. Her bilingual journey was established and nurtured in the Canadian School System’s Early French Immersion Program and sustained during her years at the National Theatre School of Canada (NTSC) in Montreal where she received classical Shakespearean training in theatre performance. This training ensured attention to rhetoric, verse and meter – important cues in learning/teaching new language. Adrienne currently lives with her family in the South of France where she is raising a bilingual daughter, and teaches English to Journalism and Communications majors. This book was developed as a tool for teaching her daughter and students to find words that were similar in both languages using concepts of rhetoric, verse, meter and musicality to create imagery and quick word recall.