SXSW EDU Mentor Sessions


Elizabeth Mack

Owner & Prof. de français, Freestyle Language Center

Talk to me about:

  • Foreign Language Education - specifically the innovative, the new, 21st C. language learning
  • Entrepreneurship - bootstrapping, from zero - to year 3
  • Fundraising - profit or non-profit

    An incurable Francophile, Elizabeth is uncommonly passionate about language learning - especially the ability of languages to connect people.

    With a Diplôme Supérieur in French business, she worked in Marketing for L’Oreal, Paris before doing a 180 degree career switch to earn an MA in 18c. Fr. Lit. from UT Austin. She subsequently served for nearly 5 yrs as a French Lecturer at Texas State Univ.

    In 2012 Elizabeth formed Freestyle Language Center to create a language learning community with a fun stress-free model & effective methodology. What they're saying:

    Regarding the growth of a new business from 4 students to over 100 in less than 18 months, she recently participated in an exciting crowdfunding campaign via Local Lift to generate capital for a necessary curriculum building project.

    As for sharing ideas and collaborating with others in Education during SXSWedu 2015, c'est magnifique!

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    Elizabeth Mack

    Austin Convention Center Room 11AB
    Mar 10
    10:30am – 11:30am

    Register online

    Elizabeth Mack

    Austin Convention Center Room 11AB
    Mar 11
    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Register online