Emmanuelle Vanborre, founder of Langagement, is from the South of France.

After studying English and French as a Second Language at Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, at the University of Reading, and at William & Mary, in Virginia, she taught for a year at Dillard University, in New Orleans. She then pursued her studies in Boston.

She received a master’s and a Ph.D. in French literature at Boston College, where she taught French. For a year, she was the director of the French House for which she planned conferences and cultural activities. She worked for summer programs in Paris with groups of American students. She created web sites on teaching French, did translations, and gave French and English lessons to individuals and associations.

For 8 years, Emmanuelle was professor of French at Gordon College, located north of Boston. She taught, advised students, was the faculty advisor for the French club, and organized cultural and literary activities. She was also the head of the department of Languages and Linguistics.

She published several book reviews, articles, and books on French and Francophone literature, especially on Maurice Blanchot, Albert Camus, and Maryse Condé.