Bartholomé was born and raised in France, and has pursued several degrees at various Parisian universities, amongst which a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and French as a Foreign Language (Sorbonne Nouvelle), a Master’s degree in Journalism (Sorbonne Nouvelle), and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History (Panthéon Sorbonne). During his university studies, he tutored secondary school students preparing for their French Literature exams as part of the French Baccalaureate.

From 2009 to 2016 he worked as a journalist for French tv channel Canal+ and as a freelance journalist for print and other media. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the French cultural website where he managed 20 regular writers with a following of over 15.000 monthly readers. In addition, he started working as a university lecturer in 2012: he taught French as a Foreign Language and French literature at Paris Diderot university, Journalism at Sorbonne Nouvelle university and Communications and Expression at Villetaneuse university.

During that time, Bartholomé travelled twice to New York City where he studied in a dance school (he still works as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer) and moved to London in 2016 where he taught French as a foreign language to companies and individuals. He also got a certification to teach English as a foreign language, before returning to Paris during the pandemic. He continues to teach his British students online.

He now works full time as a lecturer and teacher, both with private students and in several universities: Journalism at Sorbonne Nouvelle and Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm), Creative Writing at Nîmes university and English as a Foreign Language at the École Supérieure de l’Architecture des Jardins.

Bartholome’s combined expertise and knowledge of French literature and many real-world experiences of French language and culture make him a wonderful addition to our ILLTC Team.   With his breadth of interest and as proven life-long learner, he is a wonderful role model for our IB students.