Rachael Hampton is a :

🧰 Learning Experience Designer,
🧠 Curriculum & Instructional Designer,
and ✍🏼Writer(in 🇺🇸English and 🇫🇷French).

Based in Toulouse, France 🧀 🥖.

Rachael HELPS! is the alter ego of Rachael Hampton, a portfolio and creative playground (blog).

This space allows me to show you how I design and develop creative learning experiences for companies and organizations in large and small industries.
And let's not forget my mad skills in writing and graphic design

Chrismassy time in France (Bah Humbug) and the things I like.

In France it’s that time of the year, like every year, I don’t look forward to it. Winter Solstice time followed by snow, vin chaud and Christmas Markets. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I don’t celebrate Christmas for a couple of reasons. The last time I really celebrated Christmas was when my mother and father were still together at the age of four. I had the tree with loads of gifts up under it then after my parents divorced, my mother didn’t celebrate Christmas because she had NO-MONEY to do so and our family is not tight. My…

Bee and Garden Spider: A children story in French for self-learner [Level A2 to B2]

I’m so excited that we can do our first Storytelling ‘N French for you: Abeille et Épeire by Émilie Vast, with the permission of éditions MeMo based in Nantes, France (a publisher of children and young adults books) and also the author Émilie Vast.   Before you dive in (the video that is), are you new to my blog? Or did you just find this video randomly on the internet? Either way, I suggest that you read this article first: “Learn French with stories – Storytelling in French for self-learners“. It will bring you up-to-date with our Storytelling ’N French…

Learn French with stories design for self-study {Storytelling’N French}

Twenty years ago I was probably where you are now: struggling to learn a 2nd language (French in my case).  I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t remember how to write new words that I had just learned, forgetting the pronunciation and the spelling. All my teachers would say the same thing to me: “you spell the word the way it sounds, you just sound it out, that simple”. I would sound out the word and still get it wrong and it was not simple. Right after a teacher said a word, sound, or played an audio cassette (yes, at that…

Back from Hiatus, multicultural couple in France on marriage, educational language learning, children’s book and motherhood.

Hey, I’m back from hiatus! Today, I wanted to discuss with you on the new direction I’m taking with this channel. Also, to answer why I look so FAT in my I’m back video here. And who’s that guy in the video with I, “You might say”? Here’s the video. Watch it because I went into detail about: H.B Who? Multicultural relationships/marriage in France Storytelling ‘n French (Reading Children’s book in French) Educational language learning Q & A (#JustASK) Motherhood in France and more… Oh, and don’t worry, in another blog post I’ll give you the skinny on why I…