I am currently working on my MA in French linguistics and plan to pursue a PhD in Linguistics with a concentration in French and Creoles. I have lived in France for two years where I learned real spoken French, and I was able to grasp the enormous differences between standard written formal French, and a relax informal spoken French. These are almost two different languages entirely
I have been teaching French in a university classroom for two years. During this time I have focused on communicating. I feel that students will succeed if they feel they are making progress, so I focus on getting them to speak right away. As such I've also studied phonology and am very well acquainted with the sounds that exist in French and the rules of French phonology and I strive to have my students make the sounds correctly.
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