I have been teaching French since 2000 in Virginia and Colorado. During that time I have been certified in and taught high school, middle school, and elementary school French. I have also coached adults independently. I am certified to teach French and Spanish K-12 in Colorado, although in Spanish I feel most comfortable at the most novice level. In French, my skills are very strong and I can support students' needs at all levels.
I am bilingual, born in France and raised in France and the United States (I have dual citizenship). I travel annually to France to visit my parents, other relatives and friends, and to see things I have not yet seen. I am also a member of the Colorado Springs French Language Group.
I have used a variety of methods, though I like to use a very natural and practical approach, teaching students to communicate quickly on a variety of practical, everyday subjects.
Although my B.A. was in Business Administration, I had a great number of hours in upper level French. My master's from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, was in Foreign Language with a French concentration.
My teaching program can be designed specifically for the needs of the customer - work on trouble spots for students; practice with conversational French for any level; enrichment topics, etc. I also like to steer students to websites and other resources whereby they can further enrich their study and practice, beyond my work with them.
I love French and all things French or based in French culture, and it is my great joy to share this love and knowledge with my current students and with others I meet.
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