When it comes to language learning, immersion is, in my opinion, the most efficient means of gaining proficiency. I like to incorporate the use of multimedia, such as music, movies and television and various pop culture media to create conversation that is relevant to the student. By doing this, they are able to retain and relate to the information better. My strong point is in French conversation with some background teaching grammar. I usually discuss various topics with the student and then build upon those topics over time after the initial discussions are grasped. That way a foundation for the conversation is set and can be built off of. It has proven to really enable the student's learning of French, a language often seen as challenging for native English speakers. I have taught various ages, from children to older people, and enjoy group or individual conversational sessions.
My experience teaching language learning is primarily through internet based classrooms. I have conducted conversational classes for groups of 5-10 students, as well as taught French grammar and conversation to individuals. In addition, I have taught French to visiting students at the University in my home city in Senegal. These were visiting students seeking French immersion and conversational skills needed for carrying out their affairs in Senegal. I have seen great development in the comfort with French with many students by applying the pop culture and multimedia approach to language learning. It is by means of these techniques that I feel students can really benefit and grow to speak a language that for many seems very daunting.
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