My name is Erick. Along with economics, I have spent the last 4 years studying French and immersing myself in the culture. I have studied abroad in Europe where I was able to put my French to use. I have also taken many 4000 level courses (completely in French, of course). These course were very demanding, requiring that we analyze works of classic French literature and do presentations completely in French in front of the class.
Learning a new language is exciting. It opens the world up to you, allows you to bond with people from other cultures on a level that I would argue is more intimate. That said, I know the prospect of learning all of those verb tenses and moods can strike fear in the heart and mind of any otherwise brave human being! I understand. I have taken the path that you are embarking upon. That being the case, I can hopefully help guide you through the confusing wilderness that can be French, with its confusing grammar rules and — once you think you have it all figured out — the exceptions to those very rules.
Oh, and I should mention that I also have experience teaching French to children on a one-on-one basis; my ten-year-old son being one of them. A child can do it, so why not you?
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