My name is Eulalie. I have extensive experience tutoring French and teaching/tutoring English as a Second or foreign language. My students ranged from age 4-5 to over 50.
I hold the equivalent of a BED from “Ecole Normale Supérieure” in Antananarivo-Madagascar and a graduate-level diploma in the Teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language from Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh, UK. Additionally, I have been working on a teacher certification program at the TESOL Institute through 2013 and became certified in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages last December. All three courses of studies delved into key areas of language teaching, including Second Language Acquisition, assessment principles and methods of teaching reading, speaking, writing, listening, and conversation skills.
Even if my major at the teacher-training college was English and French was only a minor, French is near-native to me as my native country Madagascar used to be a French colony. French was the medium of instruction from 1st grade to college and on top of this, I grew up in a community of French and French-speaking expatriates. I made frequent visits to France and studied international relations in French abroad, including the “Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales,” or “Graduate School of International Studies” in Geneva, Switzerland. I hold certificates in business courses from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts and the Judge Business School in Cambridge-UK.
I learned about major approaches and trends in language teaching but – based on personal experience – I usually adopt an eclectic approach tailored to meet the specific needs of each learner.
In addition to this, the ability to reach across cultures also enables me to comfortably interact with diverse people. As a matter of fact, I have lived/studied in/visited a large number of countries over four continents and collaborated with people from various countries and cultural/linguistic backgrounds for years.
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