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Peter K.

Peter - French and German Language Teacher / Tutor

Hopewell Junction, NY (12533)

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I am a retired French/German teacher. I retired from Beacon City Schools in 1998 and have since substituted and tutored privately wherever my services were required and I was able to oblige.

A native German I came to the US in 1957 and attended Marist college from 1962 to 1966. I spent my first year away in Glasgow, Scotland, teaching French at St. Mungo's Academy. Returned to US to accept the French position at Beacon CS and taught there (7-12) until my retirement. Our courses ranged from Beginning Language to AP level.

In 1968, I attended the Goethe Institute in Montreal, a summer symposium in German literature, at the conclusion of which I was awarded the complete works of Schiller, presented by Dr. Michael Speidel. From 1974-1975, I studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, at the IPFE institute, and received a License es Lettres - roughly equivalent to an American Liberal Arts Masters degree.

In the twilight of my career at Beacon, I taught German in the studio of the Distance Learning Network, a televised course with other schools on line. Throughout my career at Beacon, I organized many overseas study/visitation trips for HS students and any interested adults during Spring break. While pursuing graduate studies at New Paltz during the 70's, I attended several Summer study programs in France (Bordeaux, Vittel, Grand, Contrexeville) and was counselor/teacher at the last of these.

I have always strived to instill a reason for learning a Foreign language in my students, and have, as a result, placed a primary importance in being able to communicate in the target language.

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I'm a teacher of French for 35 years... High school and College levels... French 1 through AP... Holder of BA French (Marist College), Licence es Lettres (Sorbonne University-Paris)


I'm a native German speaker, teacher of German (privately and publicly) for 30 years, prize winner (Complete Works of Schiller) Goethe Institute, Montreal... all levels of German

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SUNY New Paltz, NY (Enrolled)

University of SORBONNE (Paris-I), PARIS (EdD)

Excellent teacher! C'est un professeur de premiere classe. Peter is an exceptional French tutor! He has the ability to structure a great learning environment, from young kids to very advanced students. ...

— Lucia from Carmel, NY on 10/12/11);

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