Hi, I'm Paul A., I teach French, Spanish, ESL and Art. I taught languages for 4 years at Berlitz, 1 year at ABC Language Exchange and about 12 years privately. I'm a native speaker in French Spanish and English and a professional classical artist/painter. I was born in Paris, lived in Spain and Costa Rica and both married and a proud father of two trilingual girls. My aim is to help and encourage people to communicate in the new language they are learning by combining discipline and fun in the process.
As a language teacher: my method to teach languages is to explain and practice basic structures until the student is able to use simple present, simple past and future tenses. Once this is achieved we move on to just using the target language. For intermediate and advanced levels: 100% use of target language using reading comprehension and conversation plus written grammar explanations when needed and short dictations for spelling. In case the student needs tutoring for a specific purpose like an exam or a presentation I can adapt my method.
As an art teacher: my method to teach art is first to focus on drawing and art history before moving on to using color (oil or acrylic), this because no good painting can be achieved without the knowledge of drawing and style.
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