Hello! Through my two years of teaching English
to students of every level in France, I have the experience and credentials necessary to effectively communicate the necessary concepts of the English language
to foreign learners of all different backgrounds. While in France I taught university students as a TA for the "University of Lorraine" in the city of Nancy, France. I also taught beginning adult learners for a non-profit organization
known as "Famille et Loisirs". Lastly, I gained experience giving private lessons to beginning-intermediary level children aged 6-9 in the city of Nancy as well. I taught not only French
students, but students from Morrocco, Algeria, Azerbaidjan, China, and Mexico just to name a few.
I am a strong believer in as much of an immersive approach to the English language as possible. I like to stress memorization through the association of words and images similar to the approach taken by "Rosetta Stone". I also stress memorization of grammar
concepts through the repetition of sentences. These things I believe have the power to fully let vocab and grammar sink in once a detailed explanation of the rules has been given. For, rules are always nothing but abstractions until they are put into context. However, I am aware of the need for older learners to have more explanation in regards to grammar concepts they may find perplexing. I am very much familiar with this through my experience in teaching older adults in the city of Pompey, France for "Famille et Loisirs" and am fully prepared to adress this need.
Whatever your needs be in English, be they working on an essay
paper, trying to communicate better with natives, improving your reading
skills, or just general knnowledge, I have the methodological adaptability to serve you. Please let me know if I could have the pleasure of doing so!
In regards to French, I was not only a teacher of English there in the city of Nancy but also a student as well in Montpellier. While there all of my classes were in French with French students, and most of my friends were as well. Therefore, I have three years under my belt living in France as a student and as a working adult associating mainly with French people and foreigners who speak French. In addition to this, I also received my bachelor's degree from Ball State in French with a GPA of 3.8 My hard work and practical experience in the language has given me complete fluency in reading, writing
, speaking, and listening and the ability to assist you with whatever needs/preferences you may have.
Be it practical French for getting around on a vacation, learning how to read news articles, trying to understand conversations between French people, or learning how to express yourself, I can definitely set you in the right direction to satisfactorily meet your goals. Please let me know if I can have the opportunity of engaging in an educational interaction with you for your French language prospects. Look forward to hearing from you!