I am a holder of current certificate to teach French in Texas public schools (EC-12) and have extensive teaching and tutoring experience. During my teaching career, I have taught French to school-age students (10-18 years old), achieving significant improvement in their knowledge. I have taught ESL to advertising professionals, politicians and medical professionals in Ukraine. For conversational classes, I use communicative approach, so that my students will be able to effectively interact (speak, understand others).
We also practice grammar, necessary for correct conversation, but without overburdening students with rare grammar structures. If business level proficiency is required, I choose topics important for everyday successful business practice depending on the industry (for instance Brands for Advertising, Insurance Underwriting for Insurance, Booking and Reservation for Travel Industry, etc.) and we focus on those. Listening comprehension is also a vital part to understanding any language, so I provide my students with ample opportunities to listen to foreign texts, conversations, presentations, and help them with strategies to enhance their understanding. My strong point is positive fun atmosphere which I maintain during my classes.
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