I am a German and French native speaker from Switzerland with the Texas Educator certifications for German, French and Latin. I am member of ACTFL (American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages), AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) and DGC (Dallas Goethe Center).
My teaching method includes multilingual and multicultural perspectives (for example 'speech acts') that are essential for today's global marketplace. I teach foreign language skills by keeping the student visually engaged and verbally interactive in a fun and relaxed learning environment. Having worked with newcomers with the LI program gave me a great experience and an excellent tool for teaching any second language learner. Also important is - with the presence of online resources - the promotion of independent study skills and the confidence in the own learning style.
Before I started my studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, I was admitted to the School of Applied Arts of Zurich. The curriculum for the Master's Degree included Math, Algebra and Calculus, Science and Latin certification (KMK Latinum), with majors in Italian language and literature, Art history and minor in History of French language. I wrote my thesis about the Self Representations of the Leaders and Advisors of the Italian Renaissance and their educational programs, that were based on the Antique sources and knowledge. During my studies, I taught French, Italian and Art at the Public High school in Switzerland and French at the Public High school in America. I home-schooled my two children through Elementary School since I wanted them to learn several languages at early age. I formed a parent group teaching German and Art classes.
I teach at the School District, but I also enjoy one-on-one tutoring German, French, Italian, Latin and other core subjects at Preschool, Elementary, Junior High and High school level.
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