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Born in France, I am a French native speaker.
I studied American and English literatures and civilisations in Great Britain, and completed my Master's degree in 1985.
I moved to Germany in 1988 and lived there until 2006 when my husband's career took us to China, where we spent four years before we moved to Houston in 2010.
I am well-traveled, very open-minded, have extremely good communication skills, and almost 30 years of teaching experience with all kinds of students, of all ages, nationalities and levels.
I worked as a French assistant for several secondary schools in Ireland (1983/1984) and Scotland (1985/1986) and at Newcastle Polytechnic in England (1987/1988). Between each assessment, I worked on several short-term contracts as an English teacher in different schools and companies in France.
In Germany, I worked for various language institutes and companies as a freelance language trainer (French and English) and translator.
At the same time I also worked as a commercial agent for language schools in France and England.
In Shanghai, I first worked as a French tutor for the "Deutsche Schule Shanghai" then as a self-employed language trainer (English and French) for adults and school children.
I also continued translating for German customers.
I have now resumed my activity as a language trainer for teenagers and adults in Houston.
French is my maternal language. My English and German are fluent.
I also speak Spanish and Mandarin Chinese on a basic level, and understand Italian and Danish.
My main interests are communication in general (languages, art and music), cookery and wine, history and sports.
I have taught EFL (English as a foreign language) for 30 years to students of all ages, nationalities and levels in Europe and China.
I have trained groups and individuals in everyday and business situations in companies, schools and various language institutes .
Excellent French tutor. — After an initial evaluation of my knowledge of French and my goals, Christine organized a plan for me. Over a 3 month period, I have greatly increased my ability to speak and understand the language. I could never reach this level using packaged learning programs. As a native of France, she has been able to explain the culture, history of the language, as well as help me focus on what is importa ...
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