I am a teacher and tutor of French, and a student of francophone culture. I offer group conversation classes for non-beginners at my home in Vershire, VT throughout the academic year. I also travel to your location to tutor one on one, beginners as well as experienced learners. If you study with me, you will speak and listen to the language, spoken at a rate which you can comprehend, and we will address your needs as to grammar, reading comprehension, essay-writing, preparation for exams or for travel. I favor a conversational approach with classes conducted in French, but also realize that the freedom to ask and hear answers to questions in English helps the student learn faster and integrate their language knowledge. As a singer and performer of French "chanson" and folk repertoire, and an accordion-player, I frequently travel to Quebec province to attend concerts or dances, and to perform. I have a B.A. in French from St. Lawrence U. and L'Universite de Rouen, I am a licensed secondary French teacher in the state of Vermont who holds the "Highly Qualified Teacher" rating, and I have experience as a full-time teacher of the language. I have also coached French as part of the Rassias language institute, at Dartmouth College. My classes and tutor sessions are designed to give the student confidence and to be enjoyable as well.
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