Bluegrass Community & Technical College
BIENVENUE!!! First things first, a little about myself: I am currently a student working towards a Teaching degree and specializing in French! I've been speaking, reading and writing in French since 2004, where I met my mentor and teacher who really showed me a different view on teaching as a whole and the French culture. In 2006 I took a 2 week trip to France to really absorb the culture and practice what I had been working on for the past 2 years. Needless to say, it was probably the best 2 weeks of my life! That fall, I began my studies at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky where I tested into Junior level French classes. After not being able to afford another year at 20k a semester I decided to join the Army. For the past 4 years I was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (AIRBORNE) out of Fort Campbell, KY. I was deployed twice to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom VII (2010) as well as Operation New Dawn (2011) where I was a tutor once a week for French speaking Green Berets. Now I am back in school finishing up my degree in Teaching and French!
As a non-native speaker I had to take baby steps into the world of French. My very first French teacher is my role model and influence to my approach on teaching. Students will not just "memorize" lessons but instead be active participants in reading, writing and speaking using several different methods. "Flashcards, flashcards, flashcards"-- not only are they a great review tool for sections being studied but for French studying as a whole. Flashcards will be used to ID the gender of a word (OUI, French has masculine and femanine words!) using red for fem. words and blue for masc. words. A neutral color will be used for verbs. English on one side of the card while French is on the other side, students will be expected to see the English but say the French; that way it is instilled into their minds. Translations from English to French and vice versa will also be a part of ever lesson covering any verb tenses and vocabulary learned over the past sessions, because if you don't use it you lose it! We will discover conjugations for verbs, i.e., Present, Future, Past, Conditional Tense, etc. Also the basic rules for grammar will be discussed. For those who already speak some French or are proficient in the subject requiring additional help understanding certain aspects, we can develop a teaching lesson that would best help YOU, because, after all, this is your journey; it's just my passion to help you along the way. I am willing to travel to accomodate my students. For those who do not want face to face help I will also utilize Skype to practice speaking in an informal setting where grammar and accent will be evaluated. For those wanting to use only online tutoring methods there will be lesson plans available to accomodate you! Emails will be sent out at least once a week to help practice reading and writing skills. I hope I'll be able to help you or your children in all your French needs!
Souviens, la personne qui sait deux langues en vaut deux!!
Remember, The person that knows two languages is worth two!!
**Skype sessions will be at a pre-negotiated price. No charge on time spent on emails; in other words, gratuit (free)! BIENVENUE!!! First things first, a little about myself: I am currently a student working towards a Teaching degree and specializing in French! I've been speaking, reading and writing in French since 2004, where I met my mentor and teacher who really showed me a different view on teaching as a whole and the French culture. In 2006 I took a 2 week