Moray House College of Education, U.K
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE Antananarivo-MADAGASCAR (Master's)
My name is Eulalie. I am a native French speaker and have extensive experience tutoring /teaching both French and English to students of all ages - hence those dozens of 5-Star WYZANT ratings from verified clients. In 2014, I passed the French Language and Culture ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Writing and Speaking tests - with SUPERIOR (highest) and ADVANCED HIGH ratings.
I hold a graduate-level certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language from Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh, UK - and a B.A.Ed in English Language from a 5-year course of studies at "Ecole Normale Supérieure" in Antananarivo-Madagascar. In addition, I received a TESOL Certificate (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) through a certification program provided by the TESOL Institute through 2013. All three courses of studies delved into key areas of language teaching, including Second Language Acquisition, assessment principles and methods of teaching reading, speaking, writing, listening, grammar and conversation skills.
Even if my major at the Teacher-training College was English Language Teaching and French was only a minor, I am a native French speaker as Madagascar - the country where I was born and grew up - used to be a French colony. The "langue de Molière" was the medium of instruction from 1st grade to college and on top of this, my family and I were living in a community of French and French-speaking expatriates. I have made frequent visits to France where two of my siblings have been living for decades - and have studied International Relations in French and in English abroad, namely at the Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales - also known as the Graduate School of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. I hold certificates in Business from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts and the Judge Business School in Cambridge-UK.
I learned about major approaches and trends in language teaching but based on personal experience, I usually adopt an eclectic approach tailored to meet the specific needs of each learner. In addition, the ability to reach across cultures enables me to comfortably interact with diverse people. As a matter of fact, I have lived/studied in/visited a large number of countries over four continents and collaborated with people from various countries and cultural/linguistic backgrounds for years.
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My name is Eulalie. I am a native French speaker and have extensive experience tutoring /teaching both French and English to students of all ages - hence those dozens of 5-Star WYZANT ratings from verified clients. In 2014, I passed the French Language and Culture ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
Eulalie has been quite useful in helping me practice my French during the month before my long trip to Paris. She works with me at the appropriate level, and she has been both patient and persistent in correcting my errors of speech. Some times she brings written material to support the lesson, and often she has good ideas, such as using the kids books in French in the Rockville library. Her soft manner helped reduce my nervousness, especially during the first lesson.
I truly appreciate this kind feedback. Actually, I happen to really love French and have been tutoring/teaching it for decades. Thanks to that extensive experience, I have learned to develop customized teaching styles depending on the needs and personality of the learner. For example, I enjoy working with people like Bobby because they are eager to learn and know what kind of input they need to help reach their target language goals. I also love teaching kids a lot. This job helps me continue to grow both as an instructor and a person.
Our children love Eulalie! She is patient, kind, and has them enjoying their weekly lessons. After meeting with her our youngest often brags about what she learned. Thank you! We are truly grateful.
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