In France (French litteraure)
Emory university (Atlanta) (PhD)
certified teacher of French (French diploma) (Other)
A former actress trained in theater in France, I changed career in my late twenties and became a certified teacher in French, in France. I taught for 7 years in all kind of schools: middle schools, high schools and private business schools. When I moved to Atlanta in 1993, I became trained in teaching French to foreign speakers during my years at Emory University, where I also got my PH.D. I then taught undergraduate and graduate students at Emory University (for 5 years). That was part of my training. I then became the director of the French studies Department at University in Atlanta, where I taught for 4 years. I was also in charge of the introduction of new technologies in the curriculum, and a pioneer in that field. I changed job again in 2009, when I moved to New Jersey and dedicated my time on research. Since then, I have given talks on Salvador Dali (my area of expertise) in American and European museums, organized 3 exhibitions on Dali, 2 international colloquiums, and also became an art critic for a French magazine. I also published completed 3 books on Dali. This give me an incredible experience from which art student can fully benefit.
During all this time, I never severed my ties with students. I love teaching and enjoy seeing the acquisition of a new language, its progress, the more confidence a person gets and how it basically changes people. I've helped people made tremendous progress with immediate results: improvement of grades, and less anxiety at the idea of traveling in francophone countries. My method is simple: a conversation which I transcribed entirely, in order to put emphasis or essential grammatical points. In these notes that I email to my students, I direct them to some online quizzes, according to their needs and wishes. I also take full advantage of the internet, and would consider tutoring online. A former actress trained in theater in France, I changed career in my late twenties and became a certified teacher in French, in France. I taught for 7 years in all kind of schools: middle schools, high schools and private business schools. When I moved to Atlanta in 1993, I became trained in teaching French to foreign speakers during my years at
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French native speaker
French certified teacher
PH. D. in French literature (Emory university)
Former coordinator of French Studies at Clark Atlanta University
Currently art critic for the French magazine Art Press