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Vassar College, cum laude. Poughkeepsie, NY (French and Italian)
CUNY-Queens College (Master's)
Columbia University Teacher's College (Master's)
Having taught French, Italian and Spanish for over 25 years, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as a poor language student. The responsibility for the student effectively learning a second language lies in the quality of the teaching. With a cum laude degree from Vassar College (French and Italian), a Masters (in French literature) from CUNY and a Certification (in TFLYS) Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Students from Columbia University, I have transformed my passion for romance languages into a career helping students reach their language goals quickly and easily. Today we are aware of the added benefit to studying a romance language: students who excel in a Latin Based language like French, Italian or Spanish often out-perform other students on the ACT and SAT exams. a long track record of helping my students achieve higher grades and test scores for the Proficiency, Regents, SATII and AP Exams in French, Italian and Spanish. I specialize in coaching students of all ages to communicate effectively in their new language, and all this is achieved in a stress-free, enjoyable environment that challenges you to reach for higher goals and communicate in increasingly complex sentences. With my youngest students, we learn through songs, literature, crafts and games, and I use only authentic materials purchased in Europe or Latin America. I tailor your learning program to your individual goals and interests, whether personal or professional and I offer brush-ups sessions for those students planning a trip abroad and who have previous knowledge of the language, but simply want to improve and gain confidence before their trip. Whatever your language need may be, I can help you achieve your goal in a very short time! Having taught French, Italian and Spanish for over 25 years, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as a poor … Read more
An excellent lesson. Beth is very professional and is so enthusiastic. I thoroughly enjoyed her method of teaching. It's unique and very effective.
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After working with students from all over the world for the past 25 years, I find that the Direct, or Natural Method is the best way to quickly and effectively learn or improve your English. We begin with simple sentences and then gradually weave increasingly complex ideas in, in order to express ourselves in perfect English!
My philosophy for achieving excellence in French is to have each student communicate effectively and confidently in French from the very first lesson. How is this achieved? We start with simple phrases, never stressful memorization of vocabulary list, and we gradually build up the use of authentic language so you will be confidently speaking French in a matter of hours, not years!
I believe that the best way to learn Italian is through gradually building your knowledge and confidence so that you can say exactly what you want, when you want. We begin with simple phrases and then build up to more complex ones. You will be amazed how much fun it can be to learn Italian quickly and easily. In a matter of hours you will find yourself speaking in Italian effortlessly.
Spanish is all around us in New York! There has never been a better time to be a student of the Spanish language. I am an expert Spanish language coach with over 25 years' experience teaching Spanish to all ages. The unique method I have developed breaks the language down into its essential parts, and then teaches the student to express his/her own thoughts quickly, easily and without stress!