Letter to the editor of the Statesman concerning online teaching (of French)

The following link is a letter that I wrote to the editor of the Statesman concerning online teaching (of French). It was published this morning in the Statesman which is a major national newspaper in India. I talk here about my teaching experience at Verbling among others :
https://epaper.thestatesman.com/2624004/Kolkata-The-Statesman/07TH-APRIL-2020#page/6/1

April 28, 2020
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Hello, My name is Animesh Rai. My classes are more student-centred than teacher-centred where I believe that the tutor's role is to serve more as a coach than as a pedagogue. I try as much as possible to extract and elicit responses from the student rather than readily give them all away. My student is thus more of an active learner than a passive recipient of knowledge. So if you want to be in control, please take my class. I am originally Indian and my native language is Hindi. I was born in Morocco and lived and studied in Laos, France, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States and India. I lived in Paris between the ages of eight and twelve and hence acquired my fluency in French there. I obtained a doctorate in French Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York under the guidance of the Martinican writer and leading theorist of creolization, Édouard Glissant. I have taught French language and literature in colleges a...
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Hello, My name is Animesh Rai. My classes are more student-centred than teacher-centred where I believe that the tutor's role is to serve more as a coach than as a pedagogue. I try as much as possible to extract and elicit responses from the student rather than readily give them all away. My student is thus more of an active learner than a passive recipient of knowledge. So if you want to be in control, please take my class. I am originally Indian and my native language is Hindi. I was born in Morocco and lived and studied in Laos, France, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United States and India. I lived in Paris between the ages of eight and twelve and hence acquired my fluency in French there. I obtained a doctorate in French Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York under the guidance of the Martinican writer and leading theorist of creolization, Édouard Glissant. I have taught French language and literature in colleges a...
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