I am Chantal, a native French speaker. I also speak English fluently, and I have some knowledge of Spanish. I have been a Certified Secondary School Teacher for 20+ years, and I am still just as passionate about teaching!
Together, we will practice the four skills of language learning: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. For having learned two languages myself, I understand how intimidating language classes can sometimes be. That’s why I craft your lessons according to your needs. You will be able to hold a conversation in French in no time. Yes, you can express big ideas with small words, even as an absolute beginner!
I generally provide the material and tools you need, but I am opened to any suggestions you may have in terms of material or topics you are most interested in.
On a more personal note, I love reading, traveling and discovering new cultures, craft booking, collecting vintage postcards… among many other things. My motto is: "Be kind".
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better. I look forward to seeing you in class.
• Conduct French language classes • Follow MYP and IB curriculum guidelines to provide classroom instruction through team, departmental, and independent planning. • Maintain interdisciplinary focus while applying innovative learning strategies.
2009 - 2014
French Teacher - Adult Classes
Alliance Française Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Adult Classes: • Classroom management. • Attending and contributing to training sessions. • Promoting French language and culture.
1992 - 2009
Certified Secondary School English Teacher
Lycee F. Couperin, Fontainebleau ; Collège International, Fontaiinebleau ; Collège Rimbaud, Nemours ; Collège Sisley, Moret/Loing - Seine & Marne, France
• Improved classroom learning by integrating new technology and instructional resources. • Established clear lesson plan objectives and competencies. • Worked with program coordinators to ensure attainment of goals. • Fostered and maintained a positive learning environment.
1999 - 2009
Head of World Languages Department
Arthur Rimbaud and Alfred Sisley Secondary Schools - Seine & Marne, France
• Communicated and worked closely with teacher groups to set and achieve educational goals. • Assisted and motivated teachers to hone their leadership skills. • Developed and monitored effectiveness of new pedagogical methods. • Introduced teaching strategies to assist impaired students in regular classes. • Invested in continual professional training and development activities.
2004 - 2009
Educational Trainer & Counselor
French Board of National Education - Paris, France
Provided guidance and support to student teachers during their year of National Certification.