Bonjour ! I'm a native professional teacher of French. I have 23 years experience in different countries (France, Syria, Romania, Japan) with students of all ages, nationalities and needs. I can teach general language or specialized, pronunciation.
I studied at Stendhal University in Grenoble where I graduated in French as a foreign language in 1998 after a one year long internship in Syria. Then I taught French a year in military academies in Romania during my military duty. After a one-year world cycling tour with a friend, I worked in Grenoble: Alliance francaise of Grenoble and Lyon, Business School (GEM), in companies (Hp, Becton Dickinson, Caterpillar), CUEF (language school of Stendhal university), for Associations to fight against illiteracy. Finally, I left for Kyushu in Japan where I have lived for three years. There I teach in a private school and at university.
On Verbling, I specialize in preparing students for exams. I have been a member of numerous exam juries, I have written mock exams, and I’ve facilitated workshops preparing candidates for tests such as the DELF, the DALF, the TEF, the TCF, and so on. I can also help with everything connected to job searches. For instance, in business schools I have helped students write cover letters and CVs, and I have prepared them for interviews, as a result of which they have succeeded in getting jobs or internships. More generally, I am particularly interested in written expression. For example, for the DELF and DALF exams, it is sometimes necessary to work on phonetics in order to correct mistakes relating to the different sounds and spellings of French. I have also participated in and led creative writing workshops.
As well as tailoring my classes to the needs of my individual students, I try to make them as enjoyable as possible by using a range of written, visual and audio materials. It’s possible to have fun, even when preparing for an exam!