Courtney

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English
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Speaks

English
Native
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French
C1
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Italian
A2

About Me

Hello! Bonjour! Ciao! My name is Courtney and I'm from the United States. The study of language and culture has always been my passion! My primary objective as a teacher is to provide internal and external motivation to my students through cultural awareness, functional learning, and meaningful interaction with native speakers (in this case, ME!). I want to inspire students to use what they learn in class beyond their interactions in the classroom and to help them make connections with their own lives. Through these endeavors I believe that students not only grasp grammatical and syntactical concepts, but also draw a link between the importance of content and its direct application to functioning and succeeding on multiple levels within the community and beyond!
A little about me:
I am a certified teacher of French and English as a Second Language in the United States. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky in French Studies, a Master of Arts in Teaching World Languages, a graduate certificate to teach French and English as a Second Language, and a post-Masters degree as Education Specialist (Ed.S.) from Northern Kentucky University. I have been teaching language for 10 years, but I also have experience working in translation for an international market forecasting company. I have lived abroad in France, where I taught English to high school students, and also in Italy and England. I speak French at an advanced level as well as Italian at an Upper Beginner level.
I hope to meet you soon and to help you create and succeed in your language goals!


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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
IELTS
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2014 - 2016
Ed.S. Education Specialist
Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, Kentucky
Leadership and Curriculum
2007 - 2008
M.A. Teaching World Languages
University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky
Focus in ESL and French
1999 - 2003
B.A. French Studies
University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Certifications

2014
Teacher of English as a Second Language
Georgetown College - Georgetown, Kentucky
2008
Teacher of French
University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky