Hi! My name is Alix, I am a native French speaker from Belgium, and I would love to make you as passionate as I am about the French language.
I am a MA graduate in French language and multidisciplinary translation from the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Mons (Belgium). Since my adolescence I have had the chance to study long periods abroad, namely in Oxford (England), in Maastricht (the Netherlands), in Granada (Spain) and more recently, in Jerusalem. Besides French, I master four other languages : English, Spanish, Hebrew and Dutch. I have some basics in Russian and German and I would love to take up some Arabic!
Thanks to my four years of experience as a private French teacher and my academic background, I easily adapt to all levels, from beginners to advanced students. My teaching methods are versatile and I adjust my classes individually for every student, having in mind that different people learn in different ways. While some of my classes might be more focused on conversations/songs/every day situations, I also teach academic French for those who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of the French language (e.g. grammar, syntax, academic writing or even translation). Just tell me what best suits your preferences and goals and I will tailor our classes accordingly.
What to expect during our classes :
- Lessons adapted to your level and your objectives
- SPEAKING : a language is a living tool and must be spoken !
- Correction of your pronunciation and mistakes. Be open-minded and aware that learning a language is sometimes a long-lasting and frustrating process. The best way to learn is not being afraid of making mistakes.
- A PDF document at the end of each class including errors, pronunciation mistakes, vocabulary and grammar seen during that class.
- Exercises for you to practice between each session
In our ever-globalizing world, I do believe in the importance of mastering languages and in the incredible power it gives you. Like the saying goes: "As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being". Speaking languages enables you to better connect with people, broaden your horizons, enrich you intellectually, and significantly enhance your professional career. A language is a powerful tool that, once acquired, nobody can take away from you.
It's never too late to learn a language, so let's get started! Send me a message outlining your current level and your objectives, and book a trial lesson with me! I would be super happy to embark on an exciting French journey with you.