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Virginie Pagani

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About Me

Hi there!
My name is Virginie and I’m a native French speaker from Belgium. I'm also an experienced French and Computer Teacher.
I started my teaching career in Belgium almost 15 years ago. At that time I was working in a multicultural environment as a computer teacher. I was helping jobless people to apply online for jobs. A lot of them where immigrants and couldn’t speak French so I started to use new technologies to assist them with the language. Often, I had to improvise activities through computer to help them with their French.My delight for teaching French as a foreign language was born.
In 2013 I realised my bigger dream: travelling and working across Australia. My first job over there was Language teacher assistant in a private school. I just loved that first experience of teaching my native language to young adults. Sharing more than just words: I liked to share an entire culture.

After more than a year around the country, I finally settled in Queensland and started working at Lingua Franca a small private French school in Brisbane where I taught French as a foreign language to adults in group and private lessons. I also run DELF training programs to prepare student for special exams. It was a rewarding experience with which I have learnt to be familiar with the Australian public.
After that useful experience I was skilled to work in a more formal institute and I started teaching for the Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast.
When I moved back home in Belgium in 2017 my Australian students wanted to keep learning with me. So I combined my two careers and started teaching online.
Now I’m about to realise my second dream: teaching online as I’m travelling the world....

Whether online or on face to face, I enjoy teaching in a relax atmosphere without stress or pressure. This is the way I myself learn and it’s the way I found the most effective with my students.
I like to spend the first lesson talking about what you enjoy in life, what are your passions, how you learn and why you want to learn French. Starting from there, I usually create my own tools and exercises that will suit you the most. But if you would rather use a standard method, we could work with different books depending to your needs.
In any case, the content can easily differ according to the desire and the objectives of each learner.

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2002 - 2005
Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Writing
Liege Province College of Higher Education - Liège - Belgium
Social & Multimedia Writing

briefcaseWork Experience

2016 - 2017
French Teacher
Alliance Française of the Sunshine Coast - Australia
Teaching French to adults in small groups from the absolute beginner to the most advanced learner
2014 - 2016
French Tutor
Lingua Franca - Brisbane - Australia
Teach individual French as a foreign language to adults in group and private lessons - Provide tutoring for young people and adults from Absolute Beginners to Advanced grade including conversation classes - DELF training programs: prepare people for special exams
2013 - 2014
French Language Assistant
Perth College - Perth- Australia
Assisted teachers in the classroom, conducted small group oral classes, created new teaching materials, organized activities


2018 - 2018
Participation certificate at the Rencontre FLE 2018
Institut Français de Barcelone - Barcelone
Training program
2017 - 2017
Participation certificate at the Rencontre FLE 2017
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Madrid
Training program
2005 - 2006
Certificate for teaching at higher education level
Continuing Education Training Institute - Liège - Belgium
The professional diploma in French as a Foreign Language