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Bonjour! Thank you for visiting my website and your interest in learning French with me. I am passionate about languages and teaching. I have eight years experience working in schools, on both the administrative and teaching sides. I have lived in London, Seoul and now Cambridge. I have travelled extensively in Europe but also Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. I speak French and English fluently, Spanish at an intermediate level and I also know some Korean.
I want my students to enjoy the process of learning a language as it can be quite challenging but very rewarding. Consistency, repetition and communication are the keys to learning a language successfully - alors, êtes-vous prêt?
September 2019 - Now
FREELANCE FRENCH TEACHER - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Teaching adult groups and adult individuals. Use of Totem, Edito, Cosmopolite and Alter Ego methods with a communicative and task-based learning approach. Lessons are tailored to students' needs for a better learning experience. Very good command of IWB. All levels taught. I have worked with well-known schools such as Alliance Française de Cambridge and Cactus Languages.
January 2019 - March 2020
ACCOMMODATION COORDINATOR - STUDIO CAMBRIDGE
Select and visit Host Families to ensure sufficient supply for all seasonal requirements. Ensure all Host Families meet the minimum requirements for the students allocated to them. Regularly inspect Host Families according to the British Council or company regulations. Keeping student and host family records up-to-date.
July 2017 - June 2018
FRENCH TEACHER - ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE SEOUL
Teaching adult groups on a once/twice a week or intensive basis. Use of Edito / Le Nouvel Edito method with a communicative and task-based learning approach. Lessons are taught exclusively in French for a better learning experience. I have lead "Atelier" programmes in writing and speaking in French and also TV5 Monde courses. Levels taught : A1 to B2.
January 2016 - April 2017 + November - December 2019
FRENCH TEACHER - ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE LONDON
Teaching adult groups on a once/twice a week or intensive basis. Use of Alter Ego + method with a communicative and task-based learning approach. Lessons are taught exclusively in French for a better learning experience. Bespoke tuition with students of all ages and levels, specialised in exam preparation (GCSE, IB, A levels). Very good command of IWB. Levels taught : A1 to C1.
January 2015 - January 2016
FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES COORDINATOR AND FRENCH TEACHER - UIC LANGUAGES
Administration of all 12 languages offered by UIC Languages school (part of UIC London): dealing with enquiries and customers satisfaction, processing bookings, level assessments, classroom management, timetabling and liaising with the teaching staff on courses and administration. Training in staff recruitment/management and conducting interviews with prospective teachers. UIC offered courses in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian and English.
January 2013 - December 2014
STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER - UIC LONDON
Counsel and advice students and prospective students on such matters as admissions, financial situation, academic requirements and other campus activities. Check students' attendance to courses, regulations on VISA students and prepare their end of course certification. Provide report on individual situation of students and work closely with the admission team for the welfare of students and agencies. Plan and manage registration process for students, develop written materials, policies and procedures in coordination with Principal or Director of studies. Develop and maintain computer database for administrative reports.
October 2012 - May 2013
FRENCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANT - CHISWICK SCHOOL
Working one-to-one or with small groups of pupils, support learning more generally, either by ‘floating’ and acting as additional support during class activities or by working with specific groups of pupils. Supporting pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities, supporting pupils with English as a second language. Preparing the classroom for lessons, tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order. creating displays of pupils’ work and helping on school outings or at school events. I created an AS-level revision booklet during my year at Chiswick with all the themes the students need to know for their spoken exam.
2020 - 2022
MASTER OF EDUCATION - DIGITAL LEARNING MANAGEMENT - UNIVERSITÉ DE LILLE, FRANCE
2012 - 2014
MASTER OF EDUCATION - TEACHING FRENCH AS A FOREIGN OR SECOND LANGUAGE - UNIVERSITÉ D'ARTOIS, FRANCE
1st class degree (mention bien) in French linguistics, didactics and teaching for schools and businesses. The subject of this MA course is to teach French as a second or foreign language all around the world to different types of students (children, teenagers, professional, adults...) with specific goals or to specific learners. Masters thesis: The importance of teaching culture in teaching a foreign language. Pass with distinction.
TESOL CERTIFICATE - LONDON
British Council accredited TEFL/TESOL course consisting of 130 contact hours with tutors. Contact time incorporated trainee-tutor group input sessions looking at different skills and techniques needed for teaching English, managing different class age- groups and ability levels as well as observations of already qualified, full time teaching staff within the school.
Tutors and fellow trainees also observed and provided feedback for 6 hours of teaching practice over the duration of the course.
2008 - 2012
MASTER OF EDUCATION - ENGLISH STUDIES WITH TEACHING SPECIALITY - UNIVERSITÉ DE TOURS, FRANCE
Maitrise (4-year master's degree/BA Hons) in teaching English as a Foreign Language. This degree aims at a full understanding of the English speaking world, language and culture with the objective of teaching all the aspects of the English speaking world. Year 4 was to develop our teaching methods with training experience teaching English in French secondary schools at different levels, from year 7 to AS levels. It prepares to the French National Exam to become a qualified teacher (CAPES)