French Teachers profile
Most of our French teachers have been working for Learn French at Home for at least 3 years. All of them are French native speakers who have gained a higher degree of education and/or a teaching degree.
Equally as important, they are patient, good listeners and work hard at personalising their lesson plans to the student's objectives and pace of learning. In addition, their kind personality, sense of humour, and flexibility create a true positive learning environment. Since all of them have gone through the personal experience of acquiring at least one foreign language (they are all proficient in English); they truly understand the learning process needed in order to achieve the language goals.
Most of our teachers are located in France or in Switzerland which will add a cultural aspect to the French lesson. We work as a team, we share our teaching ideas and we have access to the same teaching material.
Bonjour à tous !
You want to learn or improve your French? Let's share this adventure together! My name is Laure and I was born near Paris. I earned my Masters in French as a foreign language at the Sorbonne University. I started by giving French lessons in different schools, associations and at universities. I've been teaching French for 9 years and it's a passion for me! Communicating my knowledge about the French language, learning about the different cultures around the world but mainly meeting new people is very enriching. I enjoy travelling but I didn't resist to the South of France's sun and sea! So, this is where I decided to settle. I was attracted by the flexibility and the spontaneity of teaching online which gives me the opportunity to improve my teaching. I would be happy to help you with your French through fun, motivating and enthusiastic lessons while adapting to your pace and your needs. A bientôt !
My name is Marido. I am orginally from Lille in the North of France but I now live in Lausanne in Switzerland. I studied history and literature from the English spoken world at university and I also have my Masters in teaching French as a foreign language. I taught French in different places such as France, Chile and Palestine. I love teaching French and I also love to learn languages myself. I think it is great to discover new languages and cultures and it makes me aware of the challenges my students may face. I am very patient, flexible and open-minded. I always adapt the content of my teaching according to the student to answer as well as possible to his/her needs and expectations. À bientôt !
Bonjour, My name is Delphine. I'm a native French speaker originally from the south of France. I have also lived in Toulouse where I studied English Literature. Then I moved to Dublin (Ireland) where I gave my first french lessons. After this experience, I decided to specialize as a French teacher for those who are new to the language. I moved to Paris, started my degree and graduated in French Modern Literature and FLE (for French as a second language) at Paris 7 Denis Diderot University. I enjoy sharing my language and my culture with my students and teaching online allows for a more dynamic and flexible approach.
I gave classes in Ireland (Dublin) and in France (Paris) to students with different language capabilities (children, teenagers and adults) and different nationalities (Irish, English, Spanish, German, Belgium , Italian, Chinese and American). So, I look forward to teaching you French!
Bonjour ! My name is Carine and I am a French native. I was born near Grenoble but moved to Canada at a very young age. Living in Ontario allowed me to be immersed in the English language as well as to continue my studies in French. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a French Bachelor, I started teaching to adults and teenagers. The twenty-one years spent in Canada were marvelous but there's nothing like home. So I am back in France , enjoying my roots! I am fortunate to be able to teach here and I enjoy meeting with each student every week. A teaching experience is just as rewarding for teachers as for students. Hope to meet you soon!
Bonjour, my name is Anne and I would like to help you reach your goals in French language, and culture in a comfortable and fun atmosphere.
I was born at the Reunion Island near Madagascar, then I moved to Provence in the south of France when I was a teenager. I have travelled extensively and therefore I know what it is to learn a new language. So far I have been fortunate enough to have lived and worked in the USA, Japan, Spain, France and many other places simply because I just can’t get enough of the variety the world has to offer!
I really hope that you are ready to share your culture with me in a new language, French. I have been teaching for over seven years now and I’m happy to go to work everyday because I know I’m going to meet amazing people and create lifelong memories.
I have two Masters Degrees specializing in education : one in English as a Second Language (ESL), the other in Language sciences dedicated to teaching French for foreigners (FLE). This curriculum specializes in designing teaching material as well as it focuses on foreign languages didactics.
I put to use a wide range of instructing skills since I teach French and English to all ages and all levels. I also work on specific objectives as I have extensive experience teaching within companies wanting to improve their business relationships with French and English speaking countries. Moreover, I commonly teach classes preparing students for exams such as the DELF, DALF, and Cambridge programs. Therefore, I have learned to work with various methods and according to very specific demands.
Along with teaching languages, I was a snowboard instructor for four years (three seasons in Breckenridge, Colorado, then one season in Japan). This taught me how to adjust to any type of learning situation and how to react to a demanding and heterogenous public.
So whether you’re a novice or an advanced speaker, I offer lessons for every skill level to build a sense of passion for French and France!
Ensemble, commençons l’exploration!
Bonjour! My name is Elodie. I was born in France, in a small village in Provence and spent most of my childhood there. My father being Spanish and my mother half-Italian, I grew up developing a special interest for languages and cultures. I later studied English and French at university and once I had my bachelor degree moved to England. There, I had the opportunity to experience the challenges of living in a foreign country and taught my first FSL (French as a second language) lessons. When I came back 18 months later, I decided to go back to university and improve my language and teaching skills.
I have now been teaching for a number of years and am always thrilled at the idea of sharing my native language and culture. I love it as much as I love discovering new ones! As I always strive to learn more about the world and others, I have lived in various countries including German-speaking Switzerland, the United States, Wales and now the Netherlands! These experiences allow me to know how challenging it might be to learn a new language, and to relate to my students.
I also know how interesting and mind opening it can be!
I really enjoy online teaching as it gives both the teacher and the student a great flexibility and focuses on individual needs and objectives. My purpose when teaching is to develop confidence and interest. I am convinced that there is no greater motivation than passion!
my name is Celine Anthonioz and I am a French native. I was born in Lyon and I studied in France, Switzerland and the United States where I earned my high school and university diplomas. I grew up learning 2 languages and I have been teaching for the past 8 years to different age
groups and nationalities. Learning a language is an ongoing challenge and I enjoy working continuously on improving the effectiveness of my language teaching skills. Through experience, I have come to the conclusion that personalized lessons are essential in achieving significant results, as they provide the elements and confidence needed in order to progress. To me, this is the key to language learning success. In addition, the lessons should be taught in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere where positive reinforcement is constantly used.
I am completely bilingual and bicultural which gives me the advantage of being able to communicate fully with the student in either language. Having been through it myself, I understand the process, as well as the frustrations, of learning another language. Teaching is for me much more than a profession: it's a passion, and I will never stop searching for the most positive and effective ways to bring results and confidence to my students.
Bonjour à toutes et tous! My name is Florence. I was born and I grew up in Marseille, in the south of France. I studied in Aix-en-Provence, a lovely town near Marseille, where I completed a Master's Degree in FLE (teaching French as a foreign language). After my studies in Aix, I decided to move to England to take a PGCE and I started to work as a French teacher in a secondary school in Essex where I had a fantastic time! Living in a different country enabled me to experience the challenges language learners have to face in order to become more fluent. I am now back in sunny Marseille and eager to share with you my passion for my native language and culture!
Bonjour, my name is Thierry!
I am a French native speaker and I was born in Paris; I spent most of my childhood in the city of lights. I used to live in England, Canada, and in many different parts of France (many years close to the Swiss border). I am now living in Moorea (French Polynesia) to improve my knowledge about different French cultures and to convey it to my students.
To practice or learn the French language and culture, I will help you in the best possible and comfortable way for you, at your pace and with great pleasure. To be efficient it must be serious but fun as well. From my experience, I know exactly what it takes to learn a foreign language and to start a new life in a foreign country with its benefits and drawbacks.
I look forward in helping you to succeed in this new challenge. I enjoy very much teaching ‘one on one' lessons, giving full attention to one person at a time generates some incredible successful and quick results, I look forward meeting you soon.
Hi ! My name is Laure. I was born and I grew up in Avignon, in Provence. I studied French Literature in Montpellier and I have a Master in teaching French as a foreign language. After living in Spain and in Serbia, I choose to come back in the sunny south of France where I still teach French. But now, I’m doing this for those who are travelling!
I’m patient and I can adapt my courses for students of different ages, levels and nationalities.
It’s a real pleasure for me to share my native language and my culture and I will help you to learn more about French language in a comfortable and funny way. Hope to meet you soon online ! A bientôt !
Bonjour! My name is Aline and I was born and currently live in the north of France, Dunkerque for those who know this city! I started my professional carrier as a journalist but my curiosity pushed me to travel and discover the world. I went to India where I settled down for around two years. There, I taught French to Indian and Tibetan people in the Himalaya area. I loved that first experience but I also thought that I needed to gain some more knowledge about teaching. Therefore, I registered to the University of Rouen to get the Certificate of professional ability to learn French as a foreign language. I will be very happy to help you discover our language and our culture. I will truly do my best to help you to achieve your goals. Let's enjoy learning French and improve it.
Bonjour, my name is Aurélie. I am a French native speaker and I was born in Paris. After 23 years in the area, I wanted to travel and live abroad (UK, Canada...). Then, I decided to go back to France in order to gain a better knowledge of my country and therefore, I lived in different places (Brittany, French/Swiss border...). Recently, shared between the will to offer a different life to my kids and also to keep discovering the French culture, I decided to go to the Dom-Tom (French overseas administrative departments and territories) and so I am living now in Moorea, French Polynesia (near Tahiti, Bora Bora…).
I have been teaching French & English for 15 years, to kids (from 3 years old), teenagers, housewives, businessmen/businesswomen & retired people, all levels (from beginners to conversation lessons), in so many different contexts (in private & public schools, at home, at the office, in restaurants/tea-rooms, Skype…) and for numerous nationalities (Scottish, English, American, Spanish, German, Belgium, Dutch, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Hungarian, Turk, Austrian…).
Always ready to start a new adventure with a student who would like to learn or improve one's French. Do not hesitate in explaining to me your needs & goals and I will adapt my lessons with great pleasure in order to improve your speaking & writing French quickly, while adding the cultural sides & any help you need (administrative…) to facilitate your integration (if you are living in a French speaking country) & last, but not least, to develop your self-confidence when you speak French.
Hello, my name is Audrey. I was born in Valence, a small city in the south east of France but now I live in Montpellier which is much more dynamic. I studied English at the university but also French as a foreign language. I have been teaching for 5 years now in many schools and associations. I really enjoy teaching because I think that sharing is the essence of communication. It also gives me the opportunity to learn about the different cultures around the world.
I'm constantly trying to improve my teaching skills in order to satisfy the needs of my students. Internet is a very useful tool to experience new methods. I hope you enjoy learning as much as I enjoy teaching !
My name is Anastasia and I was born in Perpignan, in the South of France.
I currently live in Canada on Vancouver Island where I teach French in a "French immersion camp" for Children. I really appreciate to share my culture and learn from others.
I started to teach French in Sweden and I decided to devote myself fully. When I began to travel, I realized that I still had flaws in English even though I studied it for 10 years at school in France. It is from this realization that I decided to teach French in the same way that I would like to learn English. My goal is to become the teacher I would have liked to have in English.
Bonjour, My name is Virginie and I was born in Narbonne, a town in the south of France. I moved to Montpellier to study french linguistic and teaching methodology. I'm still living here nowadays because I can't do without the sun and the sea. I love travelling and discovering new cultures. I have been teaching French for 7 years in different schools. I enjoy very much helping others learn French! I am dynamic, patient and fun. I think communication is the most important aspect in teaching a language. For this reason, I organise interesting and fun lessons and I can adapt them to the student's needs. I'm looking forward to meeting you as soon as possible.
Bonjour, my name is Mickael and I was born in Dieppe. I am a native of France and I am passionate about travelling and discovering new cultures. This passion led to my immigration to Canada in 1998 when I was 23. I lived in Ottawa, Ontario for 3 years, studying psychology at Ottawa University while also working in Hull, Québec. In 2001, I completed my Canadian teaching degree and became a Canadian citizen. I moved to London, Ontario where I started my teaching career in a francophone school. One year later, I moved to Kelowna, British Columbia and still reside there. I taught at l’Anse au Sable, the only Francophone School in Kelowna, for one year. Later I accepted a permanent position with school district 23, teaching French Immersion and Core French to grade 4,5,6 students. I’ve taught in French Immersion since 2003. This work is an amazing opportunity to work with Francophone teachers across Canada and USA. Along with teaching in the public school system, I also have been tutoring groups and individual students ranging from 5 years old to 70 years old. Occasionally, I teach the beginner, intermediate and advanced adult French classes at the Kelowna French Cultural Centre.
I am passionate about sharing my culture, I started a French network in the year 2011 in Kelowna called FrancPartage, where adults, Francophone and English, who are able to speak French fluently, meet, socialize and share French resources. I personally experienced the process and challenges of learning a second language, English, when I moved to Canada. I learned to adjust my teaching to many different ages and levels of students. Working in Québec helped me understand the cultural and language differences between the French in La Belle Province and the one in France. I use technology a lot in my classroom, such as an interactive whiteboard and an ipad, so teaching French through Skype is a logical step for me. Having taught in group and also private sessions, I found that the students with the highest level of progress, in the least amount of time, were the students who utilized the one-on-one session, tailor made for the individual. Skype lends itself to this method of learning a language quickly, at a convenient time and location. It’s priceless.
I look forward to sharing with you the experience, the joy and challenges of learning a new language and a new culture.
Bonjour, my name is Marianne and I was born in a small village in the French speaking part of Switzerland, not far away from Gruyère. At the age of 20 with my primary teacher diploma in my pocket, I thought that I would spend my whole working life teaching in a primary school in my region. It didn't happen exactly that way. I taught French at a language school in Vaduz, worked as a secretary in Zürich and finally I made a career change and went into IT where I worked in the training and support areas. I learnt German, English and I even tried “computer language” for my profession and also for pleasure. I enjoy learning and I think that it should be an enjoyable and exciting activity. Time flies when you enjoy learning. My objective would be to explain the essence and characteristics of the French language and motivate you by making the lessons entertaining and fun. What is your aim? I look forward to making the journey with you in a relaxing atmosphere, whether you are learning French as a beginner or brushing up on your French language skills.
Bonjour ! My name is Pauline, enchantée ! I enjoy teaching French a lot! I am a native French speaker originally from the North of France. I completed an International Baccalaureate last year and am now studying at University in England. I love to travel, not only between the two countries, but also to other parts of the world. I have had experience teaching French and I find it very fulfilling and rewarding when my students gain increasing command over the French language. I am a dynamic person and I love to use original teaching methods to aid comprehension while making the lesson enjoyable! À très bientôt !
Hello, my name is Tania and I currently live in Neuchâtel, the French speaking part of Switzerland. Once I received my teaching diploma at the age of 20, my whole life was built around teaching…. all over the world!
I first taught in primary and secondary schools in Africa, the United States, Canada and Europe and then began teaching French to adults.
Discovering different cultures and languages around the world helped me to understand what a student has to deal with while learning a new language but also what a person might have to go through as an expatriate in another culture.
The numerous ways of learning have always been captivating to me; this is why I finally ended up studying psychology and educational sciences at university.
Trying to individualize lessons, encourage self-confidence and motivation for learning but also mix pleasure, work and sharing seem to be the perfect « cocktail » for progressing in learning. It's a challenge that I strive to reach !
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity of mixing both passions of mine : meeting new people from all over the world and teaching. I really hope to share this happiness with all my future students!
Bonjour, my name is Elisabeth. I was born near Paris and I am a French native speaker. I studied Chinese language and civilisation at the université de Jussieu Paris VII. After my studies, in the early eighties, I decided to visit China. I only meant to stay for a month, but I fell in love with the country and its people, and stayed for twenty years instead. In 1988, the university asked me to take part in a teacher exchange program in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen University of Canton, which allowed me to make my debut as a French teacher. The challenge was great. I was faced with students from a different culture who had never traveled abroad, and a teaching manual which dated back to the Cutural Revolution. Teaching French then became a real vocation as I went on to set up and run the first Alliance Française in Canton.
Unfortunately, political upheaval in China left me no choice but to leave the country in 1990. I chose to move to London, where I taught French to undergraduates at Imperial College London for five years before going back to China. Since 2007, I have lived in sunny Barcelona, where I continue to teach French, as well as Chinese culture and Mandarin.
Learning a foreign language expands the mind, and it would be my pleasure to guide you through this open door to French culture. I will happily tailor lessons to suit your needs and help you progress effectively. A bientôt!
Hi, my name is Virginie Tschan and I am a French native speaker. I was born in Alsace, in the North-East of France. I live in France in a little village called Seppois-le-Bas, at the border of Switzerland. I studied English at the University of Mulhouse, before deciding to go and live in England for a while, in order to improve my English.
I first went to Lancaster to be a French assistant for a year, and then I moved to Liverpool in order to take the PGCE and become a Foreign Languages teacher. I taught French in secondary schools and I also gave private lessons to adults, while discovering the English culture. I enjoyed teaching to a whole class but I was not always satisfied with the way French had to be taught in schools. Many pupils who had difficulties following the course were unfortunately often left behind. However, I really loved my life in England and I learnt how to give interesting and fun lessons.
When I went back home in June 2007, I had understood the importance of private lessons and wanted to be given the opportunity to be teaching on a one to one level. My priority is to teach effectively, to give my full attention to one person at a time in order to focus better on his/her difficulties and to clear them up as quickly as possible. I am currently teaching French to some English speaking people as well as English to French people and I think that private tuition is the best way to learn a language. So come and join us! Talk to you soon.
Bonjour, my name is Corinne. I was born near Paris and I am a French native speaker.
After receiving my Master Degree in Foreign Languages at the university, I got the opportunity to live in different countries (Frankfurt in Germany, Brussels in Belgium and Chicago in the USA) where I was teaching French to various age groups (from kids to adults, in private schools or public university). I also learned German and Spanish.
I enjoy very much discovering new people and cultures, adapt myself to a new environment, and teaching languages have always been part of my life. I spend all my energy to adapt the teaching to each student in order to motivate him by giving a lively lesson where you can express yourself in French. My goal is to make you progress effectively in this language, even if it can be quite challenging for you sometimes….This way of learning through Skype allows people from all over the world to develop knowledge on many cultural aspects of their lives, languages, and it is a wonderful opportunity ! I hope you will enjoy it as well, et je vous dis à très bientôt !
Bonjour, my name is Vincent Anthonioz and I was born in the French Alps. I have travelled in many countries and besides France, I have lived in England, Canada and the USA. I have worked for many years in the hospitality and travel business and later in the communication and education fields. I have a true passion for travelling and discovering new countries and cultures and have thrived on my experiences of living in different foreign lands.
I understand perfectly well the difficulties and frustrations you can encounter when you start a new life in a foreign country. I truly enjoy teaching French as well as talk about the French culture and help the newcomers adapt and settle in their new country. I really enjoy the one to one lessons teaching which gives me the opportunity to adapt my lessons contents to the students' level and needs. I'm looking forward to meeting you very soon.
Alors, à bientôt!
Bonjour, Konnichiwa! My name is Annick Stevenson. I am a French native, but I was lucky enough to travel for many years around the world as an employee of the United Nations, and to live in several countries (India, USA, Iraq, Cambodia, Bosnia…), where I understood so very well the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture, and a new language. I now live in France , in the Alps, close to Geneva ( Switzerland ) and I still travel as much as I can. I am mainly a journalist and an author, but my knowledge and experience of the French language, and my sensitivity to the needs of foreigners who are trying to learn it, led me to start giving French lessons too. Most of my students are Japanese. Not only do I have a profound admiration and love of Japan, that my husband and I visit as often as we can, but a deep appreciation of many aspects of the culture, as well as the kindness, the tenacity and the extreme refinement of the Japanese people! Teaching French to Japanese students is for me a real pleasure. I have even started to learn Japanese myself… !
Bonjour ! My name is Carine. I am a French native speaker originally from Rouen in Normandy. I spent most of my childhood and I had my Master's degree in French Studies there. I moved to Montreal (Canada) in 1998 where my interest for languages and cultures became obvious. I first taught at the primary level and then moved to Toronto (Canada) where I taught at the intermediate and secondary levels in some private schools. Through those experiences I built a strong knowledge and expertise of the French language learning process. I started in 2008 teaching French to adults for some several private companies in Canada. Now I enjoy very much teaching online on a one to one level. It gives both the teacher and the student a great flexibility and focuses on individual needs and objectives. I think deeply that private lessons are the best way to learn quickly and effectively. It is always a great pleasure for me to discover some new personalities with some specific demands regarding the acquisition of the French language. The challenge that I like very much is to adapt my skills and experience to the needs of each individual. My job is a passion and I look forward to share my expertise of the French language with you ! A bientôt !
Bonjour, my name is Naomi and I am born in the east part of France living there almost all my life before moving to Paris. I grew up hearing, listening and speaking english because of my dad's work. I spent several times in different anglo-saxon countries; among them the USA for a year and half - before moving for good over there. I taught english, french and others subjects to different persons of different cultures and appreciated learning from it.
I enjoyed teaching languages as I considered them as precious knowledge and a bridge to communication and life itself. I have learnt 3 languages myself and understand totally how frustrating it can be sometimes. For that reason, I adapt my lessons to the students' needs and moreover add to it some sense of humor! I think learning a language should be a lot of fun and during that time you will usually leave the stress behind letting ease and serenity taking over to allow your french to flow! I look forward to working with you, à bientôt!
Bonjour, my name is Josette. I am a French native speaker, bilingual in French and English, and I live in the USA two-thirds of the year and in France , where I grew up, the rest of the time. My education has always been focused toward language learning and teaching; I have studied both in France and the USA and completed teaching degrees in both countries.
I have taught French, English, ESL, EFL to students of all ages and all parts of the world, at all levels. I also have taught Spanish. I love teaching languages and I notice repeatedly that my own learning continues because I invent new ways to approach the different situations, different needs and different learning styles my students bring to class. My years as a learner of a second language and my experience as an expatriate help me understand what my students go through. For me the key to learning another language is regular practice, confidence built through success and using what you are learning; of course adding a dose of humour encourages self-confidence and strengthens student-teacher relationship. I find teaching individualized lessons very rewarding because each session is so focused on students' goals and needs. I look forward to each lesson and hope to meet some of you on Skype. Bonne chance et à bientôt!
Bonjour, My name is Agnès. I'm a native French speaker originally from the south of France. I lived in Aix en Provence where I studied Business Studies in English and German (Langues Etrangères Appliquées) at the university. Then I moved to Liverpool where I gave my first french lessons. After this experience, I moved to germany for my studies where I also gave private lessons to student of different level. It has always been a pleasure to teach french especially with modern and interactive media and I always try to give some surprises in my lesson ! A très bientôt !