FRENCH TEACHERS PROFILE
Most of our French teachers are 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 !
Bonjour, my name is Hinatea and I am French. I was born and raised in Tahiti, a French Island in the South of Pacific. I studied in France and spent most of my adult life in the South of France.
I’ve always loved teaching. After receiving my bachelor degree in education, I started to teach in French schools with children at the primary level, then I moved to the United states to follow my husband who had sent there for work for 3 years.
I discovered different new cultures and then I wanted to share mine as well. Therefore, I got my DAEFLE (French degree) with the French alliance and I started to teach French in private schools and in private with adults as well. I also became my son’s French teacher.
We came back to France 10 months ago and I enjoy teaching French online to keep a relationship with the world. I am truly passionate about travelling, discovering new cultures, new food, new sites. It’s really interesting to me to learn how people live differently. The more I travel, the more I want to share my language.
I enjoy spending my time on road trips with my family, reading books. I also like doing sport, almost every day. This is something that I combine with healthy food as a lifestyle.
I know how challenging it can be to learn a new language. That’s why I create a relaxed and positive atmosphere in my class and I am a patient teacher; I will always do my best to make sure you’ve experienced a great lesson!
Bonjour, my name is Benjamin and I am 26 years old. I am French and I live in the lovely town of Nantes which is in Brittany. I used to live in Canada for six months where I vastly improved my English. I have a lot of teaching experience. I worked for the “Alliance Française” of Reykjavik in Iceland and also in Canada where I was trained to teach French to all kinds of pupils, for example children, teenagers and adults. I have a Bachelor’s degree in linguistics because I really like languages and to know how they work.
I got passionate about teaching my own language and therefore I got a Master’s degree in French as a foreign language. When I create a class, I always try my best to find fun activities in interaction and interesting documents to study. I don’t want you to be bored during my lessonsJ. I am always positive and smiling while I’m teaching. My goal is for the students to be able to speak in French, even after only a few classes.
I would like to show you that you can speak French in certain contexts even without knowing all the grammar and vocabulary. I will always go through and use the things you know already. I am a very curious and sociable person and I find almost everything interesting so if you want to speak to me about knitting or snooker, it would be my pleasure. Let’s start talking together et à bientôt!
Bonjour ! I’m Carine and I live in Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, not far from Lyon. I’m originally from Isère but moved to Canada at an early age. It was a wonderful adventure and after studying (B.A. French) and working near Toronto as a French teacher I decided to come back to France. There’s just nothing like home! I enjoy teaching very much and meeting new students from all around the world is a very enriching experience. Whether you want to learn French for work or for fun, I am there to help you through every step of the way and achieve success. Let’s get started!
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!
I would also be very happy to host you in my home to give you more opportunity to practice your French. Have a look at my immersion programmes offer.
Bonjour, my name is Viviane, born and raised in the "Pays de la Loire» region (Angers, Nantes). I currently live in Australia (1 hour north of Sydney). I have been teaching French here for 6 years now through community colleges and "Alliance Française" (or French schools) as well as privately for tailored lessons.
I started my working life as a primary school teacher in Le Mans, while also doing freelance writing for newspapers. I then entered into journalism full time working for daily newspapers, radio and television. For 12 years, this took me to many different regions in France. I was then lucky to experience and enjoy for 3 years the Italian way of life and the wonderful art in Tuscany where I started teaching French as a second language.
As a very curious person, I like to look for new resources, games or activities to include in the lessons. I am looking forward to speaking French with you, sharing my culture and teaching you the beauty of French grammar ;-). I work with enthusiasm in a relaxed atmosphere where a good laugh is always welcome!
Bonjour ! I’m a French native born and raised in the North of France, in the Picardy region for those of you who know it. I still live in Picardy, though I have moved closer and closer to the coast where the weather tends to be clearer.
I got my Master’s Degree in English Literature in 2005, then spent a year teaching French at the University of Texas. I loved it so much I have never stopped teaching ever since, either French Language or English as Second Languages.
I have travelled in the US, the UK and Ireland, and I’ve also been to Italy a couple of times. I hope to go to Japan, Taiwan, South Africa and Australia in the future, though I find most countries interesting anyways. And the more I travel, the more I love learning and teaching languages (though I can’t speak them all unfortunately).
Whether you wish to learn conversational French for holidays or to study it for business purposes, I will do my best to help. À bientôt.
Bonjour, my name is Marion and I am a French native speaker. I was born near Paris and I grew up in different cities in the Champagne Ardenne region.
From a young age, I visited many different regions in the South because I have family there. There are a lot of things to see and a lot of differences in each region. In my mind, my understanding of the French regions makes me an asset. It’s something that I’m excited to bring to my students.
I have a Master in Heritage and Culture. I worked in different sectors: contemporary art center, bookstore, publishing and also community management. After having spent several years searching for what I wanted really to do, it became clear that I wanted to communicate my knowledge and to share it with others. Teaching is a passion for me because it’s transmitting something, bringing something new to someone, and also sometimes helping someone. I’m convinced that encounters in the educational sphere are essential and can guide a person’s life history and create that.
I did a year of teaching in primary school, from 1st to 5th grades. For the past few years, I've been specializing in teaching French as a foreign language. Now I teach each day by Skype so that I can have students worldwide. I start with complete beginners (I speak English which is helpful at the beginning) and I lead the students to a level C1 expert.
I truly enjoy communicating my knowledge, I’m very involved in the preparation of my courses. I always take a first step to analyze the difficulties and to find the best ways for each student in order to fill their needs.
Bonjour, my name is Marie. I live and was born in Paris. I grew up in Normandy. I studied theater, cinema, photography and cooking. I learned English by living in sunny California for a year after high school. I traveled a lot around the world with really good excuses: to shoot a movie, to learn a language, to make a photographic series. What I enjoy the most is to share experiences and learn new things with curious and open-minded people. I studied in Grenoble and in Arras to be a French teacher. I would love to share my French and find ways for you to learn & enjoy at the same time.
Hi! I am French and I am living in Rennes, Brittany.
I was born in Brittany, grew up near Paris, but ended up spending most of my adult life abroad.
I did a TEFL Teacher Training Course in a school in London called International House in 1994, and have been teaching French as a second language ever since, apart from a spell as a roofer after returning to France in 2007 after 12 years in London.
I have been teaching students in adult education as well as university or privately, in class or in companies ( Sony, Eurostar, Amnesty International).
More recently I have been doing tutoring at home mostly to Japanese children of expats who are in the French school system, and worked for 6 months for a Japanese online school. I have this Japanese connexion through my wife, who is … Japanese.
I was a bit sceptical at first about the possibility to do a proper lesson armed with just a keyboard and a screen as teaching material, but I changed my mind quickly as it turned out to be a great teaching tool, and the flexibility of using Skype is so good.
Otherwise as a teacher my objective is for the student to come out of the lesson thinking "I have learned something today, and I have enjoyed myself", and if I am pretty certain that that was the case then I feel I did my job well.
Anyway, it would be great to help you improve your French experience, in order for you to reach your objective: whether professional, or to deal better with daily life in a French speaking country, or simply to prepare a trip to France.
Bonjour, my name is Celine 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! My name is Aude and I am 28. I was born near Paris but I now live in Toulon, on the French Riviera. I have spent the last 4 years in England where I taught French. I speak English fluently and I have a Master’s degree in English and Cultural Studies and a B.A. in History of Art and Archaeology.
My students often tell me that they love my insight on French culture (as I have learned to observe it from their point of view). This historical and cultural knowledge helps them a lot when they are in France or interacting with French persons, but also when they take exams like the DELF or DALF. I teach all levels and ages as I am very adaptable. I like creating tailor-made lessons and doing several activities during a lesson so that students can work on all their skills and stay interested as well as motivated. I am very friendly and funny, always smiling and positive. Combined with a strong academic background, a keen attention to detail, and a structured and efficient way to approach grammar and pronunciation, I thinks it creates the perfect balance for you to progress. I hope to see you soon, and if by any chance you happen to be a user of Duolingo, it will be a pleasure to follow you and help you keep motivated to practice French every day! Good luck with your 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 10 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 !
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 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 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 and I was born in the French Alps. I have travelled in many countries and besides France, I have lived in England, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Thailand 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 ! 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 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!