I am a French native living in Amsterdam and I dedicate my life to bridging the culture gap. I graduated from Sorbonne University and I have worked in both public and private schools, universities and companies for all levels in France and abroad.
Every class is personalised for your own profile and is adapted as needed. I teach with a positive mindset and give priority to the conversation, convinced that even from the very first day, one can start to communicate in the new language and thus gain confidence to go on.
I base my courses on the four essential competencies: speaking, listening, writing and reading, always focusing on your personal goals and motivation. I progressively integrate phonetics, grammar, conjugation, vocabulary in the courses which always include practical exercises. You will also learn a lot about the culture as it is deeply linked to the language (songs, videos, articles, podcasts…)
The debate is the heart of my classroom, but always in a playful way, through many role games — for me learning a language is first and foremost a great joy! As a teacher, I am strict, yet tolerant and tender, convinced that mistakes are a necessary part of the learning process. My first goal is to eradicate the student’s fears of mistakes since « practice makes perfect ».
Education Background: Master’s – French, Russian Literature
Work Background: Education, Business, Marketing
Teaching Qualification: Language Degree
Expertise: Beginner’s Lessons, Conversation Practice, Business Communication Skills, Accent Training, Writing Skills, Reading Skills, Grammar, Vocabulary
Exam preparation lessons: Yes – DELF-DALF
Children’s lessons: Yes – 5+
Hobbies and interests:
Art, Cooking, Creative Writing, Food, Hiking, Poetry, Singing, Theatre, Travelling