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Drag and drop exercise about the past simple

Remember that the litterary past tense designates a completed action in the past with no relation to the present tense.

Exercise outline

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  2. Drag and drop exercise about the past simple
  3. Fill in the blank exercise about the litterary past tense

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4.98/5

Bonjour! Veux-tu apprendre français? ou l'améliorer?
My classes are structured according to my students' needs, I use different teaching methods and I rely on listening each of my students' expectations and goals. Dynamism and constant learning are my purposes in my classes.

I have worked as a French teacher for more than ten years.
I have academic studies in English and French from Montréal, Canada, where I lived for six years.
I learned French at an early age in immersion in a French-speaking region and I studied French formally for 11 years, obtaining a native level.

À bientôt!

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We are an Italian family residing in France for 3 months, we have two 10 year old children who have just started attending CM1. We asked Natalia to give the children two lessons a week to speed up their learning. We are super happy with the choice. Nous sommes une famille italienne résidant en France depuis janvier, nous avons deux enfants de 10 ans qui viennent de commencer la CM1. Nous avons demandé à Natalia de leur donner deux leçons par semaine pour accélérer leur apprentissage. Nous sommes super contents de Natalia. We are an Italian family living in France since 3 months, we have two 10 year old children who have just started attending CM1. We asked Natalia to give the kids two lessons a week to speed up their learning. We are super happy with this choice.
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Natalia  L. Natalia L.
Fabrizio's children are learning French very fast, I have the impression that these lessons online have been helpful for them and I am sure they will master the language easily. They are very interested in learning.

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WHAT I OFFER:

Online French as a second language (FSL) courses for all levels, preparation for official exams (DELF, DALF, TCF), correction of academic work, translations, preparation for job interviews or public speeches. I also teach Spanish, as I speak it fluently and know about teaching techniques.

MY METHODOLOGY:

I focus on the student, my priority. First I find out what they know, and what their objectives and motivations are. Next, we define together a way forward. Thus, my classes are customized, and based on every student’s needs.
I make sure the learning atmosphere is mellow and agreeable, but never forget that my aim is the student’s improvement. Enjoyment contributes to progress, but some discipline is also necessary. I am used to balancing these two needs.

WHO I AM:

Having taught FSL full-time for 15 years and obtained the DAEFLE (Diploma of Aptitude in Teaching French as a Foreign Language) from the Alliance Française Paris allows me to balance the two elements a good teacher needs: experience and theory. I have worked with people of all levels, from beginners to very advanced, and all ages, from 6 to 86 years old. I also have a great deal of experience in the DELF/DALF tests preparation, with over 90% of success.

I have known for a long time that teaching was my vocation. I like sharing knowledge with others, helping them improve, and feeling that at the end of the day they know more than before. Loving my job and feeling useful is what motivates me to get up every day with a smile.
After a science baccalaureate, I studied audiovisual communication, because I have always been fond of transmitting information. However, I quickly realized I needed a more direct form of contact. During a trip to South America, I started teaching private classes, and immediately understood that was the path I had to follow.

WHY I AM A GOOD TEACHER:

Extensive experience allows me to go fast with quick learners, and to be extremely patient with those who need more time. I have learnt that there isn’t just one way of teaching something, and that some people have a preference for auditory, visual or action-oriented learning. As a private teacher, my priority is to listen to my student in order to adapt my methods to their needs.
Not only do I teach languages, I also provide my students with tools for self-teaching and making progress between classes, allowing them to maximize their investment. I regularly research the latest teaching tools, the evolution of teaching methods, and the neuropsychological findings in that area. This is a surprisingly vast topic.

MY CREDENTIALS:

You will find on my LinkedIn page many letters of recommendation from my students.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/benoit-cassagnau-2b2179176/

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Benoît is an exceptional instructor. I am so pleased I found him. He is professional, always prepared for class, and always patient. He never fails to correct my pronunciation, grammar and writing in French - yet, in a kind manner. His expertise and knowledge in ways to help improve my French are worth far more than the investment I have made. He goes above and beyond to make each class count. Benoît is the best French instructor I've ever had!
Benoit C. Benoit C. FR
Sari is an involved, responsible and hardworking student. With already an advanced level, its learning curve is very good. A pleasure to work with her.
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Hi,

I m claudie , I m french and i have experience to teach french to foreign people.

I create in a school of langage in Spain a little faculty for my french lessons with a group from 15 years olds until 25.

The pupils were all the levels A1 until C2!

I was teaching as well with lillte children and adults in Spain and Rumania.

I m a very dynamic teacher with a lot of patient and empathy.

You will make a lot of progress!

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Highly recommended, very personable and the lessons are a lot of fun. Claudie is flexible when it comes to class topics. Adapts to your interests or profession. In my case, she adapted the lessons to my employer and integrated the homepage into the lessons (sales). We recommend!
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Claudie S. Claudie S.
thank you very much, I really enjoyed the hours spent working French together on many topics and also our laughter !!
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My name is Mathilde, and I have been a French teacher since 2017!

I have a teaching diploma in French as a foreign language (DAEFLE) issued by the Alliance Française de Paris, as well as three years of experience teaching French abroad, in France and online! Having lived 5 years in the United States, I master the English language and offer, in addition to French lessons, English lessons or reinforcement.

For me, teaching a language should be fun and varied. I use the action method with my students, which means that you will learn to use the language as a tool to achieve your personal goals (be it tourism, work, French gastronomy, etc.). We will do grammar and conjugation lessons of course, but I am not focusing my teaching on the grammar rules to be learned by heart. I want the learning to be authentic and fun. So I use a lot of games! Don't worry, I learned to use them via the internet as well.

I believe in the diversity of supports for effective learning. Audio, video, reading, discussion ... so many opportunities to express yourself, depending on your desires but also your abilities because we are all different in terms of learning. If you don't want to develop reading but only conversation, this is what we will do.

In my lessons, I link culture to language. Thus, during French lessons, you will learn the language while discovering French and Francophone culture. Likewise, during English lessons, we will use supports in order to discover American culture or other English-speaking culture. For example, if you are passionate about sport and it motivates you to learn, I will look for adequate supports to facilitate your learning (working on the Rolland-Garros tennis competition, the Tour de France, etc.).

I offer a first free session, during which we will get to know each other and target your needs. Thus, I will be able thereafter, if you wish to continue with me, to create lessons adapted to your expectations.

Looking forward to meeting you soon! :)

- Mathilde

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Mathilde is an excellent teacher, competent, very friendly and I immediately felt at ease with her, I find that this is a very important quality of a teacher for us, for the students.
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Mathilde B. Mathilde B.
Thank you Natacha for this nice message! I wish you a good continuation with French. Looking forward, - Mathilde
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I’m French, currently living in the Netherlands.

I lived in Paris for almost twenty years, and I know very well my country (and of course my language, French, my mother tongue). I taught French for two years in Spain, conversation class about culture essentially.

In Paris, I was Spanish teacher, I have the Agregation degree which is the highest degree for teaching in France, I'm bilingual. I've participated too in several editorial projects about Spanish teaching and DELE preparation. 

I have a Spanish Studies Master and I'm currently doing a research about the Spanish and Sefardi Judaism. 

I have a French as foreign language and a Religious Studies Masters too. 

I enjoy sharing what I know. I’m a very eclectic person and curious about everything. To give you an idea, my interest (and sometimes hobbies) are: philosophy, spirituality and religions in general, meditation, psychology and psychoanalysis, history, geography, literature, writing (in particular creative writing, and I’m used to write everyday), art (painting, photography), sciences (vulgarisation level) and cultural matters in general. I travel a lot (as a backpacker), sometimes by foot, and the places I know well are France, the Netherlands, Italy and Serbia.

One of my qualities is my capacity of adaptation, I enjoy preparing documents to help the student to acquire autonomy, but I love speaking too, and it’s the best way to learn a language.

I'm waiting for your message, please when contact me, explain quickly who you are, why you want to study French and what you are looking for exactly.

See you soon.

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4.9/5
Rosa has always planned very interesting and useful lessons in order to improve in the different aspects of the language, and is always available to stop to explain any difficulty encountered
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Rosa  C. Rosa C.
Thanks a lot Matteo, it's a pleasure!
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1 - If you are looking for a well-structured French program to take you from a beginner level to advanced level to be able to travel to France, i have developed with success my own program which includes 70 worksheets from basic to advance level.

2 - If you are thinking taking any DELF exam, I can help you as I have experience in this field (3 years with Ensemble en Francais - online school).

3 - If you are a VCE French student, I definitively will be able to boost your skills to do well at the exam due to my experience as VCE French teacher and also as a VCE assessor.

4 - Finally I have also an extensive experience in teaching French at the primary and middle school level

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I really enjoy learning French with Francois. My feeling is that I already learned a lot. And it is much better/easier than learning a language at school.
Francois D. Francois D. AU

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I’m from France but I’m living in Brazil for 3 years.

I love my job which is to teach french as a professional language for people to use in business, at university or for an immigration project.

I can also prepare you for french certifications ( DELF, DALF, TCF , TEF etc. ).

Please, enter in contact for any questions :)

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4.95/5
Marine is an amazing teacher, she is direct and focused at all times. She has a strong teaching background and it shows. I have been taking lessons for half a year with her and can't recommend her highly enough.
Marine P. Marine P. FR

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Hello,

I am a multilingual teacher with experience in teaching French to German, Japanese, English, Bulgarian and Italian-speaking students (levels A1 to C1).

I have been teaching French for 8 years in Luxemburg and now in Bulgaria for a year, to 3 to 10 years old children, teenagers, housewives, businessmen, architects, etc. TCF, DELF and DALF preparation. I also give Skype lessons in several countries.

Whether you need to learn French for business, integration or studying, I will be happy to help you. Do not hesitate to contact me for a free trial lesson.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Katia

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Katia's approach is very enjoyable and the hours go by! I am very happy with the progress I make and the material used is easy to absorb. I highly recommend Katia, she is positive, punctual and a very cheerful teacher which nowadays is not so easy to find!
Katia H. Katia H. FR

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Hello,

My name is Tiska. I am a French Teacher with experiences with adults and teenagers in Public Education (USA) and Language Schools.

I give Skype lessons to people who need or want to improve their French language. I like to use material from the internet (videos, article etc.) to introduce a theme which leads to a lesson and a conversation.

 I like to create engaging learning with my students.  I will give as homework a document to watch or to read with comprehension exercises so the time we have on skype is only speaking practice and explanation if needed.

I can help you prepare DELF-DALF Exams or work on specific needs (as professional French).

Really like to speak about all the subjects with the student especially those the student like so it gives the motivation to speak in the foreign language.

The free first lesson is organize to know your tastes, your level and your needs so we can plan the next lessons about the objectives you fixed.


 


 

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TISKA is a very prepared, kind and helpful teacher. i love studying with her because she makes the lesson to be intereesant and nice. she understands my needs and gives me the right homework.
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Tiska G. Tiska G. FR

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Training is my passion. I like interacting with people. I am passionate about reading, watching movies, and music. I love to explore new places and have keen interest in arts and literature.
I love meeting new people because every person is a whole new world you can learn from. I am also a keen reader and an enthusiastic traveller.

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She is kind. She listen to me and tries to adapt the course to my expectations. She has all the books to prepare The DELF and DALF Exam which she offers for free to the student.
Hella K. Hella K.

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Hi!
My name is Krisztina! I’m a teacher of German and French with the corresponding qualifications. I've grown up in a bilingual family (Hungarian-German), so I speak both languages as a native language. I’ve been teaching for six years, so I’m able to estimate your needs, and to meet them. In my lessons, I recreat real life situations, so that you will be able to adapt yourselves to different circumstances. I’m a patient, positive and creative person, who is looking forward to see you in her lessons, here on colanguage platform. So don’t hesitate to book a lesson with me.

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I am very satisfied with my new teacher. Looks like I'm going to get French soon! Looking forward to each lesson. Krisztina knows many languages, which allows her to understand pronunciation difficulties and to remain patient. Hope to pass C1 one day!
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Krisztina L. Krisztina L. HU

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I am French living in Lisbon in Portugal. I have lived in different countries such as England, the United States and India. It gave me some experience of learning a foreign language and teaching it.
I am passionate about different cultures and try to share my love for French culture with you in a lively way.
I adapt to the needs of the students, whether to improve their oral, written, prepare for an exam or a job interview. I prioritize the conversation to allow the student to "unblock" and have fun speaking the language. I write down the vocabulary and grammar that the student lacks to express himself.
Learning a foreign language is, in my view, above all through cultural curiosity. We want to learn a language because we want to live in the country, travel there or get to know it better. We feel attracted. It is its Culture that motivates us in our learning: music, film, text, literature, way of being and cultural differences forming "another world". This means that learning is not just about learning a list of words and grammar lessons, as is taught too often in school. Practice again and again through conversation, books, music, movies and above all the pleasure of speaking and listening.

I adapt the student's personal work according to their available time and their objective (conversation, deadline for an exam, scheduled trip, etc.).
I am at your disposal for any further information.
See you soon,

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Florence is amazing and so incredibly skilled, patient and a joy to work with every single time. One of the best teachers and professionals I have every worked with and my French has improved so quickly and so proficiently in the least amount of time in comparison to other language methods and programs. If you want to be fluent and proficient in speaking and writing french with lessons filled with laughter and encouragement, Florence is the only one to work with!
Florence F. Florence F. FR

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Hello,

Are you looking to learn or improve your French in a Fun and relaxed atmosphere?

Look no further !

My name is Anissa and I'm a French native and certified teacher.

Focusing on each student's individual level, interests, and goals, my online classes are effective to achieve impressive learning results in a shorter period of time. The courses will be based on your personal needs and during the class you will receive direct explanations, correction and feedback in order to instantly improve your language skills.

Whether you want to learn French for your own pleasure or preparing for an exam, an upcoming interview or a presentation at work, I will be happy to assist you in reaching your goals.

My online classes are available at any time! Choose a subject from my curriculum or request your own topic, date, time and start master your French!

I look forward to meeting you,

Anissa, your French (and nice) teacher :)

*Please note that I'm not offering a free trial anymore*

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As always, Anissa continues to excel. She is a pleasure to work with, helpful in every way. I always enjoy our lessons.
Anissa M. Anissa M. FR

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Bonjour ! Comment ça va ?

Nice to meet you, I'm Lou and I wwould be very happy to teach you french !

I offer classes for all levels : beginner to advanced (A1 to C1 according to the Common Europeean Framework for Languages).

Communication, grammar, vocabulary, writing and listening, we will do various activities so you can learn french in an efficent and fun way.
I also can prepare you to exams : DELF, DILF, DALF, TCF, DCL.
I you have specific needs and/or requests : I will adapt the classes, so just ask.

Some + :
- you'll have a document to follow your progress in french ;
- I will propose you exercices to do during the week, so you can practice while not in class ;
- written conversation during the week to practice writing a little bit everyday !

You can also have a group class : a vibrant and motivating way to learn french !

You can contact me to book a free trial class, see you soon online ! :-)

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I really enjoy my lessons with Lou. The lessons are personalized, fun and efficient. This is the first time I'm following online lessons, and I'm really happy with it!
Lou P. Lou P. FR

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My name is David, I am a trained linguist but also majored in Translation and Interpreting in college, and I hold a MS in Speech Language Pathology. I am fluent in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish. I have lived and studied stateside on a Fulbright, as well as in Germany and Italy. I am currently based in Northern Italy and I have been teaching professionally students of all ages and all walks of life in all the afore-mentioned languages. I generally provide language instruction classes to teenagers and adults, though - as a SLP -I have worked with kids before. I have been a professional language teacher for the past 13 years. I am a firm believer in the focused deliberate practice model as well as the communicative method of teaching, but at the same time I try as hard as I can to tailor my didactical methodology to the individual student's needs and learning style. I am available for language classes in English, Italian and German at all levels, including the most advanced ones. I can also offer conversation classes in English, Italian, German, French and Spanish. I can provide Spanish and French classes up to an upper-intermediate (aka B2-C1) level. Looking forward to seeing you in “class”.

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David knows exactly what he is doing when he is teaching you French, I loved how quick, simple, and effective the lesson was.
David D. David D.

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