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Fill in the blank exercise about the past anterior

Remember that the past anterior is formed with the auxiliary être or avoir (conjugated at past simple) + past participle

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  1. Back to lesson
  2. Fill in the blank exercise about the past anterior
  3. True or false exercise about the past anterior

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4.97/5

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 several years. I have a Bachelor in Teaching French as a foreign language from the Université de Bourgogne.

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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Very modern. At the same time, we process texts via a file. The lessons were adapted to my needs and are very effective and recommendable!

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Natalia  L. Natalia L.

We worked with Lida to perfect her French. She is at a very advanced level and we study specific vocabulary for her work. She is a very dedicated student and I see her speaking French better and better. Lida, keep up the good work!

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5/5

Hello everyone,
I am a native German speaker who has lived in Bologna for 20 years. Languages are my passion, in addition to German I speak and write Italian and English fluently, and I have some knowledge of French. I've got a legal background, where mastery of the German language is very important. After I moved to Italy I started working as a teacher for a private school, then as an export manager and legal assistant, but I always continued to teach in the evenings. Since 2014, I have been freelancing and devoting myself entirely to teaching and translating. I work for a foundation, in a tutoring centre, I teach in companies and to private people.
I believe I am able to establish a good relationsship with the students and I am flexible in adapting the lesson to the student's needs, or gaps!
I usually use course books with a homework part, but during the lesson I integrate with online material, tests, conversation, material that the student brings me from school or from his workplace.
Come and have a lesson with me and you won't regret it!
See you soon!
Dirk

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Dirk is a likable teacher with 20 years of experience in teaching German. He cares a lot about the individual needs of each of his students and tries to motivate them as best as possible with interesting teaching material. The focus is especially on communication, which is trained through grammar, vocabulary and listening comprehension exercises. I would highly recommend Dirk as a German teacher.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Dirk F. Dirk F.

Thanks a lot, Alina!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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At the age of 23 I moved from France to the Netherlands. I got my education in France: primary school, high school and I studied two years at the Sorbonne university in Paris.
In the Netherlands, as a native speaker, I started to teach French to adults at the Alliance Française. A few years later I got my teacher's degree (Bachelor and Master of Education) in Amsterdam and I started teaching students at a high school in the Netherlands. I did that for 20 years and loved it. I always wanted to become a teacher. By now I have been teaching French as a foreign language for 35 years.

Have you always wanted to learn French? Would you like to refresh your french language? Do you need to prepare yourself for an exam?
Are you looking for conversation lessons? Do you need help with your french grammar? Everything is possible...
A good contact with my students is very important to me.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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I have only had two lessons, but I am already very satisfied. Muriel adapts the lessons well to the situation / wishes of the student and provides useful feedback and information.

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Muriel P. Muriel P.

Thank you Nina!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

I'm a very versatile and active teacher. I always try my best to make my students feel comfortable during my classes, starting by getting to know each other in a personal level, also in order to organize my lessons in a more efficient way towards the pupil.

I usually rely on the communicative approach: I focus on helping with reaching an efficient way of communication. Depending on the student's needs I can also emphasize other particular aspects of any kind.

I've made a Bachelor in Classical Philology, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, and also a Masters in teaching Spanish as a Second Language. I have worked in a private center with Chinese and American students, and as a teacher in a primary public school in Southern Italy.

I'm also an official examinator of the DELE exams: get ready with me!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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4.5/5

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4.9/5

José is a professional, enthusiastic and likable teacher who speaks Spanish as a native language and fluent English and Italian. He creates his own presentations, which are well rounded off by other material, such as videos or comics. José always tries to design his classes in a fun and creative way.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

José C. José C.

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Hello,

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

I have been teaching French for 8 years in Luxemburg and now in Bulgaria for 4 years, to teenagers, housewives, businessmen, employees, doctors, etc. I can also help you with DELF and DALF preparation. I give lessons via Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams in several countries.

My teaching method for each class : a grammar point together with listening, a lot of speaking with conversation questions or games. While you speak, I write all the new words you need to express yourself, illustrated by pictures or translated in your language.

I do my best to make you feel comfortable to speak and for you to have a pleasant time. According to me, using humour will help you learn more easily.

Whether you need to learn French for business, integration in a French-speaking country 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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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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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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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5
5/5

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 several years. I have a Bachelor in Teaching French as a foreign language from the Université de Bourgogne.

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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5/5

Communication

5/5

Punctuality

5/5

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5/5

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5/5
5/5

Natalia will be really interested in you as a person, what your goals are, and motivation for you to learn the language. I liked how she was answering all my questions, were patient and positive on our lesson.

Natalia  L. Natalia L.

Toma, your interest for the language and having learned other languages before will be very helpful for you, continue with your motivation for learning French!

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5/5

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5/5

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 several years. I have a Bachelor in Teaching French as a foreign language from the Université de Bourgogne.

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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5/5

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5/5

Punctuality

5/5

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5/5

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After one lesson, I knew that Natalia would be a great fit for me. She made the conversation fun and stimulating. Natalia was very patient with me. Yet, she also encouraged me to speak french in a way that I had not spoken before. By the end of the lesson, my french stream of conscious was more fluid than it had ever been. I know that each lesson will be the highlight of my week.

Natalia  L. Natalia L. CA

Sarah is an excellent student, she is so motivated! She is learning French very fast and each class I see how she is able to speak and understand so much more. I am sure she will be speaking fluently soon!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Hi and welcome !
Preparation for exams, desire or need to learn and improve your level.
Real lessons or discussion experiences, for all levels and all ages.
Total customization according to your needs, your desires, and of course your level. We will talk about this in our first lesson together.

So let's prepare together your exams, your job interview, your next vacation, or maybe to speak the language of the chosen one of your heart...

We will work on short texts, videos, or just sounds to improve your comprehension, then it will be your turn to produce orally and in writing, and of course by both speaking.
Together, we will therefore do written and oral exercises, to improve your vocabulary, your grammar and your conjugation, and your accent.

I invite you to watch my subtitled presentation video, in English, then in French. (2 min in total)

Don't wait any longer to book your trial lesson !

Who am I ?
I am a former parliamentary assistant to French deputies, and communication teacher.
But I wanted to change my life, I am now a scuba diving instructor, currently in Bali, Indonesia.

Pedagogue, patient and organized for a deserved result considering your efforts.
I am used to teach and a lover of the French language.

See you soon for your first lesson together, that's your job !

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Cédric has been an excellent teacher for our first couple of lessons. He is thoroughly trying to assess my level to make sure that we get the most out of our lessons. I am excited to continue my learning with him!

Cédric H. Cédric H. FR

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5/5

Italian teacher for foreigners

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5/5

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5/5

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3/5

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4.6/5

Lidia is an experienced and professional teacher for Italian. With her nicely self-designed teaching material, she covers all the linguistic competencies such as reading, writing, listening and speaking. Also, she includes modern teaching techniques such as games and proposes interesting movies to watch.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Lidia  T. Lidia T.

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4.6/5

Bonjour ! Comment ça va ?

My name is Lou, and I would be happy to be your french teacher !

French classes are for all levels, beginner to advanced. I can help you prepare to french exams and I also offer conversation classes.
My classes are fun and dynamic ! We will use various documents to work on and always adapt the classes to your needs and interests.

Free 30 min trial lesson !
Before the trial class, I will provide you a short French test to evaluate your level.

Feel free to contact me to talk about your goals and to plan a trial lesson.
See you soon online ! :-)

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5/5

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5/5

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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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5/5

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Italian for you!

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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Stefania is an experienced Italian teacher and native speaker. She designs her classes in a flexible and dynamic way and takes a communicative approach. She provided self-made teaching material and focusses on speaking, always considering her student's level and individual needs.

This review was written by a coLanguage team member during a screening interview.

Scermino S. Scermino S.

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5/5

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5/5

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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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4.92/5

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4.92/5

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4.83/5

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4.9/5

she have books and she knows how the delf / dalf works, she gives me some advises that i didn't find in youtube video

Hella K. Hella K.

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5/5

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5/5

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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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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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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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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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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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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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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

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 several years. I have a Bachelor in Teaching French as a foreign language from the Université de Bourgogne.

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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5/5

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5/5

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5/5

Internet connection

5/5

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5/5
5/5

She is a very nice person and a great teacher. She is able to make you learn grammar while speaking and writing. I think that's amazing to find a teacher like her because learning becomes funny and seems to be easy. I hope to learn french as well as she speaks it. I found a teacher and at the same time a friend who lives far form me,that speaks another language and that I couldn't have found in any other way. I absolutely recommend her!

Natalia  L. Natalia L.

Irene is a great student, I have seen her French improving very fast. She is able to speak about many different topics and give her opinion in a very detailed way. We are working in improving her writing skills and I see how she is doing better and better very quickly. Congratulations for all your work Irene!

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