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! :)
Thank you Natacha for this nice message! I wish you a good continuation with French. Looking forward, - Mathilde