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General

Teaches
English, French
Native Language
English
Preferred student age
    Students (17-22),
    Adults (23-40),
    Adults (40+)
Also speaks
French, Turkish
Preferred student level
    Beginner,
    Pre Intermediate,
    Intermediate,
    Upper Intermediate

Subjects

French

Intensive French

I am a court-certified interpreter for the French legal system.

Business French

When I first arrived in France, I took some Business Law courses and I have a Certificate in French Business Law.

Working with French people

I have worked with French people in various work settings for the past 17 years.

Having French friends

I live in Paris, France.

French lifestyle and culture

I have lived in Paris, France for the past 17 years.

About

I am an American living in Paris, France for several years now. In addition to being an English Teacher, I am also a court-certified interpreter/translator in Paris. Therefore, I have two careers: one, as a French-English interpreter & translator and, the other, as an English teacher.

I've had 17 years' experience teaching English (General, Business, Legal English, TOEIC, IELTS, etc.) to French professionals and students. I have also taught English to other nationalities living in France such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabs, Brazilian, to name a few.

    Experience

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

    April 2014 to Dec. 2016 IFLV - Business & Legal English Teacher
    24, rue du Quatre Septembre 75002 Paris
    Taught Business & Legal English to professionals working for La Banque de France
    Test preparation - TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL

    Oct. 2012 to June 2015 ISMAPP (Institut Supérieur du Management Public et Politique)
    80, rue Taitbout 75009 Paris
    Taught English to students from L3 to M2, focusing on political & socioeconomic topics
    TOEIC preparation, preparation for oral exams & job interviews

    Nov. 2012 to July 2014 Formalangues - Business English Teacher
    10, rue du Colisée 75008 Paris
    Taught General, Business & Legal English
    Intensive lessons & workshops

    Nov. 2005 to Dec. 2011 Linguaphone – Teacher Supervisor & Key Account Manager
    Grande Arche de la Défense, Paroi Nord, La Défense-Paris 92044
    Handled the company’s main account: Total company
    Trained & evaluated a team of 20 teachers
    Created pedagogical programs & material for the professional workshops: Meetings, Writing, Telephoning, Presentations, and Negotiations
    Conducted needs analyses & tested learners to determine their English placement level

Teaching Approach

I have had a lot of experience teaching students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. As I speak clearly and give comprehensible grammatical explanations, I am particularly adept at teaching students at lower levels. I adapt my speech and teaching method according to the level of the student I have in front of me. I am also known for my patience and understanding. At the language schools I worked for, I was usually given the students who were beginners or those who were considered "difficult" or too sensitive.

I have had a lot of experience testing students to determine their oral level in English and exactly what their needs & objectives are. Therefore, I would be able to give more personalized lessons to meet the student's needs.