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