Confucius : "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Indeed, when teaching, one must be a listener/enabler at all times – guiding the student in the right direction as to pronunciation and writing - but also being able to give them the space to practice speaking “freely”, let them appropriate the materials and experiment with them. This of course allows them to feel empowered in their learning journey and at ease with language.
Teaching must be based on a lot of games, varied (new) activities. I believe that appealing to the learner’s imagination and creativity are primeval in this line of work. The ultimate aim being to offer the student, through a “hands-on” approach, the language tools he/she will then be using on his/her own.
I like to take short texts, an anecdote, an audio or video excerpt as an introduction, then deduct grammatical forms/structures or vocabulary from them.
Strong of my experience as an assistant teacher and then teacher in Belgium, Switzerland and France, I have an excellent listening capacity and strong interpersonal skills. I like to bring novelty and practical fun into all undertakings, and I attach a lot of importance in giving students the opportunity to practice conversation to grasp grammar concepts and put them in context through songs and games.
I am also tutoring teenagers and adults through the online teaching platform Apprentus, giving French and English classes via Skype.
I have worked with adults in corporate and private intensive courses settings.
Bonjour! Currently a French teacher for adult training (online on Apprentus platform as well as in a private school), I am also regularly working with children and teens as an English teacher and tutor. My interest in education was sparked early on in my teenage years in Brussels, Belgium, where I took both my CELTA and my BACV courses (Brevet d'Animation de centre de Vacances, the Belgian camp counsellor's certificate).
I obtained my bachelor of English and French Modern Languages and Literature at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), along with a mineure de transition in Information and Communication. I am currently studying for my Post Graduate Certificate in education - MFL teacher French and Spanish at the University of Bristol, UK. I can also teach Spanish up to B1 level.
Also a constant collaborator to francophone Belgian journals such as Karoo or Indications ((concealed information) I am a keen fiction writer and film critic.
I am creative, reliable, and of course, I love languages (I speak about 4, including Dutch and Spanish, my name is Hungarian but I grew up in France and Belgium!) and I hope to make learning French a fun experience, pour que ça passe crème :)
** FROM MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ** ONLY SKYPE/Zoom LESSONS
Transport costs will be 5£ depending on where the student lives (I don't drive or own a car).
If the student comes to mine, I can offer an extra free 15 mins for conversation/ small talk/ tutoring.
Education and Qualifications
September 2019- June 2020
Post Graduate Certificate in education - MFL teacher French and Spanish, University of Bristol, UK.
August 2016 CELTA at Lttb, Brussels, Belgium.
September 2013 – October 2014
Master course in Culture, Organization and Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
September 2012 – October 2014
Master degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Premaster degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.
September 2010 - December 2010 Erasmus exchange at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK .
September 2008 - June 2011 Bachelor’s degree (obtained with distinction) in Modern Languages and Literature (French / English) at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Brussels, Belgium.
June 2007 BACV (Brevet d’Animateur de Centres de vacances, Belgian equivalent of the French Bafa), Camp couselor’s certificate in educational animation. (Brussels, Belgium)
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