I implement interactive and communication methods to help you speak and understand as much as possible, as I believe it is only being active that one can progress.
I use a rang of textbooks and website to build a consistent framework where target language is the one that is mostly used during lessons.
Being a French native speaker I am keen on embedding authentic materials and I keep an eye on news and current affairs to let you know what is going in the French speaking world!
I am a keen linguist with a extensive experience of teaching French (and Spanish) to all age range and levels. I have a strong expertise to tailor course according to the needs of the learners, and make learning fun and friendly, so you can build up your confidence to have a go !
I am secondary trained (PGCE, QTS) and am aware of the curriculum.
I also benefit from a wider range of professional experiences , which support my ability to adapt my teaching materials to your personal needs. I believe culture and civilisation is part learning a language so I am also very happy to share and discuss this with you!
I will offer reduced fees for lessons for 2 people, and from 5 people or more. (I can cater for classes of 10 people)
2014 - 2015 University of Manchester
PGCE secondary, Modern Foreign Languages, French with Spanish.
June 2013 Stockport Council
Certificate in Community Interpreting, level 3. (French)
2009 – 2010 Alliance Française de Paris, CNED
Diplôme d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement du Français Langue Etrangère,
mention Bien (2:1). Degree to teach French as a Foreign Language.
2002 – 2006 University of Nanterre: Paris, France –
Licence de Psychologie, (Part-time)
(equivalent to BA (Hons) Psychology)
2000 – 2002 University of Nanterre: Paris, France –
MASTER - Aménagement urbain et développement local , mention Bien (2:1)
(postgraduate course equivalent to MA in Urban Planning & Local development)
1997 – 2000 University of Sorbonne, Paris, France –
Licence d’Espagnol , Maîtrise d’Histoire
(equivalent to BA (Hons) History & Spanish)
1994 – 1996 Lycée de l’Essouriau, Les Ulis, France
Baccalauréat littéraire , mention bien (2:1)
(equivalent to International baccalaureate, Literature, Philosophy, Languages and Mathematics)
June 1993 Brevet des Colleges –GSCE’s-, mention très bien (First)
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Since Feb 16 French and Spanish Teacher at Lancashire Adult Learning (Nelson and Colne College). Permanent, full time.
Contributing to the languages curriculum framework, develops new innovative cultural and languages courses.
Designing schemes of work for French from Beginners to Advanced levels (including conversational courses, cultural courses etc)
Planning, teaching and assessing French (all levels) and Spanish (Beginners and Improvers) classes.
Includes the promotion and active teaching of IT, Maths, English and Employability skills in collaboration with colleagues across departments
Developing /updating on line learning materials through Moodle (VLE)
Supporting learners in colleagues’ classes and in difficult settings.
Since Sept 15 Interpreter for Dalanguages, part time (casual). face-to face interpreting in public settings (hospitals, police stations, GP practices…)
Sept 15 Supply teacher of French and Spanish, KS3 and KS4 in the Greater Manchester area, part time. Includes occasional general teaching at
secondary level, teaching languages at KS2. Requires excellent behavioural management skills, adaptability and resilience.
June 15 Teaching Assistant at Mersey Valley Pupil Referral Unit (KS3).
Transition placement (4 days)
Providing support to manage and encourage the learning of individual pupils
with emotional and behavioural complex issues.
Jan 15- Trainee teacher of French and Spanish, King David High School,
June 15 Manchester.
Planning, teaching, assessing according to the schemes of work:
French: Y7 to Y10, mixed abilities and streamed classes
team teaching 6th form students with a focus on oral practice, translation,
Spanish as a carousel subject: teaching Y8 and Y9.
Teaching EAL students, 1:1 or 1:2
Responsible for organising an email exchange club with a French high-school
Responsible for Y9 form.
Sept.14- Trainee Teacher of French and Spanish at Saint Anne’s RC High
Dec. 14 School, Stockport
Responsible for planning, teaching and assessing according to the schemes of work : two classes of Y7, high and average abilities, in Spanish; two classes of Y8, low high and average ability, in French
Teaching assistance: one to one support provided for an EAL pupil in Y11, translation of technical vocabulary, assistance in the classroom, strategies to improve level for GCSE in English and Sciences.
Teaching assistance in KS4 classes of French: provide oral practice and feedback to pupils preparing for the GCSE.
Responsibility for one Y8 form.
March 13 - Transcriber (French-English/ English-French) for Verilogue, part
Transcription from French to French of medical consultations (oncology, psychiatry…) followed by their translation from French to English.
Jan. 13 - French and Spanish tutor (casual position) in Primary schools with Sept. 14 PPA Cover limited, part time
Responsible for planning and delivering lessons to KS2 classrooms in French and Spanish according to curriculum and at school’s request.
January 09 - Language Support Assistant for One Education (previously
Sept 14 Manchester City Council), part time
Language Assistant in Manchester Schools. Provide individual support at schools request for newly arrived non English speakers (French and Spanish speakers). Aims at integrating new children in schools and more widely in the English curriculum.
Provide cultural information, explanations, language basis for any children newly arrived, under the guidance of the teacher.
Provide extra support to help with the curriculum, either in High School (help for GSCE, BTEC…) or Primary School (Language basis, phonics, reading, spelling, writing in English, any other skills…)
May include help with translation or interpretation with parents on request.
Include assessments to enter native speakers for GCSE’s on school request.
July 08 -
Sept 14 French teacher for Cactus language , part time
Teaching collective courses and one-to-one tuition for adults of various levels, and different objectives (beginners general French, business French, lower intermediate, advanced…). This involves teaching of both oral and written, and involves developing the student’s knowledge and awareness of the country’s culture and civilisation including history, literature and politics.
Sept 14 Self Employed - French and Spanish tuition
Provide French and Spanish tuition to adults and children at various levels and with various requests (beginners to advanced, business French, preparation for GCSE, preparation for TEFAQ, support towards A levels examinations). Private courses, face to face.
June 12 Supply Spanish teacher at Manchester Academy, part time
Spanish teacher for year 7, 8 and 9 students
Responsible for planning the lessons at KS3
Responsible for delivering the lesson in a classroom environment (30 students).
March 06 PACT-ARIM de l’Essonne, Grigny , France – Program - April 07 Manager
Responsible for the management of a public rescue program for a Co-ownership comprising 5,000 residential flats. Required a high degree of leadership skills (political negotiation for public financing). It involved identifying annual cost improvement plans for the program’s operation, and preparing business cases/papers with regards to local environmental market analysis.
Management of the operational team (4 team members). Line management duties including coordinating the team to successfully achieve organisational objectives and carry out staff annual appraisals and facilitate their personal development. As member of a small team: in charge of dealing with any customer enquiry, both face to face and by phone.
Sept 02 PACTE de Paris, France – Operational and Environmental – March 06 Officer
A local scheme for co-ownership rescue. Responsible for the development of initiatives and implementation through training sessions for owners.
Responsible for coordinating the rescue program for 25 co-ownerships, members of the team being: operational officer-coordinator, architect, social worker. Facilitating the daily mediation and communication processes between the public and private sector. Organisation and animation of regular meetings with landlords, estate management and public investors.
Responsible for updating in the specific database –specific software- comprising annual reports and evaluation by Excel tool of each co-ownership. Participant for updating and inventing performant computer tools in order to evaluate public actions for each co-ownership.
Jan 02 AGCOP 75, France: - Urban planner trainee
- Sept 02 Creation of an Excel tool to appreciate specific problems of a co-ownership.
Dealing with any tenant or landlords request.
Face to face and phone reception, dealing with mail
Summer 2001 : Urban planner, Bessancourt (Val d’Oise), France
Study about urban centres with an environmental and sustainable perspective. This included presentation of the study results to the Council and help for decision of urban development for the city.
Dec 2019 First aid for Adult and Children
July 2018 Food Safety award, level 2
Dec 2015 Managing aggression and violence
Nov 2015 Preparing for the new languages GSCE –Now!
Oct 2015 Phonics Training
June 2014 English as an Additional Language.
July 2013 Safeguarding Children Course, booster course
July 2009 Safeguarding Children Foundation Course
June 1998 Brevet d’Aptitude à la Fonction d’Animateur (Childminding Certificate)
I.T Skills MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Illustrator, Audacity. Fully conversant on Internet and e-mail. Also experienced with Apple Macintosh applications.
Use of Interactive whiteboards. Use of Virtual Learning Environment (E.g Moodle, Blackboard)
Languages Fluent in English, French (mother tongue) and Spanish.
Since Jan 2019 Volunteer with Refugee Action:
- Facilitating the delivery of the ‘Working English’ project (includes teaching English and employability skills to groups of refugees, planning the session, assess and evidence progress),
- Mentoring refugees according to agreed goals to support the client’s search for work. An holistic approach that address specific needs and goes beyond job search.
Sept 15-Feb 16 Volunteer with Shelter: welcoming clients (homeless people or clients at threat to be homeless at reception desks, answering enquiries on phone.
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