I strongly believe that we remember languages through things we love and feel personally connected to (music, film, books, travels etc...) so I like to incorporate my students passions and/or hobbies in my lessons as a jumping off point.
On the first class, I like to start with a little basic conversation to evaluate my student's level in French.
Then depending on how advanced the student is, I will eventually switch back to English to cover the basics. (I however try to speak in French as much as possible.)
To learn grammar, I like to use easy song lyrics from French songs they may already know, so it is easier for them to remember.
Listening to the song afterwards, is a great way to work on pronounciation as well as accent reduction.
I like to write down the lesson (or have the student do it) on paper with color blocking to help visualize what we just talked about.
At the end of the class, I go back through everything we discussed and encourage the student to either keep listening to the song we worked on, or come back next class having watched either a film, tv show, or maybe read a book or article in French so we can discuss about it. (I can also provide inspiration).
My class is very much based on the person and on their personal preferences. Every student is different and I like to cater to everyone's needs appropriately.
I am a French actor who has a Baccalaureat in Littérature and a BA equivalent in Acting.
When I am not acting, I teach and tutor French to students of any age.
I started teaching in the United States in 2009, when I was living there at the age of 16 to make some pocket money.
Having a lot of experience with kids as a summer camp counselor and baby sitter, most of my students were between the age of 8 all the way up to their mid 20's but i also have adults of all ages contacting me when they need to practice their conversationnal French.
I then moved back to France and taught English as a side job as I was going through my Acting School. (as well as French lesson through skype with the students I had made back in the States).
Teaching French to foreigners has been one of my favorite jobs ever and now that I live in London I am so excited I get to do more of it!
Perfect! Excellent teacher, very patient. Even for me who is very much a beginner !
Emmanuel a été un super prof pour ma fille de 12 ans, qui avait du mal en cours d'anglais. Son approche ludique a su l'intéresser et la motiver tout au long de l'année. Je recommande !
Emmanuel was a great teacher for my 12 year old daughter, who was struggling in English lessons. Her playful approach knew how to interest and motivate her throughout the year. I recommend !
Having not used any French since school, I started receiving French tuition from Manu when a need arose to converse in Conversational/Business French with clients at work. Manu's approach was both incredibly patient and thoughtful - he structured each lesson in accordance with different parts of my job, and made sure to cover all of the niche vocabulary i need to talk about technology and finance at work. Highly recommend.
Emmanuel is incredibly professional, patient — but most importantly, friendly. Learning French with him never feels like work; it’s always fun and his contributions are invaluable. 100% recommended!
Emmanuel has tutored my daughter in French for some time now and has a lovely gentle way about him. Making students feel relaxed and having fun while learning. Would highly recommend!
Working with Emmanuel is always a pleasure! He bases his exercices on very fun materials such as songs, books (Harry Potter among others :D ), TV shows, and you happen to learn English with no pain! He's patient, knowledgeable, and always knows how to cheer you up and make you feel valued.
Emmanuel est un superprof qui saura être à l'écoute et adapter les cours en fonction du niveau de l'élève. Très calme et patient, vous ferez rapidement des progrès à ses côtés.
Emmanuel is a superprof who will be able to listen and adapt courses according to the level of the student. Very calm and patient, you will quickly make progress with him.
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