Experience

  • French-ESL teacher

    at Nanhai experimental high school

    September 2018 - August 2019

    Guangdong Sheng

    Teaching French and English implementing the neurolinguistics approach

  • French lecturer

    at Jiao Tong university of Shanghai (PARISTECH INSTITUTE)

    September 2014 - September 2017

    Shanghai Shi

    Full-time teaching French for sciences to engineering students who are following the program of French Grandes Ecoles in Shanghai. Fully in charge of creating all sciencific language material and of the French for sciences course. Also in charge of the Art course, the pronunciation course and the French for business course.

  • French lecturer

    at University of Kuala Lumpur

    August 2012 - August 2014

    Kuala Lumpur

    Full-time teaching to engineering students preparing to study engineering in France.

  • French as a foreign language intructor/Free-lance trainer

    at European commission/European parliament/European council

    January 2006 - July 2012

    Bruxelles-Capitale

    Teaching French intensive sessions (from 1 to 6 weeks) to European commission staff from A1 level to C1 level. In the same period of time and in between sessions at the European Institutions, free-lance teacher at a variety of institutions in Montpellier (France) teaching English or French for business, Spanish to adults learners and teenagers, accent reduction in French as foreign language (self-employed status)

  • French teacher

    at Bentley school

    September 2002 - August 2005

    California

    Creation of the French teaching program for children aged 4 to 11; full-time teaching; teachers’ training; material managing and school program presentations.

  • French/Spanish teacher

    at Ecole Bilingue of Berkeley

    September 2000 - August 2002

    California

    Creation of the French teaching program for children aged 4 to 11; full-time teaching; teachers’ training; material managing and school program presentations.

  • French/Spanish teacher

    at Mercy High SCHOOL

    January 1998 - August 2000

    California

    Full-time teaching the freshman to the senior high school grade.

  • French assistant

    at Middlebury College

    September 1996 - July 1997

    Vermont

    Teaching conversation, civilization and phonetics classes and in charge of cultural events (art exhibits, cultural celebrations, field trips).

Education

  • Online teaching language

    at Grenoble university

    2007 - at Present (13 years) Rhône-Alpes

  • Linguistics

    at Paris University

    1992 - 1996 (4 years) Île-de-France

Services offered

  • French-Spanish-English teacher

    As a French native, fluent in Spanish, I have substantial 20 years experience in teaching languages.
    I have taught French as a foreign language, along with Spanish and English, to a variety of audience from the A1 level to the C2 level in many countries.
    I developed a strong interest in the learner psychology as in the creativity of the necessary material and in the organization of a curriculum matching the need of the learner.
    In my teaching, I have developed interactive techniques, progressing from oral to written skills, in order to provide students an efficient tool to communicate quickly in the target language. Having learned more than 4 languages, I also know how to project myself into the learning process.
    I always use an oral and communicative approach, respecting the balance between the different learning styles. I am capable of designing pedagogical programs that match the needs of the students using the most innovative methodgology (the most recent being the Neurolinguistics Approach).
    Having created many cultural and linguistics activities with real-life documents and having organized phonetic training, I have accumulated a vast amount of pedagogical material, as a result of my prior experience. As a matter of fact, a big part of the material was designed specifically for high school. I will look forward to the opportunity of working in teams and sharing it.
    I fully integrate the new technologies in designing activities, such as the project-based ones, with full use of internet websites and communication with students abroad using text or voice messages. I mainly use powerpoint presentations as a support, and can make full use of a smartboard as well as of recording possibilities.
    I have a strong passion for language teaching and this underpins my motivation and enthusiasm for my profession and therefore for language instruction at your institution. As a dual citizen, I own American and French passports.

  • Teacher training

    Training teachers to a great variety of methodology in teaching languages and in linguistics.

  • Language teaching material creation

    Support material for interactive activities, audio material, classroom activities, textbook, interactive games, online teaching material.

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • French Native

  • Spanish Negotiation

  • Italian Conversation

  • Chinese Elementary

  • Malay Elementary

  • Thai Elementary

  • Arabic Elementary

Hives