At first I have to find out what is the goal of the person who wants to learn French and to be able to respond to her needs as much as possible. I try to find texts to work on matching the interest, activities or profession of the person. I choose text introducing grammar topics, so when the vocabulary is understood we can start training on this grammatical topics with exercises. I like to vary my lessons and activities often, to avoid boredom, so I might introduce small videos and podcasts to watch online from educational website (TV5 and CAVILLAM from French Alliance, Babel and BBC Language for children)
To be able to understand some difficult points of the French grammar and to help learning some topics I use a lot of worksheets taken either from the internet or from books.
According to the level of my client, I might do a dictation or have a conversation about her daily activities
or future plans.
I come from France and I have been teaching 12 years my native language in Germany, and 6 years in Melbourne. I work for several agencies such as the French Alliance of Melbourne, the French Workshop, and LCF Fun Language.
All through these years, I acquired a great experience in teaching, and I am able to recognize the need of my students pretty quickly. In Germany, I joined many workshops to improve my teaching capacities and acquire new ideas about the process of teaching and using the new tools of communication.
Therefore I have gained a lot of confidence and professionalism, and I supposed that I reflect a good feeling on my students as I have in my own private students some children (now aged 12 years old) who have been learning French online with me since 5 years just for the fun of it; I am able to give references.
The fact that I had to learn a foreign language when I moved to Germany and later on teach French as a second language to my own children, has helped me a lot to understand the process of learning of a new language and how to remember vocabulary.
2012 to present: French tutor all level for the
o French Alliance (St Kilda)
o The French Workshop (online via Skype)
o LCF Fun Language (tutoring in primary school)
• Teaching the French language all levels to small children, teenagers and adults on demands at their home or via Skype.
2014 to 2016: French tutor, level beginners and intermediate, Le CafeFlo, Thornbury
• Teaching French to different groups of persons (adults, students, and schoolers) on a regular basis.
2012to present: Casual guide for French and German groups
• Insight Australia Travel - 7 Clarence Street Balgowlah / Sydney NSW 2093 Australia
• All Guides - P.O. box 818 Broadway - Sydney NSW 2007
2002 – 2011 French trainer for Carl Duisburg Centre, (Language School) Hanover, Germany
• Teaching French to different groups of persons, from corporate to students private or in small groups. Intensive short course Training for companies such as Tui Travel Agent.
April-September 2015 : Microsoft advanced course, Preston
April - June 2015: Introduction to Administration/Office Skills Course, PRACE (Preston Reservoir Adult Centre Education)
August - October 2015 Bookkeeping Course PRACE
1978 Hospitality school, Chambéry, France
1977 Lycee Vaugelas, (the equivalent of Year 12), Chambéry, France
Excellent! Christine has been teaching my 9yo old, and she is amazing. My son loves his weekly online classes with Christine.
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