The French Association

The French Association

5.0 (7)
11 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

Bonjour! 

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I hope to share my passion for languages with you very soon.

My name is Julien, I am a certified French teacher. My native language is French, and I also speak English and Spanish.

 I grew up in the south of France, a city called Perpignan. I have studied a master’s degree specialized in Foreign Languages at the university of Nantes (France) from 2010 to 2016.  Furthermore, I am also certified French teacher by the Alliance Française of Vichy (please find attached my certification).

I was lucky to travel and to teach French in several countries. I worked in Liverpool in 2014 where I taught French to English students in a private school. I worked as well in a Languages school in Chile (EFTG Taltal) where I had the opportunity to work with several groups of students from 5 years old to 60 years old. It was an enriching experience. And I am currently in Medellín (Colombia) working as a French teacher at the university of Medellin.

As well, I have been offering private online classes for the past 2 years to students of all ages and levels. I especially enjoy giving one-on-one classes because I believe it is much more efficient than classes with a group. When all my attention is directed to one student, I have a much better knowledge of the student's strengths and areas of needs and can plan lessons accordingly. Furthermore, a one-on-one language class has the advantage that the student speaks much more and receives much more feedback. In my experience, the student always makes faster progress.

Based on my experience studying languages, and on my studies in education, I have developed an approach at teaching languages that is focused on developing oral skills and aims at increasing fluency. Through conversation, I help my students gain confidence and speak creatively with the vocabulary they know. There are different ways of saying the same thing, and so it is always possible to say something even if we don't know a specific word. That is why I always encourage students to use definitions, analogies, synonyms and antonyms, and even hand gestures and facial expressions, in order to keep the conversation in the target language.

As we discuss different topics of interest, I teach new vocabulary and expressions, and I write them in the chat section so that they can be reviewed later. When needed, I offer feedback with regards to pronunciation, grammar, meaning, etc. When necessary, I can speak English or Spanish to explain the meaning of a word or expression, or a grammar rule.

This personalized approach makes the lesson rich in content, and much more engaging for the student. A motivated and committed student is sure to improve fluency and gain confidence.

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New York, NY 10005
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Lisa

    Julien is an amazing tutor. He is very personal in his lesson planning approach and makes sure that I always get what I need out of our lessons. I, myself, am a high school French teacher and I learn new things from him all the time.

  • Nicolette

    Julien is extremely professional, well prepared, organized and very attentive. My daughter has weekly French lessons with him and is preparing for her DELF B1. We highly recommend his tutoring services.

  • Oscar

    I would highly recommend Julien if you are a beginner looking to improve your French. Each lesson is very well structured, and Julien has a great teaching style - enthusiastic, focused and patient.

  • Gerd

    Julien is an excellent teacher: professional, respectful, well prepared and highly engaging. He listens carefully, choses topics for discussion from all walks of life, and corrects in a kind and encouraging way. Thanks so much for your time and all your help, Julien.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Based on my experience studying languages, my studies in education and the ALTER EGO method, I have developed an approach at teaching languages that is focused on developing oral skills and aims at increasing fluency. Through conversation, I help my students gain confidence and speak creatively with the vocabulary they know.

This personalized approach makes the lesson rich in content, and much more engaging for the student. A motivated and committed student is sure to improve fluency and gain confidence.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My name is Julien, I am a certified french teacher (French Institute Alliance Française).

I have been teaching French for more than 8 years in many different structures (universities, high schools, companies, banks, administrations, etc...) in many countries with students from all around the world.


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