Hi my name is Alphonse, I have a big passion in teaching french, its my first language and have the ability to fully communicate and teach it at any level I have done transiting jobs for one big company ACCENTURE in India. Back in my country i have grown up speaking this language and took all my classes up to my graduation in Business administration in French Language only.
I have been giving French classes to afford my College fees. Do have more than five years experience teaching French and also have good skills in communication.
... View Profile
I have 20 years of experience teaching all levels at French, in both high school and college. I have a Ph.D. in French and extensive training in foreign language pedagogy. I'm also an experienced tutor.
I teach communication (speaking, reading, writing, comprehension) as well as French and Francophone culture, history, and literature.
In addition to teaching French, I work as a writer and editor in educational publishing.
I have taught Saturday morning children's courses at a community college, secondary school French classes for 36 years and college courses, as an adjunct, for 8 years. I have had great results form students, and was well respected by students, colleagues, and staff during my teaching years. I love teaching French.
I have a true passion for helping people achieve their goals, and as a former teacher and native French and Romanian speaker, I bring a unique perspective to language lessons, colored by cultural references. I want to make learning a language interesting, engaging, and fun for my students.
My expertise in languages makes me very excited to be your instructor ofFrench . I started working with the French and English languages in Cameroon, before moving to the United States of America where I pursued graduates studies in Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Translation, and earned many awards, amongst which is Pi Delta Phi, Life Fellow of the French Honor society of the United States of America.
My experiences go beyond translating and interpreting. I also consult, teach, and tutor English, (Grammar, Writing, and Reading), French, ESL, Developmental Writing, and Spanish at the Texas International Education Consortium and Austi
... View Profile
I consider communication to be a function of the love we have for our own life, other people and the world-at-large. By working with my students to coach them not only in the mechanics of language but the situational and cultural aspects, I get immense joy from seeing and hearing them grow and contribute to a more connected and compassionate world. That's why I do what I do.
Hello and welcome to my world of languages.
I will listen to your need as a student so that we can maximize your time to learn your new language.
I will be patient and encouraging
As much as you wish.
I will guarantee that you learn
The language at your satisfaction .
I’m teaching French because I loved foreign languages. Is it strange? Not at all … I learned German and English in the school and since then I always liked to be able to use them during my holidays abroad. So I kept updated with German and English conversation courses although both of them were useful to me when I started working. There was a change of my professional life so I said to me: why not starting the other side of that? I have a communication university degree so it was very easy to me to get the French teaching degree
What do you love most about your job?
What I love at the most is to discover new cultures, to adapt my teaching according the main language goals of my students. Every student is different, either of the nationality, the level of language, the age, the interests, or the culture.
What types of students have you worked with?
I’m working with students from all over the world through my Skype lessons or through different programs in Paris: I only work with adults which aims are very different: professional, touristic. For example, actually I have someone in Japan working in French Africa for an international organization, a man from South Africa preparing a diplomatic examination, an Italian working for a French company, an American coming in France for pleasure, an Australian being in Paris for a few days …
Tell us about your passion for teaching
Well I haven’t thought before I would be a French teacher. But what I’m offering is something more : no classroom, a direct contact with me… so that is perfect for me and for my students
What advice would you give aspiring students?
French language isn’t so difficult. Give yourself the possibility to learn at your time, according to your goals and your budget of course.