Hello, I am Cécile, a native French teacher from Paris and a qualified secondary school teacher in Modern Languages. I have been teaching French for 19 years and love it !
My varied experience in French teaching has broadened my understanding of approaching French as a foreign language, to benefit either a school pupil already familiar with some basics, or an adult who can be a complete beginner or at an advanced level.
I have taught secondary school pupils in schools, summer schools and privately, also adult learners from total beginner to advanced level both privately and in universities through Lifelong Learning Centers.
I love meeting new students from different countries. They have sometimes shared with me some incredible cultural hindsights or simply their favourite classical music composer or instrument.
In my spare time I read French literature, I love books, and find it also provides me with newer and contemporary figures of speech, for example. I also cook and enjoy the outdoors.
I have had excellent feedback from students either in classes (mature students) or from private one-to-one students.
I take a personal and genuine interest in my students' progress. I keep myself informed of the different ways to expose oneself to French: podcasts of documentaries or interviews, or online news websites, French cinema, French comics/graphic art even (which I love).
Having trained as an artist (painter and ceramics) years ago, I have been told that my lessons are original, fun and engaging. I spend a long time preparing my lessons, using online whiteboards but also researching the appropriate documentary or film extract or exercise. I think I have an artistic approach to teaching, in that every lesson is a creative challenge for me.