My preferred method is immersion by using French at least 90 % of the time in my lessons. I provide students with comprehensible input, inductive and deductive grammar, discovery learning, highly structured written practice, free written practice, and oral practice for authentic situations. I teach French to children, teenagers, and adults. I have experience teaching at the high-school level as well as at the university undergraduate and graduate levels.
I'm a high school teacher of French and Latin in the Chicago, IL area. I have a B.A. in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature. I also have a professional teaching license with endorsements in French and Latin. I've been teaching French to children, teenagers, and adults for 30 years. I have also worked and studied in France for a total of 2.5 years.
Lessons for the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in French language and culture cost $ 50.00 / hr. Lessons in French-language literature and cultures also cost $ 50.00 / hr.
Education: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2010
Ph.D., French Language and Literature, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1995
A.B. with High Honors, Comparative Literature and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989
Diploma with Honors, City High School, Grand Rapids, MI, 1984
Licensure: Professional Educator License, The Illinois State Board of Education, Foreign Language French K – 12, Foreign Language Latin Senior HS, ID: 2068028, IEIN: 728754, Exp. 6/30/2023
Teaching Experience: Instructor of French, The Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago, IL, 2011 to present
Tutor of Latin, Glen Ellyn, IL, 2013-2019
Instructor of French, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL, 2010-2011
Visiting Lecturer of French, Dominican University, River Forest, IL, 2006-2010
Part-time Instructor of French and Latin, College of DuPage, Continuing Studies, Glen Ellyn, IL, 2004-2010
Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Department of Spanish, French, Italian & Portuguese, University of Illinois – Chicago, 2007-2008
Part-Time French Instructor, After-School Program, William Beye Elementary School, Oak Park, IL, 2006-2007
Assistant Professor of French, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1996-2003
Visiting Assistant Professor of French Language, Literature, and Culture, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1996
Graduate Student Instructor of French Language and Comparative Literature, Emory U., 1989-1995
Professional Activities: Judge and Chaperon, Champions d’expression, Regional Oral French Competition, AATF, 2012 - present
Reader for French Language Advanced Placement Examination, Educational Testing Service, 2007-2010
Lead Chaperone of student groups to Spain & France, 2015 & 2017
Professional Memberships: The Modern Language Association of America
The American Association of Teachers of French
Alliance française de Chicago – French Cultural Center of Chicago
Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
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