I split my professional career amongst institutions in both France and the United States, including the Institut Américain Universitaire in Aix en Provence, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and The French Institute of San Francisco. During this diverse professional experience, I also fully came to realize how comfortable I was in my teaching practices and that I was eager to pass on my passion for this subject and this discipline. Exposing students to French culture and enabling them to efficiently learn the language is truly a passion of mine.
I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach to language instruction, rather striving to adapt my methods to the individual skill level and goals of the student. With that said, I believe the communicative approach is the most conducive to language retention and correct oral expression. Assignments can be given for outside work (recommended).
My name is Estelle and I am offering French instruction for all levels in the San Francisco area. I am a native speaker and have 5 years of university-level teaching experience to students and professionals alike in France and the United States. I have a bachelors in English Literature, Language, and Civilization as well as a Masters in Didactics of French as a foreign language.
Friday - Saturday (end of afternoon)- Sunday- Monday preferred.
Feel free to contact me for further inquiries or to set a meeting.
E-on : Gardanne — August 2014-December 2017
French private tutor for the European power company « E-on ». I gave small group tutoring and lessons to English engineers working abroad for a nuclear project in the south of France.
IAU college : Aix en Provence — June 2014-December 2017
Teacher of French as Foreign Language for IAU College in Aix- en-Provence for undergraduate students from numerous American universities (Rice,, Brown, Tufts, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Muhlenberg College, Baylor, Ithaca, Gettysburg, Loyola Marymount…).
Flta fulbright : St Mary’s College of MD — August 2013-May 2014
French Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at St Mary's College of Maryland. I was tasked with animating group discussions, directing the French club on campus, organizing various cultural activities, and substituting for active faculty.
TRAINEE : IAU — August 2013-May 2014
Native tutor tasked with organizing workshops, assisting teachers and supporting the administration staff.
UNIVERSITE STENDHAL GRENOBLE III — Master 2 FLE 2015 (merit)
UNIVERSITE AMU AIX-MARSEILLE — Master 1 FLE 2013 (distinction)
UNIVERSITE AIX-MARSEILLE— D.U (diplôme universitaire : College certificate) FLE 2013
UNIVERSITE AIX-MARSEILLE — ENGLISH Language, Literature and Civilization BACHELOR DEGREE (honors) 2012
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