About me

My formation:

  • Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris VIII)
    German Bachelor's degree
    French literature, philosophy, Italian, linguistics, phonetics and film analysis.

My experience:

  • Freelance French as second language teacher
    Jan. 1991 - Today - 27 years and counting

    Freelance French as a second language teacher.
    One-on-one or two-student group lessons available.
  • French as second language teacher
    Fondation Postuniversitaire Internationale, Centre Audiovisuel
    Jan. 1990 - Dec. 1990 - 12 months
    Intensive classes for all levels and all nationalities
    School similar to Alliance Française that used audiovisual methods and was under the direction of Annie Monnerie-Goarin, author of Intercodes: Méthode de Français, La France aux cent visages and other textbooks.
  • French as second language teacher
    Ecole du Cercle Commercial Suisse
    Apr. 1985 - Feb. 1988 - 2 years 11 months
    Intensive prep classes for Chambre of Commerce of Paris degrees for German-speaking Swiss nationals.
    Similar to the Sorbonne advanced-level classes. (French-German comparative grammar)
  • French as second language teacher
    Sept. 1983 - Aug. 1984 - 1 year
    Intensive beginner classes for adults of all nationalities - School similar to Alliance Française


My volunteer Experience:

  • Storyteller for Children
    Association Lire et faire lire
    sept. 2015 - Today - 2 years and counting
    Bookreading to second-graders (7 years old.)

My strenghts:

-Strong organizational, communication, improvisation and teaching skills. 
-Good inter-personal skills.
-Ability to motivate and bring energy to both groups and individuals.
-Ability to adapt pedagogical tools to the wants and needs of different students of all nationalities.

Spoken Languages:
French, German, English, Italian