I studied at McGill and Montreal University in Social Sciences and East-Asian Studies, worked as a conversational French and English teacher for speakers of other languages in private institutions such as the renowned Berlitz Learning Center, community centers and organizations in multicultural areas in Montreal, at the Dongguan Translation Service Center and Xi'an Fanyi University in Mainland China. My approach is a customer-oriented one, which means that it'll adjusted myself to my customer's needs, skills and language level. For example, if my client needs to work on interpersonal conversations with coworkers, I'll build my lesson plan accordling. If he/she wants to prepare his/her travel to a French speaking country, I'll employ useful phrases and vocabulary my client will encounter during his/her trip. I believe in the presence of lots of interactions between the teacher and his student, even if the later has only a beginner. Adults already have acquired structured sentences along their life, so can progress rapidly with the right method and the right teacher. Simply put, it means that with daily efforts and lots of interactions with a patient and joyful teacher, French or English won't be a headache to you anymore.
- EFL and FLE Teacher
- Berlitz, X.F.U. (Xi'an Fanyi University) and one my own
I taught French to professionals such as members of consulates in Montreal, Canada, doctors, engineers, sales persons, nurses, etc. I also did teach first year to third year university students in Xi'an, China.
- 1988 - present
- Montreal and Xi'an - China Canada
, East-Asian Studies
- Montreal University
- 1986 - 1990
I majored in Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese culture complemented with a minor in Communications.