Hello! My name is Oswald Stuart, I am a Brazilian who was literate in French. I studied in a French primary school because I lived four years in France during my childhood. Also, I lived one year in my early adulthood when I did an interchange program at my university.
I have been teaching French, Portuguese, and English online since 2015 using the communicative approach. I set lessons according to student goals, which can be General French, Conversation Class, Exams Preparation, and Writing and Speaking Improvement. I am a calm and attentive teacher who employs dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals, sites, audio, and voice recognition apps during my courses.
Me as a Teacher
I have been teaching French since 2015 on the Internet. I am currently studying Languages at University. I have an Advanced English-level certificate from British Council and an Advanced French Level certificate from French Government. I have done one year of an interchange program in France at Université-Pierre-Mendès 2, 3 years of studies in Economics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and I have taken courses in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Sign languages at the same institution. I believe that anybody can learn a new language as long as they are correctly motivated by the teacher. I think I have the necessary background to teach appropriately to my students.
My lessons & teaching style
I taught French at university in 2017 using the communicative approach. But before, I have already taught French in an NGO for vulnerable teenagers using language manuals, the Internet, films, and some neuro programming techniques. Since 2015, I have also been teaching classes mostly for young adults. I use modern manuals, multimedia resources, audio, radio, TV, speech recognition programs, music, films, dictionaries, grammar, the Internet in general, and translation methods.
Teaching by the communicative approach means that real communication situations are what really matters. I also can give tasks about daily life routines for my student, such as making a shopping list in a supermarket.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
Graphs and charts
2017 - Present
Estagiário UFMGUFMG - Belo Horizonte, BrazilEnsino de Francês Básico Presencial para turmas de 10 alunos na UFMG.
2016 - 2020
Bachelor's - InglêsUFMGLicenciatura em Inglês
DECLARAÇÃO UFMG 2018Contrato de Estagiário. Experiência em empresa renomada.
DALF C1 Governo Francês 2007Exame de Proficiência. Certificado atesta competência
TOEFL ITP B2 UFMG 2017Exame de Inglês. Atestado de conhecimento de inglês.
36 lessons completed
Conversation Lesson in Brazilian Portuguese with native speaker and with Bachelor in Languages
A1 - C2Conversation Practice1 lessons completed
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16 French lessons
Oswald really makes you feel good about your progress and helps your confidence.
Aug 3, 2021
Luciano R Dias
7 French lessons
une grande classe, des sujets très à jour qui stimulent l'esprit à choisir des mots et des moyens de l'exprimer non seulement en répétant des phrases, mais en exprimant des idées spontanément
Jun 18, 2021
11 French lessons
I've really enjoyed all the lessons with Oswald! We've talked about a lot of different topics and the hour always passes so fast! Highly recommend!
Apr 23, 2021
2 French lessons
May 7, 2022
1 French lesson
Oswald provided me with good tips regarding the TCF test.
Apr 8, 2022
Kez De Meyer
1 French lesson
Très bonne conversation, il est gentil. Il parle à un très bon rythme, très facile à comprendre.