From FranceLiving in Paris, France (00:02 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Aug 22, 2018
I'm Karina, I'm a slow traveler, right now living in Paris!
I'm now working. on Italki just on Saturday and Sunday morning-early afternoon ( Paris time)!
I consider myself as a slow traveler, as my main goal is really to learn about the culture, meet locals, enjoy cultural events… So I've been living at least for one year in different countries, such as Spain, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Portugal, New-Zealand…
I love Theater in general, meaning go to see a play, read, acting….
In thailand, I became a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and this is a brillant tool allows me to relax, breath and have fun at the same time !
Me as a Teacher
I really enjoy preparing interactive classes, because I really believe in non-formal education!
And my speciality is CONVERSATION!
If you want to be more confident when you speak French, be prepared to answer any kind of questions, … ! In one word (or more) If you want to "parler, parler, parler et encore parler", I could be the teacher you are looking for! ;)
I'm not teaching kids anymore!
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons are interactive using Theater exercices, games and videos with a focus on speaking & understanding!
My goal is really you to have fun while learning a new langage :)
If you want to learn French for business reason, to prepare a trip, to prepare an exam, for leisure, because of a French lover… I can adapt my lessons to your needs and objectives!
Not to be dramatic but Karina is the best tutor to ever exist on planet Earth. In general, I am a very shy person and get terrible anxiety when speaking French. Somehow, she manages to get me out of my head, get me talking, and keep the conversation flowing. Two things I’ve noticed: #1 She reads your facial expressions to decide when/how to help. She never cuts me off too quickly or makes me sit in awkward silence when I don’t know how to say something. The moment I feel lost, she picks up on it. #2 She corrects you by repeating you correctly. It’s very “yes, and...”. For example, if I incorrectly say “j'aime ‘la’ fromage”, she’ll be like “ahh tu j’aime le fromage! C’est cool!” and then keeps going.
She gives you the correction without making a huge deal out of it. I think this is brilliant for conversation flow.
My lessons with Karina are so much fun. I laugh the entire time while learning a ton. What more could I ask for?
May 14, 2021
16 French lessons
A review ABC. An amazing lesson with an amazing person! Book a session now! Courses unlike you'll find anywhere else!
Feb 1, 2021
43 French lessons
I adore Karina as a teacher. She is well-prepared, experienced, encouraging and fun in her teaching. For the theater and conversation class, she designed the exercises in which I could practice using the same vocabularies and expressions in different ways. This is very helpful for me.
May 15, 2019
1 French lesson
Amazing first lesson with Karina- she really kept the conversation going and helpful with teaching new words
Mar 19, 2023
57 French lessons
Merci Karina, c'était super de te parler à nouveau. :)
Mar 19, 2023
31 French lessons
Karina is the best, and I highly recommend conversations with her!