Julien Ruzzi : French

Julien Ruzzi
Subject : French
Native : French
(1432) Lessons
(511) Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
45 Min : $20.74 / £16.29 / €18.54
Trial: 50% OFF

Hello, my name is Julien Ruzzi and I'm 40 years old and currently living in Portugal. I am a native French speaker and teach English, French. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2010. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, Chinese Mandarin, English, Italian, Portuguese - Europe. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I love languages, and I can think of no better way to learn them than on the spot, or in cyberspace!

I have traveled and lived in quite a few countries already (the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, French Guyana...), and there I met very different personalities and cultures which helped turn me into a citizen of the world! And thanks to the Internet and "Skype Airlines", the potential for discovering new people is now limitless...

Qualifications & Experience


TEFL certified (2010) i-to-i (on-line certification)

English Agregation (2002) - Lyon, France (Université Lyon II)

Master in English (2001) - Chambéry, France (Université de Savoie)

Bachelor in French Literature (1997) - Chambéry, France (Université de Savoie)

Professional Experience (before or simultaneously with VerbalPlanet):

To focus on my studies (Mandarin Chinese), I'm currently on a leave of absence from the French Education Nationale where so far I have worked for 9 years as an English teacher (for both junior high/high school students and undergraduate students).

I was also a French Native Speaker for 3 years in both the U.K. and the U.S.A. (for both junior high/high school students and university students).

Finally, I worked for one year for Berlitz (in Brussels) as a French Trainer (my students were all adults).

Teaching Approach

My approach is, dialogue, dialogue, dialogue! We speak, we stumble, we get back up: We progress!

I have made a fool of myself so many times while speaking a foreign language that I don't think you need to worry about making mistakes when studying with me.

I believe that what matters the most is communication, and that grammar should only be a means, not an end.

And let's have some fun, shall we? :)

Detailed Profile in French

About me

Comme j’adore les langues étrangères, quel meilleur moyen de les apprendre que de voyager, à travers l'espace géographique et cybernétique?

J’ai séjourné au Royaume-Uni, aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, en Italie, en Belgique, au Portugal, en Guyane Française… Au fil de ces voyages, j’ai été au contact de personnalités et de cultures toutes plus diverses les unes que les autres qui m'ont aidé à devenir citoyen du monde. Et internet et "Skype Airlines" n'ont fait que démultiplier davantage encore les possibilités de découvertes humaines...

Qualifications & Experience

Diplômes :

TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language), 2010 : i-to-i (formation en ligne)

Agrégation d’Anglais, 2002 (Université Lyon II, Lyon, France)

Master d'Anglais, 2001 (Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France)

Licence de Lettres Modernes, 1997 (Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France)

Expérience (avant ou en parallèle avec VerbalPlanet):

Pour me concentrer sur mes études de Mandarin, je suis actuellement en disponibilité de l'Education Nationale où j'enseigne l’Anglais depuis 9 ans (à des élèves de Collège, Lycée et BTS).

J’ai enseigné le Français pendant 3 ans en Angleterre et aux Etats-Unis ( au niveau collège/lycée ainsi qu'au niveau universitaire)

J’ai aussi enseigné le Français chez Berlitz Bruxelles pendant un an (à des élèves adultes)

Teaching Approach

Ma technique : le dialogue ! On parle, on se trompe, on rectifie : on progresse !

J'ai fait tellement de gaffes moi-même en parlant d'autres langues que je serais mal placé pour vous juger, qu'importent vos erreurs.

La communication est pour moi la chose la plus importante, et même s’il nous faut avoir recours à la grammaire de temps en temps, le but ultime est toujours de faire passer ses idées.

Et dans la bonne humeur, j’y compte bien! :)

My last class was :

20 Jun 2017
By : Daniel M
Subject : French 

A good lesson despite issues with Skype ...Julien was able to adapt the lesson and make it work. He is very flexible and relaxed, he is clearly experienced and very patient!

19 Jun 2017
By : Yevgeniya Y
Subject : French 

Excellent first class, I'm going to continue classed with Julien!

15 Jun 2017
By : Daniel M
Subject : French 

Patient, clear and skilled at making these conversations work and flow well.

09 Jun 2017
By : Daniel M
Subject : French 

An excellent first lesson. It was a challenging but very positive and supportive experience. We concentrated exclusively on conversation which was at my request. Julien gave appropriate grammatical help and vocabulary where necessary.

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