My name is Jerome Duperou. I have more than 20 years’ experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE). I have worked in various institutes both in France and abroad.
I hold a Master degree in French as a Foreign Language. I have the experience, skills and qualifications required to teach General French and Specific French (business, legal, diplomatic, tourism and medical French).
When I give lessons, I provide individual coaching as well as programs adapted to specific needs, and use a warm and friendly pedagogical approach.
2010: Launching out of the “French Language Institute”.
1997-2009: Teacher of French as a Foreign Language at the Bordeaux Language Studies, Bordeaux, France responsible for:
General & Specific French (business, legal, diplomatic, tourism and medical French) taught to small groups and/or tutorials
Implementation of language programs, preparation of exams (DELF)
TEF( Test d’Evaluation de Français), exams organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP)
Substitute for the Pedagogy Director on various occasions
1992-1995: Teacher of French as a foreign language at the Technology and Management School of the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal.
French Language and Culture taught to Portuguese students of French Secretarial Work
Supervisor and Assessor of students reports.
ContinuousTraining for Portuguese Teachers of French at high school level
1990-1991: Teacher of French as a Foreign Language, Institute of French Studies for Foreign Students, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Pau, France.
General French, taught to foreign students in small groups.
Summers 1988-1991: Teacher of French as a Foreign Language at Europieska Ferieskolan (EF) Vacances, Biarritz, France.
Taught conversational French classes to foreign students & provided entertainment periods.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
July 2006: "Teaching medical and paramedical French,"
Summer training courses for the “Teaching of Business and Professions” French, at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP), France.
June 1996: Master 2 in Language Linguistics at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.
July 1993: Specialization in Language Didactics, Institute of Linguistics, University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium.
June 1990: Master of French as a Foreign Language (FLE), University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, Pau, France.
July 1985: High school diploma in Economics, Cassin’s school, Bayonne, France.
We teach you how to learn or improve French language skills, from a linguistic, cultural and/or professional point of view.
Our pedagogical approach:
Our educational method, recommended by the Common European Framework of Reference (CECR), combines both the communicative and “actional” approach, that is actions monitored both by teachers and participants.
Our aim is to:
Give you the means to be autonomous in French, that is use the six communication competences (oral and written comprehension, oral and written production and interaction). But you can focus on one competence in particular.
Help you become interactive with French people: that is speak with them on meetings, parties or daily situations (when you buy bread or a train ticket or order in a restaurant, buy goods, contact the Office of Tourism about a trip, open a phone line, etc…).
Coach you in true to life situations (restaurant, bakery, supermarket, etc..).
In addition, we can prepare the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française), TEF (Test d’évaluation de français) and TCF (Test de connaissance du français) exams, within the General French Course.
Within Specific French courses, we work on the six communication competences specific to your job and in accordance with your position. We aim at preparing you to work with French Natives or Francophones, that is to be able to introduce your company and products, to negotiate contracts, to inform and advise a client, make reservations, maintain diplomatic relations, examine patients, etc..
You must consider yourself not only as a learner within the strict educational framework of our course but also as a social actor in true to life activities organized out of class.
Our teaching strategies depend on your progress.
I just had another excellent lesson (my 4th with Jerome). I am learning a lot every lesson and the process used is really challenging and very interesting at the same time. I am look forward to the next lesson.
I really enjoyed the first lesson. Jerome put me at ease immediately and I will definitely book further lessons.
More discussion and natural development of vocab and grammar
Very patient and helping me develop my vocab through actual discussion