valerie busson : French

valerie busson
Subject : French
Native : French
(672) Lessons
(106) Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
45 Min : $19.76 / £15.48 / €17.52

Hello, my name is valerie busson and I'm 50 years old and currently living in France. I am a native French speaker and teach French. I have taught online with since May 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, English.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I'm French, I was born in Paris in 1966. I live 80 km from Paris near Normandy.

I'm interested in everything but I particularly like cooking, sciences, animals, archaeology, history. My students immediately feel like we're old friends because I know how to make them comfortable.

Qualifications & Experience

I have a Master in French Law, a BA in English and a Masters in Management. I'm also currently a student in psychology (Master specialized for children and teenagers).

In France I'm an English and French teacher and I also teach Law occasionally.

I've been teaching French as a Foreign Language on the internet for 6 years. I adapt my courses according to the level and the needs of my students.

Teaching Approach

The first lesson is to determine your level and your needs. Do you need to improve your pronunciation, your vocabulary, will you study in France, do you work with French people or are you going to visit France ? The approach is not the same.

We will work on your oral production, oral understanding and writing. With beginners I work with a textbook and for higher levels (B1 to C2) I use newspaper articles on the internet.

I will try to explain the grammar as simply as possible. I also give spelling lessons to French people because French spelling is very difficult ! So don't worry, I don't insist on it if you don't need to write.

Detailed Profile in French

About me

Je suis française, née à Paris en 1966. J'habite dans l'Oise à 80 km de Paris, à la limite de la Normandie. Tout m'intéresse, mais j'aime particulièrement la cuisine, les sciences, les animaux, l'archéologie, l'histoire. Mes élèves ont immédiatement l'impression que nous sommes de vieux amis car je sais les mettre à l'aise.

Qualifications & Experience

j'ai une maîtrise de droit, une licence d'anglais, un DESS de gestion et je suis étudiante en psychologie (master spécialisé enfants, adolescents). En France j'enseigne l'anglais, le français et occasionnellement le droit. J'enseigne le français langue étrangère sur internet depuis 6 ans.

J'adapte mes cours en fonction des besoins et du niveau de chacun.

Teaching Approach

La première leçon sert à évaluer votre niveau et à établir vos besoins : vous avez besoin d'améliorer votre prononciation, votre vocabulaire, vous allez étudier en France, vous travaillez avec des français, vous voulez juste visiter la France, lire en français ? L'approche n'est pas la même. Je fais travailler la production orale, la compréhension orale, la compréhension écrite. Pour les débutants je travaille à l'aide d'un livre, pour les autres (niveau B1 à C2) je travaille avec des articles de journaux sur internet. J'explique la grammaire simplement. Je donne aussi des cours d'orthographe à des français car l'orthographe française est très difficile. Alors ne vous inquiétez pas, je n'insiste pas dessus si vous n'avez pas besoin d'écrire.

My last class was :

08 Dec 2016
By : lwarren
Subject : French 

I had a very enjoyable lesson today with Valerie. We had a good conversation about Paris and other topics. My goal is to practice conversation skills and we accomplished that today. I will take additional lessons with her. Very good instructor.

19 Sep 2016
By : Kagansenyuz
Subject : French 

This was a great first lesson. Remind me that, I have long way to go :)

12 Aug 2016
By : Hilary
Subject : French 

Great lesson .. thank you !

27 Jul 2016
By : shane03
Subject : French 

My kids have been taking lessons for the past month. Initially they were little bit apprehensive of taking french lessons online. Valerie manage to alleviate their fears from the first class itself and manage to engage them in a positive manner.

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