I am a Native French speaker and speak three more languages fluently and a 5th at an intermediate level.
I was raised in France with parents from Spain so from the beginning I grew up in a bilingual family environment and developed a keen interest in culture and linguistics.
I have worked in four Countries (France, Germany, Switzerland & Spain) teaching French, Art (Painting, drawing) and Martial Arts.
In addition, I have authored two poetry books in French and been accepted in the Society of French Poets and I am currently working on a novel in Spanish.
I have been teaching French for years and the last year mostly online via Skype and Cisco WebEx.
- Teacher of French online for English For Success (DBA : French For Success) (2013-present) to various students around the world. Courses include : Academic French, Travel French and Conversation.
- Teacher of French freelance (2009-present). Teach primarily Spanish speakers basic to advanced French. Classes in person and online.
-Teacher of Martial Arts and personal training (2001-present)(Switzerland, France & Spain)
-Teacher of Artistic painting (Oil, Acrylic) (Switzerland 2000-2002)
-Teacher of Visual Arts in my own Academy (France 1991-1995)
- Currently enrolled in the Teacher Certification Program DAEFLE (Diploma to Teach French as a Foreign Language)
- Visual Arts Academy Serafini (Art Teacher Training School Switzerland 1987-1990)
-Fine Arts School (France 1985-1986)
-University of Human Sciences Sociology and Physical Education (France 1979-1981)
For me teaching French is not only a vocation it's a mission in communication.
My goal is that after each class, the students are equipped with language tools that allow them to accomplish a task (whatever that may be) in French.
As a speaker of 5 languages, I understand what it takes to learn a language and the importance of language learning with purpose. In today´s busy world no one has time for ''old school'' teaching techniques that require years of study and the student still cannot accomplish simple tasks.
My classes are dynamic and communicative with modern topics and tasks based on today´s world. I am passionate about teaching and this energy shines through in every lesson.
I just had my first lesson with Alain and he is a very good teacher. He was able to quickly determine which level I am at and decide how quickly we should progress through each activity. I will definitely be booking more lessons with him!
Amazing teacher makes you feel really comfortable. Highly recommended!
had my trial lesson yesterday and it was held in such an easy and interesting manner, im very pleased that i have chose Alain among other teachers, my journey of learning French-beautiful language has just began and im sure with Alain ill learn it:)