Hello, Welcome to my page! I have been teaching French in American colleges and universities for the last thirty years. I hold a Ph.D. in French Literature from UCLA.
I am bilingual: French and Persian are both my native languages. I was born in Iran and grew up there. I can teach you all about both French and Persian languages and culture in a fun and dynamic way!
For the last three years I have been teaching online classes using the last e learning tools available on the market for teaching foreign languages.
Ph.D in French from UCLA.
Extensive experience teaching in American universities. I have been teaching languages in American Higher education institutions for the last thirty years.
I am a native speaker of French and Persian (Farsi).
I hold a B.A. from the National University in Tehran and have taught Persian for the last 6 years.
Communication is the key for me. After all why do we learn foreign languages? To communicate to the rest of the world. I believe in teaching in context. No matter the language we all share the same context as human beings and we can understand each other.
Languages just give us that extra key that makes it all enjoyable! With me you'll learn to speak from day one. You'll learn how NOT to translate and understand the language from within. As a bonus you'll discover that you have a whole new identity that you did not know before!
We learn best in a nurturing, relevant and fun atmosphere. If I have to summarize my teaching philosophy I would do it in two words: In context. All languages share a common context that most human beings are able to understand. Learning vocabulary for example can be much easier if we learn words as part of meaningful sentences and not only in lists.
It is my belief that "Language in Action" is usually the most dynamic, fun and efficient way to approach learning a foreign language.
سلام و درود به دانشجویان عزیز. زود با من تماس بگیرید
Salaam Danesh-jouyané Aziz,
Man dar Tehran be donya amadam va az batche gi asheg zaban shirin Farsi hastam. Al aan hodoude 12 saal ast ke zabané farsi raa tadris mikonam.
Omidvaram baa man bezudi tamaas begirid.
12 years of experience teaching Persian
I see myself more as a language coach than as a teacher. My work consists to encourage my students to speak. My goal is to hear their voice not mine. I am here to help and guide them but they are at the center of the learning process. We progress toward a common goal at the pace that they choose. It is my belief that learning a foreign language is possible for most people once they get confident in their own ability.
Great structured lesson, really helpful