Catherine Gaboreau : French

Catherine Gaboreau
Subject : French
Native : French
United Kingdom
(310) Lessons
100%      
(228) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $26.52 / £18.99 / €21.67
Hello, my name is Catherine Gaboreau and I'm 61 years old and currently living in United Kingdom. I am a native French speaker and teach English, French. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2008. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, English.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

My name is Catherine Gaboreau, I was born in Paris. I live near Manchester in the North of England. I occasionally travel to the Loire Valley in the West of France to visit friends and relatives and sometimes work in sunny South Languedoc.

I speak English and French fluently.

I have been working as a French teacher for adults for over 20 years, privately, at colleges and for various companies.

People find me friendly, reliable and easy to talk to.

My interests are varied: reading, walking, cycling, gardening, travelling, socialising and playing music with friends.

Qualifications & Experience

French Baccalaureat A4 (Languages, Literature and Philosophy)

Certificate in bilingual skills with the Institute of Linguists (with distinction). I have worked as a part-time translator for over 20 years.

Certificate in Adult Education. I have worked at my local colleges for 12 years teaching students of all levels, ranging from beginners to advanced and A level.

For two years, I published Salut France Magazine, a bimonthly publication with audio CD in French dedicated to English speakers.

Teaching Approach

As a native French person in the UK for over 20 years, I have a great understanding of both cultures.

I can also appreciate difficulties encountered in both languages and I adapt my teaching accordingly.

During our first lesson, I will assess your level by giving you a short written test and having an informal conversation to evaluate your needs and motivation.

From then on, I will design your lessons according to your level and interests.

During each session, you will have the opportunity to practice your oral, audio and written skills (unless you prefer to concentrate on a single skill, i.e.: conversation)

I like to set homework to help you digest the content of your previous lesson and prepare you for the next one.

If you wish to contact me, I will be delighted to answer your questions or help you book your first lesson. A bientôt, j'espère!

Detailed Profile in French

About me

Merci de prendre le temps de lire mon profil. Je m’appelle Catherine Gaboreau, je suis née à Paris. J’habite près de Manchester en Angleterre. Je me rends souvent en Anjou dans l’ouest de la France où vit ma famille.

Je parle couramment l'anglais et le français.

Je travaille comme professeur de français pour adultes depuis 25 ans.

Les gens me trouvent sympathique, fiable et communicative.

Mes passe-temps sont variés, entre autres : la lecture, la randonnée, le jardinage, les voyages et la musique.

Qualifications & Experience

(Bac littéraire (langues modernes, littérature et philosophie)

Certificat d’aptitudes bilingues avec l’Institute of Linguists (mention très bien). Je suis traductrice depuis plus de 25 ans.

Certificate in Adult Education. Depuis une vingtaine d'année, j'enseigne le français à tous les niveaux (débutant , intermédiaire, avancé, préparation au BAC).

Teaching Approach

En tant que Française au Royaume-Uni depuis trente ans, j’ai acquis une connaissance approfondie des deux langues et cultures.

Ceci me permet de tenir compte des difficultés linguistiques et culturelles et d’adapter mon enseignement.

Durant notre premier cours, j’évaluerai votre niveau en vous faisant passer un test écrit et un exercice oral qui serviront à déterminer vos besoins et motivation.

Par la suite,vos cours seront conçus selon votre niveau et vos intérêts.

Pendant chaque séance, vous aurez des exercices oraux, audio et écrits (ou l’une de ces trois possibilités selon vos désirs, la conversation par exemple).

Des devoirs entre chaque cours vous permettront d’assimiler la leçon précédente et vous préparer à la suivante.

Si vous désirez me contacter, j'aurais le plaisir de répondre à vos questions.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
16 May 2016
By : ibeza
Subject : French 
My first lesson with Catherine was great. I am a "restarter" in French, not having spoken the language for twenty years. She made me talk a lot and that's how words come dripling back to my memory. Very patient teacher. We are heading for more! : )
 
12 Jan 2016
By : snownanny
Subject : French 
I had my first lesson with Catherine and found her to be really good. She was patient and helpful when i struggled to find the correct words to use. She would then type them so that i could have future reference. Looking forward to my next lesson!
 
22 Feb 2012
By : twowheelsgood
Subject : French 
A good relaxed lesson. Lots of speaking
 
15 Feb 2012
By : Denisosul
Subject : French 
a good lesson

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