Julien Ruzzi : French
Julien Ruzzi
French Native
Sessions: 4771
Last class: Yesterday
 1019 Reviews: 100% Positive
£19.36 / €21.03 / $22.41
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Julien Ruzzi and I'm 46 years old and currently living in Portugal. I am a native French speaker and teach French. I have been an online French teacher with Verbalplanet since January 2010. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, Chinese Mandarin, English, Italian, Portuguese - Europe. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
Latest Reviews
19 Oct 2022
 Yet again, a great session with Julien. Very patient and manages to make each lesson very enjoyable. 
18 Oct 2022
 Merci pour la super conversation Julien. À la prochaine fois ! 
29 Sep 2022
 Thanks Julien! As to chat with you and review my French. Jim 
23 Sep 2022
 Julien was great. Not only helped me during the lesson but gave me great advice to work on between sessions. 
09 Sep 2022
 Great class as always. Julien even taught me a tip for the subjunctive that FINALLY, FINALLY after MULTIPLE tries helped me learn an easy way to know when to use it!!! thank you!  
25 Aug 2022
 Another great lesson.  
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About me - English

I love languages, and I can think of no better way to learn them than on the spot, or in cyberspace!

I have traveled and lived in quite a few countries already (the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, French Guyana...), and there I met very different personalities and cultures which helped turn me into a citizen of the world! And thanks to the Internet and "Skype Airlines", the potential for discovering new people is now limitless...

Qualifications & Experience


HSK (Mandarin) level 6, 2013: Qingdao, China

TEFL certified, 2010: i-to-i (on-line certification)

English Agregation, 2002: Lyon, France (Université Lyon II)

Master in English, 2001: Chambéry, France (Université de Savoie)

Bachelor in French Literature, 1997: Chambéry, France (Université de Savoie)

Professional Experience :

I was an English Teacher within the French Education System for 7 years, in both high schools and middle high schools.

I was also a French Native Speaker for 3 years in both the U.K. and the U.S.A. (for both junior high/high school students and university students).

Finally, I worked for one year for Berlitz (in Brussels) as a French Trainer (my students were all adults).

Teaching Approach

My approach is, dialogue, dialogue, dialogue! We speak, we stumble, we get back up: We progress!

I have made a fool of myself so many times while speaking a foreign language that I don't think you need to worry about making mistakes when studying with me.

I believe that what matters the most is communication, and that grammar should only be a means, not an end.

And let's have some fun, shall we? :)

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About me - French

Comme j’adore les langues étrangères, quel meilleur moyen de les apprendre que de voyager, à travers l'espace géographique et cybernétique?

J’ai séjourné au Royaume-Uni, aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, en Italie, en Belgique, au Portugal, en Guyane Française… Au fil de ces voyages, j’ai été au contact de personnalités et de cultures toutes plus diverses les unes que les autres qui m'ont aidé à devenir citoyen du monde. Et internet et "Skype Airlines" n'ont fait que démultiplier davantage encore les possibilités de découvertes humaines...

Qualifications & Experience

Diplômes :

HSK (diplôme de Mandarin) niveau 6, 2013: Qingdao, Chine

TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language), 2010 : i-to-i (formation en ligne)

Agrégation d’Anglais, 2002: Université Lyon II, Lyon, France

Master d'Anglais, 2001: Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France

Licence de Lettres Modernes, 1997: Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France


J'ai travaillé pendant 7 ans dans l'Education Nationale en tant que professeur d'Anglais, dans les collèges et lycées.

J’ai enseigné le Français pendant 3 ans en Angleterre et aux Etats-Unis ( au niveau collège/lycée ainsi qu'au niveau universitaire)

J’ai aussi été formateur de Français chez Berlitz Bruxelles pendant un an (à des élèves adultes)

Teaching Approach

Ma technique : le dialogue ! On parle, on se trompe, on rectifie : on progresse !

J'ai fait tellement de gaffes moi-même en parlant d'autres langues que je serais mal placé pour vous juger, qu'importent vos erreurs.

La communication est pour moi la chose la plus importante, et même s’il nous faut avoir recours à la grammaire de temps en temps, le but ultime est toujours de faire passer ses idées.

Et dans la bonne humeur, j’y compte bien! :)

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