francois debargue : French

francois debargue
Subject : French Native
(39) Lessons
(13) Total Reviews
13 Positive Reviews
Last class : 4 days
4 days ago
45 Min : $22.00 / £17.56 / €19.59
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is francois debargue and I'm 51 years old and currently living in Australia. I am a native French speaker and teach English, French. I have been an online French teacher with since April 2015. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I was born in France in Champagne and left France when I was 18 years old to travel around the world. In 1998 I came to Australia and liked so much the country that I decided to stay and built a new life in this country.

Since then I have been teaching French in the best private schools around Melbourne as you can see in my qualification and experience.

I am also a computer programmer in my spare time and know many computer languages.

My interests are philosophy, economics, politics, cinema and music

Qualifications & Experience


Master of Internet and Web Technology

RMIT University Melbourne - Australia 2002

Graduate Diploma in Education

Teaching methods: French and Mathematics

La Trobe University Melbourne - Australia 1993

Master of Economics

University of Social Science Academy of Grenoble- France 1992

Certificate in English Language Teaching To Adults

Cambridge University

Holmes College - Melbourne - Australia 1997

Teaching Experience:

Mentone Girls’ Grammar 2006 - 2015

Haileybury College 2002 - 2006

Beaconhills Christian College 1998 - 2002

St Paul Anglican Grammar School 1997- 1998

Goulburn Valley Grammar School 1993 - 1996

Teaching Approach

During my professional life as a teacher I learnt how to relate to my students and make them feel completely at ease during their learning journey. When I teach online I try to do the same so it is easy for you to talk and it will never feel uneasy in trying to come up with something to say.

I individualize lessons, encourage self-confidence and motivation for learning. My objective is for the student to come out of the lesson thinking "I have learned something today, and I have enjoyed myself”.

I can adapt my teaching to any level as I learnt how to be flexible during my teaching career. My favourite approach is a the communicative approach which means that during the lesson I will use the target language (French or English) as much as possible.

My last class was :
4 days ago.
16 Jul 2019
By : Jill G
Subject : French 
Another excellent lesson - it picks up on all the spots that I know are weak!
12 Jul 2019
By : Jill G
Subject : French 
​ New Verbalplanet Message Enquiry Type : Other Message Received From : Jill G Account ID Number : 100177529045 User Type : Student Email Address of Sender : Message Content : I am an older learner who first started to learn French many years ago. Francois's approach is exactly what I am looking for - we engage in conversation for both expression and comprehension, correcting my grammar and my accent as we go along, the lesson time and pace are just right. Francois is sympathetic and patient, so if you are looking for an efficient way to prepare yourself for travel to a francophone country, for example, this is a great way to approach the challenge.
01 Oct 2018
By : jack1ep
Subject : French 
Francois quickly tailored the lessons to my specific needs. He is exactly what I was hoping for - critiques me, explains things well, and helps with my grammar and accent. At our last lesson, we read a text and discussed it.
25 Sep 2018
By : jack1ep
Subject : French 
Our trial lesson was effective as Francois now has a good understanding o what level I am at. I am looking forward to a more structured lesson next session. The only downside was that our Skype connection was not perfect.

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