Since 1996, I have taught mainly French and German to all Levels, that is Higher and Ordinary Level, in the Irish Second Level School System. I have taught English to Junior Cert Level, and as a Foreign Language, to all Levels.
I am a Head of Modern Languages, speak a little Spanish and Italian, as well as our Native Language, Irish.
I bring Cultural Awareness to Language Teaching, I believe that the music, songs, cookery and Art of the Target Language, make the Learner's experience more enjoyable, so that she or he feels they have learned a living language.
I am a member of The Irish French Teachers Association and registered with The Irish Teaching Council, since it's establishment , my Teaching Membership Reference Number is available if required
Honours Degree in French and German, University College Dublin, 1992.
Substitute Teaching to all Levels. Tutor to German Native Students of Intermediate and Advanced English
Honours Higher Diploma in Education, Trinity College, Dublin, 1996, in Modern Foreign Languages and English as a Foreign Language to Overseas Post - Graduates, Advance and Intermediate.
Substitute Teaching, to all Levels
French and Modern Foreign Languages Teacher, Tallaght Community School, Balrothery, Dublin 24, Rep Ireland, since 1999.
Some Private Tutor Experience, of French to Leaving Certificate Level (Final Second - Level Exams)
Continuous one - to - one Conversational Language Preparation, for Leaving Cert Oral Exam.
English as a Foreign Language, Conversation and Cambridge Exam Preparation
The Communicative Approach, where the Target Language is used all the time, or as much as possible.
For Beginners, I approach the Language with Immersion into the Target Language, based mostly on Stimulation and Eliciting of Response, the Student picking up initial words and phrases through repetition and gentle prompting. Writing and Reading, Inferral of Meaning can be built on then, as Student's Confidence builds.
For Intermediate and Advanced- Topical Issues, Expressions of Opinion, Comparisons , Commenting thereon, would be approached as the Language Content, with conversation and reading exercises.