Sylvie Hilaire : French

Sylvie Hilaire
Subject : French Native
(560) Lessons
(67) Total Reviews
67 Positive Reviews
Last class : 3 days
45 Min : $32.41 / £25.74 / €29.59
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Sylvie Hilaire and I'm 53 years old and currently living in France. I am a native French speaker and teach English, French. I have been an online French teacher with since May 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, Dutch, English, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello! I teach English and French, and I live in a small village very close to Paris. I love languages and teaching is my passion. I have also a lot of curiosity for other cultures and I believe in the power of communication between people around the world, thanks to Verbal planet online courses!

- Possibility of Intensive summer courses , in order to prepare national exams in French...DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 et DALF C1, C2.

Qualifications & Experience

-PLP2 English and French (this certification allows me to teach French and English)

I have taught English and French for ten years in a public high school next to Paris, to French and foreign speakers, so I know the difficulties they have to face phonetics and grammar.

I am allowed to teach English from absolute beginners till level B2 ( Baccalaureat level in France, which means the end of secondary studies).

- CAPES Philosophy

Master Philosophy Paris IV Sorbonne

Psychology studies Paris7 Diderot

French littérature studies Paris IV Sorbonne

I have been staying in Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland, so my accent is more British than American.

I am bilingual In French/English.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is founded on a very enjoyable way of learning, which includes conversation, small texts about everyday situations, introduction to French culture.

Especially if you are an absolute beginner, the method I use pays back pretty fast because it is adapted to real life situations, like how to find your way or answer a simple question with a good French accent!

French speakers students are welcome to my courses because I am aware of their particular difficulties with the english language and I know how to solve them in order

to improve their level. So, they will make progress fast enough to get at ease in every situation.

My last class was :
3 days ago.
17 Mar 2020
By : kvferrer
Subject : French 
It was a great lesson!
29 Jan 2020
By : DenisVerbin
Subject : French 
Great lesson with a good and thoughtful structure, tempo and combination of new material and revision of learning one.
15 Jan 2020
By : DenisVerbin
Subject : French 
I have been studying with this teacher for the second month for now and I am very pleased with the professional approach and the balance between conversational practice and grammatical exercises during the classes.
11 Dec 2019
By : DenisVerbin
Subject : French 
Very well structured lesson. We were reviewing homework which is very important in my opinion, as it is not only repetition and digestion of the material but also a good motivation to work at home and to be prepared for the next class. We found some blind spots in my grammar to work on next time. Also, I like that Sylvie is always trying to correct my mistakes in grammar and pronunciation as I don't want them to become my bad habit.

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