Bonjour tout le monde! Hello everyone! I'm Matthias! I'm native French from Paris, France and I currently live in the Philippines. I have been a qualified and experienced French Teacher since 2009.
After completing my Master degree of Social Studies and International Development from la Sorbonne University in Paris, France, in 2006, I started working for Educational NGO's based in the Philippines. Then in 2009, I specialized as a French Teacher for different public and private language schools in the Philippines including Montessori School and Alliance Française. My classes were composed of very large audiences: from young kids to professionals. I taught French through various learning levels from A1 to C1. I have also handled online and conversational classes on a regular basis with multicultural groups. I taught 1 to 1 tutorials from A1 to C1 levels. Besides this, I have carried out French workshops for Filipino high school principals under the Department of Education in the Philippines. In addition, I conducted multiple preparations and trainings of applicants for the official DELF and TEF standardized exams. I have been teaching French at different popular Universities in the Philippines from 2012 until now.
Finally, I also got the opportunity to work as an English French interpreter for the French Prime Minister Security Group in 2012.
Freelance French Online Instructor
2016 - present : Taught French online to professionals and students through various learning levels from A1 to C1 on 1 to 1 sessions as well as group classes.
French Instructor, Alliance Francaise de Cebu, Cebu city, Philippines.
2011 - present : Taught French to professionals and students through various learning levels from A1 to C1. Handled online and conversational classes on regular basis with multicultural groups. Had in charge several 1 to 1 tutorials from A1 to C1 levels. Handled French workshops for Filipino high school principals under the Department of Education in the Philippines. Conducted multiple preparations and trainings for the official French language tests including DELF and TEF standardized exams.
French Teacher, University of San Carlos and University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu city, Philippines.
2013 - present: Taught French in different popular Universities in the Philippines including University of San Jose Recoletos and University of San Carlos where I handled a total of 24 classes composed of 50 students each for a grand total of 1200 students from different courses. Supervised a French Language Exhibit showcasing French songs, dances and delicacies at the University of San Jose Recoletos in 2014.
French Teacher, Montessori School of Pardo, Cebu city, Philippines.
2009 - 2010: Handled different groups composed of a dozen of young children from different nationalities aged between 3 and 11 years old through play activities involving the basics of the French language.
2003 - 2004: Master Degree of International Economics Awarded with Honors, University of Paris 1 La Sorbonne - Panthéon.
2005 - 2006: Master Degree of Social Studies and International Development, University of Paris 1 La Sorbonne - Panthéon.
Alliance Française de Cebu, Cebu city, Philippines
2012: Certification as English-French Interpreter for the security group of the French Prime Minister.
All of these experiences have given me the opportunity to develop lesson plans on a wide range of topics and levels. I love teaching French and I enjoy sharing my experiences, learnings and culture with my students.
My teaching method depends on my student needs, levels, goals and language skills as well as learning styles. I am highly skilled at customizing my teaching methods to the needs of my students with flexibility and effectiveness. With me, my students will be learning French through various practical challenges and conversational activities focused on the grammar, the vocabulary, the pronunciation and the cultural aspects of the language. Indeed I believe the most effective way to study and learn a language is basically to speak it. I like to interact with my students because the more they will practice the language, the closer they will get to their goals. Step by step we will then be able to reach a new level and set new goals.
So let's start making a plan for you!