My name is Virginie and I’m 37 years old. I’m a native French speaker from Belgium.
I'm also an experienced French and Computer Teacher.
I started my teaching career in Belgium almost 10 years ago. At that time I was working in a multicultural environment as a computer teacher. I was helping jobless people to apply online for jobs. A lot of them where immigrants and couldn’t speak French so I started to use new technologies to assist them with the language. Often, I had to improvise activities through computer to help them with their French. My delight for teaching French as a foreign language was born.
In 2013 I realised my bigger dream: travelling and working across Australia. My first job over there was a French Language Assistant position in a private school. I just loved that first experience of teaching my native language to young adults. Sharing more than just words: I liked to share an entire culture.
After more than a year going around the country, I finally settled in Queensland. I started working at Lingua Franca a small private French school in Brisbane where I taught French as a foreign language to adults in group and private lessons. I also run DELF training programs to prepare student for special exams. It was a rewarding position with which I have learnt to be familiar with the Australian public.
After that useful experience I was skilled to work in a more formal institute and I started teaching for the Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast.
When I moved back home to Belgium in 2017 my Australian students wanted to keep learning French with me. So I have combined my two careers and started teaching online.
Now I’m about to realise my second dream: teaching online as I’m travelling the world....
- Certificate for Teaching at Higher Education Level
- Teacher training course “French as a foreign language”
- Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Writing
A big part of being a teacher is to share your knowledge with who have the same passion than you.
This is why I love to attend events where I can meet and exchange with other French teachers during training workshops.
- Forum Francophone du Pacifique – Nouméa,
- Rencontre FLE Madrid 2017, Le FLE en action : réflexions et pratiques,
- Rencontre FLE Barcelone 2018, Le professeur de FLE : un professionnel aux multiples talents.
Whether online or face to face, I enjoy teaching in a relaxed atmosphere without pressure. This is the most effective way for my students.
I like spending the first lesson talking about what you enjoy in life, what are your passions, how you prefer learning and why it is important to you to learn French. Starting from there, I usually create my own tools and exercises that will suit you the most. But if you would rather use a standard method, we could work with specific books depending on your needs.
In any case, the lessons will be personalised according to your desire and objectives.
If you want to find out more about my teaching approach please check out some testimonials from my former and current students:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the classes, Virginie is an excellent teacher, the weekly classes are well prepared and ex3cuted. At all times she encourages and prompts us with little exercises to keep us engaged and interested. Virginie explains the lessons clearly, taking into account the students experience, she answers our questions patiently and often we end up answering our own question due to her ability to gently push us to think it through ourselves which is a good feeling. Each class is structured to stretch us a little more each week and I am very pleased at the progress I am making.” - Gayle
"I started learning French earlier this year with Virginie from an absolute zero base knowledge. From day 1, she has made the classes a lot of fun and seems to have endless patience while challenging her students with both written and verbal skills, giving equal value to both. She is very encouraging, offering correction, advice and guidance, always insisting on correct pronunciation and grammar. All in all, I could not recommend Virginie highly enough. She has made learning a fairly challenging language fun and an enjoyable experience." - Jan
“Virginie always plans her lessons with notable structure and foresight. As a teacher myself, I take a particular interest in the manner in which education is delivered and Virginie is outstanding in the way that she engages the learner with the more difficult components of French, such as grammar and listening. Each lesson was tailored to my needs.” - Trevor
Why don’t we meet for a session to talk about what you really want from your French lessons?
For the moment the first lesson has 70% off. Jump at the opportunity!
A très vite!
Moi c'est Virginie et je viens de la partie francophone de la Belgique.
J’enseigne depuis plus de 10 ans maintenant. J’ai commencé ma carrière en Belgique en tant que professeur d’informatique dans le social.
Je suis aujourd’hui professeur de Français Langue Étrangère, en ligne principalement.
Si tu es comme moi il y a plusieurs années (on taira le nombre...), tu as des sueurs froides rien qu'à penser à ton oral de français. Tu n'attends qu'une chose : que ce mauvais moment soit derrière toi…
Comme je te comprends !
Pour moi, c’est l'anglais qui a été ma bête noire pendant des années. Puis un jour, j'ai décidé de prendre le mal par le mal et je suis partie voyager en Australie. De fil en aiguille, j'ai passé plus de 4 ans en immersion totale et aujourd’hui je peux enfin dire que je suis bilingue.
- Certificat d'Aptitude Pédagogique (CAP)
- Bachelière en Ecriture Multimédia
- Régendat en Français Langue Étrangère (FLE)
En tant qu'enseignante, je mets un point d’honneur à partager mes connaissances avec d’autres ayant la même passion que moi pour l’enseignement. C'est pourquoi j'aime beaucoup assister à des événements où je peux rencontrer et échanger avec d'autres professeurs de français lors d'ateliers de formation.
- Forum Francophone du Pacifique – Nouméa,
- Rencontre FLE Madrid 2017,
- Le FLE en action : réflexions et pratiques,
- Salon de l’éducation Bruxelles 2018,
- Rencontre FLE Barcelone 2018
Tu penses peut-être que tu es “nul en langue” mais ce n’est pas vrai. Tu as juste besoin d’un coup de main , d’être épaulé dans ta préparation orale.
Je te propose de travailler ensemble dans une atmosphère relax pour que tu puisses arriver sans stress le jour de ton examen.
N’hésite pas à me contacter pour qu'on en discute.
A bientôt !