Aurora Dufour : French
Aurora Dufour
French Native
Sessions: 1267
Last class: Today
 100 Reviews: 100% Positive
£16.92 / €19.63 / $23.83
  Hello, my name is Aurora Dufour and I'm 37 years old and currently living in Mexico. I am a native French speaker and teach French. I have been an online French teacher with Verbalplanet since October 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: French, English, Spanish.  
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13 May 2021
 fun conversation. getting better with past and future tenses as well as y. managed to begin discussing more about oral traditions of native peoples 
10 May 2021
 worked on several questions that I had about temporal markers. Solid grammatical practice today, no frills.. 
06 May 2021
 Class is always very interesting with opportunities to practice tenses, gender and structures. There's a big difference from last year. The conversations about animals and the environment are fascinating and very relevant to my life and work. 
29 Apr 2021
 more work with the passive voice and, as usual, tenses, gender and prepositions. I am happy that I can understand the corrections and ask questions orally. Aurora speaks very clearly and I comprehend more and more.  
26 Apr 2021
 it is much easier to have a conversation and Aurora has taught me many things I regularly use. class goes by very fast but I feel that I am speaking/understanding at a higher level than last year. 
19 Apr 2021
 fascinating class in which I was the one asking all the questions! It's fun experimenting with the structures we've developed. a few things are happening more naturally 
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About me - English

Hello, my name is Aurore and I am a French teacher. I was born in Paris, a world centre for art, fashion, gastronomy, culture, love and also an international centre where people from different cultures and languages live together. I studied English and Spanish at school. I spent a year in Australia during which I strengthened my English. I learned Spanish in Chile during a university exchange and I practice it every day here in Playa del Carmen in Mexico, where I currently live.

Traveling and learning other languages has allowed me to open up more, get to know myself better, and foster my creativity. Learning a language is not only a new language but above all a new way of thinking, a new perception about your life and the world in general. This is the main reason why I chose to be a teacher: to be able to participate in the social and personal growth of others.

I am calm, patient and passionate. My way of teaching is based on sharing knowledge in a dynamic and fun environment. The rapid progress of my students is a real satisfaction for me.

Qualifications & Experience

I have two degrees. First of all, I studied architecture and obtained a master's degree in architecture from the school : école d'architecture de la ville et des territoires in Marne la vallée. Then, while travelling, I became passionate about teaching French to foreigners and obtained a professional certificate in French as a foreign language.

I taught French to migrants from my community as part of a public social project for a year. I have organized French language training workshops for members of hotels/restaurants abroad. I have been teaching private classes for more than 10 years. For the past 6 years, I have been working in a local language school in Playa del Carmen and giving private lessons.

Teaching Approach

As a teacher, I have built my courses around the observation of my personal learning. I share the teaching in cycles and through subtle techniques, teach you French so that you can integrate it in a natural way. My teaching is based on oral communication (listening and speaking). The vocabulary I use is repetitive and progressive depending on the level, the repetition of key words allows the natural integration of the vocabulary.

I like to use French as much as possible during the sessions so that the student gets used to the accent and gives explanations in English or Spanish when necessary. I encourage students to speak as much as possible and to use their creativity and vocabulary to express themselves in French.

I share my lessons between targeted discussions based on the student's needs, in which I include data from the previous class, and new grammar rules. I also use visual aids and documents to train.

Pronunciation is a key point and driving force of my teaching, we are amazed when we succeed in speaking "local"! Are you ready to go?

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