Trusted teacher: Hello! / Bonjour! I am an American, native English speaker, artist, instructor, and life-long enthusiast of languages, arts, and cultures. I am 35 years old and I am from Michigan in the United States. I began learning French and German at a young age. I studied French for several years in middle school, high school, and at my university. Currently, as a self-taught learner, I am studying French, German, Italian, and others. I also organize group conversation events for French language learners and natives, and I taught English to French students in France. As a learner of multiple languages, I am familiar with the challenges of learning a new language. Over time, I have tested and adapted different tools, methods, and approaches that work for myself and others. My favorite parts of teaching English and French are: - Teaching about the culture as a way to learn the language of the culture - Leading conversations that match your interests and learning goals to help you practice pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic and cultural expressions, and fluency - Leading reading exercises (books, news, literature) to help you practice reading comprehension while improving your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary - Leading dialogues (short fiction skits, theatre plays, scripts from real interviews) to practice speaking skills, expression, and to help you comprehend the nuances of American English - Help with editing and translating your written work (e.g. cover letters, books, video subtitles, essays, fiction, and homework) - Using your favorite textbook or learning materials to create more engaging, useful content - Finding creative ways for you to teach yourself and to become an independent learner I studied with the International TEFL Academy and received my Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Level 5 Teaching Certification to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) / English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in 2020. I also have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan in the United States, and I teach art and creativity. Some of my other interests include: Cooking, gardening, reading, writing, dancing, spending time outdoors, swimming, running, traveling, watching movies, meeting new people, and learning about cultures and languages. I have traveled to France, francophone Canada (Vieux Québec, Montréal, and Ottawa), and Ukraine. I am new to teaching, but I have some experience teaching a wide variety of ages. This means I am open to customizing my teaching methods to best match your learning style, interests, and goals. Most importantly, helping others reach their goals is fulfilling work to me. I would love to learn more about you and want to help you succeed. Thank you, and I look forward to meeting you!