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English - conversational English and practicing everyday speech

**COVID19 pandemic update: Given the circumstances and taking our safety into consideration, I am currently not giving lessons in person. I am, however, available for skype lessons. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!**

A passionate lover of the English culture and lifestyle, I have acquired official certification equivalent to Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) level, corresponding to level C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (the highest level possible). After living in the United States for two years, I am currently pursuing a double major Anglais/Etudes Internationales at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

My experience in France has taught me that due to the specific nature of the English language and the limited time to practice it, there is an issue when it comes to conversational English. This is what my lessons will focus on - everyday conversational English, correction of accent, learning about stress and sentence dynamics which help you to sound more natural and understanding of phonology and the IPA transcription.

If you are shy when it comes to expressing yourself in front of others; if you find yourself lacking the "proper" expressions or tools to engage in everyday conversations; or if you just want to learn what does "hitting the books", "to lose your touch", or to "pitch in" mean - this class is probably for you. And I promise you we'll have a lot of fun while learning!

Note: This class focuses mainly on American English.

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Location

At teacher's location: Chatou, France
At student's location: Around Paris, France
Online via webcam

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Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, French, Bulgarian, Russian

About Me

COVID-19 UPDATE: With few exceptions, all classes offered are online, until the situation is considered safe enough for face-to-face classes. Contact me for further information.

My name is Joanna. I recently graduated English philology at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and was at the top of my class. I have spent most of my time traveling around the world and getting to know different cultures and people.

For me English is something more than a language. Nowadays it has become a gate to an ever-growing global community which encompasses people from all nations. You literally hear it everywhere you go. Funny enough, the first language a French native and a German native would probably pick in order to speak with one another... you guessed it, it's usually English! I find that fascinating.

But in a world where everyone speaks English, how many people can say they really know English? With an extremely rich vocabulary, complicated grammar and pronunciation that makes no sense to most foreign speakers, it is no wonder that today most of us find themselves either speaking "broken English" or completely shut down and fail to interact, even though we have all the tools necessary.

This is exactly why I chose to teach English the way I will - by conversing about popular cultural topics, exchanging cultural differences and learning idioms, learning everyday expressions while focusing on intonation, accent and a little bit of grammar and phonology.

I break down my English classes in 3 main components: spoken & everyday English, English grammar, and English culture, literature and civilization. This gives my students the chance to focus on one particular area they want to improve, or engage in a comprehensive program in order to see improvement in all of the above. In addition, I also offer essay/presentation corrections and English writing classes, so do not hesitate to contact me for more info!

Education

Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle - Anglais/Etudes Internationales, GPA 3.7, top 2% of the class

An academic curriculum which focuses on the English language: Phonetics, Grammar, Oral and Written expression, British and American civilization, British and American Literature, Methodology of working with English as a foreign language. My second major (joint degree) offers a profound understanding of the political, economical and social aspects and history of the world, requiring the knowledge of at least two foreign languages at a university level.

Experience / Qualifications

Teaching in Language Centers (France)
University Training
C2 level or 8.5 obtained in the framework of The International English Language Testing System
CAE corresponding to upper C1/C2 level obtained in the framework of the Cambridge English Qualifications

Reviews (1)

Joanna, à la fois très professionnelle et très sympathique, a su immédiatement mettre à l'aise ma fille de 14 ans et lui donner l'envie de discuter en anglais, ingrédients essentiels dans l'apprentissage d'une langue.
My name is Joanna and I am a Sorbonne Nouvelle English philology graduate. In this class, we will cover English grammar according to your personal needs: verb tenses, adjective & adverbs, nouns, sentence construction and proper English use. In order to improve your English grammar, I will first explain the problematic points to you, and then provide you with multiple exercices, which we will then correct together. Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions and further information. Hope to hear from you soon!
Do you need help with an essay, a professional presentation, a CV or a motivational letter in English? Are you interested in how you could make your writing sound more confident and really get an idea across? Do you need help with effective strategies to enhance your vocabulary? Have you ever wondered what is the importance of a good paragraph and did you know that a single punctuation error could change the entire meaning of the sentence? If you've answered yes to any of the above, or you simply find yourself curious, do not hesitate to contact me for further information!
Wether you need to prepare for an exam, a business meeting with colleagues, or are just looking to improve your general culture, I would be happy to work with you and build your knowledge on English literature, history and culture. I feel most confident in regards to American culture and history, but I do have university training in both British and Irish civilization. The classes I offer are more dynamic than regular University lectures, encouraging discussions and understanding of social and cultural phenomena. What you should expect is a lot of reading, funny videos and educational material. Do not let the Social sciences scare you: they can be a lot of fun, too!

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