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French

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

Experienced professional teacher, specializing in beginner and intermediate students. I have worked primarily with teens and adults, but welcome all ages to join me in their learning adventure. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Literature and a Master of Arts in Teaching.

One of the most important things about learning is knowing what your goals are, and I'm happy to help guide you to the proficiency you desire! My methods steer more towards comprehensible input, an approach that allows us to dive right into French, no matter the topic. If you've tried to learn before and are expecting verb conjugation charts, you won't find too much of that here. Let's get to know one another, tell stories, and fill our tool kit with essential skills and fun vocabulary we want to use. This approach doesn't mean we won't ever discuss grammar or usage -- those things are important too! But you will learn them in context, embedded in our lessons, activities, and discussions.

Traditional tutoring is also available if you are a student who needs extra help with your assigned lessons.

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Bobbie passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Bobbie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
2016

I'm a lover of languages and learning. To me, speaking another language is like unlocking a secret to another world and I love sharing that feeling with others. I first started learning French in 1993. My 7th grade best friend and I thought it would be very cool to learn French, as everyone else was studying Spanish. We had those adolescent daydreams of speaking a "secret" language to one another as we walked down the hall. We didn't quite get there in 7th grade, but French absolutely grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Even after our family moved to a small town that didn't offer French, I still studied on my own until I eventually went to college. The rest is history!

My friends describe me as casual, friendly, helpful, and understanding. My goal is to help you reach your goals, whether that means casual phrases for vacation time or building to full fluency. To do this, I listen to the things you want to learn instead of telling you what you must learn. As a certified public school teacher, I know how to structure our conversations to get where you want to go.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Langauge and Literature, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I have been tutoring and teaching in public high schools since 2014 and am excited to start an online endeavor with you!

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Experience

IB French Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
Federal Way Public Schools


Education

Master of Arts, Teaching
Jul 2016 - May 2017
University of Portand
Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Literature
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Portland State University

Languages

French
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Washington State Teaching License
May 2017
OSPI

Affiliations

American Association of Teachers of French
Aug 2019

The AATF is the only professional association devoted exclusively to the needs of French teachers at all levels. The mission of the AATF is to advance the study of the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures both in schools and in the general public. Membership is open to anyone interested in the teaching of French who is over the age of 18.

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Phi Sigma Iota
Jan 2013

Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. These fields include not only modern foreign languages, but also Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component. Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. There are approximately 250 chapters of Phi Sigma Iota at institutions of higher learning in the US, Mexico and France.

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