Jean-Paul Ladousier

Jean-Paul L.

Merced, CA

Lesson Details

Russian

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Learn Russian from an experienced interpreter! I can teach you all the tricks to make learning this complicated language much simpler. I believe learning any language should be fun and exciting; I'll introduce you to amazing musicians singing in Russian and the wealth of Russian literature - classic and modern. Or, for the savant, we can expand your vocabulary, diving into advanced texts together. Hope to see you soon. Счастливо!

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About

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Jean-Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

Home-grown Mercedian back after many adventures! I'm eager to share my knowledge of Russian, French and the world around.

I began my career as a linguist in Russia, learning the language intensively on the street and in the classroom, while also teaching English to businessmen. Through connections, I was able to dabble in legal and academic translation.

I continued my education in France, mastering the language while also getting to sing in classical choirs and play oboe in wind ensembles.

I have most recently completed a teachers' exchange program with the French Ministry of Education. I taught 5th thru 12th grade in two schools in beautiful Lyon, France. I gave evening lessons to engineers and logistics specialists wishing to improve their English. Adapting to different teaching styles needed for each age group was challenging challenging but I have always enjoyed working with such diverse groups of students.

The many challenges I have faced have molded me into a resilient teacher. I plan lessons carefully but am quick to adapt to students' needs. I will be glad to help you meet your goals with your language-learning.

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Experience

Foreign language assistant
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019
Académie de Lyon, France

Assisting French teachers of English in public schools of the Lyon area. Supplementing lessons with cultural presentations and pronunciation exercises.

English Teacher
Jun 2017 - Mar 2018
English Plus, Kofu, Japan

Russian Medical Interpreter
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
Excel Interpreting, Sacramento, CA


Education

Master of Arts in Interpreting and Translation
Aug 2014 - May 2015
University of Bath
Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2009
Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict

Languages

French
Professional Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

DELF - Diploma of French Language Studies - B2
Jan 2014
University of Montpellier

Test of Russian as a Foreign Language C2
May 2012
Saint-Petersburg State University

Photos & Videos

One of my favorite Monet paintings in the Muée d'Orsay, Paris.

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In the cloister of the abbey of Vienne.

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Standing on the terrace of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon.
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