Madeleine Williams

Madeleine W.

Washington, DC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Bonjour ! With near-native fluency in French, I can help you master complex grammar, expand your vocabulary, and practice real-world conversational skills. Lessons can be either immersive or in English, depending on your goals and comfort levels.

I look forward to meeting and working with you en français to help you make tangible progress! À bientôt !

About Madeleine W.

Bonjour ! Je m'appelle Madeleine, and I am a linguist and a professional French teacher and tutor. I have taught for over a decade and hold a Masters in Education in world language pedagogy. With near-native fluency in French, I specialize in adult language acquisition. I will help you learn French in a fun and effective way that meets your personal and professional goals.

Visit my site at www FrenchwithMadeleine . com to learn more and to register for group courses for all levels.

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Experience

French Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present

Fluent City

I currently teach French Levels 1 through 4 to adult students, focusing on conversational skills and oral communication.

Coordinator and Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present

French with Madeleine

I have created and organised a private studio teaching French to adult students in multiple countries. I teach private lessons and group courses to students of all skill levels and backgrounds, including heritage speakers. I host events, lead special interest workshops, and coordinate all classes.

French Teacher
Aug 2019 - Nov 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools

I taught French in high school IB, AP, honors, and on-level courses. I supported heritage and native French speakers in French literacy and literature. I also worked as an interpreter for French-speaking parents and students in confidential professional meetings.

Piano Teacher
Jun 2009 - Oct 2019

(Self-employed)

I created, managed, and directed a private piano studio for students of all ages. I taught classical and popular musical repertoire for beginner to advanced students, including technique, theory, and music history. I taught composition, improvisation, and accompaniment, as well as co-wrote music for video games and song lyrics. I provided piano accompaniment for choirs, ballet classes, and instrumental performances.

French Teacher
Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

Montgomery County Public Schools

I supported the lead teacher in instructing high school French classes for IB, honors, and on-level students in Levels 3 and 4.

French Immersion Teacher
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Montgomery County Public Schools

I supported the lead teacher in a 1st grade elementary class, teaching math, social studies, and science to young students through full French immersion.

Professeure de français
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018

Alliance française de Washington

I led student workshops for visiting middle and high schoolers, and taught French to very young students through full immersion.

Show Director & Piano Instructor
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017

School of Rock - Annapolis

I taught private piano lessons and organized and directed student performances, including transcribing all musical repertoire, coaching youth and adult students, and leading concerts.

French Teacher
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

I introduced elementary students to the French language and cultures through exploratory and hands-on lessons.

English Teaching Assistant
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Ministry of Education, France

I taught English to French students in two middle schools, supporting lead teachers in preparing students for the high school entrance exam.

Education

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction: World Language Pedagogy
Jun 2018 - Jul 2019

University of Maryland

B.A., Linguistics, French Language and Literature
Jan 2012 - May 2014

University of Maryland

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Test de connaissance du français
Mar 2016

Alliance française

Niveau C1 - advanced/fluent

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