Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!)
My name is Mikayla and I cannot wait to meet and teach you my favorite language and life's passion. I have been speaking French for over 10 years now and I have loved it since day one. I earned my Bachelors in French and Francophone Studies with a minor in European History from San Diego State University in 2014, lived and worked as and English and French teacher in Nîmes (south of France) and I now live in Lyon where I am working on my masters FLES (teaching French as a second language).
I customize my lessons to my students, so whatever be your goal in learning French, I will create specific curriculum just for you. French is just as much about language as it is culture. This means we won't just discuss syntax and grammar but we will also talk about the differences between the cultures and how it connects to our respective languages. And, should you like, we can talk about the history of France and its surrounding countries.
I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I pull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using for instruction are: Latitudes, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and Supermax (for kids). I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.
Because I live in France, it may appear that my availability isn't all that great -- please note that I am very flexible and I am certain that we could work something out. If this is the case please contact me with times you were hoping to do.
Don't hesitate with any questions !
À bientôt ! (see you soon)
Here is an article I wrote for the TakeLessons blog if you'd like to check it out ! http://takelessons.com/blog/fall-in-france-z04
Private English lessons in Nimes.
I teach English in French elementary schools.
Taught second grade math and science to a homeschooled 8 year old boy.
Was teaching assistant to EUROP 101 Introduction to European History.
Diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove French language skills to non French candidates. Levels based off of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). C1 equates to advanced proficiency with only one level above C2 which shows complete mastery and fluency.
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