Natalie Amgott
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Natalie Amgott

Natalie A.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a BA and and an MA in French and have studied abroad in both France and Québec. This is my sixth teaching French and I currently teach for the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. I have led French study abroad programs and pedagogy for the University of Arizona in Paris. My specialization and passion is curriculum design and I enjoy working with YouTube videos, music, current events, films, and a variety of websites to make a curriculum that is engaging and meaningful for my students.

Within the first few lessons you'll feel yourself increasing in proficiency with an immersion French method. With my individualized lesson plans, you will feel prepared for your oral presentation, next trip to a Francophone country, or your new job.

As a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and current University of Arizona instructor, I bring my expertise to the field to make learning hands on and interactive for all ages, both in person and online.

About Natalie A.

Hello, bonjour, hola! I'm Natalie and I've been tutoring for ten years and formally teaching for six years. I've loved helping students meet their goals in French and English and I look forward to helping you.

I hold a B.A. in French and Chinese and an M.A. in French Linguistics, both from University of Florida. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. As such, I am truly centered on helping you achieve your language goals, whether that means traveling abroad, passing a language test, or communicating in your work or school environment. My flexibility and enthusiasm coupled with individualized lesson plans will help increase your confidence in communicating in other language(s).

I'm dedicated to help you becoming bilingual or proficient for travel needs in another language. Bilingualism not only makes you smarter, as you have to learn to switch in between languages and inhibit one while using the other, it also makes you less likely to get Alzheimer's or dementia (New York Times, 2012). So what are you waiting for? Let's get you on your language learning journey today! Bon voyage! Buen viaje!

My most popular available services on Take Lessons include (but are not limited to):

**French**
Private lessons for adults (French for travel, French for business, French grammar and vocabulary, and/or French for fluency); Tutoring for high school and college students;

**English Accent Reduction**
Lessons for adults with a focus on pronunciation of sounds in English, intonation, stress, and common English reductions. Achieve your goals by practicing English in business and/or academic contexts (interviewing for a job, making small talk, giving presentations at work, etc). You'll learn common idioms as well. After 10-15 classes, all of my Accent Reduction students see a strong improvement in their accent and feel confident in their English interactions (even on the phone!).

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Anahita
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Posted Aug 18, 2020
Lourdes
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Natalie Amgott is my French instructor. I took the French 102 class at Pima Community College (PCC) during the 2020 Spring Semester and she was the instructor for that class and I liked her teaching very much. Now, since PCC is not offering the next French class (French 201) this semester, I asked Natalie if she could teach me privately online. I'm extremely happy with the work we are doing. She is a very knowledgeable and professional instructor who communicates very effectively. I feel that I am learning at an accelerated speed. Her attentiveness and patience is greatly appreciated. I'm very satisfied with her work and I definitely recommend Natalie as an instructor.

Posted Aug 3, 2020
Yernar
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Very well prepared and flexible with content.

Posted Aug 10, 2019
Lauren A.
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Posted Jul 9, 2019
Emmanuel T.
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Posted May 3, 2019
Patricia B.
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Instructor is wonderful all the time. but we keep having problems and losing much time with connections. Can you assist with this? Thank you.

Posted Apr 29, 2019
Patricia B.
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Excellent teacher, very happy.

Posted Mar 14, 2019
Veronika
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I am looking forward to our next lesson Natalie!!! Thank you so much for today!!!

Posted Mar 7, 2019
Carolina
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Thank you!

Posted Feb 28, 2019
Andres
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Posted Feb 11, 2019
sushil
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Excellent teacher. Natalie customizes lectures based on student need and which helped me a lot.

Posted Jan 28, 2019
Geetha
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Posted Jan 14, 2019
Peter T.
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Posted Jan 14, 2019
Lauren A.
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Natalie is truly a gifted teacher. My son (13) was struggling in French, and is now among the top in his class. Natalie always has a lesson planned and her materials are great resources for my son to review. Having this one-on-one lesson has made a tremendous difference for my son, and he has gained so much confidence in his French studies. Natalie also lets me know how the lesson went. I'm very grateful we found Natalie!

Posted Dec 17, 2018
Peter T.
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Very good instructor; tackles the hard stuff.

Posted Oct 29, 2018
Hanan Aljuidan
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good lesson for a beginner !

Posted Oct 29, 2018
Peter T.
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Natalie is really a good teacher; patient but challenging. Fills the lesson to the last minute with information.

Posted Oct 22, 2018
sushil
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Posted Oct 1, 2018
Aida
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Natalie is such a good instructure.

Posted Sep 24, 2018
Aida
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After not having class for 2 weeks due to holiday and other events, it was easy to catch up . Natalie is a patient instructor.

Posted Sep 17, 2018
Salvador ..
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Natalie is one of takelessons' best teachers. She is very resourceful and dedicated. Besides her remarkable knowledge, she has excellent people skills to guide you through your learning process. Totally recommend her as your instructor!

Posted Sep 5, 2018
Aida
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Natalie really packs the lesson with lots of practice options.

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Peter T.
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Good intro lessson; looking forward to the next one.

Posted Aug 13, 2018
Lauren A.
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Posted Aug 7, 2018
Michelle
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She is punctual, well-prepared, efficient during lessons (she writes points and comments online so I can review after class), flexible, supportive, and fun teacher. I highly recommend her lessons!!

Posted Jul 28, 2018
John M.
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Posted Jul 1, 2018
Clarissa *.
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My first class was great! Natalie is a very good at what she does and understands very well my goals.

Posted May 22, 2018
Yernar
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Well prepared lessons. Good insights.

Posted May 20, 2018
Juliana
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I have been learning French with Natalie for a month and a half already and I am very grateful for her knowledge, kindness, flexibility and excellent teaching skills. Her private and group lessons are prepared and organized with objectives, explanations, examples, links to external materials and homework so you can study on your own. She makes her classes super fun and interesting, I learn a lot.
Besides my weekly private class with Natalie, I take several group classes with her and other teachers... Natalie is my favorite, I highly recommend her!!

Posted May 4, 2018
Paloma
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Posted Apr 15, 2018
Alexandra L.
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Natalie is a fantastic Spanish teacher! She comes to every lesson well-prepared and enthusiastic about teaching. I've taken 5 classes with her and already learned so much. I highly recommend taking Spanish with Natalie!

Posted Apr 9, 2018
Juliana
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Posted Mar 15, 2018
Michael
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Very organized and information packed lesson.

Posted Mar 2, 2018
Lauren A.
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Posted Jan 25, 2018
Helene (.
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Great experience. Natalie is very good at getting the best out of her student.

Posted Jan 22, 2018
Eric
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Posted Jan 22, 2018
Lauren
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Natalie is an amazing teacher! My son (12) was really struggling in French, but since working with Natalie he's doing so much better and feels much more confident in his studies. She is very organized with her lesson plans, keeps me posted on how he's doing, and my son really enjoys working with her. We're very fortunate to be working with her.

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Ting
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Natalie is a very precise teacher and funny one too. She is always very calm. The lessons I took in Spanish are amazing. Not only I learn Spanish but I also have fun.

Posted Dec 13, 2017
Ting
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Posted Dec 13, 2017
Hani
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Great help. Very supportive. Look forward to the next lesson

Posted Oct 26, 2017
Extraordinary C.
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Very Efficient class. Natalie is well-prepared by showing up on time and utilized every minute in the 30-minute class.

Posted Oct 1, 2017
Douglas K.
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Posted Sep 6, 2017
Naofumi SUgimoto
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Posted Aug 27, 2017
Hongmei T.
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she was so good

Posted Aug 16, 2017
Archana B.
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Posted Aug 14, 2017
Keith
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I very much enjoyed my first lesson and I look forward to learning and growing my Spanish language skills

Posted Aug 9, 2017
Lilian S.
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Natalie worked with me to improve my score on the TOELF test, and I did. My grade went from 23 to 29 (almost perfect ) on the listening part. I improved a lot on the speaking part of the test. All of this was done in just two months. My speaking skills have improved a lot and people don't ask me twice what i am saying. Natalie has been very professional.She always prepares the classes on advance. I always get my topics before the class begins. Now we are working on my writing skills, so i can be ready for graduate school. I recommend Natalie very much.

Posted Aug 8, 2017
Hongmei T.
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she was so good.

Posted Aug 1, 2017
Hongmei T.
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She is good good good

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Larry
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Natalie is very fluent, patient, and upbeat when conducting our lessons.
She is also well organized and prepared.
Although this is difficult, she is making the learning experience very pleasant.

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Aida Jarrett
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She is an excellent teacher , I like the lessons with her.

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Su
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Great energy, very prepared and super responsive!!! Highly recommended!

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Larry
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Very informative and pleasant

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Hongmei T.
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I like her a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Jul 9, 2017
Larry
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Natalie was very patient and gave me excellent feedback to address my particular language goals

Posted Jul 9, 2017
Hongmei T.
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She is so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Hongmei T.
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She is so good! She teaches sooooooo many ages

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Esteban delValle
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Posted Jul 7, 2017
Hongmei T.
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She just did better than ever!Did she practice?

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Hongmei T.
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She was awesome!

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Aida Jarrett
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She is an excellent teacher

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Hongmei T.
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She is such a good teacher!

Posted Jul 3, 2017
minji S.
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The materials she provides are very helpful to me.Thank you Natalie.^^

Posted Jul 2, 2017
Lauren A.
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Posted Jun 30, 2017
Lauren A.
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Posted Jun 30, 2017
Eric
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Posted Jun 30, 2017
minji S.
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Posted Jun 26, 2017
Sharon
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She is so nice, she tries so hard to make things fun! I recommend this teacher.

Posted Jun 18, 2017
Ting
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This is the best instructor ever she is funny, nice,and great at making you learn spanish.

Posted Jun 6, 2017
Krysia
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Excellent teacher. Well prepared, great memory, makes the class personal, listens to what you want/need. Patient. All around great!

Posted Jun 1, 2017
Krysia
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Excellent teacher! Prepared and professional! Looking forward to more classes with her!

Posted May 24, 2017
S L.
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Posted May 24, 2017
Lilian S.
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Nataly was very helpful in our first session. She took the time and prepared the class so we she could design the rest of the classes. She also was very patient and and very professional.

Posted May 16, 2017
Ting
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Posted May 12, 2017
Orkido K.
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Posted May 7, 2017
Dylan
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Natalie was a major motivator in my choice to continue studying French. I stumbled upon her when my confidence in my abilities were low. Thanks to Natalie I am continuing my pursuit in the mastery of the language. She loves what she does and she does it with immense passion.

Posted May 2, 2017
Onelia
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Very helpful teacher who helped me re-learn French after many years of being away from it. She was very patient and fit lessons to my specific needs with creative solutions. She has my highest recommendation.

Posted Apr 29, 2017
Jordin Patten
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Natalie is an outstanding instructor! She is engaging and makes learning enjoyable. She goes above and beyond to make sure that her students learn the material and is incredibly patient and understanding when students have difficulties and challenges. She also uses authentic material and strives to make classes interesting and relevant to the students. She has a strong command in her subject areas and she demonstrates this in her teaching style at all times. She is professional, but also personable and easy to connect with. Highly recommended!

Posted Apr 24, 2017
Wei
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Natalie is a great teacher who not only teach the knowledge but also inspires students' interested in learning language. I was honored to be her students and proud of her. Under her instruction, I made a great improvement in listening and speaking English, which helps me a lot in my graduate program. I very appreciate her inspiration and teaching.

Posted Apr 20, 2017
Tanisha
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Natalie was an awesome spanish tutor! I learned so much from her during our sessions. She teaches in a way that makes it easy to understand. With her help I was able to do exceptionally well, and I passed my spanish course!

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Ibrahim

She is the best instructor I have met. She is an excellent teacher for accent reduction and linguistics.

Posted Apr 17, 2017

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Experience

French and ESL Instructor
Aug 2019 - Present

Pima Community College

Design and teach curriculum for French and ESL at Pima Community College. Emphasis on oral communication and listening comprehension skills for both ESL and French.

French Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present

University of Arizona

Design curriculum and teach French to college students at University of Arizona (French 202). Co-lead and teach U of A's study abroad program in Paris (French 301, 302, 310, 320).

French Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present

Trinity Preparatory School

French teacher at junior high and high school levels.

French Instructor
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Alliance Française de Gainesville

French Instructor with an immersion approach for adult classes.

ESL Instructor
Jun 2015 - May 2016

University of Florida: English Language Institute

Instructor of English as a Second Language for adults at the University of Florida: Listening/Speaking, Reading/Writing, Grammar, and TOEFL classes

Adjunct Professor of French
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Flagler College

Adjunct Professor of French Level 1. Started Flagler College's French program.

Education

PHD Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
Aug 2017 - Present

University of Arizona

M.A. French Linguistics
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

University of Florida

B.A. In French & Chinese; minor Anthropology
Aug 2010 - May 2014

University of Florida

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

AP French
Jun 2016

College Board

AP Summer Institute - Certified to teach AP French
English 6-12th grades
May 2015

Florida Department of Education

French K-12th grades
Apr 2015

Florida Department of Education

Awards

Excellence in Teaching French
May 2018

University of Arizona

Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Aug 2016
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.
American Association of Teachers of French
Aug 2016
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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