Levels Taught: Beginner, intermediate, advanced and corporate level executives, managers and directors.
Patrick teaches: Ages 18 and up to the executive level in corporations
Teaching since: September 2002
My name is Patrick, and I was born and educated in Paris, France. My native language is French. I am proficient in Italian and Spanish as well and I have been teaching French since 2002.
My primary goal is to provide the highest quality language to my learners in a fun, nurturing, and culturally-rich environment.
My students' ages vary. I have taught beginners to advanced as well as adults who work with corporations sending managers, directors, and senior executives to France. I have successfully taught adults in the business field to comfortably speak conversational French.
I design my lesson to varying students' goals . I can help with accent correction, pronunciation and fluidity. I also teach grammar, assist with readings, writings, translations and interpretations. I find this approach works for varying situations. Everyone learns at different paces. My goal is to challenge you, and make you comfortable as I present the material in a way that you will find it interesting as you grasp the language. I hope you will understand French, feel comfortable in using it in the classroom, casual business interaction, or in general conversation if you are planning a pleasure or business trip to France.
I enjoy French literature and I incorporate it into my lessons. I find that students can relate to different things, such as artwork, history lessons, or even ordering in a restaurant. Incorporating literature makes the experience enjoyable, and the rate of success in learning the language has a higher retention rate among my students.
In a tutoring session, I will find out what you really need, and I will help you to achieve your goals. We will work together to discover what areas on which you wish to concentrate; (literature, essay and writing help, pronunciation,reading fluency, grammar, etc). I will create lesson plans to guide you through your learning process. I believe everyone has the potential to achieve success. I can give you my word that I will help you make that happen.
The international exposure to the corporate environment gave me an insight into the importance of cultural awareness and communication skill in various languages. This inside view of the corporate world also enables me to understand exactly what is needed by a corporate client.
I only teach what I know best: the French language and French culture. I have lived and worked in the United States for several years. I can help you compare both countries and establish linguistic and cultural bridges between them.
I emphasize providing professionals with the essential communication skills needed to handle a French corporate environment. The course specifically deals with areas such as telephone conversation in French, a letter, an e-mail, and presenting to a French audience. In addition, I teach communication for corporate meetings in French, French business etiquette, French diplomacy, legal French, travel logistics, and essentials of the French culture.
The course will provide you with the ability to interact more confidently when visiting a French-speaking country or dealing with French-speaking nationals.
Taking my course will help build rapport, and strengthen relationships with French-speaking colleagues and clients. Also, it will help you demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both the personal and organizational level.
I am a member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New York.
I also offer guidance and assistance in preparation for examinations, including the TCF, DELF and DALF.
I have been teaching French for many years, but in 2012 I decided to concentrate my efforts on teaching in the private sector. With my experience, I was able to incorporate my prior knowledge into my approach in working with students in today's world. Working with U.S. companies is one focus, and teaching them conversational French is another. With students, things are different in 2016 than they were in 2000. Finding ways to keep it current but useful, and keep the student engaged is always a challenge.
At Techno Recruiting Solutions, through training and coaching, we help French and U.S. based companies find the best and brightest talents for their organizations. In order to obtain positions most of the people have to become fluent in French and this is the service we provide, as well.
Recruiting, coaching, communication. We worked mainly with US companies and French companies doing business in the US.