Philippe Fadi
Ashburn, VA
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Philippe Fadi

Philippe F.

Ashburn, VA
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Levels taught:
High School, College
My work experience includes the following:

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXPERIENCE – [Consumer Goods – Cosmetic Industry]
International Area Sales & Financial and Administrator
In Paris, France & Miami, Florida, either in local markets or in duty free markets, I established marketing plans and increased sales in assigned territories. I managed multimillion Dollar budgets. To that end, I used marketing mix knowledge to increase market penetration and brand awareness. Managed distributors; outlets and sales force during my tenure in the below organizations. I travelled to some 66 countries. I leveraged my past experiences in banking to assess distributors’ activities.

INTERNATIONAL BANKING EXPERIENCE - Commercial Banking Officer
Held positions in various areas – in Paris, France & London, U.K. - of commercial banking to include: Correspondent Banking Manager (Italy); International Loans Officer (Latin America), Letters of Credit Advisor; Head of Letters of Credit and bank guarantees and Assistant Head – International Department.

I lived in the UK, France and in the US.

I hold two master degrees, one in International Trade, and one in business administration. I speak French, Italian and Spanish.

I have helped companies in their business and financial intelligence over the past 3 years. Travelled to over 70 countries.

About Philippe F.

Born, educated and raised in France. Dual US/French citizen

Summary of Skills:
Experience developing and providing instructions in French language
Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students
Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking abilities in students
Strong knowledge of French language and culture
Ability to developing instructional materials, curriculum and provide assignments to students
Skilled in evaluating progress in students and improvising them
Relevant experience:

French Language Instructor (2017 – current) Washington, DC
Organization training USG officers to develop their language skills prior to deploying overseas.

Customized programs for groups and private clients. Efficiently developed individual motivational learning goals with clients to increase engagement and retention.
Emphasized oral proficiency with explicit instruction on grammar as needed
Helped students acquire the appropriate way to use French language in real situation by providing a variety of authentic materials.
Created performance assessments to evaluate students' progress and status.
Successfully prepares students for proficiency testing: OPI, FSI Test and DLPT.
Guest speaker in a quarterly week-long French and Italian immersion programs to students ranging from level 1 to level 5. 
Participated into mock test/examinations in French and Italian.

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Jenna Nevins
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Philippe is an extremely engaging and patient instructor. I had the pleasure of taking two of his virtual courses, one with about 12 students and one with 5. He was able to teach to everyone's level without leaving anyone behind or boring those with a little more experience. He also made himself available outside of class to answer questions. I believe I made great strides with my French speaking skills because of him.

Posted Jul 21, 2021
Sarah N.
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Philippe is an awesome instructor. I have learned so much from him about French culture that one could just not get from a textbook. He is very encouraging and his teaching style is very nice to work with.
Merci beaucoup Philippe! 😁😁😁

Posted Jul 9, 2021
Trip
Profile-location-online Online

Philippe is truly a phenomenal instructor. His classes are thoughtfully constructed and carefully tailored to his student's needs. He constantly assessed my strengths and weaknesses and routinely made adjustments to our agenda to help me progress. I felt like not a single moment was wasted in any of our sessions.

On a personal level, I found Philippe to be extremely likable and a very pleasant person. Some of our most enjoyable class moments were just discussing life experiences and sharing views on the world. He has a lot of wisdom to impart beyond simply teaching the French language.

Perhaps the most helpful insight into who Philippe is as a teacher- and as a person- occurred when our class had to be cancelled because a new Federal Holiday was approved the night before and we were not authorized to work on an official holiday. Given the short notice of the cancellation, the class hours would still be counted and he would be paid in full for the day despite not actually teaching. Knowing my final assessment was coming up the following week, Philippe still worked with me for nearly 6 hours that day, pro bono, simply out of the kindness of his heart and his commitment to his students' success. This truly shows what kind of teacher he is.

When I took my language assessment at the end of our sessions together, I significantly exceeded expectations based on the number of class hours I took. I fully attribute this to the quality of instruction I received from Philippe. I recommend him in the strongest of terms.

Posted Jun 28, 2021
Dani
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My husband and I are taking French lessons from Philippe and couldn’t be happier with his teaching style.

Posted Jun 18, 2021
Barbara
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Philippe is a wonderful teacher. He has really helped my daughter improve her French, but even better ignited a curiosity about the language and culture and enables her to really think about the language. He is tremendously patient and encouraging and a very effective prof!

Posted Jun 7, 2021
Betsy
Profile-location-online Online

I have thoroughly enjoyed taking an Intermediate II French course with Philippe online. He keeps the class challenging, but is also kind and approachable in his corrections when students make an error. He keeps the lessons diverse in both the types of grammar covered as well as the topics. All opinions are welcome. It has been a wonderful class and I feel that I have improved because of Philippe's expertise.

Posted Jun 7, 2021
Adriana
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I love working with Philippe, He is always so well prepared for the lessons, and he is always looking for new ways to teach you and to help you move to the next level.

Posted Jun 7, 2021
Clara
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I've thoroughly enjoyed my French classes with Philippe. He works really hard to make our group classes engaging and introduces relevant topics of discussion each week. His vast teaching experience is obvious and he is an excellent choice for private or group classes.

Posted Jun 7, 2021
Ijea
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Philiippe was a great French instructor. I enjoyed that he focused the class on learning the fundamentals of conjugating verbs and using the appropriate tenses. The format of the class encouraged a lot of interaction with other students which allowed us to practice what we learned. The most important part was that Philippe made learning fun. I enjoyed the class.

Posted Jun 2, 2021
Claire Karlsson
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Philippe was a really excellent French teacher. He is responsive to student's needs, and really focuses on the most important things a new French learner should know. He emphasizes speaking and interaction among students and uses a variety of tools and videos to teach grammar.

Posted Jun 1, 2021
Sarah
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Wonderful personality and focus on speaking and listening. It was a pleasure to take his class!

Posted May 25, 2021
Will
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Philippe is a fantastic French instructor with an engaging and efficient style. He led our introductory class through five verb forms and had us conversing quickly, picking up vocabulary along the way. For professionals looking to learn and practice conversational French, I can't recommend him highly enough.

Posted May 25, 2021
Sam C.
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I want to leave a second review of Philippe as I conclude several months of online lessons with him. In short, he is a master teacher, his spoken French is perfect, his knowledge is encyclopedic, and he helped me improve my long-neglected French language skills immeasurably in a short time. I could not be more pleased. One of the best teaching/learning experiences I have ever had. A really remarkable individual. Merci beaucoup Philippe et j'envoie aussi mes remerciements à "Take Lessons". Bien fait.

Posted May 21, 2021
Jacqueline
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Philippe is an excellent French instructor! He is incredibly encouraging and makes class enjoyable. His lessons are the perfect mix of helpful grammar and engaging discussions. I've noticed he's also great at identifying gaps in language learning for each of his students-- this is something that is incredibly important to me as I try to relearn the language after 10 years of not using it! Highly, highly recommend.

Posted May 19, 2021
Bernarda
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I am very lucky to have Philippe as French teacher! he is excellent and has helped me to improve my French level tremendously. It is a joy to join his class as he not only teaches us the language but also challenges us to have meaningful discussions and apply all we have learned in real life situations. For me, this is the best way to learn, and also to motivate you to improve your language and thinking skills, which are part of your learning experience. I really look forward to continue to have French classes with him, and highly (highly!!) recommend him as teacher!

Posted May 6, 2021
Veronica A.
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I've been taking French class with Philippe twice a week for the past 2 months. My French comprehension and speaking has improved by leaps and bounds. Enough so that my husband who is a native French speaker has commented weekly in how much he has noticed the improvement in my pronounciation and comprehension (and he is VERY hard to please. He doesn't give out complements easily). Philippe has been the catalyst. I had lessons previously and even been in immersion French programs twice. I had learn so much but due to the pandemic being able to do that again was not available. I became frustrated because i felt like even with weekly lessons with another very good teach, I was slipping backward and not progressing like I felt I could. I found Philippe and i am so very grateful. He is very charming and interesting. He pushes me to do better. He has given be exercises between classes that help me improve understanding and comprehension and during class we do different types of listening and conversation so that I am picking up vocabulary, grammar, listening skills and conversation that is becoming more complex. I highly recommend Philippe if your goal is to speak more fluently and to understand. What a pleasure to be able to turn on French TV and be able to pick up more and more each day. Philippe is create in finding all kinds of tools andi information to keep my attention and to advance my skills

Posted May 3, 2021
Enid
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I’ve been working with Philippe Fadi for about a year now and he’s been a very good fit for me as a busy professional also trying to improve her French. He’s very understanding and not intimidating or critical when I make mistakes (even when correcting me). He’s been able to flex to meet my learning style and time limitations with work, which has been much appreciate. Highly recommended.

Posted May 2, 2021
Janna
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Philippe is an extremely engaging and thoughtful French instructor. He recognizes students levels and pushes us to think outside the box while also making sure we have the basic proficiencies, i.e. grammar, listening, speaking. He also brings in current events and interests to make the sessions fun, interesting, and in line with what native speakers are talking about overall.

Posted Apr 28, 2021
Joe
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Philippe provides excellent and engaging lessons, and tailors each to the learner's skill and requirements. He is very responsive to learners' requests. I highly recommend Philippe for all skill levels!

Posted Apr 23, 2021
Brad
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Phillippe takes the learning approach to a whole other level. He deeply wants to have his students reach their language goals and wants to see and help you achieve them. His approach is to use a variety of tools that will help with explanation of grammar, usage and culture. He will challenge you and continue to sharpen your skills the entire time frame you are in class. He is dedicated and brings the French language to life! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Posted Apr 22, 2021
Yutao
Profile-location-online Online

The classes I had with Philippe is very informative and at the same time engaging! He's a great teacher, and the lessons he provides is really systematic.

Posted Apr 22, 2021
Riley
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Philippe is able to provide me help with my French work in school while also helping me grow as a French speaker with new material. He pushes and motivates me to learn more and is also available all week to answer any questions I have. Super friendly and funny too! I wouldn't choose any other instructor.

Posted Apr 22, 2021
Agustina
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J'aime baucoup ses classes, Philippe est un tres bon professeur!

Posted Apr 16, 2021
Nicole Cassou
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Working with Philippe has been a fantastic experience. He expertly tailors a curriculum based on my level, learning style, goals, and time constraints. My ability and confidence in French has improved remarkably (and quickly) since working with him. He's also incredibly motivational, supportive, and open to feedback. He has my highest recommendation.

Posted Apr 16, 2021
Sam C.
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An incredibly engaging and competent teacher, Philippe saw immediately where I needed to focus my efforts to improve, and immediately gave me just the right materials to work on. Worth his weight in gold!

Posted Mar 29, 2021
David
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A wonderful experience. Philippe is masterful at getting the most out of his students and the most out of an hour. His pace is intense, but not overly, and his ability to assess where his student is, what they need is exceptional. You will not/not find a better instructor. Strongly ... strongly recommend.

Posted Mar 19, 2021
Cindy
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Philippe is an exceptional teacher. He has really helped me advance in my French, both verbal and written. I have gained confidence with conversation - both speaking and understanding others. He employs a variety of teaching tools. I appreciate the in addition to grammar videos, he has made the effort to suggest podcasts, newscasts and articles to help support the understanding of French in "real life" situations. Assignments are all meant to increase our learning and challenge us in a positive, fun manner;. I enjoy writing stories in French, reading them aloud & answering questions verbally. This has been a great learning method. Philippe is very motivational in his teaching style! Classes are always fun and I've really moved forward in my French. I recommend highly!

Posted Mar 16, 2021
Kimberley
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Nice guy, looking forward to the upcoming classes.

This was the first lesson. Thank you 🙏.

Posted Mar 8, 2021
Nicholas
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First lesson was good.

Posted Feb 28, 2021
James
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Philippe is an incredible teacher!
He is experienced and works well in the current distance-only training environment.  He's a very personable and engaging guy, which can be quite important when you're spending hours a day with someone. :)
But what I consider to be his best trait is his ability to assess the needs of the student and adapt his approach as needed, not just to work more on the areas where the student may need more practice, but to see what is working for a student and what is not and then to be willing to completely change his pedagogy to fit that student. This pedagogical flexibility is indeed rare to find in a teacher and, to me, this is what makes Philippe truly special.

Posted Feb 24, 2021
Randy
Profile-location-online Online

You won't realize you are learning - challenging and fun!!!!!

I have been working with Phillipe for almost two months. I started with a good command of the langague but needed to improve my fluency for my job. Prior to Phillipe I was completely stressed out with learning French and feeling like I would not succeed. He immediately put all those thoughts to rest, made learning fun, and took the time to understand my goals and how I learn best. He adapted his style to meet them. He made everyday fun and interesting engaging in lively debates and raising my speaking and comprehension levels without me even realizing it. He as a vast library of on-line resources that were great supplements. In two months my fluency increased dramatically, he really took me to the level I need.

Phillipe deserves high praise.

Posted Feb 23, 2021
Julie T.
Profile-location-online Online

I am currently taking French classes to further my education and because of my love for the language. Of all of my learning, Philippe Fadi has been BY FAR the best teacher of any course I have taken. Rather than a standard rote learning of verbs/tenses/adjectives, etc. - which are all important - Monsieur Fadi caters the sessions to the interests and skill levels of his students. He is also very clear that 'perfect French' is not a goal - but to instead work to convey an idea or thought. Last semester our intermediate class spent time discussing and writing about current events - something I would never have dreamed to try when the course began. By the end of the course I had started reading French magazines and newspapers (dictionary in hand) and listening to French music, something I now carry on to reinforce my learning and vocabulary. My confidence has grown considerably just from that one course alone. As I register for more courses, I will continue to request Monsieur Fadi. Merci beaucoup!

Posted Feb 21, 2021
Andrew
Profile-location-online Online

Philippe has all the hallmarks of a great instructor- patient, engaging. He was great at sharing resources of different grammar sites, French podcasts, and news websites so that we could continue to develop our abilities outside of sessions.

There were plenty of times after working virtually all day, the last thing I wanted was to look at a screen, but our exercises were captivating. That speaks to his approach.
Also, he's judicious with his feedback which I appreciate.

Merci Philippe!

Posted Dec 16, 2020
gretchen
Profile-location-online Online

Phillippe finds a way to make every class entertaining! The time went by fast and I learned a ton!

Posted Dec 16, 2020
Monty
Profile-location-online Online

I am an older learner and Philippe has great patience with me even though it is a bit harder to pick up some of the language concepts as my younger classmates.

Philippe tailored our learning to not be from a book but used role-playing exercises to use French in a more realistic, fun, yet non-threatening manner.

I hope to have him again as an instructor and highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn French.

Posted Dec 9, 2020
Brian
Profile-location-online Online

I 100% recommend Philippe. He is very professional and really cares about his student's learning. His lessons are challenging but also fun and dynamic.

Posted Dec 3, 2020
Jules
Profile-location-online Online

I wasn't sure about learning a language in an online environment, but Philippe has done a great job of incorporating multiple tools and interactive components to the online lessons. Also, because he takes a very applied and conversation-based approach to teaching French, I've grown substantially in my language skills over the term. Text books and exercises are good to an extent, but it's in applied conversations that you can really grow your vocabulary and become comfortable with a language.

Posted Nov 30, 2020
Whitney
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Philippe is a wonderful instructor! He really pushed us to learn beyond the textbook. He also shared helpful resources of different grammar sites, French podcasts, and news websites in French so that we could continue to develop skill sets to have conversations about current topics. I feel much more confident in reading, listening and speaking French than I did when the course started. I have learned a lot from Philippe and had fun while doing so!

Posted Nov 21, 2020
Aicha B.
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I have known Philippe for about few years as a colleague and so I can attest that he has a lot of professional experience as a French language teacher. He masters French and utilizes effective communication tools to teach. I can assure you that he can help anyone who is seeking to learn a Foreign language, specifically French which is his native language.

Posted Nov 1, 2020
Matthew
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A phenomenal teacher, adjusts the content based on what your needs are. Also very flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend Philippe!

Posted Oct 22, 2020
Jonathan
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I have been working with Philippe for two months now. He focuses his lessons on my specific job-related needs. I have really come to look forward to our lessons together because it's like chatting with an old friend. I would highly recommend Philippe to anyone who is looking for individual French lessons, especially to those working in government and/or finance. Philippe has helped me revive my fluency in French, which is something that has provided immense joy to me this year.

Posted Sep 25, 2020
Dhanya
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Philippe was such a wonderful instructor throughout my time with him. I was resuming French after about a year and a half of informal learning, and he was very accomodating while also pushing me to explore more advanced topics. He uses engaging resources that improve students' verbal, reading, and especially speaking skills. I cannot recommend Philippe enough!

Posted Sep 10, 2020
Sam
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Phillipe is an open minded professor with an extensive experience of current affairs which is great to enhance my speaking, reading and comprehension in French. Working with Phillipe I have seen improvement in my language skill. Thanks to his learner centered approach and interactive exercises.

Posted Sep 2, 2020
PJ
Profile-location-online Online

Philippe is an excellent French instructor. He was quickly able to identify my strengths and weaknesses in the langauge and helped me focus on where I needed the most help. He has access to great and varied online resources, which kept the lessons interesting. Most importantly, Philippe is fluent in English at a very high level, which means he could explain complex phrases and concepts to me, helping further my understanding of the French language. I absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their French!

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Edel
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I enthusiastically recommend Philippe as a French language instructor. Working with him was a pleasure; he was insightful to my needs and accommodated my learning style extremely well. He took the time to go through grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure, and really helped me understand the nuances of the language. His patience and sense of humor were always on display, and greatly appreciated.

Posted Aug 19, 2020
Jessica
Profile-location-online Online

I first met Philppe while I was a French student taking one on one classes at DLS during a 6 month period. He was not my instructor but we crossed paths daily, as his office was next door to the classroom I used. He was always testing my skills and offering assistance where he saw necessary. At the end of my 6 month course, I continued on with more job training that allowed me an additional 40 hours of French so that it was fresh on the mind prior to arriving at my next post. Philippe was my instructor during that period, which is something I will always be grateful for. Due to my foundation in French, we did not need to cover many basics but instead created a lesson plan that involved widening my knowledge of the local culture and politics in the country of my future assignment. He taught me how to express my opinions while casually conversing in French (which has proven to be invaluable in my line of work). He challenged me to expand my vocabulary in numerous areas while incorporating more advanced, sophisticated grammar when appropriate. Philippe was a great instructor and mentor. I am grateful for the time I was able to learn from him and look forward to refreshing my skills with him in the future.

Posted Aug 19, 2020
Jess
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Philippe's lessons, though brief in my case, were exceptional. Training hours flew by because the online lessons and discussions were always engaging. He learns what interests his students and uses that to build knowledge and create healthy challenges. He is patient, encouraging, and positive with a good sense of humor. Philippe is also always open to feedback to make the time with his students more impactful and effective. Highly recommend!

Posted Aug 9, 2020
Jerick
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Philippe was my instructor for 4 weeks and I will say that my confidence in speaking and my understanding of French grammar has skyrocketed!

His teaching style is adaptive! He focuses on the needs of the student and makes learning French feel less like a chore. The environment he sets is one that allows the student to make mistakes without judgement. I greatly appreciated on the spot corrections when I made a mistake. Also, if I did not know the meaning of a word, he would go over it with me to include all related words that would help to remember.

There is never a dull moment in class either. He is very funny and he is very relaxed. With that, be prepared for him to push you very hard.

With all that said, you will not go wrong with having Philippe as your instructor. I guarantee he is the best in the business!

Philippe,
Thanks for the time and effort you took to teach me. I am forever grateful. We will keep in touch!
-Monsieur Muscle

Posted Aug 9, 2020
Mieka
Profile-location-online Online

Other students have already highlighted Philippe's wonderful assets as a French teacher, but I'd like to chime in to add my own compliments:
Philippe is attentive, encouraging, systematic, and attuned to your specific needs. Class was always productive, but also always enjoyable. I appreciated that he understands my specific language goals, and was serious about getting me there. There were days when we focused on a specific grammatical construct, and others when we just chatted to help me build speaking confidence. I also appreciate that he sends occasional emails with additional resources, websites, or articles in French about topics I am interested in, to encourage me to stretch my language skills beyond the classroom. I am sorry our classes are over for now, but will definitely call on him when I'm ready to hit the next level. Merci pour tout, professeur!

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Shawn
Profile-location-online Online

I've had the opportunity to take several online French language classes over the years, as well as in-person tutoring. I'd easily rank Philippe among the best I've had, as he readily adjusted to my pace of learning and desired learning objectives, pushed me to improve but didn't force his own agenda, and maintained a great, positive, and motivating attitude throughout our experience. The next time I'm doing online classes I will unhesitatingly connect with him, and I'd happily recommend him to anyone else looking to learn French, whether to begin or to refine their existing French.

Posted Jul 5, 2020
Raju Adhikari
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I had the pleasure of learning higher intermediate/conversational French with Philippe last year for several weeks. I must say that he was the best French professor I ever had. He was extremely meticulous with his approach and took the time to understand my strengths and weaknesses and curated the course based on that. He understood that there were days when I was finding the right words and would take the lead in our conversations. Whereas, other days, he would let me lead the discussions. We discussed on topics related to politics, society, religion, science, travel and business. He was extremely polite, and professional and didn't impose any of his beliefs and stayed true to his goal of helping me improve my French skills. By the end of our session, I was able to make a presentation of my work in international development and global health with him in French. He even helped me translate my poem in French. In addition to providing me with the ears to understand spoken French better, and the ability to speak more correctly, he also immensely helped with grammar topics such as subjunctive, future, and conditional sentences. I provide my highest recommendation of Philippe and assure you that he will make your French learning experience the one to remember.

Posted Jul 1, 2020
Brian
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Lessons with Philippe are a true pleasure. He is well-read, articulate, and funny. He takes the time to get to know his students and focuses the lessons around conversations and areas of interest. I have experienced immense improvement to my vocabulary and grammar, as well as in my confidence to speak and "think in French." I most appreciate that Philippe is not shy about providing useful feedback or recognizing hard work and improvement. Would highly recommend.

Posted May 11, 2020
Nox
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I have been studying french with Philippe since October 2020 and have seen a remarkable improvement in my french. He is a very diligent teacher who makes the class very interesting. He tailors it to the student's interests and is easily able to identify areas that require improvement and focus on that. He has helped me with grammar, reading, and listing. I would highly recommend end him for anyone serious about improving french.

Posted Apr 2, 2020
Charles
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I take lessons with Mr. Philippe, and I am extremely impressed by his teaching method. I have previously taken French classes with different institutions and numerous instructors, and I evaluate Philippe as being one of the best if not the best instructor I have ever had. I base it on the way I am currently performing with all 3 skills (Speaking, Reading , and Writing). The best part is that I feel relaxed and confident in class. Philippe knows how to work with a student to get the best out of you, without affecting confidence. Tremendous skill. I highly recommend Philippe as an instructor for French.

Posted Mar 27, 2020
James
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I’ve had seven or eight formal French instructors at various points in my life, and I have to say Philippe was by far the best. I worked with him online for several hours a week over a few months to recover forgotten French and push ahead in new areas. He was extremely responsive and flexible, got straight to the heart of what skills I needed to work on, and was a genuine pleasure to have as an instructor.
Let me be the first to say if you’re considering a language instructor, look no further.

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Elise
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Philippe is a fantastic instructor and a wonderful, genuine person. From our first class together he accurately assessed my level and understood what my goals were for French learning, and he adapted my classes accordingly. I looked forward to every class we had—not only because I could see huge improvements in my language capability, but also because I loved talking with him! He is kind, warm and patient and encouraged me not only in my French language ability but also in life. After our classes ended together, I felt more confident in French conversation than I ever had, and I achieved the highest reading score of my French-speaking career! I would highly recommend Philippe.

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Jhordn
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Philippe is a tremendous instructor and tutor! He is patient, fun, and cares deeply about helping you attain the next level of proficiency. I've been taking classes with him for 6 months and have seen drastic improvement. I highly recommend you scheduling with him! Best French teacher ever.

Posted Mar 23, 2020
Dave L.
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My first lesson was excellent. I am highly confident that Philippe will be able to tailor lessons that will help me maximize my potential.

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Sarah
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Phillippe was a wonderful, patient instructor who clearly cares about his students and is dedicated to their learning. He found ways to make learning fun, recommending books articles, websites, tv shows, and movies that would help me learn but also that he knew I would find interesting. Phillippe was flexible and responsive if something wasn’t working and willing to try lots of different techniques to make concepts stick. On top of being naturally capable, Phillippe was just a lovely person to chat and practice speaking with; his interest in the world around him ensured our conversations and classes were never dull. I achieved my language goals after a few months of study with him, and he made the process a pleasure. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and consider myself lucky to have had him as a teacher.

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Martha
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Philippe is an excellent instructor. I learned so much from his class. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing to improve their French language skills!

Posted Aug 12, 2019
Paula D.
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Experience

French Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Private Language Services

French / Italian language mentoring
Nov 1999 - Apr 2017

USG

Providing mentoring to USG officers to be deployed overseas and in particular related to their specific area of expertise. Guess speaker to immersion programs for French and Italian.

Education

Master Business Administration
Aug 1984 - Dec 1985

Schiller International University., Paris-France

Master - International Trade
Jun 1981 - Jul 1982

Ecole Superieure de Commerce - I.F.C.I., Clermont-Ferrand, France

Languages

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Member
Mar 2021

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Awards

Member
Mar 2021

Association française pour l’enseignement du français

Affiliations

National Language Service Corps
Jan 2010
The National Language Service Corps is a civilian Corps of multilingual volunteers who are readily available to serve the federal government by providing foreign language services as required.

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