Philippe Fadi
Ashburn, VA
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Philippe Fadi

Philippe F.

Ashburn, VA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whom levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress.

About Philippe F.

Born, educated and raised in France.

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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21 Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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French Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Private Language Services

French / Italian language mentoring
Nov 1999 - Apr 2017


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.


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



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