Philippe Fadi

Philippe F.

Ashburn, VA
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Lesson Details

French

Levels Taught:
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.

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Philippe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 20 to 55

Teaching since:
2005

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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Experience

French Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
Diplomatic Language Services

Language training at DLS is customized for the student's unique learning needs. DLS offers full-time or part-time one-on-one and small group classes for more than 85 languages. DLS proficiency or performance-based approach to language training focuses on communication first and foremost. Progress is assessed based on Inter-agency Language Round-table (ILR) proficiency levels. DLS programs cover all levels, from total beginner to advanced students, from initial acquisition to maintenance/attainment and enhancement.

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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

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Sarah Aug 12, 2019
French · In studio

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.

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Martha Aug 12, 2019
French · Online

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!

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