Soleine Tholance
Boulder, CO
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Soleine Tholance

Soleine T.

Boulder, CO
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My strong interest for languages oriented me towards a "Literature Baccalaureate" for which I studied - among other fields - German, English, Ancient Greek and Latin, and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2010. After high school, I went on to study for five years at Sciences Po Paris, France's elite school for social and political sciences.

Learning about the hidden history of words and the construction of sentences has always fascinated me, and I strongly believe that this is what makes the difference between a regular native speaker, and one who can actually transmit his knowledge of the language. Writing and speaking a proper french is not enough. When it comes to teaching, one has to be able to explain the "why" behind each word, idiom and grammatical rule, because that is how we remember best. Combined with a burning desire to understand movies, songs and books in their original version, this method makes wonders. Because as my best teacher once told me : “ We get into a culture through its language, and we get into a language through its culture.”

About Soleine T.

I'm a native of the south of France who loves everything that comes with learning and teaching a new language, ranging from basic grammar to literature, including oral conversations about pop culture.

My strong interest for languages oriented me towards a "Literature Baccalaureate" for which I studied - among other fields - German, English, Ancient Greek and Latin, and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2010. After high school, I went on to study for five years at Sciences Po Paris, France's elite school for social and political sciences.

Learning about the hidden history of words and the construction of sentences has always fascinated me, and I strongly believe that this is what makes the difference between a regular native speaker, and one who can actually transmit his knowledge of the language. Writing and speaking a proper french is not enough. When it comes to teaching, one has to be able to explain the "why" behind each word, idiom and grammatical rule, because that is how we remember best. Combined with a burning desire to understand movies, songs and books in their original version, this method makes wonders. As one of my best teachers once told me : “ We get into a culture through its language, and we get into a language through its culture.”

But first and foremost, I will adapt the content of my lessons to reach YOUR specific goal, wether it is to chat with friends, understand the news, or even get a job !

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Autumn P.
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Soleine is very attentive when I tell her what I have issues with when it comes to french grammar. She gives me many exercises to help explain how sentence structure works and is very patient when I have issues understanding.

Posted Feb 5, 2020
John
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I am an intermediate level student, mostly self-taught looking to fill in the gaps of my learning and improve both my written and oral expression. I have very much appreciated Soleine's flexibility, and her ability to diagnose and prescribe exercises for my weaknesses.

As a native speaker, I also enjoy collateral cultural learnings, as well as her ability to serve as a reality check on the utility of expressions I have learned elsewhere.

Posted Nov 12, 2019
Michael
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Soleine has been extremely helpful and instrumental in learning French. I’ve seen progress and have overcome (mostly) the fear of making mistakes when speaking the language.

Posted Nov 2, 2019
Michael
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Soleine exhibits a lot of patience, which is helpful when learning a new language. Also, she explains how to speak and pronounce, while adding grammar lessons in the process. Looking forward to additional lessons with Soleine!

Posted Jul 9, 2019
Robbie
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Good lessons. Too many computer glitches.

Posted May 22, 2019
Robbie
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Posted Apr 23, 2019
Kristin
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Posted Mar 19, 2019
Christina
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Soleine is a wonderful teacher who has helped us tremendously with our very limited knowledge of French. She is a native speaker - so we learn lots of fun cultural information in our lessons too!

Posted Nov 11, 2018
Adélie
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Soleine is the best french teacher you could get ! Not only she speaks perfectly, but she also is a great pedagogue. I recommand her without a doubt. Try it, you will see how learning french can be both easy.. and a pleasure !

Posted Feb 1, 2018

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Education

Master's degree in Public Affairs
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Sciences Po Paris

Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

Sciences Po Paris - Campus of Menton

Languages

Arabic

Limited Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Enseigner le français langue étrangère aujourd'hui - Parcours avancé
Dec 2019

CAVILAM - Alliance Française de Vichy

This MOOC teaches students how to build a pedagogic sequence. To pass this class, students must build their own pedagogic sequence and evaluates sequences built by their peers.
Enseigner le français langue étrangère aujourd'hui - Parcours Découverte
Jan 2019

CAVILAM - Alliance Française de Vichy

This MOOC teaches the foundations of managing a group of students learning french as a foreign language. During this class, I learned how to prepare a coherent education course that takes into account the students level(s), their learning objectives, and the different strategies used to learn a foreign language.

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