I believe each student is different and therefore adapt my teaching style and material to match my students' needs and speed. I use a variety of games, conversational activities and role plays as well as more formal activities if it is necessary. I think it is very important for my students to develop their speaking skills for real life conversation and to be able to socialise in French.
Initially trained as a French Teacher, Teaching Advisor and Teacher Trainer in the University of Mont Saint Aignan, France, and the Teacher Training Center CFEB of Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific (BA and MA in Linguistics and French - With Honours), I moved to London in 2001 and worked in Banks and big companies as a freelance French Trainer and Assessor and then as a Client Manager in a major Language Agency.
In 2008, I completed a Cambridge CELTA (TEFL) course with International House Barcelona and in 2009, got a PGCE secondary French and Spanish from the University of Exeter, UK. In 2009 and 2010, I worked as a French and English Teacher in an International School in Bucharest, Romania, preparing students for the French IGCSE, AS and A Level Cambridge Exams.
I am now qualified and experienced to teach French, English and Spanish.
In 2012, I created my first website LondonFrenchLessons.com and became fully independent. In 2018, I created FrenchWorldOnline.com.
In my spare time, I am also a photographer and an artist and do use these skills to develop my website and teaching material. My art and photography website is: www.Annie-Gentil-Kraatz.com.
When teaching and photographing people, I realised that I love meeting new people and getting to know them.
I generally thrive on human interaction so I am currently training as a life coach and a counsellor and I have just successfully completed my very first Certificate in counselling skills.
Many interests and abilities that I combine when teaching French.
If you want to start a course and need advice, do not hesitate to contact me.
So far in London, I have worked in so many companies I cannot remember them all:
Bloomberg, Amerada Hess, BP, Shell, Stasco, International Power, GDF Suez, Cofely, Engie, JP Morgan, HSBC, West LB, Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, ABN Amro, Shroders, Barclays Capital, Barclays Global, Barclays Bank, Barclaycard, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole, Royal Bank of Canada, Mitsubishi Trust, AKO Capital, Royal Festival Hall, Moody's, West LB, Universal, Warner Music, Linklaters, Taylor Wessing, Norton Rose, Cameron McKenna, Wedlake Bell LLP, Kartesia, Electronic Arts, Shroders, Glaxo Smith Kline, Danone, Four Seasons Hotel, L'Occitane, L'Oreal, Starr Companies, JLT, FullSix, JWT, Debevoise & Plimpton, Watford Football Club, PWC, The Costa Rican Embassy, Sedgwick, Deter, Moran & Arnold LLP, Katz Art Dealers, Kartesia, Sienna, Open Society Foundations, Amazon, TapTapSend, Cloudmade...
I offer French lessons in London and the London area.
My services include:
- Home or Café Tuition
- French Conversation
- Translations / Proofreading
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