Teaching and Professional Development

  • Pre- and in-service teacher training, professional development
  • Graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Elementary, secondary and higher-ed teaching
  • Intercultural and soft-skills training

Teaching

English (ESOL)

Elementary (Paris and area), secondary and university level courses (Université de Cergy-Pontoise; DEUG and DESS), made-to-measure courses for numerous companies. General English and English for Special Purposes, exam and test preparation.

French

French as a foreign language (FLE) from the elementary level (Paris, UAE) through to the university level (Middlebury College). Oral production, academic writing, reading techniques, learning through games and creative activities… Coaching, tutoring and translating.

Music

Music theory, vocal and instrumental technique, choral and handbell directing. All ages, from toddlers to adults; elementary and secondary instruction (Paris and surrounding areas.) Music for special needs children and adults (Paris, St. Dizier)

Professional Development

Language-Teaching Methodology

Graduate and undergraduate courses in language-teaching methodology and language acquisition. Teacher Knowledge Test support (language and teaching knowledge.) (Middlebury College French School, Université de Lille III)

Teacher Training

Pre- and in-service teacher development: learner differences, active learning, critical thinking, supporting ELLs, authentic documents and technology in the classroom, learning theories and teaching approaches (Middlebury, Paris, Lille, Dubai)

Cultural Understanding and Soft Skills

Intercultural training sessions in the corporate setting, onboarding for expats, crisis-management through intercultural understanding; teamwork, assertiveness, presentation skills, communication and teamwork through music.

Educational Management and Content Creation

Training Program Management

Creation, development and management of training programs (French, English, Music, Teacher Training). Needs analysis and placement testing, program development, teacher observation, budget management, contract negotiation, client prospecting and follow-up (Paris, Dubai)

Content Creation and E-Learning

Development of a handchime manual for elementary teachers; creation and licensing of a method to teach beginners to read technical documents in English; creation of courses and training materials for face-to-face and online applications; content developer (Middlebury Interactive Languages)