A thirty-year career, partly in public, partly in private schools, in New Jersey, plus a brief time in Vermont. I have studied French in Avignon, plus visited the country 16 times, spending time with friends, and taking students on exchange home stays, mostly in Dijon. I am completely fluent; I listen to French radio live every day and I am often mistaken for being French when I speak with French people.
I have always taught students to use the language, then deduce the grammar rules, or just "go with the flow" like babies, rather than teach boring rules and charts. That said, I have always insisted on good spelling and grammar, for that is the hallmark of a literate French speaker.
In private school, my students regularly placed in the top tiers on the National French Test. I am still in contact with some who have gone on to live and work in France/Europe and use the language regularly. I am very proud to have influenced so many young lives in that way.
B.A. in French education, Rowan University Graduate work, University of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, France Graduate work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
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