My name is Céline Anthonioz and I started teaching French 20 years ago in companies and schools. When Skype appeared on the net, 15 years ago, my work partner, Vincent, and I established our online French language school: www.learnfrenchathome.com. Since then, we’ve built a team of teachers, who are all native speakers,real professionals, friendly, patient, and work together as a team. The management team of Learn French at Home produces in-house material, ebooks, and a wide variety different kinds of support packages for teachers and students. Teaching French is our primary expertise, and we help young people and adults reach their individual French learning objectives. Many of our students are non-native French high school teachers who wish to gain confidence and improve their fluency in current spoken French. In addition to our in-house learning material and ebooks, we publish an online magazine called French Accent Magazine every 2 months. The magazine contains many topics such as a language corner, grammar points, scenarios, exercises, articles on French culture and politics, songs, poems, most of which have audio links for recordings: www.learnfrenchathome.com/magazine/
The one-on-one lessons are given on Skype with a French native teacher. Each class is personalized with a carefully planned structure and a clear learning objective according to the students goals. Constructive feed-back is given at the end of each lesson as well as homework. These lessons are structured in such a way that the students are exposed to a wide variety of comprehensible input.
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Our French teachers are native speakers who have earned a higher degree of education and/or a teaching degree. Equally as important, they are patient, good listeners and work hard at personalizing their lesson plans to the student's objectives and pace of learning. In addition, their kind personality, sense of humor, and flexibility create a truly positive learning environment. Since all of them have gone through the personal experience of acquiring at least one foreign language (they are all proficient in English); they understand completely the learning process needed in order to achieve the language goals. Most of our teachers are located in France or in Switzerland which will add a cultural aspect to the French lesson. We work as a team, we share our teaching ideas and we have access to the same teaching material.
Our Management team is composed of Céline, Vincent, Annick and Roger. Céline is a native French teacher who created, along with Vincent, Learn French at Home 15 years ago. Celine is completely bilingual and has lived mostly in France, Switzerland and the US. Being completely bi cultural, she understands the difficulties of learning another language and also the subtleties of the influence of the culture on the language. Vincent who has traveled all his life teaches French as well, and deals with the technical aspects of the web site and the teaching material. He also writes articles for French Accent Magazine. Annick, who is a journalist and writer. She is the key person behind French Accent Magazine and produces the main articles, original short stories, new vocabulary lists, scenarios and cultural items. She also does the layout. Roger who is a retired university professor of French and a specialist in language acquisition, reviews the in-house material and writes the cultural and political articles for French Accent Magazine as well. We're a very tight team and our goal is to make learning French a pleasant and positive experience and to make teaching a little easier for non-native French teachers!