My name is Virginie and I’m 38 years old. I’m a native French speaker from Belgium. I'm also an experienced French and Computer Teacher.
I started my teaching career in Belgium almost 10 years ago. At that time I was working in a multicultural environment as a computer teacher. I was helping jobless people to apply online for jobs. A lot of them where immigrants and couldn’t speak French so I started to use new technologies to assist them with the language. Often, I had to improvise activities through computer to help them with their French.My delight for teaching French as a foreign language was born.
In 2013 I realised my bigger dream: travelling and working across Australia. My first job over there was Language teacher assistant in a private school. I just loved that first experience of teaching my native language to young adults. Sharing more than just words: I liked to share an entire culture.
After more than a year around the country, I finally settled in Queensland and started working at Lingua Franca a small private French school in Brisbane where I taught French as a foreign language to adults in group and private lessons. I also run DELF training programs to prepare student for special exams. It was a rewarding experience with which I have learnt to be familiar with the Australian public.
After that useful experience I was skilled to work in a more formal institute and I started teaching for the Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast.
When I moved back home in Belgium in 2017 my Australian students wanted to keep learning with me. So I combined my two careers and started teaching online.
Now I’m about to realise my second dream: teaching online as I’m travelling the world....
Whether online or on face to face, I enjoy teaching in a relax atmosphere without stress or pressure. This is the way I myself learn and it’s the way I found the most effective with my students.
I like to spend the first lesson talking about what you enjoy in life, what are your passions, how you learn and why you want to learn French. Starting from there, I usually create my own tools and exercises that will suit you the most. But if you would rather use a standard method, we could work with different books depending to your needs.
In any case, the content can easily differ according to the desire and the objectives of each learner.
Teach individual French as a foreign language to adults in group and private lessons - Provide tutoring for young people and adults from Absolute Beginners to Advanced grade including conversation classes - DELF training programs: prepare people for special exams
2013 - 2014
French Language Assistant
Perth College - Perth- Australia
Assisted teachers in the classroom, conducted small group oral classes, created new teaching materials, organized activities
2018 - 2018
Participation certificate at the Rencontre FLE 2018