My name is Virginie. 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 a computer to help them with their French. My delight for teaching French as a foreign language was born.
In 2013 I realized my bigger dream: traveling and working across Australia. My first job over there was a 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 the student for special exams. It was a rewarding experience with which I have learned to be familiar with the Australian public.
After that 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.
Whether online or on face to face, I enjoy teaching in a relaxed 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 on your needs.
In any case, the content can easily differ according to the desire and the objectives of each learner.
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