Improving your communication skills
Improving your writing skills
Are you looking for ways to improve Molière’s mother tongue? Whether you’re a student or a professional, whether you wish to sharpen your spelling and grammar, or simply to write better emails at work, you’ll progress quickly with French individual lessons. No time to waste on notions you already know! Themes can be inspired by your actual job or studies. For example, if you are a nurse, vocabulary can be focused on medical terms. Would you prefer to learn in a more playful context while socializing? Opt instead for a group class. Groups consist of 5 to 10 people who can come from anywhere in the world. Who knows, you may even find your next travel destination! Would you like to learn French with colleagues or friends? That’s totally possible too!
In the comfort of your own home!
With La Prof à Côté, each private lesson is prepared with care and personalized according to the needs of each student. Everything is designed to maximize results while having fun. After all, who said you could not combine business with pleasure? Moreover, there is no commitment in the long term. You can book one private lesson at a time. You can cancel or transfer your session up to 24 hours in advanced worry-free. Classes are live – they are not recordings. This makes the learning process so much more dynamic and interesting!
Rest assured, La Prof à Côté will personally teach all your classes! Large teaching enterprises cannot guarantee the lesson quality: you can be paired with a teacher with little experience. Chance determines the type of help you will have. With La Prof à Côté, you are guaranteed to have a teacher with more than 14 years of experience who is passionate about teaching.
Choosing French online lessons with La Prof à Côté is choosing to learn outside the box with an experienced teacher in the comfort of your home. Whatever your needs, wherever you are, day or night, for an hour or ten, La prof à côté is here to help! In addition, there are no membership or administration fees.
What I don’t do
Despite my great experience, I cannot diagnose specific learning or psychological disorders. I am not a specialist in disorders like dyslexia, aphasia, autism, etc. However, I have no problem working with a person diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia or mild autism, but I cannot under any circumstances diagnose them.
Also, although I have a good idea of what is taught at each level, I am not an international curriculum specialist. My approach is rather based on finding blockages, so my teaching is more focused on the sequence of concepts. I may spend a lot of time revisiting poorly understood notions to provide a solid foundation for what needs to be learned now. As far as languages go, I teach towards making student resourceful in communicating in the real world, speaking as well as writing-wise.
What I can do
I can find mental or emotional blockages that lead to misconceptions like “I’m not good at …”, or a problem of stress management. If we start our sessions and I realize that the problem is not in my field of expertise, I have no problem to refer you to a specialist who will help you.
Classes consist of 5 to 10 people and take place over a period of 12 weeks. All classes are live – they are not recordings. Therefore interaction with me and the other students is possible, which makes the learning process much more dynamic and interesting! What are your needs? Would you like a French crash course to get by during a trip? Or do you prefer to learn French while socializing and having fun? Are you on a mission to conquer the language? Let’s make it happen!
With La Prof à Côté, each lesson is carefully prepared and personalized according to the needs of the group, young or adult. Everything is designed to maximize results while having fun. After all, who said you could not combine business with pleasure?
Rest assured, La Prof à Côté will personally teach all your classes! Large teaching enterprises cannot guarantee the lesson quality: you can be paired with a teacher or a student with little experience. Chance determines the type of help you will have. With La Prof à Côté, you are guaranteed to have a teacher with more than 14 years of experience who is passionate about teaching.
French on the Fly (for English speakers)
This class is for English speakers who want the basics to facilitate communication during a trip. We will explore the most likely topics to be used, as well as basic grammar and vocabulary. The explanations will be in English with a French practice session.
Avoir du québécois tout le tour de la tête
Planning a trip to Québec and want to be better prepared to understand the expressions and vocabulary used by the locals? In this class, you will learn how Quebeckers twist their sentences around, use colorful expressions, and what words they use that are not in the dictionary.
Jaser pour jaser
You already know French and would just like to chat in French without being bothered by the grammar? It’s possible!
Are you a group of colleagues and would you like to take classes together? It’s possible!
What You Absolutely Need
A fast and stable internet connection
Onenote (free version)
an email address
A desire to have fun while learning!
How Does It Work?
I use both Skype and Onenote to conduct my classes. Both are free software available for any kind of system ( Windows, Mac or Linux).
Take note of the emails, usernames and passwords you choose. Keep them handy. Sometimes you may have to reconnect. I suggest you make a reminder page on your desktop or on paper.
Make sure to download the latest version available. I strongly recommend that you test it before our first class. You can learn how to use Skype here.
First of all, if you have Windows, check if you don’t already have it on your computer. You can use that version, however it is often very basic. If you want a free but more complete version, download Onenote 2013. You do not need a paid version to follow the classes. Here is how Onenote works. Best Free Version: Onenote 2013
Once you have booked your session, just open Skype and Onenote five minutes before class. I will contact you through Skype at the designated time.
Why are my rates so low? Simply because I firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. I want an average income family to be able to benefit from my services without putting a rope around their neck financially.
Not Sure What Would Suit You Best?
Contact me! We can determine together what will correspond best to your needs.
Choosing La Prof à Côté is choosing:
Lessons in the comfort of your own home