One of the ways I can help is by tutoring you online once or twice a week for 30 minutes up to 1 hour.
Have a look below at what and how you can learn with me.
Trevor and I started working together almost a year ago.
He's a teacher living in Canada who wanted to learn French for his career.
I'm terribly proud of the progress he's made in the last 9 months. We see each other once a week.
He always uses our time together to ask questions and practice what he learned on his own at home.
"My lesson with Abigail was great. Given that I had almost never practiced spoken French and had only been learning for about a month I was a bit nervous going into my lesson.
She was very professional and patient which immediately put me at ease. I felt comfortable speaking the French I knew and learned a lot.
We discussed my current level of knowledge, goals and subject areas to be incorporated in future lessons. It was a great first lesson and I look forward to more."
Another great lesson with Abigail! Our lessons have proven instrumental in my studies and I am pleasantly surprised at how far I have come with spoken French since I started studying not long ago.
I attribute much of my success to our lessons. Abigail always goes above and beyond providing great structure and catering each lesson to what I may be studying based on topic/need.
Her lessons are fun, interactive and she always provides new and useful resources that have proven useful. As always, I look forward to more lessons!"
PREPARE FOR AN EXAM
I'm an expert at preparing for language exams such as the DELF and TCF. I’ll show you how to integrate learning French into your buzzing life in a way that won’t feel like an extra chore.
BLEND IN YOUR NEW HOME
I’ll give you cues on how to notice the unspoken rules you should follow as a guest during dinner, how to survive a ride on the metro in Paris and how to deal with an impatient waiter or mailman.
LEARN AUTHENTIC FRENCH
I’ll give you a fresh look at the French language, including the difference between spoken & written French and how to learn the slang that people actually use.
GET READY TO MEET LOCALS
I’ll help you find out why you still haven’t mastered the art of French conversation and what you need to change in your learning routine to speak fluidly and understand more easily with the right resources.
My simple pricing
What you need is to practice your speaking and listening skills frequently during shorter sessions so you don't get tired.
I propose doing 2 classes per week for 30 minutes each time.
Get 8 x 30-min classes for :
12.50 $ /class
What you need is a review of more advanced grammar and/or vocabulary followed by a time of practice where you get feedback.
I propose doing 1 session of an hour every week with homework.
Get 4 x 60-min classes for :
25 $ /class
I offer trial classes for the small price of 7 dollars so we can first meet at a reasonable price.
The class lasts 30 minutes so we get just enough time to see if we get along and discuss your level, goals and preferences.
The classes will happen on Skype, for which you'll need to have an account. I don't use Hangouts because the chat history is not saved and this can be a bummer if I share vocabulary or useful links.
You will need a microphone (a headset or earphones with an integrated microphone, or even your phone) and very preferably a webcam so I can hear you well and the class can feel just like a cosy in-person course.
I typically use Google Docs so we can easily share homework and vocabulary lists but we can use alternatives if you prefer.
We communicate outside of classes by email though it may take a day or two for me to reply if the subject is not urgent.
I specialize in teaching French for English speakers who live in France. If you plan to move to France within a year or two, then you're welcome to contact me so we can discuss the right study plan for you.
I focus on intermediate and advanced learners, anyone who can already say simple sentences and follow a basic conversation. I do this because my teaching method is based on using mostly French to interact in class and that can be near impossible for beginners to follow.
I am particularly good at preparing students who want to pass the DELF or the TCF, though it is quite an intensive training. I currently do not teach business French, though I can give you recommendations if that's what you're looking for.
As for ages, I've taught French learners between 7 and 77 years old and experience showed me I'm not as good at retaining the attention of young children through Skype.
If you still have doubts if we would be a good fit, then I invite you to write me a message or make a leap of faith and book a trial class of 30 minutes at a discounted price of 5$ using the coupon code TRUST at the checkout.
We usually start with a bit of small talk to ease into the more difficult parts of French.
You practice your listening and speaking skills for most of the hour and I mix in a reasonable amount of activities so you can review vocabulary and grammar that you haven't mastered yet.
I always make room for genuine conversation and burning questions you may have about French.
At the end of the class I give you some homework, typically a listening or a writing exercise, which I correct for you before next session.
Finally, when relevant I recommend different resources and tools that you can use to work on your French at home or while commuting.