I am an English teacher and tutor and am passionate about helping students improve their English. I have excellent inter-personal communication skills. I have the knowledge and experience to develop lessons that appeal to students’ interests and goals (two degrees, a teaching diploma and a TEFL qualification.) I believe that students should be given the opportunity to use the language in genuine tasks and gain fluency without being anxious about making mistakes. They respond more positively to meaningful tasks that allow them to “use” the language.
I live in a small village near Beziers in southern France with my cats and little dog. I am a very social person - I love going out to restaurants with friends, but I also like entertaining at home. I enjoy movies, music, the theatre, dancing, wine-tasting, reading, writing poetry and prose, and I adore animals, especially dogs. I get on well with people of all ages and have been told that I am easy to talk to and a good listener.
As I am a fully qualified English teacher and tutor, I can do preparation for any exam, such as TOEIC, Cambridge, IELTS, BAC etc.
9:00 until about 9:30 : every day will start with breakfast being prepared and served, whilst using English to communicate.
After breakfast, we'll take Lucie for a walk along the River Orb or along the PassaPaïs cycle route, a greenway in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park.
Leisure time (games, reading, watching English films or TV series)
One hour lesson of conversational English and vocabulary
Afternoon activities could include learning how to make South African food, playing English board games, charades, listening to music, watching a film and talking about it, doing some arts and crafts, sight-seeing trips to places like Carcassonne, Meze, Pezenas etc.
19:00 - Dinner
Same as afternoon activities
23:00 Bed time
If circumstances change during the week (weather/ special events locally etc.) I will be flexible in trying to include these events into the timetable.
Hello, Last July, I started a volunteer program in Michele's house. I've been helping Michele with her accomodation/guests and renovating her house. I was planning to stay just one month, but I ended up staying August too. Michele is a lovely and caring woman, who made me feel always like home. I enjoy a lot spending time with her; visiting other villages, going to places where we could swim, restaurants... And of course, I had an amazing opportunity to improve my English. Michele is very easygoing, funny and kind; so we talked about anything, and she helped me to learn more and explained me everything I asked her. I definitely recommend going to Michele's place to practice and learn English, because in my experience; I had a wonderful time.
From 420 € / week