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Introduction: Bonjour! I am a French teacher based in Washington DC, and I teach remotely by Skype and Google Meet. I have been teaching French since I graduated from l'Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris, from the Sorbonne Paris IV, and L'I.S.I.T. ( l'Institut Superieur d'Interpretariat et de Traduction). I am also a certified bilingual Translator ( French/English, English/French). Prior to Covid 19 , I was teaching Beginners and Intermediate Group French classes at a few International organizations and Non Profits in Washington DC , such as the Pan American Health Organization, (PAHO) , CNFA, (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture) , International Budget Partnership, Georgetown conversation classes with a group of advanced level students. I also had several individual students of all levels , some online even prior to the pandemic , and some in person classes as well. However, currently , and since Covid 19, I am only teaching online , with former students and with new students from all over the United States , as well as a few international countries . As a teacher, my instruction method for Beginners and Intermediate level students , consists of four main approaches: 1) I insist on an excellent pronunciation and I will correct my students over and over again if necessary 2) Emphasis on grammar, learning verbs , applying the learnt rules and doing exercices for practice. 3) Conversation practice in each class, even with Beginners 4) I use an excellent Textbook for structure Furthermore, I create a program especially curated for each student on their individual strengths and weaknesses. I like to instill confidence in my students and to put them in a good disposition so that they can start speaking French from the get go, and to grasp quickly! Lastly, I try to make the classes a pleasant experience for my students , and I do my best to accommodate them when they have scheduling issues or need to change their class . My students are very important to me and when I see their continued progress and results, I am very , very pleased ! I am a result oriented person and I will push my students if it means they will achieve results! Merci!
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Rosalie F.

French Lessons

Samina is a great instructor! She has a very positive and encouraging attitude. I enjoy the fact that she speaks French the majority of the lesson and tries to get you to understand her. I’ve only had one lesson but I look forward to continuing lessons and I’m excited to confidently speak French!
Jun 2, 2021
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Cici M.

French Lessons

It has been such a pleasure to work with Samina to refine my French. Her lessons are catered to my needs which have helped me fine tune my pronunciation and grammar. I love that she fulfills special request with no issues; for instance, she helped me prepare my conversational skills for an important meeting by taking the extra time and attention to prepare me. Without a doubt she takes pride in her work, goes the extra mile and is dedicated to seeing me build upon my knowledge. I have learned so much from her and I always look forward to my sessions. Merci Samina!
Mar 24, 2021
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Jing Z.

French Lessons

Samina is very good with kids. My daughter is always bit shy and afraid of talking with strangers. But with Samina, she could feel very comfortable and open to talk from the first lesson. Now my daughter’s friends also take lessons from Samina, all kids are well motivated and maintain the interest in learning French.
Mar 3, 2021
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Sung C.

French Lessons

Samina is an excellent instructor. She’s funny, friendly, patient, responsive, and diligent. I’m an academic seeking to polish her professional French, and Samina has come to the rescue. She is more than willing to work with specific requests, and takes just the right tone when correcting any mistakes. I feel that I am learning invaluable language lessons in every session. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher.
Feb 20, 2021
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Xinwei L.

French Lessons

I had zero French language skills when I began taking lessons with Samina four months ago. She is an exceptional French teacher who is passionate about the language and knowledgeable about linguistics. Samina has a range of really helpful teaching techniques, which helps me to progress quickly. We always spend the full hour talking in French as much as we can. Her handouts and exercises are very well-designed. In the past four months, my knowledge of grammar and confidence in conversation has improved a lot. Samina is a lovely, friendly person and she really cares about my improvements. I really enjoy our weekly online lessons. I take them as a relaxing time to learn something beautiful while quarantined during coronavirus. I would recommend Samina to anyone who is looking to learn French!
Nov 14, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $50 an hour. I will give a discount for a package of classes paid in advance absolutely! I have no additional fees!!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    During my online or in person classes: For Beginners , I encourage conversation practice from the get-go! Basic greetings and how to introduce oneself , what you do etc.. Studying the Textbook prescribed, lesson per lesson, practicing exercices in class, and sending homework. In addition I suggest Podcasts and other useful ressources. For Intermediate and advanced level students, my technique varies. We work on articles in the French press weekly. My students can increase their vocabulary immensely, and learn idiomatic French expressions, as well as more complicated sentence structures with a higher level of French, known as 'le français recherché'. In addition students study the more richer grammatical structures, that they may not have mastered at the Beginner Intermediate level.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have studied at L'Institut Catholique de Paris- At l'I.S.I.T L'Institut supérieur d'Interprétariat et de Traduction- Degree in French, and a Bilingual Translator and Interpreter (French/English/English/French) At Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) | Since graduating University at the Sorbonne and at L'Institut Catholique de Paris, I have been teaching French privately, with online individual classes, and in person, as well as Group conversation classes in Washington DC. In addition to this, I contract as a French Instructor with International Organisations and Non-Profits in Washington DC, such as PAHO ( Pan American Health organisation, CNFA, (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture) and IBP ( International Budget Partnership) and working as a bilingual Translator ( French/English/English /French).

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