Get French- Online French Classes
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Samina offers a teaching experience that is immersed in the French language. Conversation throughout class is mostly in French, which granted me many opportunities to improve my French speaking and listening skills. For me, Samina taught from a book called Ultimate French (Beginner to Intermediate) and also provided several pages of homework to help reinforce the lessons learned. And I have learned a lot! Samina is very responsive and accommodating. I had a great experience learning French, and I highly recommend her!Feb 21, 2019Verified
I absolutely adore working with Samina. I studied French in school, but largely lost it by not using it. Samina is an excellent teacher. I love my lessons with her because not only is she a patient teacher, but she is so fun to be around it feels like I'm with a friend. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor. My French vocabulary has expanded and I am truly beginning to feel confident speaking French thanks to Samina.May 22, 2017Verified
Samina est superb. I am a beginner-intermediate. After just a few lessons, my vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension have improved greatly. Samina is especially skilled at teaching and reinforcing using a french accent!Nov 2, 2016Verified
I couldn't be more pleased!! Really enjoying the lessons! Samina is patient, effective and fun. Highly recommend Get French!!Jan 18, 2016Verified
Samina is an excellent teacher. She is knowledgeable, extremely kind and able to tailor her lessons perfectly to the students' needs. She has been teaching our adolescent son and he really enjoys the lessons. He took French lessons as he was preparing for AP French outside school. Last May, and only after six months of lessons with Samina, he took the AP test with the only intention of getting familiar with its format. We were delighted when we learnt that he had passed it! He will now be able to relax and continue to work on his French and take the test again to improve his grade.Nov 19, 2018
- 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 college 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).