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Michael
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Michael
¬ę Perfect! Isabelle is very flexible, knowledgeable, and she has many resources and references to help students to learn. I had taken Chinese lessons before from other instructors, so I had some basic knowledge already, but with Isabelle I wanted to start learning to read and write characters and improve my pronunciation. She ordered some books for me that contain a very approachable and clear set of lessons, starting from the most basic words for greetings, but also covering rules for how tones change in various contexts, with vocabulary building, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Through these books, and Isabelle's help, I was finally able to understand the proper pronunciation of x q j sh ch zh. To learn proper pronunciation, I think it's important to have an instructor like Isabelle who knows very well the standard Putonghua way of pronouncing and who can also explain how pronunciation varies in different regions of China. One result of the exercises is that I created a set of flash cards for myself that I practice on public transit, so that now I know approximately 100 characters. When I had technical questions for Isabelle, she always had some book close at hand to answer my questions. Because I already speak French and English (and so does Isabelle), and she has lived in multiple countries, I was also curious to learn about her perspective of culture differences between France, China, and other places. I recommend Isabelle without hesitation. ¬Ľ
$48/h
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Lessons offered by Isabelle
  • Individual
  • Group
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • at your place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • Chinese
  • Accent reduction-French
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Chinese teacher for the City of Paris, in schools and associations, provides tutoring, academic and postbac individual courses all levels, exam preparation and competition

Methodology

I am a Chinese (mandarin) teacher for pupils, students and adults of all levels, individual classes tutoring and group lessons for several years, for the City of Paris, the Marymount International School, the LYON Business School (formerly Business School of Lyon) and several training organizations and associations.

I also lead student groups in China as part of training to improve their Chinese.

I studied and got my graduate degrees in China and England where I lived as well as in Canada and Hong Kong. I live in France since 2001 for professional and family reasons.

My experiences are very international. I understand the needs and questions of students of different cultures, of all ages and all levels.

Through my studies and my professional and personal experiences, I know teaching students from different cultures. I know the difficulty of learning a foreign language. I always try to motivate students through different means, seeking what drives them. I have developed good teaching methods and I know work effectively. I love teaching. I have some thank-you letters from students, class photos, etc. I could show you on request.

As a Chinese native speaker, I speak fluent mandarin (and Cantonese), which is my mother tongue. Moreover, I passed my postgraduate exams in China and I know the Chinese system and their ways of thinking very well.

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Background

I teach since 2008.
I do not count the number of students because the courses I teach them have very varied backgrounds: group, individual courses, courses in schools, associations, individual, school support ...
My students improve their level, self-confidence (important role of oral) and their marks in class or exams. They also greatly enhance their level for competition.
I also prepare today several students to Chinese examinations.

Rates

Travel Fee : $15
Rate for online lessons : $48/h

Details

Prices are case-by-case assessed

Lessons offered by Isabelle
Individual
Group
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
webcam
Subjects taught
  • Chinese
  • Accent reduction-French
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
Levels
  • Primary School
  • Early High School
  • Year 10
  • Year 11-12
  • TAFE
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Isabelle's CV

Patent Ability to Host Functions (BAFA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Bradford, England.
Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sheffield, England. Higher education in three years of French license level.
Diploma dominant English and Chinese languages at the University of Northern Jiaotong China in Beijing, China (5th Chinese university).
I managed competitions in several countries and in different languages.
My professional experiences related to the languages taught are described in the expertise section above.

20 reviews on Isabelle
  • 4.9/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
M
Michael

Perfect! Isabelle is very flexible, knowledgeable, and she has many resources and references to help students to learn. I had taken Chinese lessons before from other instructors, so I had some basic knowledge already, but with Isabelle I wanted to start learning to read and write characters and improve my pronunciation. She ordered some books for me that contain a very approachable and clear set of lessons, starting from the most basic words for greetings, but also covering rules for how tones change in various contexts, with vocabulary building, reading, writing, and listening exercises. Through these books, and Isabelle's help, I was finally able to understand the proper pronunciation of x q j sh ch zh. To learn proper pronunciation, I think it's important to have an instructor like Isabelle who knows very well the standard Putonghua way of pronouncing and who can also explain how pronunciation varies in different regions of China. One result of the exercises is that I created a set of flash cards for myself that I practice on public transit, so that now I know approximately 100 characters. When I had technical questions for Isabelle, she always had some book close at hand to answer my questions. Because I already speak French and English (and so does Isabelle), and she has lived in multiple countries, I was also curious to learn about her perspective of culture differences between France, China, and other places. I recommend Isabelle without hesitation.

V
Véronique

Perfect! Isabelle est une personne absolument fabuleuse, passionnée et efficace. Professionnelle, elle saura vous stimuler intellectuellement avec des méthodes motivantes, vivantes et ludiques, notamment en face-à-face ou par Skype (très pratique), qui vous permettront d'acquérir une grande aisance en mandarin, aussi bien à l'écrit qu'à l'oral, que vous soyez de niveau grand débutant ou très confirmé.
Avec une grande capacité d'écoute des attentes de chacun, elle pourra mener à bien votre projet.
Ne cherchez plus, Isabelle est la professeure qu'il vous faut !

Simon

Perfect! Isabelle is an exceptionally talented and dedicated teacher. After just a few months of studying Chinese with her, people around me are impressed with the progress I have been able to make. Isabelle manages to find an ideal balance of setting ambitious goals and being strict on important matters (for example pronunciation, which is crucial for Mandarin), while also being very, very positive and supportive and highlighting progress. This makes sure that one makes continued progress, while not getting frustrated with things - probably the most important factor for learning a new language. Another thing that I find particularly good is that she can spot mistakes in my understanding and help correct them, before they develop into a systematic pattern. Not many teachers manage to do that. One feels that she has a genuine passion for languages and she is excited about putting this to work for the progress of her students.
Isabelle works from her home, but this is really more like a library of language books. No matter what the question - she will have the right book around. She is also very pragmatic about the tools she uses for teaching (music videos, TV clips) always with a view to teaching the language people actually use.
Despite having many students, she works hard to find flexibility in the schedule (which is important for me, because I work full time and travel a lot for work).
All in all: if you are looking for an excellent teacher to boost your Chinese in Paris, Isabelle is the person to go!

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