Hello, how are you? My name is Sylvain, I'm 30 and from Belgium. I currently live in São Paulo, Brazil with my wife. I have a degree in management, but I've been working as a French teacher since I arrived in Brazil.
I did a university exchange in Chile, which helped me learn Spanish. I'm a curious person and I'm interested in almost every topic, but I particularly like talking about the economy, politics, technology and cultural differences between countries.After arriving in Brazil, an opportunity came up for me to work as a French teacher in a school for adults, where I worked for the first two years. After that, I decided to become self-employed and concentrate on one-to-one, in-company and online teaching. Today, I have students of all levels with different objectives (work, travel, pleasure, French language maintenance, diplomacy etc.) and I love it when they are satisfied and see themselves progressing. On top of that, I find it very interesting to be able to talk to people with different profiles, backgrounds and histories.
We will define the material to be used according to your specific needs. We'll work with a variety of materials such as:
-French language methods (Défi, Tout va bien, Alter Ego, etc.)
-Grammar/vocabulary books covering general themes or more specific to your objectives
-Recent articles, videos and audios on current topics
-Speaking or conversational exercices
In addition, I try to stimulate the student to talk about different themes that are important to him/her.
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1 Lesson | August 24, 2023
Sylvain is an excellent teacher, I can recommend him to anyone wanting to learn and improve their French. He is very engaging, encouraging and picks up and focuses on the areas that I find challenging. The classes are a mix of practicing talking, listening and grammar and we talk a lot about current affairs - the content is fully tailored to your needs and preferences. Classes fly by – which I would have never thought given that I was always uncomfortable talking in French. I can highly recommend classes with Sylvain if you want a teacher that you feel safe and supported with and that at the same time pushes you to learn and try out new competencies.