Hello everyone! My name is Stefan, I am French, I was born in Provence, in the beautiful seaside town of Martigues, also known as the “Provençale Venice”.
I have passed a MA degree in French Literature and linguistics, and the Alliance Française qualification in teaching French as a foreign language.
I first worked in France as a French teacher for newcomers in France, which was a wonderful experience and allowed me to help people with various backgrounds and origins to become integrated in French society.
Then I moved to the Czech Republic where I have worked as a teacher of French, examiner, proofreader and translator for the Alliance Française of South Bohemia and in a Czech secondary school. I have been teaching French for foreigners for more than 7 years, and I love it.
Besides French, I also speak English, and a little bit of Spanish and Czech.
I am a very curious person, and I like to learn and discover new things... especially in conversation lessons, during which I like to talk about various topics. I particularly show a great interest in culture (literature, arts, music) and personal development, but I don't consider any subject as “off-limits”. I like travelling, learning new languages, reading, writing, practicing martial arts, sports, and music, yoga and meditation, chatting and playing various strategy and board games.
What is my teaching style?
I always adapt to your needs! I can prepare my classes with a lot of materials and topics for conversations, so I will always get them designed with your goals and what you want to study in my mind.
Most of the time, though, my lessons emphasize on conversation, pronunciation and culture, three points that are essentials to understand French people and to be understood by them.
Of course we will mostly speak French during the lessons, but don't worry! I am a very patient teacher, watchful yet kind and indulgent. I always take the time to secure what we learn together. One step at a time, that's how you learn to run! I will help you focus on what you have to improve, in a calm and gentle atmosphere. Moreover, from time to time I can give you some complex translations, explain difficult grammar, or draw parallels in other languages.