Online French Classes
Enjoy Learning French!
Teacher of French as a second language since 2007
Hi! My name is Anthony Lucas. I am French and I have been teaching French for almost 15 years. I meet with my students online, in video conference via the Zoom software.
I love what I do and even more so when I see my students come out of my classes with an increasing mastery of the French language, which I consider a very useful skill, both professionally and personally.
I teach French to teenagers and adults, from beginner to advanced level, whatever their objectives.
“Whatever your level and your reason for learning French, I will guide you step by step to achieve your goals.”
What do you need?
In all learning, as when you travel, when you look at a map, you must first determine where you are (your level) and where you want to go (your goal). Once the starting and ending points are known, it is possible to establish the route, i.e. the most suitable path, the fastest if possible, to reach your destination.
This trip is composed of different lessons, different notions to tackle, whether it is grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. You will have to listen, learn, understand, write, speak, repeat, make mistakes, start over, practice as much as you can 🙂 But don’t worry, I will be there to accompany you and hold your hand if needed! The first lesson will be used to evaluate your level and your goals.
How to learn French fast?
The goal is for you to learn French quickly. First of all, I am convinced that a serene environment is necessary. We learn better in a relaxed, pleasant, joyful context than in a tense, stressed and severe atmosphere. Thus, since French classes are good times, you will want to come back and continue your efforts.
The golden rule of all learning is practice. The more you practice, the more you progress. Lessons with your teacher are obviously important because you need feedback to know if you are on the right track. Especially for the speaking part, your teacher will be able to tell you if he understands what you are saying. But outside of class, for learning to be effective, it is important that you practice as much as possible. It is your responsibility to spend time reviewing the lessons we have learned together and practicing through online exercises.
More concretely, in terms of organisation, the method that gives the best results is the following:
- You discover and study one or more lessons online before our next class.
- You come to class with questions about what you have studied.
- We clarify doubts together, with explanations and examples.
- We practice together, especially in speaking, with exercises and role-playing.
If you haven’t had time to study before our class, no problem! In this case, we will go over the lessons together during the course.
How is a class going?
I offer my students all the resources they need to learn French well and quickly. I adapt what I teach to the level and objectives of my students. In general, I mix oral and written comprehension and expression activities.
Through texts, audio documents, videos, newspaper articles, songs, a multitude of media, we study the concepts to be learned:
- grammar and conjugation rules
- pronunciation of words, sentences and expressions
- cultural explanations necessary to understand the situations
We practice French through situations, exercises and games.
During the lessons, I write my explanations on my computer, like on a whiteboard. When the lesson is over, I record the pronunciation of all the French words. To revise efficiently and progress quickly, you can access these documents online, whenever you want, from your cell phone, your tablet or your computer.
Before presenting the teaching programmes that I have developed, corresponding to the most frequent needs of students, let’s be clear: the courses that I offer are customised, that is to say that the lessons chosen, the concepts studied, the pace of teaching, in short all aspects of the learning process are adapted according to the level, objectives and skills of each student.
The courses are designed according to the levels of competence defined by the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).