My name is Laëtitia and I grew up in Normandy. I’ve lived in Paris and Belgrade (Serbia) and now live in Camarès, a tiny village in the South of France.
I have been teaching French for 8 years, to adults and children in variety of situations: abroad and in France, FLE, tutoring French as a mother tongue and one-to-one courses at college, university …
I have studied philosophy, obtained a master in Serbo-Croatian and a PhD in anthropology. I am currently preparing my teaching diploma (CAPES) in philosophy.
I have done dozens of jobs including: phone sales, shoe sales, bakery, babysitter in luxury hotels, helpdesk at Europ-assistance… But for the past ten years I have mostly done school tutoring and language teaching.
Why do you like teaching French?
I like to be able to give keys to my students to make things clear. I find that helping someone to understand something new is, in itself, a reward.
Why do you like teaching online?
I find it fantastic to talk to people on the other side of the planet and feel like they’re in the same room as me.
How many languages do you speak ?
I speak French, English, Serbian and I can understand a little German
What is your favorite place or monument in France?
I find the tower of Saint-Jacques in Paris, fascinating. It’s very simple and very tortuous at the same time..
What is your favorite French tradition or festival?
I love the epiphany, I cooked my first cake of kings last year, puff pastry included J
What are your passions ?
The history of the United States, Beyonce, the Balkans, Ashkenazi culture, British romantic comedies, cooking, social cinema, historical documentaries and archival images, swimming, yoga, Game of Thrones,
What is your favorite food ?
Chocolate fondant with custard
Your favorite book or movie?
The Little Prince (I collect them in all languages)!
What is the place on earth where you would like to live or discover?
I have already discovered many places that I wanted to see, I am going to Vietnam in April, then Cuba will be next on my list 🙂
What are your tips for learning French?
Listen to a lot of songs and try to understand the lyrics! That’s how I learned English … 😉