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Mathilde VivaLing

Meet Mathilde – French Coach at VivaLing

My name is Mathilde, I come from Le Croisic, a beautiful little coastal town, one hour away from Nantes. I have been living in Athens, Greece, for 8 years now.

Mathilde French coach at VivaLing

How long have you been teaching French?

I began to teach French upon my arrival in Athens, straight after graduating in French language, teaching. I have never stopped teaching during my studies. Indeed, I obtained a Master 2 of FLE / FLS via the Faculty of Arras and the French Institute of Athens. I also had the chance to give several courses in bilingual kindergartens, including that of the French school in Athens. For five years now I have been teaching French language to children at the French Institute of Athens.

Why do you like teaching online?

Unlike some people believe, teaching online is not a limited or binding experience. We are not behind a screen, passive, imparting our course like software. On the contrary, on-line teaching makes it possible to open the 4 walls of the classroom to the world. We have the world at hand: videos, books, articles, innovative  and fun tools to learn grammar and vocabulary. Online education is the future of learning! We transmit our language and culture by accessing the world around us at any time! Since I am a coach for VivaLing, I sincerely believe that there is no other efficient method to learn a language.

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Why do you like teaching French?

I love the French language, its culture, its sonority and its expressions.

The French language is a language rich in history, it has always conveyed the values ​​of tolerance, freedom and a certain philosophical reflection.  It is for me, a fantastic chance to be able to teach my language to people all around of the world!

How many languages ​​do you speak ?

I speak 3 languages ​​fluently: French of course but also English and Greek.  I particularly enjoy Greek; I am proud to speak a language whose roots go back thousands of years!

What is your favorite place or monument in France?

I love going back to the places where I grew up in Britanny.  I adore the indomitable, gothic atmosphere of its wild coast. There’s nothing more inspiring than sitting on the rocks or on the beach and watching the Atlantic raging, a reminder of how small we are in the face of nature!

 

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What is your favorite French tradition or festival?

I like to go back to France for Christmas! The atmosphere of the Christmas markets in France is second to none! The smell of hot wine and cheeses in the streets, the wooden huts of craftsmen, the decorations of the shops …. And of course the interminable dinners and parties with the family are priceless!

 

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What are your passions ?

I love painting and drawing. I also love horseback riding. I am also a fan of the “Vendée Globe”, the most difficult solo sailing race in the world! (Well, I only like to watch it!)

What is your favorite food ?

Breton cakes and pancakes without a doubt!

Your favorite book or movie

Everything by Anna Gavalda ( Ensemble, c’est tout) and all the films made by Jean-Pierre Jeunet ( Amélie Poulain…).

What is the place on earth where you would like to live or discover?

I would love to discover Asia and its culture so different from ours! I love being totally “lost in translation” when I travel!

 

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What are your tips for learning French?

Do not be afraid to immerse yourself fully in the culture- and this is valid for all languages!

I think that watching movies or cartoons in French and reading articles helps a lot when it comes to understanding the language. But it is also necessary to practice as quickly as possible, even if you make many mistakes. You just have to go for it without being afraid!

ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES FOR KIDS: LEARN MANDARIN, SPANISH, FRENCH AND ENGLISH AT VIVALING ONLINE ACADEMY

Want to sign your child up for a new language class? Online language academy VivaLing offers effective and interactive lessons so your child can learn to speak a foreign language with confidence (plus lessons happen right in the comfort of home!)

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Learning a different language is a fantastic life skill for children to pick up in their early years. While language learning may sometimes be difficult for adults, it’s an enormously rewarding adventure for young children. But if the thought of settling your child into yet another new environment (and fitting it into your schedule) is a little daunting, here’s the great news – thanks to VivaLing, your child can now effectively learn a foreign language in an interactive, virtual classroom. The school has recently launched a new program for students in Primary One to Primary Three – a key age for young learners to pick up foundational bilingual skills.

The world’s first online language academy for kids, Singapore-based VivaLing facilitates learning through real-time video sessions with native-speaking, carefully selected international coaches. Regardless of your child’s learning pace or abilities, their needs will be fully attended to as the academy heavily emphasises hyper-personalised coaching. While learning anything new may be perplexing, the school’s positive approach helps boost self-confidence and morale in its students – making the experience fun and accomplishable. Parents are involved in the children’s learning too: the school provides families with effective language-learning strategies and keeps mums and dads updated on day-to-day progress.

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Combined with its state-of-the-art technology and child-friendly, interactive learning tools, VivaLing offers high-end education for your kids, with the bonus of convenience. Learning can take place anytime and anywhere you want; for working parents, this is an absolute dream – no need for the mad dash from the office to get your kids to an after-school class!

VivaLing currently offers English, Mandarin, Spanish and French to its students, with options of one-to-one lessons or small group tuition. Its young learners, aged three to fifteen years old, are scattered across the world – as far as Europe and the Middle East. With its lower logistical costs, prices are kept family-friendly – $288 for 10 sessions of 25-minute One-to-One tuition, and $388 for one term of Very Small Group 55-minute tuition. This is exceptional value for what it offers: the chance for effective, personalised language-learning from the comfort of your own home.

How it works 
Simply select the language you wish for your child to learn. VivaLing will propose various options for coaches, and the choice is for you and your child to select based on personality and availability. You can then book a slot based on the coach’s agenda. Session durations are based on the age of the child. Children five to six years old are recommended 15 minute sessions. For children seven to eight years old, sessions are kept at 25 minutes while older kids are offered 40 to 55-minute classes. Each session is recorded and will be sent to you after the lesson for easy revision.

Watch the video below to see VivaLing in action!

 


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