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English, French, Italian, Romanian Teacher & Tutor - Gabriela Anderson

Private lessons, classes in Dallas Fort Worth etc, TX, United States.

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 Profile of Gabriela Anderson Date: May 5, 2014 
The Basics
Name: Gabriela Anderson
Feedback rating: 5 stars of 5 8 reviews
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) French

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Dallas Fort Worth etc
State, province or region: TX
Country: United States
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • 4-8 students
  • 9 or more students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business
  • Test Preparation

    Teaching Approach

    I am an experienced English teacher specialized in Italian, French, Romanian, ESL and American-English language and cultural studies, and European Studies, with over 21 years of teaching experience in the United States and Europe. I have taught American diplomats in Washington DC as well as numerous private students in Dallas-Fort Worth, where I run a successful language training firm.

    Being a European-born American now speaking English at a native level after a lifetime of study, I am in the position to provide methods and linguistic “shortcuts” that can be easily grasped by foreign learners. All exercises and information are specifically adapted to each student’s needs. We use extensive country-specific TV sources, role playing, literature, college tests, and field trips in our classes designed for beginner-advanced levels.

    My classes are very intensive; generally you will see results and you will be able to understand a complex text after the first 2-h lesson. Immersion programs are also available involving exercises based on American films, TV news and documentaries, media and literature. Each course will be adjusted to fit your personal interest, whether you aim for professional vocabulary, comprehensive conversational skills, sophisticated speech, academic achievement, or other language/cultural goals.

    Fees are based on program selection and student’s individual case (e.g. program complexity, commute requirement, length of program).
    Schedules are also flexible and you’ll make up for all missed classes at your convenience.
    All materials are usually included as part of the course, or may be based on the student’s requirements.

    In my firm I also teach Italian, French and Romanian beginner-through-advanced levels. As mentioned in the testimonials posted on my website, I have had contracts with private individuals and firms and have taught adult students (diplomats), as well as children over the age of 5 and teenagers.
    Services: immersion language programs, AP, GRE/SAT, IELTS, governmental tests, etc
    Education: MA International Affairs/European Studies and Business, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC; ESL/Philology, University of Bucharest, Romania; The Italian Center (Naples, Italy), The French School France Langue (Nice, France) and The Open University (Milton Keynes, UK). I have been living and working in the USA for the past 16 years, and before I lived and worked in Italy, France and Romania. My French, Italian and Romanian accents are industinguishable from native accents and all classes are based on country-specific TV sources.

    Looking forward to teaching you!

    Program Description

    I provide 2 programs: a standard language teaching program (used by most schools and teachers), and a "language immersion" intensive program (used to train diplomats in special language schools). Both programs have been adjusted to respond to diverse students' goals: beginner - advanced, children and adults, travel-oriented persons looking to learn fast the language of countries they are about to visit. I have also taught classes with a professional focus: oil & finance, business, legal, media, medicine & biology, and literary translation. For the language immersion courses, I use individualized linguistic, visual, musical, and literary/artistic techniques geared at providing the student with a genuine "language immersion" environment for fast and accurate results. The standard program is highly interactive, too, however it uses traditional teaching techniques: manual-based and practice through exercises and frequent testing. Additionally, I offer a 2-4 month English course designed for Spanish speakers (provides comparative Spanish/English instruction); and a special European Studies course focusing on interactive 4 Romance-languages-and-cultures study along with European Union orientation study, for professionals or occasional travelers to Europe.

    Teaching Experience

    Certified English teacher since 1992. (Studied French and Italian in Europe 1990-1999). French and Italian language tests at George Washington University, USA, 2004.), Wyzant Center/USA.
    Teacher/tutor/translator at private schools and at the Open University Business School (UK-Rom.), and at Inlingua School USA (trained diplomats, Washington DC and VA). I have also published translations of American and British novels and management books, and provided simultaneous interpreting for governmental organizations in Washington DC.

    Teacher Training

    George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, European Studies/International Business MA, Washington DC, USA, University of Bucharest, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures, English BA, Bucharest Romania

    ALTA, NYC Circle of Translators, National Association of Professional Women

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. What is your teaching schedule?
    A. Flexible: M-Th 9AM - 9:30PM, F 9AM-4PM, Sundays 9AM-9:30PM. Check current availability.

    Q. What is your payment policy?
    A. Payment in advance for 4 sessions

    Q. What other relevant experience makes you a more effective teacher?
    A. My "language immersion" method differs substantially from standard teaching methods because it emulates the fast-paced programs I used when I trained and tested US diplomats. Also my personal background helps: I am trained in English/philology (linguistic science) and have gone myself through the experience of learning 4 of the foreign languages I teach... which means I can often explain learning "routes" to my students that native language teachers may overlook. I was trained in program planning, have published related works, and have a true passion for teaching. My diction is native-like and very clear (I provided simultaneous interpreting at international conferences in Washington DC).

    Q. What is your training style?
    A. My training style is relaxed, fun, but comprehensive, for stress-free learning.

    Q. Where do you teach?
    A. In my office in Grapevine TX, or at locations established with the students.

    Q. How long are your programs and when will I see results?
    A. Depending on goals and student's availability for independent work. Considering 4h/week classes:

    Standard (long-term) program, significant results after 2 months: conversation, basic understanding, basic writing

    Language immersion program, significant results after 4 months: conversation on any topic; intermediary understanding e.g. movies, media, business, novels; intermediary writing


    Cost of Lessons

    Fees are between US$ 30 -- US$ 120/h depending on the program and student's conditions


    Profile Creation: October 19, 2010
    Profile Last Edit: May 5, 2014
    Last Login: July 20, 2014

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