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How can French tutoring help you?

If your goal is to improve your speaking and comprehension skills in French or aid your student in doing the same, Varsity Tutors can set you up with an excellent Louisville French tutor. You might be studying at the University of Louisville or Bellarmine University, or your child might be taking a French course in school. You might be a professional looking to land new clients or land a new job at a company that does a great deal of business in French-speaking countries. You might be planning a vacation to France or Canada. No matter what the situation might be, if you're looking to sharpen your French, working with a private instructor is the way to go.

What are the advantages of engaging the services of a Louisville French tutor near me?

There are a lot of benefits to finding a Louisville French tutor. The biggest benefit is that you get access to an expert in the language. If you don't have previous exposure to romance languages, there are facets of French that might seem bizarre. For instance, nouns are gendered, and it's not always intuitive for those whose first language is English. For instance, a boat, which you'll often see named after women in English-speaking countries, is masculine in French (le bateau). There are rules related to suffixes that help determine the gender of these nouns, but as is the case with most rules, they come with exceptions and require extensive study. The same goes for verb conjugation. Here, too, gender and pluralities play a role. There are rules that govern spellings for -er, -ir, and -re verbs in present, passé composé, futur composé, imparfait, plus-que-parfait, and passé récent tenses. It's a lot of studying and memorization. Once you get past that, though, you have the irregular verbs to reckon with, and that's a whole different ball game.

If that all sounds complex, you're right. This is where having an instructor on your side can be invaluable. They know the language like the back of their hand. They can help explain the rules and how they interact, and if you find yourself confused, they can present them in different ways until they make sense. They can drill you on the meanings of different words until you have them memorized. They can help you understand the five different kinds of accent marks, why they're placed where they are, and make sure not to let you slide as you prepare for your classes, knowing your teacher won't either. This sort of thorough, one-on-one review can deepen your understanding and is often hard to come by in a traditional classroom where your teacher is trying to take care of twenty or more students at once.

Learning a language isn't just about knowing how words are spelled and which order they go in, though. It's about being able to use those words in conversation. This is another benefit of working with Louisville French tutors. Verbal training might be the hardest part of learning French. Much like in English or any other language, you have to take into consideration things like slang, colloquialisms, and regional dialects. For example, just like the English taught to someone in an ESL class is very different than what they might hear on television, the French you learn from a textbook is likely very different from what you might hear in a cafe in Paris. Improving your ability to follow and engage in spoken conversational French is crucial to preparing for oral exams, traveling to nations where the primary language spoken is French, applying for jobs where the company does a lot of business with French-speaking partners, or attempting to expand your business into French-speaking territories. This is especially relevant for high school students preparing for college, where courses are taught almost entirely in French and students are expected to keep up.

With Louisville French tutoring, you get the chance to practice the kind of conversational French skills you'll need moving forward. Whether in-person or using video chat via the Live Learning Platform, you can flex your skills and get used to real-time translation and response. During this process, your Louisville French tutor can correct you in real-time, preventing bad habits from taking hold. This is hard to do in a conventional classroom, where practice with pronunciation typically takes place in a group setting. If you're using the Live Learning Platform, sessions are recorded so you can go back and rewatch them at a later date. Louisville French tutors can also give you assignments, like watching and summarizing French popular media, that help you acclimate to the pace of exchanges.

Another benefit to Louisville French tutoring is that the lessons can be tailored to your learning preferences. Research has demonstrated that students prefer to learn in different ways, and when the instruction takes that into account, students pay more attention and engage with the lessons more deeply, leading to better information retention. Some students, for example, are more active learners, preferring to apply a tactic over and over, while other students are more reflective, preferring to evaluate ideas. In these cases, the active learner in Louisville French tutoring might prefer to repeatedly apply the conjugation rules of -er verbs to a variety of such verbs, while a reflective learner might like to compare those rules to the rules governing conjugation of -re and -ir verbs, being evaluated on their ability to explain those differences and demonstrate application. Adaptation to these learning styles might not be possible in a classroom full of students, but thanks to a Louisville French tutor, they can focus on learning what you like best and making it all about you.

Where can I find a Louisville French Tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors can find you excellent Louisville French Tutors. Perhaps you'd like to take advantage of online tutoring with the Live Learning Platform with video chat, document sharing, a virtual whiteboard, and more. Maybe you prefer in-person instruction. Whatever your preference, we can set you up with the option that works best for you. If you're interested in supplementing this instruction with and online class, our educational consultants would be happy to provide you with additional information. There's no need to put it off. Contact Varsity Tutors now to start the process.

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Louisville, KY French tutoring
In this session, we covered a lot of grammar rules and pronunciation techniques. The student is steadily learning to pronounce different but close words and vowels. We also covered vocabulary for parts of the body and played a memorization game. She is slowly building her confidence in her speaking abilities.
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Louisville, KY French tutoring
We did role playing exercises using phrases and vocabulary that she would need in those circumstances during her trip to France, such as at the airport and in a hotel or restaurant.
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Louisville, KY French tutoring
I am using the book Easy French Step-by-Step as a format for phrase repetition with the student. I speak a phrase in the book and have him repeat the phrase. He will be listening to Learning French with Stories outside our sessions. This will help him pinpoint how words and phrases are spelled and written. He will be obtaining a copy of Easy French Step-by-Step so he can look along in the book with me while I use the Kindle app on my computer.
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Louisville, KY French tutoring
Today was great! The students were enthusiastic and excited about the session. They were happy to show me what they had practiced throughout the week and were eager to learn more. Today, we learned emotions and built on prior vocabulary and phrases that we have done the previous weeks. They are definitely beginning to remember words and phrases based on repetition.
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Louisville, KY French tutoring
Today we worked on conjugating a big paragraph into two different tenses - from present to passe compose and also imparfait. We also made sure the student understood the vocabulary therein. I also dug in the fact that with reflexive verbs, all past tenses need to be used with etre. Lastly, we worked on an exercise with the future tense. It was fun to talk about his personal ideas of what his future could contain. We also talked about how he is applying to do an exchange program in the spring, and I suggested that we could focus more on conversational practice - speaking more French with each other as opposed to mostly in English like we're currently doing. I said that it would be good for him because it would be low pressure as we aren't in a "classroom." He seemed very open to the idea, so I think we'll use French more and more per session in increasing increments.
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Louisville, KY French tutoring
Last Thursday I gave the student a writing assignment over the weekend, so we started with that. He wrote a short report on the political debate. Then we continued the review of present, passe compose, and imparfait with the ten target verbs. Next week we will continue the review with future and conditional tenses. I used the remaining time to introduce some grammar that we will be working on this year: subjunctive tense and object pronouns.
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