My Dream Student: 1. manages her/ his homework on time even though she / he burns the candle at both ends. “My dog ate my homework.” NO! 2. doesn’t ask a bunch of questions 15 minutes before / after class. Because you paid for 90 minutes (not 105). “Let me ask you something…” NO! 3. is […]
Have you missed the first part? http://impertinentfrench.com/2016/04/25/great-teacher-great-student-part-1/ A Great Teacher : A Great Student: 4. listens to her/his students. If […]
She/He is One Heck Of A Great French Teacher because she/he: She/He’s one Heck Of A Great American Student because she/he: 1. arrives 5-10 minutes early to set everything up. You don’t want to spend the first 10 minutes of your 60- minute expensive session watching her/him looking for her/his book, material… O.K. maybe she/he […]
You studied French as a foreign language or French lit, believing your professors who told you you’re going to make a real career, and because there wasn’t any other alternatives (you suck at maths). You studied international relations, graphic design or you’re an artist waiting for success and the world to recognize your talent! […]
You know me, I’m a professional complainer (or Parisian French), but I have a heart too (that I open only under exceptional circumstances). The time is ripe to show my gratitude to some current and former students who have made my life easier in class. FYI, I never praise people out of courtesy! (I stress […]
Have you missed the first part? I’m going to give you an other chance, voilà: How Teachers Sugarcoat Everything (Part1) Guess what: there is going to be a third part!