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Miss Iris Gaillard

 Melbourne - Brunswick East

Melbourne tutor in French

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Bonjour ! I'm an experienced, qualified and passionate French Tutor. I am offering tailored made courses such as: VCE training, High School Tutoring, Conversation course, Improvement course, French for Travellers, French for Professionals and French for Kids.

In France I studied Ancient Greek, French literature, Science of language, Methodological Grammar as well as Drama and Set Design. I've taught French Literature for a year to high school students during my own study. I used to teach "la belle langue" to foreigners on the top of my theatrical activities in Paris for 4 years. I specialised in exam preparation for foreign students. I am also a professional theatre director. And I have continued both careers since I arrived in 2010.

I offer one to one courses and also group courses for two or four persons maximum, if you wish to learn French with your partner or friends.

I offer different courses depending on what suits you:

_Conversation course for those who wish to improve their spoken French: This course is based on conversation on the everyday life situations to allow you to speak a colloquial language. You will learn idiomatic expressions, basic grammar, practical vocabulary and good pronunciation. I will also propose you different exercises based on French songs, French literature or French current affairs, just for a pleasant change. I can adapt this course to all level from complete beginners to advanced.

_Improvement course: French literature & French History courses for those who want improve their knowledge in French language but also to become familiar with our cultural habits and fully understand the France of today, its society and political debates:
This course is based on French poems, extracts from famous French novels, summaries of French History and articles from French newspapers. For Intermediate and Advanced.

_Tutoring for High School students: year 7 to 10
This course aims primarily to develop the student's conversational skill by practicing idiomatic structures, colloquial expressions and spoken syntax. I also assess the Grammar level and work on Listening comprehension, Reading and Essay writing with the student.

_VCE preparation course for the students of year 11 and 12:
This course is dedicated to train the students for the oral and written exam of VCE It aims to improve their conversation skills on one hand and make them familiar with the form of the written exam one the other hand. We will work on all parts of the exam: Listening comprehension, Reading, Essay writing, General Conversation and Detailed Studies.

_French for Travellers: 10hrs course dedicated to people wanting to start learning or brush off their French before travelling.
This course is designed for you depending on your travelling plan. For example you can learn how to buy a metro ticket, order a taxi or rent a car or all of the above! We can also study details about the "must see" of the regions you'll be travelling through, which can be monuments and the history related to them, and/or little boutiques and farmers markets according to your tastes.

_French for Professionals: For those who wants to work in France or for French companies. Training for DELF/DALF (optional)
This course is focused on learning about the specific vocabulary of a work place and how to express yourself in formal French verbally and in writing. You'll also learn about the French culture in a workplace. If a degree is required to prove your level in French, a more in-depth training for DELF and DALF can also be offered through this course.

_French for Kids: 45min classes for Pre-schoolers (from 3 years old) through to Primary school students. (Current Work With Children Check).
Would you like your child to be exposed to a foreign language through fun activities? For Pre-schoolers it is about starting to learn through songs, stories, games and craft. For Primary School Students, the teaching also includes written tasks, and exercises to develop vocabulary and proper language structures.

I am very versatile and I will adapt the method to your level and tastes!

_In January, I'm offering the French intensive week: 1hr of French everyday for 5 days for 1, 2 or 3 weeks. -Ideal for High School or University students before the start of the year to refresh and assess your French. For VCE students, I offer the VCE training intensive to prepare for the final exam.
-Perfect for beginners to have a taste of French and experience what it would be to learn a language.
-Also suitable for Intermediate and Advanced to refresh your French and focus on a particular point or field you're interested in.



2011-today: 'Iris French Tutoring': Private French tutoring and teaching in Melbourne
2006-2009: Private Teacher in French for foreigners, in Paris, France
2001-2002: Teacher in French Literature in High School, lycテャテつゥe agricole de Besanテャテつァon, France
1999-2001: Private Teacher in French Literature. Preparation for Baccalaurテャテつゥat. Besanテャテつァon,


_Honours in Comparative Literature, UFR SLHS, Franche-Comte University, Besancon,
_Bachelor in Ancient Greek, UFR SLHS, Franche-Comte University, Besancon, France.
_Cours Florent Diploma, International School of Dramatic Art, Paris, France
_Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts decoratifs (National School of Applied Arts),
Professional training in Set Design, Paris, France.
_Post-graduate Diploma in Theatre Directing, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.


Casual classes: Pay as you go, after each session.
Continuing classes: Pay a term upfront (11 sessions) and get 1 for free!

$50/hour OR $500 for 11 lessons ($45/session).

Please note that I currently teach on Albion St, Brunswick East near the Merri creek. Unfortunately I cannot do home visits anymore due to high demands. Apology for the inconvenience.

2 persons: 1hr session $35 each. 2 hrs sessions $30/hr each.
3 persons: 2hrs sessions $20/hr each.
4 persons: 2hrs sessions $15/hr each.

_French for Kids (45min) $40/hr Or School holidays workshops for groups (Please enquire for cost)
If your children wish to learn with their friends, possibility to create a group at reduced cost for weekly lessons or school holidays workshops.

_Intensive lessons:
3x1hr lessons or 2x1hr30, $120/week.

_January intensive week: 5x1hr lessons.
1 week: $190/week
2 weeks: $180/week
3 weeks: $165/week
For January intensive thank you for texting me: 0426 294 446. I will endeavour to
reply as soon as possible, network permitting.




Joined Tutor Finder on 17-May-2011 (updated profile on 19-Jan-2018)
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French (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"Iris is a fantastic teacher. Patient, very understanding & helpful. Iris makes the lessons fun. She knows how to tutor & understands her students needs. The perfect teacher!"

Tom Griffiths     
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