FRENCH TEACHER

Born in Lyon in 1983, Gil lives in Brussels, the French speaking heart of Europe, since 2008.

In 2013, he got his certification in Teaching French as a Foreign and Second Language to Analphabets from the renowned belgian association Lire et Ecrire. During one year, he teached French as a foreign language to analphabets and newly arrived immigrants in diverse non-profit organisations in Brussels.

In 2014, he became a full-time private French teacher in Brussels. Since then, he continues to help foreigners to learn French. He has successfully taught a hundred students coming to the Capital of Europe from all over the world. Some of them now live definitively in the French speaking heart of Europe.

Living for several years five hundred meters away from the European Institutions, he had the privilege to teach and give the taste for French to tens of adults working at the prestigious European Commission, European Council, European Parliament and United Nations in Brussels. Teenagers studying at the European School in Brussels came to him to level up their results in French expression and Literature.

Since the beginning of 2016, Gil is a full-time private teacher online.

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FRENCH CLASSES WITH GIL

LEVELS A1 & A2

Discovery and High beginners

The Discovery and High beginners' levels are certainly the most important levels in the process of learning french. They are the grounding bases upon which students will build the entire architecture of their French for the rest of their life.

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the content and objectives of the A1 and A2 levels

LEVELS B1 & B2

Threshold and High Intermediates

Students now feel confortable with their basics. It's time to consolidate the prior knowledge and build extensive vocabulary around all the tenses of the indicative mode. Students are on the threshold to conquer autonomy.

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the content and objectives of the B1 and B2 levels

LEVELS C1 & C2

Advanced and Mastery

Autonomy has been conquered. Students start to be able to think and even dream in French. They will soon speak fluently, read almost any kind of text, write with ease, and understand people without much effort. It's time for students to perfect their French and master the beauty of it.

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the content and objectives of the C1 and C2 levels

Youngsters learn French

Youngsters Learn French

Today's teenagers are born in the digital world. Digital communication and learning online are nothing artificial to them. The digital world can even be the place where their attention is stimulated the most. Parents who would like to improve the results of their children in French expression or Literature are welcome to meet Gil.

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the Youthsters Learn French classes by requesting a meeting with Gil

Conversation Classes

Conversation Classes

Conversation classes are an excellent way for students to keep their French in shape, enrich their vocabulary and gain confidence expressing themselves. A relaxed and fun atmosphere will allow students to speak about the themes of their choice in one-on-one or group sessions with a private teacher.

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the conversation classes with Gil

French For Businesses

French For Businesses

Businesswomen and businessmen, as well as international civil servants can only be right by engaging themselves in learning French to boost their career. With several years experience in teaching french to institution workers in Brussels, Gil supports adults in learning French for career purpose.

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how the language of Diplomacy can

Tests and Diplomas

Prepare for Diplomas

Students now feel ready to validate their proficiencies by passing one of the internationally recognized diplomas proposed worldwide by The French Ministry of National Education. Gil can help to prepare and support candidates for the TCF, the DELF and the DALF.

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how Gil can help to prepare for exams

2 TEACHING METHODS IN ONE

Two combined methods are used by Gil to teach French to students.

THE COMMUNICATIVE AND ACTION ORIENTED APPROACH

The Communicative and Action Oriented Approach is clearly defined by the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages. It sets, for each level from A1 to C2, groups of competencies the learner should target and conquer in order to become a user of the language. For example, the A1.1 complete beginner level states that students should be able to :

  • Introduce themselves, spell their name, tell their nationality, tell which language they speak
  • Ask people to introduce themselves
  • Count
  • Communicate in the context of the class
  • Greet someone
  • Ask and give someone some personal information
  • Talk about their hobbies and their dreams

Therefore, to become a user of the language means that, in real-life situations, being able to effectuate predefined language actions and being understood by interlocutors are the best proof-test for students to check if they are progressing in their learning. Street life is the proof-test and students should be encouraged to test their competencies in real-life situations like in shops, office environment and friend circles outside of the class. Inversely, classes should reproduce street-life-like situations, with role-plays like phone conversations, office meetings, friends at the cafe, etc., in order to prepare students for these situations.

THE SUBORDINATION OF TEACHING TO LEARNING

How to make learners of French think the language?

The second method combined with the Communicative and Action Oriented Method is a Problem-Solving approach that considers language as a set of problems students have to meet, solve and conquer. The subordination of teaching to learning method is a method that states that the learning process should have the primacy over the teaching process. Teachers do not teach, they let learners learn from problems they meet. Teachers do not tell, they present inductive materials from which students start to deduce and find the answers.

This pro-active method has been invented by the great educationalist Caleb Gattegno, who created the Silent Way Method to teach languages. This method emphasizes on the inductive-deductive processes of learning proper to human beings and on the continuous feedback given by teachers to students to guide them through their learning processes. Teachers provide inductive materials while students spend energy meeting, thinking, understanding and mastering these new language materials.

This method is aimed at producing not only users of the language, but also thinkers of the language. Pro-active problem-solutionners. It is aimed at producing learners of French who methodically construct, think, conquer and finally see cognitively the entire architecture of the language. « Oh! Now I understand! », comes repeatedly all along the learning process.

In Gil’s classes, the progressive construction of the entire architecture of French language, from complete beginners to mastery levels, is taught thanks to this inductive-deductive method that make students think while discovering.

Two books (Les jeunes, la langue, la grammaire. t1, t2) written by the great french educationalist Maurice Laurent – certainly one of the greatest disciples of Caleb Gattegno, are also used in class. In these two books, written in the form of dialogues between a teacher and his very young students, the 10-year-old french pupils explore and conquer the entire French Grammar through a series of carefully chosen problems. One after another the most difficult problems are collectively resolved, mastered and explained by the young ones. This method is called : La Grammaire en Couleurs. Gil has adapted this method to foreign students.

And as a good example has more value than a long speech, can you guess what the following document is made for? Feel free to come for a One Hour Free Trial Class with Gil to give him your answer and eventually work on it with him.

Observe and guess what this document is for. Click to enlarge.

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2 POWERFUL TOOLS TO LEARN FRENCH ONLINE

AUDIO AND VIDEO ONLINE

SKYPE

Classes are taught online with Skype.
Online video and audio allow Gil to see and clearly hear students speaking. Gil uses a headset with microphone for a perfect teaching experience. It is recommended that students get themselves a headset with microphone for a perfect learning experience, but it is not an obligation. It would simply allow a better work on their french, for french pronunciation is very important all along the learning process.
Students can find very good headsets for a very cheap price today.

NOT YET

a Skype user ?

WHITEBOARD ONLINE

Infinite collaborative Whiteboard

The infinite collaborative whiteboard online is a wonderful tool to learn French. It will allow students to work with Gil on the same whiteboard in real-time. Gil will create a new private board for each student. They will then receive a personnal code with which they will be able to have access to their private whiteboard 24/7.
All the lessons will be stored on the whiteboard online for an indefinite time. Students will be able to print each lesson once finished, send them to their email address, see in one single page all the lessons they’ll have achieved and finally work on their private whiteboard whenever they’ll want.

LET'S HAVE A LOOK

at the whiteboard where to study French

FRENCH CLASSES' PRICES

Please read the General Services’ Conditions for the complete informations on the prices.

FREE TRIAL LESSON

Open to everyone, every level and for every class, the free trial lesson allows students to meet Gil online for free during one hour. They can discuss with him their needs, have a free lesson and plan their French studies. Be simply welcome.
FREE TRIAL



FREE TRIAL



0
One hour free

  • For everyone

  • One hour French lesson

  • Discuss your needs

  • Plan your French studies

CONVERSATION CLASSES' PRICES

Conversation classes have their own special prices. They come with a one hour free trial conversation offered by Gil without obligation.



1 HOUR



35
All taxes included

  • One hour conversation to be shared

  • Everyone and every level welcome
30 min Free



5 HOURS



32,5
per hour all taxes included

  • Conversations to be shared within 6 weeks

  • Everyone and every level welcome
1 hour free



10 HOURS



30
per hour all taxes included

  • Conversations to be shared within 3 months

  • Everyone and every level welcome

REGULAR CLASSES' PRICES

The regular classes’ prices are given for all the classes except the Conversation Classes which have their special prices above.

Regular classes’ prices are therefore given for levels A1 to C2, Youngsters learn French, French for businesses and Tests and diplomas support.

All the classes come with a one hour free trial offered by Gil without obligation.



1 HOUR



50
per hour all taxes included

  • One hour french class to be taught immediately

  • Everyone and every level welcome
30 min FREE



5 HOURS



47,5
per hour all taxes included

  • To be taught within 6 weeks

  • Everyone and every level welcome
1 HOUR FREE



10 HOURS



45
per hour all taxes included

  • To be taught within 3 months

  • Everyone and every level welcome
3H FREE



20 HOURS



42,5
per hour all taxes included

  • To be taught within 5 months

  • Everyone and every level welcome
15H FREE



50 HOURS



35
per hour all taxes included

  • To be taught within 1 year

  • Everyone and every level welcome

CONTACT GIL AND START TO LEARN FRENCH

You would like to meet Gil, have a free trial lesson and see if the way Gil teaches French corresponds to your needs? Simply fill the form to ask for a free meeting and come up with your questions. Gil will reply to you within 12h. Don’t forget to tell him what is your level, your particular goals, the number of hours you would like to study french, etc.

Gil Filiot - French teacher

Address : 44, rue du Marteau – 1000 – Brussels

Phone : + 32 465 97 32 37

Email Address : contactgil@privatefrenchteachergil.com