How can an individual student learn French the most effectively?
Having experience in teaching French and English as a Second/Foreign Language, I have learned that the best mode of teaching is through immersion. Thus, I teach language, including pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, by teaching in the target language as well as through comprehension and conversation exercises. Though this method can be difficult for some students at the beginning, their ability to communicate in the target language increases significantly.
When it comes to studying, what is the best way to do so?
In my experiences teaching students in languages, I have also aided them in developing study skills. The most important thing to understand is that each learner is unique, so the mode of studying that works best for them will vary. In aiding students to develop study skills, I first help them to understand what kind of learner they are. From there, I can give them different tools and strategies to help shape the best mode of study for them.
What is the most important goal for an English as a Second Language learner?
Through my experiences, I have discovered that the ultimate goal of any English as a Second Language learner is the ability to communicate in English-speaking cultures and environments as well as across other cultures and environments, ones in which English is used as a main language of communication. Thus the most important goal that I have for myself as a tutor is to help my students reach their optimum communication abilities in English. This does include helping them with pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, but my tutoring focuses more on teaching these different aspects of language through comprehension and conversation rather than grammar and vocabulary exercises.