Would you tell us more about the SAT II French, and what is your teaching approach?
You have two options;SAT II French and SAT II French with Listening. The SAT II French, is a test, hence you have to be prepared, be exposed to the similar conditions and questions intensively prior to sit for the test.
A vast majority of people think that French is really hard to learn, is that true?
It is a common belief, however depending on your native language, i.e. English or Spanish, it is easier than for other students. I would say that the biggest challenges I have noticed: *Pronunciation: French has some vowels, such as the phonetic [y] found in the words “tu” and “pure”, which do not exist in English and the famous “r” in French. However, the vocabulary is way easier, i.e. Américain – Américaine (American) Blond – blonde (blond) Fort – forte (strong) Joli – Jolie (pretty) Petit – petite (small)
What are the main struggles for an ESL Student?
I would start with the following: *Pronunciation: depending on the Student's native language, I have noticed that most of my Students struggles with the pronunciation, hence the importance "the conversation" being the focus of the lessons. It is crucial for me to convey the importance of the speaking freely without focusing on correcting the Student. (For my Adult ESL that is most challenging part). *Grammar and vocabulary: is the time to focus on corrections I took notes of, can give the homework accordingly.