’There are many language methods and teaching styles, and some of them are more efficient than others. Speaking to beginners only in their target language is usually neither the fastest, nor the most efficient way to learn for adults. I can speak Spanish and a little bit of Russian, in addition to the languages I teach. Speaking the learner’s mother tongue usually helps speed up their learning.’
Language teacher & coach, founder of The SLT way
Language coach and founder of The SLT way. Teaches English, Italian, French and Corsican
Stéphane has been teaching and training in all kinds of situations since 2008, and has helped people from all ages and backgrounds learn languages offline and online, focusing on the latter since 2013.
*pronounced like ’Stephan’
’This experience has proven me that there was no one method that works with everyone: each student has a different level, rythm, personnality and goals, so you can’t just repeat the same lessons over and over again.’
’We use a wide range of methods during the lessons. I like to use the Natural Approach, which is now backed by neuroscience.
Some of the topics I particularly like to talk about include music, travels, culture, history, geography, news, linguistics, science and wine-making. I've also worked with sportsmen and women as well as lawyers, engineers... I believe that teaching is a great way to actually communicate with people, and a good teacher shouldn't be afraid to learn form his/her students.
’The students who follow my programs usually reach or exceed their expectations after about 2 to 4 months on my watch.’
What our students say:
‘An open and innovative approach in language learning. I recommend +++’
‘More than a lesson: a moment where you can share, learn and talk about many different topics, which has very often allowed me to learn the language without even realizing it. It then feels natural and saves you from the many frustrations one can feel at school or in the workplace. For the first time today, at 25, I feel like I am starting to learn and most importantly to succeed!’
‘Pleasantly surprised, I didn’t think it was possible to learn this way!’
‘Extraordinary. I’m 26 and I decided to learn a language in order to speak it fluently. Clearly, he is the best language teacher I have ever had in all my education. In less than a month with him, I already reached a level I could get to in a year with a normal teacher. ‘
‘We’ve pinpointed exactly where my problem was, where there was a major obstacle. Stéphane always tries to find the right method and the material to help you move forward and to trigger what will help you advance to the next level. Whether you have a beginner level or a higher one, I believe Stéphane is a great coach to improve your expression overall.’
‘Stéphane is a great educator. He knew how to explain things quickly with precision. He could meet my expectations referring to his experience with his students and his knowledge of the different exams. His advice allow you to improve and target specific difficulties.’
‘When I contacted Stéphane, I was looking for support to improve my grades in literary text translation from English to French as part of my third year degree course. Needless to say I am very happy I found this coach who helped me understand my results and advised me throughout the year, which allowed me to get an excellent grade for this course and to pass my degree with distinction. Thank you Stéphane! ‘
‘I am very happy about the lessons Stéphane gave me. He focuses a lot on the student and provides quality follow-up. I feel like I have improved quickly thanks to his efficient method. He took the time to prepare individualized lessons which respond to specific needs, and he offers tools that enable the student to go forward independently. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to invest in a foreign language.’
‘Stéphane pays close attention to his students and is a great mentor. He adapts very well to his students. I love his methods and he knows language learning very well. For good advice and quick progress, just go for it and book a lesson with Stéphane ;-)’
‘Very good instructor, a well-suited teaching style, consistently good-tempered and quality lessons, thank you Stéphane. It’s a pleasure to take classes with you, I can see clear progress week after week… ‘
‘The way you teach languages is very new to me! I don’t know whether it’s instinctive or if you’ve worked on it but your teaching style feels very natural.’