Anaïs Boulard, Teacher, Course Designer and Founder of Dr. Anaïs
Anaïs Boulard, Ph.D
I am a French native who truly is a Doctor - in Literature - and I dedicate my time to teaching French to my beloved learners from all around the world.
My passion for teaching French (in short!)
My journey with teaching French started in 2011 when I moved to Iowa for a year to become a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. There, I discovered a true passion for teaching my language and sharing my culture with others. In the past ten years, I have taught French to adult non-native speakers in universities in France and in the United States, and I have been teaching independently as well since 2017, with over 2,500 online private lessons taught in 3 years.
My teaching philosophy
My teaching style truly revolves around the well-being of my students: my only care is that learners feel good during our lessons and that they feel like they are really benefiting from our classes. In order to achieve that goal, I strive to adopt a positive and constructive attitude while listening to my students' French. I believe that the process of learning can be very enjoyable, and I am all about sprinkling a little joy over everything I do!
French for ALL: the importance of inclusivity
I also find very important for people to feel seen and aknowledged in their identity, which is why I am commited to create a safe environement in which people from all types of backgrounds can feel welcomed and at ease. In order to achieve this goal, I have spent the last few years educating myself on privilege and the history of oppression in France and in the USA. Feel free to ask me about that, as I am passionate about that part of my work!