Sophie is a very talented teacher but also a very nice person. Her lessons are clear with a good focus on pronounciation. Furhtermore she is flexible in scheduling. Another advantage is that the lessons can be specified on specific subjects you choose.
All in all, Sophie is a very talented and friendly person.
Sophie is a great teacher,
She makes the Vietnamese language really approachable. Sophie is flexible though stays well on track with her carefully designed course structure. Whether I will be able to speak Vietnamese in the end, will depend on myself as Sophie is providing solid guidance.
I did a very intensive language course with Sophie and am now able to communicate in Vietnamese in 2 months only. When I speak to Vietnamese people they are surprised and ask who my teacher is. She is fun, punctual, flexible and spontaneous. She is the perfect balance of serious and fun, I learned a lot and had very much fun doing so. She hangs out a lot with other expats, her English is good, she helps me with cultural differences, I can talk to her about anything. I am glad to have her as a friend now even after my course.
When I asked her to do some practicals outside, she was enthusiastic and we went to some markets to buy fruits, ask for directions etc. I used to avoid local markets, but now I like it because I can practice my Vietnamese and I know the price ranges.
She has tailor made classes. She always prepares for each class and brings print out materials. I learned the formal language to use for work as well as the language spoken on the streets. She was asked by a Singaporian school to teach however unfortunately there were too less students to enroll.
She also speaks southern Vietnamese. As I am working in the South she made an additional course where I could practice the southern accent with her. She is very patient and motivating. I recommended her to one of my friends who is now taking classes with her too. My friend picked her out of many other teachers as she says they got along immediately. Couldn't have wished for a better teacher!
I have been taking private classes with Sophie for about 3 months and I give 5 stars.
Sophie is very professionnal, she has a set of well designed "home-made" lessons and homework that she provide every lesson. The lessons are well organized (reading, speaking, conversation, grammar...) and her teaching skills are high standards.
I would definitely recommend Sophie for any would-be Vietnamese learner, she is fun, nice to work with, but also a dedicated performing teacher speaking excellent english!
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