I’ve been teaching French for over 20 years. I love and refine it more every year because I see it from more and more perspectives and adapt it to the individual students. Some learn best visually, some by ear and some strictly memorizing the rules.
I was trained by Harvard University as a Teaching Fellow, while working on my PhD. Was born in the US to European parents, didn’t learn French until the10th grade, but have spent about 1/3 of my life in France. I am now bilingual. The French think I’m French but not from Paris. I think that background makes me a better teacher than a native French speaker for two reasons: I can explain the language rather than just know it instinctively and I can serve as a language role model.