From Anna Jeannesson
Testimonial by Anna Jeannesson, Professor of English at IEPG (l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble)}} }
The following is a recommendation of Marianne Raynaud’s English teaching methods in view of the publication of her book QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book describing these methods.
To whom it may concern:
As one of Marianne Raynaud’s former colleagues I would like to take this opportunity to thoroughly recommend this book in which she gives details of her broad teaching experience and the methods she has developed to further the teaching of English as a foreign language. I consider Marianne Raynaud to be by far the most important influence in the way I teach today and the main reason for my high marks at the CAPES teaching exam.
Having been trained in the innovative "Raynaud" techniques, I would first of all like to say how they make teaching enjoyable for the teacher, creating a dynamic classroom environment dynamic classroom environment and excellent relationships between teacher and students.
Through the intensive course Mrs. Raynaud has developed at CPPG, all the students felt themselves able to qualify their English as fluent after 2 years of study. The tutorialscombined with language lab work and the wide variety of classroom oral presentations and regular pair-work meant that students would rapidly lose their inhibitions and become eager and proficient speakers in a matter of weeks. Her teaching methods had an uncanny knack of squeezing out every little scrap of language competence the students possess and improving that level at remarkable speed. The students would get caught up in the rhythm and be excited by their rapid progress in oral and written exercises. They became very good public speakers and acquired skills that would be useful throughout their student careers and later on in their professional lives.
Not only have I re-used much of Mrs. Raynaud’s work in my new post, but I have also developed a very imaginative approach to the creation of new exercises and documents of my own. So read this book!
Mrs. Anna Jeannesson
1030 Avenue Centrale,
Saint Martin d’Hères
Qualifications: BA Honours degree in Business Administration; DEA (French equivalent of a Masters degree) specialising in Political Discourse analysis; CAPES d’anglais (competitive exam enabling one to teach as a civil servant within the French national education system.) Currently teaching at the IEPG Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble holding a tenured position.