AFP 165 – Lea Tiralarc: 5000+ lessons as an online teacher and the staircase method

On this episode, I chat to French teacher Lea Tiralarc, who's taught over 5000 lessons on italki about her experiences as a teacher and a learner. We also talk about her method (The Staircase) and how to make teaching languages your career.

I first got to know about Lea through Benny Lewis, and since then I've met her many times at various polyglot events around the world.

She's a highly talented French teacher, and with years of experience has developed her own method called “The Staircase Method”


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