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Transition from GCSE to AS level French

Achieving a good grade at GCSE French does not necessarily guarantee an easy transition to AS/A...
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Going from no confidence to A* in four days

I recently tutored a girl for her French oral A-level exam. She was home for Easter from...
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Crossing the bridge from GCSE to A-Level French

To become a successful linguist at Advanced level you will need to be prepared to develop these...
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The Importance of Studying a Language

At a time when the take-up of languages at GCSE, 'A' Level and beyond is decreasing, I want to...

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  • Transition from GCSE to AS level French Editor's Pick

    Gill Baker A-level French Tutor (Reading) Picture Achieving a good grade at GCSE French does not necessarily guarantee an easy transition to AS/A level French. At GCSE level, grammar is often taught in bite size chunks without any apparent cohesion. This is complicated by the lack of knowledge of English grammar so that very often the student...
  • Be ready for your French A Level!

    Anne Viguié A-level French Tutor (Canterbury) Picture There is no denying that some schools are better than others but the purse doesen't always follow the outcome. Not so long ago, I was asked to help a boy "brush up" on his French. I was to see him during the Easter brake after which he would return to his boarding school in South Africa to take...
  • Have you ever wanted to learn online?

    Paul Grace A-level French Tutor (Manchester) Picture Learning online is fun because it means that you can have your classes either in the comfort of your own home or anywhere else that suits you. Being limited to home tuition can be rather tiresome for some students who may find themselves in different locations and maybe have a schedule in which...

 

  • A trick to learn French !

    Simcha Parienti A-level French Tutor (North West London) Picture It is shown by scientific studies that one needs a special kind of motivation to learn a language, which mainly comes from two different sources: need and pleasure. The more important this motivation is, the quicker and the better one will learn the language. Now the question is, if you need to...
  • French Perfect tense or Past Definite?

    Annie Marrec A-level French Tutor (Bath) Picture Comparing The Perfect tense and the Past definite or Historic Past    The Perfect tense is for written and spoken French. It describes an action completed in the past. It can be a recent past (ce matin, aujourd'hui) or something further in the past (1936 etc).   The Past Historic or Past...
  • Finding similar words across languages

    Alexia Barbera A-level French Tutor (Birmingham) Picture Many people want to learn a new language, from scratch, whether they're going there on holiday, for work or simply for fun. Whilst starting from the very beginning can be very daunting, my experience of having learnt French, Italian, Spanish and English means I don't view learning these...