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The A Level French Oral exam

No doubt as a student preparing for your A level French language exam, you will be...
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The struggle to teach French grammar

One of the most intimidating things about the transition from French GCSE to French A-level for...
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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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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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  • 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...
  • This year I'm going to learn French

    Rachel Friend A-level French Tutor (North West London) Picture As far as New Year's resolutions go, learning a language usually gets onto a good number of lists, making this an interesting time of year for language teachers. Since most adults who choose to learn a language simply for the pleasure of it, or even with a view to visiting a certain country, do...


  • On retaking your A Level French

    Laila A-level French Tutor (West London) Picture Some of the requests that I get are to help prepare to retake A Level French.  So naturally, the first thing that I ask is:  "What went wrong?".  This tends to through the student a bit but is a necessary question. Not getting the mark you want is a disappointment and can knock your...
  • Going from no confidence to A* in four days Editor's Pick

    Jesse Dupre A-level French Tutor (South West London) Picture I recently tutored a girl for her French oral A-level exam. She was home for Easter from boarding school and it was her teacher who had recommended that she get some tuition help with her French oral. I was in touch primarily with her mother who explained the situation and said that the thing...
  • Learn to think like a Frenchman

    A-level French Tutor (Twickenham) Picture I have made a feature film in France with a French crew, two films in Spain with a Spanish crew and a TV series set around Barcelona FC. Working in detail with crews gives you not only language practice but an insight into their thought processes. First of all if you think the French talk fast...