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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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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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Can you learn a language in 5 hours?

The answer is: you can't. Of all subjects, foreign languages are the ones that require the...
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How to increase exposure to a foreign language

As a language learner, you can increase exposure to a foreign language and culture simply, even...

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  • Useful idiomatic expressions for written work

    Isabelle Stevenson GCSE French Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture Here are a few popular expressions you might want to use in your oral or written GCSE/A level work (for bonus points!) :   *Ça vaut la peine / ça ne vaut pas la peine : it is (isn’t) worth it *Ça a piqué ma curiosité : it caught my attention *Tout est bien qui finit bien : all is well...
  • Why Learn French?

    Polly Tuckett French (general) Tutor (Leicester) Picture Why Learn French?   Learning French flings open the shutters on an exciting new culture - its history, political life, philosophical tradition; its art, cuisine, cinema, music, theatre, poetry… So often, if we are focused on attaining a certain grade for GCSE or A’ Level, or if we need,...
  • Why Learn Another Language?

    Stephane Sudrot A-level French Tutor (South West London) Picture When people ask me why they should learn French or any other language, the first thing that come to mind is the desire to find out about other people and their culture, to share experiences from food to music, art to humour. Basicaly it is the best way to broaden your horizon. But it's not only...

 

  • 6 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language Editor's Pick

    Philippa Harrington French (general) Tutor (Bromley) Picture   Learn a new word each day - It may not sound much, but that’s 7 new words a week or 30 or so per month, which soon adds up.. Use memory aids such as flashcards - There are a number of memory aids to help with memorising  new words, expressions and grammar, such as: flashcards, recording...
  • Why learn a new language?

    Fatima Bida-Foster French (general) Tutor (South East London) Picture While I was doing my PGCE, a lot of the pupils I was teaching kept asking me why they had to learn another language. Having grown up in a bilingual family, speaking two languages has always been normal for me. So I looked into it and was amazed by the findings which i eagerly shared with...
  • French Films

    Suzy Murdoch French (general) Tutor (Brighton) Picture Lesson time is precious, students are juggling other subjects, courses, commitments, social life etc...so how can you maximise out of classroom learning? I always give my students a list of films which are chosen specifically to appeal to young people. Also films which relate to an area of the...