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Confessions of a French Grammatician

Language learning contains four main elements: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and...
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Le Portable (a play I wrote)

LE PORTABLE Les personnages Alain, 17 ans, jamais sans son téléphone portable. André, le...
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The Beauty Of French Poetry

This article is all about poetry and the extraordinary world of French poems. As French poetry...
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How to best memorize another language

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  • Helen McMahon BA Hons West Drayton, UB7 Gold Member

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    My students include those from Eton College, St Paul's Juniors, Merchant Taylor's, Harrow School, Durham University, St Helen's, Cambridge University, Slough / Langley Grammar, Haberdashers 'Aske's Boys', Oxford University and Brunel University
  • Fatima Bida-Foster Dulwich Village, SE21

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    I am a native French Teacher with experience working with students of all ages and abilities. I teach children and adult learners from beginners to advanced. My lessons are tailored to suit the need and ability of each student.
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    I have been teaching languages for over 15 years .
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    I have a passion for languages and like students to feel comfortable about their progress. I set achievable targets and always ensure the learning is enjoyable and suitable.
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    Hello, I'm a qualified teacher with a degree in Spanish and French. I have taught in India, Spain and France. I teach French, Spanish and English, and train students for the Cambridge exam suite and IELTS.
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    I teach from home for both beginners through to more established players. 16 Years of Orchestral and Ensemble experiance, 10 Years of Music tuition experience in Violin, Viola and Piano.
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  • Passe compose ou imparfait?

    Isabelle Stevenson French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture This is every student’s nightmare….. How do we know when to use which? Especially as a direct translation is not always helpful! It is best to think in terms of each tense’s specificity (description, repetitive action, or one-off action?) , and the emphasis you give it in the sentence...
  • Why Learn A Foreign Language? Editor's Pick

    Mary Williams French (general) Tutor (Croydon) Picture No matter one's age, learning another language is bound to benefit one mentally, psychologically and culturally. It can also be an advantage when competing in the job market, whether national or international. I would say it opens your mind, eyes and heart. You gain another perspective in life...
  • 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,...

 

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

    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...