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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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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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Confessions of a French Grammatician

Language learning contains four main elements: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and...

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  • Why Is It Important To Learn A New Language?

    Grace Fairbairn A-level French Tutor (Redhill) Picture In the multicultural world that we live in, having the knowledge of another language and culture is highly useful. It enables us to communicate with a diverse range of people and in the process gain a stronger understanding of one's own culture and language. Evidence shows that learning a new...
  • GCSE: what the reform means for Modern Languages

    Marie Fohr GCSE French Tutor (Bath) Picture When I did my PGCE I always felt a little uneasy following the traditional methods of teaching modern languages in the state school system. I couldn’t help thinking that learning languages was more than rote preparation for exams.  I wanted to teach the language but I was asked to implement...
  • Try To Relax!

    Cyrielle Cohen A-level French Tutor (North London) Picture Why don't you try to relax? We live in a super connected world and we are constantly attracted to different screens and data. In our working and personal environment, we become more and more adept at multi-tasking. Nowadays, we need to learn how to relax in order to enjoy life, capture life...

 

  • Learning French as a 2nd language. How I see it.

    Maria Barrett French (general) Tutor (Brighton) Picture As far as I'm concerned, verbs and tenses are the core to French language learning. I say this because they underpin the whole language. Obviously, the rote learning method is old-fashioned and out-of-date, although I don't see that everything old fashioned has no value. Nonetheless, today there...
  • Improving Your French With Self-Study

    Waveney Languages Tuition French (general) Tutor (Ipswich) Picture When learning a new language, nothing really beats one to one interaction.  A tutor, whether that is online or in person, is essential if you want to reach a level of proficiency in your chosen language.  However, how do you get that extra practice during the time in between lessons? How do...
  • A Few Tips On French Oral Exams

    Florence Yeoman GCSE French Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture Your examiner is not a monster: Their objective is to guide you and help you to succeed and not to trick you and make you fail! Smile, say hello, thank you and goodbye: Although examiners try to be as objective as possible, basic social skills such as smiling and greeting are likely to...