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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...
French (general)

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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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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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Spoken French

Spoken French, every student's biggest fear! Are you frantically going through vocabulary...

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  • Do you know how to ask for directions in French?

    Paul Grace French (general) Tutor (Manchester) Picture Are you ready to speak French when you go on holiday? You certainly could be if you start learning now. With just one hour a week and a few hours' listening practice in between classes, you could lean to use all the expressions you will need when in France.  You will learn such things as: Basic...
  • Conversation Skills

    Yasmin Akhavan French (general) Tutor (West London) Picture I have been teaching beginner/intermediate spoken French for 7 years now. If you are looking to impress someone, or just obtain some conversation skills for work, then get in touch. I then make a tailor made plan to factor in the right vocabulary sheets and prep lesson plans for your needs. I...
  • 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...

 

  • 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...
  • 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...