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A-level French

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Spoken French

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

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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...
GCSE French

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Do girls do better than boys at French?

Statistically speaking, it is true that girls do better than boys in French when the GCSE...
French (general)

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6 Tips for Learning a Foreign Language

  Learn a new word each day - It may not sound much, but that’s 7 new words a week or 30 or...

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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...
  • 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 Obviously, the rote learning method is old-fashioned and out-of-date, although I don't see that everything old fashioned has no value.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...
  • Fun expressions with vegetables or fruit in

    Isabelle Stevenson French (general) Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture Histoire de légumes! There was a fun question in a game / un jeu, yesterday on the French radio ; the contestants/ les participants had to recall three idiomatic expressions/ idiomes with the name of a vegetable or a fruit/ un légume ou un fruit. They easily won of course, the French language...