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A-level French

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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...
French (general)

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Confessions of a French Grammatician

Language learning contains four main elements: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and...
French (general)

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How to best memorize another language

The best way to memorize any type of knowledge, but especially languages, is to learn it in...
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...

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  • Learning a new language

    Caroline G French (general) Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Why learn a new language? Learning a new language will open your mind to a new culture, new countries, new people and new interactions. Being able to speak another language is incredibly rewarding and will boost your confidence. It not only encourages you to travel to new places but also to...
  • Transition from GCSE to AS level French Editor's Pick

    Gill Baker A-level French Tutor (Reading) Picture Achieving a good grade at GCSE French does not necessarily guarantee an easy transition to AS/A level French. At GCSE level, grammar is often taught in bite size chunks without any apparent cohesion. This is complicated by the lack of knowledge of English grammar so that very often the student...
  • Be ready for your French A Level!

    Anne Viguié A-level French Tutor (Canterbury) Picture There is no denying that some schools are better than others but the purse doesen't always follow the outcome. Not so long ago, I was asked to help a boy "brush up" on his French. I was to see him during the Easter brake after which he would return to his boarding school in South Africa to take...


  • Learning a language by listening to audiobooks Editor's Pick

    French (general) Tutor (West London) Picture Different resources for different learning styles The web is full of resources for learning French. Having such a wide variety of resources available online can be disconcerting at first, but it is actually something great. Why is that so? Because it is a fact that we all have different...
  • Get to know French cinema

    French (general) Tutor (South West London) Picture Learning a language also means learning about a country, its people and its culture. As a French film lover, I always encourage my clients to watch French movies. French cinema is fantastic and it represents the flagship of our famous "Exception Culturelle". Independent films and small...
  • Learn Some French For Summer

    Paul Grace French (general) Tutor (Manchester) Picture Well, Spring is nearly here and so you may be thinking about going on holiday, perhaps to France. Whether it's for a few days or a few weeks you will enjoy it more if you can more than you already know. You choose the level and I teach you what you will use while on holiday. Enjoy practising the...