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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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How to increase exposure to a foreign language

As a language learner, you can increase exposure to a foreign language and culture simply, even...
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Can you learn a language in 5 hours?

The answer is: you can't. Of all subjects, foreign languages are the ones that require the...
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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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  • Have you ever wanted to learn online?

    Paul Grace A-level French Tutor (Manchester) Picture Learning online is fun because it means that you can have your classes either in the comfort of your own home or anywhere else that suits you. Being limited to home tuition can be rather tiresome for some students who may find themselves in different locations and maybe have a schedule in which...
  • Be prepared for GCSE French Oral exam!

    GCSE French Tutor (South West London) Picture Having recently tutored students for their French GCSE oral exam, I realised how ill-prepared some of them were. So here are a few tips: - Keep your answers simple and short so that you find them easy to remember. - Use some key phrases and basic function phrases. - The pronunciation...
  • A trick to learn French !

    Simcha Parienti A-level French Tutor (North West London) Picture It is shown by scientific studies that one needs a special kind of motivation to learn a language, which mainly comes from two different sources: need and pleasure. The more important this motivation is, the quicker and the better one will learn the language. Now the question is, if you need to...


  • How do you become a good learner? Editor's Pick

    French (general) Tutor (North London) Picture The best student I have ever taught had booked a four-day intensive one-to-one course with me and his objective was to speak French by the end of it. He wanted to go from zero-knowledge to being able to communicate in just four days. He was preparing himself to go to Paris for a concert, he was...
  • Strategies for improving understanding Editor's Pick

    Daniele Bourdais GCSE French Tutor (North London) Picture Strategies for understanding (reading and listening) Read the questions first Start by reading the questions, they’ll give you an idea of what the text is about and what you’re supposed to look out for. Read the text once through, keeping in mind what you’re asked to do with it. Remember,...
  • Advice for learning a language

    Hannah Lee French (general) Tutor (South East London) Picture Appreciate the learning experience and remember how far you’ve comeI’m not sure there is a subject where learning is so evident and quantifiable as in languages. Every new word or item of vocabulary is a new item of learning. It is easy to see and count exactly how much you have learnt, to...