How did I become bilingual in English and French? It wasn’t a miracle. If I can do it so can you.
I learned French in Lyon whilst I was teaching English as a foreign language. Your lessons with me are focused on real communication. I show you how I developed the skills of understanding and speaking the language so you can speak confidently too.
I’ve taught people from all sorts of backgrounds and am convinced that anyone can learn how to communicate in a foreign language. It’s such a rewarding skill; great when you want to have a conversation, join in with the culture and just for the pure sense of achievement.
Speaking another language just feels really good.
Over the last year, I have shown 50 people how to speak better French and English. That’s nearly 1000 hours of teaching!
Language teaching experience
- French evening class to adults (2 years Secondary School, Essex)
- English as a foreign language to business executives, air traffic controllers and undergraduate university students (3 years International Language Trainers, Lyon)
- Skype lessons
- One-to-one private tutoring
- Group conversation classes
- Intensive crash courses
Complete beginners, people coming back to language learning after a long gap, and confident speakers who want to take their language skills to the next level
As your tutor, I wear many hats, I'm there to guide you through your learning, motivate you to keep moving towards your goals, make it easy for you to understand and give you lots of support for your own independent learning.
You will learn faster if you are open to exploring the language, prepared to take a few risks when speaking and are willing to engage with lots of different learning strategies that keep things interesting and challenging.
We have all proved that we have the skills and capacity to learn language, just by the fact we speak our own language. My approach is to tease out all the strategies and techniques that you already have for language learning, along with a few I’ve developed, and help you apply them to another language.
It's a fascinating journey with many benefits that go way beyond being able to conjugate verbs correctly, although of course grammar is important.
I travel to Epping, Harlow, North Weald, Bishop's Stortford, Great Dunmow, The Rodings, Saffron Walden and surrounding areas.
Skype across UK
Weekly lessons and intensive courses available.
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|University of Sussex||1991||Bachelors||Economic History|
|Toastmasters||2016||Professional||Art of Evaluation|
|Université de Jendouba||2016||Other||DALF C1|
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