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Level 1 / Chez Lizzie

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….you if you are able to chat with confidence in generally accurate French; if you are keen to ask questions to elicit further information and explore topics in more depth and if you are looking to broaden and deepen your vocabulary, your more colloquial French, your ability to discuss and debate on a wider range of topics (largely determined by you and your fellow learners) and your capacity to joke in French ! A confident grasp of the perfect, imperfect, present, future and conditional tenses would be helpful although we are always refreshing our knowledge of these with new / more complex verbs and constructions. Strong pronunciation and a reasonable speed of spoken French are also helpful although again we focus on enhancing these aspects of our spoken French. And, as in all our Language for Fun in North Essex classes, there is a focus on not just what we are learning but how we are learning it – the skills of learning a language; of committing learning to memory; of recalling it quickly; manipulating it for new purposes and of using our learning to effectively communicate.

What's included?
  • All learner worksheets
  • A cuppa (or sometimes a cheeky verre de vin) and a piece of homemade cake each lesson - we find cake pretty crucial here for learning a language !
  • Individual catch up sessions wherever possible if you have missed a class
  • An invitation to an optional termly social event, usually at a local pub and usually involving lots of fun !
  • Invitations to optional Pay What You Want holiday classes to meet up and practice your French in a relaxed way between the 10 week terms (and to eat more cake !)
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Course length: 10 lessons
Teacher: Lizzie Knights

Advanced - Level 1 Course Information
Starting Date: 13/01/2020
Lesson Duration: 12:00 am - 12:01 am
Are you one of the few more learners we need to launch our advanced French class ? Facilitated by a native speaker but driven by learner interests, expect a lively, topical and challenging conversation class where your formidable French can flourish ! Get in touch for more details.
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Chez Lizzie Braintree, off A120,
near the Marks Farm roundabout,
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Lizzie Knights Languages taught:
French FlagFrench Spanish FlagSpanish
Tuition levels:
Beginner Improver Intermediate Advanced
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Bonjour. Hola. Salut. Buenas dias. Coucou. Encantado. Enchanté

Whether you're wanting to learn Spanish or French to better communicate when on holiday; for business purposes; for a move abroad or for the pure pleasure of it, I'd love to help you. Whether you are a little rusty and looking for a refresh; whether you're OK when reading it but nervous about speaking or whether you are looking to be stretched and challenged, I'd love to help you. Whether you are 18 or 89 or anywhere in between (or beyond), I'd love to help you. And with a degree in French, Spanish, German and Italian; university qualifications gained in France and Spain; a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and over 20 years experience in education as a secondary teacher, as a Modern Language adviser for other teachers and as a coach for adult learners, I reckon I know how to !

From my very first visit to Europe as a young child (where I was entranced by the acres of golden sunflower fields - still my favourite flower - in Southern France, en route in a rusty banger with my family to Mojacar in Spain); through my time spent living and studying in both Valencia and Lyon and my two decades of experience in language education until now, I've been passionate about all things French and Francophone and all things Spanish and Hispanophone. I enjoy nothing more than helping my fellow English native speakers luxuriate in the linguistic and cultural joys of La Belle France or La Bella Espana.

Having learned several languages myself, particularly Spanish which I learned on the ground in Valencia, I know just how fantastically rewarding being able to communicate in another language can be - however little you can at first convey. But I have not forgotten how utterly daunting it can feel too. I pride myself on making each of my lovely learners feel very much at ease - through lots of fun activities and laughter (and a hefty slice of cake) - so that quickly they feel comfortable enough to have a go at getting their message across in French or Spanish. And then in return get that buzz from understanding what is said back !

If you want to experience exactly how we do it here at Language for Fun in North Essex, please get in touch to arrange your complimentary and no obligation visit. We'd love to meet you (and we always have cake !)