I teach ALL levels of French from Basic Beginners to Advanced Plus. I can teach you how REAL, MODERN DAY French people speak. I can teach between 8.30 and 11 on a weekday morning, between 1.30 and 4.30 on a weekday afternoon and between 6.00 and 9.30 on a weekday evening (except for on a Friday night). I can also teach 11-12.30 on a Saturday morning if absolutely necessary. I do not teach on Sundays.
Have a look at my class timetable on this website but do not be put off if you do not see anything on it that fits perfectly with your availability and your (perceived) ability; call me anyway and we'll have a chat about your needs - if a few people in the same boat do the same, then I may well be able to create a whole new class to suit you!
'Qui ne risque rien, n'a rien'/'Nothing ventured, nothing gained' as they say. And the same goes for being brave enough to sign up to language lessons. Be like Édith Piaf: 'Non, je ne regrette rien'/'No, I regret nothing' .
And be like the French Revolutionaries: 'Ah, ça ira, ça ira, ça ira ... malgré les [erreurs], tout réussira'/Ït'll be fine ... despite the [mistakes], it'll all work out'!
Vive la révolution linguistique!
Since my first of many twinning exchange trips to the Loire Valley in France and to the Ruhr Valley in Germany in my teens, I have always loved foreign languages, cultures and people (and of course the food and drink too). As part of my university studies, I spent eight months in Lorraine on the border with Belgium and Luxembourg, four months in Nordrhein-Westfalen on the border with the Netherlands and four months in the city of Lyon. Having only started learning Spanish as an adult, I have not spent extensive amounts of time in Spain but I have holidayed there as well as in Peru. Before becoming a licencee with Language for Fun, I taught for twelve years in secondary schools, including one in Zambia near the border with French-speaking Congo. I have had many adventures in many Francophone, Germanophone and Hispanophone countries where my language 'skills' have both saved the day AND got me into a bit of hot water! Let me use MY cringeworthy past experiences of making hilarious mistakes save YOU from doing the same.
When I am not teaching or learning languages (I speak some Dutch and Italian now too), I enjoy swimming, reading and walking but I am particularly passionate about the performing arts; I think you will be able to tell this when you meet me! I look forward to meeting YOU!
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Some of our learners have been with us for 15 years! Be patient with yourself - the process of learning a language is never complete but each term you should be that bit more confident to use your newfound skills and get the most out of your travels.