Tailor-made sessions based on your needs, level and personal preferences by a qualified, native French literature and language teacher. Particularly experienced in exam preparation, French for business, corporations and proofreading. All levels from primary school to university, natives and non-natives, both children and adults, leisure or business oriented. Leisure: help you/your child reach the academic standard in French, just for the pleasure of being fluent in French. Exams: preparation and last-minute cramming (3-5 sessions) organized according to your exam. Themed tuitions: cuisine, wines, arts, architecture, literature, holidays... Business: writing commercial letters, sales, marketing, working in the hotel and restaurant industries. Relocation: dealing with all kinds of paper work, administrative forms, buying/selling/refurbishing a home, communicating with tradesmen. Proofreading: letters, mails, reports, manuscripts, doctorates etc... Trips: Organisation of holidays or business trips in France (with or without French lessons). For my teaching, I like it to be very varied and therefore use all kinds of media (books, press articles, CDs, on-line documents, audio-visual supports).
Wherever you are in the world, we work online, using Skype, Whats App, Viber or even your landline, and Google drive. Online ressources are great: varied and infinite. Just a click on a link and we are connected to read or listen to the same document. From 1/2 h lessons if you want to chat regularly in French, to 1,5 h sessions if you need to prepare a work presentation or an exam. I can also just help you with your homework, and 45 minutes will be enough. You choose the time and duration that suit your needs and availability. No waste of time in commuting. Secured payment via bank transfer.
Currently based in Cobham (Surrey), I am happy to meet you for one-to-one sessions or in small groups for tuition, event organisation or relocation to France. In any case, a meeting place and time arranged to work around your busy schedule. FRENCH NATIVE Are you a French family who lives in Surrey? I can help your children to achieve the French literacy curriculum as if they went to a school in France. WALK AND TALK If you can’t choose between exercising with your body or with your mind, just do both with our WALK AND TALK sessions: a one-to-one french speaking walk (distance and duration according to your wishes) with recorded corrections and advices by your qualified teacher.
L’attente (n.f.): the waiting period / season (for Christmas)
Le calendrier (n.m.): a calendar
Le chocolat (n.m.): the chocolate
La couronne (n.f.): the wreath
Les jours (n.m): the days
Vingt-quatre : 24
La Toussaint (All Saints’ Day) is a public holiday in France. If Halloween (which means the eve of holy, so the 31st of October) is still a very marginal celebration, and mainly consumer orientated, the 1st of November, la Toussaint is Christian festival. People go to cemeteries and place flowers on their family graves, in honour […]
Une araignée (n.f.): a spider La citrouille (n.f.): a pumpkin La chauve-souris (n.f.): a bat La lanterne (n.f.): a lantern La nuit (n.f.): the night La sorcière (n.f.): a which La soupe (n.f.): the soup Le balai (n.m.): the broom Le bonbon (n.m.): the sweet, candy Le chapeau (n.m.): the […]
Summer activities: baking a clafoutis Préchauffer le four à 180°C Preheat the oven at 180°C Ingrédients: 500 g de cerises (ou autres fruits) 125 g de sucre 1 sachet de sucre vanillé 4 oeufs 70 g de beurre 100 g de farine 1/4 l de lait Beurre pour le moule Préparation: […]
Summer activities: à la plage! La mer: the sea L’eau (n.f): the water La plage: the beach Le coquillage: the sea shell Le sable: the sand La pelle: the shovel Le râteau: the rake Le seau: the bucket Le château de sable : the sandcastle La serviette: the towel Le chapeau: the […]
Summer activities: tennis! Le tennis: tennis Un court: court Un filet: net Le couloir: tramline La ligne: line La raquette: racket La balle: ball Le tournoi: tournament Le match: match Un simple: singel Un double: dobble Un arbitre: referee Une faute: fault Le point: point Une égalité: deuce Un jeu: game Un […]
Today, 14th of July, France celebrates its fête nationale, known as Bastille Day. Although it definitely makes sense to call it like this, in France nobody does. All kind of symbols are linked to that celebration: from the military parade on the Champs Elysées, to the bals populaires, fireworks and garden parties, people celebrate the […]
The Wimbledon tennis tournament is in full swing, tennis rackets and balls are on sale everywhere and the weather calls for outdoor activities. What about a game of tennis? “J’ai réservé un court de tennis cet après-midi à 14h”. If you hear this French sentence, you might have a doubt. It is in fact ambiguous: it […]