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)
Les bougies (n.f): the candel
Le calendrier (n.m.): a calendar
Le chocolat (n.m.): the chocolate
La couronne (n.f.): the wreath
Les jours (n.m): the days
Les lumières (n.f.): the lights
La nuit (n.f): the night
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Here we are again: third Thursday in November and le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! That’s the day when the young, light and fruity wine is released in France, in shops, restaurants and bars. To be precise it should be released one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of November. Always a good business day and an […]
Mardi gras (Shrove Tuesday, litteraly Fat Tuesday) is the last day before Carême (Lent) which starts on Mercredi des Cendres (Ash Wednesday). On that day, people are supposed to eat rich food before fasting, a religious ritual for Lent. Pancakes and pancake races are very popular on mardi gras in the UK. French people have their […]
February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is almost worldwide, considered to be a day of romance; the day to celebrate your special Valentine, as if you wouldn’t do so everyday! It finds its origin in either the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia, kind of spring cleansing ritual for health and fertility, or named after a Christian martyr in the […]
Children usually like La chandeleur. Maybe a good opportunity to make them play with the recipe. They can read it and then check their reading. Finally use the recipe to make crêpes and then eat them with friends and family. RECETTE DES CRÊPES RECETTE DES CRÊPES À COMPLETER Read more about la chandeleur Like4
Every year on the 2nd of February, la chandeleur (Candlemas, festa candelabrum in Latin), is celebrated in France. Originally Candlemas was Christian feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (40 days after Christmas) and feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus. Over the years it became a pagan tradition with its myths. Candles were lit […]
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 […]