Fun French Teacher
I put the fun back into learning French by teaching everyday conversation in an entertaining way that inspires you to pluck up the courage to actually speak in French - however 'bad' it may be!
I am a bilingual French/English qualified teacher of foreign languages with a lot experience teaching a range of ages and abilities.
Developing fun, engaging and practical language lessons is something I love to do. I have spent years researching and trying out techniques to make something as difficult as learning a new language as painless and enjoyable as possible.
I teach in a very informal way, because the most important thing is to make you feel relaxed - you can’t learn diddly-squat if you’re anxious or stressed. Building your confidence is key to giving you the nerve to speak in a foreign language and making you feel comfortable with making mistakes so that you actually have a go at speaking rather than waiting to be perfect.
I use a number of hooks to keep the vocabulary and grammatical points sticky – by using a huge amount of visual associations. And I make sure that things are more memorable by using silly voices, weird associations you can’t get out of your head and from time to time being extremely annoying so that you remember the hard stuff. I use my wit and wily charm to engage you into some active learning on what can be very dull – sprinkling some grammatical fairy dust so to say.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the testimonials from students I have taught. We have fun whilst making the little grey cells work very hard indeed.
‘My first venture into on-line learning and what a pleasant surprise. Cecile brings the subject to life and her enthusiasm for French shines through in her use of memorable and fun examples, illustrated in a highly visual way. A very engaging teacher who manages to bring the subject to life and make it real - a million miles away from the dusty French I remember from lessons in the past. Merci.’ Andrew Glynn
Come and join me for some fun and foreign language learning frolics!
Your friendly and passionate teacher