French Teacher in North London

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Name: Davit 

 

What makes a good teacher is his ability to understand the requirements of the student. Sometimes a student think that he knows what are his mistakes. This is my aim to find and correct the mistakes the student is making but does not know.
From my experience as an economics teacher for high school students, a good relationship with the student allows to a better understanding characterized by relevant examples.
Also, the teacher has to adapt himself to the student’s level, going on step by step. By respecting the student or the students feel safe to express their knowledge, their feelings though learn how to respect the teacher and the other students.
My aim when I am teaching is to reach a high expectations, not only erasing the mistakes of the student but to bring him to a higher level.
Taking account about this fact, a good teacher has to be flexible when a lesson is not working by using other tools and examples to ensure that everyone is understanding the lesson.
From my experience, if the teacher must create a safe relationship with the students, he also must be the leader. A leader means the teacher is not the only one to talk but he is a leader when is creating a relevant discussion with students about the lesson. A lesson is not finished after a session, the student must make his homework after. He must understand that homework are useful for him and his understanding of the matter.
The last but not the least, a good teacher is also someone who loves to teach, to help the students. Being passionate about this work is mandatory and it allows the students to be inspired, to create new vocations.
This is my ideas and my experience as teacher.

 

What makes me a great teacher is my ability to make a student confident and comfortable with the relationship with me by using the right words and making a full check of the student, including the strengths and the weakness. It allows me to improve the strengths and to erase the weakness. By being professional, I am never going to make a tuition without preparing the lesson at home before. A lesson has to be well structured. Also by being motivated and enthusiastic about my job. It improves the probability to help very well the student and to keep a good relationship.

French tutor available around London

 

Teacher name: Morgan

I have 8 years of experience in teaching French around the world but especially in London where I gave individual lessons more than 5 years. I have excellent references and experience with people of different ages and nationalities. I’m currently working for a few leading language companies such as VVP (Voulez vous parler), Language Machine and Language Service Direct which is specialised in business. My current clients include major companies such La Societe Generale and The Daily Mail.

I adapt my lessons to the student’s needs. I try to make my classes as stimulating as possible by trying to put my students in real life situations. I’m very patient and I love to use of variety of material such as songs, videos and articles. It should not be painful to learn a language, it should be an enjoyable experience for everyone attempting it.

Experienced French 1 on 1 teaching in London

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Teacher name: Daniela 

I am highly interested in sharing my knowledge, education and experience in the UK.

I have worked with kids from all backgrounds and taught for the last 5 years, adults and children.

I am specialized in French, and know the curriculum for grades 1-7 for any subject.

I believe that reading is the greatest tool of knowledge and in critical thinking formation, I believe that the highest education one can have is educating their heart in order to have their mind in harmony with their soul.

Every time I see a child improving their self esteem, when I see their wings grow and see how much they can achieve, it brings joy in knowing I could make a difference. In that moment I know I’ve achieved something bigger than me, I made a difference. I teach for the reason to make a difference. I have been also helping students with lack of confidence, with weak results in school, with lack of focus for the last three years and every time I see them more confident, eager to learn more, to see education as a friend in building their future and character for me it suffice. I have been so gratefully lucky teach in a diverse community with kids from different backgrounds, as I am a firm believe in multiculturalism and diversity and encourager.
My why results from wanting to make a difference. I know I have been a helping hand, I know a child has more confidence and knows more, trust himself/ herself more and his /her capacities, wants to learn more, develop their knowledge in a foreign language (French), that for me is an accomplishment.

Please kindly visit my website for the testimonials
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I have a BA in foreign Languages, majoring in French / English.

I have been volunteering for 2 years in Canada to aid New Immigrants integrate in workplace, environment and cultural differences.
I have over 4 years experience in technology.
I have A CPR/ First AID and I am also a dance/ yoga instructor for children to create a balanced health, mind and spirit education.

 

 

Higher Education Establishments Move Toward Abandoning Language Studies

A recent article written by the Guardian newspaper states that over a third of UK universities have stopped offering specialist European language courses, demonstrating a shocking lack of interest in studying a foreign tongue.

Some argue it is a lack of funding into linguistics courses that has led to this immense drop in participation whilst others debate whether it is the harsh grading at A-level that has turned students off the idea of taking a higher learning language course. We look at some potential reasons language learning may be decreasing in popularity, and discuss why why we believe there should be a resurgence in students wanting to learn one!

Modern Technology

There may other influences responsible for the drop in applications to study languages but modern technology offering computer-aided translating services at your fingertips is certainly one. It may seem as though communication with people all over the world has become a limitless possibility, and indeed these services have helped, but it has been argued before that online translation programs are not as reliable as everyone believes. The idea of communication is one not just supported by the words themselves, but the intention with which they are spoken and often learning a language from scratch is a much easier way of understanding not just how to speak it, but how to understand the culture from which the language originates.

Image of China with Chinese FlagDecreasing Popularity and Investment

European languages are becoming known as ‘elite subjects’, i.e., a subject being offered by very few universities and therefore only studied by a small demographic of students who have decided it will be beneficial in a particular job role. It seems as though, because the demand for these courses has dwindled and as such the number of universities offering these courses has also lowered, there seems to be no way of changing this trend. There must be many valid reasons as to why students do not feel like taking up university courses in languages such as German, Spanish and Italian but perhaps there should be more of an effort made by educational services to demonstrate the benefits of taking up a new language at degree level.

Language Benefits Business

Perhaps prospective university students these days are turning away from learning languages simply because they do not see it as a necessary string to their bow. However, with the rise of global communication comes a huge rise in global commerce. Businesses are trading internationally now more than ever so being multi-lingual is a massive plus if you are thinking of working abroad. It is not just future employment prospects that improve from learning a new language, the opportunities for personal growth are significant too. If you have the desire to travel the globe during your gap year, then surely knowing some of the local tongues will help you immerse yourself in the destinations you have chosen to travel.

Learning a language helps to understand other people and cultures and can help breed a deeper understanding of the world you live in. Being able to translate the odd sentence with Google Translate when you need to is a helpful tool but being able to speak in depth to someone in their own language is a skill we believe to be far more meaningful.

Languages are tough to learn but can be so rewarding when it all clicks into place. Lucy recently enrolled in a Spanish course with LanguageNow and is loving the experience.

Why Learning French Will Help Travelling Around the World

If you want to travel the world sometime in future, you should start learning the French Language. 10 years ago, 77 million people were using French as a first language and 51 million people used it as a second language. At the time, there were 100 million students of French, who wanted to learn the language for either jobs or travel. The numbers have since had grown with more and more people adopting French as one of the languages that they speak regularly.
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Most people speak French in Morocco – source

For you, this means that a lot of the people you will meet will speak French. The best way to travel around the world is if you can communicate with a good number of the people that you meet. That is why learning French is important. It will help you communicate with people in all the Francophone countries that you will visit.
There is a mistaken notion that learning French is harder than learning Spanish. The truth, though, is that it isn’t. Anyone can learn French. It is a versatile language that is easy to learn. So long as you have the right teacher, the right text and some practice, you will be speaking French before long.
Learning French will open access to some of the most interesting tourist destinations around the world. Morocco and Lebanon, for instance, are French-speaking countries that are rich in Arabic history. If you want to understand a lot of the Middle East and Northern Africa, a visit to these two countries is a must.
Another country that is a great tourist destination is Canada. A lot of the history of the Americas is to be found there. Additionally, it is a country so rich in nature that a single tourist visit cannot get to all of it. The people of Canada primarily speak French, so if you are going to enjoy your travels, to understand local culture, you have to learn the French language.
We haven’t talked about France, one of the oldest cities in Europe and one of the riches in culture. Going to France is one of the riches experiences for many people. To enjoy France to the fullest, you have to be able to communicate with the native people.
Are there tips to learning French faster?
Indeed, there are things that you can do so that your French lessons take a shorter time:
•Learn what you need to know. You are travelling around the world soon so learn how to ask the kind of questions that tourists ask.
•Don’t limit yourself to one way of learning French. We all learn in different ways so use what works best for you.
•Repetition helps you learn faster than anything.
•Learn in a group. Group learning shortens learning time and you can practice with group members.
•Read about French history and culture; it helps you learn
The French language is one of the most common languages in the world. If you plan to enjoy your travels, it’s time you started taking some French language lessons.

French Moments’ intensive courses in France

In 2014, the French language and cultural centre “French Moments” will be back in France with two intensive courses in Paris and beautiful Sarlat-la-Canéda in Périgord.

The French intensive courses run by French Moments are designed for adult English-speakers who want to learn (or improve) their language skills while enjoying the discovery of the region where the classes take place. Designed with two levels (travellers and conversation), the course puts a strong emphasis on teaching the culture alongside the language and is limited to 10 students per group.

The morning classes are run by dynamic and friendly French-native teachers. In the afternoon, excursions are organised in the town or the surrounding areas with further opportunities for students to speak the language in a practical way and interact with locals.

In 2012, French Moments ran a two-week course in Kaysersberg, a charming little town along the Alsace Wine Route. The morning classes were followed by exciting excursions and French-related activities such as a French treasure hunt, a visit to a wine cellar and a cheese factory, a cooking workshop in Strasbourg, a guided-tour of the Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle, the discovery of Europe’s largest open-air museum at Écomusée d’Alsace, two tasting meals and much more…

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French lessons in the lovely village of Kaysersberg – source

The first French intensive course in France for 2014 will take place in Paris from the 19th to the 25th July [conversation level] and from the 26th July to the 1st August [traveller level]. The afternoon excursions have been carefully planned to reflect the theme of “Siècle des Lumières” (Age of Enlightenment).

The second French course will take you to Sarlat-la-Canéda, capital of the Périgord Noir where you can learn French surrounded by the rich medieval history of the Dordogne Valley while tasting the delicious local cuisine and wines. The course will take place from the 1st to the 12th September 2014 [traveller & conversation levels] in a beautiful and peaceful villa.

Pierre, who heads up the French Moments team was born in the city of Nancy, Lorraine, famous for its Neo-classical square Place Stanislas which has been listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site since 1983. After living in Germany during his childhood, he has also resided in France and England with his wife Rachel from Portsmouth (UK) before the couple moved to Australia in 2006 to start French lessons in the Lower North Shore of Sydney.

In 2008, Pierre and Rachel Guernier founded French Moments in Sydney, Australia as well as a French language centre called “French in Sydney”. Pierre previously taught French in London at the Institut Français, also at a leading language school in Paris and various schools in Sydney,

This teaching experience enabled him to work for companies, institutions and embassies as well as individuals of all ages. Pierre holds a Master of Translating & Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

The couple have a passion for everything French, and enjoy promoting France, which led them to start a website (www.frenchmoments.eu) which contains cultural information about France: sites, monuments, history, lifestyle, etc. The comprehensive website is an on-going work in progress and new articles are added weekly.

For more information about French Moments’ intensive courses in Paris and Sarlat, contact their friendly team at bonjour@frenchmoments.com or visit www.frenchmoments.eu.

Chateau d'Isenbourg French Intensive Course 2012 30 © French Moments

 

 

 

 

Why Paris is the best place to learn French

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” Thomas Jefferson said that and he was right. There is no better way than to learn French in France. For many people who want to learn French, it’s all about DVD’s in the car and evening classes; it ends up taking forever and they don’t get to learn the language in a way that they can put it to practical use. If you can afford to go to Paris on holiday, book yourself some language lessons and learn from the people who speak it every day, all the time.
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel tower – the most iconic symbol of France – source

Paris is not just a place to learn French. It is the center of European culture. For centuries, Paris has continued to be one of the richest destinations in Europe when it comes to culture. Not only do they have museums that contain some of the most expensive and attractive art, Paris has maintained a lot of the architecture that you read about in history. The people themselves are authentic; there is hardly another European city where the people are so proud of their culture, their food, their buildings and just generally who they are. Tourists like things to do and you will be spoilt for choice in between your French language lessons. Plan visits to see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, The Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Varsailles Palace and all other similar tourist places. After your trips, you may want to sample some of the best food in Paris. There are so many to choose from that you may get confused, but make a point to try as many different dishes as possible – most are a treat for the palate.
Immerse yourself in Paris and get your French language lessons there; it is a fact that the best way to learn a language is to live with the people who speak it. You get to use everything you learn and when people talk to you in French, you will feel better motivated to learn better so that you can communicate. There are plenty of schools to choose from and they are not very expensive. There are intensive courses that you can take over a short period of time. Even taking a basic introductory course as you tour Paris will go a long way in helping you master the language better and faster. Go ahead and book yourself lessons today.

London language courses starting in September 2012

The language class opens the enrolments for the new September 2012 classes for those interested in learning a new language.

After the hype of the Olympic games The Language class publish the new dates for the next round of courses commencing in September 2012 and also in October 2012. The have the usual evening French, Spanish, German and Italian courses for 10 weeks from 7 pm till 9 pm. Of course we have the beginner courses in those language for those who want to start learning a language from scratch. In fact no previous knowledge is required when enrolling on a Beginner course. We call this level A1 according to the European Framework for language it will cover the most basic elements of a language such as greetings, the alphabet and numbers, along with some basic verbs and the present tense.

Weekend language courses starting in September 2012

For those interested in a new language we have beginner course during the weekend, the semi intensive course on Saturday is particularly suitable for those who do not have time during the evening the attend the classes in Liverpool street. The weekend course lasts 6 weeks and each meeting it is set at 10.30 am and lasts until 1.30 pm.

Lunch time language courses in the City of London from Septmber and October 2012

If you would like to learn Spanish or German and you have no time, you can take advantage of our lunch time classes that start at 12.00 noon and last for one hour. These are ideal if you want to  escape your office during lunch break and do something with your time.

Why learning a language from September 2012 is a good idea.

Some people just had their holidays and have been to Spain or for those really lucky in South America. So why not continuing practising Spanish while you are back in London. This is the right time to learn while motivation is high. September, October and November are great months away from other commitments such as Christmas and other holidays. So this time frame will ensure continuity in your learning.

What are the most popular languages to learn.

In the UK Spanish is always the most popular language to learn due to the fact that many young people have interest in travelling to South America. However due to the vicinity to France, Italy and German the countries respective languages are also popular.

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Learning a language with self study materials VS learning with a native tutor

The advantages of learning a language with a real native tutor

Each of us has a different learning style. Some learn better with visual aids while others like listening to lectures and hearing what is being taught. There are those who like to read and analyze before they figure something out while there are those who prefer to apply concepts taught in order to remember them. No matter what the learning style and the topic of the discussion, a real teacher is definitely an advantage to any type of learner.
Real teachers make learning for a student more interesting by the utilization of facilitation skills instead of spoon-feeding information that can be readily learned in online courses or modules. They can make the lessons more personalized depending on the type of learner and inject activities that allow application of the lesson learned. They can also adjust the pace of the lessons and just cover the ‘need-to-know’ topics if required. Also, if your teacher happens to be a native speaker, he or she can show you how to speak the language the native way. This way, the learner is able to appreciate the language even more and is able to understand why speaking another language is not just combining words and phrases.
The downside of audio CDs and language learning programs such as those offered in www.pimsleur.com and www.rosettastone.com is the fact that they only target specific types of learners, specifically the auditory or visual learners. Even if these software have speech recognition and provide feedback on pronunciation or intonation, nothing can compare to the comments of a real teacher. You are also able to immediately correct your mistakes and get more ideas on how to grasp and remember the topic better based on feedback from your teacher.
When you feel that you have acquired everything that you can from your self-paced lessons, the final test is for you to apply what you’ve learned by striking an actual conversation with someone who speaks your newly learned language. Most language learning software is not built for this purpose. Practicing what you’ve learned through interaction with your teacher is something that technology cannot replace, without a doubt.
Cost may also be a factor when choosing between self-directed learning and instructor-led learning. One good suggestion would be for you to invest in a school that offers lessons conducted by a real teacher and supplemented with online courses or self-paced topics. In this way you get to address all your learning needs.
In conclusion, learning a new language on your own using available resources can be beneficial, but when combined with interaction provided by a live teacher, you can definitely have the best possible learning experience.

Learn a Language with a teacher on Skype

The Internet has changed the way people keep in touch with each other. People from all over world are now able to communicate with each other easier, faster and cheaper. One of the innovations of Internet communication is Skype. It is a program used for making phone and video calls through the internet. All you need to do is download it from the Skype website to your PC, create a Skype account and log in to the software. To do a phone or video call with someone, you need to make sure that you have added the other person’s Skype account to your list of contacts. For other details about this software, feel free to visit www.skype.com.

Now let’s talk about why you would want to use Skype as a means to learn a new language. With Skype, you can learn your lessons wherever you are without having to worry about catching a ride to school or having to follow a dress code. You can also schedule your sessions accordingly so you can maximize your time without sacrificing your other obligations. The keyword is convenience.

The next thing that we want to emphasize is the accessibility to a native teacher. When learning a new language, it’s always an advantage to be able to have a native speaker teach you the language, and Skype gives you that advantage since you won’t have to fly over to the country of your chosen language just to take language tutorials from a native. Skype is also great for one-on-one lessons. Aside from the fact that feedback is real-time, you still get to interact with your teacher in a personalized manner regardless if he or she may be several time zones ahead or behind you. Using Skype also works great whether you want to learn at your own pace or if you prefer a more comprehensive approach.

The last consideration that we want to mention is cost. Learning need not be expensive, and using Skype can definitely cut down on travel expenses. You also won’t need to procure textbooks since most of the learning materials can be sent through your email. You can choose from a wide selection of teachers who use Skype as a method of facilitating, saving you even more money.

Using Skype to learn a new language definitely has a lot of benefits. It gives you convenience and saves you time and money and yet still allows learning in a fun and enjoyable manner.