Our online teachers

Catherine

Catherine

I am a trained linguist with a PhD in English from the University of Bordeaux. I also have a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art in London. This led me to teach cultural studies and supervise dissertation students at Central Saint Martins College of Art as well as teaching French for many years. I have a special interest in French and British culture, society, art and language.

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Charlotte

I completed my Master’s Degree in Linguistics & Teaching French as a Foreign Language in Paris, my hometown. Since then, I have been doing what I love the most, teaching whilst discovering new languages and cultures. I spent a year teaching at Scranton University in Pennsylvania, before moving to the UK to explore Scotland and teach at the Institut français in Edinburgh. I then made my way south to Oxford where I taught for four years, both at colleges and at the Alliance française. I now teach at the Institut français in London, where I have become a certified DELF/DALF examiner and an e-learning tutor. I also work as a freelance author for a French publishing house. I am very enthusiastic and I love helping students progress and be proud of their new language skills. In my free time, I very much enjoy hiking, long-distance running, swimming, cooking and baking.

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Hélène

My name is Hélène and I come from Alsace. For the past 15 years I have been teaching both general and specialised French to students of all ages and levels, at the Institut français and at various London universities. I have two masters degrees, one in Literature and the other in Science of Language. I studied for both of these by correspondence, and so I am particularly sensitive to the special characteristics of distance and online learning. I love teaching as it allows me to meet people from different backgrounds with different horizons.

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Katia

I arrived in England in 1993 to work as a French language assistant in a secondary school near Harrow on the Hill. I qualified as a French language teacher in 1996, teaching teenagers aged between 11 and 18 and preparing them for GCSEs and A-Levels. I moved to adult education in 2001, mainly teaching at the Institut français but also for large companies. I currently guide adults through general French, in groups or on a one-to-one basis, while still preparing youngsters for their school exams. I really enjoy the variety of my students and helping them overcome the particular challenges they face when studying French. I have also done some translation and proof-reading work. I’m a very active person, exercising and dancing regularly and I love travelling.

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Marie-Astrid

I studied for a master’s degree in food industry. When I started living abroad in Africa and in South America a few years ago, I discovered I appreciate being in contact with other languages and cultures. In 2012, I completed a program of study to become a French language teacher. I really enjoy adapting my lessons to student’s background and objectives and making my language accessible to all. I love literature and talking about my last readings! I am also a certified French Delf/Dalf examiner and a freelance proof-reader.

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Marie-Laure

I come from the South of France, from a town called L’Isle-sur-Sorgue in Provence. I have been living in London for nearly 30 years and I have been teaching French language and French Literature at the French Institute in London also for almost 30 years. I have also been teaching French language and translation at undergraduate level at both University College London and King’s College London as well as a French language course for musicians at the Royal Academy of Music in London. I have a Master Degree in English Language and Literature and I have studied for a Ph.D on French Literature at University College London. I am also a fully trained E.Learning tutor and I have taught on-line courses for almost 7 years now. Foreign languages and literature have always been my passion, and teaching people from various cultures and backgrounds, whether in a class group or on-line have been highly rewarding throughout all these years. I have a deep interest in all arts, particularly writing and photography, both of which I practice when time allows.

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Maud

I am a native, qualified (Bordeaux University, Birkbeck College of London, Institute of Linguists) and experienced French teacher. I have been working at the Institut français in London for 11 years, teaching students of all age groups and levels, on a range of courses; from European and International exams to general conversation, including very specialised courses. I have also taught in secondary schools (GCSE and A level) and universities. I like the challenge of adapting to the diversity of my students’ needs and create very tailor-made courses, ensuring every aspect of the language is included. I am enthusiastic and like to offer my students an enjoyable, comfortable and motivating learning environment using a variety of materials and teaching methods. I very much enjoy the flexibility and the diversity of e-learning and look forward to meeting you online.
I am also a translator/interpreter and voice over artist.

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Olivier

My name is Olivier and I am a fully qualified French teacher with 15 years’ teaching experience in the UK. I have taught languages for 8 years in both secondary and preparatory schools, including 5 years as Head of French. I am currently working at two Sixth Form Colleges as well as the Institut français, teaching general, corporate and specialised French to both schoolchildren and adults. I enjoy working in London with students of different backgrounds, ages and abilities. I am a certified examiner for the Edexcel exam board (GCSE and A Level) and for DELF/DALF. I have six years’ experience as an online tutor.

Pierre

My name is Pierre; I was born in the south of France near Montpellier but have been living in London for nearly 30 years. I’ve been teaching French for 25 years mainly at the Institut Français but also in community colleges and for 15 years at University of the Arts London. I was a French examiner for the FLIC exam of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry for nearly 15 years and am still an examiner for the professional examinations of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris. I enjoy teaching all ages and levels. I regularly teach revision courses for school exams at the Institut and am also a French DELF examiner. I’m a fully trained E-learning teacher and find this way of teaching very interesting and enjoyable. I also have a Master Diploma in Fine Arts and enjoy making my own art when time allows me.

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Stephanie

My name is Stéphanie. I have a postgraduate degree in teaching French and have worked at the Institut français for the last 14 years. I have taught students from every kind of background and at all levels from total beginners through to very experienced. Also my students have had extremely different objectives; some of them had to have French up to the level of being a diplomat; others simply wanted to speak French on holiday. My lessons will be tailored to your needs. I use a variety of teaching techniques including the Internet and other modern methods. I was born and grew up not far from La Loire but have lived here in England for many years. I very much enjoy going hiking in the English countryside, going to the cinema and cooking.