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French Language for Native English or German Speakers

Moving to a new country can be quite a daunting and difficult change. While you can get by in most situations in English, in other situations, it simply does not suffice.

This class is for anyone looking to pick up French as a second language. The focus is to learn expressions and phrases, as well as pronunciation and how to speak without the dreaded 'foreigner' accent. From there we can build a foundation on which you can build.

Having first moved here 20 years ago, I have grown up in Switzerland, my early childhood was spent in Germany, meaning I can teach people whose mother tongue is either German or English. They say practice makes perfect, and that has certainly been the case for me. So that is what I will do with you, practice with you and guide you until perfect.

Location

At student's location: Around Nyon, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Geneva, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Lausanne, Switzerland
At student's location: Around Le Châtelard, Switzerland
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Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, French, German

About Me

Based in Vaud, I first moved to Switzerland 20 years ago, having grown up internationally. I have picked up French and German at a very high level, and am able to conduct business in both languages, often passing for a native given I only have a slight accent in one of those - see if you can guess which :)

Now I am looking to pass that knowledge on to anyone based in the area looking to improve their language skills. I have many years of tutoring experience at school level, but am looking to teach business French, English and German to anyone who is keen to learn.

Education

Lancaster University - BA(Hons) Business Administration, minors included Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Operations Management, French & German.
High Schools

International School of Geneva - La Chataigneraie
Munich International School
Berlin International School
International School of St Georges - Clarens, Switzerland

Experience / Qualifications

6 years of Banking & Finance Recruitment Experience in the Geneva region, working in English, German & French
3 years of Sales Management experience
Learn English from a native English speaker. I was born in the UK, though having been raised internationally, I have learned and mastered 2 other languages myself (French and German) and have found that the workplace can be one of the most challenging places to be when you do not speak the language everyone else speaks. Even if your company operates in German or French predominantly, often times there will be clients or other international offices where English is required. There is nothing worse than being in a meeting, or on a conference call, or even getting a coffee and not understanding the conversation. Let me help you to master everything from phrases you may not recognise to small talk. Anything you are having trouble understanding, you have the comfort of knowing I can further explain in either German or French when necessary.

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