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Meet Your tutor!

A qualified and experienced teacher

My name is Edwige, I'm French and originally from a region on the west coast of France called Brittany. I'm a qualified professional teacher, with a degree (DAEFLE) in teaching French as a Second Language.

My philosophy

As a Native speaker, my teaching isn’t just about ingraining information into students’ minds for them to memorize — it’s about providing them with the tools they need in order to think critically and succeed.

I offer lessons tailored to your needs. I am particularly committed to developing your oral communication skills.

It is also very important for me that you feel confident and that you take pleasure in the learning process!

My personality

I love to meet new people and share our different cultures.

I’m easy-going, very flexible and I like my lessons to be lively. I enjoy teaching pronunciation, grammar, the use of different tenses, as well as conversational classes. I could also help you prepare for a French exam - I am a certified examiner for official French exams- or I can help you to develop precise work-related French skills.

 

I love outdoors activities, especially walking. I love walking by the sea, of course, coming from the coast of Brittany, but I also love walking in the middle of the vineyards, discovering a medieval castle hidden behind a forest...

Spending time in the garden is one of my favorite activities as well. We like growing our own fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs.

I also enjoy to practice meditation and yoga. I've obtained the official 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Certificate through Arhanta Yoga International, affiliated with the International Yoga Alliance. 

I'm interested in understanding the body as well the mind, and the impact they both can have on one another. That's why I decided to study nutrition a few years ago and got a degree as a dietitian. I love new challenges!

My experience

Since I qualified to teach French as a foreign language in 2005, I've taught in various countries with L'Alliance Française: Morocco, Australia, New-Zealand, Norway, Belgium and the UK.

I have been working for the last 15 years with individuals, governments, public bodies and also private companies supporting them in their desire to improve their command of the language in a professional environment. I am fluent in English.

 

After this great experience, I decided to start my own business and I am now in this beautiful and exiting adventure of working for myself!

 

I am very happy to welcome my students to our lovely home for French Immersion stays.

If you’re searching for a French Language Tutor who can provide you with the personalised attention you deserve, look no further!

" As a certified ESOL teacher, I am both knowledgeable about and experienced in teaching a second language, but I learned a lot from Edwige, not just about French, but also about teaching. She is a gifted teacher with unerring insights into a student’s strengths and weaknesses and effective, creative methods to address those areas. These skills are underscored by her calm competence and genuine warmth and generosity."

Joyce, USA, 2019

My resume

 

2017-now: French Immersion and Skype lessons

2016: Independant teacher in Brussels

2011-2015: Teacher at the Alliance Française of Jersey, United Kingdom

2009-2010: Teacher at the Alliance Française of Wellington, New-Zealand

2008: Teacher at the Alliance Française of Brisbane, Australia

2006-2007: Teacher at the Alliance Française of Essaouira, Morocco

  • Lessons for adults (A1 to C1), group classes and one-on-one

  • Specialised in teaching French for specific purposes (Business, Law, Civil Service / Public Administration, Government, Tourism)

  • Grammar and conversation workshops

  • French for travellers

  • Preparation, evaluation and exam correction for DELF-DALF : levels A1 to C1

  • Assessment of the student’s level according to the CEFR*

  • Elaboration of a personal program

 

Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

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