I will tailor the lessons to your particular needs.
You will speak French like a native.
If you have the motivation to study I will help you achieve your goals in a timely manner and you will speak French with a good accent. You will also quickly acquire all the tools you need to navigate in a French-speaking environment.
I am also a trained legal and business interpreter and translator so if you need to draft technical documents in French, I can help you.
Hello. I teach all the levels, all the ages, and all the backgrounds. All lessons are personalised to meet your exact needs and requirements. You will have your own tailor-made course. You can take classes weekly, bi-weekly or every day if you want. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of students of all ages and levels from beginners, to intermediate and advanced learners to improve their language proficiency. I teach the French alphabet, French pronunciation, grammar, General Conversation, Business French, Legal French and French for diplomats. My French Experience course will teach you French culture and civilisation. I have a special Getting quickly acquainted with France course for people who due to quick transfer reasons need to understand in a short period of time basic French and basic French customs.
My rates are the same for all my student. You will get a free lesson each time you finish 50 lessons.
I am a qualified legal trilingual interpreter and language tutor with experience in teaching, training, interpreting, managing, selling and authoring.
July 2001 - Courts of Justice, Home Office, Probation Services, Police Services, Private Clients, London
Ongoing Position: Court, Police, Immigration Interpreter (free-lance)
July. 2010 ~ ELP LESSONS, NFT, Collège Bilingue de Londres (CFBL), Grenadine French PreSchool, London
Ongoing Position: Spanish, French, Russian Tutor (Part-time)
Nov. 2008 - Mazarin Services, Cardinal Advisory, London
June 2009 Position: French/Russian Legal PA/ Office Management/ Concierge Duties for a Kazakh family
April 2007 - MoneyGram, London
Oct 2008 Position: Paralegal
July 2006 - John Collis Solicitors, City
April 2007 Position: Receptionist – Legal Secretary (Commercial and Conveyancing)
Jan. 2006 - Pitman Training, Notting Hill, London
July 2006 Position: Keyboad Skills Trainer (Part-time)
Nov. 2005 - McKenzie Brackman Solicitors (Company & Conveyancing), Tottenham Court Road, London
May 2006 Position: Legal secretary (Part-time)
April 2005 - Broadway Solicitors (Family & Conveyancing), Tooting Broadway, London
July 2005 Position: Legal secretary (Contract)
June. 2001 - Free-Lance Teaching (Native French Teachers, London Languages and free-lance) London
June. 2006 Position: French-Spanish-Japanese Tutor (Part-time)
April 2001 - Position: Immigration/Police/Court Interpreter (Free lance) and Translator (freelance)
Sep. 2000 - TDK, Colindale, London
August 2001 Position: Technical Author
April 1999 - Axial UK Ltd., Barking, London
Sep. 2000 Position: Oracle Product Technical Author
June 1998 - Search & Selection, Cannon International, Cannon Street, London
April 1999 Position: Consultant/Translator/Headhunter
June 1997 - Xerox Limited, Channels Group, Marlow, UK
May 1998 Position: Manager - European Sales & Marketing
Sep 1993 - Sharp Manufacturing France, Soultz, France
May 1997 Position: Manager - Marketing & Planning
Sep 1990 - Axa Assistance, Paris, France
May 1991 Position: Night Customer Service Assistant (Japanese)
Jan.1987 - Position: Interpreter and Translator (Free lance), Tokyo, Japan, and France
Sep. 1986 - Marketing, Christian Dior Jewellery, Tokyo, Japan
Jan. 1988 Position: Sales & Marketing Assistant
Oct. 1985 - Sales Promotion and Marketing, Tokyo, Japan
Sep. 1986 Position: Promotion Associate
Oct. 1985 - Takenaka Architects, Tobishima Construction, Yamanouchi
Pharmaceuticals, Canon, Air France Language, Tokyo, Japan
July 1990 Position: French/English/German Language Tutor (part-time)
June 1995 - January 1997, International School of Information Management, Denver, Colorado, USA
Curriculum includes courses about Managerial Economics, Business Ethics, Strategies for Change, Organisational Behaviour, Information Systems in Business, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Quantitative Analysis
July 1992, London School of Economics, London
Diploma in English Law
April 1986 – March 1988, CHUO University, Tokyo
Course in Japanese Education
September 1981 - June 1985, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations, Sorbonne, Paris
MA in Japanese and BA in Russian
August 2012/2013/2014, University of Saint-Petersburg,(SPBGU), Pushkin Institute London and Moscow
Certificate in Russian and Business Russian (TRKI III)
December 2011, TEFL, London
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course Certificate and English Grammar Teaching Course Certificate
November 2009, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, London
12-13 November 2009 - OISC Level One course
23-27 November 2009 - OISC Level Two – Caseworker course
October 2009, Blokh Solicitors, London
20 October 2009 – Tier 4 Seminar (in Russian)
March 2005, Pitman, London
Legal Secretary Diploma
Exec PA Diploma
Criminal Law, Family Law, Company Law, Civil Litigation, Wills and Probate, Conveyancing, Advanced Typing Skills, Audio Typing, Business Communication Skills, Bookkeeping, PowerPoint, Outlook
June 2002, Institute of Linguists, London
Diploma of Translation (DipTrans)in French
June 2004, Institute of Linguists, London
Diploma of Public Service Interpreting in French/Spanish/Portuguese (DPSI)
September 2002 – June 2003, LSJ, London
Course in Journalism (Feature and Freelance Writing)
September 1992 - June 1993, American University, Paris
Certificate in Technical Writing
60 hours of Advanced Technical Writing, 15 hours of Programming, 45 hours of Technical Language, 20 hours of On-line documentation, 20 hours of Documentation Process Management
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