Teaching is not my everyday job, no conventionnal boxes to fit into, each individual deserves an individual support depending on the need. A language needs to be spoken and the specificities, the age of your public matter when you have to be understood especially with the French language. Who had never been confronted to the dilemna of using «tu» or «vous», when do we have to use the feminine or masculine form ? What about all these «exceptions» to the rule ? Language is fun especially with the English and French ones which are very similar in their imaginary way to translate our surrounding in a comprehensive and condensed manner. The key to French is to take into account that vocabulary is one of the key and thought it is a different effort of the mind when spelling and stressing are so important in the English language. Where ever you go out there you will have use of your French ... language : Quebec, Louisiana, caraibean islands, west Africa, Belgium, switzerland, Luxembourg, Indian Ocean islands ... French is still the diplomatic language, the language of secrecy, the «corridor language» you use when you don't want your english spoken pales to understand what is going on ... Affraid of the accent ? Don't worry dear Scots, your way of stressing words, your peculiar accents are easier for a French native to understand than the «proper» english taught over the Borders and the opposite is true. Finally, what is the non English spoken country closer to us ? Geographycally and historically it is France, a few miles away from Mainland and of course the Auld Alliance, the Celtic heritage we share with Britanny and the Pays Basque... Did you know that a «Scottish Elite Guard» was in charge of protecting the King of France in the 15th century, John Stuart the Nephew of Robert the third King of Scotland was the first «Capitaine» of this elite corp... What about Mary Stuart Queen of Scots who became Queen of France ... Both countries found common grounds all along, I do believe it is still the case and that understanding each other, sharing our common values is still and will be of primary importance ... and David Guetta is French so, that should count as well , don't you think ?
Why am I giving a go at «teaching» now?it has always been a thought but never had the occasion to step in really for multiple reasons the main one being my sport was more important to me. I played elite level for years but in the meantime I fulfilled my passion for sharing, coaching since my twenties; Kids, juniors, ladies and seniors, got my coaching degree and was lucky enough to play my rugby at high level, share my knowledge and work at the same time. I am self employed for more than ten years now working from home as a consultant, i relocated nearly five years ago, had to take time to settle down in my new environment and as rugby has to end at one point i found myself with spare time to fill in so why not using that time trying to share the few knowledge I have and be usefull, helpfull to others ...?
I will charge £5 for travelling expenses. Thanks.
Perfect! Flexibility. Paul shaped his teaching to suit my needs.
I wanted (a) to learn essential grammar, and (b) to speak French as closely as possible to native speech. These objectives were achieved, along with the bonus of getting valuable information on French culture and regions. Additionally, Paul encouraged me to read French literature (novels), which I now enjoy.
Last but not least, Paul is excellent company and a good guy.
Hi Joe, curiosity is the way to a happier and longer life, keep being curious and i do hope we will share again soon. Take care. Paul
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