My name is Raphael, French language teacher & coach from Paris with 14 years of experience in London and online.
My method goes beyond regular tutoring. Indeed, I act as your language coach so that together, we can establish a clear path to your success. I build bespoke classes targeting your specific needs, ambitions and dreams.
I'm easy to talk to! Everyone is different and understanding someone's personnal journey and goals takes more than a casual tutor. It takes a solid framework and a sustainable relationship.
I am a natural community maker. Engagement is paramount. I'll guide you throughout the weeks, months & years. I'll monitor your progress after each lesson. A relationship with a language coach is the greatest gift your can give yourself. You need someone who is 100% commited and invested in your success.
Discussed topics include art, music, literature, cinema, music, fashion, psychology, sociology, social media, science, technology, food, the environment, politics, sports and beyond.
Being able to express yourself in a foreign language freely is key to get fluent rapidly.
It doesn't matter which background you are from, as I am proud to be extremely open-minded through my bi-cultural background, growing up in Paris and relocating to London as a teacher and a musician, traveling and working in Europe & North America for the last 15 years, making hundreds of connections and friendships around the globe.
So whether you need French for business, relocating, socialising, we'll get your French up to speed.
Current and past clients include: The UK Red Cross, Interpol, The Walt Dysney Company, Pixar, Alstom Transports, Google, Sony Pictures to name but a few...
All levels welcome (A1 - C2).
I'm excited to work together!
I was born outside Bordeaux in France and grew up just outside of Versailles. I moved to the UK in London in 2005 after graduating from University of Versailles in English literature and civilization (License d'Anglais LLCE).
I have been teaching French in London through several language schools and agencies since 2006 such as London's St Helen's school, Bond Street Languages, London Speaks French or The Language Machine, to name but a few.
Methodology (covering the four skills of language learning):
1) Speaking: Day-to-day conversational French: at home, at work, socially, which includes vocabulary, idioms, role plays, games, current affairs.
2) Writting: (Grammar, conjugaison, vocabulary), including attached excercise sheets and homework. (My library has hundreds of ressources collected over the years.)
3) Reading/Listening: Vdeo and text analyses (aforementioned topics) - In each session, I'll attached a 3-5min YouTube clip, i.e, from 'Le Monde'. You'll get it 24h before the class to watch it before the class if you want to get familiar with it. Sometimes, I'll play you a podcast or we'll read and discuss cut outs screen shots from selected articles.