it's fun to learn french!
High quality, engaging online lessons with a native qualified French teacher
Do you want to give your child the opportunity to learn French with a qualified and enthusiastic teacher? Does your child need help to pass exams? Are you a French speaking family looking for individual tuition? Are you an adult looking for conversation classes? I teach French online in one to one and small group sessions.
Bonjour! I’m Sophie, a native French teacher based in Epsom, United Kingdom, fluent in 4 languages (French, English, German and modern Greek). I hold the highest-level teacher qualification of French for secondary schools in France and a qualification in French as a foreign language.
As a tutor I share my knowledge and enthusiasm with children who want to start learning French, improve their French, get help with school or exams or just have fun learning a new useful and enjoyable skill. I am experienced in helping native/bilingual children, often living abroad, improve their French. I also offer conversation classes for adults.
I teach French online in one to one or small group sessions (and if you prefer, at your home if you are in my area, see Lessons & Prices).
Interactive, fun and engaging French online lessons for children and adults
"Sophie started teaching French to my daughter this term and we are very pleased with the progress made so far. Sophie uses a variety of resources (videos, toys, books) and makes the lesson fun. This is exactly what we were looking for as we wanted to encourage a genuine love for learning French. Sophie is also reliable and flexible and follows-up with an email after each session with suggestions for extra activities/exercises for the week ahead." D.P., Facebook, December 2022
I teach French online (via Zoom or Skype) in one to one or small group sessions. My aim is to deliver fun, structured, tailored and motivating lessons so children and adults can make progress, reach their goal and enjoy the process. With a supportive and experimented teacher, you'll be amazed by the results you get !
I teach children from age 7, adapting to their interests and in a fun and interactive way (French as a foreign language or tutoring for native speakers).
I offer tailored lessons to help French speaking/bilingual children living abroad significatively improve their French.
I help with exams (GCSE, exams in French speaking countries...).
I offer conversation classes for adults (from level B2).
I adapt my teaching style to the needs of the student, building on their skills and interests. All classes are interactive, fun and engaging (see gallery).
I hold a DBS check.
ONE TO ONE LESSONS
1 hour £40
40 minutes £30
At your home (in Epsom KT17)
1 hour £45
40 minutes £35
I also accept payments in euros.
20% off the first lesson!
40 to 50 minutes a week (online)
Group of 3-6 people
Children beginners aged 7-11 Mondays 5pm
Group lessons for native children: please ask
Adults conversation classes:
ask for day and time
From £75 for a half term (5 lessons)
I hold the highest-level teacher qualification of French for secondary schools (‘Agrégation de lettres modernes’), a MA in French literature and qualifications in French as a foreign language : Licence mention FLE (Bachelor), 2004 and FLE aux enfants sans contact by Adélaïde Tilly, 2022 (how to teach children online).
Since 2008 I’ve been teaching French and Latin in secondary schools in France and French as a foreign language in primary and secondary schools in Germany, Athens and London. I've been a member of the examination commission for DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française, French language degree) in Rostock, Germany. I'm also experienced in teaching French bilingual children living abroad.
I know from experience how challenging it can be to learn a new language (still taking Greek lessons myself!) but also how rewarding and enjoyable, and this insight helps me greatly in teaching others.