Tuition

French Tuition

Parlez Vous Pascale Moran has been teaching French as a foreign language since 1988. Over that period of time, she has had the privilege of teaching people from all walks of life, with the most diverse range of needs, abilities, requirements, and personalities: teenagers preparing for exams, adults looking for relaxed conversation or holiday French, and people needing business French. Some had the luxury of time when learning, while others needed extremely focused and intensive courses to prepare for specific events such as moving to France to live and work, or attending a job interview in French. Extrovert people, shy people, logical learners, instinctive learners, and students with special needs such as dyslexia all required slightly different approaches. She has taught people on a private basis, in small groups on company premises, and in larger groups for the Adult Education Service.

Pascale’s overall teaching style is relaxed and friendly: in her view, all classes should be a pleasant nurturing experience for the student(s), even if their agenda is a pressured one. What allows this relaxed atmosphere is her thorough planning of lessons behind the scenes, which ensures that both the content and progression speed of the classes are exactly tailored to the student(s)’ abilities and needs.

Courses can be anything from 1 to 2 hours a week, to very intensive short courses, typically lasting one or two weeks (as much as 5½ hours a day + work in the evening).

Pascale holds the RSA Certificate in Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults.

A different language is a different vision of life.

- Federico Fellini 1920 -1993

Other Languages

As for French, courses in other languages can usually be set up from as little as one hour a week, to very intensive short courses, typically lasting one or two weeks (as much as 5½ hours a day + work in the evening).

Language Link can draw on a pool of local, external tutors. After an initial conversation with a potential client, Ms Moran searches for the most suitable tutor in terms of competence and qualification in the language in question, availability at times convenient to the client, how far the client would have to travel, and the cost of lessons. Ms Moran then balances all these factors to put forward the one(s) she thinks will be the best. At this stage, she gives the client all the relevant facts about the tutor(s) in question, and if the client is happy with that profile and decides to go ahead, a one-off introduction fee is payable. Upon receipt of the fee, the tutor’s contact details are communicated to the client.

Working this way gives clients the most flexibility with their lesson arrangements, and rapidly saves them money in comparison to an agency commission system. It also allows clients to spread the cost of the tuition, paying the tutor week by week, rather than having to pay out large amounts of money in advance.