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What my students say;

"You have been a fantastic teacher and a friend. My move to France would have been positively awful had I not had such a wonderful tuition by you. You are truly an energetic, interesting person who makes people at ease and comfortable in your company. Thank you for everything, Nikki. (Nikki's own website to help you to move to France; http://frenchentree.com)."

 

"Vanessa is an excellent teacher who makes lessons interesting and fun. Her knowledge of French, French customs and history is second to none and her English is as good as any native. Her teaching methods are extremely motivating and encouraging and I now feel confident in travelling to France knowing I can understand, speak and read the language. Learning French has been a wonderful experience.  Carol, Richmond." 

 

"Vanessa, I just wanted to let you know how the exam [To enter the business school INSEAD in Fontainebleau http://www.insead.edu] went and to thank you for your wonderful teaching. I passed! The standard was a lot lower than how you describe the DELF - but the grammar was quite tough and only the quality of your teaching made it easier than it was. Still I want to say that you are the best teacher I have come across in a long time (and I have had many!). Sanjiv, Boston Consulting Group, London W1."

 

 "Vanessa is a brilliant teacher! Bright and full of energy, she ensures that lessons are captivating and fun. She is also highly organised, so each course – and every lesson within it – is carefully structured to make sure that the many aspects of French language and culture are covered, as well as various ways of learning – for example, reading, writing, listening and speaking. I would whole-heartedly recommend Vanessa to any potential student! Gareth Trew, actor and writer." (To learn about Gareth's publications, check at http://garethtrew.wordpress.com).

 

"I've really enjoyed the lessons so far. Their content has been varied; we've covered a number of different topics. Vanessa is extremely approachable and helpful, and manages to convey things in French in such a way that, even with my limited vocabulary, they are instantly understandable. Michael, Stockwell."

 

 

Business French testimonials

I have been a student of Vanessa for over 3 years. I have without question improved my French greatly, and naturally I am delighted at such personal progress. Each class has appropriate structure, varied content, but with enough flexibility to allow a free-flow of everyday conversational French.

I look forward to continuing with Vanessa in the future, and am very happy to recommend her to prospective students.

 

Yours sincerely,

Allan R Peters

Co-Partner & Owner – Charles Worthington

 

Vanessa is as flexible with scheduling lessons around my workload as she is on the topics we discuss within our lessons. I value and appreciate that.
 
Where Vanessa is not flexible? On ensuring you are streched, little by little, with each lesson. Looking back over three years -
I've come a long way from being able to order a coffee in a cafe and am now starting to increase my confidence in handling materials received from colleagues in France.
 
Happy to recommend this friendly fantastic teacher!
 
Hugh, Consultant at Aon

Translation services

My organisation, Children in Crisis, an overseas development NGO, has enlisted the translation services of Vanessa-George Barraud to translate a number of key documents from English into French. One such document, an External Evaluation Report of our work in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was widely disseminated in-country, to internal and external audiences, including officials from the Ministry of Education in DRC. The translation of this Report had to be of a high standard, and Vanessa did not let us down; the quality of her translation and her attention to the schedule is excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vanessa to other organisations, development based or otherwise.’’

 

Sarah Rowse, Director of Programmes.

www.childrenincrisis.org

Dimanche 19 février 2012 7 19 /02 /Fév /2012 15:30

C'est dimanche ! J'adore le dimanche. Qu'est-ce que vous faites en général ?

Vous préférez dormir jusqu'à midi ou faire un jogging dans le parc à 8 heures du matin ? Vous rencontrez des amis ? Vous allez au musée ou au cinéma ?

 

En général, je me lève vers 8 heures. Je prends mon petit déjeuner, je lis le journal avec mon café. J'adore prendre mon temps. Après, de 10 à 11 heures, je regarde un débat télévisé très intéressant. J'ai demandé à ma famille et à mes amis de ne pas téléphoner le dimanche matin !

 

Puis, je fais une machine

 

 

Je fais le ménage

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Je passe l'aspirateur

 

Je change les draps de mon lit

 

Je fais mon lit

 

Je fais la vaisselle (du samedi soir...)

 

Je vais faire les courses au supermarché

 

J'étends mon linge

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et les tâches ménagères sont finies pour la semaine !

Vive le monde moderne !

 

Pas besoin de laver le linge à la main à la rivière du village

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Pas besoin d'avoir un jardin potager pour pouvoir manger

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Je peux même acheter

des tomates en hiver, des fruits exotiques, du miel de Nouvelle-Zélande

 ou des épices africaines.

 

Quelle différence entre ma vie et la vie de ma grand-mère.

 

 

 

Maintenant, c'est l'après-midi.

Je me repose, je téléphone à mes amis, je me promène sur Internet.

 

Et le repassage ? Ah, non merci ; je déteste le repassage !  

Vive les vêtements qui n'ont pas besoin d'être repassés.

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J'adore le XXIème siècle. Celui qui pense que nous étions plus heureux avant a oublié combien la vie était difficile, limitée, répétitive, fatigante. Bon week end !

Par frenchteacher (fle) - Publié dans : GRAMMAIRE/VOCABULAIRE
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