YOUR QUALIFIED FRENCH TUTOR
« Bonjour ! My name is Olivia Desbrosses. I am French and I come from the beautiful sunny region of Provence. I am passionate about this region, which I know very well as I previously worked in tourism.
I hold a Master’s degree in French as a foreign language from the University of Artois and a Certificate in Teaching French as a Foreign Language to Adults from the International House language school in London. I also graduated from the University of Avignon in France with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies in English and Spanish. Throughout my university education, I trained in general French and French for business purposes specializing in tourism, medical French and French for diplomacy and international relations.
I know from first hand experience how difficult it can be to reside in a foreign country. I personally went through the process of acquiring a level of proficiency in English and Spanish and I am currently learning Italian.
While learning a foreign language, one has to learn not only a new language, but also differences in cultural norms. This is why my teaching method incorporates language and culture for general French and conversation courses and focuses on specific sectors for business courses.
I have taught French to students from many countries around the world including: United States, Switzerland, the UK, Lithuania, Spain, Japan, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, China, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Poland … and to people of all ages from teenagers and adults to retirees.
I am always working hard at designing French lessons suited to your specific needs and interests to enable you to achieve your goals effectively while respecting your individual learning pace. While I am teaching French, I am always patient, understanding, truly supportive and last but not least I have a sense of humour, so you can learn in a positive learning environment.
While working with a qualified French teacher, you will gain motivation to learn, develop self-confidence communicating in French and discover the joy and challenge of learning a new language and culture. Please do not hesitate to contact me since the first lesson is complimentary. À Bientôt ! »
Below are excerpts from a few testimonials from previous and current students:
Gary Strickland, anatomopathologist, California, USA.
« Olivia’s personal qualities of patience, humor, generosity, and interest in my progress have always impressed me and made me feel welcome. In sum, I highly recommend Olivia’s lessons for their elevated level of professionalism, strong appreciation of cultural relevance, and sincere interest in her students. »
Antonio D.M. Locally-recruited United Nations staff member. Italy.
« …Last but not least, Olivia is a very nice person, with a real passion for her job and a great sense of humour. In short, having her as a teacher has been an honour and a privilege. »
Stuart and Geeta McDonnell retired couple from England now living in a small village. France.
« Olivia is an excellent teacher. The one to one lessons over Skype have taught us so much and boosted our confidence to speak in French. We are very thankful to have such a wonderful French tutor. »