I have provided some of the frequently asked questions that I get asked.

Hopefully I have answered your questions below.

Do call or email me if you have any further questions and I would be happy to answer them directly or put you in touch with some of my current students who can give you their honest view.

Absolutely anyone and everyone! There is no bad time or age to learn a language, and complete beginners are always welcome, as well as intermediate and advanced learners. I have students starting as young as three, then throughout primary and secondary school, through to adults both working and in retirement. Everyone can make great progress with a bit of hard work and a positive attitude.

Easy! Just call or email me: 07855 528 483 or infolivelanguages@gmail.com. I will arrange a free 20 minute consultation to discuss how best we can help you progress with your chosen language or languages. Then we will arrange a mutually convenient time to take one or more lessons per week, depending on how quickly you want to progress.

In theory, yes! Lots of my time is booked up with students who book blocks of 12 lessons each time and who have been learning with me since I began tutoring full time. However, I have also done one-off or several lessons with students preparing short-term for exams or holidays, or in one case a ski instructor getting ready to teach in Val d’Isère. Basically, if I can fit you in, I will. My busiest time is after 3pm, so early slots are more likely to be available.

Whatever you prefer! I am trained as a school teacher and have taught classes of up to 33 pupils at both primary and secondary level in England, France and Germany. So space-permitting I am more than happy to teach groups. Currently I run adult conversation classes in advanced French with 6 people (plus a teddy bear who changes name every lesson according to the topic) as well as small groups of children. We could comfortably fit in up to 8 pupils at a time, but most students choose to learn alone, so I can tailor the lessons to meet your individual needs and you get the undivided attention of the teacher.

All lessons are bespoke and prices vary according to your needs or those of your children or employees.

Any or all of: French, German, Spanish or English as a foreign language. I have several students studying each of those languages, and some study more than one. When choosing a language, there are several factors to consider including why you are learning (work, travel, social, pure pleasure); what previous experience you have, if any, and which benefits your language skills could bring you in the future. If you have trouble choosing a language, please get in touch and I will help you.