I started The French Room back in 2015 by tutoring at people's houses and online over Skype. This followed several years of teaching an evening class at a local secondary school.
Over the last 5 years it has been wonderful to see the community of The French Room students grow to over 100 people, all of us with a shared love and passion for the French language and all things French !
In 2016 we moved into a co-working area and people started coming to us for classes. In March 2020 we moved into a new dedicated space in a beautiful old monastery in Bishop's Stortford. 2 weeks later we had to close it as the whole world went into lock down.
So, we have now opened all our classes up online using Zoom. Wherever you are in the world we would love to welcome you to join us. There's plenty of space for everyone.
We believe learning a language is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you could do. And our aim is to give you the confidence to speak and have conversations with ease.
With this in mind, your language classes are very much focused on real conversation and communication. Our classes are less about rigid repetition and more about enabling you to speak confidently, and giving you the opportunity to really explore and understand the language you are learning.
I have been speaking French for over 30 years now, and I lived in France for three years, working as an English teacher. I then went on to work for a French humanitarian organisation for a year. I have used my French skills throughout my career, firstly buying Crystal D’Arques glasses and later, as a wine buyer for Tesco. and then as a project manager for a Swiss agrochemical company. I married a Frenchman and I have a French family. With 10 years’ experience of teaching French to adults, I can improve your speaking and comprehension skills, no matter what stage you’re at. I teach complete beginners through to fluent speakers wanting to keep their French up.