Partager l'article ! Feedback from student: preparation for TEF exam: Source photo ; link 15th of February, 2004 Dear sir, madam, ...
Auteur : Vanessa-George Barraud
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"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."
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.
Allan R Peters
Co-Partner & Owner – Charles Worthington
‘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.
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15th of February, 2004
Dear sir, madam,
I write with pleasure to compliment and commend my French teacher, Vanessa-George Barraud. Vanessa has taught me for over a year, initially in a class and then for the last nine months on a one-to-one basis.
My decision to learn French was very personal, made in the knowledge that it would require significant commitment and dedication. I therefore had very high expectations of my tutor.
From the very one-to-one lesson I was not disappointed. Vanessa showed immense patience, enthusiasm and dedication to my needs. Since that first lesson, what has impressed me most is that every lesson I have with Vanessa is equally as good.
Vanessa always ensures I feel at ease in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere so we can maximise our time together. My progress has exceeded all my expectations. To illustrate this: before being taught by Vanessa my biggest weakness was spoken French. With her help and support I improved my TEF score from 70/450 to 267/450 in less than six months!
More than this, Vanessa has succeeded in transforming my confidence from almost zero to a level that continues to impress my French speaking friends and colleagues. This is very important to me.
I believe teaching is Vanessa’s passion. She has a real talent for understanding my changing requirements and adapting the lesson accordingly, often without notice. This I sincerely think is not only the mark of a first-class teacher but also a first-class communicator.
For me our lesssons are a real pleasure, which I always leave happy, more motivated and eager for the next. I will continue my lessons with Vanessa as long as circumstances allow.
I have no hesitation in recommending Vanessa as a French teacher and believe her natural personality will ensure she is successful in whatever activity she pursues.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, a letter I found very easy and an honour to write.
ACMA, B.A (hons)