Meet your French teacher!
I'm Jennifer, a native French speaker from Amiens in the north of France.
I studied languages and literature, I have a degree in Tourism and several French childcare and camp leader qualifications.
I am DBS checked, have safeguarding training and a paediatric first aid certificate. I am a licensee of La Jolie Ronde, an award winning language provider in the UK and I love my job!
Over the last 20 years I have taught children from all around the world, taught adults of all levels, as well as GCSE and A levels tuition.
I have traveled extensively (over 50 countries) and lived in many different countries and islands too. As a result, I had the opportunity to be working with children from various cultures, backgrounds and abilities.
I am a mother of twin boys who I home educate and I also founded another business called KAPLA Clubs (a Jenga type of construction game) providing workshops for children and adults. Have a look for yourself: www.kaplaclubs.co.uk
I am passionate about languages, traveling, foreign cultures, world food and sports, especially water sports....I am dynamic, fun, committed and my enthusiasm is contagious...I am also very motivated, positive and open minded, I love food, any type of food, especially Thai food and Italian....I love cooking and entertaining and organising parties. I'm very organised but super spontaneous and won't hesitate to jump in our campervan and head to Cornwall to surf, kayak, jump in the cold sea or jump on a plane and backpack through South America, Africa or Indonesia... I like to live my life at its fullest, you never know what is around the corner...
My way of teaching:
During my weekly classes, I use the La Jolie Ronde methodology and my own resources and games. Thanks to many years of working with children, I have a huge repertoire of fun games and activities under my belt, making my clubs unique and extremely popular.
For the holiday clubs, I organise all the themes, crafts, and cooking activities from scratch and I love it!
I want children to first enjoy the language as they will be more receptive and eager to learn. Learning a language is not just sitting down at a desk learning expressions by heart like we sadly see in primary and secondary schools, it is sampling the culture of the country: food, music, history, geography... I bring life to my lessons and we learn in a positive and interactive way.