French, German, Spanish Language Tuition

There may be several reasons why you are looking to learn a new language. You or your child may be struggling with GCSE’s or A’levels? You may want to learn a new language or brush up your skills for a trip abroad? Or you may just need more confidence to speak a new language? Whatever the reason, our language tutors are here to help and can help you learn…

  • English (as second language; EFL)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 

  • GCSE, iGCSE
  • AS, A2
  • general conversation (beginners to advanced)

Please help me find a language tutor in Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow & Cheshire areas today

Learning a foreign language is a challenge

Here we list some things to consider when deciding  to learn  a new language  or develop language skills further.

Choosing a language tutor

Learning a foreign language such as French or German or Spanish can be challenging but learning a language can also be fun. However, it is important to find the right language teacher to suit the learner. The right tutor can make all the difference between fun, effective language learning and lessons in frustration.

Because private language lessons is an investment of time and money, it’s worth putting some effort into finding a good tutor but first a few questions about the learner…

Why do you want to learn a language?

  • What are your learning goals?
  •  What level of fluency do you want to reach and how soon do you want to get there?
  •  What kind of study schedule do you want?
  •  Do you need to pass a particular language exam such as GCSE or A level?

What is your learning style?

  • Do you learn better through writing exercises or by holding conversations?
  • Do you like to use visual learning exercises or do you prefer more hands-on activities?

Where can a tutor can help?

  • Vocabulary – One of the most difficult aspects of learning a foreign language is the vocabulary – building a working vocabulary is difficult and relies very heavily on memory. Do you remember how long it took you to be able to string a sentence together in your first language!? If you want to learn German, for example, then you have to build up a whole new vocabulary. We would suggest you ask a tutor to regularly run through vocabulary to help build a foundation of words.
  • Grammar can be challenging for many students especially because English-American grammar is often very different from that of other languages. For example words in French have an article put in front them to describe them as masculine or feminine and there are also accents and other punctuation marks that are very different.
  • Pronunciation – answering a question in a foreign language can be a really uncomfortable experience for the learner in a class situation, especially if they feel self-conscious about their accent and don’t want to appear to ‘make a fool of themselves’. With private tuition, language tutors can work one-on-one with students to help improve their pronunciation and confidence and so help the learner improve their accent without feeling self-conscious.

Finding the right language tutor.

  •  Learners have different learning styles but tutors also have different tutoring styles so it is important that the student and tutor have compatible styles. This may not be immediately obvious so ask how the tutor approaches language learning and their own experience of the language and tutoring.
  • You could ask if the tutor places more emphasis on conversation and listening activities or on written activities or equally on both. A good tutor will be able to adjust their methods, as all students learn differently, but it will be easier to work with a tutor who naturally prefers the same methods as the student.

Native speaker vs ‘home’ speaker?

Language tutors are often multilingual and fluent in more than one language – we have many tutors that are English native speakers and fluent in both French and German or French and Spanish for example; and native French speaking tutors that are fluent in English. Which private learning tutor is best depends on the requirements of the learner and why they are looking to learn a foreign language. If the main reason  language lessons is to be able to hold a conversation in a foreign language, rather than passing a GCSE or A level for example, then a native speaker may be best. But, whilst a native speaker may offer the learner the best help with pronunciation it is wise to check that the tutor is speaking the same dialect as needed and/or being taught in class because there are variations. If the main aim of the language lessons is to pass a GCSE or A level exam for example, then it is important to check the tutor is familiar with the syllabus and that s/he is able to explain concepts in the student’s own language. In some circumstances it is difficult for a child to learn a foreign language if their tutor isn’t very fluent in English for example.

Advantages of a private language tutor

  • Learning a language is often faster with a private tutor
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Personalised support.
  • No group to speak in front of for those that find speaking a foreign language intimidating in the early stages.
  • A flexible, individual course styled to suit your needs – for GCSE, A level, work, travel or simply for pleasure.

Please help me find a private language tutor in Manchester, Stockport or Wilmslow, Cheshire areas today

Language tutors available

Currently we have the following language tutors available – as we are continually recruiting more tutors then please check back or ask if the area in Manchester, Stockport & Wilmslow, Cheshire you require is not listed.

  • French tutors available for french tutoring at all levels to include GCSE, iGCSE, A level (AS & A2) and adult learning in Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Burnage, Cheadle, Didsbury, Heaton Chapel,  Mobberley, Northwich, Reddish, Sale, Stockport, Stretford, Wilmslow, Withington. Find me a French tutor in Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow & Cheshire  areas
  • German tutors  for German tutoring at all levels to include GCSE, iGCSE, A level (AS & A2) and adult learning in Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Burnage, Cheadle, Chorlton, Didsbury, Heaton Chapel,  Macclesfield, Mobberley, Northwich, Reddish, Sale, Stockport, Stretford, Wilmslow, Withington. Find me a German tutor in Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow & Cheshire areas
  • Italian tutors available for Italian tutoring at all levels to include GCSE, iGCSE, A level (AS & A2) and adult learning in Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Cheadle, Didsbury, Macclesfield, Wilmslow.  Find me an Italian tutor
  • Russian tutor available for Russian tutoring at all levels to include GCSE Russian, iGCSE, A level (AS & A2) and adult learning in Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Cheadle, Didsbury, Manchester, Wilmslow. GCSE Russian is becoming especially popular as a sixth form extra- Find me a GCSE Russian tutor, but we have Russian tutors for all levels
  • Spanish tutors available for Spanish tutoring at all levels to include GCSE, iGCSE, A level (AS & A2) and adult learning in Alderley Edge, Bramhall, Burnage, Cheadle, Didsbury, Heaton Chapel,  Macclesfield, Mobberley, Northwich, Old Trafford, Reddish, Sale, Stretford, Wilmslow, Withington. Find me a Spanish tutor

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