With Olivier Nyssen I obtained a Master in Journalism in Brussels. My wife and I decided to move to Barcelona where we stayed for 3 years. During this period I learnt Spanish as well as a little bit of Catalan. After our marriage, we decided to move to Zurich. It was here that I decided to set up these courses to help working people to learn a new language. I know from my own experience that it demands a lot of willpower and discipline to combine learning a new language and the busy schedule of life.
Today, I've been teaching for almost 5 years and I love it. I got to teach French to a lot of people and met extraordinary individuals.
J’ai obtenu un Master en Journalisme à Bruxelles. Ma femme et moi avons décidé de déménager à Barcelone où nous avons vécu pendant 3 ans. Durant cette période j’ai appris l’espagnol et un petit peu de catalan également.
Après notre mariage, nous avons décidé d’aller vivre à Zurich. C’est ici que j’ai décidé d’organiser ces cours pour aider les personnes qui désirent apprendre le français. Par ma propre expérience, je me suis rendu compte que combiner un travail et l’apprentissage d’une nouvelle langue demande beaucoup de volonté et de discipline.
Aujourd'hui, j'enseigne le français depuis près de 5 ans et c'est passionnant. J'enseigne le français à un grand nombre de personnes et j'ai rencontré des individus extraordinaires.
With Nordine Speak French from day 1! I will help you speak with confidence in a fun and relaxed atmosphere from the comfort of your home, at any level. My lessons are highly personalised: You will learn so much more with me in one hour than weeks in a regular French course. WATCH MY VIDEO INTRODUCTION HERE: A bit about me: My name is Nordine. I am a multilingual teacher from France, and a Qualified Teacher in the UK since 2006. I have been teaching in schools in the UK, US and tutored privately for 12 years. My goal is to help you speak with confidence. I believe language learning should be fun and rewarding. I cannot think of a better feeling than being able to communicate in a different language and the sense of achievement and fulfillment that it brings. It is that sense of empowerment that I make a priority in bringing my students. I am a lover and a student of languages first and foremost, and I love what I do. I am currently learning German, so I know how frustrating things can get when learning a language! As Head of French and Spanish, I have conducted many examinations, and therefore also specialize in exam preparation (GCSE, A-level, DELF, TCF). I can also help you with translation, proofreading and Business French. What my students are saying: "I like how our lessons are challenging yet flexible and tailored to my own level and needs. It's only Lesson 2, and I already know numbers up to 40, months of the year, days of the week, and greetings!" Shannon, London, UK "Nordine was very good in helping me practice my French in a conversational setting. He directed the conversation well and adjusted to my abilities. He was very patient but also good at making the session challenging." John, Melbourne, Australia 'Nordine is always patient and helpful in keeping the conversation going. I enjoy his classes and would definitely recommend him to other students. I know I have improved my speaking with his classes.' Belinda, Montpellier, France "Would recommend Nordine to anyone wanting to learn languages, I wouldn't have been able to get an A without his help ! :)" Sara, Brighton, UK
With Pascale Xuereb I’m a native French speaker, and have lived in South of France since 1970. I’m a professional and dynamic teacher, flexible, adaptable, easy-going, friendly, patient, well-organized, and eager for my students to succeed. I speak French, Italian and English, together with some Spanish, Polish and German. I have a good general knowledge background; in addition to languages, I have studied art, cinema, and literature. I enjoy new intellectual challenges. I earned a certification to teach French as foreign language in 1998 from University of Avignon. Since then, I have been teaching French (and Italian) as a foreign language (totaling over 15 years of experience, of which two were spent teaching in Poland). I have also taught general French courses; courses on French culture and heritage (civilization, history, geography); and specialized French courses, including scientific and technical French, business and new technology, policy, economy and diplomatic relations. I have worked with European officials and businessmen (including those working for the UN, WFP, UNDP, MFA. More generally, I have worked with foreigners wishing to travel or live in France or in a French-speaking country such as Switzerland or Canada, and with students who need a tutor for specific exam purposes. I have prepared my students to take TCF, DILF, DELF, and DALF exams.
With Christine Gafford I have been a private tutor for 18 years and own my own business serving my local area. I offer tuition in English, History and French at all levels from KS2 to GCSE and A level. I specialise in exam technique and support for classroom studies, especially the recently introduced Controlled Assessment. I also give advice and practical help to degree level students with the organisation and writing of their assignments and dissertations in a variety of disciplines. For the past five years I have been teaching French for conversation and business purposes both individually and to groups of employees from local companies. I have worked successfully with many students with particular learning needs linked to Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dispraxia Aspergers and Autism. For the past year I have successfully transferred my teaching skills to on-line tuition.