18/01/2016

Learn French in 2016 - in Oxford or via Skype

Want to learn (or keep up with your) French in 2016?
Amandine Lepers-Thornton is a fully qualified teacher with over 13 years' experience of teaching.

Teaching credentials
Teacher training/PGDE (2010)
Teaching Excellence Award (2013)


Teaching experience
- Department of French, University of Leeds (2003-05)
- Fettes College, Edinburgh (2005-10)
- University of Edinburgh (2004-14)
- Strathclyde University (2009-10, 2013)
- One-to-one tuition
- Summer schools
- Specialist classes - eg translation & interpreting


Types of classes
- One-to-one tuition (in central Oxford or via Skype)
- Group classes
- All levels from complete beginner to advanced
- Variety of teaching material provided

Get in touch for a free assesment and full details of prices/classes available

Student testimonials
“I have known Amandine Lepers-Thornton since 2012. As a teacher, Amandine was an immediate hit with our long-established group, combining a warm, engaging teaching style with creativity and a meticulous eye for detail.
Amandine’s lessons always featured a good balance between grammar and language awareness, and fun activities based around French current affairs, music, literature and other media.
Amandine is extremely knowledgeable about the latest online technology, and enhanced her lessons with DVDs and podcasts. She used Dropbox to allow her students to access lesson plans and submit homework and post links to online articles and videos. 
Amandine’s classes were always extremely well attended.”

 "I came to know Amandine [in 2013] when I enrolled in a French course at the University of Edinburgh. I had hoped that the course would help me maintain my competence in French and I can say with confidence that Amandine played a significant role in achieving this. She planned thoughtful lessons which engaged students in a variety of tasks, topics, and discussions. Amandine was also adept at using multiple resources including textbooks, videos, and images, which made the class all the more interesting.
One of Amandine's most notable qualities is her classroom presence. She has a very positive demeanour and effortlessly creates a classroom environment which is open, positive, social, and communal.
As someone who is currently training to be a language teacher, Amandine is a role-model to me. She is a confident teacher and this clearly comes through in her lessons and rapport with students.”

Why choose me

Professional linguist with 13 years' experience
Translator, teacher & interpreter since 2004
Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
Member of the International Association of Professional Translators & Interpreters

Translation experience
Certified translation of official documents:
- birth/marriage/divorce certificates
- diplomas, transcripts & references
- legal/medical/insurance documents
Academic articles/literary essays
Business/marketing communications
CRM software

Interpreting experience
Court hearings
Medical and work-related
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010
Arts/cultural events
'Fixer' for French TV

Teaching experience
Language assistant at prestigious Fettes College
Teacher at 3 leading UK universities
Organised a T&I workshop

Qualifications
First degree in English Studies
MSc in Translation Studies
Professional Graduate Diploma In Secondary Education (French & Spanish)