Why Learn French?
France has so much to offer: history, arts, conviviality, a great climate, an extremely varied countryside, sweet medieval towns and bustling cities, a multitude of festivals, national and regional cuisines, skiing, cycling, sea and lake bathing, canoeing, climbing, or just soaking in the atmosphere on the terrasse of a café.
Knowing a little, or a lot of, French will help you savour these experiences to the full in France, but also in many other countries and regions (Senegal, Quebec, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, etc.).
Whether you go there for a holiday, to visit friends, or for work, French is spoken in many regions of the world and your efforts will be appreciated by the inhabitants.
French is also supposed to sound romantic, intelligent, sexy, etc. but I would not like to make undue promises.
All I can say is that you will have fun while learning it at the Modern Language School and that you'll make friends in the process.
Meet the teachers
Bonjour. My name is Dominique Rebout. I grew up in the beautiful Poitou-Charentes region of France and have been living in Britain for many years now.
I obtained my degree in French literature & language, medieval French and linguistics at the University of Poitiers.
I came over to Britain as an “assistante” in 2 high schools near Leeds; but I didn’t go back to France at the end of the year. Instead I started working for a workers’ co-operative where I learnt many aspects of business.
Twenty five years later, I decided to start teaching French to adults.
So I did my Post-Graduate Certificate in Education with Huddersfield University and obtained a part-time post at Huddersfield College (Kirklees College).
I taught French there (conversation, GCSE, Business French) for 9 years and also, for the last 2 years, was an Advanced Teaching & Learning Coach, supporting my colleagues across the Adult Education provision in Kirklees.
Since the 4th July 2011, I am one of three partners at the Modern Language School which now teaches French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Most of our activity is centered around adult classes.
I love learning, teaching, languages, play acting, walking, creating resources, listening to French radio, holidays (in Britain, France and abroad) and humour.
Salut, I’m Nina, originally from Southwest Germany, not too far from the French border, where I grew up. I have a degree in Education with Psychology and English form the Technical University in Darmstadt. I have been in the United Kingdom for over a decade and have always taught Beginners and Elementary French alongside German because I simply love the French language. Arriving in the UK in 2006 I first worked as a German FLA (Foreign Language Assistant) in two schools in Doncaster and subsequently qualified to teach in secondary schools in 2008, but have since had two children and a career change in order to work as a self-employed languages tutor and spend more time with my family. I joined the Modern Language School in autumn 2013 and really enjoy teaching and learning here. I’m still studying advanced French with Dominique and Beginners Italian which is great fun and a useful reminder of what it is like to sit on the other side of the classroom in the student’s role.
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Terms & Conditions
The school will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of property. The student must be responsible for their own property.
Fees must be paid in full to secure a booking. Places are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. No student will be permitted to start a course until fees have been paid in full.
Courses can only be cancelled by sending written notice to The Modern Language School. If this notice is received 14 days or more before the course is due to start, a refund of all monies paid will be made. If a student chooses to leave their course early for any reason (or cancel within 14 days of the course start date) then no refund will be made.
The Modern Language School reserves the right to modify a course if numbers are insufficient.
If The Modern Language School is obliged to cancel a course, The Modern Language School will notify students immediately, and offer an alternative course or a refund of all monies paid.
The Modern Language School shall not be liable for any loss, damage, injury, expense, delay or inconvenience suffered or incurred as a result of any circumstance outside the control of The Modern Language School. This includes lessons cancelled as a result of adverse weather conditions, or any other circumstances out of our control.
The Modern Language School liability in respect of any claims made shall not exceed the amount paid for tuition fees.
This agreement shall be governed by English Law and the parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any dispute or matter arising out of this agreement.