Our tutorials focus on the development of the four skills examined - reading, writing, listening and speaking – as well as research, summary and development of cultural topic areas. Tutorials emphasise tailored presentation, targeted practice and personalised feedback, using a bank of proprietary materials (authentic and semi-authentic), questions and papers, as well as past and specimen papers, to enhance fluency and accuracy, develop vocabulary and grammatical control, build confidence and provide enjoyment and stimulation.
We provide an informal assessment for each tutee at the outset. This provides the focus and clarity we need to be able to target accurately where each tutee needs particular support.
Working through the relevant A Level specification, our tutorials are also interactive and fun, developing creatively our tutees’ language skills, time management skills, and their ability to respond effectively to the variety of question types found in French, German and Spanish A Level examinations.
Our A Level French, German and Spanish tutorials help to develop our tutees':
Spoken French, German or Spanish as a means of advanced communication (including discussion of articles, topic areas and cultural topics, role-plays, and presentations);
Understanding of spoken French, German or Spanish in a variety of contexts and genres (including radio interviews, informal dialogue, and extracts from lectures, seminars and news reports);
Ability to write French, German or Spanish confidently and accurately, demonstrating fluency and structure, for a variety of purposes (including language essays, research-based essays, essays on cultural topics and topic areas, précis and translations);
Understanding of the different types of written French, German or Spanish (including newspaper articles, academic journals, formal letters, critical guides, reports, and extracts from literary texts);
Understanding and application of a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures in French, German or Spanish (including tenses, moods, voices, cases, parts of speech and lexical fields);
Awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries and communities where French, German or Spanish is spoken (including Belgium, Switzerland and Colombia, respectively).
We tutor in the comfort of your home, online (via Skype or FaceTime), or at the home of one of our specialist A Level tutors, at a time that is most convenient for you.
We currently tutor within a 10 mile radius of Bournemouth town centre, including Christchurch, Parkstone, Poole, Southbourne, Westbourne, Boscombe, Moordown, Winton, Charminster, Ferndown, Wimborne, and Branksome.
Please note: our tutorials serve to consolidate, develop and supplement the curriculum followed by our tutees at their school or college.
'My A-level German tutorials were fun and they complemented my schoolwork perfectly, building on everything we did in class, reviewing and practising any tough grammar we met, expanding my topic-based vocabulary, developing my writing skills, especially essay structure, and giving me loads of opportunity to practise for the speaking exam. I definitely had an advantage over my classmates.' (Philip Maher)
'Excellent fun. Engaging. Very thorough. I learnt so much with my blt tutor! I got an A in my A Level Spanish and I know that I wouldn't have done it without all the input and practice I got from my tutorials. Brilliant! Thanks so much!' (Charlie Bancroft)
‘blt has provided me with first-class tuition over the past two years. I don’t think I could have been better prepared for A Level French and German. Clear explanation, loads of practice and heaps of advice. My tutor is an amazing linguist and a real inspiration. Without him, I'm sure I wouldn’t have got into UCL to read French.' (Carolina Matthews)