International Baccalaureate (IB) French tuition,
German tuition, Spanish tuition
'Definitely the ideal complement to my IB course at school. My tutor taught me loads of Spanish vocabulary and idioms and I practised countless grammatical structures too. She explained anything and everything to me that I had either misunderstood or simply missed out on at school. Her love of Spanish culture was also highly contagious and I think she was probably my main source of inspiration to read Spanish and Italian at Bath.' (Tye Mansell)
'My tutor put together a comprehensive, structured programme to review all the grammar I had studied at school. It was perfect. My written and spoken French improved enormously, which I know also had a huge impact on my confidence. Heartfelt thanks!’ (Rebecca Denby)
'IB has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I can’t thank my German tutor enough for his patience and understanding. Although I might not be his star tutee, I am his biggest fan! Brilliant tutorials!' (Adam Scott)
We provide comprehensive preparation for higher level (HL) and standard level (SL) International Baccalaureate (IB) French, German and Spanish examinations. In so doing, we provide for both ab initio and Language B tutees.
Our tutorials focus on developing the three core IB language skills – receptive skills (listening and reading), productive skills (speaking and writing) and interactive skills (exchanging information, opinions and ideas). 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, heighten cultural awareness, 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 prescribed themes (communication and media, global issues and social relationships) and the optional themes (cultural diversity, customs and traditions, health, leisure, and science and technology), our tutorials are also collaborative and fun, developing creatively our tutees’ core language skills, time management skills, and their ability to respond effectively to the variety of question types found in French, German and Spanish IB examinations.
Our IB French, German and Spanish tutorials help to develop our tutees':
Spoken French, German or Spanish as a means of advanced communication (including role-play, discussion of themes, presentations, and discussion of articles);
Understanding of spoken French, German or Spanish in a variety of contexts and genres (including formal interviews, informal dialogue, and extracts from lectures, seminars and academic reports);
Ability to write French, German or Spanish confidently and accurately, demonstrating fluency and structure, for a variety of purposes (including essays on themes, novels, plays and poetry, as well as précis, grammar activities and cloze tests);
Understanding of the different types of written French, German or Spanish (including articles, academic journals, extracts from novels, poems and plays, critical guides and academic reports);
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);
Breadth of knowledge and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries and communities where French, German or Spanish is spoken (including Switzerland, Belgium and Colombia, respectively).
We tutor in the comfort of your home, online (via Skype, Zoom, Teams or FaceTime), or at the home of one of our specialist International Baccalaureate (IB) tutors, at a time that is most convenient for you.
We currently tutor in person 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.