Bonjour à toutes et à tous! (Hello everyone!)
My name is Nathalie Mathieu and I am a native French speaker. I was born in France and lived 21 years in Paris.
When I was in my twenties, I spend a year in England working as an “au pair” and I loved it! During that time, I followed an ESOL course and it started my journey through “languages”. It made me wonder “How do we learn a new language, as an adult? As a child?”, “How to teach effectively to allow people to communicate?”, “How to teach others when we obviously all learn differently?”.
Once back in France, I started my studies on Languages and after a BA, I chose a Master's degree that brought me back to England. In the meantime, I had gotten married, and so we moved to London with my husband, thinking it was for one year… and it has now been 6! Both our children were born here, and this is the place we call home.
Along my master’s degree, I completed a PGCE and achieved my QTS and, after a year off to take care of our daughter, I started working as a secondary teacher teaching modern languages, French and Spanish. However, after my son was born, I decided it was time for a career change!
Ready to embrace the “stay-at-home state”, I started looking for classes for my children and it appeared to me that, while I had plenty of choices regarding exercise or music, I couldn’t find many language groups, so I decided to create one! Also, to be honest, I loved teaching and I wanted to “keep in touch” with the teaching world, so during the classes I run, I’m having as much fun as the children!
And so “French Club” was born, a combination of group classes and private tuition, all with the same goal: to help either children or adults, discover, learn, love and have fun with French language!
If you want to know more feel free to contact me here firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m fully CRB checked and hold a public liability insurance.
I hope to see you soon!