Caroline -25/10/20 – Small Group – Jan 2018 to present (Advanced):
“ French class is fun, enjoyable and educative. Amanda has a lovely balance between taking the lesson seriously and making sure it is engaging. She corrects our mistakes respectfully and sotto voce and I never feel worried about ‘giving it a go’. French is spoken throughout the lesson; we are encouraged to think of alternative ways to proceed if we get stuck, Amanda makes sure we are all keeping up and encourages everyone to participate, giving lots of positive feedback.
I was one of the lucky ones to attend Amanda’s French Immersion week in France last year. It was an absolute highlight, planned with care, wonderful preparation and just great fun. Do go if another opportunity arises!”
Frenchly Speaking uses a conversation approach to learning French, as it is the most natural and effective way to learn a language. After all, this is how children learn. They don’t start with reading and writing; they start with speech. They hear what the adults around them say, and then they repeat it.
Frenchly Speaking combines traditional teaching techniques with learning methods developed by Amanda Burton herself. It is conversation, with a few guiding principles to ensure success:
“Speaking is the key to learning a language. So it makes sense to learn French through the art of conversation.” Amanda Burton