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Successful French learning

Watch one of my students (J. Palmer is himself a teacher in Ireland) speaking about the French that he learns in my Thursday group class:

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There are many reasons why French is such a popular language to learn. It is one of the most pleasant languages to listen to, it is often associated to culture, food, tourism… and it is often useful to get a job. French and English are the only languages spoken on each continent of the world. If you can speak English, you can learn French without struggling and you will enjoy it. English is a Germanic language that has been influenced and transformed by the French language through  over 400 years of Norman invasion and occupation by William The Conqueror in 1066 and during which around 17000 English words were replaced by French words! (clickhere). It is so much easier to learn French when you are aware of the French root of words found in so many English words. There are several rules to understand and memorize that speed up the learning of the French language. Hundreds of English words are identical to the French equivalent words, some French words (especially) have been transformed slightly  (added accents, one or two letters removed) but once the change has been understood, it is such a powerful way to learn the language.

What makes people think that French and English are two very different languages is that they sound so different. Written French and spoken French are very different, they are almost two different languages. Many letters are silent, many are pronounced ‘the very French way’ and the accents are so different.

My teaching isn’t only about learning the grammar and rules, it also incorporates the dimension of similarity between the two languages and it makes the learning far more interesting, fun and easy.

Are you ready to start? êtes vous prêt/e?

Before you take a decision, here are a few pictures of the Dordogne region:

 
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Bonjour ! I am Stéphane Legendre, French teacher and tutor

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My Teaching Approach

I use a new powerful method of learning French building the knowledge with little efforts, conversational French from beginners to advanced learners worldwide through skype and an online whiteboard.
I combine this learning with  flashcards adapted to each student that they can use intensely between classes. This is a great way for them to be immersed in the language as if they were almost in a French speaking country. For those who have an iphone or a smartphone, they can download the flashcards on it and practice whenever they are free without the need of the computer. This is the best way to learn the language as it speeds up the learning tremendously.

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The most beautiful villages in France, read this interesting English website: Click here

 
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Prices

My lessons are offered to students based anywhere in the world. I offer great results through high quality lessons and commitment. Lessons are done through Skype and a whiteboard for excellent interraction.

Lessons on a one-to-one basis alone for beginners:

Trial lesson: 30 minutes $0

Price per 60 minute class: £17

90 minute class : £20 to £25 according to the level

  




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Testimonials

Be positive! Make it happen! You can do it e a s i l y!
CALOGERO SONG
One of my students recently spoke about the French group class that he attends every Thursday evening, you can watch the video called ‘Mr Palmer and the French language’ by clicking HERE

Stephen is a wonderful teacher and has a great way of teaching- obviously knows what he is doing- amazing and i have gained soo much from today
Kayli, England (Kayli is 14 years old, she has been my student for 15 months, started with me as a poor pupil at school, she now gets A stars at her exams, she got a B at her writing exam a few days ago which was excellent as her writing was very bad when we started together). She is very enthusiastic and she never gives up.
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After three months of learning French from you in order to pass my DELFA1 test that was required for my doctorate application to the Sorbonne – I did it. Your teaching method helped me to pass this test with a 94% mark. I appreciate how much you wanted me to succeed, which comes from your deep understanding of a human psyche. You are very understanding of the day to day pressures that I experienced while working full time and traveling abroad. You were always very patient and you always believed in me. You understand the process of learning a language, you guided me through this growing hence I feel that my achievement is a team work – I could have not done without you. You became a friend, a rock that I can rely on any time. You were always flexible with time and with listening to me needs. I could have not found a better French language teacher. I love our laughs we had, your intelligent insight to all matters be that spiritual or learning the language. I keep learning it more until I become fluent and hope to keep our friendship too.
Thank you and best wishes,
Gyorgyi, Italy/ Hungary
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Hello my name is Kayli and I am one of Stephan’s students from England. I have studied with him for some time, and I have been getting better every lesson. The way Stephan teaches takes you step by step at your own capability, and pushes you onwards. It is easy to learn with Stephan, and it is very  enjoyable. Personally I feel very comfortable with Stephan, and I do much better in my  studies than before, even my French teacher at school has seen some major improvement in all areas especially in reading, writing, listening and talking. With Stephan if you don’t
understand something he will explain it in various, simple ways so your understanding of the language improves. He has many activities during the lesson and is very sociable therefore easy to talk to. In my opinion Stephan is a great teacher and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who would enjoy learning the French language.

kayli, 15 years old, London, England (28 August 2011)

On Sept 10th, kayli told me that she got an A Star at her French exam, the highest grade possible.

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With Stephen, my confidence has sky rocketed. I used to be quite shy to speak just the few words of French I knew. Now I feel comfortable trying, even if my grammar or pronunciation will probably be incorrect. I’ve probably had about 15 lessons with him so far and I can already speak and read in the past, present, and future tenses. He’s positive and patient, he makes the lessons convenient (via Skype), and his lessons are so reasonably priced. I recommend him to all my friends and family who want to learn French.

Chris, USA/ Belgium                      (Chris and I actually had 13 lessons when she wrote this testimonial. Stephen)

Chris has resumed her French classes with me in October 2011.

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“Stephen is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. I learned so much from my lessons with him than I have with my face-to-face instructors.” Joni, Seattle.

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Merci beaucoup, Stephen. Je suis très satisfaite de votre leçon. A plus tard. Je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse année!! – Lissa, Tokyo

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Stephen is a brilliant instructor. He is adamant about making sure his students understand the basics, the history and the similarities between French and one’s maternal language. He his patient and humourous. I admire his teaching technique and his personality as he was able to graciously endure my “pushy-ness” (I have a particularly strong personality).
Bravo et bon courage Stephen tu es un professeur formidable! Je te remercie de tout coeur.  Stella, Mobile, USA

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Stephen has been my tutor for over a year, I started as a full beginner and after 14 months I am almost fluent at French. His online lessons are fun, he is gentle, patient, there’s no better tutor than him !Arnetta Russel, Phoenix, USA

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大学の時以来 20 年ぶりぐらいにフランス語を習いました。英語でフランス語を習うというのはナカナカ不思議な体験で、面白かったです。
先生の英語は若干フランス語アクセントでしたが、フランス語教師として非常に手馴れた感じで、手際よく授業を進めてくださいました。楽しかったです。
Stephen, Thank you very much for your interesting lesson!
I really enjoyed it and I was surprised I could remember some French phrases even after 20 years.

Merci Beaucoup!
Kyoko, Tokyo

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Not only do I learn a lot in every lesson, Stephen is very funny and it makes the class time go by quickly. I love to learn languages, but despite speaking 4 languages already, I really struggle with French. He really makes it enjoyable and easy to learn. He is truly worth his weight in gold!!
Angela McKeller (Atlanta, USA)

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He is very personable, makes the class very enjoyable and also makes the concepts clear and relevant so they are easy to remember. Thank you, Stephen!
Angela Mc Keller, August 24th (Atlanta, USA)

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Excellent content , useful and challenging..
Stella Shade, Mobile, Al USA

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Stephen is very patient and encouraging. A great teacher!
Amy, England

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Very useful. Learned some wonderful grammar.
Stella shade, Mobile, Al, USA

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Great and marvolous class. Wonderful teacher. Patient and inspiring. He is a teacher you learn from. :D I just wish my smileys showed up�. that’s okay though.
Soshana L, Los Angeles, USA

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lecon tres claire et tres interessante. Merci!
Dim, Moscow, Russia

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Really nice class. My first class in french and i really liked it !
Radhika, India

very interesting and fun
Flavia M, Rome, Italy

C’est la bonne occasion pour améliorer son français. Merci!
Dim G Moscow, Russia

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My Availability

I teach from Monday to Saturday night from 8am to 8pm London time and Sunday on agreed time.
For other countries go to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ and see the difference in time between London and your place

Payment is usually made through Paypal in advance.

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This is where I live…….. learn with me in full  peace and focus:

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IMPROVE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE:

STUDY FOCUS (30 mn. Use speakers or headphones)

PRE-EXERCISE FOCUS SESSION

FOCUS FOR COMPLEX TASKS

FOCUS FOR CREATIVE TASKS (30 mn with or without headphones)

MENTAL WORKOUT: Increases your focus, attention, emotional stability, also helps in time of depression, ADD and a number of other issues.

INTENSE MENTAL WORKOUT: a comprehensive and intense mental workout ranging from Alpha to hugh Beta.

POST LEARNING MEMORY CONSOLIDATION 40mn with or without headphones

STRESS RELIEF 30 mn with or without headphones

ATTENTION AND HYPERACTIVITY HELP  25 mn, Headphones are required

BRAINSTORMING IDEA GENERATION 15mn with or without headphones. Uses random, unpredictable stimulation to create a storm of new ideas in the brain.

MOTIVATOR/ 15 mn with/without headphones. Quickly motivates the listener by ramping up to 18 HZ beta. This session energizes the listener, relieving symptoms of fatigue and listlessness

Spirit vs mental in the treatment of addiction:

Esprit et mental. En français ces deux mots peuvent être identiques contrairement à l’anglais “spirit” qui est l’esprit spirituel. La chimie (traitement médicamenteux) pour traiter l’addiction ne fait que faire passer l’individu sous la conscience, autrement dit, elle l’endort. C’est exactement le rôle qu’a la drogue, l’alcool et même le tabac, toutes les substances, mais aussi les autres drogues qui court-circuitent le mental (télévision, addiction à la colère…) On dit bien “se noyer dans l’alcool”. Sous l’effet des drogues, le mental ne fonctionne plus, ce qui est le but recherché (supprimer la douleur), mais la conscience régresse avec. L’idée de “diriger sa vie” n’est qu’une volonté de contrôler. Or, ce n’est que dans le relâchement, le détachement que l’on prend les meilleures résolutions.C’est ça le spirituel, cet espèce de corps impalpable mais réel qui nous unit à la logique de l’univers et qui nous guide subtilement à partir du moment où on l’écoute. Diriger voudrait dire s’écouter soi-même, or la plupart des pensées que l’on a dans une situation de contrôle sortent de notre égo qui est antagoniste à notre être supérieur qui est le corps spirituel. L’égo ne peut pas survivre dans le moment présent, il ne vit que dans l’illusion des pensées négatives. 90% des pensées négatives, des anticipations d’échec, de souffrances…ne se réalisent jamais, certaines personnes vivent leur vie entière dans l’illusion, c’est lourd et elle vont se réfugient dans des drogues pour alléger cette lourdeur intérieure.Le cerveau, les cellules sont les merveilleux constituants et organes de notre corps physique, ils ont des fonctions différentes, le cerveau a des fonctions intellectuelles, émotionnelles, il relie en partie le corps physique au corps spirituel mais il n’est pas spirituel, il est plus mental ou intellectuel. Quant aux cellules, elles sont la vie mais aussi l’empreinte de tout ce que l’on fait.Chaque cellule a une mémoire de ce que l’on fait, ce qui explique l’addiction, elle a aussi une intelligence reliée au mental. Il est bien connu que le corps biologique se porte mieux lorsque la personne voit la vie positivement.L’erreur est de croire que la vision positive de la vie là encore se contrôle. C’est par l’élévation dans la conscience que l’on voit la vie telle qu’elle est: 100% positive. Bien sur, il y a des problèmes d’argent, de couples… mais dans la conscience, la gestion de tous les problèmes se fait dans la confiance, le calme, le détachement et n’affecte en rien le bien-être intérieur. Continuer sur ce chemin mène à une transformation de sa vie. Là encore, pas besoin de rappeler qu’on attire ce que l’on émet. Un seul exemple: un sourire crée un autre sourire puis un lien d’amitié ou d’amour ou de confiance… un sourire est incontrôlé, spontané, détaché, désintéressé et plus il est sincère, plus il est profond, plus il a de répercussions sur la planète entière…Ce que l’être humain voit n’est que la face cachée d’un univers qui a un projet grandiose menée par une intelligence au delà de tout ce qui est. Ce que nous considérons bon ou mauvais est, aux yeux de l’univers insensé, illusoire. Comme le brouillard peut devenir un cauchemar pour le pilote d’avion, il peut être fabuleux pour le peintre ou le photographe. La vie a des milliards de facettes, dans le relâchement, on ouvre ses yeux à cette vérité que l’univers est toujours prêt à nous donner.

Stephen Legendre

Mémoire humaine et conscience supérieure

Mon avis est que la mémoire telle qu’on l’a connaît est propre à l’homme et qu’elle est liée à la notion du temps que l’on a parce que nous sommes mortels mais qui n’existe pas. La mémoire est limitée à l’espace-temps. La mémoire supérieure serait plutôt sous forme d’empreinte telle ADN qui se retrouve dans chaque cellule ou particule, sous forme d’hologramme. La “mémoire humaine” est aussi liée au corps qui par les sensations (chaud, froid, brûlure, joie, paix, stress, tristesse, colère…) nous fait voir le monde de façon divisée en bien/mal, noir/blanc, attirant/désagréable… Le créateur n’est pas une personne ou une intelligence selon le concept humain (là encore, l’intelligence telle qu’on la connaît fait penser à un cerveau.). L’intelligence supérieure c’est la conscience supérieure qui contient le TOUT de tout ce que l’on voit mais aussi les particules de chaque centimètre de l’univers infini. L’univers est lui-même soit cette entité supérieure et nous en sommes ses cellules avec la connaissance accessible par l’élévation dans la conscience pour vibrer au rythme de cette conscience et participer à l’expansion de l’univers ou bien c’est une sorte d’oeuvre d’art infinie qui se transforme constamment et à l’infinie. La vie statique telle que l’humain la vit n’est qu’une illusion  du mental. En s’élevant au-delà du mental, on accède à cette conscience, cette espèce d’inspiration de créativité par un accès à la vérité comme lorsqu’on a un flash intuitif qui nous ouvre les yeux. Ce n’est qu’un flash car le mental revient au grand galop au moindre sensationnel. Plus on se détache du mental plus le flash s’allonge.
Pour connaître la raison de l’univers il faudrait déjà sortir du mental qui nous fait voir l’univers à l’instant T. Le mental de l’être humain fonctionne sur des concepts, principes, ce sont des illusions, des culs-de-sac au milieu de l’univers purement conscient, des noeuds. Il faudrait accéder à notre conscience supérieure la vivre sans limite mais le corps ne le permet pas. Pour moi, toute chose a un but créatif, seul le mental le déforme car il vibre au rythme de l’égo, le fruit de la négativité qui lui appartient.Par des filtres (peur, jugement, ambition… propres à l’égo), tout est vu de façon humainement “rationnelle”, or, toute chose a un but et le rationnel tel qu’on le conçoit n’existe pas dans la conscience supérieure. L’univers ne connaît pas la négativité, ne connaît pas d’égo, de mental, il est expansion, création dans un but que l’homme ne peut connaître en tant qu’humain car il est enfermé dans un monde du grand univers: un corps et un cerveau certes développé mais limité pour l’instant à des fonctions purement et bassement mentales, limité dans le temps (il connaît la mort) donc il ne peut accéder à l’infini, l’expansion, si ce n’est pas sa conscience supérieure accessible hors du mental et de son égo..
La méditation permet de nous élever et de vibrer à un rythme qui ouvre l’esprit supérieur. En Inde, cette notion est très répandue. C’est sur cette voie que l’on peut entrevoir ou vivre intérieurement bien sûr  l’énergie créatrice. Quand au créateur, ce n’est pas une personne, ce n’est pas un mental mais une énergie créatrice infinie. L’univers vibre comme notre cerveau. La vibration de l’univers est celle de l’expansion. Les vibrations du mental sont des vibration de régression. Hors du mental, on fait l’expérience de la libération, on accède à l’expansion, de l’univers, la force créatrice.

 
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