The languages offered for private, tailor-made or specialist tuition of up to 3 participants are:
English, French, Dutch, German, Russian
Whether you are a specialist in a particular area of research or simply wishing to get by as a tourist, we design a course according to your needs and time/frequency requirements.
Although in some instances we can send a teacher to your premises, classes normally take place in a house in Court-Saint-Etienne, near Rixensart. Click on “A Place To Stay Near Brussels” for pictures.
Classes are taught between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on week days and on Saturday mornings. No Sunday or evening classes.
What is the secret of success?
Getting tailor-made classes adapted to your needs, however technical, and to your own learning style and abilities, whether you are more visual, kinaesthetic, emotional, or auditory, analytical or artistic…
-The head teacher, Ingrid, has three degrees in conference interpreting, translation, and language teaching methods.
The people who have received specialist private tuition from her include Vladimir Spidla, the former Czech Prime Minister and current European Commissioner, conference interpreters and translators, lawyers, civil engineers, the head of human resources in a multinational, and international businessmen.
She worked with Edinburgh University, Napier University, Heriot-Watt University, Mons University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, The French Institute, Milan Istituto Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, St John’s International School, Le Verseau International School, and a number of multinational companies (including Alcatel, Petrofina, Volkswagen, Daimler Benz, Solvay, Axa, Fortis, Ily), and students from Louvain-la-Neuve University.
She has been teaching since 1989, all ages and all levels.
Her experience as a conference interpreter is such that she is at ease with specialist subject areas. During the course design stage she studies the given subject area in sufficient depth and in collaboration with the client.
The other teachers, besides their basic qualifications, have attended training in communicative methods. They are friendly and enthusiastic and blend well with the spirit of French Class.
What about my results?
You can take a test at the beginning and at the end of your training, which can be delivered to you along with a detailed report on your progress. Listening and reading comprehension, oral and written expression are gone through with a fine-tooth comb. You can be recorded or filmed. At the end you take the same test and you can thereby see your progress before your very eyes. This service is optional.
The hourly tuition price varies from €35 to €80 depending on the preparation time involved and the volume of a particular course programme (the more hours, the lesser the price). If you want to take classes with colleagues, friends, or family members, prices are to be divided by the number of participants up to 3.