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We first engaged with Gilles in 2010 to help our UK employees improve communication with their French colleagues. Gilles is familiar and friendly face every week. Gilles is pragmatic, professional, perceptive and has a great sense of humor. Gilles has built a strong rapport with his students. He takes time to understand when a student is having difficulties, but he also pushes his students to keep improving their skills. Feedback from his students: 

  • He is helpful and never makes them feel stupid
  • He has a great teaching style
  • His lessons are worthwhile, fun, well structured and interesting.

My advice to his students. No excuses, do your homework! Thank you, Gilles. We love having you around!

Jo Barnard, HR Manager UK & Ireland at Itron, Felixstowe, Suffolk.

Gilles has always been a popular and successful tutor, encouraging and demanding, thus achieving great results. His learners have been able to use French with confidence in business situations at different levels, from simple conversations to participation at meetings and presentations. They have successfully taken and passed public examinations such as the OCR business competence exams and the DELF exams. It is a pleasure to work with Gilles.

Sue Curry, Director at Babel Language & Cultural Consultants, London & Ipswich.

Don't hesitate in thinking about whether Gilles will 'fit' your need. The man is a rare talent and will tailor his approach to your level / need - whatever that may be. His patient approach, whilst soliciting the best from every lesson made the whole experience great fun for me. It just didn't feel like 'learning'... A 'superlative communicator', a natural linguist and a talented tutor - extremely personable too!

Mark Husband, Managing Director at Continentale Nutrition, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

We have used Gilles for many years now as a tutor for employees needing to learn French. He has always been most accommodating and has proved a very amiable, patient and effective tutor putting up with numerous students' attempts to murder his mother tongue! I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a French language tutor.

Ian Coates, Business Development Manager, Regions AXA Corporate Solutions UK, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Gilles has an excellent approach to teaching French, not only is he knowledgeable but he is patient too. The class has a very friendly atmosphere and I always feel able to ask questions. My confidence in speaking French has improved greatly as has my understanding. Many thanks Gilles!

Philip Bradbrook, System Engineer at Bosch, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Gilles trained some of my team to learn French with very good results. Gilles have provided this service for us over the last 18 months and we have enjoyed it thoroughly.

Kenneth Sinclair, General Manager - Syntell (PTY) Limited.

Giles has an excellent approach teaching French. I think his success comes from constantly studying his own audience. Example being with my group he is more focused on things that will come in handy to us during our business trips. Finding a perfect balance between keeping up the class spirit and providing very valuable knowledge makes hours go by in class quite fast.

Rashad Samedzade, Delivery & Support Team Manager at Itron, Felixstowe, Suffolk.