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My name is Maryline, I am originally from the north of France and I am the founder of Time for French,
a language business offering French tuition for all and bilingual support to businesses across Kent and beyond.
My interest and passion for languages dates back to my primary school days when I started learning German aged 10, followed by English aged 12.
A few years later, I graduated with a Master's Degree in English, German and Business Studies and spent two years in Germany before moving to Scotland in 1995.
During my 17 years in Glasgow, I taught French at the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Lifelong Learning,
offered French tuition to young learners, and provided freelance language services to commercial businesses, public institutions and sports organisations until I moved to the South East of England with my family in 2012.
With Time for French my aim is to deliver high quality teaching and business language solutions by sharing my knowledge and expertise of the French language and culture to give learners and clients a truly authentic French experience.
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Maryline has worked in our school over the past four years. The children are enthused by her approach and greatly enjoy the glove puppets, songs and activities which she uses in her teaching. The parents tell me that the children enjoy showing off their new found knowledge and are now speaking French at home. Obviously, it is an incredible benefit that Maryline has French as her native tongue. She immerses the children in the language, and she can then use her fluent English to promote their learning. She has a warm and nurturing approach, as well as being bubbly and energetic in her manner of teaching. The children love attending her lessons and are responding to her very enthusiastically. She is a very valuable addition to our school and her extracurricular French provision is proving to be extremely popular.Jim Holditch: Headteacher at St Peter's Church of England Primary School, Aylesford, Kent
Maryline is a kind and attentive person who I had the privilege of employing to carry out translation work for my growing business. I would wholeheartedly recommend her and her business.Graham Brebner: Managing Director at Aquatiere Ltd, Ringwood, Hampshire
The children really look forward to Maryline's weekly visit and love singing the French rhymes especially "Meunier Tu Dors". As a small setting out in the country, Maryline's French lessons have really opened up our awareness of different cultures and languages. I have seen a vast improvement in the children's confidence and even our most shy children join in! Maryline is always happy and smiling and we are very glad to have found her.Kerry Bignell: Nursery Manager at Woodchurch Windmills pre-school and fun club, Ashford, Kent
Maryline's French lessons are exciting and dynamic, in short they are simply brilliant! Each session is jammed packed with creative ideas used to inspire her students. She strategically uses a wide range of tools and skills to increase their learning, these can include ventriloquism, songs and French rhymes to engage each child. She carefully constructs and tailor makes each lesson as she introduces new words and phrases, creating fun and laughter as they learn together. Maryline is always cheerful, encouraging and uses positive reinforcements to support the children's improvement of the French language. As a parent and educator, I would highly recommend these lessons to any parent wanting to develop the linguist within their child, this is a perfect way of giving children a good start to begin growing in confidence when learning a foreign language.Jacqui Mcgibney: Educator and Parent, Ashford, Kent