John, Sarah and John (via email)
Starting last year, my wife, myself and a friend (all recently retired) asked Kate Jones to teach us some Spanish from scratch as we were planning various holidays to Spanish-speaking countries. To date, Kate has been giving us Spanish lessons once or twice a week for almost a year. Throughout this time, we found Kate to be very flexible in coming to our house for lessons at a mutually convenient date and time and very willing to change these to suit our other commitments.
Kate has always been very reliable, arrived at lessons well prepared, and with our homework marked. We particularly liked the way she made the lessons fun, adapted the lessons to suit our needs and made them interesting by, for example, introducing some of the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Kate also drew on her multi-linguistic ability at appropriate occasions to make comparisons with other languages to help us understand Spanish grammar and sentence construction better. We were also very pleased to find Kate to be very patient, and responsive to our questions.
We all really enjoyed the experience and it gave us confidence to use some of what we learnt in a holiday to central Spain. Now, our lessons with Kate are on pause during her maternity. If/when Kate becomes available again for teaching, we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Clare Taylor (via Facebook)
Kate has been teaching my two primary aged boys French for the past 2 years and she has been brilliant. The boys look forward to their “lessons”, often arguing over whose turn it is to go first! Kate makes the sessions fun, relevant and really relaxed. It has been a great start for them before they move up to big school, and I would highly recommend Kate to anyone thinking of giving their kids a language boost.
V.M. (mother of A Level student)
Kate tutored my daughter for two years, covering the entire A-level French course, which my daughter was studying independently as her school sixth form had ceased to offer languages. Kate is a highly organised and rigorous tutor, who is also very personable. I know my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her lessons and was extremely keen to learn and progress. She achieved a high A-grade, with which she is absolutely delighted, and which has helped secure her place at university. I would wholeheartedly recommend Kate to any parent looking for a reliable and thorough tutor.
James Barnes (via Facebook)
Kate’s lessons are highly engaging and tailored to what you’re looking to get out of tuition. Kate uses a vast array of resources to practice every skill related to languages learning, including translation. If you’re looking to learn either French, German or Spanish then Kate Languages is the place to go.
Lindsay Walker (via Facebook)
Kate provided tutoring for our 12 year old daughter, who was born in Spain, for her GCSE Spanish. Isabel went on to achieve an A* (Grade 8) with the help from Kate. Kate was very patient and clear in her tuition when guiding our young daughter through an exam procedure set for 16 year old students. Thank you so much Kate, I would highly recommend you for anyone looking for a Spanish tutor.
Kate’s lessons are engaging, well-planned and informative. Her friendly and relaxed approach means that you feel happy to take risks and give it a go. I’d certainly recommend Kate as a teacher.
Loving Kate’s French conversation classes! She brings just the right amount of subject matter to the table to encourage us to babble away – only correcting us or giving us a word in French if we ask for it. So good for confidence building! Just like children, we are learning to make ourselves understood with what we know and I’m building my vocabulary and understanding every week.
I received personal German lessons from Kate and throughly enjoyed them. Each lesson was really well planed and tailored to exactly what I needed and wanted to learn. I was not only able to expand my knowledge and vocabulary but to gain confidence in speaking. As an adult learner I was quite hesitant to start with and worried about making mistakes. Kate instantly put me at ease and I was able to progress at a pace I was happy with. I would absolutely recommended her to anyone of any age interested in learning a language.
If you’re looking for somebody who is utterly dedicated and passionate about language, you won’t beat Kate! She is tireless in her endeavours to help others and always gives 110%. Kate has many years of teaching experience with fantastic results, and is just the right balance of approachable and professional. Hire her!!
D Pickering (via email)
Your resources are a great help, when I’m tired and feeling uninspired (daily!) I know there is a question or little activity that slots in nicely.
Feedback on Valentine’s resources (via email)
I used the the Valentine’s French resource with my KS4 classes today. They’re great – well-presented (they look very smart!), the layout and instructions are clear, the children loved the content (the reading on views of being single and the inclusion of the two mothers in the translation text were big hits!).
Your resources are thoroughly enjoyed by my KS4 classes. The tasks are set out perfectly. My low ability French yr10 loved the Valentine’s day exercises, especially as we had some romantic French music on in the background!
Blanca1 (via TES Resources) – AQA Spanish Writing Workbook and model answers
This is structured in a progressive manner. The photos are large and in colour, enabling students so see them clearly and it makes them appealing. I really liked the tone in the writing, it sounds very natural and it is varied. It contains colloquial terms such as “asqueroso” and a lot of different tenses (“estaba decepcionado”, “suelo ir”, “encontrarías”. Because of this, the answers can also be used a models to adapt, translate, etc. Thanks for this resource. It is the second time I acquire a source from this vendor and I am very impressed again at its quality.
MllePierre (via TES Resources) – AQA French GCSE Speaking workbook – role-plays
Wow! Such an amazing booklet! Thank you so much for this, exactly what I was looking for, my students are going to find it extremely helpful to practise. I would have easily paid double the money for this!
teachlearnlovelanguages (via TES Resources) – French GCSE Reading Workbook
Fantastic resource! There are so many time saving worksheets – really appreciate the effort that has gone into this!
Miriam81 (via TES Resources)
Excellent resources. Wonderful revision tool with translation / photo / writing tasks laid out clearly and grouped into each of the themes in AQA Spanish. Am using it currently with my year 11 class and it is great for showing exemplar work / examples and for testing / practicing with students.