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Welcome to Language Link Tutoring

Since 2007, Language Link Tutoring has provided a quality service

to clients with customised French language programmes

for children and adults of all levels. 


Contact us today to learn more about our tutoring service.

Let your language learning journey begin...

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About Language Link Tutoring

We provide high quality courses in French at competitive prices in comfortable surroundings based in Wakerley.

Class sizes are regulated to encourage a good atmosphere and individual participation.

Our teachers are professionally qualified and registered with the Queensland College of Teachers, as well as being native speakers. They ensure each student’s individual requirements are catered for when designing a programme of study.

Language Link Tutoring provides French language courses at A1-B2 CEFR levels (if unfamiliar with levels, further details can be found under Initial Language Test page).

 

Primary, Secondary, Adult and DELF courses are offered and held at our premises in the leafy suburb of Wakerley, on Brisbane’s Bayside.

Our Story

With a multi-cultural French / British background and bilingual language skills, our founder Elisabeth (QTS, BA Hons., TEFL, Dip. Admin),  was educated at the Lycée Français in London. 

 

The love of French culture was consolidated with regular trips visiting Parisian relatives and holidaying around France. 

Tertiary education with a degree in French & Art History (including a year at La Sorbonne - Université de Paris) led to a multi-industry career. Sectors included engineering (translator for Renault), finance (Crédit Agricole Bank), legal (French notary), heritage (Le Louvre, Buckingham Palace), fashion design, travel and education – with each role requiring fluency in French.

A Post-Graduate Teacher Diploma launched a teaching career with roles in Primary and Secondary schools, as well as individual tuition.

Language Link Tutoring was created from a desire to share a unique blend of background, education, qualifications, experience and personal qualities with students on their own language learning journey…

Initial Language Test

 

Your existing knowledge will be assessed via a digital interactive app, along with a short dialogue, prior to starting a course.

You will then be placed in an appropriate class as follows:

  • Beginner level

  • Elementary level

  • Intermediate level

  • Upper Intermediate level

These levels are based on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level descriptors.  Information can be found on the Council of Europe’s website.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/table-2-cefr-3.3-common-reference-levels-self-assessment-grid

Course Methods

Speaking and Listening are the two inherent activities of communication. We emphasise communicative teaching methods to enable you to utilise your language skills in everyday, real situations.

 

Reading and Writing are also seen as key communicative skills.

Functional French as well as Grammar are important aspects of the course, along with familiarisation with French idioms and colloquialisms.

Learning and improving a language require, on the one hand, personal involvement and on the other, skilled, specialised teachers to facilitate communication and participation.

Our aim is to develop confidence within a supportive and relaxed framework.

Methods used include coursebooks, multi-media (videos, songs, interactive digital tasks), articles, games and cultural elements such as traditions/customs.  Coursebooks are not included in the course fees, however the centre provides all additional learning materials.

 

Regular social meet-ups are organised to practise your newly-acquired skills with other students and native speakers in a convivial setting.

 

Calendar events include:

  • French Film Festival (Mar/Apr)

  • French Festival (Jul)

  • End of year event (Dec)

French Courses

 

Our teachers are native-speakers, graduates and registered with the Queensland College of Teachers with experience in all aspects of language teaching, curriculum, assessments and learning styles. 

One-to-One Tuition: 

This option would suit students (from Year 4 to adults) wishing to fast-track their progress with a specific goal / timeframe in mind (academic, business, upcoming travel).

Individual tuition also provides more flexible tuition times to suit your schedule. 

An initial consultation in the first session will evaluate your needs, prior to designing a customised programme to suit your requirements. 

Group Tuition: 

This option would suit students wishing to follow a more general course structure, within a social context.

In a small group setting of no more than 6 students, a variety of teaching / learning methods are used to improve your confidence in real situations by developing the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Micro-group teaching allows the teacher to monitor the progress of each individual more effectively and provides greater opportunity for student participation. 

Classes of 1 hour are scheduled between 09.30 to 17.00 Monday to Saturday. 

DELF Courses

At Language Link Tutoring, we support you in studying towards your DELF  (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) certificate which is recognised globally and awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French language skills of non-French candidates. 

There are six independent diplomas which correspond to each level of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR A1-C2). 

Each DELF diploma will assess the four core language skills with multiple tasks: 

  • Listening  

  • Reading  

  • Writing  

  • Speaking  

These examinations are held twice throughout the year (June / November) in Brisbane and it is necessary to enrol one month prior.  An examination fee will also be incurred.   

Depending on your existing level, you should allow 18 months minimum to study for each level (course content + examination preparation, based on 1 lesson/week).

For detailed information about diploma level descriptors, visit France Education International’s website: 
https://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-dalf 

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Pricelist

Elisabeth is a true professional. Her teaching style is warm and friendly. Elisabeth sets a lesson plan in advance and is clear about the goals.  I really enjoy her motivational techniques and enthusiasm and would highly recommend her as a tutor.

Janelle V, Jul 2019

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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: Closed

Upcoming Events

  • Conversation et Café meet-up, 7 March 2020 @4-5.30pm
    Sat, 07 Mar
    Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Cafe
    07 Mar 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Cafe, 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179, Australia
    For just $5 you have the opportunity to practise your French speaking skills in a relaxed setting with other students/native speakers.
  • Conversation et Café meet-up, 1 Feb 2020 @4-5.30pm
    Sat, 01 Feb
    Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Café
    01 Feb 2020, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Café, 578 Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179, Australia
    For just $5 you have the opportunity to practise your French speaking skills in a relaxed setting with other students/native speakers.