Language teaching

I run a free French language and culture class for English speakers in my village of Montpinchon on a Tuesday afternoon between 4:30pm - 6pm. At the moment this class is full, however if you are interested in joining at some point in the future, please click the button below.

 I can give one-to-one lessons in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Je peux donner des cours particuliers en Anglais, Espagnol et Portugais.

Recent newspaper articles about my French group

Teaching my French class
Teaching my French class
French class Pre-Christmas party
French class Pre-Christmas party


Anyone can use online machine translation services/software. They are often free and you can understand the gist of almost any text instantly. They are a really useful tool for every day translations.

In my opinion, the best one is 

BUT online translation often does word-for-word translation which may need to be manually corrected later and so in some situations, a more accurate translaton is necessary. It is unable to "read between the lines" without understanding fully the information phrases can be misunderstood and mistakes can be made.


I am fully bilingual in French and English and I also speak Spanish and Portuguese. If you require a translation as an individual (or a as a company), I offer a competitively priced translation service for: letters, documents, emails, contracts, reports, sales brochures, websites, leaflets etc...


I also offer a French-English (and vice versa) on-site interpreting service (depending on location/distance).


Translation work - Disclaimer

    "Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” 

    Anthony Burgess

    "Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.”

     Italo Calvino

    "Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.”

    Ken Liu