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About Linguatrust
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Linguatrust is a UK based Translation and Language Tuition Service providing translation (French-to-English & Spanish-to-English), copy editing and language tuition internationally. Learn French, Spanish or English in the comfort of your own home with a highly qualified, experienced and friendly teacher. The easy-to-use online platform provides you with the same learning tools as a face-to-face learning environment, without the extra expense and time needed to travel to your teacher. It also means you have access to the best teacher, not just the closest.

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About the lessons
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The Tutor Sharon's approach to teaching has been informed through the most recent studies into language learning/teaching, as well as her own  research in Applied Linguistics.

 

Lessons are tailored to the individual needs of every learner, whether an adult or a school age student, whether learning for academic reasons, for pleasure or for work. Importance is given to all four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and to the specific language needs of each student.

Exam Courses

French: GCSE; A Level and DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française)

Spanish: GCSE, A Level and DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera)

English: English Language and Literature GCSE and English for Academic Purposes

ESOL / EFL: Skills for Life, ESOL for Work, IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)​

The Translator / Tutor / Trainer
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Sharon Baker has been translating texts of a wide variety of genres from French to English and from Spanish to English for over ten years. She has been teaching French, Spanish and English as a Foreign / Additional Language to all ages and abilities and for all the main exam boards (UK, France and Spain) for over 15 years. Sharon has been teaching English Language and Literature GCSE and English for Academic Purposes for as long. She is a friendly and flexible teacher, who quickly puts her students at ease, and an accurate and professional translator and copy editor. Sharon is also an ESOL Tutor Trainer and ESOL Programme Consultant.

Qualifications

Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) with Distinction; BA (Hons) in French & English Language Studies (Upper 2nd class); Diploma in English for International Communication (Spanish); Diploma in Spanish Language Studies; CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Learning Languages Online
The Effectiveness of Online Learning
 

Online learning can prepare students for a fast-changing future – wherever they are

Online classes really do work
 

Detailed quantitative study of learning online shows success, even among those with least preparation.

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language
 

Polyglots tend to be good at paying attention in a wide variety of ways, especially when performing visual tasks and when multitasking, which is likely improved thanks to the practice of mentally switching between one’s native and foreign language while learning the foreign language.

This is great news for anyone who is multi-lingual, but, really, it is positive news for everyone. The dementia-delaying effects of learning a second language are not contingent on becoming fluent; it just matters that a person tries to learn it. 

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Experience

Sharon is a GCSE and A Level examiner and the ESOL Advisor and Lead Tutor for an organisation supporting refugees and asylum seekers, coordinating a multi-learner multi-level English language programme and a team of ESOL tutors.

Sharon has lived in France and Spain for many years and consequently has knowledge of the culture of both countries and that of the Francophone and Hispanic worlds in general. 

Sharon was awarded a Master of Education in Applied Linguistics with Distinction in 2016

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Some Testimonials 

     Sharon is being a really great help for my son who is studying for higher tier English GCSE, very friendly, a lovely person, a pleasure to see and to top it all excellent at what she does.

- Emily

       An excellent tutor. My daughter really connects well and is building confidence already. Would highly recommend. (English GCSE)

- Mrs Hall

        Sharon is such a patient teacher! I feel extremely comfortable and Sharon is very clear and encouraging. (Adult learner of French)

-  Paul

        Sharon is a very talented teacher. My progress in the last month has outstripped my previous attempts by a wide margin. The lessons have been interesting and fun, with just the right amount of knowledge to absorb. I would recommend Sharon to students of any level. (Adult learner of Spanish)

-  Ian

        Sharon is an excellent tutor. She is professional and very reliable. Her approach to teaching languages is ideal not only for giving my daughter confidence but enhancing her A level French skills...

- Mr Voysey

        As a mature person I was a little worried about learning a new language, especially as I found learning French at school very difficult. From the first lesson Sharon made me feel confident and Sharon’s teaching style puts me at ease, I’m so glad I made the decision to learn Spanish and would highly recommend Sharon to those looking for a tutor.

- Sandra

        Awesome teacher! Easy going and very down to earth. I have learnt so much already not just the language but also about the culture and history. Very interesting. Thank you. (Adult  learner of Spanish)

- Dan

        We’d like to say thank you for all that you’ve done in support of Sam in preparation for his GCSE. I know that he’s really enjoyed his Spanish with you and he achieved an 8!

- Mr Bennett

        Many, many thanks for all the work you have done with Peter. He thoroughly enjoys the sessions with you and his confidence in English has improved hugely

- Mrs Farley