For those of you planning a holiday in France this summer, La Route des Alpes provides a stunning scenic itinerary stretching from the French Alps to the French Riviera winding through many high mountain passes and passing by lots of interesting and picturesque towns and villages.
The route starts at Thonon-les-bains on the shores of Lac Leman close to Genève, and makes its way south across the Alps and over many alpine peaks, some of which are in excess of 9000 feet in altitude! The end of the route was originally at Nice, but is now at Menton, approximately 30km east of Nice on the south coast.
In France, the 1st May, known as "La Fête du Travail" is a public holiday to celebrate labour day. Traditionally, families offer a sprig of Lily of the Valley flowers (Muguet) to their loved ones to bring them luck and as a sign of friendship. As you drive around on this day you often see people at the roadside selling sprigs of Muguet and when there is an opportunity some will venture into the countryside or forest to pick their own flowers to give.
Whilst we are all enduring the Covid 19 epidemic all our tutors at Knightwood Tuition have converted from face to face lessons and classes to Online teaching via Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.
People are generally pleasantly surprised after one or two sessions as to how effectively tuition can be delivered via online platforms and we have received very positive feedback. The teaching quality is equally as high and using the same multi-media teaching methods as would be used in face to face lessons. It can also be very social with multiple participants in the lessons - ideal for those having to stay at home in these trying times.
Stay safe and healthy !
Best Wishes, Armelle Rudman.
Knightwood French Tuition (www.knightwoodfrench.com) has now changed to "Knightwood Tuition" (www.knightwoodtuition.com). This is to better reflect our expanded offering of German, Spanish and Italian tuition, as well as continuing our dedication in helping those who wish to improve their French.
We are still a very small and dedicated group of tutors serving the Southampton and surrounding area with a desire to help you, or your children in learning a foreign language with us.