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About the site

Who is developing this site?

Steve Glover has been passionate about languages since his French teacher encouraged him to delve into the Astérix books on his table. Spurred on by his great aunt, a fascination for French literature and lovely French friends, he has been involved with language teaching since 1979, teaching A level in three different schools in East Lancashire, England between 1980 and 2000. He became involved in publishing in the 80's and 90's writing Bibliobus readers, Openings in French, Escalier teacher books 4/5 and the Escalade readers. Having set up the Really Useful French Site (link to Web Time Machine Archive) in 1998 he went on to write KS3 and KS4 online materials for digitalbrain before joining the company, becoming involved in cross-curricular multi-media and VLE projects eg Local Heroes. He currently works part time on Lancashire Interactive , an online careers product. Alevelfrench.com came about when Steve began tutoring A level students and was intended to provide the kind of intensive help available for students of English but not available so readily in the foreign language. Steve contributed to the TES when it was still a respectable newspaper.
Nathalie Kaddouri was born in Brest, France and spent all her childhood there. She has always been interested in languages and started travelling all around the world. She did a Masters in languages at Grenoble Stendhal University in France and continued travelling. She got the opportunity to live in Saudi Arabia where the cultural shock was massive for her but she started to study Arabic and learn more about the Arabic culture in which she was interested. 5 years later she landed in Kuwait where she is still leaving with her family. She has been teaching French at a prestigious English school in Kuwait, where students come from over 50 different nationalities and which makes the job extremely interesting. She particularly enjoys teaching French at A level as she believes it does not only teach the students the language but also the cultural aspects and helps them mature a lot over 2 years. She joined Steve on the Alevel site as a reader first and quickly got convinced that she could help him build up a fantastic site to help teachers and to help students to achieve the highest levels and enjoy the French language.




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