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I am a native french speaker offering tuition to GCSE students, individual or group conversational  classes for adults and primary school children through " La Jolie Ronde" Franchise.

Who am i ?

qui suis-je ?



Bonjour, je m'appelle

Hello, my name is 

Valerie Kale 


 I came from Nantes to England 30 years ago to improve my English and stayed .  I married an English man and we have 2 grown-up children who speak French fluently. I have a large extended family in France and love to visit them whenever I can.

I have been a French teacher for "La Jolie Ronde" for over 20 years working both inside the school curriculum and offering after-school tuition sessions which combine learning with having fun. This is integral to the philosophy of "La Jolie Ronde".

"Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too" (Psychology Today: The Neuroscience of Joyful Education,Willis .,2007)

 I am fully DBS checked.

  • Lock down

    I have supported numerous students through to success with GCSE French and have enjoyed my sessions with adults to improve their conversational French skills.

    Due to the schooling lost during the 'lockdown', GCSE students may need to practice to improve their French. My tuition offers a valuable opportunity to do this.

    In these very different times during COVID-19 pandemic I have embraced new ways of working and my Zoom classes with small groups have been welcomed by parents and children alike.

  • Zoom 

    Zoom is an online meeting app that is proving effective application for running classes with small groups of around 6 people. It can be downloaded free of charge and can be set up easily using most laptops or tablets by a supervising parent.

  • Summer classes 

    Not able to go on holiday this year? Why not to keep your children busy with my small classes online during the summer.

    Please contact me for more details.


tuition options

3 different programs are available depending on age category


GCSE French

  • Additional support for students who need a little help. 

  • Review and reinforce  school work.

  • Working with the High School GCSE curriculum


Adult conversation

Informal conversational French for adults who need a little refresher or simply want to feel more confident using French overseas


La jolie ronde

for primary children

  • An excellent/native accent for the children to copy.

  • Fun activity book.

  • Small online classes so your child can get plenty of individual attention and learn with children of his/her age.

  • Conversation, games,songs,stories and rhymes


client testimonial

Please read testimonial from 
Cathy R - Northwich
"Both of my sons had tuition sessions with Valerie when studying for their GCSE French. Her support was invaluable and they achieved a grade 'A' in their exams which we were thrilled about! Valerie's approach is to make French fun and take the fear factor out of learning a new language.  As Valerie is a native speaker, it really helped the boys accents and phrasing and made it far more natural. I cant recommend Valerie enough!"

client testimonial

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Yvonne - Northwich
Madame Kale has taught French to our daughter Emily within a small group, as an additional curriculum experience through her primary school years. Emily has enjoyed her lessons, has the confidence to use her skills learned, (especially when we visit France) & is keen to progress further. Madame kale's exuberant and authentic teaching style is a successful combination which promotes and achieves successful outcomes. 

client testimonial

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Selina D
Both of my primary school age daughters have thoroughly enjoyed their french classes with Madame Kale over the years. Madame Kale teaches with enthusiasm and passion and makes the learning environment fun and engaging. As parents, we love coming home every week to children who can not wait to share stories about the games, fun songs and funny stories they have enjoyed as part of their French learning.

client testimonial

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David Erne - Headteacher - Weaverham Forest Primary School
Madame Kale has worked in my school for over 5 years, teaching every age range from 4 to 11 years old. Madame Kale creates a fun and engaging learning environment and our children love their weekly lesson. I would highly recommend her for anyone who wants to their children to learn French in the fun but structured lesson. 

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