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About me

Hi guys, I’m Zak the happy founder of “French is for you”. I love helping people improving their skills in French, particularly English speaking people.


Yes I said "French" not "Chinese". I know that at a first glance, you would not have expected me to teach "French", but rather  some language of a far east asian country. But we're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, are we ? In French we say "Il ne faut pas juger sur les apparences" (litterally : don't judge someone by their appearance).


Actually I was born in France in a famous town called Grenoble in 19.., well some year in the last century. Both my parents are French. My mother, Danielle, was a "native" French woman. As for my father, Pierre, he was born in France as well, but in Tahiti (Pacific Ocean) and he has Chinese origins ; if America is a melting pot, so am I.


To sprinkle some more exotic spices on my life , I traveled to Egypt about 15 years ago. I met a lovely lady there, and you know what, I have stayed there until now.


I added a third language to my treasure box and learnt classical Arabic. Actually I should have said fourth language since I also have rather good basics in German. Thank God for all His blessings !


In Egypt three nice little girls came into our life. They look like me, but their mother tongue is, as you may have guessed... Egyptian dialect !


From an academic point of view, after a poor scientific A level (baccalauréat en français), I went back to what I had always felt comfortable with : languages.

I graduated from the French university of Rennes, and got a C.A.P.E.S. in English which is the French government diploma to teach English in high schools and secondary schools in France (the equivalent of the British PGCE). And actually I taught English for some time. But still what drove me to help people with French is that despite my 5-year university diploma in English, I have remained much stronger in the language that had been poured in  my baby bottle, that is French. Therefore after some years of English teaching in France,  I started teaching French to non-natives.


Then a new born baby came, which is my website French is for you.


So enjoy your visit and don't forget to grasp my free guide : my selection of more than 100 most useful French verbs. I put them in idiomatic French sentences, and translated everything in English to make things easier for you.


Au revoir et à bientôt ! And don't forget this: never give up your dreams !

Zak

French is for you

Jacob 

Electrician

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Abdullah 

secondary school pupil

A really good teacher

Mr Zakaria is a really good teacher. I really enjoyed his classes. It was fun. His way of teaching is really interesting. He teaches the language through topics that I really like.

Thank you Mr Zakaria

Yasir

Engineer

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