Degree: Modern and Medieval Languages (French & Spanish Post A-Level) (Bachelors) - Cambridge University
Hi, I'm Jennifer, and have recently completed my first year studying French and Spanish post A-level at Cambridge university.
I thoroughly enjoy learning languages, as it allows you to truly delve into a country’s culture and atmosphere. I particularly enjoy the literature.
I achieved A*s in both French and Spanish at GCSE and high As at A-Level.
At school I was very involved with the modern languages department. At our monthly Spanish discussion classes I often led discussions and made presentations to other staff and students. I won the French academic prize three times, and the Spanish academic prize at the end of my school career.
I have helped friends and classmates throughout my school career with their work, so am used to checking through work and explaining difficult concepts.
I have worked with a languages business that allowed me to partake in a conversation group with other adults. I helped create a blog for them, and practised translation work.
The idea of tutoring GCSE and A-Level French and Spanish really appeals to me as I love to discuss my subjects with others, and if the tutor is passionate, this makes the learning process much more inspiring and fun for the student!
I can also help out with university applications. I have been through the challenging Oxbridge application process, so would be happy to do mock interviews or check through personal statements.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Spanish||A Level||£20 /hr|
Firstly, the important thing to remember is that the subjunctive is not a tense, but a mood used to express doubt, incertitude, and desire. The subjunctive has different tenses within it, therefore cannot be described as being one tense alone. It may seem complicated at first but once you understand the general rules, it becomes easier to recognise and use!
The subjunctive is used:
1) To express doubt. For example "Je ne pense pas que ce soit une bonne idée"
2) To command someone to do something. For example "Je veux que tu le fasses."
3) When triggered by particular phrases that require the subjunctive in the next part of the clause. These include "bien que" "pour que" "afin que" "à moins que"
4) To express necessity. For example, "il est essentiel qu'on fasse un effort pour protéger l'environnement."
5) To express emotion. For example, "Je suis triste qu'il ne soit pas là".
Remember that by contrast, the indicative is used in sentences to express certainty and undeniable truth or fact. For example, "il est certain que c'est vrai". However, when used in the negative, phrases such as "il n'est pas certain que", "il n'est pas vrai que" "il n'est pas clair que" then require the use of the subjunctive as they express doubt.
Therefore, "il est certain que c'est vrai" becomes "il n'est pas certain que ce soit vrai" in the subjunctive.
I hope this has been useful, and will be happy to answer any other questions you might have about the subjunctive mood!see more