French-learning adventures

for your child(ren), you and me!

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Schools

Are you a primary school practitioner looking for support with the delivery of French? Click below to see how I can help you!

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Families

Do you want a child (or children) in your life to learn French from the comfort of their own home? Click below to find out how they can learn with me!

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Conferences

Are you looking for an experienced trainer, speaker or presenter for your event? Click here to find out which areas of language teaching I can deliver on for you!

 

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Welcome to Nattalingo

The Mobile and Virtual French Language Teacher

My name is Nathalie Paris (I promise you, it is my real French name!) and after teaching full-time in secondary education for 19 years I decided to become self-employed : having enjoyed teaching languages for over 10 years in primary feeder schools, I chose to focus on that (I currently still teach in 2 schools) ; then in order to share my extensive collection of French books with others… the idea came about (it was my very good friend Carol’s!) of putting them in a mobile library ! I ran storytelling sessions on my bus from 2015 to 2020; sadly, in February 2020, I had to let go of it… I am still here though: I am currently available for storytelling sessions in schools (remotely!) and can also support primary schools (click here to find out how) and families (click here to find out how) with their language teaching in many ways. 

The name Nattalingo was my son’s idea: as I am called Nathalie, it is a play on words combining my name and the word lingo. Natha-lingo didn’t read right so we changed the spelling!

Please note that I am regularly CRB checked.

Want to know more?

Whether you’re part of a school, a family or are interested in my speaking services, I’d love to hear from you (beaucoup !).

Find out about me, Nathalie Paris, AKA Nattalingo!

I aim to inspire and support children, school staff and families as they embark on a long and happy language learning journey together… a journey full of stories!!

Nathalie with puppet on hand teaching children
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What are people saying about Nattalingo?

Nathalie has been working with our school since 2016, having a significant and positive effect on the teaching and learning of French in school, but also enriching the lives of our students: building their Cultural Capital. She often leads whole school assemblies to showcase the activities she has delivered with the children. The staff and children love these as she uses a range of interesting resources and activities (role-play, story-telling, puppets and props) and lots of humour to communicate her passion for France and the French language and excite and engage the Carville Family. Nathalie has an excellent and engaging communication style and on many levels communicates clearly and precisely in both English and French. It is incredibly beneficial to the children to become immersed in another culture through Nathalie’s experiences and to compare their lives to the lives of people living in France. Nathalie is dedicated, committed, always thoroughly prepared and has boundless energy. Her involvement with school has given us a model of effective delivery of National Curriculum French and we are incredibly grateful for her time and expertise.

Mr Rob Harker
Headteacher, Carville Primary School

Nathalie has been a huge help to our school. Over a year ago she helped us to start our MFL journey. On the whole our staff lacked confidence and were very anxious about teaching French. After a number of staff meetings and a few modelled lessons everyone felt a lot better and were keen to have a go at the games that had been modelled. She helped to advise us on a scheme to use that would both support the staff and appeal to the children. Nathalie has also been into school to help with European day of languages. She led an assembly which had all of the children singing and joining in with actions. She has been and still is a great help with all things MFL related.

Gemma Smith
South Stanley Junior School

Nathalie’s boundless energy and enthusiasm charmed all those who attended our online workshops which were aimed at primary school practitioners. Her easy demeanour and practical tips made the topic seem accessible to all who attended. Delegates were full of praise for her very straight forward and step by step delivery. It is wonderful to have Nathalie act as an advocate for primary language learning and to so fervently offer support for the delivery of an international perspective to learning. Translating ideas into easy to follow steps for classroom leaders to adopt is one of Nathalie’s strengths – coupled with her great personality, it makes her an inspiring speaker and one who can help transform classroom learning.

Brian Stobie
International Officer, Durham County Council British Council Ambassador

Nathalie Paris is a very generous professional offering her French resources to us over lockdown. My children absolutely loved her videos and they particularly liked the song Le Poussin Piou that she recommended. The beauty of her being a native is that she knows the culture so well and that is important too when you are learning a language. Thank you for all your hard work.

Susan Paez