“The day I returned from school and announced that I had been forecast a ‘U’ in GCSE French was a turning point in my linguistic studies. Dad immediately took to the internet, looking for a Proper French Teacher who could re-ignite my desire to speak a language rather than seek to extinguish it. He found Alexa somehow on the web and I had an introductory lesson with her. After that, there was no turning back. I wanted to learn, looked forward to my lessons (even the homework) and far from achieving the ‘U’ that had been predicted for me, passed GCSE French a year early with an ‘A’. The difference was that Alexa made the lessons fun and I learned without realising I was learning. I wasn’t following the GCSE syllabus, I was just learning the French language! Now a couple of years later, far from leaving it there, I am studying for my “A” level and have been confident enough to spend a week on my own, working in a French business in Rouen in France! I consider talking to Alexa on a friendly basis and I learn at the same time!”