Sophie Gavrois

Department of Modern Languages
Language Tutor in French

Contact details

Room 119, Ashley Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am a native speaker of French and come from Saint-Etienne, France. I joined the Centre for Modern Languages in 2003. I enjoy very much teaching French, as a foreign language or as native or second language, and I have 18 years of teaching experience.


  • MA in Philosophy (Lyon 3 University)
  • BA in Politics (Lyon 3 University)
  • PG Certificate in Translation Studies (Sheffield University)
  • DOPLA Certificate (Sheffield University)


I teach from Absolute Beginners to very Advanced French on both the IWLP programme and on the Summer course programme. The levels I teach vary from one year to other.

Other activities

  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Secretary of and teacher at Farandole, the Saturday French school, Birmingham -
  • Tutor of French, as a native and/or second language (FLAM/FLES) to children, teenagers and adults.


  • Collins Advanced French Grammar with Practice Exercises, Collins, 2013
  • French Grammar Buster, with Tony Buzan, Collins Language Revolution, 2010
  • French Word Power, with Tony Busan, Collins Language Revolution, 2009
  • French Beginner Plus, with Tony Buzan, Collins Language Revolution, 2009
  • French in a click, Collins Easy Learning, 2010
  • French phrasebook, Collins Easy Learning, 2010