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Who is Petite Etoile?

Bonjour et Bienvenue! 
Thank you for your interest in Petite Etoile.  My name is Lisa Kaler.  Since the age of 7 years old, I have had a hunger for language learning.  On a family holiday in Brittany, I watched my Dad buy a cauliflower in French from the elderly lady next door and was awe-struck.  From that moment, I was hooked on speaking French.  
I progressed through GCSE and A-level and at the age of 18 I took a gap year living and working on the outskirts of Paris.  Here I learnt real French and also a love of all things French!  A year later I resumed my studies at Kings College London and was fortunate to spend the third year of my degree working in the Rue Royale in Paris and living just behind the Eiffel Tower in Avenue de la Bourdonnais.  Quelle chance! I graduated in 2002 with a First Class Honours Degree in French and Management.

I became a French and German teacher in 2004 and quickly progressed to Head of French and subsequently Head of Languages at Sharnbrook Academy in Bedfordshire.   In 2018 and a mum of two girls, I chose to leave the teaching profession to start my own exciting venture. 
Through fun, games, music and drama I aim to spark the love of language learning with your child.  In each session they will improve their listening, social and communication skills as well as their thinking skills.  This skill-set will help them grow in confidence and your child will be more successful in the classroom and beyond.  

In 2019 I decided to expand Petite Etoile to GCSE & A-level tutoring on a one-one basis.  Such a privilege to teach in this way - students make so much progress and it's so much fun too!   

In The



Click here to see the French word of the day!


French lessons & language tools from Laura K. Lawless.​


Learn French alongside your child with this fun interactive site!


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07806 768604


I'm proud to be part of:

Global Innovative Language Teachers

Languages in Primary Schools

Secondary MFL Matters

Primary Languages Network

Over 13 years language teaching experience



Allez-y! Give our French sessions a try.  I am confident your child will love them as much as I enjoy delivering them.

I hope to see you soon.


A bientôt!


Lisa Kaler

Director of Petite Etoile Ltd.

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