About Us: the experienced, bilingual French teacher, and the chef

Learn French… in town

The chef and the French teacher

Bernadette and Antoni Hoste-Mackowski successfully ran for 18 years French and Spanish à la Carte, a private language school for all levels and ages in London. Having sold it in 2004, Bernadette now gives private intensive courses in London.

Bernadette - experienced French teacher

Bernadette, the native French-speaking teacher, is well known in the South London region for her excellent teaching skills. Her innovative style matches the individual needs of each pupil. She combines her enthusiasm and her sense of fun with a thoroughly professional approach to teaching the language.

Bernadette is equally at ease with young children learning French whilst playing games, as well as with teenagers having to brush up their French for exams.

She has been tutoring GCSE, AS and A2 students for more than 25 years, with excellent records of examination success.

She has now updated her teaching to include the new International Baccalaureate.

Bernadette also has a lot of experience teaching adults wanting to learn or improve the language for whatever reason.

Antoni - organiser, and chef

Antoni, still learning French and getting better at it, is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the school. He is also an excellent chef.


Wimbledon Park tube station, the stop for Learn French in Town. Right: Parliament and MP's offices, London

Westminster, London

Wimbledon Park, London