David Taylor

French, Spanish, German

Recently retired after 30 years as Head of Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish) at a secondary school in Devon, David has taught thousands of young students and adults. In his academic position, he specialised in teaching French, English, German and Spanish.

As Head of Year in his former school in England, David routinely chaired meetings with parents and a wide range of external agencies. He also mentored trainee teachers launching their future careers.

Additionally, David has TEFL experience and used to lead cultural exchanges with partner schools in France and Germany as well as being a team manager for The Ten Tors Challenge, an annual weekend expedition for teams of young people in Dartmoor, organised by the British Army.

David now lives abroad in Italy having moved to the country in early 2020 with his wife and his dog!


David is very well qualified in teaching languages; he graduated with an Honours Degree in German and French from the University of Lancaster and a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and Media Studies from the University of Nottingham.

David has been teaching French, English, German and Spanish as foreign languages for over 30 years.

Prior to his position as Head of Modern Foreign Languages in French, German, Spanish at a secondary school in England, David was an Information and Communication Technology teacher. He has also been Head of Year.

He speaks English, French, German and Spanish.



Conversational French

Just a brief email about my trial lesson with David today. It went flawlessly! Not only did the technology work, but David had to pitch the taster session at exactly the right level for me. Thanks for organising that. We've agreed a regular lesson on Saturday mornings. French is back on the menu!



parent of Tom, studying KS3 French

Tom is thoroughly enjoying his classes and David is obviously as enthusiastic teacher as Tom is a French student - a great match! We are extremely grateful that Tom is able to carry on with his learning, especially with all that is happening in schools at the moment. The fact that he so looks forward to his lessons with David and that he really wants to speak and learn more French, makes me a very happy parent indeed.

Feedback from David's students