Qualified – Experienced – Professional – Personable

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for visiting this site. I hope you will find it useful.

I live in Oxford with my husband Andrew and my small dog Saffron, a photo of us below.

I am qualified to teach general or business English as a second language and I am graduated from the University of Salamanca.  I am trilingual as I studied languages.  I was educated in three countries but have spent most of my life in the United Kingdom.  I know the challenges of learning a language and having to adapt to a new culture.

I moved to Poitiers (France) where I first started teaching in 2004.  I worked for Le Laboratoire de Langues in Châtellerault, Le Lycée St André, the Chamber of Commerce in Niort and La Providence in Poitiers amongst others. I came back to the UK in 2006.  I have taught children as young as 4 years old, teenagers, adults and professionals in schools and in my home.  I am now in Oxford teaching online and I am also working with Language Agents who place students with us.  They are accredited by the British Council which have high teaching standards.

For a while, I worked as an Account Manager as well as Business Development Manager in different markets and industries but teaching is my passion in life.  Business English is a very specific area.  Tutoring professional adults is different from general English.  The method and materials used are different.  This is the reason why I have also trained and obtained a qualification from International House to teach Business English. Visit my LinkedIn Profile to find out more.

I enjoy developing my skills.  I recently passed the International House qualification to teach one-to-one and went on the Teaching Online course created by Cambridge Assessment English which is part of Cambridge University.   I want to help learners because it gives me a great sense of fulfilment when they realise that they have made progress. It is also great to get to know them.

I am an active person. I go to the swimming pool several times a week, and I attend a Pilates class every Monday.  I take my small dog on a one-hour walk in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside every day.   Once a year, I head for the slopes, I am a keen skier.  At home, I enjoy gardening, playing croquet in the summer, watching a good movie, cooking tasty food (I do try very hard), baking cakes, or reading the News.  When I go out for entertainment, I select a film at the cinema, Sunday lunch in a pub, or the museum to see a new exhibition.  I also like live music, the theatre and classical ballets.  Finally, I regularly visit my family and friends or go travelling with Andrew on our holidays.

I have created this site so you can get to know us and give you the opportunity to deal directly with me.  Please visit Google reviews to read more students’ feedback.

Don’t hesitate to email or phone should you have a question.  Write in your language I can use Google Translate.

I’m here if you want us to reach your objectives and make significant progress.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,


Why am I different?

I am a qualified teacher for general and business English as well as one-to-one and online teaching.

I customise the lessons to your level and objectives.  During the first lesson, I will assess your level, we will find out your learning style (visual, audio or kinesthetic) and we will do a needs analysis to ascertain your goals.

We can first talk on Skype or Zoom to give you the opportunity to MEET ME prior to booking a homestay with us.  You can select online lessons prior to getting the full learning experience with Live & Learn Homestay in Oxfordshire.  Live & Learn Homestay allows you to choose between individual lessons or the more cost-effective option which is 2:1, you can be taught with a friend.

During your Homestay, there is a GREAT RANGE of activities you can choose from.  It can be tailored to make your language learning experience truly memorable.

All in WORLD-RENOWNED CITY of OXFORD well known for its University Colleges as well as their high quality of teaching.  Oxford and its surroundings offer a variety of things to do and see.  It is a privilege to be situated here.

What can you expect?

  • Lessons Outline will be provided.
  • Expect Regular Feedback & Progress Review.
  • A Certificate of Attendance is given to all students.
  • Click here to see my qualifications.
  • Public Liability Insured.
  • Criminal Record Bureau checked.
  • Flexibility and availability 7 days a week.
  • No hidden charges and no VAT applicable.
  • Homestay includes:
    • Fresh food cooked every day.
    • Fruits, coffee or tea available at any time of the day.
    • We make sure we don’t cook with ingredients you dislike.
    • Three hearty meals a day including a breakfast of your choice.
    • Private and clean double room in a warm house.
    • Laundry free of charge.
    • Free WIFI.
    • We have Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts.
    • Croquet & Swing Ball in the garden during the summer.
    • Nintendo Wii with games.
    • Selection of books that are graded to your level.
    • Children play area with a zip wire, table tennis, tennis courts nearby.
    • Parks and shops including supermarkets, a chemist, a bank, a Post Office and a Costa Coffee round the corner.
    • Local bus to Oxford city centre a few steps away from our close.
    • Children are never left in the house on their own.
    • A friendly, welcoming and caring family.

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Meet the students & parents

What do they say?



Max came to Oxford because he wanted to gain more confidence in English



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Gabin & Nathan came to experience life in England and make quick progress before starting senior school in France.

English course
Service Type
English course
Provider Name
Bruneau Language Homes,
The Rookery,Kidlington,Oxfordshire-OX5 1AW,
Telephone No.OX5 1AW
Learn English quickly with Caroline Bruneau - your private teacher with a live & learn homestay in Oxford, Greater London area, UK