Eric Koseff

Teacher Profile

I am a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand and hold a Master’s Degree in French Literature (passed with distinction). I also hold a diploma in Marketing and Advertising.

After having spent 4 years in the advertising industry, I decided to go back to what I love doing – sharing the journey of discovering the French language with my students.

I gained invaluable experience teaching and lecturing in many educational institutions including the Alliance Française, UNISA, Wits Language School, Wits University, Jeppe High School and the Holy Rosary School. This exposed me to many different learning methodologies, some more effective than others.

Because I personally conduct all classes, you are assured of having a competent, well qualified, enthusiastic and committed teacher at all times.

The three-tier method that I have developed, facilitates and accelerates the learning process. I came to understand that the use of multiple sources of information, rather than a single source, is the key to success. With a variety of methods and different approaches, the learning experience is enhanced and expedited.    

I have over 20 years of experience teaching French and over 15 years of experience teaching business French. I have also done a great deal of translation and interpreting over the past two decades.

I operate independently and have done so for over 15 years.

Corporate clients (past & present)

  • Michelin Tyres
  • Renault
  • Peugeot
  • Electricité de France
  • L’Oréal
  • Risk and Co
  • Louis Dreyfus
  • MH Aviation
  • African Parks
  • Air Liquide
  • China Shipping
  • Sogea Satom
  • Ivanhoe Mines
  • Oracle
  • Strategnos

As indicated above, I work with many large French subsidiaries based in South Africa, as well as South African companies that do business with Francophone Africa.

  • I am an employee of Sogea Satom, a French owned company based in the East Rand of Johannesburg. I’ve been learning French for more than 2 years now and I must say that I am progressing very well. The French language is a very difficult language but through the facilitation of Mr. Eric Koseff it has turned out to be rather fascinating. He is very professional and makes the language easy to understand. The study tools that he uses in class are extremely helpful and we always want to do our best under his guidance. Bon courage!

    Kwena Phadu
    Human Resources Manager
  • Eric has a wonderfully interactive method for teaching which is both practical and entertaining. As a group, we have enjoyed working together, listening to songs, and using the multiple books he used. After only a few lessons we were able to start having simple conversations and navigate our way around travel situations and business scenarios.

    Cara Waller
    Programme Manager: Twende Mbele
  • We have been studying French with Eric for a while now. Eric is very professional, patient & makes the experience fun, entertaining, & interesting. Thanks to his open approach we have progressed nicely & look forward to our weekly French lessons.

    Peter & Tracy Lipworth
  • Working for a French company it has been very helpful to attend classes with Eric Koseff. I have learned to read and write enough French to be understood when necessary and I can also understand when the language is spoken, which comes in handy when people around you don’t realise you understand their conversations. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning a new language and the benefits of speaking and writing in the correct tenses. A useful tool in my daily work.

    Thalita Harrison
    Michelin South Africa
  • Renault South Africa has partnered with Eric for the past 4 years, to develop French language skills. Eric is an excellent teacher for native English speaking students. He offers the learners a combination of tools which has allowed for enhanced learning.

    Jenni Stephen
    Human Resources Director Renault South Africa