I am hoping to find a job where I can teach A-level French from September but I am worried about my ability to teach kids up to A-grade. I have the appropriate qualifications on paper (1st from Oxf) but after a few years working in a non-languages-related career and then as a teacher only teaching up to GCSE level (11-16 school), I feel like my French is not at the level it once was- particularly when it comes to use of the subjunctive, past historic, very idiomatic language etc. This problem is in addition to having to get to grips with the new AS/A-level syllabus! I can't leave my family to go and spend a few weeks in France to 'top-up' as it were and I'm sure that once I have taught the full A-level a few times I will look back on this crisis of confidence and laugh (I hope) but at the moment I am really worried about it as I am a bit of a perfectionnist and don't want to let the brightest kids down. Would a summer of looking at the spec/coursebooks/revision of lesser used tenses etc etc be enough do you think or would you only give the job to someone who was 100% fluent?