KEEP 

YOUR

FRENCH

UP!

WHEN YOUR PLANS FALL THROUGH...

This year you were maybe set on travelling to France. This next trip would have been Paris. Or rural France.
But the pandemic changed your plans... as it has changed mine.
You had to put a cross on this year's trip to France.

With inevitable consequences:

  • Adieu baguettes, croissants and macarons.
  • Au revoir museums, art galleries and visits to ancient monuments and quaint historic centres.
  • Tant pis for the walks in the countryside, the discovery of lavender fields or the spotting of white storks.
  • But, beyond this, you know you won't have the opportunity to practice your French as you intended to during your trip.

And that's what frustrates you the most: no interaction with French people this year... 

Lockdown hasn't been easy for some of us.

Restriction of social activities... and now no possibility to travel to France?

It's like a dream evaporating after spending hours of planning your trips... and I know the feeling.

Tea in Provence - Stock Photos from CharMoment - Shutterstock
The Eiffel Tower in Spring © French Moments

BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS LOST!

Yes, you had to put a cross on this year's trip to France.

But if you want interaction with a French individual... well look no further!

Because, well, as it happens I am French... and also a French teacher!

I can be there for you, to help you practise your French and use any chosen topic you like as a theme.

WHY TRUST ME?

Pierre at the Angon Waterfalls, Lake Annecy © French Moments

As a French national, you’d think I would definitely be an asset in providing online French classes.

But a great dose of teaching practice is just as important. Just because someone is French it doesn't make them a French teacher.

I have been teaching French since 2002 in London at the renowned Institut Français and then Paris with Inlingua.

Between 2006 and 2014 I ran a boutique French language school in Sydney, Australia with an average of 100 students per term.

In 2012 we organised a memorable 2 week-French intensive course in Alsace with 20 adult students from Australia, the UK and the US.

Since then my family has been back in Europe from where I've been working on expanding the blog founded in 2008.

With over 100,000 monthly visitors on my blog, it has become a much appreciated source of information.

In these special times when the pandemic restricts our social interactions and travels, I am offering a new online French teaching service to our faithful French Moments community.

French Intensive Course in Alsace, Colmar © French Moments

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • This online French session is designed especially for those who want to maintain their French skills.
  • They are conversational sessions: a minimum level of French is required (as this is not a beginners course)
  • Use this time to improve your French, to discuss an upcoming trip that needs fine-tuning, talk about French current affairs, or whatever France-related topic you fancy. Your choice!  
  • This can be a face-to-face session OR you can invite your friends to join the class too (as we will be using Zoom!).

What this service is not about:

  • This is not a beginners course.
  • There is no written component. Just some preparation on the theme.
  • Apart from that, I'm quite flexible with ideas and suggestions about how you'd like the course to focus on! :-)

What PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME

The organisation of the 2 weeks intensive course in Alsace was superb, truly professional and wonderful attention to detail. Your standards are second to none, the nice little touches with our 'surprise packages', professional booklets and materials, the excursions etc. Superb!

Helen

Sydney, Australia

Imagine a fairytale village set in beautiful vineyards, nice companions, a course well-organised in every detail - small classes, experienced teachers, many opportunities to engage with French people – and a varied program of excellent excursions … I had fun, learned a lot and made good progress.

Marion

London, UK

Joining your course was the best decision I could make. It made me realize what I need to do if I am ever to progress in French. Your course was my first true conversational experience!

Thanks, Pierre!

Marci

Georgia, USA

how DO YOU ORGANISE YOUR FRENCH SESSION?

STEP 1 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Complete a the pre-call questionnaire, which will help me understand what you’re all about and get insight on how I can help you. This is where you'll mention whether the session is just for you or if you'd like other participants you know to join.

STEP 2 - RESPONSE

I will get back to you within 2 working days

STEP 3 - BOOKING AND PAYMENT

We'll agree on a session time and you'll be invited to submit your payment (via Paypal or Bank Transfer).

STEP 4 - ZOOM SESSION

We’ll talk on Zoom for a 30 minute session. Video call or just audio, that’s up to you. 

The Finer Details:

► I accept a limited number of clients each week so don't leave it too late to organise!

► If you don't speak French but want to talk about future travel plans and France (in English) that is fine too!

► Just bear in mind I am based in England... I won't be available for sessions at 3am ?

The ONLINE CONVERSATION SESSIONS I offer allow you to:

  • Talk and interact in French with a French national (you bet I'm the real thing!)
  • Benefit from my expertise in teaching French, which includes being kind, patient and friendly! I'm really here to help you feel at ease with the language.
  • Follow a conversation in French on any subject you'd like to. And if you don't have any ideas, I'll suggest a few topics to you!

GET HELP MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING YOUR FRENCH!

The price is £30 per session of 40 minutes.

Fees can be paid in Pound Sterling using PayPal secured payment system.
This allows you to pay in USD, AUD, NZD, EUR or any other currency! 

We also accept payments through WeTransfer into a local currency account in USD, AUD, EUR, GBP.


In July 2020, £30 is roughly equivalent to USD 39 or AUD 55.

FRENCH ONLINE SESSIONS F.A.Q.

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