Are you ready to unlock the confident francophone inside?
Fed up learning, learning, learning, without seeing spoken progress?
Fed up of relying on French friends for day-to-day admin?
Do you want to be able to make French friends of your own, not just steal your partner’s?
Do you want to speak French at work even though the professional language is English?
Do you want people to see you as an equal rather than the struggling foreigner?
Let me help you help you see the challenge of learning French in a new light so that you can fully enjoy life in your new home, with personalised one-on-one French coaching.
Frustration, disappointment, guilt, stress, embarrassment.
IS THAT YOUR FRENCH REALITY?
They won’t just go away on their own.
It’s likely that without a new approach and action you’ll:
- Still be disappointed in yourself for your efforts at work with tes collègues.
- Continue to be “busy” and let another week or month go by until the next nerve-wracking encounter.
- Never sign up to that yoga class because they won’t want someone slow to understand to waste their time, right?
Many expats spend more money, time, and energy avoiding speaking French and putting it off until tomorrow. Is that going to be you?
WHAT WORKED AS A BEGINNER WON’T NECESSARILY WORK NOW
Using apps like Duolingo, taking teacher-led French classes, and listening to podcasts might be great for beginners.
At that stage, it feels great to learn anything.
Now you’re an expat and have some experience, you know you need more.
You need to speak French with confidence because it impacts your life every day.
It impacts your future and that of your family.
Time is the only resource you don’t get back. You need a strategy that is made for you and your French life.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
– Albert Einstein
A MORE French YOU IN 60 DAYS?
WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE LOOK LIKE IF…?
- You were relaxed speaking to native French speakers rather than agonising over each word?
- You felt a valued part of the local community?
- You could navigate daily life with ease knowing you have the skills to do what you need to do?
- You could simply enjoy the fact that you were learning a second language?
- You went into every French conversation with confidence?
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FRENCH
I truly believe that once you begin to master a rational and positive mindset, your progress & confidence will start to soar, accelerated by an intentional approach. Through taking responsibility for your own French, you’ll be well on your way to conversational fluency.
GET YOUR HEAD RIGHT
I’ll show you how important the right mindset and attitude are on your quest to speak French with confidence. At every stage on your journey, there is a valid reason for frustration and negativity to creep in or slam the door in your face when positives are all around you. Do any of the following thoughts ring a bell?
“I understand so much of the grammar. Why can’t I speak?! I feel like a failure.”
“I can handle a conversation with the neighbour, but then I ask for help at the shop and I have no clue what they say.”
“Another parents’ evening at school and I can’t say what I want to say.”
“Why am I speaking English again when I know I need to practice French?!”
Now that you LIVE with the language around you all the time, you need to be able to have your head in a POSITIVE space in order to enjoy the process. Tackling these thoughts and beliefs is an essential first step.
Fluency doesn’t happen overnight. But confidence can.
GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT
Feeling happy and confident in the direction your French is taking comes from seeing progress. You can’t see progress if you don’t define it. I will teach you how to set your own goals.
You aren’t a full time student. So don’t tackle everything at once. Cover what you need in order to progress according to your own targets, and ignore what you don’t. With me, everything you do will make you a better speaker.
Your French experience is unique to you. So why learn someone else’s version of the language?
Let me teach you my own techniques learned through years of trial and error.
Comment ça marche
HOW IT WORKS
BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION CALL
The first step is to book your free 45-60 minute consultation call with me. When booking, you’ll answer a handful of questions to give me a clear picture of your situation as possible in advance. During the call, I’ll ask you some more questions if needed and we’ll discuss your goals, your struggles, and any other questions to establish if we’re a good fit. There are no obligations to buy whatsoever.
WEEKLY COACHING WITH ME
You and I will meet once a week for 8-weeks for a 60-minute coaching session as well as receive pre-recorded video lessons to work on beforehand if needed. This ensures more time for your valuable questions during each session. Typically, a session involves the following:
POWERFUL LEARNING TECHNIQUES
I will teach you what you need to know each week. It is paced to match your progress and needs and you will apply what I teach through daily and one-off exercises on paper and through speaking to others.
In order to make sure you’re seeing the most French progress possible, we always review your past 7 days, talk about your wins and any struggles. In advance, you will send me anything you’d like me to prepare for our next session.
We have a running list of your questions and doubts about grammar rules and pronunciation that you’re having trouble with and we go through them one at a time as part of our sessions. I’m an expert at explaining a lot of complicated French grammar in simple English.
WEEKLY SPEAKING PRACTICE WITH YOUR FRENCH TUTOR
You will work at least once a week with a native French tutor. More often if you don’t have other speaking practice. You’ll be applying the powerful speaking techniques that I teach you. These lessons are included in your investment.
ORDER OF PLAY
The first two weeks shape your mindset to increase your belief in your existing skills. Your confidence in your spoken French will already be much greater by this point, and growing stronger by the day.
Then you’ll be ready, in the following two weeks, to learn how to really take charge of your own improvement by setting your own focussed goals.
Afterwards, based on your progress and preferences, we can dive deeper into powerful learning techniques on things like memorisation to retain high volumes of new vocabulary, how to get the most out of spontaneous French interactions, and how to be as efficient as possible in your French. All while continuing to perfect your new goal-setting skills.
You get unlimited support from me seven days a week via our shared workspace, by direct message, or by WhatsApp for any questions, doubts, highs, lows that you find yourself facing so that you can keep going as efficiently as possible.
You will have access to everything we work on together: coaching sessions, video lessons, lesson slides, worksheets, PDF resources, everything forever, either through our collaboration tool Notion, or packaged as a ZIP folder. With me, you will build good habits, and it’s important to be able to go back to helpful resources when you need to.
Access to my ever-growing list of learning resources and study activities.
READY TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOUR FRENCH?
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS Ce que l’on en dit…
CIARA WAS TRAPPED IN HER ENGLISH BUBBLE
Now, I feel much more confident about putting myself into situations now where I will have to speak French and not automatically switching to English when the chance comes.
The coaching made me focus on integrating French into my everyday life and much more willing to put myself into situations where I had to speak French.
JULIE KNEW A LOT BUT COULDN’T SPEAK
Vous et moi. Bien ensemble ?
IS THIS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU?
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR:
- You are ready to push yourself and speak French from the start.
- You need French for your life in a francophone country.
- You want to crush your limiting beliefs around French.
- You love a challenge and are ready to make improving your French a part of your daily life.
- You’re willing to make mistakes because you believe in progress over perfection and you’re not a machine.
- You already speak but feel very conscious of your limitations.
- You have already studied French and have a good grammatical foundation.
- You like the idea of learning from someone who’s been where you are.
BUT NOT FOR:
- People looking for a teacher to teach them the French language.
- Absolute beginners (A0 – A1).
- People who prefer to keep their noses stuck in books and apps and are not prepared to speak.
- People who want training in order only to pass an exam.
- People not prepared to work in between coaching sessions. This programme is designed to give you the skills and self-awareness to be a successful self-sufficient learner.
- People who can only motivate themselves through homework.
- People who want overnight success. French is a marathon, not a sprint.
N’ayez plus peur
I’M WITH YOU ALL THE WAY
With my help, you’ll go from a passionate, motivated, but frustrated learner to being a passionate, self-disciplined, more confident French learner and speaker with a purpose.
We’ll gradually build you into a competent self-sufficient French learner by attacking your limiting beliefs and carefully integrating the habits required for you to make week-on-week progress at your own pace, no matter your schedule.
If you want it enough, you will achieve it. With my approach that ensures long-term success.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS Ce que l’on en dit…
Since working with Alex, I have more direction, more organization in how I create my goals and feel that I have a system in place for me to more easily attempt and complete the things I have set for myself. Thank you for everything. It was a great experience!
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ON WHY COACHING WAS SO BENEFICIAL FOR HIM
Your particular 8-week program is tailored to you: your needs, your schedule, and frequency of your existing speaking practice. As such, the exact price will be calculated during our consultation call. However, coaching plus tutoring is between 130€ – 170€ per week.
JULIE HAD BEEN LEARNING FOR YEARS BUT COULDN’T SPEAK
Before working with Alex I was totally blocked and needed some help to get “unblocked”. Alex understood and seemed to totally get it.
He restored my belief in myself and showed me some simple but great ways to overcome my fears. He introduced me to using french with intention and setting weekly goals so I could easily see my progress. With his help and support, I’m now at the stage where I am really enjoying speaking in French regularly with several language partners and my french prof – the fun is back in French – and I couldn’t have done it without Alex.
I’m very selective about who I work with so that I can be sure to get you the best results possible.
Click on the button below to fill in a questionnaire and schedule a relaxed consultation call to discuss your ambitions and struggles further, and you can ask me any questions you may have.