It's time toSPEAK
FRENCH
WITH
CONFIDENCE
in 8 weeks.

Are you ready to unlock the confident francophone inside?

Fed up of coming away from conversations feeling inadequate, disappointed, or frustrated?

Fed up learning, learning, learning, without seeing spoken progress?

Fed up of relying on French friends for day-to-day admin?

Let me help you get out of that negative cycle and put you on a healthy path so that you can fully enjoy life in your new home, with one-on-one French coaching.

I know what I’m talking about because I’m English, not French.

Book your FREE consultation with me to find out if we’d be a good fit.

Frustration, disappointment, guilt, stress, embarrassment.

IS THAT YOUR FRENCH REALITY?

They don’t just go away.

You can keep trying to figure it out yourself, but that could take you years.

What are you going to do aujourd’hui to make you more confident demain?

Which limiting beliefs do you need to overcome in order to move forward every day?

Your coach

SALUT, JE M’APPELLE ALEX!

 

I’m English but for the last 5 years, I’ve been living in Montpellier in the south of France.

I felt lonely at first. I had had an unsuccessful stint at a Paris language school and my confidence was low, to say the least. I opted for a month-long placement in Montpellier with a family in order to have that immersive experience. I spoke some French…but a lot of English too. I beat myself up for that!

The problem was, that I was in a rush and was criticising myself for everything I did that wasn’t French, and I was comparing myself to others. Because of that, I moved forward so slowly. It wasn’t until I had a huge mindset shift that I was able to constantly move forward with French without guilt-tripping myself.

I learned from LOTS of trial and error anxiety-strewn encounters in French in person and on the phone (shudder) such as doctor’s appointments, job interviews, language exchanges, SFR technical support, and other social occasions that there was a way to live here without all that. I learned that us French learners put WAY too much pressure on ourselves. Pressure that is unwarranted. And it’s greater as expats as the language is all around us. How can we be around so many people and yet feel so alien? It gives real meaning to the word “foreigner”. This pressure and associated negative feelings are a big part holding you back too.

So when I hear someone say “You live in France. It makes sense you speak French.” or “If you come to France and just speak, you’ll be fluent.” they’re over-simplifying a hugely complex challenge for English-speakers like you and me, and that can really take the wind out of our sails.

I want you to know that it’s normal if you are feeling frustrated. At the challenge, and at the people who think like the above. I was too, for a long time, and that’s because, in reality, it’s far more complicated than we thought.

I’d like to help you make the transformation I made, in a fraction of the time. It is simple. But simple isn’t always easy. That’s why I became a coach: to guide and support you as you put in place the mindset and learning practices into, well, practice, and start speaking French with confidence.

Alex

“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 will always be 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:

LEARN POWERFUL TECHNIQUES

I will teach you what you need to know at each stage. It is paced to match your progress and needs and you will apply what I teach through daily and one-off exercises.

ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK-UPS

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.

LANGUAGE Q&A

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.

UNLIMITED SUPPORT

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.

LIFETIME ACCESS

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

Before working with Alex, I was frustrated with myself for not focusing on French more. I was also switching to English whenever possible, as it was easier.

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.

Ciara M, Ireland

Business Owner, Montpellier

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!

Ashley R, USA

Teaching Assistant, Montpellier

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ON WHY COACHING WAS SO BENEFICIAL FOR HIM

JULIE HAD BEEN LEARNING FOR YEARS BUT COULDN’T SPEAK

Working with Alex to overcome my mental block in being able to speak french has been a life-changing experience for me. I’m an intermediate French learner but all my life I’ve been frustrated by my lack of ability to just speak french when the opportunity arose.
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.
Julie P, UK

Educational Administrator, Guildford

Votre investissement

YOUR INVESTMENT

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, it will range from 1,128€ – 1,499€.

Ensuite

NEXT STEPS

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 free consultation call to discuss your ambitions and struggles further, and you can ask me any questions you may have.