Transform the way your planned speaking practise sessions go. Make progress every single time.
"It's interesting because I always thought that I could only improve my spoken French by listening more and speaking more, but never thought of structuring it like this as we often do with written French. Also, being a teacher of English, I have used something similar with my students (but again for reading and writing), and it never struck me that I could use it to improve my own French. A big thank you!"
Vrinda from India living in Switzerland, B1 (Intermediate)
DO YOU STRUGGLE TO SPEAK FRENCH WITH CONFIDENCE?
Are you not making progress as fast or as consistently as possible in your spoken French? Are you tired of not knowing when the next step forward is going to come? When you have a good base of knowledge of the French language, you tend to feel like to have more access to it and *should* be able to speak about a wide range of topics. No more simple self-introductions and weather small-talk, right? It's time to REALLY speak! I get it, I've felt that myself. The problem is that at this point we are so desperate to get out of the learning environment and into REAL conversations that we often remove structure altogether. My guide bridges the gap: it gives you stimulating conversations on whatever topics you choose, whilst also keeping you within certain carefully configured parameters so that you can speak naturally but consistently make progress. Don't walk into a potential confidence catastrophe. Slow down, remember it's ok that you're learning, and add structure. Follow the simple steps in the guide, implement them, and eventually shape them to your will, and you'll be a fluent speaker in no time.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The intermediate French learner who wants to see consistent speaking progress or the advanced learner who wants more stability and reliable progress.
WHY IT WORKS
It encourages you to see speaking practice as a planned exercise in order to deliberately target specific areas of your spoken French that you want to improve. Its 4 techniques are simple to follow. They open your mind to the importance of taking an intentional and pragmatic approach to your speaking by setting specific objectives for every opportunity. Behind them is my belief in the effectiveness of basic mindfulness practices - acknowledging that the more self-aware you become regarding your relationship with the challenge of learning French, the more equipped you'll be to face the obstacles you come up against. Structuring my conversations helped me stay in a positive mindset and from B1 (intermediate) to C1 (advanced) level much faster than I would have without it. J'en suis sûr ! My coaching students all get a copy and they have helped me improve it to the current edition!
My 4-step methodology for getting the most out of your speaking sessions. Real-world examples that put the theory into practice. Exercises for you to check your understanding. A brief guide to how to use the techniques in different contexts - 1:1 classes, language exchanges, and practice with friends & family. Reusable PDF Templates for you to use in your own speaking sessions.
Les avis / Reviews
"I really liked the guidance to structure and prepare conversations on certain topics. It feels a little awkward to plan out a conversation ahead of time, but taking the time to prepare some vocabulary and phrases in a specific subject really helped my scheduled French speaking time feel more purposeful and effective. Definitely will continue using this method."
Deannah, USA, B1 (Intermediate)
"I've had to go by trial-and-error over three years to figure out a structure to language exchanges. However, you can cut the chase with the help of this guide. Alex reveals the secret sauce to fulfilling & positive language exchanges in a step-by-step approach. Even though I consider myself to be a seasoned "language exchanger", there was a lot to take away from this comprehensive guide: mindsets, context and comprehensive templates. I wish this guide existed when I started out with language learning!"
Abby, USA - C1 (Advanced)
"The techniques outlined in this guide are a must-have for all new learners who are ready to make the jump into real, fluid conversations. They guide you through each section with ease and plenty of chances to interact, which makes you feel ready the conversation plan. This guide has greatly improved my spoken French and the way I go about conversations!"
Lewis, UK, B1 (Intermediate)
"The template has a format for structuring speaking practice which I have found the most frustrating thing about learning French. I really like that the guide gives me a format and a purpose and when I get lost in the conversation I go back to what words I wanted to practice that session."
April, USA, A2 (Elementary)
"I would definitely recommend every learner to use it especially a must for B2+ levels since these levels require lot of self-work, its great to have a guide which can help to keep track on your mistakes be it pronunciation or use of article after verbs which is my case. The templates are very well structured right from preparing your class to end of the class wherein you rate yourself and keep a track on your progress."
Gandha, India, B2 (Upper Intermediate)