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Reviews

Business

French As You Like It provides an informal yet engaging approach to learning French in Paris. The way in which the lessons are targeted to the student’s personal level and structured around local points of interest ensures that they remain enjoyable and educational beyond merely learning the language.

Ali, British intern in a law firm

Catherine is a wonderful French teacher and who is very patient. My confidence in speaking French grew using new phrases.

Daniel, owner of a direct mail company

Our class books vary from a weekly newspaper to a rock climbing magazine. She makes our French lessons useful and fun!

Adrian, from London, is a financial executive in Paris passionate about rock-climbing

My husband and I were in Paris for two months for work and fun. We not only learned the grammar and vocabulary, but we got a good understanding of what it’s like to live and work in Paris. We really enjoyed how our private French classes were held at different locations throughout Paris.

Arum and Elliott, spent two months in Paris

I needed to convince recruiters that my French was good enough to work in a French company. Marguerite gave me dictées and prepared job interviews. With her business background, she is perfectly aware of the French executive job market and it was easy to learn to speak French more fluently.

Paul, from Canada, 3 months of French classes and shortly after found a job in a Paris based a consulting firm

What has worked particularly well for me in our French classes is that if necessary we can drop into English if I have some very specific questions or do not fully understand something, which avoids any confusion.

Matt, Managing Director of Human Scale

Spontaneity and flexibility in French As You Like It’s teaching method, which is really unique, empowers the student to learn as they like it.

Cheryl, real estate manager

The French course is tailored to the needs of the student using a variety of French As You Like It tools (e.g. grammar exercises, vocabulary building, reading comprehension, etc.). The format is a great way to learn to speak French in Paris and explore the city of Paris at the same time.

Lei, from Los Angeles, master’s student at ESMOD, Paris

Marguerite is a terrific instructor and I cannot recommend her too highly.  My French fluency and confidence have improved greatly as a result of her efforts.  She’s professional yet also friendly and personable.  French As You Like It is also very flexible about rescheduling classes when that is necessary.

Neil K, diplomat at the US embassy in Paris

Expats

We are very happy that we found “French As Kids Like It” as you fulfilled our needs exactly. We appreciated your service and flexibility (lessons at our apartment at times we asked). Blandine is a very nice person and the kids loved the way she structured the lessons.

Rita, mother of Celine (14) and Nicolas (12), spent two weeks in Paris and took Private French lessons in Paris

French As You Like It has been indispensable in helping me learn to speak French and also adjust to life in Paris. It felt incredibly reassuring as a foreigner here to know that I had someone I could count on to help orient me to life in Paris, from simple things like how to use the post office to dealing with unexpected issues with my apartment.

Tzuming, manager in Arizona, spent 6 months in Paris

Marguerite doesn’t follow a specific format for her French courses. (…) She first figured out where my weak points were and then, step by step, we tackled them together. Her style of French teaching was just right for me.

Liz lives in Paris half of the year

Thank you again for your kindness and skill in giving French lessons. We learned much more than how to speak French, we also learned a great deal about the history, culture, customs, and fashion. You made our time in “French class” very enjoyable.

Steve and his wife took a French course during their summer in Paris

Thank you for making my experience in Paris so memorable. I was so lucky to find a program such as yours. The whole experience from start to finish was a delight.

Victoria Davison, an expat student

I said goodbye to Blandine and Coraline who have nursed my French from next to nothing – now I can speak enough French to buy band aids (ampoules) at a French pharmacy, make a reservation at a restaurant and sound like I actually know what I’m talking about.

Rachel, from Oregon, US, took a 3 month sabbatical in Paris

Thank you for making my experience in Paris so memorable. I was so lucky to find a French language course like yours. It was just what I wanted. I not only learned to speak French but got to see a lot of Paris. I really enjoyed being with Florence as she made learning French seem manageable and fun. Can’t wait to come back and have more French lessons at cafes and see more of Paris. This is France as I like it!

Maria, writer, spent a month in Paris on holiday

For each French lesson the teacher would suggest a new and interesting place in Paris to meet (…). As I progressed, I found myself being complimented by Parisians on how well I’d learnt to speak French.

Kim spent a year in Paris developing her own tourism business

French As You Like It classes not only gave me the opportunity to quickly learn the basics of the French language, but provided me with a fantastic “insiders guide” to Paris. The lessons were adapted to my standard, enabling me to progress at my own pace.

Nigel H, executive

I think these French lessons are especially appropriate for students who have just finished intermediate level classes. Using Paris as the classroom ensures high interest and motivation and allows the teacher to individualize and tailor the French course to fit her students’ needs.

Jennifer, Spanish teacher near San Francisco

The transition from book to real life was a unique experience that gave me the confidence to speak French in Paris and integrate much more during my time in France, making it one of my best trips ever!”

Erin, from San Francisco, works in Paris part of the year

I knew that we had found the right French language school, but we were overwhelmed by how much we enjoyed learning French from Elizabeth. Among the most important lessons we learned was the importance of the French language to the history and culture of her people. We saw parts of Paris we would never have seen without her by our side.

Naomi and Ray, American tourists

My husband and I were in Paris for a month for work and fun. We not only learned the grammar and vocabulary, but we got a good understanding of the French culture and what it’s like to live and work in Paris.

Jennifer Parker, an expat

Children and Families

We are very happy that we found “French As Kids Like It” as you fulfilled our needs exactly. We appreciated your service and flexibility (lessons at our apartment at times we asked). Blandine is a very nice person and the kids loved the way she structured the lessons.

Rita, mother of Celine (14) and Nicolas (12), spent two weeks in Paris and took Private French lessons in Paris

Jago has come back much more confident in speaking French and has learnt a lot of new words. It has been a worth while experience, especially the walks that they took around Paris, which makes it so much more interesting than being in the classroom all the time.

Tamsin, father of Jago, 12 year old student on an intensive French course

My 15-year-old daughter studied French for two years, but could not say anything sensible. I decided to organize French lessons for Mary while on holiday. Obviously, I wanted to participate as well, although my French was at level zero. We spent five marvelous days learning French in Paris with Veronik. We have been to Paris many times before and it was the first time that I could explain to taxi drivers where I wanted to get to and be understood!

Andrey about an intensive French course he took with his daughter

I am absolutely pleased with Blandine and her interaction with Joshua. Her ability to keep him engaged for the entire 90 minutes is amazing; he laughs out-loud frequently during their time together and is obviously enjoying his French lessons.

Anne Marie, mother of Joshua (5)

Lessons with French As You Like It are so fantastic. Jacob loves his teacher. She helps him greatly with his homework in French. I cannot say enough positive things about her. She is a very intelligent person, and more importantly, a gifted French teacher.

Kathleen, mother of 9 year old Jacob who has French lessons once a week after school

Every lesson we start off by reviewing our last lesson; then we play a game, sing a song or practice a skit in French; then we do another worksheet before getting our homework for next time.

Carter,13 year old, spent a semester in Paris with his family