Paris’s leading boutique French language school

French As You Like It offers a personable, individualized approach to learning French in the heart of Paris. It’s our mission to help you achieve your French learning goals as fast as possible.

French As You Like It, the leading boutique French language school in Paris, offers customized private French lessons crafted exclusively with your goals, needs and purpose in mind.  No cookie-cutter classes here: creating the French course that brings the best results for you is our top priority.

In addition to private lessons, we offer micro-group weekly intensive courses. With no more than 6 students per class, our fun, friendly and highly experienced teachers take pride in ensuring that each student advances consistently throughout the course by receiving ample personal attention and opportunities to speak and converse in French. For school and further education groups we offer larger class sizes (up to 35 students)

At French As You Like It, our entire team is committed to making certain that your French learning experience is exactly what you want and need it to be.  Contact us today to learn more or register for our classes!

Our Story


Like many of our students’ stories, ours is an expat tale…

In 1999, Marguerite Monnier our founder, a French native from Brittany was working as a Product manager in San Francisco when American collaborators began asking her for help with their French. She agreed and found she enjoyed introducing her native language to people eager to learn it.

When Marguerite moved to Paris for the first time in 2006, she felt thrown off-kilter by the rhythms and challenges of Parisian life.  But the experience gave her an idea…

What if she created a tutoring program that allowed visitors and expats to learn both French and more about Parisian culture at the same time?

It wouldn’t be like other programs that stuck to textbook formulas. Instead, it would be a fun yet practical program that would instill the language and wisdom newcomers need to make the most of Paris. It would also offer highly flexible lesson times to cater to the needs of busy people.

Marguerite began developing over 100 lesson plans tailored to different sites around the city, from farmer’s markets to museums and even government buildings. Her first clients were thrilled by this novel yet effective approach to learning French. After six months, her private lessons were so popular that she had to hire Parisian teachers to meet demand.

Et voilà, just like that, French As You Like It was born.


Our Clients


Since 2006, French As You Like It has helped thousands of students from across the globe, to improve their French. Today, French As you Like It welcomes over 400 students per year to our school.

We’ve enjoyed tutoring people of hugely diverse backgrounds, from business executives, celebrities and stay-at-home parents to tourists and university students.

In 2009 we created French As Kids Like It. It’s a fun introduction to French for children aged 3 to 16. Today, about a third of our students are children.

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In 2013 when some of our teachers relocated to the south of France our teaching methods as we offered Private French lessons in Nice, Private French lessons in Marseille and Private French lessons in Cannes.

In 2014 we launched FAYLI Micro-group classes with a maximum of 6 students. Here, students can quickly raise their oral French level working in small, intense groups of just six or less, matched by skill level and interests.

In 2015 we started to cater for school groups and adult tours operated by specialist tour operators to teach larger groups of 15+ students bringing FAYLI’s unique style and organization.

In 2016 We added Private French lessons in Lyon and Private French lessons in Biarritz to the French As You Like It portfolio of lesson locations.

Are you ready to improve your French with our innovative and fun techniques?

We’re ready when you are. Talk to us or drop us a line today.