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Enrollment is now open for Franco-PHILE level members for 60€ per month, with a 2 week free trial available.

The first step is a short, relaxed chat with me on Zoom for me to assess that the conversation classes are suited to your level. Book yours below now. I will send you a link to sign up to the community following our chat.

Franco-FAN level will cost 5€/month or 40€/year.

Franco-PHILE level will cost 30€/month or 240€/year.

Franco-FANATIQUE weekly calls will cost 12€ per call.

Upgrade or downgrade your level at any time.

La question :

How do you smash through the dreaded intermediate plateau, and keep improving your French?

La solution :

Join forces with others learning French at your level!

Do you feel like your French progress has stalled?

Welcome to the challenge of getting really good at French…

Here’s the secret: all intermediate French speakers feel their progress slowing down.

The words you need aren’t in the textbooks…​

You feel frustrated, inadequate, and guilty for not working harder.

But I know you can do this. Because I’ve done it. And I’ve shown plenty of my students how to do it, too.

And I’m going to introduce you to an incredible community who will help you smash through those limiting beliefs.
Tu veux progresser, non ? Alors…

My biggest secret to improving your French:
seeking perfection is not the answer

The truth about le plateau intermédiaire is that only real-life practice, alongside a practical, pragmatic and goal-oriented study approach, will get your progress back on track.

You need new tricks, new tools, and new speaking partners…

Introducing:

The Confident French Speaker Community

CFSC membership includes…

Exclusive video lessons on grammar, speaking, studying and self-belief

Community support from other learners at your level

Group practice and study opportunities

Free regular live calls & exclusive access to a calendar of extra live lessons

Access to all of the content from my previous courses, Parlons Grammaire and Find Your French Confidence

TU PEUX

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Start seeing real improvement you can track in as little as 7 days…
All the tools you need are in the lesson library…

Alex Barron, ton coach de français

📙 The lesson library will help you improve:

  • Your speaking skills so you can hop from topic to topic without fear or embarrassment, using a few key phrases and a fresh attitude to learning. (You can join in, even when you don’t have the vocabulary you think you need)
  • Your study success so you’re making the most of the time you put in to learning and improving your French, and tracking your intermediate progress (hint: it looks very different to beginner progress and requires a completely different approach)
  • Your grammar, so you can get to grips with the slippery technicalities of where to put le, lui, leur, y, en etc in sentences, the subjunctive, the major past tenses, relative pronouns que, qui, dont, lequel…
  • Your attitudevia the mental hacks every linguist needs to know to keep making progress.
    I explain how to fine-tune your approach for maximum results, because confidence and self-belief is the key to seeing progress at the intermediate stage.

🔑 The community is key to your progress:

  • All members are highly-motivated intermediate French learners of different ages and from different countries.
  • You’ll get access to regular (every 2 weeks) Zoom calls to practise in real time, reinforce vocab and grammar, and socialise in French.
  • Opportunities to ask Alex questions and take part in exercises designed to keep everyone speaking and progressing.
  • 24/7 access to the discussions on Discord, to share challenges, ask questions, and practise written French with each other.
  • A calendar of additional, affordable live events on specific grammar topics, which only CFSC members can book, keeping group size small, so your language progress can soar…

All led by a native English speaker who took his own French to the next level (just like you will…)

Qui est Alex ?

I’m a French language coach, YouTube video creator and native-English speaker with a passion for helping intermediate French-learners up their game.

I learned to speak fluent French as an adult (i.e. I’ve been where you are!)

Pourquoi le Confident French Speaker Community ?

I know first-hand what it’s like to feel like your French progress is slowing down in the intermediate stage…

New level, new devil, as the saying goes.

Or, to put it another way, your style of learning, as well as how you track and notice your own progress, has to change if you want to stay motivated. And to keep learning, motivation is key!

I wanted to offer my four-pronged approach (including my system to improve study, practical speaking tips, easy-to-follow grammar lessons, and self-belief coaching to boost confidence) to a dedicated group of French learners, in a new kind of setting.

I’ve learned through teaching many dedicated students that nothing beats time with other committed French learners to turbo-charge your progress.

What do you get inside the Confident French Speaker Community?

There are 2 niveaux of CFSC to choose from:

Franco-FAN members of CFSC receive:

Franco-PHILE members get:

🗣 Speak better / Mieux parler

Speaking: practical, pragmatic tips for improving your spoken French

📚 Study better / Mieux apprendre

🛠 Succeed at grammar / Réussir en grammaire

Use the in-depth grammar lessons and accompanying exercises to step your grammar up a level, including:

🤩 Have self-belief / Avoir confiance en toi

Franco-FANATIQUES (calendar of one-off live calls):

Alors, ready to join the Confident French Speaker Community?

Put your name on the waiting list below to be part of the next round of invitations in January 2023!

Enrollment is now open for Franco-PHILE level members for 60€ per month, with a 2 week free trial available.

The first step is a short, relaxed chat with me on Zoom for me to assess that the conversation classes are suited to your level. Book yours below now. I will send you a link to sign up to the community following our chat.

Franco-FAN level will cost 5€/month or 40€/year.

Franco-PHILE level will cost 30€/month or 240€/year.

Franco-FANATIQUE weekly calls will cost 12€ per call.

Upgrade or downgrade your level at any time.

Franco-FAN membership:

Franco-PHILE membership:

All of the above, PLUS…

Franco-FANATIQUE calls:

€12 per extra live call.
Only pay for the ones you use.

Here's what my students have to say:

Learn real French, not textbook French

"I don’t want to learn textbook French, I want to learn to speak the language French people actually speak. The whole point is to talk to people! And that’s what Alex is teaching.
He got me to use new language in a way that was personal to me, and that meant I was using the French I needed, to talk about my own life."

Group learning = maximum results…

"Having a one-hour conversation with other people speaking French at my level has seriously helped with my confidence."
Alim Bolar
"I love having a group to practise French with, but with the ability to bust out the English when necessary and say, I just can't seem to get this, can anyone help? And then sure enough, somebody else has thought of it in a different way, and something will click. That's why I love the group chat…

Also, Alex sets fantastic exercises on the live calls, and crowdsources the answers. You get everyone’s different thoughts, different ways of approaching the answers, and it helps so much with my learning. "
Claudine Dugan

…from a teacher-coach who remembers what it’s like to learn

"Alex remembers the hurdles for a native English-speaker learning French."
Vicky Popa
"Alex has patience, he doesn’t push, but he lets you think about it - even when I’m making big mistakes, he doesn’t make me feel stupid. And it helps that I can revert to English when I need to."
John Welsh
“He's very insightful. He is able to grasp what is confusing me and untangle it really quickly.”
Julie Plumbley
"When Alex is teaching he can tell why I’ve made a mistake, and where that mistake came from - so he addresses the English-speaking root of my mistake. I’ve never had a French teacher understand where I’m going wrong so well."
Franklin VanVolkinburg

Franco-FAN membership:

Join now to chat with new French-speaking partners online today

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Franco-PHILE membership:

All of the above, PLUS…

Join now for instant access to the whole video library + online community

Pay Monthly

Be first to the action
30 par mois
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Pay Yearly

8 months for the price of 12!
360
240 par an
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That’s a saving of 120€/year when you choose annual membership!

Franco-FANATIQUE calls:

€12 per extra live call.
Only pay for the ones you use.

Here's what my students have to say:

Learn real French, not textbook French

"I don’t want to learn textbook French, I want to learn to speak the language French people actually speak. The whole point is to talk to people! And that’s what Alex is teaching.
He got me to use new language in a way that was personal to me, and that meant I was using the French I needed, to talk about my own life."

Group learning = maximum results…

"Having a one-hour conversation with other people speaking French at my level has seriously helped with my confidence."
Alim Bolar
"I love having a group to practise French with, but with the ability to bust out the English when necessary and say, I just can't seem to get this, can anyone help? And then sure enough, somebody else has thought of it in a different way, and something will click. That's why I love the group chat…

Also, Alex sets fantastic exercises on the live calls, and crowdsources the answers. You get everyone’s different thoughts, different ways of approaching the answers, and it helps so much with my learning. "
Claudine Dugan

…from a teacher-coach who remembers what it’s like to learn

"Alex remembers the hurdles for a native English-speaker learning French."
Vicky Popa
"Alex has patience, he doesn’t push, but he lets you think about it - even when I’m making big mistakes, he doesn’t make me feel stupid. And it helps that I can revert to English when I need to."
John Welsh
“He's very insightful. He is able to grasp what is confusing me and untangle it really quickly.”
Julie Plumbley
"When Alex is teaching he can tell why I’ve made a mistake, and where that mistake came from - so he addresses the English-speaking root of my mistake. I’ve never had a French teacher understand where I’m going wrong so well."
Franklin VanVolkinburg

FAQs

The video modules are mostly between 5 and 20 minutes long – I keep things bite-sized because I believe in consolidation via practice. So watch a module, then practise what you’ve learned before jumping into the next video lesson!
If you learn best by binge-watching French videos, or just enjoy watching everything in one go, knock yourself out. That’s the beauty of having an entire library at your fingertips…you can set your own pace.

Pas de soucis ! All calls are recorded and you will have access to the replays for as long as you are a member.

For the next round of signups (if on the waiting list), you will be asked to vote on possible times for future conversation classes so that they can be chosen as democratically as possible. For the time being it’s quite flexible.

Certainly, classes are possible between 9 am and 7 pm (France time), Monday to Friday, and depending on votes, outside of those hours too.

The library of videos is set up in a way that means you can pick and choose and set your own pace. However I will be helping to provide structure, by setting up ‘roadmaps’ for different goals, so there will be a recommended route for your specific goal.
In addition, there are optional extra live group calls (the Franco-FANATIQUE calls) on specific subjects you have exclusive access to. These will focus on particular areas of learning (mainly grammar) and will have homework to complete in advance, providing you with deadlines and structure. These are 12€ each to attend, and you only book the ones you feel you need help with…

Your membership gives you access to a whole group of other French-speakers helping each other (i.e. offering corrections, and answering questions) in a constructive way, which is highly encouraged.

If you’re looking for feedback from me, Alex, there are three ways:

  • Via the community discussions areas: I’ll be an active member of the group and participate in answering questions and offering help every day. While I can’t guarantee I’ll answer every single question, my students are well aware that I drop into the conversation on Discord most days and will always try to help members of CFSC when they’re stuck on something
  • Via the group classes: questions, chat, thoughts and feedback from me will be on offer for everyone who attends the 60-minute group call each month. There will be time for questions and feedback on these calls.
  • Via the additional grammar calls (the Franco-FANATIQUE calls) – by their nature these calls will be smaller, more focused and you’ll get feedback and help from me untangling the specific grammar topic we’re working on…

No problem! Franco-PHILE Members get exclusive access to book extra live group calls (the FRANCO-FANATIQUE calls) on specific subjects. These will focus on particular areas of learning (mainly grammar).
Also: the Confidence French Speaker Community is an excellent way to connect with other intermediate speakers at your level, who will make ideal speaking practice partners. Extra-curricular practice is highly encouraged!

Due to the digital nature of this service, I am unable to grant refund requests.

If you wish to cancel your subscription you can do so from your account area. Your account will remain active until the end of the current billing cycle. For example, if you choose monthly billing and you renew on the 6th of every month, then if you cancel on the 1st, you will retain access for 5 more days but won’t be charged for the new month.

For the people who scroll to the end…

En bref :

The Confident French Speaker Community is a community of driven, intermediate francophones

PLUS you get a library of proven educational content to target the four key areas keeping you stuck at the plateau intermediaire

Alors, are you ready to join us?

Put your name on the waiting list below to be part of the next round of invitations in January 2023!

Enrollment is now open for Franco-PHILE level members for 60€ per month, with a 2 week free trial available.

The first step is a short, relaxed chat with me on Zoom for me to assess that the conversation classes are suited to your level. Book yours below now. I will send you a link to sign up to the community following our chat.

Franco-FAN level will cost 5€/month if billed monthly, or 3,33€/month if billed yearly.

Franco-PHILE level will cost 30€/month if billed monthly, or 20€ a month if billed yearly.

Upgrade or downgrade your level at any time.

Alors, are you ready to join us?

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Or save 120€ with an annual membership at 240€/year

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That’s a saving of 120€/year when you choose annual membership!

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