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Ditch those generic French classes that don’t understand you.
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I know you’ve studied French for a while now (perhaps a long while!) and you even live in a country where it’s the native language for goodness sake.
So why on earth do you feel so stressed when you speak with another human being?
Why does a wave of panic wash over you when the phone rings?
Who is this person you see in the mirror? Why can’t you just be yourself?
Why haven’t all your efforts made a difference?
You probably retreat into your English bubble rather than keep putting yourself out there, and then feel guilty afterwards for not having made more of an effort.
That feeling of guilt should be used as a motivator to get back on the cheval 🐴, but it’s also very easy to let it wear you down and fall out of love with French. That’s not good either.
Maybe you periodically take classes with native teachers in the hope that this time you’ll come out of it feeling good speaking French. You learn more grammar, feel better, but overall, you’re left disappointed when it comes to conversations in the real world. Pourquoi?
Well, to put it simply, c’est parce que you haven’t found the system that is made to tackle these challenges.
Learning to speaking French well is 80% to do with confidence and mindset. So why isn’t this more mainstream?
Well, because grammar and vocab are easier to test and therefore easier to make courses for.
But you live here, the language is all around you. You don’t need more grammar.
From one expat to another, I think I finally have the course for you.
Each week, you’re introduced to a new theme. Along with fellow expats we get our heads into French mode for 60 days and give the language our full attention.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s involved.
No two people are the same. You will set a very personal goal for your spoken French for the next 8 weeks and everything you do will be informed by that goal so as to make the absolute most of your precious time.
Learn how to identify which actions are preventing you from making the most out of your time with French so you can turn them on their head and make progress much more quickly. Start to develop a strong mindset.
With the right approach and attitude ahead of time, you'll start to recognise more of what's good about your French. Start challenging yourself to apply a new strategy for your interactions en français.
So much of what we learn isn't something we can put into use right away, and therefore we lose it. In this module, learn the fundamental phrases you need for your life and gain confidence by actually SPEAKING them.
Stuck on a word you know in English but not its French counterpart? As an adult learner living in a French-speaking country, this happens all the time. Learn how to navigate these uncomfortable moments and get your point across.
You're building sustainable habits during these 8 weeks. It's therefore appropriate and pragmatic to take a break from new skills in order to give you a chance to reinforce the ones you've been learning in the 4 weeks up to this point.
Build on week 4's approach to communication by upping the ante and applying it to actions and colloquial expressions that we often don't even realise we're using in English.
Learn how to measure your progress whenever you put your mind to it. Great when you don't have a course to set the milestones for you! Tu as le pouvoir !
Take stock of how far you've come, analyse without judgment what works and what doesn't for you, and look forward to a more productive, more peaceful continuation of your French journey, fully equipped for what comes your way.
[Before the program] I kept taking classes and used my husband as a crutch and would rely on him at the first instance a conversation didn't go as planned.
Now if I get stuck in interactions, I am able to use tools provided over the course to handle it alone.
C'était une expérience géniale. Je recommande fortement !
Bonjour, je m’appelle Alex. I’m English but I live in Montpellier in the sunny south of France.
I made France my home in 2016 in order fulfill a personal ambition: to speak French fluently.
You and I as English-speakers in the francophone world face a unique set of challenges compared to French learners elsewhere.
You see, it takes a lot of guts to do what you and I are doing: learning French in the pressure-cooker environment of a francophone country. I don’t think that gets appreciated enough in the French-learning community.
Conquering this language is more than just learning thousands of words off by heart.
It’s about having the courage to make mistakes again and again.
It’s about being consistent and persevering.
It’s about having the right mindset that will keep you progressing when you have “one of those bad French days”.
It can be draining and frustrating but also fantastic and fulfilling.
I’m here to teach you and guide you to see more of the latter, less of former, so you can speak French with confidence and keep your sanity while you’re at it!
I absolutely love working closely together with one team of motivated French learners and I can’t wait to meet you.
Packages can be paid for in 1 go or in installments. Ask me during the application phase about your options.
I’m confident that Find Your French Confidence will meet your needs and bring you the results you want.
However, if after the first 7 days of the course starting you don’t think this approach is the one for you and you show that you have completed the exercises up to that point, you will get a full refund*.
*Minus any transaction fees.
The course will be back in February 2022.
Yes, absolutely. You will have the option to pay in 1, 2, or 4 installments.
The course follows a do-it-yourself style as you integrate the skills you learn into your weekly life.
For those who sign up to the La Pièce de Résistance package (The Complete Experience) there are specific timings attached to certain aspects of the program:
It’s an intensive course. New lessons are released each week that you are free to watch according to your schedule although you are expected to have completed them within a day or so of release.
So you need to be able to commit to your French for 8 weeks.
It might sound like a lot but when you do that, you’ll transform your relationship with French and get results very quickly.
Le temps passe vite !
If you can imperfectly introduce yourself, talk about your family, use a bit of past and future tense, then that’s a great start.
You likely have learned more French than you can use.
If you get a score between A2 and B2 on this free test then you have the grammar level required.
If you still need more guidance please email me at email@example.com.
I’m currently working on adapting the material for people living anywhere in the world. Click here to get notified of when it’s ready.
Yes! I can put together a custom package for you that doesn’t include the 1:1 tutor but does include all the group activities.
Alternatively, you might want to keep your tutor and take on a new one from my team. It all depends on your preferences.
I didn’t answer your question? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you.
At last, a course that actually understands why your French isn’t getting better, shows you how to speak to people, and make progress whenever you open your mouth. One step at a time.