Bespoke French Lessons Paris
Tailor-made French tutoring
in & from Paris (in person and online)
Art and culture lovers, you are at the right place!
Bespoke French lesson Paris is a human-sized French school of excellence for learning French and exploring French culture, offering tailor-made private tuition (private and semi-private) with passionate and experienced top-level teachers and tutors, each with their own specialty, in person or online, whenever and wherever you want.
After each class, you'll receive your bespoke written lesson with vocabulary, grammar, phonetics and homeworks.
Pass your DALF C1 or DAF C2 exams with the personalized coaching of an expert university teacher?
But maybe you're an artist, writer, or academic, an art and culture lover and would like to receive private lessons tailored to your desires and goals.
Learn and improve your French with customized French language and culture courses given by top-rate private tutors specializing in art history, literature, cinema, music, or the history of Paris
Violaine Germain, the school's founder, thanks to her advanced studies in French and the psychology of learning (Sorbonne), as well as her long experience as a private tutor, has developed the ©integrativelearning method, based on a thoughtful, stimulating and supportive approach, in person and online, in class or during a stay in Paris,
from beginner to intermediate to advanced level.
The content of our courses is you and your interests :
Your life, your questions about French and Parisian society and codes, the history of Paris, art history, literature, cinema, sport... each of our teachers has a specialization in addition to teaching French.
We are highly experienced French language and culture private teachers with advanced degrees from La Sorbonne, and our strength lies in our ability to tailor our teaching to your specific needs and expectations.
Our French classes customize each program to your personality, pace, and interests.
Our programs immerse you in French life, culture, arts and codes, both classical and contemporary.
Some of our teachers are Parisian historians/lecturers, and combine their French language courses with the discovery of our city, in person or online.
Your Bespoke French Lessons ?
💡 Learning French with a high-hand private teacher in an culturally savvy atmosphere ;
💡 Getting by in French during a visit to France or in daily life ;
💡 Being able to chat with friends in fluent French in a noisy café ;
💡Learning the language by discovering French codes of today (relationships, etiquette, French behavior, concepts and thinking) ;
💡 Learning and improving French with tailor-made and thrilling courses in literature (classic and modern), art history, history etc. ;
💡 Enjoying lessons-tours to museums and art galleries, hidden places and charming districts with French teachers and historians of Paris
💡write your novels, screenplays, and plays in an appropriate French with professional support tailored to your needs
💡Prepare, write and improve your presentations and talks in perfect French.
In Paris and From Paris, In person and Online
You choose whenever and wherever you want to take your course
🛋️ At your home or in your hotel lounge
☕ In a peaceful, charming café to learn French in a typically Parisian atmosphere
🥐 In our school, in a cute Parisian apartment in the trendy 11th arrondissement
🌐 Online, wherever you want to be in touch with Paris and the French language and Parisian world
Learning French by exploring Paris
Would you like to learn French by exploring Paris and exploring Paris by learning French?
Would you like to learn French with a high-end personal teacher and historian of Paris?
We strongly support the idea that learning French can be linked to discovering Paris, its lifestyle, and culture. Our French class IN PERSON are special times in your place or in many non-touristy and secret cafés, parks, streets, etc.
Would you like to learn French and have a special time in Paris from your country?
From anywhere in the world?
Our students are nomad workers, artists, academic, art and culture lovers, free people from the four corners of the world, with whom the lessons ONLINE become privileged moments.
Sometimes we even hold our online courses in Parisian museums and venues, to give our students a taste of Paris!
(London and Palm Springs)
"Bespoke" perfectly describes the type of service Violaine provides.
There's nothing rote or formulaic about her lessons; each one is tailored to a student's particular interests and language level (...) And if all that weren't enough, she's a charming and vivacious person, very warm and curious and giving. I cannot recommend Violaine highly enough!
The BeSpoke Team
BeSpoke French LeSSons
1 ) One student One dedicated Tutor (the right one according to your needs and personality)
2 ) One student One learning style (special programs for artists, academics, art lovers)
3 ) Highly qualified and dedicated personal tutors
4 ) TCF, DELF & DALF exams preparation with an expert teacher (jury in the exams)
5 ) French job interview coaching
6 ) French expression training / French accent training
7 ) High-standard Private French culture and language courses (literature, cinema, art, history, international relations ...)
8 ) An open-minded community of French learners from all walks of life and all countries (writers, academics and fashion designers, diplomats and nomad workers, artists and art collectors, high-level athletes, therapists, and NGO members...)
BeSpoke Private French LeSSonS
We meet your Needs and Expectations
The words of Violaine Germain, the founder
The concept of BeSpoke French LeSSonS PariS is based on my goal to teach French language and culture in a more caring, dedicated, and personalized way than traditional private tutoring, using a combination of my experience as a French teacher, my research in the psychology of learning and my passion to introduce each of my students to French culture, Parisian life, and French codes.
French is a living language that requires a real relationship with the "right" teacher who will introduce you to vocabulary and grammar in a lively and exciting atmosphere, in a quiet place, on the terrace of a café, walking in the streets, discovering Paris with a teacher who knows its history and anecdotes, the nontouristic spots.
I have very few students to focus on and I have surrounded myself with talented, high-level French tutors with different specializations (Paris, literature, art, gastronomy, international relations), all driven by the same ambition and commitment as I am to transmit French and support students in their experience of French in a totally personalized way.
Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate, or an expert in French, we offer you private lessons tailored to your needs and based on a balance between the French language, the French culture, and your goals and personality.
French Beginners and Intermediates, Learn a new language often seems complicated but in reality, with a good and personalized teaching method given by Native French tutors, French learning will be a pleasure.
Experts, Would you like to improve your French by exploring French culture and arts, French codes, French society, the real French and Parisian life?
The core of our teaching is based on its content thanks to teachers specialized in Paris, literature, history, art and humanities but also international relations, sports, and economics.
We conceive our courses asà la carte lessons.
Would you want to learn French in a fast and fun way by discovering the historical Paris, the arty Paris, the foody Paris (natural wine bars and shops, confidential delicious pastries, cheese stores, and original chefs' restaurants)?
"My three intensive weeks in Paris with Violaine could not be more perfect! "Bespoke" is the perfect name for Violaine's services!"
Stephen Sheehi, Professor of Middle East Studies (William and Mary University)
Our courses involve a special commitment to each student, offering a High-flying tailored learning experience, both linguistically and culturally.
Beginners Intermediate and Experts, your learning experience will be unique.
I focus on your personality as a learner to design an effective and smart French teaching style that will work for you.
Agathe, Chloé, Brice, Guillaume, Marie-Hélène
are the outstanding and talented hand-picked teachers whose approach matches mine and who are now part of the BeSpoke adventure.
Explore Paris by learning French, Learn French by exploring Paris
Agathe and Brice,
your Bespoke personal teachers, historians of Paris and guides,
you'll speak French in the little streets of Saint-Germain des près, learn key words and phrases on the terraces of the Café de Flore, Gramme, Le Cheval blanc and the non-touristy Parisian "petits cafés" where artists and true Parisians gather, experience unforgettable lessons in the Luxembourg Gardens, on the esplanade des Invalides, facing the Sorbonne, under the Eiffel Tower or in a secret courtyard in the Marais, discover the Musée Rodin, Louvre, Orsay, the musée Gustave Moreau or the Centre Pompidou all in French, you'll explore Parisian art galleries and artists' studios and integrate grammatical notions without realizing it, maybe you'll practice your French at Paris+ or Paris photo fairs, or during fashion week shows, maybe you'll go boating on the canal saint-martin, maybe you'll take a conversation class on a fancy rooftop or an hidden castle in Montmartre, maybe you'll like to learn French by doing the downward dog or talking literature in a cocooning third place, maybe you'll learn French by enjoying a glass of natural wine or a beer in a new trendy restaurant in the arty, food-loving Belleville district, or maybe you'd prefer to stay at home and have your lessons quietly, face-to-face. And if you're not in Paris, you'll love learning French live with Paris and your Parisian teacher.
It'll be your little Parisian breath of
fresh air !
HOW TO LEARN FRENCH ?
Learning French or a new language often seems complicated but in reality, with a good personalized teaching method given by native French tutors, acquiring a good fluency in French will be fast.
French immersion is the main key
To learn French, you must "live" French, "think" French, "laugh" French and discover your French side, the "version française" of yourself. To learn French, you have to love communicating in French and enjoy your French classes like you enjoy a special moment.
One-to-one or three students maximum
Our courses are one to one or, at the student's request, a session with two students
(with a similar level). We do not have any small-group of more than 3 students where the levels are mixed and progress is rare. We exclusively offer adult classes with some exceptions for curious and passionate teenagers and children.
One dedicated and thoughtful teacher
The proficiency of our teachers is well established. We are a very small team, we work with few students to be able to focus on their needs, and we build a relationship of trust and often friendship with each of them. We like to feel like a kind of host family, respectful and present when needed.
We are the opposite of a big mainstream school where your best friend is your textbook and your homework is like rote conjugation.
Customized and on-the-spot courses
The teacher also adapts to the student's wishes and needs on the fly. Practicing oral French does not prevent you from learning to send your greetings by email or by post. Learning to write literary French or a university lecture does not prevent you from being interested in the culture of the French (the French and food, the French and love, the romance language, the French at work, etc.).
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
For each new student, Violaine does a placement test during the first small interview. You explain what you want, we see if your approach to learning works with what we can offer you, Violaine offers a course program in accord with a teacher dedicated to the student, and off you go!
Intensive, semi-intensive, or once a week, in person or/and on Zoom, weekdays and weekends, in France or on the other side of the planet, everything is possible. As you like it!
We invite you to discover the best spots of true Paris in Belleville, Bastille, Saint-Germain des près, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and many other nontouristic places!
BeSpoke French LeSSonS
Learn French Language and Culture
We are experienced French high-graduate teachers and... writer, artist, journalist, literature professor, art historian (Louvre, Orsay etc.), linguist, Paris guide, gourmet and expert of all the good non-touristy restaurants and shops in Paris and France.
Each of us has one or more specialties that allow us to introduce you to the language in the way that suits you best.
Grammar is the rule of the language game. Whether it is spoken language, written language, academic language, literary language or/and slang language, it is important to approach it as a game. A good tutor knows how to quickly convey the tenses, conjugation, and grammatical structures for speaking and writing both basic and expert French. Our grammar lessons are smart and exciting (it's true!)
French pronunciation can be quite easy, learning phonetics is like learning a song. We are all native French speakers, and our tailor-made methods immerse you in the music of the language so that you can have good French pronunciation with pleasure. Our teacher Chloé is particularly specialized in learning through music (among other things). French speaking becomes a pleasure.
Comprehension is quickly learned with a French teacher who engages you in communicating and forgets that you are in class. We focus on a conversational approach, written learning in which you will also have a very active part, exciting courses where all the subjects that interest you can be treated (culture, literature, art history, Paris and also the French codes, places to walk, where to shop, cafes and restaurants)
Do you need to pass the internationally recognized French language exams?
Our DELF A1, A2, B1, B2 and DALF C1 and C2 preparation courses have always been successful.
We have an expert in DALF C1 and C2, Marie-Hélène, who is both an author of exam subjects and an experienced instructor and examiner.