BIENVENUE À PARIS !
Come and Learn French (and French culture, Parisian codes and much more) with
One-to-One and BeSpoke LeSSons
Wherever and Whenever you prefer
at home, at a café terrace, at your hotel, by walking in Paris,
on site (charming markets, boutiques, restaurants), online
Artists, Writers, Film makers, Art and culture Lovers, you are at the right place !
A special approach
I'm Violaine and I'll be happy to teach you the French of the natives, the classical and recent French culture and maybe to make you discover your French part.
BeSpoke French Lessons 's raison d'être lies in my experience as a private French teacher for artists, writers, researchers and diplomats, as well as in my academic research on the psychology of learning.
My courses involve a special commitment to each student, offering a 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, Guillaume, Marie-Hélène and Imen are the outstanding and talented teachers whose approach matches mine and who are now part of the "BeSpoke" adventure.
Violaine Germain, founder of BeSpoke French lessons Paris
Each of our students has one tutor fully dedicated.
Our classes are completely flexible.
Each teacher has a personal touch (French written and spoken language, French culture, Paris, Art, History and politics, French exams DELF A1, DELF A2, DELF B1, DELF B2 / DALF C1 / DALF C2)
You may also have private lessons or face-to-face meetings with well-known French academics and artists.
HOW TO LEARN FRENCH ?
Learn 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. To learn French, you have to love communicating in French and enjoy your French classes like you enjoy a special moment.
A successful language-training is a fun time and cultural activities are essential.
One-to-one or two 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 2 students where the levels are mixed and progress is rare. We exclusively offer adult classes with some exceptions for curious and passionate teenagers
Paris, Belleville, Bespoke French course in Spring
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, we build a relationship of trust and often friendship with each of them. We like to feel like a kind of host families, respectful and present when needed. We are the opposite of a big school where your best friend is your textbook and your homework is like rote
Paris, Bastille, Bespoke Class
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.).
Bespoke French lesson at home
HOW DOES IT WORK
For each new student, Violaine does a placement test during a 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.
We invite you to discover the best spots of the true Paris in Belleville, Bastille, Saint-Germain des près, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre and many other non touristic places!
Bespoke Private French Classes designed for your needs and expectations
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.
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)?
LEARN FRENCH LANGUAGE AND FRENCH CULTURE
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.