French Phonetics in Paris
Cours de phonétique et de phonologie du français
Professeur spécialiste en diction et correction d'accent
I am a private, experienced native French Sorbonne certified teacher.
I offer individual French accent lessons in Paris.
A one-to-one French instruction is the best way to improve your language skills and this course is not only dedicated to advanced students.
I have been teaching French pronunciation and diction for 20 years and I am an expert accent coach.
Most of my students are Anglophones. And the others generally come from Germany, Russia, Latin America, Asia or the Persian Gulf.
I can speak English and German as well.
Grammar and active conversation are an important part of my teaching. A good approach of the grammar should never be simply descriptive, I explain and justify the rules. However my passion is phonetics.
Observing my students' needs for years and trying to be as helpful and pragmatic as possible, I created an original method of pronunciation that always reveals itself to be very efficient to acquire a perfect French accent.
This method (anglophone-oriented) is based on morphological signs, intended to symbolize the shape of the tongue and mouth while pronouncing the French sounds and especially the vowels.
As French language is definitely not phonetic but etymological, a few rules exist and are essential in order to grasp how French vowels must be pronounced according to their particular location inside a word. The tongue placement and mouth shape are part of my teaching. The nasal vowels and even the French "R" can be properly pronounced thanks to a simple mechanical work.
Pronunciation is the real key to longterm success.