French Language Lessons

Are you a student, professional or just passionate about French language and culture? Would you love to learn more about French food, art and lifestyles while improving your brain’s abilities? Simply contact me to schedule a lesson in a friendly environment.  As a native French speaker from Provence and PhD living in Portland, I offer private French lessons several times a week to children and adults in the Portland metropolitan area. These friendly classes focus on real-world situations, essential vocabulary, important cultural issues, and provide participants to practice and improve their language skills without any fear and barriers. 

I also assist students with writing assignments and help tourists plan their trips to France.

My hourly rate is $35.00 for a private lesson and $30.00 per person for a group of three or more. This cost includes a handout, which I send via email prior to each class. The first session will take place at a convenient time and place for you. Depending where you live and for an additional $2.00 per hour, I also offer the possibility to teach at your place. For price comparison in the Portland area, go to

Payment Policy

There are no sign-up fees and no registration. The first payment is due upon meeting, but interested students are required to pay ahead for the next lesson the day the appointment is made. However, you have the flexibility to schedule your lesson around your agenda.

Cancellation Policy

If students cancel less than 36 hours prior to their scheduled lesson, they lose their payment deposit. If students reschedule more than twice in a row, an additional hour will be charged. Out of courtesy, please inform me as soon as possible when you decide to terminate your lessons.

Teaching Days

* Monday 3:00pm - 6:30pm                            * Thursday 3:00pm - 6:30pm

* Tuesday 8:00am - 6:30pm                           * Friday 3:00pm - 6:30pm

* Wednesday 3:00am - 6:30pm                       * Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm

New: Online French lessons with Skype

Maybe you don't feel like driving across town to have your French lesson. Or, maybe you are traveling and can't attend your French rendezvous. Thanks to Skype, you can join me online everyday and wherever you have an internet connection. Download Skype now! Hourly rate, $33.00

Keep your brain smart and young 

Parlez-vous francais? Sprechen Sie Deutsches? Hablas español? If so, and you also speak English (or any other language), your brain may have developed some distinct advantages over your monolingual peers. In the two articles that follow, The Bilingual Brain and The Bilingual Advantage, leading neuroscientists discuss how learning another language helps to keep your mind sharp and delay age-related brain decay. Beyond enriching your vocabulary this is another good reason to learn French especially if you want to challenge your brain

Travel to France

  Find your vacation rental here!
If you are planning to visit Provence for your vacation, I am offering my services as a travel guide to help you to find the right rental for your stay. I will also share numerous traveling tips that will allow you to discover the multiple facets of this region and its hidden secrets.

Improve your French language by watching French movies

If you are looking for an enjoyable activity to improve your French language, watching subtitled French movies might be a good avenue to enhance your listening and speaking comprehension. Here, I’ve compiled a list of French movies with different themes that are worth watching. All these movies are available on Netflix.

1 - Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)                             

2 - The Battle of Algiers (1966)          

3 - The Swimming Pool (1969)           

4 - The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1974)           

5 - Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring (1986)   

6 - Delicatessen (1991)                              

7 - Indochine (1992)                               

8 - The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)             

9 - La Haine (1995)

10 - Venus Beauty Institute (1999)

11 - With a Friend Like Harry (2000)

12 - Amelie (2001)

13 - La Vie en Rose (2007)

14 - A Town Called Panic (2009)

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