How do the courses work?


In my classes you learn French for everyday life.  I choose topics that are interesting, engaging, and relevant to the student(s). We utilize French to learn about the impact French culture has had on the social and cultural setting of New Orleans. I also emphasize interactive courses and fun activities for children and adolescents.  We work with books, videos, and audio recordings that are specifically selected for my classes.  The lessons are fully adapted to your individual needs!  My French classes have a very important social component — the desire to bring together people from different generations and countries who are interested in French language and culture. 

Everyday life & French Culture


This is a general course for all who want to learn French for everyday life and to learn more about French culture.  Students will watch videos and audio recording selected especially for this class and will work on vocabulary and grammar from those videos in order to spur dialogue which can be practiced in everyday life.  The French expressions students will learn are common in French language and will take the students’ level of comprehension to the next level.  Emphasis is placed on reinforcement of conversation skills.



  • Conversational French
  • Private lessons or small groups
  • Beginner to Intermediate




Arts & Culture


The target audience for this special course are students interested in art, music, literature, and cinema, who wish to improve their oral comprehension and have a wider understanding of contemporary French culture. Students will learn about modern and contemporary arts. We will talk about the current trends in French culture in each of these fields. By watching short clips of French film or looking at artwork, or by listening to audio French books and commenting on the subject, students will improve and expand their knowledge of the French arts. Different teaching methods will be used to meet individual students’ needs. We will also take this opportunity to learn about New Orleans culture.  As a French teacher as well as an artist, I am able to give students an insider’s look at the New Orleans art scene.



  • Conversational French
  • Private lessons or small groups
  • Intermediate to Advanced



French Cuisine & Regional Identity


The target audience for this class are people interested in French cuisine, including regional specialties. Students will learn French through culinary expressions and words as well as learning an authentic French recipe and discovering the region in which it derives. We will cover all of the parts of speech surrounding the world of French cuisine. We will use different teaching materials (short videos, culinary magazines, possible visiting chefs, etc.) to keep the class interesting.



  • Conversational French

  • Intermediate to Advanced





Outdoor Cultural Visits


Students will experience a tour in French of different parts of New Orleans -- parks, culinary spots, historic cemeteries, art museums, or contemporary museums are all possible sites. I will offer special restaurant tours by visiting a chef in his kitchen or a bartender at a cocktail bar. This gives students the opportunity to discover some of New Orleans’ most popular spots in a new light!

  • Private lessons or small groups
  • Intermediate to Advanced

For Children, Years 4-12


Kids can enjoy fun activities,in French as well as homework assistance. The lessons are fully adapted to your child’s individual needs. This method of learning focuses on teaching French with sound and visuals. We will watch fun videos, listen to audio recording, sing songs, and tell stories. Students will complete exercises selected especially to their level of reading and writing. I will be able to help students with their homework and supply any kind of support related to school work.



  • Individual or group
  • Beginner to Advanced

Parents


We will focus this course on everyday life and culture. We work with a series of books, videos, and additional materials depending on the interest of the participants. This is a great class for parents who either currently have their children enrolled in a French school in New Orleans, or for those who plan to enroll them in these immersion schools. I can focus on helping parents work with their children on homework.

  • Individual or group

  • Beginner to Advanced


Mother & Child


Mothers can enjoy establishing a basis in French with their infants up to 6 months old. Mothers will learn French and get to know French culture with their newborns. We work with videos, books, newspapers, and other teaching materials meeting personal interests.  

  • Individual or small groups
  • Beginner to Intermediate



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Registration & Payment Please register by contacting me via email. As soon as you have registered, I will confirm the registration by email. In the case that a course is fully booked, I will try to find an alternative for you.

All courses must be reserved with a subscription for 4 weeks for individual lessons or 3 months for group classes. Fees must be paid before the beginning of each class. Please submit your payment via Venmo or Paypal. Cash or check is also accepted.
Cancellation PolicyGenerally, fees will not be refunded and no lessons can be postponed. If a student does not appear for his/her private lesson and has not cancelled 24 hours in advance, the lesson is considered as having been taken.


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