photo prise par Abby Ingwersen

photo prise par Abby Ingwersen

You can become fluent in French, just as I did. Let me show you the way ...

Picture a Francophile dreaming of being in Paris, of maybe, peut-être, living in Paris un jour ( 'one day' ).

Does that sound like you?

Then we have something very special in common. That was me, nearly 20 years ago, upon returning home from my year abroad to study piano in Paris. I became fluent in French that year and fell in love with French culture and, bien sûr, with Paris.

All of my online language + culture courses, audio programs, social media postswriting + podcasts come from that very special place that only the most devout Francophiles know.

I created French is Beautiful with the dream of bringing chic, modern, relevant + inspiring French content to the French-learning experience. Three years later, it has become the home of the most kind, intelligent, elegant, generous + creative group of Francophiles and aspiring Francophones in the world. I am honored to bring Paris, Bordeaux + beyond to you, wherever your French-loving heart resides.

As a fluent non-native speaker who spent years in the classroom learning French grammar and later studying French literature at U.C. Berkeley and La Sorbonne, as well as classical piano at L'École Normale de la Musique in Paris before obtaining real-world fluency, I know precisely which aspects of the French language are perceived to be the most difficult. I focus on those aspects in order to coach you to feeling fluent and expressing your full personality in French as quickly as possible. 

In the fall of 2015, I was awarded the Compétence et Talents (Skills and Talent) visa from the French government to develop French is Beautiful from Paris. That was one of the most meaningful moments of my career. Helping others to have the moving, enriching experience of communicating beautifully in French, of connecting on a deeper level with French culture, of spending time in France as a traveler, not simply a tourist, has been my vision for some time. My other vision was to live in Paris. My dream: to do both.

I don't believe that our dreams are located in an intangible future somewhere, for us to chase after.

I do, however, believe that we live each day with our dreams inside of us, ready to be lived. Whether your dream is to watch French films without subtitles, order a café crème in a Parisian café and have your waiter speak back to you in French or to move to France, don't make it chase you any longer. Let me help you live it today, directly from la France.

Whether I am working from my atelier in Paris or on the road in Bordeaux, Provence or somewhere deep in the French campagne ( 'countryside' ), know that I am writing, filming, coaching and creating new programs with you in mind. French is Beautiful is my love letter to those whose heart lives en France.

Amicalement,

Carrie Anne

le 1 octobre 2017 à Bordeaux