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, from the City of Lights.
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.