All Students' Reviews

See what my students are saying. I am so lucky! I thank them all for these kind words.

All the students that appear to be on these pages were like you one day! They were looking for a French language course in France or online. A different way to learn the language, an incredible adventure to live, a full experience.

Juin 2021 Immersion Stay: David, UK

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Had an absolutely fantastic week studying French with Edwige. My wife and I had a great time and Edwige is a brilliant teacher. The classes were tailored to our needs, they were enjoyable and we both made great progress. The week's stay was absolutely ideal for us: great food, great company (Edwige and John are great hosts) and lots chances to practice and improve French both in and out of class. I highly recommend 'Life in French' as a way to learn the language.

Année 2021 Online : Reo, Japan

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I embarked on my French journey last December and Edwige has taught me since. I had absolutely no prior knowledge in French but her interactive and engaging approach made French learning stress-free and fun from the beginning. We started off with very basic conversations and then from around third lesson she gradually introduced me to French grammars. Her explanations are concise and straight to the point which is something I very much appreciate. She leads each lesson with a good balance of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and also gives varied homework each week (e.g. recordings, video, grammar exercise) which I enjoy a lot.

She’s brilliantly well prepared but what stands out most to me is how patient and supportive she is. I also admire her passion for teaching and for the language. As a learner, nothing is more motivating than having a teacher who is passionate about what they’re doing. From absolute zero to writing a short book summary in the first 10 lessons and I’m very grateful for her lessons and for her support and kindness. Edwige is a gifted lovely teacher who always goes above and beyond for each class and I’m looking forward to taking my French to a more advanced level with her. Merci beaucoup, Edwige!

Année 2021 Online : Robert, USA

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It is a joy to take French lessons with Edwige. I have been taking classes with her via Zoom since last summer. We have so much fun. She asks me what I want to learn; and, then assigns exercises in grammar where I am weak. Then we have discussions in French that utilize the grammar. She also sends me short videos that are at my level. We then discuss the videos. She is very creative and she speaks perfect English which is handy for me since je ne parle pas francais couramment. Can't wait to take classes with her in person once we can travel again.

Année 2021 Online : Sheila, USA

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I’ve been studying via Zoom from the U.S. with Edwige for several months, and I couldn’t be more pleased with what I’m learning. She’s by far the best French teacher I’ve ever had. At the beginning, Edwige asked what I want to learn. I told her I wanted to learn street French, not formal French, and she often shows me the way a regular French person would say something.

The classes are lots of fun; she has a great sense of humor. And if I’m not understanding a grammatical concept in French, she’s willing to switch to English to make sure I’m getting it. Because comprehending spoken French is one of my issues, she often gives homework in a recording, rather than in print. Afterwards, she always sends written notes.

I hope to continue these classes for a long time – and also to work with Edwige in person when it’s possible for me to travel to France again.

Année 2020- 2021 Online : Tara, UK, Living in France

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I'm so lucky to have discovered Edwige. She makes learning really fun and easy and she has helped me build my confidence in the French language. She is such a patient teacher and I recommend her highly. My trouble will be ever letting her go!

Année 2020- 2021 Online & Immersion Stay : Martin, Germany

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Since 6 month I am having private lessons with Edwige on Skype.
I am really happy with her and I can recommend her as a French teacher.
She is really flexible in terms of time.
She makes me talk a lot and helps me with the French pronunciation, which is quite difficult for me. Already after a few weeks she recognized my strengh and weaknesses.
Her lessons are always interesting and helpful.
It is also important for me that she is able (if necessary) to explain things in English.

Année 2020- 2021 Online : Kaid, USA

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The best thing about working with Edwige is that she makes learning a language fun. And the next best thing is that she works with her students to customize the exercises to fit each one’s particular needs and preferences. I also love that we speak mostly French during our sessions but also use English when we need to in order to be efficient with our progress.

I’m an American living in the US and have been working with Edwige in weekly sessions over Zoom for about three months so far, and I hope this is only the beginning. I consider myself an intermediate learner of French who needs to build confidence in speaking the language. I have worked with many teachers and apps over the years, but have never enjoyed myself more while learning and improving.

Année 2020- 2021 Online : Carlien, Australia

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French lessons can reach you wherever you are! My weekly lessons with Edwige make me feel like I am spending this time actually in France even though that is an impossibility for me and many others right now. My learning experience is well targeted to my interests and very motivating, always backed up with prompt written feedback such as corrections and advice. It is a small immersion each week.

Année 2020- 2021 Online : Olivia, UK

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I highly recommend Edwige and have thoroughly enjoyed her lessons! She is a fantastic French teacher and thoughtfully plans each lesson so it's customised to the student. I have experienced having lessons both in her lovely cottage and online - even online the lessons are still fun and interactive!!

Année 2020 Online : Betty et Tom, USA

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Our week of immersion with Edwige was cancelled but we decided to do Skype lessons instead.  It’s been great!  She makes both of us feel comfortable and finds ways to challenge each of us at our different levels.  She’s a lot of fun - hopefully we can travel next year & have a week of immersion Chez-Elle.  We highly recommend her!
It’s as close to a trip to France as possible for this year for us.  And then try to cook some French meals too. :-)

Année 2020 Online : Susan, USA

I have had many french teachers in my journey to learn the language and Edwige is by far the best!  I am learning how to actually use the language, not just complete the exercises in a book.  Her approach is different.  I asked for her help with the subjunctif...the thing many students have come to dread.  Rather than share the traditional tables of what is and isn't subjunctif, we started small, focusing on just a few things until they came to me easily.  My confidence grew as we got further and further into it. 

Her approach is easy and practical and in a week of one hour Skype lessons, I feel that I have progressed as if having had weeks of traditional immersion. 

I had to cancel my immersion due to the Covid 19 quarrantine but I very much look forward to rescheduling when it is safe to do so.  I recommend Edwige highly for anyone wanting to learn or progress their knowledge of french.

Année 2020 Online : Katherine, USA

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I love taking French lessons with Madame Edwige because she is an engaging, fun teacher and she motivates me to work harder on my French speaking capabilities. The best part about speaking a foreign language is being able to converse with other individuals, and Madame Edwige always finds ways to keep the conversation interesting and fluent. She creates a stress-free, easy-going environment that is perfect for beginner and advanced students alike. However, this does not mean that she lets silly speaking errors slide, and you will always leave the lesson an improved French student. I hope to continue with Madame Edwige as long as I can! 

Année 2020 Online : Hilda, Chine

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Hello, everyone. I have been studying French for one month with Edwige. 

I would  definitely recommend you to study with her. She is so kind and patient. Each class, we practice grammar and oral, after class we also have some homework to do. It was so hard for me to speak French before. But now, it's getting better and better. I can naturally use the grammar and she corrected a lot of my pronunciation mistakes. I can see the big difference after having classes with her, even if only one month.

 

I hope one day I can visit her in her beautiful garden.

Mars 2020 Immersion Stay : Jill, Australia

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I had a one week immersion with Edwige in March 2020. Even with the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic I had a marvellous week. Edwige is a sensational teacher: she has such a good understanding of how to teach, and she is endlessly patient and kind. She made me feel comfortable speaking French, even when I made so many mistakes, and had bad habits that I kept repeating. Best of all, Edwige has a great sense of humour and we laughed a lot through the lessons, which is surprising in the face of French grammar.

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan, Edwige’s husband, who is equally warm and welcoming. I enjoyed sharing meals with them very much.

 

The studio accomodation is comfortable and well-equipped and has a little private terrace with lovely views of their garden and neighbouring vineyards. The village is a very beautiful and peaceful area. I found it a perfect balance for an immersion week to mix lessons and shared meals with some personal privacy and quiet time.

 

I highly recommend Edwige as a teacher, and an immersion stay. I’m sure I’ll return.

Année 2020 Online : Fran et David, Australia

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Since we returned to Australia after a one week immersion with Edwige last year, we have continued with weekly Skype lessons with her. We look forward to our lessons each week with anticipation, as Edwige is a terrific teacher and boosts our confidence to speak and read French. 

 

We usually start each lesson with a conversation where we catch up with news. It has been nice throughout the terrible Coronovirus pandemic, where we are confined largely to our homes, to have direct contact with Edwige in France and learn first-hand how it is affecting people in France. In return, we have the opportunity to talk about what is happening with our friends and family. Edwige provides an interesting range of activities for us and varies them each week, and sets varied homework for us to keep our minds tuned to French during the week. As with her immersion teaching, she pitches her classes to our level and we have consolidated our vocabulary, pronunciation and our handle on grammar. Edwige speaks very clearly and we have found our speaking and listening skills have improved under her excellent tuition.  Apart from anything, her classes are a lot of fun and we laugh together as we struggle (as people in our 60s) to get our tongues around French pronunciation!

 

We have found learning on-line with her to be a good experience. The technology side of it works well. Edwige follows up each lesson with notes on various words or phrases so the flow of the lesson is not interrupted by constant corrections. We are very happy to recommend her on-line lessons to anyone wishing to improve their French, at any level.

Année 2020 Online: Ling, UK

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I started having lessons with Edwige about 18 months ago on Skype and before that I had made several attempts to learn French. Edwige is definitely the best teacher that I have had. She is patient and is particularly good at helping me with my pronunciation and communication skill. Edwige has many years of experience which has helped her to identify the difficulties that previous teachers had ignored and enable me to improve substantially. In addition, during our classes, I have learned much about French society and culture. I recommend her highly.