Born and raised in Paris , France to a french mother and an american father. Teaching french is a true passion and joy.
My classes are fun and if you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!
Whatever your goals are with French, I can help you get there!
Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals.
Wether you , your spouse or kids would like to learn french, I adapt my classes to everyone's needs and goals.
-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
No problem !
-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
Sure thing !
-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Yes you can if you're ready to work hard and have fun !
Whatever your reason is : you found the right person ! :)
I can help you with :
• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear ( so you don’t answer like a robot and recognize what people are talking about without thinking too much )
• Grammar / Vocabulary / Verbs
AND I can also train you to get the DELF*** Certifications ( my student Sam who took the first test last month got approved with an amazing score of 89.50/100 ! )
***The DELF is a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.
There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
I’ll also teach you about french culture in general ( why french people behave a certain way , how we were raised , our values , why our humor is different , where to go in France, where to eat in Paris , understand the country ( France ) and the city of Paris , basically anything you want to know depending on what you want ! )
BUT DON'T WORRY , IT WILL BE FUN !
After the first lesson , ALL my students realize that learning french isn't scary anymore.
So : qui veut apprendre le français ?*
(*who wants to learn french?)
I can train any level , any age , I just need you to want to speak french and to be ready to have fun doing it !
- Do you have a specific method ?
**I work with books that are certified by the french alliance.
- How may hours do I need per week ?
** Depending on how fast you want to learn I recommend to start with twice 1 hour per week for a month to see if you like it and if you are motivated I think 4 hours per week ( 2 hours twice a week ) are ideal.
- Will I have homework ?
** Yes or No , your homework will depend on your motivation and your free time between the lessons.
I never give too much and it's always related to what we are working on.
For example , the first lesson is the french alphabet , your homework will be to learn how to spell your name in french.
- What do you give your students to help them become fluent in 1 year?
** If you want to commit to 1 year of intensive french , I will give you movies to watch in french, radio shows to listen to , songs to learn , poems to learn , books to read ( adapting to your level ) , I'll introduce you to real french people and I will only speak to you in french during the lesson ( of course if you don't understand I will translate , but the goal is to be lost without help, that's how I learned "real" english in 1 year in Philadelphia.)
More questions ?
Feel free to ask me using the ASK A QUESTION option !
Ready to book lessons with me ?
Select the duration of the lessons you'd like to book and you'll be on your way to becoming fluent in french !
I look forward to meeting you !
A bientôt ! ( see you soon )
About Zach M.
"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?"
- Oui !
Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach.
I was born and raised in Paris, France.
I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature.
I moved to the US six years ago and I have been teaching french for more than 10 years now.
Most people I've taught first came to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"
THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)
French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about YOU and adapts the lessons to YOUR NEEDS:
I do ! :)