Some words from my students... quelques mots de mes élèves...
Lori, 36, Canadian, dancer, Paris / Toronto "Marine is a wonderful person and teacher. The vibrant energy and refreshing approach that she brings to her classes is unique and very effective for learning French. Overall, she gets you speaking quickly and confidently focusing on immediate and practical applications to conversation. Because of her acting background she comes up with clever ways to get the language to stick in your head. She will cater the class to your needs and is always well prepared and professional. I became more confident and proficient in speaking French while working with Marine than I had in the French intensives I had taken in the past. I highly recommend working with Marine if you are interested in learning to speak French fluently."
Zack, 41, American, actor, Paris "Marine is a superb teacher! Challenging and encouraging in just the right proportion. I've learned so much in the short time we've been working together and I always leave our lessons full of confidence and speaking much more freely in French. She takes what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task and turn it into something fun and easy to manage. Plus she's just a really cool person."
Valeria , 36, Miami/ Quito "Empecé a tomar clases con Marine via Skype para refrescar mis conocimientos de Frances. Tengo poca disponibilidad de tiempo y Marine es muy flexible para que podamos conectarnos a pesar de la diferencia de horario! Las clases con Marine son muy didácticas pero entretenidas a la vez, conversamos sobre diferentes temas y de esta forma Marine me ayuda con la pronunciación y la construcción gramatical de las oraciones. En el verano tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Paris y conocer personalmente a Marine, es una persona espontanea, alegre y muy carismática! Le encanta ayudar a todos los que están interesados en conocer más sobre Francia y su cultura a través del aprendizaje de este bello idioma. Recomiendo en altísimo grado a Marine y su método de enseñanza, el cual me ha motivado a seguir aprendiendo!"
Kelsey, 26, American, student, Washington/Paris "Marine is one of the best professors I have had not only in language but in any other formal education. She started tutoring me three months ago via Skype from a beginners level with little to no french background. I instantly saw my french begin to sky rocket after our sessions. Marine's technique of not only teaching the grammar and formal rules but also making you speak in French throughout the course, is unmatched to any other language class I have taken. Marine also has a technique to spell out french words with english letters that makes a language which has many difficult pronunciations, seemingly simple! Without Marine my French would be no where close to where it is today, which after only 3 months is at an intermediate level, able to speak and get around Paris. I look forward to every lesson with Marine!"
Kaitlyn, 26, American, student, Washington / Paris I had Marine as an instructor for introductory French and thought she was an outstanding teacher. Ever since that first class, I have been taking private lessons with her via Skype. She has a lot of experience teaching and it really shows. She is energetic, passionate, kind, and patient. She also tailors her lessons to her student’s needs. I am studying international development, for example, so her lessons often revolve around international affairs that are being featured in the news. And finally, she provides an appropriate balance between conversation and grammar lessons. In short, I highly recommend French lessons with Marine!