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This was my third lesson with Catherine and I am so happy that I chose her. Already, I have learned so much and am quite happy that she has recognized my ability to learn French because of my history of learning other languages. She is extremely patient and always makes sure that my pronunciation is spot on. Being able to pronounce the language I am learning is very important to me. As a lot of people, I took French when in high school and I can honestly say that I think my lessons with Catherine have been better. Yes, one-on-one is easier, but the teaching method implemented by Catherine with me is superior. Thank you Catherine. Phyllis SchmidtJun 15, 2018VerifiedSpeak like a Parisian's reply
Thank you so much! You are a very fast student :))
I just had my first lesson with Catherine and didn't know what to expect because I have had no previous foreign language. The lesson was a very pleasant experience as she patiently guided me through some of the basic sounds in the French language. I look forward to future sessions and would recommend her to anyone.Apr 25, 2018VerifiedSpeak like a Parisian's reply
Thank you Gary!
Catherine has a very considered and logical approach to learning French. If it is not your native tongue, it is only logical to learn and practice the sounds and understand how the phonics works first before you jump into trying to speak it. I found her gradient to be perfect so that I am able to know how to pronounce what I see. She also makes it very applicable to you. So, if you are learning for travel or to talk to a loved one what you learn will be geared toward that application. This makes it quicker for you to be able to apply what you learn. I enjoy every lesson! Thanks Catherine!Apr 22, 2018Speak like a Parisian's reply
Thank you Morgan!
Still taking lessons with her. Enjoy being able to take the class over Facetime.Jun 24, 2019VerifiedSpeak like a Parisian's reply
Merci beaucoup !
I’ve met with Catherine two times this week. I love her dedication to helping her students learn proper pronunciation. Can’t wait for more lessons!Jul 27, 2018VerifiedSpeak like a Parisian's reply
Thank you so much for your review!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I OFFER A FREE 30-MINUTE INTRO CLASS. $25 for 1/2 hour on ZOOM or FaceTime, $50 per hour on ZOOM or FaceTime,
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My classes are a mix of theory and practice with a lot of attention on pronunciation. To be able to replicate the French sounds is crucial. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but good enough to be understood by French people. The goal is communication! If the student had studied some French already, I check their real level by asking them simple questions so I can see what they understand, how they pronounce the French sounds and how is their grammar. It allows me to pinpoint their weak points and to address them right away. If the student is a beginner I train them with the unique French sounds and show them in what words they can find these sounds. I go from the sounds to the words. I choose words that are common and that they will use and I give multiple examples. And I introduce grammar very progressively with a lot of practice.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a solid education in French grammar and literature. I got 17/20 on my French bac (end of French high school exam). I constantly look for ways to improve my teaching approach and help my students speed up their fluency. I attend languages conferences, follow languages specialists, etc. to stay current on the last proven methods to learn a language.