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LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation

LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation

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Introduction: Bonjour! I am a tenured, full professor of French based in Atlanta, with over 25 years of experience. I have a PhD in French and have studied at Duke and La Sorbonne. LE MOT JUSTE offers individual and group lessons, translation and closed captioning. I am completely bilingual and spend much time in France. For lessons, I will *custom* tailor your French lessons according to your interests: language, culture, art, literature, history, philosophy, cinema, fashion and more! I emphasize variety in my online teaching and use film clips, images and music to enhance your learning. Individual and group lessons, all levels. For closed captioning and translation, my expertise includes translation from both French to English and English to French. (Note: my rate is $50 per hour, not per page, for translation. ) Competitive rates: $50 for a one-hour individual lesson, $40 for a one-hour group lesson. I offer a discounted rate when you purchase a "bundle" of four lessons. Merci et à bientôt! Julia

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Serves Decatur, GA

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Excellent 4.9

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Kenneth S.

French Lessons

Julia is absolutely a fantastic French professor. Already in just a few weeks, I’ve learned a lot. She is obviously a veteran teacher, then add in a PhD in French. I’ve very impressed over her French knowledge and teaching skillset. Can’t wait for my next lesson. - Ken
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation's reply
Merci Kenneth! J'apprécie nos leçons aussi. :-)
Jan 27, 2021
Donna S.

This professor has honed her teaching ability to the degree that each lesson is engaging, challenging, and rewarding. Her methods encourage the student to both understand and speak the language, empowering the reticent French speaker to try the exercises, knowing that he/she will be corrected in a helpful manner. In short, she embodies the principles of effective instruction, and does so with effortless style! When I am not trying to master French, I am trying to figure out a way to channel her beautiful accent. I highly recommend Le mot juste!
Mar 13, 2021
Mina I.

A French lesson with Madame Julia Knowlton is like a beautiful dance. During each dynamic session, she guides your steps and moves as you absorb the rhythm, melody, and structure of the language and build your vocabulary. A rich combination of immersion in conversational French and formal instruction in phonetics, grammar, syntax and semantics, these lessons help build a solid linguistic foundation. Madame Knowlton adapts her pace and pedagogical approach to her students’ learning level and needs. This high-impact practice has helped me advance quickly and has given me the confidence to apply what I learn right away. In just a couple of months, my vocabulary has expanded beyond what I could have imagined when I started out, and I have gained confidence in my pronunciation. Madame Knowlton’s deep knowledge of French culture and society further enriches our sessions and helps me understand the contextually appropriate use of the language. Our meetings are the highlight of my week. My long-term goal is to pirouette with fluency in French!
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation's reply
Merci mille fois Mina! Tu es très gentille ! 😊
Jan 17, 2021
Susan K.

Once in a while you find a teacher that has the gift- a way of saying things so that you remember them, so that you understand them. Such is Julia. In my adult struggle to learn to speak French, I have had several instructors, each with their own approach. After six lessons with Julia (the point at which I usually begin to doubt if I will ever get it) I am increasingly motivated. I look forward to each class and am amazed at how far I have advanced in such a short period of time. She has a calming, elegant and delightful demeanor, definitely loves teaching, and her credentials are over the top. This time I think I can do it. Highly, highly recommend.
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation's reply
Chère Suzanne Ah merci! Thank you so much for your kind words. Teaching you and Jay is wonderful! I know you will feel rewarded when you return to France with your newfound knowledge. A bientôt! Julia
Oct 18, 2020
Sherri O.


Excellent service! Very efficient and prompt service with reasonable pricing. Job well done. We would definitely use Ms. Knowlton again if there is a need.
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Translation's reply
Thank you Sherri! It was a pleasure doing business with you. --JCK
May 14, 2021
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Julia Knowlton


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My rates are reasonable, given that I have a PhD and 25 years of teaching experience.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I tailor the lesson content to the student's interests and needs and provide all digital content

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    *M.A. and PhD in French language and literature, UNC-Chapel Hill *25 years of experience teaching French *I travel often to France to stay current with the language & culture *My teaching method cultivates progress in all four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

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