LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Travel Planner
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Travel Planner

LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Travel Planner

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Bonjour! LE MOT JUSTE currently offers custom Paris travel itineraries and real-time online *GROUP* lessons in French. Contact me for a customized Paris travel itinerary focused on your personal needs and interests. Competitive rates! For French lessons: LEVEL I (beginner/low intermediate) on Mondays at 12 noon Eastern USA and LEVEL II (high intermediate) on Wednesdays at 12 noon Eastern USA. You send payment on the day of the lesson and then I send the ZOOM link. The cost is $40 per lesson. This is a convenient, easy way for you to attend weekly when it works for you. ~~~~~~ I am a tenured college 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 French or English lessons, translation and closed captioning. I am completely bilingual and spend much time in France. For lessons, I create 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. Merci et à bientôt! Thank you! Feel free to email me with any questions. Julia

Hired 11 times

Serves Decatur, GA

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2 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Kenneth S.
Jan 27, 2021

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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

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Intermediate • Full fluency • Intermediate • Intermediate • Full literacy • 60 minutes • I travel to the french tutor • The french tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Travel Planner's reply
Merci Kenneth! J'apprécie nos leçons aussi. :-)
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Chris H.
May 4, 2022
Learning French with Prof. Knowlton has been a great experience! After just a short amount of time working with her, I've had major improvements in my speech and understanding of the language. Julia is a great instructor for any level of learning. Will recommend to anyone who wishes to study the French language!
LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Travel Planner's reply
<> Chris! It is a pleasure teaching you and you continue to make great progress!
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Suzanne C.
Jan 13, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

First lesson was really fun! I can see enjoying our time with the professor thoroughly.

Details: 65 years or older • Intermediate • Conversational proficiency • Intermediate • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • The french tutor travels to me

LE MOT JUSTE French Instruction & Travel Planner's reply
Merci Suzanne! I am delighted to be working with you and <> to assist you in your learning goals! Amitiés, Julia
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Donna S.
Mar 13, 2021
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!
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Mina I.
Jan 17, 2021
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 & Travel Planner's reply
Merci mille fois Mina! Tu es très gentille ! 😊
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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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