People who want to learn French as a foreign language like to know who the teacher will be and what experience they have. So let me tell you about myself and our team:
Thatís me (see photo on the left). I teach French, English, Spanish, Catalan, Russian, German, Serbo-Croatian, Mongolian and Nepali. I would like to share with you my passion for teaching languages. I am surrounded by a team of French native teachers who take over according to the progress of students. The objective of all my teachers is very clear: to enable you to SPEAK and UNDERSTAND French .
At the age of 16, I took intensive Russian lessons at Laval University in Canada with wonderful teachers who gave me a very great desire to continue my own learning of this fascinating language. I quickly realized the enormous limits of learning a language in a group and focusing only on grammar rules.
The following year, I participated in an intensive program to refine my English for 5 weeks (Iím a native French speaker) at the University of Sherbrooke, in Canada.
When I was 18, I left for Europe for a trip that would take me from Paris to Moscow by bicycle. Through a combination of circumstances, I met a "Yugoslavian" family who owned a hotel-restaurant in Germany. By staying with them for almost a year, I learned German and Serbo-Croatian.
At the age of 20, I left to teach English to some street children in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. I stayed there for 6 months and went back a second time. Mongolia being unilingual and my desire to communicate with this little known people being very great, I had to learn the language. About 7 years after this experience, I wrote the only available guide in French on how to learn Mongolian.
During my studies in social work, I continued to work on learning some other languages and when I worked in Lebanon I gained a pretty good knowledge of spoken Middle Eastern Arabic.
Life then led me to two languages that I never expected to learn: Spanish and Catalan. Indeed, with very frequent stays in Barcelona (almost 50 between2007 and 2013), I learned these two related languages (also very close to French).
In 2009, I left for Nepal which I completely fell in love with. I learned the Nepalese language there and Iíve been back 8 times since then (total of 5 years). Given the lack of a method for learning Nepali, I started writing a book on the Nepali language for French speakers (as I had done for Mongolian a few years before).
In 2014, I took intensive Romanian lessons before leaving for Romania at the end of the same year.
Even if it is true that learning a language is easier when you know a few others, it is above all a passion for communication that has made me want to learn each new language. Itís a great pleasure for me to share my passion for languages with my students who want to learn French.
As of August 2020, Iím currently living in Nepal with my wife (since 2018). Iíll be working with you from here.