I cannot recommend Manon highly enough as a French teacher. We began working together right before the Covid-19 pandemic, and I had a very ambitious goal to pass the DALF C2 exam despite limited time on my end. Lessons with Manon were a huge boon to me while juggling the constant anxiety that accompanied each wave of the pandemic and my stressful job. She gets to know her students in such a way that she can encourage and motivate them while also kindly and thoughtfully holding them to high standards and applying her precise attention to detail to courses.
Manon is incredibly passionate about culture, languages, world events, feminism and civil rights. We had fantastic discussions and our lessons were filled with book and podcast recommendations. Often they felt like speaking with a very knowledgeable friend, with the added bonus of improving my French skills. 🙂 Manon would also give me very detailed and fast feedback on all of my homework, putting in hours of work outside of our lessons so that I could progress quickly.
Manon is deeply familiar with the DALF exams having taken them in other languages and having administered them herself. When I walked into the exam, I knew exactly what to expect having benefited from Manon’s precise coaching. Thanks to her, I was able to see my French language skills progress steadily during our time together, and I passed the DALF exam with a very strong score.
Carolyn, USA – October 2021 – Passed the DALF C2 in June 2021
For years, I wasted time and money on classroom, online courses, and weekly Skype sessions with tutors, all promising to improve my French. It was not until I started my courses with Manon that I saw a dramatic improvement. She is brilliant and her teaching methods are incredibly effective. Demanding and exacting, yet delightful and amusing, Manon’s courses are the highlight of my week.
Jennifer, USA, January 2021
I highly recommend Manon as a French teacher. She has helped me enormously since we started working together. Her attention to detail has meant that I have been able to improve my pronunciation, my writing etc. Her passion for the language clearly shows during our lessons and her book, blog and other recommendations has provided another source of learning and pleasure for me. She has been immensely motivating, supportive and encouraging when at times I’ve felt discouraged with my progress which has helped me to move beyond my comfort zone and to steadfastly continue on this learning journey. If you’re looking to progress your French in a fun and interesting way then look no further than Manon. She is a truly wonderful teacher!
Julie, Australia, December 2020
If you are planning to sit DALF C1 or C2, Manon is the teacher you need! She’s the person to ensure that your level of French is high enough, that you fully understand and know how to fulfil the very specific requirements of the exam tasks and feel confident in your abilities. She works incredibly hard for her students – everything from the selection of resources, to the programme of learning, to feedback on homework, to the lessons themselves, is tailored to the particular needs of the individual student. She is also just a brilliant teacher, able both to see what you need to do to make progress and how to get there (in different ways). And the lessons are fun! The time flies by. There couldn’t be a better way to prepare for what are very challenging exams.
I really can’t recommend Manon highly enough.
Lucy, UK – December 2020 – Passed the DALF C1 in June 2019
Manon was an amazing teacher, motivator, and huge help during the preparation for my DALF exam. She’s very well organized, chose relevant and up-to-date materials, and taught be me all the required methodology to succeed at the exam. Her materials cover exam-relevant topics, which gives you valuable expertise for the day of the exam. Furthermore, I valued Manon’s teaching style: She makes learning fun and dynamic! She is caring, patient, and really tries to make you progress! Manon’s feedback on my work was super detailed, she highlighted common mistakes, which made me progress a lot! I can’t think of a better teacher to make you succeed!
Hannah, Germany – Passed the DALF C1 in November 2020
Manon é minha professora de francês há mais de um ano. Ela é pontual, dedicada e capaz. Em sua aula tenho a oportunidade de trabalhar expressão e produção oral e escrita. É muito bom poder contar com alguém que conhece tão bem a língua e sente prazer em seu trabalho. Também aprecio o fato de que ela me corrige. Pois, acredito que seja importante aprender a língua francesa da maneira correta. Além disso, ela me incentiva a continuar meus estudos da língua, sozinha, em casa, como complemento às aulas. Sinto que aprender a língua francesa é um projeto importante em minha vida e que é assim recebido por minha professora de francês. Sinto que posso contar com Manon!
Like many people learning a second language, I was nervous speaking to a native French speaker. Within five minutes of my first lesson with Manon, she made me realize that mistakes can be fun and to learn from them, not fear them. I’ve now worked with Manon for over a year and I honestly can’t believe how much I’ve learned with her. Besides teaching, she’s an excellent motivator and now I hope I can say an even better friend. Oh and she’s hilarious! I recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Hace más de dos años que Manon y yo nos vemos semanalmente para mi clase de francés y puedo decir que ni una sola vez me he aburrido, he encontrado la clase monótona o he salido pensando que no había aprendido nada nuevo. Manon es una excelente profesora: es profesional, prepara las clases a conciencia, adapta las clases a las necesidades del alumno para lograr avanzar en aquellos aspectos donde más los necesita. Conoce a fondo la gramática, el vocabulario, la pronunciación, y sabe como explicarlo. Al mismo tiempo se preocupa por incluir constantemente nuevas actividades y recursos pedagógicos. Es un verdadero placer ver cada semana a Manon y esperar para descubrir qué tiene preparado.
Eu estudo francês com a Manon há cerca de um ano e meio, incialmente como uma ajuda no meu curso regular de francês para desenvolver mais rápido o domínio do idioma, porém hoje ela é minha única professora de francês. Considero que a Manon foi um achado! Eu tive outos professores de francês online, mas, ainda que tenha aprendido bastante e mesmo gostado das aulas, essas eram ou pouco estruturadas ou pareciam preparadas para todo mundo independente do nível de cada aluno. Com a Manon, desde o começo, as aulas foram voltadas para as minhas necessidades pessoais e eu pude progredir no aprendizado da língua em todos os sentidos, seja leitura, escrita, conversação e compreensão oral. Além disso, a Manon é aberta a discussões sobre qualquer assunto, tornando a aula dinâmica e muito divertida.
I study French with Manon for one year and a half now. I was in a regular French course when I started looking for a French teacher to have online lessons as a way to improve the learning of the language. I had some online teachers before and, even if I enjoyed the classes, I felt that those classes were confused and it would be hard to have a real progress with them. Then I found Manon, almost by chance, and everything changed. Manon could identify my needs and expectations and her course is prepared considering that. I can feel I am developing the language day by day on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Her classes are also dynamic and fun, and we talk about different things. I don’t need a language school anymore and now Manon is my unique French teacher. Merci, Manon!
Je suis toujours de bonne humeur après mes leçons avec Manon. Elle est encourageante et conduit très bien notre conversation dans plusieurs voies ! Ses leçons, qui traitent des sujets très intéressants, sont pleines d’humour et de discussions très passionnantes. C’est un grand plaisir de travailler avec elle, et elle m’a beaucoup encouragée et aidée en français. Je recommande vivement que tous ceux qui souhaitent progresser en français prennent des cours avec Manon.
I have been taking French with Manon for over a year now and I see her as much a mentor and friend as I do a teacher. Many people know the mechanics of a language but very few people are natural born teachers the way Manon is. She instinctively understands my learning special learning style. I really need to be prepared in advance and I tend to freeze up (and shut down!) if I’m surprised. Manon sets up lessons so that I can prepare myself before coming to class. She is building confidence in my knowledge of French. Just as an extra plus – Manon is hilarious too – so our lessons are fun too and the time flies. But she is too kind and patient to ever make me the butt of her humor. Finally, she is dedicated – this isn’t about just making money for her and (via email or message) she often helps me with correction or if I ask a question. Ultimately, Manon loves to share her knowledge and empower others.
I had 70 (!!) lessons with Manon and I would strongly recommend her as the best French teacher one could find. Manon is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, passionate about languages and oh so French (but with a global perspective 😉 ). She will help you with any particular goal you might have and structure the lessons to suit your needs. With Manon I managed not only improve my conversational skills, but also got better at complicated grammar. If you are looking for a French teacher, look no further, book a class with Manon!