One misconception people might have when going to France or French speaking countries is to think that everyone speaks English. Some do, but we recommend that you speak some French. Imagine yourself giving directions to your cab driver or ordering in French at a restaurant. Wouldn't that be great!
Don't apologize anymore saying that you learned French
many years ago and
that you get stuck every time you try to speak it !
As you know, practice makes perfect!
Digital French Talk offers several great options:
Intensive sessions are perfect if you would like to tune up your skills fast before leaving for a trip.
In addition to the intensive program, we provide group and individual sessions. Each of these sessions uses conversational French to improve participant skills.
Group sessions have a dynamic format and participation is highly encouraged. We will talk of what is important to any traveler landing in Paris: Transportation from CDG or Orly airports to your hotel or rental apartment; using the subway, buses, taxi or Uber; going on the TGV (high speed trains) and much more...
One-on-one sessions. If you are looking at improving your conversational skills on specific topics this program is for you.
You may practice expressions that will help you to feel more comfortable when you are around French people. What about wit in French? Irony is used a lot in conversation. Knowing some slang could be helpful. How to talk to the "sommelier" when you are in a restaurant? Remove any fear of speaking.
"Claude's conversation class is a great way to tune up your French at any time. Face-to-face conversation is so much more effective than any digital app! You focus on your sight and hearing to take nuance in grammar and vocabulary. Claude keeps the conversation going and encourages you to speak even if you are uncertain. He uses real-life situations (boarding your flight, using the Metro, visiting special landmarks). You'll find yourself laughing and sharing travel stories with your fellow students, and you'll look forward to every session. Thanks, Claude!"
"Attending Digital French Talk lessons with Claude was a real pleasure. He creates a relaxed environment that encourages active participation by those with little knowlwdge in the language. As a native speaker, Claude's technique of using conversation as a teaching tool provided us with with vocabulary that will be useful in real world situations; something that digital apps can't duplicate."
"Taking conversational French with Claude was refreshingly unorthodox as it trained your ear and diction to adapt, feel and assimilate inwardly sentences you learned in the context of a pre-determined theme (for example: Travel and Dining) into your thinking so that you're better able to respond and articulate in an organic manner rather than a traditional formal language study on grammar, pronunciation and memorisation of words. I highly recommend Claude's Digital French talk to anyone who already has some ability to speak French and needs a refresher to travel and/or dine...
"Claude is amazing! He has brough to life my upcoming travels to France! I now feel more at ease speaking to a waiter, tour operator, taxi driver and more when I take my group to France in July 2022. As a travel advisor specializing in food and wine, this is a great asset! I look forward to learning more French conversation with Claude in the future! Thanks for an amazing experience!"