Marianne (Missouri, USA)

This experience was a boost to my speaking confidence

I had a truly marvelous week in May 2023 improving my French with Thomas.

Getting here was an easy train ride from Paris. The private apartment he and his family provide is comfortable and charming, in a beautiful riverside location.

Thomas is a diligent instructor, tailoring lessons to one’s individual needs. Each day was a combination of morning lessons and afternoon excursions into the beautiful, historical part of France where he and his family live, practicing the language as I learned some of the history and delicious food and wine traditions of Alsace. Getting acquainted with Thomas’ family during the week gave me additional opportunities to converse in French. His dad even told me he could see improvement in my conversation by the end of the week. Thomas put a lot of energy into making it a very positive learning experience.

I finished the week feeling more confident in my speaking ability as I continued traveling in France for another ten days before returning to the States. I still have a lot of work to do to refine my language ability yet this experience was a boost to my speaking confidence and got me back on track toward my language learning goals. The whole experience was enriching in so many ways! I plan to continue using Thomas’ high quality online learning materials. 

Thank you, Thomas and family for a cherished experience!