“ I really enjoyed our lesson today! I am definitely starting to feel a bit more like I have my own vocabulary to draw from and that I can put phrases together, and I’ve always felt really good about my comprehension with your stories (merci a toi!).
I jumped straight into my own Spanish classes after our French class, and I let slip a “oui” instead of “sí” – for the first ten minutes or so of my next Spanish class, I wasn’t sure if I was speaking in Spanish or French! Such a funny feeling! I loved it. Definitely felt like I have a “French brain” that was turned on!” Nikki, USA.
A beautiful testimonial from Maria, about the power of Story Listening:
“I was just telling my mom that was the best class I have EVER HAD!!!! you are the BEST. You are a wonderful teacher. I have so much fun with you!” Julie, USA.
” Merci Alice. Tu es une prof fantastique. Très sympa, tu as une manière gentille et beaucoup de patience. Tu m’encourage et j’ai perdu la peur que j’avais avant. ” Patricia, USA.
” Bonjour Alice. J’essaie de regarder plusieurs vos histoires sur YouTube tous les jours. Plus, je lis plusieurs journaux en français. Généralement, je n’aime pas les histoires tristes. Je préfère les histoires amusantes et magiques. Peu temps avant, je n’ai voulu parler français, mais maintenant, j’adore le français ! ” Ilya, Monaco.
“The class was very good! I felt very comfortable for the first time in French. thank you.” Uri, France.
” Merci Alice – J’ai tellement apprécié aujourd’hui et merci pour votre patience. J’ai besoin de construire ma confiance quand je parle et de ne pas m’inquiéter de ce que vous pensez parce que vous tes ici pour m’aider et vous m’encourager. ” Gretchen, USA.
“I just wanted to say thank you for the Skype session today. I felt really relaxed and comfortable talking about things that interest me and that get me excited (history, gardens, cooking, BUTTER !). I am trying to give myself the space and let myself ‘acquire’ this language that I so much want to be fluent in rather than feel like it must be a chore to memorize and beat into my head.I am a believer in the story learning and I think that I am getting better at trusting the process.” Patricia, USA.
“Je viens de prendre ma première leçon avec Alice Ayel. Elle était très positive et souriante pendant la leçon. J’ai compris tout ce qu’elle m’a dit. Et ça m’a donné confiance en moi pour continuer à améliorer mon niveau de français.” Dahiana, California, USA.
“Today we discussed a “real” poem (a very simple straightforward one for beginners). It was a fantastic way to practice speaking french and learn about french history and culture at the same time”
“I really appreciate the preparation that Alice puts into every lesson — not grammar exercises but stories, interviews, etc along a certain theme.”
“Another wonderful lesson. I really like how Alice puts together a group of items to reinforce learning of a idea (e.g., video, short story, TV show).” Maria, Paris, France.
“Such an amazing teacher! This was my 4th lesson and I can already read and understand a full page story! look forward to my next lesson! 🙂”
“Very exciting lesson! I am doing very well in reading, writing and understanding french!”
“SUPER impressed with my progress!!! Alice is a wonderful teacher!”
“Highly recommend Alice! I can not believe how much I have learned in only 8 lessons!” Daphnee, Ontario, Canada.
“Nina very much enjoyed the lessons with you and feels she is making steady progress. Thank you for your work with her.” Evelyn, mother, California, USA.
“Alice is obviously an experienced teacher! Her story method makes learning fun and entertaining. Merci, Alice!” Sally, Austin, USA.
“It’s always very fun to work with Alice!” Junko, Vienna, Austria.
“Hey Alice, Its a pleasure having a chance talk with you ! I felt I have learned French in a fun and enjoyable way ! What a productive session yesterday ! Thank you so much for the thoughtful study plan for the upcoming week! They seem fun and challenging.
I have enjoyed our last session, it was so much fun exploring and learning a new language with you.Thank you for sending me all these helpful contents, I feel like I am making progress little by little each and every single day ! Looking forward seeing you soon on next session.” Athena, Melbourne, Australia.
“Alice was amazing! Daughter loved the session and found it extremely helpful. We’re booking another right now. What a find!”
“What a find! Alice is a professional and extremely talented practitioner. We are lucky to have her assist with our daughter’s language development.” Lisa, mother, UK.
“There is something so special about the way Alice teaches. I finished the language lesson energized, not tired! I am new to studying languages and sometimes when a lesson is over, I feel mentally exhausted. Alice made the lesson fun and l learned so much in such a short time!”
“Alice teaches magic. You don’t learn French in an academic way but you feel the words in your soul.” Chasity, Dallas, USA.
“I truly enjoyed our session today. I am delighted to be working with you and SO pleased that I found you. I will be happy to pay you for today as well … yes, it was that good. The session got me out of my head and away from worries about getting it right and then worrying about being wrong. 🙂” Nancy, USA.
“Thank you for a very good and helpful lesson for my daughter!”
“Wonderful lesson with Alice, for my 16 year old daughter, to get help with conversation and study of literary texts. Thank you!” Elizabeth, mother, USA.
“I’ve been having french lessons with Alice for nearly three weeks now and I cannot recommend her enough. My french has improved enormously through working with her – despite the fact I have dyslexia which has often prohibited me from retaining information. Alice has a variety of tactics to help me remember important words and grammatical details and through her my french conversation is far better than it has ever been. She is very patient, enthusiastic and has a dynamic and creative way of teaching the language – through storytelling in particular.” Elfy, stand-up comedian, London, UK.
“I wanted to thank you for the excellent classes you gave me to learn and improve my French. The time I had in France was one of the best in my life and I am very happy that I had the chance to experience such an adventure and this could not have been possible without you. I hope that we will start our Skype sessions soon so that we can continue our lessons 🙂” Max, grade 9 student, Weimar, Germany.
“Thank you very much for all you did for my son! He had an amazing time in Antibes in all ranges (“I love France and the French”). He was surprised, because the school put him into the advanced course.” Christoph, architect and father, Weimar, Germany.
“I know Alice as a colleague at an International School for many years. She is passionate about her students and presenting them with the most up to date learning experiences. Currently, she is tutoring my own children and they enjoy the lively and interesting sessions with her. I can truly recommend Alice for her dedication and outstanding work.” Mari, teacher and mother, Weimar, Germany.
“Alice is teaching French to a small group of 11-year old girls (level DELF Prim A2). It is a lively course in which the students learn and use French in a variety of contexts. Alice adopts the material in a wonderful way to the age group. They use the language in a playful way in games, but also work efficiently on building vocabulary and reading and writing skills. The girls are always looking forward to course (even though it is an extra activity, scheduled on top of regular school hours 😉 ).” Petra, teacher and mother, Jena, Germany.
“My son had just 1 lesson with Alice .It was a brilliant start. Thank you.” Miranda, mother, London, UK.
“Thank you Alice sure will call you again and we will recommend you to friends. Thank you you have been very helpful and great teacher.” Miranda, mother, London, UK
Read about a success story with one of my French learner:https://www.aliceayel.com/lets-celebrate-success
Get more details about my online language sessions: https://www.aliceayel.com/the-many-benefits-of-online-teaching