Hello, I am Alice Ayel, I come from Paris in France and I have been a teacher of modern languages (French, Spanish) for more than 20 years now. I have taught French and Spanish in middle and high schools in the UK and in Germany. I now teach languages online to people from all over the world and it is a lot of fun! My learners achieve excellent results and enjoy learning another language.
My Dear Man and I make comprehensible videos online on YouTube to help learners acquire French the natural way. And we launched a membership to help French learners read and listen to comprehensible and compelling stories everyday.
Our goal is to make French accessible to everyone.
I am a mum of four boys. My boys can speak French, German, Portuguese as well as English!
So as you can see my family and I are immersed in languages and that is why I want to share my passion for languages with you. Acquiring another language opens up new opportunities and gives you perspectives that you might never have encountered otherwise.
My site is about helping YOU acquire French (and Spanish) the natural way.
It is also about being a mum which means cooking for a family and trying to relax with yoga!
Follow my journey as a language booster, mum and yogi….
And please feel free to comment!
27 thoughts on “Who am I?”
eh ben ! tu t’éclates sur internet !!!
C’est Laure, de Paris, de l’Alma. Comment tu vas ? Alors, 3 enfants !!!
Moi aussi, 3 filles !!! maintenant on vit à Perpignan, ou plutôt dans un village à côté. Tout va bien, il fait beau, il fait chaud, si ça continue demain c’est plage !!!
Donnes-moi de tes nouvelles
Muchas gracias por compartir tu conocimiento acerca del IB Español B. Yo soy nativa de Honduras y español fue mi primer idioma hasta la edad de casi 7 años. Desde entonces Ingles tomo possession de mi.
Ahora vivo en China, soy bibliotecaria en una escuela internacional. Este es nuestro primer año aquí, me han pedido que enseñe IB Español B NS. Me gustan los retos así que accedí, pero muchas veces me siento que no se que es lo que estoy. He tomado un taller por medio del IB por internet pero fue mas perdida de tiempo y dinero.
Me gustaría poder comunicarme contigo acerca de como integrar literatura con los temas troncales.
Muchas gracias de antemano.. tu pagina la tengo en mis favoritos para obtener acceso inmediato.
Je me présente : Jérôme, du blog Le Français illustré (https://lefrancaisillustre.com). Je lance un carnaval d’articles sur le thème : le support visuel dans l’apprentissage d’une langue étrangère. Je serais très heureux si vous vouliez participer à ce carnaval d’articles. Vous pouvez trouver toutes les informations nécessaires sur : https://lefrancaisillustre.com/support-visuel-apprentissage-langue/
A bientôt de vous lire,
Le Français illustré
Hello! And thank you so much for helping us with our french learning! This is a unique resource and is perfect for the way I like to learn. I was wondering, is it possible to download audio files of the videos so I can be listening to them while I work?
Thank you for your comment. I am not sure if you are referring the videos on YouTube or the resources on the membership. You can download all files as mp3 on the membership for as little as 4.75 Euros a month https://www.aliceayel.com/membership-login/welcome/ I am pretty sure it is possible to download the videos on YouTube as audio files but I don’t know exactly how. You would have to do a little search. I hope I have answered your question. Happy French acquisition!
What do you recommend doing after you complete the baby stage videos?
Bonjour Mary and congratulations! You have watched all the Baby Stage videos available so far!!! There will be more coming soon. In the meantime, you can watch, read and listen to the Marie and Médor adventures in Paris. They are 10 stories, the first one is here https://www.aliceayel.com/resources/marie-a-une-obsession/
You can download the eBook for free because you are a member and also read the stories in the past tense https://www.aliceayel.com/?product/Nouvelles-aventures_Marie-et-Medor-a-Paris_v1.0_Standard-edition.pdf
When you type “easy, beginner, upper beginner” in the search box, you will have access to more stories to read and to listen to. Here are some suggestions:
Finally, you can listen to this audiobook https://www.aliceayel.com/leo-et-anton/
Happy French acquisition!
Bonjour! Your resume is impressive and it’s wonderful your children are so multi-lingual. It’s nice to get to know a little bit about my French teacher! 🙂 “merci” from Southern California.
Un grand merci du Nord du Portugal Heather !
Bonjour! I was wondering if the transcripts for the Michelin and Lanvin videos are available. I can’t seem to find them. Merci!
Bonjour Bryan, they will be available very soon. We are trying to sort out the videos issues. Thank you for support 🙂
all the videos are now back and there are new resources available https://www.aliceayel.com/stories-new-resources/
AND les Frères Michelin are now available here https://www.aliceayel.com/resources/qui-sont-les-freres-michelin/ as well as Jeanne Lanvin https://www.aliceayel.com/resources/qui-est-jeanne-lanvin/
Thank you for your patience!
I’ve been watching your YouTube videos for a while now and think your method of teaching French is one of the best I’ve seen. I can understand the gist of all your YouTube stories, so I recently decided to take it a step further by subscribing to your website. I haven’t explored everything on your site yet, but I’m impressed with what I’ve seen, so far. I can see that you have put a lot of work into this site and that you are passionate about making French available to everyone. You have motivated me to want to become fluent in French, so thank you very much for your enthusiasm. 🙂
Merci du fond du coeur Barry ! Your comment made my day. I am so happy you are motivated to become fluent in French. Welcome to the French learners community and Happy French acquisition 🙂
Hi Alice, thank you so much. You are the best French teacher. I am a new member and still getting to know all the ways I can improve my French through your site. I wonder if you will make more cooking videos. I really enjoy them and have made the recipes you already showed. Thank you so much and blessings to you and your family.
Merci beaucoup ! I have not planned more cooking videos in the near future but why not later on!
Alice, I can’t seem to log in to the Infant stage and I can’t find whether or not I still have a subscription, or how I paid for the course in the beginning.
Where do I look?
Bonjour Russ. The Infant Stage is here https://www.aliceayel.com/stages-les-stages/self-paced-course-infant-stage/ and you are still subscribed, so you should enter without any issues. Look into your profile page or send me an email to email@example.com
Bonjour Alice! I purchased the 3 month subscription 5 days ago but I am enjoying your content so much I would like to change it to the yearly subscription. But I can’t find how to do that. Can you help me please? Thank you so much!
C’est fantastique Sue ! I just sent you a private email to explain the process. Thank you so much!
Bonjour, Alice ! I am really enjoying the site and I am super proud that you have used one of my comments on your Instagram account! (Elodie). My real name is Tara, but that is my fun French name that a teacher once gave me so I use with when I am learning French 🙂
Question, I saw that you teach classes with Express Fluency. What is the difference between these two classes?
Beginner French with Alice Ayel (Winter 2022)
Class recordings and readings
Beginner French with Alice Ayel
Class recordings and readings
And what level to those classes corralate to with your website stages?
I could not find another location to ask this question so I posted it here. Hope that is ok.
Bonjour Tara-Elodie 🙂
The Beginner class recordings and readings are for French beginners who are at the Baby Stage on the membership. The first one was recorded during the fall of 2021 and the other one during this winter 2022.
You may want to join us live online in the spring. Classes start on Friday, April 29. During a session, we first start with small talk in French talking about how we feel, what’s the weather like… Then I tell a story and then we read aloud and mime the story together or we play games. You can sign up here https://expressfluency.com/product/beginner-french-alice/
Merci infiniment !
Merci ! I would love to join you live, but I work in a high school (until the end of June) and definitely cannot make the time. I will keep an eye out to see if you offer anything else in the summer. PS – I am really enjoying Où est Médor ?. It is such a cute story! I am only on chapter 5 but I love the way you tell stories so I am trying not to rush through it. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into each of your stories. You keep it fun and that keeps me wanting to come back for more. Even if all I can ever do is read books, magazines, and cookbooks in French, I will be completely pleased.
Très merci !
This is wonderful Tara-Elodie! I am glad you are enjoying Où est Médor ?
It was nice to see you during bookclub today, but I must offer my apologies, Alice. I was unable to log in on my computer so was trying to join the Book Club chat from my phone and was having trouble unmuting myself so I disconnected and then reconnected a few times. Then I had to go because my lunch break was over. I will try again for the next one. I really enjoyed listening to people chat in French. You made it easy to feel connected. I understood more than I thought I would. Merci et bon week-end!
Merci d’avoir participé Elodie, j’étais très heureuse de vous rencontrer. Au prochain club de lecture, vendredi 8 avril !