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Our Courses are Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Proficiency LevelDescription
A1 BeginnerThe aims of A1 are to be able to: Recognise and use familiar words and simple phrases for concrete purposes. To be able to introduce yourself or someone else. Ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. Communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is ready to repeat or reformulate to help communication.
A2 ElementaryWe focus on interacting in French and practising with games and role-playing. If you have learnt some French but still feel uncomfortable to speak, this is the perfect course for you. Gain confidence and speak French with our theatre teacher! This course is excellent preparation for the oral exam of the DELF level A.
B1 IntermediateOn completion of our course you’ll be able to do the following: Understand the main points of clear standard communication on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where French is spoken. Be able to produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Upper intermediateUnderstand the main ideas of complex text both on abstract and concrete topics, including technical discussions in your own field of work or study Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the pros and cons of various options.
C1 Operational proficiency or advancedThe aims of C1 are to be able to: Understand a wide range of long and complex texts, including any subtextual or stylistic nuances. Express yourself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic context. Speak in a clear, organised way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument.

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Featured Instructors

Vincent Bonnet

Vincent Bonnet

Vincent is our drama teacher. Although he is a drama teacher first and foremost, he has been working in the theatre business as a comedian and scenarist for more than fifteen years.
Nausicaa Hugon

Nausicaa Hugon

Nausicaa Hugon is a native of Marseille who has lived in the Netherlands for a number of years and enjoys teaching non-natives French.
Natacha Bonnet

Natacha Bonnet

In July 2015, Natacha moved to the Netherlands and since then she adores the country and the city of Amsterdam. In France she worked for 8 years as a schoolteacher at various schools in Lyon and surroundings. She was formed at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Mons (Belgium) where she also worked as an actor, theatre instructor, and president of the theatre group she established together with her husband.
Maria Chalevelaki

Maria Chalevelaki

Maria is an independent researcher and creative thinker. She holds a Phd in Linguistics and has taught in Higher Education in France and in Greece. She loves languages and discovering new cultures. She has lived in Canada, Greece, France, Germany and the last 3 years she enjoys life in the Netherlands. Teaching and French are her passions that she is happy to share with her international students in Amsterdam. She is the author of a successful book on semiotics -a cool science about signs and codes- and is planning to publish a second one. She loves spending her time with her precious family. Her 7 year old son already speaks three languages and knows how to say I am big in Japanese.
Margaux Brial

Margaux Brial

Margaux was born and raised in Perpignan, in the south of France. She studied at the Paris-Sorbonne University with a Master’s degree in French language and received her teaching diplomas (CAPES and Agrégation of French literature). She then taught at various schools in the Paris area, where she shared her passion with French and non-French speaking students. Eager to discover new languages and cultures, Margaux fell in love with the Venice of the North (along with a tall Dutchman!), where she just moved this year. Energetic and positive, she is happy to share her love of the French language and follow the progress of her students, old and young alike. Besides teaching, she loves going to the movies, museums and rock’n roll shows.

Manon Clément

Manon Clément

Manon was born in Montpellier in the south of France and grew up in a very small village in the Pic Saint-Loup region. She has a bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature (“Lettres Modernes”) and she is finishing French as foreign language studies. She was a language assistant in England for two years and she worked in several primary and secondary schools. After this first expatriation, she came to Utrecht in order to join her partner, she worked at the Hogeschool and she started to learn Dutch. She likes meeting people with different cultures and she is interested in languages. During her free-time, Manon enjoys reading, going to the cinema, travelling and hiking.
Juliana Joly

Juliana Joly

Born and raised in the Paris suburbs for the first half of her life, Juliana then moved to Normandy with her family, where she grew up amongst cute villages and fields filled with cows (she still doesn’t like smelly cheeses like camembert though) Later on, she moved to Strasbourg for her studies and discovered the beautiful Alsace region and the Alsatian dialect. She holds a Bachelor of Languages and Multiculturalism and studied Dutch at the university. When her teacher told her that one of the queens of the Netherlands was called Juliana, she decided it was time to see this country for real. Therefore she moved again, this time to Amsterdam, within the ERASMUS exchange program. She immediately fell in love with the city – and with a French man she met during Dutch classes (true story) – and never left! That was 7 years ago, and she has been in love both with the Netherlands and her French man since then.
Héloïse Girard

Héloïse Girard

Heloise comes from La Rochelle, a city in the West of France. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages Applied tu Business Studies (LEA), two Master’s Degrees in Intercultural Relations and International Cooperation (RICI), and a Teaching Certificate for French as a Foreign Language.
Elodie Le Nezet

Elodie Le Nezet

Elodie is a native of France and spent her earliest years between Normandy, Brittany, New Caledonia, and Toulon. She went on to complete Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Language and Civilization in Angers as well as a Master’s in French as a Foreign Language (Angers/Paris) before moving to the US to begin her international teaching career. Elodie’s nearly 20-year career in French-language education spans nearly all levels and brought her from France to the United States, where she has worked at the International School of Louisiana in New Orleans, l’Ecole Française du Maine, and most recently the North Seattle French School in Washington State. In addition to teaching, she has created and coordinated adult education programs; led DELF certification programs; and curated monthly Ciné-Club film and discussion series. As well, Elodie has spent the past several years as a school director from 2016 until 2019 when she moved to Amsterdam. Elodie loves teaching all ages and has been described by her students as lots of fun but also demanding. She loves using “gestures” and drawings and making her class full of energy! When she does not teach, she loves to explore Amsterdam with her husband Andrew and their son Isidore!
Elodie Dobigny

Elodie Dobigny

Elodie was born and grew up in Perpignan in the south of France. She has visited and lived in several other countries. During her experiences abroad, she discovered her passion for teaching languages. She taught FLE (French as a foreign language) in Australia for 3 years, and in Tokyo, she animated conversation classes for Japanese adults. She enjoys working with groups of adults as well as with children. Elodie is dynamic and likes to work interactively by focusing on participatory learning from educational material that she likes to create herself. In her free time, Elodie enjoys exploring new places, cycling, reading and sharing good times with family and friends.
Clémence Broquaire

Clémence Broquaire

Clemence was born and raised in Bordeaux in the Southwest of France. She studies History and holds a master in Education Sciences. From childhood, she wanted to become a teacher. This dream became reality in 2014 when she was appointed teacher on an elementary school in the Paris region. Clemence enjoys travelling very much, and therefore she also dreamed about living abroad and discovering there the habits in educational theory and pedagogics. Last year she took the plunge and left everything behind to go live in Amsterdam. Clemence is a dynamic, creative and cheerful person.
Céline Dandoy

Céline Dandoy

Founder and teacher
Céline is French, she is Parisienne born and bred and spent all her life in Paris until she decided to see what life is like outside of France. At l’école de français she divides her time between giving courses, directing the business, communication and partner relations. She’s also the one who remembers to buy new printer ink cartridges.
Annick Noirfalisse

Annick Noirfalisse

Teacher
Annick is experienced in teaching French as a foreign language at all levels, including Business French for advanced students.
Alexandre Barbier

Alexandre Barbier

Born in Paris, his parents gave him a curiosity about art, history, sport and food culture. During his studies at La Sorbonne in the French capital, he spent a lot of time in museums, galleries, cinemas, restaurants and theatres. Alexandre holds bachelor’s degrees in history and law along with a Masters in Europe’s International Relations, a Masters in International and Strategic Affairs, and an Associate Degree in Language and Culture. History and geography gave him the passion of traditions, civilisations and the desire to travel and understand languages and cultures.

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