At DialoguE, all French lessons are one-to-one and fully adapted to
your needs and your learning style.
Traci Parent-Nelson interviews Bernard Henusse about his method and
philosophy of teaching
Every programme is different and unique for every student
The initial evaluation, which is carried out with you, allows us to
create your course and to tailor make it to your wishes (traveling
in France, learning French culture, preparing an exam in French,
working in France, communicating with French speaking relatives,
understanding French movies, buying
a house in France, relocating
to France...) .
At the end of your stay, you will
leave with your own fully personalized CD, where your trainers will
have recorded the sentences, which are relevant for you. You will
then be able to listen to them at home and to assimilate them
Courses tailor made to fit your
needs and interests
Here is what DialoguE can offer you:
Arterton is an English actress and had to play the
first role in a French film.
In addition to the language she needed to interact with the French
film crew and to give interviews in French, we worked together on
the pronunciation of her text in the film.
Richard had been put in charge of a company in France and
was a complete beginner in French.
In addition to the basic language he needed to learn, we helped him
to develop vocabulary and expressions that would allow him to both
establish his authority and motivate his team.
Peter is a French Cinema enthusiast, and in charge
of a cinema club in his town in the United States.
With him, we worked on arthouse French films such as ‘Rouge’ and ‘Un
cœur en hiver’, and together analyzed what the dialogues were
revealing about the personalities of the characters.
Laura is a Marketing Director.
With her, we worked on marketing vocabulary and helped her to
express herself in French regarding her renovation and communication
strategies for some French shops.
Mike wanted to become a beekeeper during his
retirement in France.
We arranged for him to meet a beekeeper and ask him all his
questions. A few months later, he sent us his first pot of
honey from his own bee hives.
Robert is in charge of his company’s telephone
after-sales services for their French clients.
With him, we worked on the specialized vocabulary of his
field. We showed him how French clients express their
satisfaction or dissatisfaction, and how he could manage
conflicts. We also simulated telephone conversations with
different possible types of clients.
Tomos leads a team in a company in France.
We helped him to prepare a presentation of his factory that he had
to deliver to his new colleagues in French. We also looked at
his company-specific vocabulary and the type of language he needed
to motivate his team.
Anita could speak French very well, but had many
problems writing correctly in French.
We worked on grammar and spelling with her, and helped her to
understand the rules of French spelling. Her results improved
Aryan needed to take an important exam at college.
We worked a lot on pronunciation and intonation with him. He
did very well in his exam, and his marks improved considerably.
Would many other schools be able to offer you the same?
Courses which enable you to be who you
are, in French
Each person is different. Some like expressing their opinion, others
like telling about what they have done or seen, other are more
interested in feelings... Some are extrovert or rather discreet.
With generic French, a conversation tends to be about simple topics
like the weather or small anecdotes. It is hardly a part of
meaningful conversation - whether they are meant for business or
We developp with you the vocabulary and the expressions which fit your
personality and we allow you to be yourself in French.
Why one-to-one immersion courses ? Why waste time and money ?
Why waste time and money trying to learn French in a classroom full
of other foreign learners ?
Why suffer the pressure and discomfort of group courses when you can be
the one and only privileged learner in a relaxed one-to-one setting ?
Why learn vocabulary dictated by a course book that is totally
irrelevant to your interests and needs ?
Learning French quick and well - group courses or one-to-one
Nobody likes to waste time and money.
When you decide to improve your communication skills in the French
language, you want solutions that allow you to learn French quick and
Most language schools offer group programmes.
They can go from a huge group of twenty people, or even more, to a small
group of two people.
Advantages of Dialogue's one-to-one French immersion
You progress at a spectacular rate
In one-on-one lessons, you progress at your own speed. In a group, the
teacher has to adapt to the speed of the slowest participant.
Speaking time is all yours
You save a lot of time in private lessons. You speak six times more than
in a group that consists of six participants, and twice as much as you
would in a small group of two people.
You enjoy the best quality-price ratio
A private programme does not cost six times as much as a group programme
with six participants, not even twice as much, while the amount of
progress you make is considerably more.
You choose the subjects
In DialoguE’s private lessons, you choose the subject of your lessons.
It is not imposed on you by the trainer or by another participant.
You do not need to adapt yourself
You do not need to adapt to your trainer but your trainer will adapt to
you and your learning style. Nor do you have to adapt to the group and
its participants, or to the teaching method.
You improve your pronunciation rapidly
In a mixed group of different nationalities, the pronunciation
corrections for an Asian student can hardly be of any use to an American
student, and vice-versa.
No exposure to mistakes
In group lessons, you are exposed to all the mistakes made by the other
Moreover, if the trainer does not systematically correct all mistakes,
you do not know what is right and what is wrong.
In one-to-one courses, you do not hear anything but correct sentences of
a native speaker.
In group lessons, questions asked by other participants are not
necessarily of interest to you.
No opportunity for disruption
In a group, there are many opportunities for disruption.
In one-to-one courses, there are no such opportunities.
You are in charge of your lesson, if you wish to be. You manage it
according to your objectives and you converse with your trainer as an
You greatly compensate for your linguistic short-comings with your
experience and your knowledge of your own subject.
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