Why choose South West French Lessons ?
Ted and Steph, Vasse, Western Australia (SKYPE lessons)
“I have been taught by Marion for 2 ½ years and my wife, Stephanie since January 2018, and we both feel at ease using Skype for our weekly lessons since Marion moved to France 10 months ago. We find it very convenient, it is at a time that suits us, from the comfort of our own home. It is always easy and clear to communicate this way – even in French! It is beneficial to learn one on one, moving ahead quicker.
Marion is a very good teacher, she encourages students to speak French as much as possible, at their level. Marion is organized and sends relevant info to be prepared for the next lesson. She is patient, the lessons are relaxed and funny.
I highly recommend Marion’s Skype lessons as a convenient and fun way to learn French, no matter what your level.”
Jen, Jodie and Sonya (Group lessons)
“We have been learning French with Marion for a few years now and we absolutely love it! We have learnt so much and love busting out my skills when we meet French people:) We learn in a group of friends and it’s proved to be so good as we have learnt so much conversational French too. We can’t wait to test my skills in Paris (when we eventually go!) can’t recommend enough! If you want to learn French, Marion is your girl!”
Peter O’Sullivan (Individual lessons – lessons for wine maker)
“I am an Australian winemaker and I did four vintages in France. I started taking French Lessons with Marion just before going to France for one of these work experiences.
Thanks to her lessons, I learned a lot about how to speak French in everyday life. But most important, Marion taught me a lot about how to talk about wine making and wine tasting in French, with very specific words and expressions that were absolutely necessary for me to know for my work experience in France as a winemaker. The lessons were always very fun and relaxed, well structured and adapted to my level and my wine making background. I am so thankful for all the subjects we covered during the lessons, the vintages and work experiences I had in France after taking lessons with Marion were so much better and easier, I fully enjoyed the experiences and times in France after taking French Lessons with her.
I really would advise anyone to learn French with Marion, especially if you are a winemaker planning to work for vintage in France!”
Mary Cameron (conversation group and individual lessons), Grateful student – currently living and working in Bretagne and speaking pretty good French
“I cannot recommend Marion highly enough as an engaging, skillful teacher of French. She is just brilliant. Certainly, she is highly qualified as a teacher of French as a foreign language. While this is useful and evident in her well structured lessons, it is Marion’s natural gift for teaching that really makes her classes a joy. She is funny and warm and confident and has that rare ability to make her students feel comfortable and capable of giving their best. We work hard in class but the time flies and it is huge fun.
I am living in France at the moment and my 6 weeks with Marion made an enormous difference to my fluency and confidence. When I return to Australia I will be straight back to class if there are still places available by then!
Whatever your level of French, Marion is the ideal teacher, so just sign up now!”
Rachel Jackman (Individual lessons – children)
“We started the children with french lessons so that they could communicate more effectively with some of their family who live in France, however, we found it to be so much more than that. Marion opened them up to a whole new world, from French food and shopping to thinking and feeling en français! We love our lesson time with Marion and often the whole family will join in. Thank you so much We started the children with french lessons so that they could communicate more effectively with some of their family who live in France, however, we found it to be so much more than that. Marion opened them up to a whole new world, from French food and shopping to thinking and feeling en français! We love our lesson time with Marion and often the whole family will join Marion!”
Graham Fisher (conversation group)
“Marion’s sessions are a delight. Relaxed, informal interchange between participants with quick, relevant assistance, and no time-consuming rote or formal texts allows us to chat over wide-ranging topics. New words and phrases are spelt out, and alternative expressions explored, while Marion’s native French accent attunes in one’s ear for the real thing. Language is first and foremost a spoken thing, and this is it! Her professional skill is evident as she confidently helps us to express ourselves.”
Alison Price (Individual lessons)
“I have been learning French with Marion for over a year. She is a very dedicated teacher. It is great to have my own personal French teacher, who comes to my home! Marion is wonderfully patient, flexible, working towards things that are relevant to my requirements at any one time. She is understanding with tuition arrangements, as many of the residents in this area are retirees, like me, and do a considerable amount of travelling. Her perseverance is admirable! Dunsborough is lucky to have her.”
Margaret Toolin (conversation group and Individual lessons)
“I live in Busselton and will be holidaying in France soon. I was looking for a French speaker who could help me revise my very rusty schoolgirl French. I was lucky to hear of Marion, from Southwest French Lessons in Dunsborough, and have found her to be very helpful and understanding. She has been able to correctly assess my level and has been assisting me in a very pleasant, suitable and very positive way. I have been enjoying both Group Conversations and Individual Conversations, and can greatly feel the benefit of speaking with a native French person. I have no hesitation in recommending Marion and her lessons.”
Nicole, for her daughters Eva and Micky.
“Marion was my daughters French teacher for almost two years, and still would be if it wasn’t for her going to boarding school. She did a fantastic job in preparing her to take high school French, as it wasn’t the language taught in her primary school. She always made the lessons fun, making her feel at ease with the language, and leaving her always wanting to know more about the French language, the culture, etc…. She is very talented and she can always think of a way to make you understand all those complicated grammatical rules. My daughters favourite was battleships for conjugation of verbs! Her classes are never boring and never the same! I highly recommend Marion for learning, refreshing or maintaining any French language skills you may seek.”