Chers amis! Welcome to FrenchLA. Je m’appelle Alain, et je suis à votre service pour vous aider à mieux parler francais, et à le faire avec joie. Contactez-moi aujourd’hui, vous ne le regretterez pas!
Dear Friends. My name is Alain, and I am here in Los Angeles at your service, to help you improve your french, and to make learning french fun and interesting. I am a native french speaker with a degree from Columbia University in New York, and have many years of experience. I offer private tutoring for students of all ages (elementary to H.S. to College) and have an excellent track record. Please check out my “tutoring” page for more information on tutoring. I also offer private and small group classes for all levels from beginner to advanced conversation. Whether you are a total beginner, or have a few years of school french under your belt, whether you are planning a trip to Paris and just want to pick up some basics or brush up on your lingo, “ou peut-être vous parlez bien” and just need a small conversation group or partner to keep you from getting rusty, “Je suis là pour vous” “I am here for you”. I am also an expert translator from French to English and have translated many scripts for TV and film. Please check out my testimonials (below, you can also click on the video testimonial tab) for a small sample of the many satisfied students.. Then feel free to contact me for any questions you may have, and/or to set up a meet and greet.
(Big Love, Public Enemies, L’Homme Qui Voulait Vivre Sa Vie)
Alain is a great teacher and a lovely human being. He is knowledgeable and patient and he loves teaching. Two years ago he helped me prepare my part in a French film “L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie“. I had learnt French in school but had forgotten a lot. Day after day we went through the script and digested grammar and vocabulary, and in little less then two months I was ready! After the premiere I received many compliments, one saying that my French accent is better than my English one – funny as I have lived in English speaking countries for more than 12 years.. My French pronunciation and fluency I owe to Alain! I recommend taking his classes from my heart
Annnie Notre Dame HS student
When I was struggling to even keep up in my French II class, I met with Alain for the first time. He was so patient with me and always went the extra mile to make sure I was taken care of and well prepared for class. The best thing about Alain was that he was so flexible and able to work with me around my hectic volleyball schedule. When I was desperate, he made himself available on sometimes as short as a day’s notice. Alain helped me take my French to the next level and made me feel hope for my success.
Celine Wang N.D. High School
Alain is a fantastic tutor. He made the language much easier to understand and I have benefited a great deal from our sessions. With the help of Alain, I have come to enjoy the language while I’ve been improving drastically on writing, reading, and speaking French.
SCOTT (Writer TV show 90210)
“Learning French with Alain has been a lot of fun. He’s a great conversationalist and knows how to make valuable corrections and grammar suggestions without interrupting the flow of the discussion. My French has improved a great deal from working with him!”
Kelli Garner Actor (Pan Am, Lars and the Real Girl)
“Alain, I would like to thank you for something. Without you, I would not be speaking French, AND when I speak French, I feel like a different woman, and to have this in my life makes me feel capable of anything! You must call Alain 818 448 3856818 448 3856” (you can find video testimonials from Kelli on Utube under « Kelli Garner Parle Français » and “Kelli Garner et le Tableau Magique”)
Diane Yates, TV set decorator (Seinfeld, Spin City, 3rd Rock from the Sun, etc…)
I am a professional in the entertainment industry here in Los Angeles. I was looking to improve my pathetic high school French so as to be able to be relatively conversant during upcoming job interviews in Paris. After 3 months of focused, intensive study with Alain, in a one- on -one environment, I was able to comfortably hold these interviews completely in the French language. I even landed two job offers by the end of each interview. I attribute this to Alain’s teaching methods.
Rolfe Kent award winning music composer (Sideways, Dexter, Legally Blonde…)
“Learning french with Alain is a pleasure; it is learning french from a warmly entertaining and patient french friend. He always keeps the classes interesting and fun. With gentle encouragement I found myself getting much better, and I am now in France and able to communicate and chat effectively. Even tell jokes occasionally!”
Ben Lawson, actor (Neighbors, No Strings Attached)
“Alain is a fantastic teacher. The best French class in Los Angeles”.
Julianna Akuanoah- Dancer, actor
“j’adore mes classes avec Alain – I have just started, I love the classes, I highly recommend Alain”
« Alain est un tres bon professeur. He’s fantastic, the classes are fun, we learn a lot and laugh a lot, which is important to me ».
RACHEL WHITENER – Pastry Chef
“I love my French classes with Alain and I intend to take them until I am an expert speaker!”
“In a relatively short time we made wonderful progress. Alain is a great teacher, efficient and patient as well. He makes the class interesting and is very encouraging; we even love doing the homework.”