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.”
I remember my first MeetUp with Alain in a lovely café with a mixed crowd of beginner, intermediate, and advanced French speakers. Needless to say I was very nervous especially when in the company of others who are speaking French so fluently around you. Alain took those nerves away immediately. He casually eased me into the conversations by teaching me phrases and having me apply them to the current conversations with the other students. Alain and the other students were so encouraging that after awhile I was holding small conversations on my own. I was excited! I immediately wanted to sign up for Alain’s beginner class because if he could teach me in one hour how to hold a conversation with more advance French speakers then I knew I would learn so much more in specialized lesson with him. I was right! His beginner classes are relaxed, full of laughs and good times all while learning French. Absolutely different from your typical French 101 class in college. Much more effective! Thanks Alain! Kelley Chatman
(the meetup Kelley is referring to is a conversation promo class I held chez mon ami Michel’s restaurant House Café in West Hollywood. Trés charmant! Cuisine Gastronomique dans une ambiance cool et sympa. Highly recommend it. )