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Personal development and creativity to help you speak French with more confidence and flow 

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Living in France is your dream, whether you plan to settle here or already live there.
You want to fit in with the French way of life and conviviality, You can get by, have a little conversation, but wouldn't it be nice to really TALK and have good conversations with the French people?

Then you have come to the right place!

I am here to de-dramatize the Frenc language and speaking it.

I have lived in France for over 20 years,and, having been married to my ex french partner for 30 years, being part of a french family I have LIVED French and spoken French for all that time. In fact I feel almost more French than English. 

This time gave me a fluent level of French, as well as an in-depth understanding of the French culture and country. I will be honest, my French is not totally perfect, I do make mistakes occasionally, however this allows me to totally understand what you are going through, it allows you to know that it IS OK not to be perfect and still live a very full French life.

Having lived in France for over 20 years, and having been involved in French life for over 30, I am able to help you and guide you not only through the language but also through living in France and how to understand the French!

​I also have over 12 years’ experience as a language coach and so I have the tools to help you acquire language more naturally, overcome your fears and blocks, to feel confident and speak French more easily. 

But first, let's get one thing clear, I am not a teacher!


This is NOT the place for you if:

  • If you are looking for grammar, structure

  • Want to know HOW to speak French

  • If you are a beginner

  • If you cannot hold a small conversation in French

  • If you are looking for traditional lessons

However you ARE in the right place if:

  • You can speak basic french

  • You want to be more confident speaking French

  • You are looking for new ways to speak it

  • You are curious about personal development

  • You want to understand the French culture and way of life

  • You are bored of traditional conversation classes


So what can I offer you?

Intuartiv Language workshops

Intuartiv Expression is a form of intuitive painting, or painting from the heart, through layering, you can find out more here.  Don't worry, ZERO artistic experience needed!

This form of painting helps to free our creativity and is a truly fun moment. 

Whilst we are painting, we are less concentrated on HOW to speak French, and instead allowing the words to flow more easily. We can also use it to see where we are blocking in speaking in French and work through them. 

Intuartiv Language workshops:

  • Increase creativity

  • Make conversation fun and interesting

  • Allows a wide range of topics to talk about

  • Relaxing

  • Cathartic

A deeper level it can:

  • Help work through fears and blocks

  • Give clarity 

  • Help you let go

  • Release old, blocked emotions

And so much more!

In such as session so many topics of conversation can be talked about:

  • Emotions and feelings

  • Essential oil aromas and what they convey

  • Past experiences, memories and events

  • Blocks and fears in the painting process

  • Colours and form

  • Wishes desires and dreams

As well as every day topics such as live in France, culture, talking through problems and so much more. 


This isn't about painting something, it isn't an art class, you won't be learning how to paint flowers, or learning technique. Instead I will be guiding you, in French to paint from your heart, to allow the journey through paint to unfold naturally. 



Image by Chris Montgomery

Online workshops

Small groups online, meeting once a week via zoom.

For information,

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In Person Workshops

At my workshop near Confolens, Charente, France

Once a week, group of 4

For more information, click here