French In Sheffield

What my students think

  • I have been having French lessons with Lise for two months. The lessons are relaxed and a great opportunity for me to practise French. Lise is excellent at helping you to progress with your language competency and confidence. We speak about a range of topics and study some grammar also. I feel extremely pleased with the progress i have made within the last two months anhd would certainly recommend Lise as a tutor


  • Lise is a friendly and encouraging teacher.Conversation lessons with her are an enjoyable way to practise speaking and listening to French.


  • We were total beginners wanting to learn French to improve our knowledge for holidays. Lise is a great teacher: she makes our lessons fun and tailors them to what we want to achieve. In the six months we've had the pleasure of being tutored by Lise, our accents, vocabulary, grammar and knowledge of French culture have improved enormously. We've even been able to sample some traditional French cuisine! We would recommend Lise without hesitation for both adults and children alike. We're sure our cats have started meowing in French too!

    Oskar & Rachael

  • I have been learning French with Lise for two and a half years now, with a weekly lesson. I decided I wanted to improve my french beyond the GCSE and 'holiday French' I already knew, in order to help with aspects of my studies. I also wanted to improve my spoken French so that I felt confident when visiting French-speaking countries, whether for work or for holidays.Having lessons with Lise has improved my ability and confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. Because she is a native french speaker, she helps a lot with my accent and with my understanding of French culture. The lessons are friendly, informal and tailored to my specific needs. Since starting lessons with Lise I have visited France twice and both times felt happy and confident to have a go at speaking in French, something I wouldn't have done before. My university work has improved too, as I have been able to read and understand the French literature relevant to my topic more quickly and comprehensively. I would recommend Lise's lessons to anyone who is looking to begin, improve or reinforce their French skills at any level.


  • Just to say thanks again for the lessons - it has made me much more confident to get out a dictionary and manage to translate all the forms in French I am having to fill in (and even some of it without having to look up, which I never could have done 3 months ago...).


  • I was very pleased with French in Sheffield. I was offered support at very short notice for my required needs. I learnt a lot not only about the French language but also about the French culture. The classes were of high standard and taught in French, which provided me with additional benefits. I would recommend their services to anyone who is interested in learning French. It is fun and effective.


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  • After years of trying to learn French myself and never getting any further than a basic vocabulary and using only the present tense, I finally decided to look for private tuition and found French In Sheffield. I specifically wanted to learn with a native French person so I could find out about the cultural aspects too. Lise has a great sense of humour which puts me at ease and makes learning so much easier and I can laugh about all the mistakes I make! In the space of just 10 months I have already learnt so much and using different tenses has opened up a whole new world of French for me. I've completely immersed myself in French from watching French films to listening to French music to having a croissant for breakfast every Sunday morning! Every spare minute I'm picking up my books to practise and I can't wait for my lesson every week. Thank you Lise!


  • Last March I was told that my new professional destination was going to be Paris after more than seven years living and working in England. Clearly the language factor seemed to be a major issue for me, as my level of French was really too basic for the adventure. So I commenced to search for French lessons in the Sheffield area and I found “French in Sheffield” through the web site. I had 3 and a half months to get to a decent level to be able to speak and understand French starting from almost scratch. Thanks to Lise’s effort I now feel myself ready to start to work in France, as this period of lessons has been really productive. I must remark the professionalism and flexibility (I have a terrible diary) that Lise has shown has been crucial for achieving this goal. I would like to strongly recommend “French in Sheffield” for those ones that for work or just pleasure like to learn French.

    Francisco Mateo

  • We are a group of 6 friends who want to learn French to help us when we go snowboarding, the lessons are relaxed and enjoyable. We all feel like we are really progressing and can’t wait to try out our new skills when we next go to France.