Donc, tu veux améliorer ton français?

Parfait, j’aimerais t’aider!

J’enseigne le français sur Italki depuis 2018, avec près de 3000 leçons, et une cote de cinq étoiles.


Tu peux prendre des leçons avec moi sur Italki, si tu as déjà des bases du français, car mes cours sont axés sur la conversation.

Tu peux réserver une leçon ici.

A little about me

I have a very diverse background. I studied classical music, but I had a career in Internet Marketing.

A few years ago, I decided to go back to an old passion of mine: language learning.

Having successfully taught myself English, Italian and German (with some Spanish, Portuguese and Russian along the way), I became passionate about helping others learn my native language, French. 

I was born and raised in Quebec, and I am passionate about sharing Quebecois culture with the world.

I base my methods on Stephen Krashen’s Comprehensible Input theory.  I am a firm believer that the human brain is wired to learn languages through comprehension— not through memorization and the study of grammar rules (although those have a place!). 

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Frederic Patenaude 

I help people speak natural, modern French, with an emphasis on French-Canadian culture.