FLEGENE: relaxed French classes in Paris cafes

You’re in Paris, so why not practice your French à la française? Meet us for a relaxed chat, in French, about all kinds of subjects – current affairs, French culture, travel, work and leisure – wherever the discussion leads.

Fascinating conversation in a small group, full of laughs and cultural insights – all in French. The perfect immersive learning experience.

There will be 3-8 people, each with their own interesting story – living in Paris, visiting for a short or long stay, exploring or working. All meeting for the same reason: to practice and improve their spoken language skills. The relaxing environment and small size of the group are the ideal environment for speaking freely and confidently – the best way to improve your French.

Cafés conversation dans Paris
A unique place : Paris !
Café conversation à Paris : améliorer son français
Over a coffee

About Geneviève

Your prof is a true Parisienne, born and bred in the 15th arrondissement, teacher of FLE (Français langue étrangère) in Paris and London, and leader of her own wine appreciation French language courses. Geneviève invites you to join the group for a Cafe Conversation!
New ! During those lockdowndays, I still offer individual or group lessons by Zoom. More details on the Rates and Booking page.

Day Schedule
Tuesday 10:00 – 11:30
Thursday 10:00 – 11:30
Friday 15:00 – 16:30
Saturday 1 10:15 – 11:45
Saturday 2 15:30 – 17:00

FLEGENE French language learning in action

Améliorer son français : corrections en direct
Detailed corrections

Though it feels like a fun casual meeting, our little rendez-vous also has its serious side. Your prof will be taking note of all the small mistakes and interesting points of language that come up in the conversation. From time to time, we’ll review them on screen, and discuss as a group.

It’s a spontaneous way to get instant feedback on your language skills, while still being able to enjoy the flow of conversation.

You’ll learn: new vocabulary, useful points of grammar to have a natural conversation in French, expressions and turns of phrase très français, spelling and grammar, pronunciation tips, French slang.

Above all, you’ll improve your French by speaking the way the French speak when they meet their friends in the cafe – not what you’ve been taught in French class.

Feel free to ask questions about the things that you don’t understand, or for special tips to help you with the things that always catch you out. Take your own notes or ask the prof to send them to you at the end of the conversation.

Et voilà – everything you need to help you improve your French!

“La langue Française est une femme. Et cette femme est si belle, si fière, si modeste, si hardie, touchante, voluptueuse, chaste, noble, familière, folle, sage, qu’on l’aime de toute son âme, et qu’on n’est jamais tenté de lui être infidèle.”

Anatole France

FLEGENE meet other travellers, expats and French language learners

Besides improving your French, it’s also a great opportunity to meet other people who love travelling in France, who are living in Paris, or who share your passion for learning French. You may make new friends, find a travel buddy, or set up your own one-on-one language exchange!

Our conversations will take place in different cafes around the city, so you have the opportunity to explore different quartiers and discover new places. Each cafe has been chosen for its lovely, relaxing atmosphere, so we can échanger, bavarder, discuter, papoter, discuter le bout de gras…

To join our Cafe Conversation, you should have a basic knowledge of French.

Private classes

If you have specific learning goals and you want to make speedy progress, one-on-one lessons may be for you. These can be held at a cafe or at home, and can be flexible, targeted to exactly the outcomes you seek.

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