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Testimonials from past and current clients

I needed a French teacher to help me pass some exams for a job. I had tried so many different ways to learn French, but it was only when Julie got involved that I made any progress - she's a great teacher! Julie constantly adapted lessons to my needs, and showed a real interest in helping me to achieve my goals. Some people have a gift for teaching, and Julie is one of these individuals. Highly recommended.


Julie is very encouraging to get me to speak as much as possible which is helping me achieve my main objective of improving my spoken language skills. I find when I study on my own I can learn much but there is no substitute for an hour of conversation and good feedback with a native French speaker to really assess your progress.


Julie is fun and easy to talk to, my children enjoy her lessons and their confidence in speaking French growing. They have had lessons face to face and on Skype. I can highly recommend Julie and only wish I had time to brush up my French as it all seems great fun.


I was very fortunate the day Julie walked in to my life. I wanted to learn to speak French and my starting point was literally zero. A year on I am pleased to say I can go to France and speak with confidence. I have also learnt a lot about the French culture and customs thanks to my time with Julie.


Unfortunately, not having had any French language tuition at school and having the dream of retiring in France, I decided to start having one to one tuition with a French teacher once a week. I have been under the guidance of Miss Julie Poulain for the last 5 months. I have to say that during this time my command of the French language has progressed at an extra ordinary rate.


Dasha enjoys her French sessions with Julie. She can’t wait until next lesson and clearly has fun in the process. The one-to one sessions boosted her confidence with French generally but especially with the comprehension part. We found Julie to be approachable, patient, kind, calm and encouraging. We definitely recommend Julie.


My 3 children have each reaped the benefits of online lessons with Julie. She is an excellent teacher with a natural ability to stimulate and motivate young minds. Her command of IT is first rate and, in the eyes of my children, this adds excitement to the lessons. There is no doubt that they prefer the online experience to being tutored in person.


Native speaker, friendly, knowledgeable tutor of French language. Especially helpful with preparation for English exam system. Lessons were practical and fun. A pleasant learning experience.


Being a total beginner in French, I was fairly nervous at the time it would take me to learn. But Julie is great. She makes you feel relaxed and welcome. And I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve learnt in such little time. She is also happy to adapt to your learning style and target the area of the language you will be using more frequently. I would highly recommend having Julie as a tutor.


Julie is a fantastic teacher who really tailors each lesson to my specific needs. I definitely feel that having one to one lessons with Julie has allowed me to progress far better than if I went to an evening class. Because of Julie I am much more confident in my abilities and can easily have a conversation with the local people when I go on holiday to France. I am always excited to go back to France to practice what I’ve learnt!


My daughter Catherine is having lessons with Julie every week in order to boost her confidence in French, especially in the spoken word, ready for her year 7 studies. Julie has a vibrant approach without being intimidating, instilling confidence and enthusiasm in the language. Catherine thoroughly enjoys her lessons with Julie and looks forward to them each week. Julie has a very positive and professional approach. She is also very 'smiley' and easy to get along with.


I took French lessons with Julie from Sept 2014 for almost two years and I have to say my French improved immeasurably. The 121 experience boosted my confidence, grammatically and conversationally. She is able to adapt quite easily to the interests of the student and is able to tailor the lessons to your weaknesses. An excellent experience, I would highly recommend.