Here’s what current students have to say:

“I have wanted to learn to speak French for over 25 years (let’s just say I am over the age of 60) and finally began my journey 2 years ago with Nathalie as my French language teacher.  Nathalie is a French native, and her teaching style is to get you to start speaking the language as quickly as possible with basic grammar, sentence structure, and verb conjugations, and then build on that foundation with the more complex elements of the language .  After only two years with Nathalie, I am capable of carrying on basic conversations in French, and felt confident enough to spend 4 weeks in France this past September to continue my practical learning of he language.  Nathalie is very patient, consistent, and persistent with her method which ensures that my grammar and pronunciation are correct.  I highly recommend Nathalie.”

– Thomas S. 


“I came to Nathalie by referral from the Alliance Française in Buffalo. I knew I could benefit from personal instruction from a native speaker.   It was even more perfect that she lived in close proximity to my home! I began taking lessons with Nathalie almost one year ago now and come to know an open, patient and thorough instructor.  She cares that you understand the reasons behind the rules of grammar, kindly correcting you while you converse in and practice the French language.  Nathalie takes you where you are and remains flexible with what works best for you, always progressing through the essential curriculum. I would highly recommend Nathalie not only as a competent French tutor but because she is delightful to engage with as you learn.  The time just flies by because you’re usually having fun!”

– Dolah S. 


“Nathalie is not only a wonderful teacher-she is a wonderful person! She is a patient, organized, and flexible tutor and makes learning what could be a difficult and painful subject fun! We have been working together for over a year and it has never been tedious or boring. We discuss a variety of topics including food and culture. I recommend her without reservation”

– Carolyn M.