The past 15 years I had the opportunity to live in different countries in Asia & Europe and teach students from all over the world.
You can read some of my customers & students' testimonials.
“ I have been having bi-weekly French lessons with Emilie for over a year now and I’ve improved beyond all expectations!
Emilie is an extremely engaging teacher and presents interesting topics to discuss which are always of interest to me. We, therefore, have very animated sessions & discussions, reading articles & books & sometimes even friendly arguments! We discuss travel, sport, French culture and of course French cuisine.
I thoroughly enjoy my lessons!
She has kept my focus for over a year and I’m looking forward to the next year already .”
JOHN & LIZ BOND
“ Emilie is a brilliant teacher, she combines interesting stories and conversation in an engaging way.
So we learn and have fun at the same time.
She has a charming personality which makes our weekly French lessons a joy we look forward to eagerly.
She has helped us improve in leaps and bounds which is quite an achievement. ”
“ Emilie's French lessons are highly engaging and interesting as you not only learn about the language but also about French culture and world affairs. She is always bright, cheerful, and encouraging which has motivated me to push myself further.
I remember first learning how to describe the weather and now I can read whole novels in French!
Merci beaucoup Emilie! ”
A University Lecturer
“ For me, learning French as a completely new language sounds like a daunting task, but Emilie was able to make me feel at ease.
She is methodological and innovative in her teaching, and extremely patient. What’s more, Emilie’s French lessons are never boring which makes the whole learning process so enjoyable!
I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to take up French. ”
PhD Student in History
“ Learning French is always on my bucket list but life was always too busy. As I am now a full time student, learning is a priority and naturally I decided to pick up French. I remember telling Emilie when I first started that my only aim is to be able to read some historical papers in French. She promised me that it will happen and guess what ? Now, I can! I am glad that I listened to her and let her guide me. I am impressed by how seriously Emilie treats her teaching – it is not just her job but her passion and ambition. Her lessons are always fun but structured and she is flexible but disciplined.
French Smile – a unique learning experience !"
Student at Chinese International School | 漢基國際學校
I am so glad that I started taking classes at French Smile! Not only are the classes very engaging, but I also feel much more confident with my spoken French. I love that the classes follow my school curriculum, allowing me to see these topics in a new light and better understand French culture.
I would recommend anyone looking to improve their French to take classes at French Smile!
Hong Kong student
I love having classes with French Smile. The classes are not only fun but are also very useful. Emilie is able to structure classes according to my needs and is very patient with me. Our classes help me a lot and allows me to improve my french. I really enjoy our lessons, she is a great teacher, I highly recommend!
“ When Emilie and I began working together, I hadn’t used my high school French for 30 years! I was both very rusty and extremely timid. Emilie immediately put me at ease. Her lessons are always dynamic, packed with excellent instruction and really fun. Our lively discussions include everything from current events to pop culture -- and she makes sure that I am learning all along the way.
I wholeheartedly recommend French Smile! ”
Director, Bumblebee Studio
“ Lessons with Emilie are extremely enjoyable, she is an amazing tutor, she makes the learning experience super fun, and minimum stress.
The learning activities varied and relevant, French artists exhibition visit, Mardi Gras pancake cooking … I learn not only the language but also the French culture.
From the first lesson, we talk ONLY in French, she taught me how to express the phrase in other way if I don’t know the vocabulary. I’m confidence to speak in French after few months’ lessons. ”
“ Same as Julia, it’s amazing to have met Emilie, an enthusiastic, artistic and committed lady who have taught Julia for French since she was just a little child. With simple stationery like color pencils and color paper, they made fancy little story books, puppets, artworks, suggesting how delightful and creative their lesson was. At festivals like Easter, they had whatever kinds of surprises and fun. At Christmas, they made advent calendars, greeting cards, and the most joyful ones to Julia were those cooking lessons. One of the most impressive recipes is Buche de Noel. From the day Julia knew about this "mission", she did research and urged us to prepare every single ingredient including those we never heard before. Finally, everyone enjoyed a piece of this yummy dessert and shared unforgettable happy moments. Time files and gratefully, we are talking about almost 10 years and along the learning journey, Emilie's lessons are getting into much greater depth. It's been challenging, but thanks to Emilie's dedication, Julia has been picking up well and all their efforts have been fully reflected in Julia's progressive achievements in essay writing and presentations. I would say Emilie is always like the warm sunshine to our family!"
Furman University Graduate
I have been working with Emilie for many years, first in secondary school and now post-graduate, and I have never experienced a better tutor.
Emilie is passionate about her work and really easy to get along with. She makes every class engaging by tailoring each lesson to your interests while still focusing on what needs to be improved.
Hong Kong student
Been two years now since my little man started learning French with Emilie 1 hour a week. Languages was never his forte and he wasn't exactly an "easy" kid to teach but somehow Emilie has her way to help him master the language. My little man really enjoyed having class with Emilie. He even made it into the final round of Spelling Bee in middle school. Among all his tutors for the different additional languages, my little man liked Emilie the most. I was a little worried at first when Emilie moved country and we had to move all the lessons onto zoom. But it all worked out really well at the end. I liked how Emilie used the different assessment results to get more insights into what areas could be even better and get commitment from my little man. The world need more tutors like Emilie out there that make effort to connect and get to know your kid instead of sticking to a one-size-fits-all approach.