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I’m Ines, a seasoned French coach dedicated to helping ambitious expats and immigrants learn how to communicate with confidence in French and strive for independence. 

My blog is all about building a personalized strategy and the right mindset to learn and speak French with confidence. 

No grammar rules, no lists of vocabulary, just thought-provoking content to empower you to take control of your French journey and conquer your language-learning hurdles.

Blog posts

journaling notebook
Learning strategy

Tips for journaling in French

Have you ever thought about journaling in French? Today, I’d like to delve into this strategy, highlighting its numerous advantages and sharing my tips. It’s perhaps the activity I suggest most often to my clients, and I’m going to explain

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Mindset

A New Perspective on Progress

Are you on the right track when it comes to measuring your progress? Do you often find yourself fixating on the distance between where you are now and your ultimate goal, leading to stress and discouragement? Perhaps it’s time to

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French speaking

Complexity of Everyday Interactions in French

We often underestimate the complexity of everyday interactions in French like visiting the dry cleaner’s or butcher’s. However, these encounters are far from straightforward. Let’s delve into why everyday interactions are not as easy as they may seem.   1-

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best translation tools for french
Learning strategy

3 best translation tools for French

Looking for the perfect translation tools for French?  Look no further!   When learning a new language, being able to translate from native language to French (and vice versa) is key. I have noticed that many of my coachees don’t

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Learning strategy

French Learning : embrace “guilty pleasures”!

As a dedicated French coach, I’ve often emphasized the significance of setting goals to progress strategically in your French language journey. Today, let’s explore a contrasting concept – the art of relaxing and letting go without the burden of guilt.

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jump and step over gap
French speaking

Overcome French Vocabulary Gaps – 5 tips

Ever found yourself at a loss for words in a French conversation? I’ll share 5 tips to help you overcome French vocabulary gaps seamlessly.   Preparation: Ready, Set, Context! Are you anticipating a specific scenario, like a hairdresser appointment? Plan

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journaling notebook
Learning strategy

Tips for journaling in French

Have you ever thought about journaling in French? Today, I’d like to delve into this strategy, highlighting its numerous advantages and sharing my tips. It’s perhaps the activity I suggest most often to my clients, and I’m going to explain

Read More »
Mindset

A New Perspective on Progress

Are you on the right track when it comes to measuring your progress? Do you often find yourself fixating on the distance between where you are now and your ultimate goal, leading to stress and discouragement? Perhaps it’s time to

Read More »
French speaking

Complexity of Everyday Interactions in French

We often underestimate the complexity of everyday interactions in French like visiting the dry cleaner’s or butcher’s. However, these encounters are far from straightforward. Let’s delve into why everyday interactions are not as easy as they may seem.   1-

Read More »
best translation tools for french
Learning strategy

3 best translation tools for French

Looking for the perfect translation tools for French?  Look no further!   When learning a new language, being able to translate from native language to French (and vice versa) is key. I have noticed that many of my coachees don’t

Read More »
Learning strategy

French Learning : embrace “guilty pleasures”!

As a dedicated French coach, I’ve often emphasized the significance of setting goals to progress strategically in your French language journey. Today, let’s explore a contrasting concept – the art of relaxing and letting go without the burden of guilt.

Read More »
jump and step over gap
French speaking

Overcome French Vocabulary Gaps – 5 tips

Ever found yourself at a loss for words in a French conversation? I’ll share 5 tips to help you overcome French vocabulary gaps seamlessly.   Preparation: Ready, Set, Context! Are you anticipating a specific scenario, like a hairdresser appointment? Plan

Read More »

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