The French Room

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Fleur Gates
Fleur Gates
2024.02.28
I can’t recommend these classes with Ellie highly enough. I needed to use my French again for work after a long break and the private one to one classes have really helped my confidence. Ellie is very professional yet makes the classes fun and relaxed. Now that I’m feeling more confident I have moved on to group classes and have met some lovely people.
Reply from The French Room 2024.02.28
Thank you for taking the time to write a review Fleur. I'm so pleased to see you using your French so confidently. You are a very welcome addition to the group class too. Merci. Ellie
Ekin G
Ekin G
2023.10.26
Je prends des cours avec Ellie depuis le printemps de cette année et je peux dire sans réserve que ses cours en groupes sont les meilleurs qui existent en ligne ! J'ai essayé de nombreuses options et l'ambiance et les méthodes d'apprentissage de ses cours sont supérieures à toutes les autres. Ellie est une professeure très enthousiaste et passionnée par la langue française. Sa connaissance de la culture française rend les cours amusants et elle trouve toujours du contenu intéressant (vidéos, chansons, articles) pour créer des conversations entre les membres du groupe. Son site Web est sophistiqué, donc vous pouvez également trouver de nombreuses ressources en dehors de vos cours. Tout cela avec des tarifs abordables en plus ! Je vous recommande fortement d'essayer un cours et de le voir vous-même :)
Reply from The French Room 2023.10.26
Wow. How wonderful to receive a review like this. Thank you Ekin. Lots of work goes into making this the best experience it can be whatever your level of French language experience. It is so nice to hear that it is hitting the mark! Thank you. ellie
Sarah Stern
Sarah Stern
2023.09.18
I joined The French Room evening class once a week and loved the classes. It feels really authentic, real French with loads of useful, idiomatic and colloquial phrases! Everyone is a committed learner and really supportive of each other. Thanks so much Ellie and see you in a class very soon!
Reply from The French Room 2023.09.18
Thank you Sarah. It really is a great group. Hope to see you in class again soon. Merci Ellie
Terri Kight
Terri Kight
2023.08.30
I found The French Room and Ellie while searching online for an immersive study program. I have been extremely happy with TFR and Ellie. The course offerings are plentiful from tutos, private lessons, group lessons, book club, etc. I have participated in and enjoyed them all. Ellie’s grasp of the language, her teaching style and positive encouragement makes the learning process an enjoyable experience. I always look forward to our weekly classes. I highly recommend TFR and Ellie if you are looking for an immersive, positive avenue to learn the French language.
Reply from The French Room 2023.08.30
Thank you Terri. It’s true you do need to tackle it from all angles to get that immersive experience. And what amazing results you have seen. Bravo!
Cathy Hadden
Cathy Hadden
2023.08.30
The Frenchroom run by Ellie is a great way to learn French. The weekly classes are a safe space to practise speaking within a small group and the daily Tuto’s add bite sized learnings along the way. I have been learning with Ellie for 8 months and feel that my French has improved, my confidence has grown and I have also met a lovely group of people in my class! I would recommend Ellie and the Frenchroom for anyone looking to learn French in a relaxed but effective way!
Reply from The French Room 2023.08.30
Thanks Cathy. What a great way to describe what we do. And yes you have made incredible progress. Bravo!
Christine Giacalone
Christine Giacalone
2023.08.28
I am so happy I discovered Ellie & The French Room! Really fantastic interactive Zoom sessions in small groups! Ellie also offers a great variety of other content on her learning site as well as daily Tutos, Book Club, French cooking lessons, etc. I began in preparation for a trip to France, but will keep going to continue to improve my French! Great Find!!! Highly recommend!
Reply from The French Room 2023.08.28
Thank you for your review Christine. You are making such good progress. I love your enthusiasm for the French language and how you try all The French Room content to keep getting better at French. I’m so glad you found me 😀🇫🇷
Josh McManux
Josh McManux
2023.08.22
Very helpful in aiding me in understanding grammar points I struggled with grasping for a long time. Very clear explanations in helping me to recognise and apply tenses also. Would 100% recommend!!!
Reply from The French Room 2023.08.22
Thank you Josh. Best of luck with your French university exam. And well done for all your hard work!
Angela Tharpe
Angela Tharpe
2023.05.30
I started taking classes at the French Room because while I seemed to be learning vocabulary through Rosetta Stone, I had no practice in live conversation. I was nervous to get started, but quickly felt not only welcome, but a part of the group. Ellie is a patient and encouraging teacher. She’s also funny! Which makes learning feel that much more enjoyable. The lessons are well-structured and well-planned, with a variety of approaches to learning, including listening, speaking and writing. I’ve been taking classes with her since December and already feel like I have a much better grasp on French than I did before. I also feel like it’s okay to make mistakes now, to not get everything right right away, which is huge for me, as I tend to lean toward perfectionism. Being able to relax and make mistakes has allowed me to learn so much more. While Ellie’s program is based in the UK, I’ve been taking classes on Zoom from Atlanta, Georgia with no problem. This is an accessible, fun, affordable program that you won’t regret signing up for!
Reply from The French Room 2023.05.30
Thank you Angela. I’m so glad that someone finally gets my sense of humour 😀🇫🇷 It’s great having you in the class and I am so pleased that you feel comfortable and that you can see the progress you are making. You are so right to mention that making mistakes is fine. How else would we communicate. Thank you
Rita Lugrine
Rita Lugrine
2023.05.04
I believe I have improved my grasp of the French language thanks to Ellie. Also, I find myself adding more access to French media, books, people thanks to the self assurance garnered in these classes. If you want to learn French, in every way, I encourage you to go the the French Room.
Reply from The French Room 2023.01.09
What a fabulous result! And thanks for bringing so much fun to your class :)
John Adams
John Adams
2023.05.01
Ellie is an excellent teacher, pushing you ahead with your language skills but equally prepared to spend time explaining any points you may have missed or not understood. I have just enjoyed one of the fully immersive weekends. Initially this seemed a bit daunting but doubts were quickly wiped away, leading to a wonderful weekend learning and activity. Immersion to the degree that members of the group were even trying to speak to the locals in French when out and about! For anyone wishing to learn French I would recommend The French Room without hesitation.
Reply from The French Room 2023.05.02
Thank you very much for your very considered review John. It was great spending the immersive weekend with you here in Devon. I think a few people were surprised to be spoken to in French but they all took it in their stride including the bus driver!
Nadja Thom
Nadja Thom
2023.01.24
I can highly recommend The French Room. Thank you, Ellie, for three years of teachning me French and I won't stop as it's such a joy and inspiration doing the Zoom lessons! I have developed the confidence of speaking French up to taking the Delf B1 exam and passing it :-). I can't thank you enough for fantastic knowledge, teaching skills and a great personal connection.
Reply from The French Room 2023.01.24
What a long way you have come in that time Nadja. It just goes to show what we can achieve when we set our minds to something. Thank you so much for your kind review. Ellie
Richard Booth
Richard Booth
2022.12.02
I’ve been learning French on and off for the last five years and have tried loads - live lessons with a French native, Duolingo, Off line courses etc and none really seemed to work. What I was looking for was a native English speaker who speak fluent French - that way they can explain the points to me in a way that makes sense. I’ve been with Ellie for a few months now and love it. The Group environment really works for me, as does the monthly membership option for Tutos. I only wish I had more time to devote to my studies as then I’d be able to improve massively under Ellie’s guidance.
Reply from The French Room 2022.12.02
Thanks very much Richard. Yes your group class is great. A wonderful bunch of dedicated French learners with a great sense of humour. It’s a lovely environment to teach in and I’m pleased you are finding that it works for you as a way of learning French 😀🇫🇷
Blanca Moreno
Blanca Moreno
2022.12.01
Have been learning French with Ellie since July of this year and I already see progress. She makes each class fun and versatile and, she is very focused on giving me different tools to improve my learning experience. The French Room is an excellent way to learn French online in the comfort of my home. There are very interesting podcasts, videos, tutorials, etc that helps me learn more in between classes and Ellie is just awesome! Classes are structured very specific to my needs and I can’t even feel the time passing because I’m having a great time. Without question, The French Room is the best option for anyone who wants to learn French online.
Reply from The French Room 2022.12.01
Thank you so much Blanca. Your progress is a credit to all your independent study too. And I love that we can be on different sides of the world and share this passion for learning the French language. Merci beaucoup.
Nikki Herbert
Nikki Herbert
2022.11.29
It is a year now since I discovered ´The French Room’ through Google. I have gradually joined in more classes and the 15 min ´Tuto’ sessions through the week keep me tuned into all aspects of the language. Ellie is an extremely patient and encouraging coach, building on far more than the lessons, she develops compatible groups at a variety of levels and over the sessions one discovers new friends from far and wide. Week by week the language becomes a part of one’s everyday life. The flexibility and variety from grammar to cookery exceeds anything I could have imagined. Thank you Ellie, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my fluency in ‘The French Room’ next year.
Reply from The French Room 2022.11.29
Thank you Nikki. That's such a great way to describe what I am aiming to achieve. It is true, such great friends from around the world!
Margaret Eglon
Margaret Eglon
2022.07.28
I have been taking weekly lessons with Ellie for the past six months and also did an intensive course with her at Barnstable and would like to recommend her as a great teacher. Her lessons are fun as well as being thorough, she extends your vocabulary while at the same time correcting and perfecting your speaking skills. Time slips by very quickly in her lessons, she brings fresh ideas and encourages maximum participation. She also uses very up-to-date French. Ellie’s intensive course was excellent, hard work, full on, but very rewarding. Combining desk work with activities in the local area she manages to keep the momentum going every minute of the day. The course starts with a list of objectives which provides a very useful focus. Practicing my French on the lovely beaches, villages and restaurants around Barnstable was an added bonus. I would recommend Ellie’s courses to anyone wishing to improve their French in a focused and fun way.
Reply from The French Room 2022.07.28
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review Margaret.
Hans Pelz
Hans Pelz
2022.03.30
I'm now well into my second lot of '10-course-parcels' purchases at a discount and I can easily see myself as a life-time member of 'The French Room' - This does not mean that I cannot imagine myself ever progressing; not at all! In fact, I feel much more confident speaking French since first joining last October, after many years of dabbling in the language. The reason why a I am likely to be a life-time member is that the course is just so much fun. Ellie is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever come across. She has a deep knowledge of her subject with the ability to impart it well to her students, sprinkled with a goodly portion of humour. Thursday mornings have become one of the highlights of the week and I am confident that the other members of our friendly little group feel the same. Keep up the good work, Lillie!
Reply from The French Room 2022.03.30
Thank you for taking the time to write a review Hans. I love the idea of life-time membership. Indeed, there are some students who have been with The French Room since it's inception 7 years ago! It's a pleasure to work with you and others for the long term. Thank you. Ellie
Gemma Lewis
Gemma Lewis
2022.01.17
This is exactly what I was looking for. Great teacher and I have found that learning with others has been really beneficial so far. I also think the courses are good value for money and I highly recommend.
Reply from The French Room 2022.01.17
Thank you Gemma.
Great way to improve your French We really enjoy our weekly private lesson with Ellie. We are much more confident in speaking French and it has enhanced our visits to France so much. The lessons are varied and tailored to meet our needs- focussing on speaking, listening and vocabulary- Ellie corrects our grammar when needed but also lets us try to have free flowing conversation. She is particularly good at giving us idiomatic ways to say things so we sound more French’ and challenging us to give things a go when we are there. I would recommend The French Room as a great way to improve your French.
Reply from The French Room 2021.12.15
Thank you for your review Ruth and Jon. We have a lot of fun in our sessions and I love hearing your examples as to how you have been using your fab French skills in France. It's also great how you get involved in all our French community events. Let's hope we can all go to France again next year!
Lisa McNamara
Lisa McNamara
2021.12.13
A really enjoyable community of french speakers, with lots of opportunities to enjoy aspects of french culture in different ways, virtually and in real life. Ellie is a really engaging teacher and very adaptable to your way of learning and challenges you to get the most out of the classes.
Reply from The French Room 2021.12.14
Thank you Lisa. Yes we are creating a great community. We are open and inclusive. So don’t be shy come and join us today.
Charles Robinson
Charles Robinson
2021.12.12
My self and my wife decided to learn French after going on a few holidays. The idea was to be comfortable speaking, not only when in the restaurants or tourist areas but in general conversation as well. Ellie has tailored our lessons to our requirements and makes learning a pleasure, we are now able to talk to our French friends easily and with them understanding what we are saying without going to the translator apps! Thank you Ellie.
Reply from The French Room 2021.12.12
Merci.