Conversation classes
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Online Conversation Classes

Flexibly keep practicing and improving your French through structured and guided conversation classes on French topical subjects or everyday life topics, with a small group of like-minded expats.

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Online <span class="rose">Conversation Classes</span>

Does it sound like you?

  • More confidence and spontaneity in your day-to-day interactions

    You want to feel more confident as you get involved in a conversation in French in your daily life. You want to be able to sustain your conversations in a more natural and spontaneous way to sound more like a local.

  • Be more accurate

    You would like to have the right vocabulary and expressions to understand and be understood accurately in your interactions with French. You would like to keep the attention of your interlocutors until you decide it.

  • Better relate to French natives

    You want to better understand how the French native speak and sustain conversations, know more about their cultural points of view on topical subjects and how to better connect with them through the art of conversation.

  • Flexible commitment

    Improving your French is only one of your multiple priorities: you just simply cannot 100% focus on this goal. You want to join a French class that you could take and pause as much as your availability requires it and to which you can commit on a pay as you go weekly basis.

Course objectives
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Practice and improve your French through guided conversations on daily-life and topical subjects

Course info

A structured class based on speaking practice

No room for improvisation. Each class is carefully prepared. Which makes our French conversation classes so consistant, enjoyable and efficient over time.

Examples of topics

  • L'école
  • L'audace
  • L'humour
  • Le made in France
  • Les Bobos
  • Les terrasses parisiennes
  • S'entraider
  • Vie pro, vie perso
Course Organization

In-person or online. Choose your experience.

In person

Online

on-site, in Paris

3 to 7 attendees max.

1 x 1h30 weekly class

Each in-person conversation class lasts 1h30 and happens once a week. It gathers a small group of up to 7 attendees. The place is very close to the main public transport network and is easily accessible from the immediate outskirts of Paris and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. It lays in a vibrant neighborhood and is really convenient if you have to shop around or meet some friends after the class.

You will have access to Learn, our online learning platform and to the learning material once the class is finished. We told you : no improvisation with us!

Details of the class Journey

1h30
Welcome attitude

Grab a coffee, make yourself comfortable, meet and liaise with teacher and the other participants and get ready for speaking French for the rest of the class!

Presentation of the topic

The teacher will take some time to introduce the topic of the day in an interactive way. That will bring you some inspiring social and cultural context to the subject.

Introduction to new vocabulary

Before each 1-on-1 speaking activity, the teacher will expose you to a relevant list of natural vocabulary, expression and sentence structures related to the class topic. How to pronounce them? How to use them? Are there any practical synonyms? Is there a more formal or informal form of it? How to use it in a grammatical sentence?

Guided pair conversation activity

You will be invited to have an immersive conversation in French with another participant of the group on a stimulating question related to the main topic. You will be able to express your ideas better thanks the new vocabulary and expressions you would have learnt right before the activity! The teacher will listen to your conversation and if necessary will challenge you to have an even more interesting dialogue.

Personalized feedback

Based on what they would have listened during the 1-on-1 practice, the teacher will give you some feedbacks, highlight and tips to help you keep progressing and enriching your conversations on the topic

Closing and beyond

Time to close the session! Before you go, the teacher will share with you some additional resources to go even further on the topic and the concepts learnt during the class. You will have access to the contents of the class on Learn, our dedicated online web application.

online, via Zoom®

2 to 6 attendees max.

2 x 1h weekly class

Each online conversation class lasts 1h and happens twice a week. It gathers a small group of up to 6 attendees. All classes are scheduled in the Europe/Paris time zone (GMT +01:00) but can be joinable from all over the world.

We will meet through Zoom® web-conferencing application, a well-known tool that our teachers are really experienced with for an optimal and engaging learning experience. On your end, all you need is to install the application for free on your laptop and have at least a 5mb/s up and down Internet bandwidth. You will have access to Learn, our online learning platform and to the learning material once the class is finished. We told you : no improvisation with us!

The online format in short

Details of the class Journey

1h00
Welcome attitude

Grab a coffee, make yourself comfortable, meet and liaise with teacher and the other participants and get ready for speaking French for the rest of the class!

Presentation of the topic

The teacher will take some time to introduce the topic of the day in an interactive way. That will bring you some inspiring social and cultural context to the subject.

Introduction to new vocabulary

Before each 1-on-1 speaking activity, the teacher will expose you to a relevant list of natural vocabulary, expression and sentence structures related to the class topic. How to pronounce them? How to use them? Are there any practical synonyms? Is there a more formal or informal form of it? How to use it in a grammatical sentence?

Guided pair conversation activity

You will be invited to have an immersive conversation in French with another participant of the group on a stimulating question related to the main topic. You will be able to express your ideas better thanks the new vocabulary and expressions you would have learnt right before the activity! The teacher will listen to your conversation and if necessary will challenge you to have an even more interesting dialogue.

Personalized feedback

Based on what they would have listened during the 1-on-1 practice, the teacher will give you some feedbacks, highlight and tips to help you keep progressing and enriching your conversations on the topic

Closing and beyond

Time to close the session! Before you go, the teacher will share with you some additional resources to go even further on the topic and the concepts learnt during the class. You will have access to the contents of the class on Learn, our dedicated online web application.

Course Students

Learn with a community of like-minded expats

Our students are open minded, curious and highly motivated expatriates or visitors with strong connections to France, coming from countries all over the world. They have various backgrounds (business professionals, entrepreneurs, MBA students, expats’ life spouses/partners, freelancers…). Some have already been living in France for a long time, others have just arrived. An outstanding opportunity to meet like-minded people, share tips and even make new friends.

When joining our classes, you will have access to our dedicated Slack workspace where you will be able to easily connect with our network of incredible expat students.

Available groups

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Testimonials

The Novexpat Quality

Fabienne Defaux, author of the conversation classes content
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Fabienne Defaux

French Teacher for Foreigners for 12+ years

Designer of French learning programs

Our conversation class is the result of 4+ years of iteration and continuous improvement over 260 hours of classes given to 65+ alumni with a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, whether online or in-person.

The course flow has been optimized so that every participant within the group can speak as much as possible and get personalized feedbacks.

The teachers are native and qualified as a French teacher for foreigners. They are experienced in monitoring the whole process, facilitating the dialogue and ensuring that the timings are respected.

Classes are incredibly useful and pleasant at the same time. Weekly conversation classes give just the right amount of push to help even the people on busy schedules to gain confidence. Throughout the well structured lessons I have the occasion to put French into practice and hold conversations of various lengths and complexities with like-minded people.

Yasemin
Alumni Winter 2021

I have been taking the course for several weeks and it is helping me improve my French so much. The online classes are small and the structure allows for you to practice what you are learning conversationally. Fabienne is very patient and really knows how to teach! Highly recommend!

Holly
Alumni Fall 2020

I really enjoyed learning french with Fabienne! The conversation courses are very well structured, topics explained in an easy way! Learning new phrases and taking them into a practise directly during the course made them to sit in my head:). Friendly and enjoyable learning with a great teacher!

Justina
Alumni Fall 2020

Fabienne's lunchtime online conversation course is a great way to build upon and challenge your existing skills. The small group, friendly atmosphere, and online review tools are really helpful. Fabienne is extremely patient and well-prepared [...]

Simone
Alumni Spring 2021

Fabienne is a great teacher and hosts a class which has a good balance of structured learning in 'every day' French (focusing on a specific topic each time) and giving us all an opportunity to talk in class. All in all very enjoyable and practical. Highly recommended!

Mina
Alumni Fall 2020

65 +

Alumni

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Novexpat quality process is checked and certified

We are committed to providing the highest quality of learning and student experience possible. That is why for the last 3 years, we have been committed to meeting the national Qualiopi quality standard. Our quality system and approach are regularly checked by an independent organization to ensure we reach the best standards of training organizations. We have been certified since 2021. The quality certification was issued under the following category of action: training actions.

Admission

How to apply to our French conversation classes

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French conversation classes

48€ per week • 2h

  • Flexible commitment

    Commit for 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Renewable.

  • Small groups

    You have room to speak and practice.

  • Structured and practical

    Immediately leverage what you learn in each class to enrich your daily conversations.

  • Online learning material and community

    Life-time access to our platform to review the contents learnt during the class and make new connections among a like-minded community of expat French learners.

  • Pay easily

    A debit card is all what you need. No extra fee.

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