Our Students and their Success Stories
Here are a few of our wonderful students and admirers of J’Ouellette®, and their Success Stories using our Parisian French Learning Program.
Thank you all SO much for your kindness and beautiful words!
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“I only wish that I would have found her sooner!”
I could not be more satisfied with Llyane and with the outstanding program that she offers.
The lessons are consistently challenging but not overwhelming. They are brilliantly interwoven so that the student is introduced to new concepts by leveraging and reinforcing material from previous weeks.
Llyane is an exceptional teacher. She is very patient, and, without a doubt, she knows how to teach the language. She has the ability to take me out of my comfort zone so that we can concentrate on my weaknesses. At the same time, she doesn’t allow me to be critical of myself.
With Llyane, I have learned that my mistakes are not to be loathed but are instead to be embraced as opportunities to learn and to grow. It has been my experience in life that people with such understanding, insight, and guidance are rare.
I give Llyane my highest recommendation to anyone who wants to learn French or to improve upon what they already know. I have not regretted for one second my decision to work with Llyane and to take her course.
I only wish that I would have found her sooner!
~ Troy Teague, CTO and Board Director, at Cavaloz Energy
“Working with Llyane is life changing”
One of my biggest fears of learning another language was having to speak it to others.
Data mining written information, especially day to day or marketing, is relatively doable. Pronouncing? Especially when written in front of me? A whole other story.
So, imagine my delight when Llyane had me discovering words for myself in lesson. And I did.
There it was. On a page. No place to hide or squirm. Just take it slow. Slow-er. Some French pronunciation rules finally made sense. And I could use it. Not overwhelming and not moving on too quickly or jumping on to something that didn’t relate in my mind.
And this is one of the many areas she shines. Very quickly upon jumping in, Llyane tailored what we were doing – to me and how she could best help.
Even my sweetie said – “She was really good. She is like what a teacher is suppose to be.”
Llyane also starts from a place of “the student can do this”. I so appreciate her holding that space. She is very effective and efficient and certainly makes the most of sixty minutes.
Llyane came highly recommended from a friend and still she surpassed what I imagined.
She made me really understand how my saying words or phrases quickly really doesn’t fool anyone. Nothing is masked by that technique. And actually just produces gibberish. All that, while-kindly-helping me build confidence.
And I had fun. She never let me sit in I am overwhelmed, I want to give up, or the fluster of I don’t know. There is just no room for that when working with her.
I also learned of new strengths and what I am naturally good at and one way to use them strategically. And how to not let that hamper my actual learning.
And at the end of the lesson, she wrote out how I should practice after making sure I understand why that sequence benefits my particular abilities and difficulties.
She was also able to answer a quick cultural question and increase my understanding of the French and other Europeans.
And lastly, in addition to the thrill of discovering room in my subconscious and ear for a new language, I learned so much about me. Working with Llyane is life changing.
I consider the opportunity to work with her to be such a gift.
~ Deborah, Photographer at suburbanlifeportraits.com
“super-impressed with the attention to detail”
I just completed my introductory session with j-ouellette.com/ and was super-impressed with the attention to detail she gave my grammar and pronunciation! I am looking forward to meeting with her twice a week from this point on to polish my French language skills!
“provide good french teaching”
I found you on facebook and I found a post that you do some free webinars sometimes. And I have already known you before when I was learning beginner’s french from my teacher. She mentioned to the class :) …so I googled you. She said that you provide good french teaching. Merci beaucoup for the crash course! :)
“Llyane has created a method that is both enjoyable and addictive!”
I am so grateful to have found Llyane’s “J’Ouellette – Learn Parisian French on Skype”.
I was finding the slow progress of previous large group lessons frustrating, and kept “hitting a wall” with my grammar. This set-up is exactly what I had been looking for, but couldn’t find! An efficient way of learning in my own time, but also incorporating intensive one-to-one sessions with Llyane – fantastic!
Llyane has created a method that is both enjoyable and addictive! In the short time that I have known her she has already been so kind, generous and flexible, working around my schedule and needs, even when we are on different continents! This is so valuable when many of us live busy lives but want to make the most of our free time.
Thank you so much for sharing your passion for the language and creating this excellent programme Llyane, I can’t wait for my next module & looking forward to the rest of my French language journey with you :-)
~ Sioned Owens, Ski trainer
“…wonderful ability to bring out the best in your students”
Llyane, I just wanted to thank you for helping me get through today’s lesson. The first few minutes into the lesson I truly felt like giving up on my dream of being fluently bilingual. But, by the end of the lesson, I felt much better and that is due to your patience and your wonderful ability to bring out the best in your students.
So, thank you for not giving up on me, but most importantly, thank you for not letting me give up on myself.
~Naomi Klazer, Senior Business Analyst
“I was most impressed”
Llyane has a wonderful way of letting you try something to see what you are naturally going to say, then coaching you into the correct pronunciation and explaining why. The rules of French build upon themselves and once she teaches you WHY it is said that way, it begins to make sense and you naturally apply it to the new things you are learning. I was most impressed with my lesson and will definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to speak french, needing a refresher, or traveling to France!
~ Mary Sterk, Artist at justmarydesigns.com
“fun, personal and personable”
I had my free assessment session and it was a fun fast-moving hour where I got caught up on what I’ve retained from years-ago and what I need to work to keep my Français moving forward. I highly recommend this fun, personal and personable young lady who’s only there to help.
~ Nathan Tannenbaum, Show host at NathanTannenbaum.com
“Truly a godsend solution”
As a very busy business owner who wants to squeeze in French lessons and practice on a weekly basis… on a schedule that works for me…
I am sooo thankful to have found LLYANE and her “Learn Parisian French on Skype”! I look forward to my homework and look forward to excelling — in part for Llyane, herself, who is so generous and focused in helping ME get to where I want to be… and, more! She is an intuitive and excellent teacher… Truly a godsend solution for someone who needs to get somewhere fast and does not have a lot of time… lots of energy!
So highly recommended!
~ Hanna Guerra, Business Owner at thebusygenie.com
Llyane is absolutely amazing!
I am currently a grade 11 student at a French extended school and have been practicing and perfecting my French language skills with Llyane since the summer before grade 9.
She is such a great teacher, since I get a chance to talk freely and practice conversation skills with her on a weekly basis.
My final goal on learning French was to gain the ability of speaking French, a third language, with little to no difficulty.
French extended high school is filled with long writing assignments and pages of grammar work. That is why I think my lessons with Llyane are helping me a lot towards my actual final goal.
She helped me gain confidence in talking and making mistakes. With her, there are no marks or grades. With just an hour or two, you can see improvement in yourself and learn to have fun with French!
Like I said before, Llyane is absolutely amazing!
~ HyeJin Park, student
“colleagues are impressed”
Excellent work in promoting language learning online, J’Ouellette! Your link was sent to colleagues who are also impressed.
~ Janette Sedgebeer, Founder and Consulting Director of Executive Language Tutors
“never bored and never overwhelmed”
I am very grateful to have come across Llyane.
I knew almost no French when I began with her nearly 8 months ago. I am now moving to France in one week, and although I am not yet fluent, I am confident in my abilities to communicate effectively.
Llyane paid very close attention to my specific needs and gradually geared her style of teaching towards them, becoming a perfect match for me! I was constantly being challenged and being kept on the edge of my abilities, never bored and never overwhelmed. The people in my life cannot believe how much I have learned in such a short period of time! I love learning French now and cannot wait to utilize what I have learned!
I am sure she can do the same for you! Thanks Llyane!
~ Laura Licata, student
“tremendous improvement in my spoken French”
Llyane is a fantastic teacher!
I came to her because even though I went through French immersion and even took some university courses in French, I knew I had a terrible accent and serious problems with grammar. These issues kept me from succeeding in French and made me nervous about speaking. After only three lessons I felt I could already hear the difference in my accent, and I was understanding principles and rules of French grammar that had eluded me through years of education. I had intended to take lessons for only a short period, but I have been having so much fun during her lessons that I can’t stop!
In 5 short weeks I have noticed a tremendous improvement in my spoken French abilities – in terms of vocabulary development, accent and grammar, and have started getting lots of compliments from native French speakers on my French! I highly recommend Llyane as an instructor. Her methodology works. At the end of each class my confidence was improved and I had fun doing it. I can’t recommend her enough.
~ Trish MacDonald
“Llyane has a marvellous way of explaining”
Learning French is my dream. I have always wanted to speak it, and after trying many online courses that didn’t work I became very frustrated!
It wasn’t until I found the J’Ouellette crash course that I really started understanding it.
Llyane has a marvellous way of explaining the French language. The free videos have helped me improve significantly.
When I received an e-mail from her telling me about a webinar in which she was going to give away three prizes I said to myself ‘you have to watch that webinar, this may be your chance.’
The webinar was fantastic, and the best part is that I won J’Ouellete Vidéo for free, I can’t wait to start!
~ Tomás Álvarez
“Llyane is super flexible”
I had tried to sign up with a French language school in my city but just couldn’t make my schedule work with theirs. Llyane is super flexible and was able to fit me in at various times throughout the week to meet my needs.
She immediately honed in on my particular issues and I became aware of mistakes I’d been making for years. I also finally really understood why some French rules are the way they are. I had many aha! moments while conversing with Llyane over Skype.
Her method is effective and easy. I always look forward to our sessions.
~ Kim Alf
“fantastic learning methods”
I highly recommend Llyane as a French teacher.
My daughter has been Llyane’s student for almost 2 years. During this time she has improved her French substantially, has gained more confidence at school and she is looking forward to every lesson with Llyane. Llyane offers fantastic learning methods based on the student’s needs. I am very pleased that I have found a great French tutor.
If you are looking to learn or improve your French, Llyane is the one to call. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
“so useful knowing about «future proche»”
Our two weeks on rue Mouffetard in Paris was superb! Best of all, I enjoyed the chance to speak French! It was interesting how formal shop keepers can be. Never heard “salut” – always more formal. I did lots of listening and copying. It was so useful knowing about “future proche” and using it easily.
My warm and sincere thanks for preparing me for Paris. I greatly appreciated all your wise teaching and will enjoy reviewing what I have. I’ll enjoy your newsletter and minute-a-day lessons.
All the best for your trip later this summer.
~ Mary Wilson
“I am a lot more confident”
I thank you for all the good you have done me. It may not seem like it but I am a lot more confident than I was 3 months ago. All thanks to you.
“much more than I expected from myself”
I couldn’t imagine to be able to write the dictée on the third lesson with just two mistakes! Awesome! This positive result inspires me to do much more than I expected from myself. Thanks a lot, Llyane! I really look forward surprising my friends in a few months :)
~ Natalie, UK
“Her programs are first class”
I have been taking weekly Skype lessons with Llyane for almost 2 months now, and it’s been great!
I find her teaching style to be very, very good and extremely helpful. The way she teaches is what makes learning french for me, enjoyable and fun!
I had taken french lessons 2 years ago with another teacher, but that teacher’s approach was not fun and she made it extremely difficult for me to retain what I had learned in the class. With Llyane, I am able to retain much of what I have been taught in each class, with some minimal repetition. The class ends with me feeling good about what I learned and motivating me to move to the next lesson each week.
I would highly recommend her to anyone! Her programs are first class, and Llyane knows what she is doing. If you are thinking of signing up with her, do it! You will NOT regret it!
~ Mike Southwood, National Account Manager at Quinco and Co. Inc.
I have been learning French with Llyane for 3 months.
I find the lessons fun, friendly and stress free, but most of all very informative. My French has improved so much so, that we now conduct the lessons in French, something I would not have believed three months ago. Llyane is flexible with the times of the lessons and organizes them to suit my needs.
I find Llyane highly engaging and a great teacher, but beware: these lessons and Llyane are highly addictive!!!
~ Ian Mccaffrey, Owner at Crosby Plasterers
“her product is YOUR SUCCESS “
Llyane is an effective teacher if you want to learn to speak, think, and write French. She has an excellent correcting ear and reinforces you positively. Her accelerated program is very effective. The program builds comprehension and confidence.
Llyane is extremely flexible with your schedule if you are a professional with other time obligations. At the same time she does not compromise her product which is YOUR SUCCESS.
The program is a fine value for what you get.
~ Michael Craig, Restaurant Owner
“I’m over the moon!!! “
I did receive my tests results and I received my ‘B’ level in both my reading and writing tests!!! I’m over the moon!!!
Thanks so much for all your help - I couldn’t have done it without you!!!
~ Kate Hehir, Human Resources Specialist
“I build up my confidence in speaking”
I have had Skype classes for a few weeks with Llyane.
I got rid of the doubts I usually have with a teacher; she is very keen in detecting what I am missing and brings me on the right track. She provides summarized notes after each lesson, which emphasizes the places that I need to pay attention to. Quickly I build up my confidence in speaking French.
Thanks Llyane! I shall follow you for a long while.
~ Lucy Liao
“personal touch and attention “
I am the biggest skeptic with regards to online services and products that look too good to be true. I had researched for a few weeks before I decided to contact Llyane. She took all the time needed to answer my questions and concerns, with great patience.
I decided to register for classes with Llyane because the product and service look so professional on the site. It also seemed that the personal touch and attention will not be missing, like we see too much at other tutoring services. I was delighted to confirm my initial gut feeling, once I started the classes.
In 5 months, I got a firm grasp of grammar – the stumbling block that had always previously prevented me from a solid comprehension of the language.
Llyane catered the lessons to my needs and in a very short period of time gave me tools to create French sentences and not just mimic or memorize phrases. She individually tailors courses to address the student’s specific needs and helps to improve weaknesses; both my daughter and I received the help we each needed.
She teaches the student how to be self sufficient, and not need a tutor anymore, giving the necessary tools to manage unknown expressions by resorting to rules that I didn’t find other teachers use.
Thank you very much for a job very well done!
~ Kelly Albert
“She is very passionate”
I am really impressed with the Skype lessons.
Llyane is well organized and well educated. She definitely knows what she is doing. She is very passionate about French as well as very patient with her student.
She has her ways of teaching and, let me tell you- it WORKS!
Thank you Llyane! All the best for the future :)
~ Eva Lacna, Account Manager at dentalmartsales.com
“Her expertise is priceless”
I’ve been Llyane’s student for 6 months and in my opinion she has been an excellent French teacher.
I always had trouble learning French in school, due to the lack of attention that I would get from the teachers about my personal mistakes or failures to grasp certain elements of French, whether they be grammar, spelling, pronunciation, etc. That is something that Llyane has been able to really go above and beyond with.
Her expertise is priceless, and it’s something without which I cannot imagine succeeding as well in learning the French language. Thank you for all your help Llyane, you’re the best!
~ Daniel Thomas
“Learning a language without stress”
It is a pleasure to take French classes when you are offered the opportunity to be open, without fear of making a mistake when saying a word, a nuance or a during a verb conjugation!
Glad to have a tutor who can do all this, and being able to adapt to what a student is, and what a student could be at their best. Learning a language without stress, what can be more fun?
So, French with J’Ouellette? A piece of cake!
~ Peter Bennett
“much more confident in speaking French”
My son has benefited greatly from French lessons with Llyane, which have helped him achieve and maintain improved grades in class.
He is much more confident in speaking French and Llayne’s lessons enabled him to participate on a more advanced level in his class at school.
~ Christine (mother of student aged 13)
“At first I was apprehensive…”
My mother set me up for Llyane’s tutoring September of 2011. At first I was apprehensive, but now that I look back I realize that it was foolish to think that way. Llyane has taught me practical French – something that I found absent in my curriculum. With the new found grasp on the language, I am now able to read and understand French well. Because of Llyane’s help, the transition between elementary and high school level French has been much easier.
~ Sophia Ivachko
“showed us her level of professionalism”
My wife and I have hired Llyane as a virtual tutor to help our 13-year old with her French-immersion school tests.
Not only would Llyane go over the scanned textbook (Science, Québec History) pages we emailed her for review with my daughter, she would also guide my daughter in finding answers to her exam practicing questions. Besides, Llyane would take advantage of any time that was left (out of a 2-hour lesson) to have my daughter read parts of the text out loud, thus encouraging her to improve her pronunciation. Llyane would always keep us in the loop via either phone or email, which showed us her level of professionalism.
My daughter is thankful to have Llyane as a tutor.
“helped and inspired me to do things that I only dreamed of doing”
~ Waheed Hashime
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