Miguel Herrero, 45 años, español, profesor de secundaria
He aprendido francés durante un mes en la escuela Verlaine-Langue y
es un sitio que recomiendo sin lugar a dudas.
Dr. Dan Shanit, 67, Israël
The attraction of learning in a small group was the main determinent in my choice of the language school. However nothing has prepared me to the unique learning experience with Claudine. The intimate surroundings and the smell of coffee from the espresso machine have welcomed my entrance to this lovely small school that offers merely four daily teaching groups that are well selected based on individual students' levels. The two daily teaching hours passing fast and painlessly included interesting verbal communication while building up one's vocabulary, reference to contemporary and local cultural terms, directed following of video-screened dialogues and simulations and (troublesome) facing of the impossible. but essential, French grammer, coupled with controlled homework that requires a similar time investment . All of the above is orchestrated very well by the 30 year of teaching experienced Claudine who benefits from a great sense of humour and a load of patience and empathy. I have no doubt that my other 3 classmates from the US, Croatia and Venezuela will enthusiastically join my expression of gratitude to a most talented mentor who turned the language course into an enlightening and pleasant experience.
Anna Trotter, 66, American
Claudine is an excellent teacher, she keeps the class interesting as well as productive. The two hours seem to fly. Claudine does expect punctually and completion of the home work.I agree with these standards 100%.
Jessica Jiang, 21, flutist, Australian
When I started classes at Verlaine Langue I was a complete beginner. Now, I can understand and have a good conversation with people in the shops. The teachers, Claudine and Jean, were very experienced but still very passionate about teaching. Besides teaching the language, I felt that they genuinely cared about students and were always willing to offer helpful advice about the culture and life in France.
Debra Miller, 62, American
Claudine has a marvelous way of interlacing French language and culture with patience and at a pace that meets the needs and abilities of each student.
Lisa, 31, American, Assistant Controller
My experience in the beginner French class was fantastic. The teaching method and pace was challenging yet reasonable, logically building a base from the first day through to the last. Claudine's ability to speak at each level as we advanced made me feel more comfortable with and confident in my own progress.
Amanda, 29, New Zealander, actor
Claudine is a brilliant teacher. The environment she creates is encouraging and friendly but also very challenging which means you make some notable progress.
Yo Otsu, 38, Japanese, Scientist
JMat, 42, Australian, research scientist
Claudine is a great teacher, she really cares about the students and wants you to succeed. Incredibly motivated and energetic, patient and willing to repeat again and again what I didn't get immediately. She accommodates frequent questions and individual needs, just trying to help you speak and try, to just practice and practice....Whatever the topics, life in Paris and France, French history and politics, weekend trips, anything that you like to talk about she incorporates into her lessons. Really had an enjoyable time. Thanks again. In my opinion learning French requires a lot of patience, but the classes there definitely helped me along.