Perfecting your French while visiting Burgundy this summer

The next 3 months will be a unique opportunity to visit the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, the most spectacular one in Burgundy, an hour away from Paris by bullet train!           

You live in France, probably speak French, but would like to acquire a greater fluidity, a better pronunciation while discovering a region famous for its exquisite wines and its historic monuments?

 2 days, or 1 or 2 weeks, at your discretion
I will welcome you in a one-to-one course
to guarantee all precautions.

The garden where we will do our classes when it is sunny!   

…The garden where we will do our classes when it is sunny!

and your bedroom 

For more information, please contact

𝐴𝑛𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎 ,𝟦𝟤 𝑎𝑛𝑠, 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐̧𝑎𝑖𝑠 -𝐼𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑒

𝐽’𝑎𝑖 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒́ 𝑑𝑒𝑢𝑥 𝑠𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠 𝑐𝘩𝑒𝑧 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑦𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑒𝑡 𝑒́𝑡𝑒́. 𝐽𝑒 𝑐𝘩𝑒𝑟𝑐𝘩𝑎𝑖𝑠 𝑢𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑓 𝑞𝑢𝑖 𝑚𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐̧𝑎𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑢 𝑞𝑢𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑛 𝑣𝑢 𝑞𝑢𝑒 𝑗𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐̧𝑎𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑛 𝐼𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑒. 𝐿𝑒 𝑠𝑒́𝑗𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑎 𝑒́𝑡𝑒́ 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑦𝑚𝑝𝑎, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑦𝑠𝑒 𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑒̀𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑒𝑡 𝑚’𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑡 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑖 𝑗’𝑒́𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝘩𝑒𝑧 𝑚𝑜𝑖. 

𝑃𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝘩𝑒𝑢𝑟𝑒𝑠 𝑑𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠 𝑗’𝑎𝑖 𝑝𝑢 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑓𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑒𝑡 𝑚𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑔𝑟𝑎̂𝑐𝑒 𝑎̀ 𝑢𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑚𝑒 « 𝑠𝑢𝑟 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒 ».

 𝐷𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑢𝑠 𝑗’𝑎𝑖 𝑑𝑒́𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑒 𝑟𝑒́𝑔𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑛𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑒, 𝑙𝑎 𝐵𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑔𝑜𝑔𝑛𝑒, 𝑒𝑡 𝑆𝑒𝑚𝑢𝑟 𝑢𝑛 𝑣𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑚𝑒́𝑑𝑖𝑒́𝑣𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑏𝑒. 

𝐽’𝑎𝑖 𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑠𝑖 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑖𝑡𝑒́ 𝑑𝑒 𝑙𝑎 𝑐𝑢𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑦𝑠𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑒 𝑚’𝑎 𝑔𝑎̂𝑡𝑒́𝑒 𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑐 𝑑𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑢𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑗𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑛!  

À bientôt, dans 15 jours…✍️✍️✍️

Email change notification

A lot of you have sent me warm messages following my last note, and I was really moved!
I hope this email will find you in good shape. Sooner or later the tables of my garden will hopefully be filled again with the sound of our laughs, shared around a good meal!

Also, please kindly note that I just changed my email address to:

Please address all future correspondence to this new email.

To finish, let me convey a few words of hope from Albert Camus:
« Au bout de ces ténèbres, une lumière pourtant est inévitable que nous devinons déjà et dont nous avons seulement à lutter pour qu’elle soit. » (in L’homme révolté, 1951)

Stay safe 🦋🌺

Online Pronunciation exercise program

1- Program Outline

  • 2 Options of your Choice:
    *Full 20 Session Program
    *10 Session Refresher Program

Session Duration : 20 minutes 1-2 times/week
Price : 25€/session

We will decide on the meeting time together. 

  •  Program Logistics

    1) Prior to our session : I will send you a document regarding the sound we will be practicing together.

    2) During our session, I will work with you on your pronunciation of the sound, so that it becomes clear and effortless for you.

    3) Post our session : You will have a recording of the session so that you have the opportunity to practice aloud afterwards.
    I recommend at least 5 minutes a day.

After 20 sessions, and your practice every day,
you will sound like a true French!

2- Registration and Payment :

On My email address :

I will provide you all necessary contact details

As we are confined together, throughout the world ..
Let’s make the most of it and have fun together intelligently and effortlessly!

I am Maryse and for years I have specialized in serving as a French teacher for foreigners. Many are under the common misunderstanding that to be French means to have a standard French accent, when in fact this is not the case. Regionally different parts of France have different accents, and I am fortunate enough to be from Burgundy, which has the authentic accent most strive for. Allow me to use my great fortune to help you too have the sought after perfect French pronunciation!

The situation right now is unideal for many, and confinement is not easy. As someone who tends to book out home stays months in advance, which have had to be postponed due to travel restrictions, I have a unique opportunity to carve out time to help those of you around the world remote. So why not use these circumstances as a time to fine tune your pronunciation in a comfortable, trusting space?

This way, when we are out of confinement, you can be one of the few foreigners who in a truly effortless French way can smoothly order that « un verre de vin » to celebrate, request that « shampoo » your hair has so been waiting for! Yes, I know these are just two of the many terms more challenging for many to pronounce!

Or, perhaps dare I say, even shock a future French boyfriend/girlfriend with that amazing French pronunciation you suddenly acquired out of nowhere!

Regardless of your level in French, or even if you’ve decided to learn it later,
You all can benefit!

Aubrey, a current student (Harvard University, 2018), testimony:
As a foreigner, there is only so much French I could learn through books, the classroom and youtube tutorials. I want that real French that only those who truly grew up speaking it know — for example, that « je ne, » is usually just sounded as « jen. » Or, that French when pronouncing « acheter » in it’s plural conjugation typically drop the « e » sounding it as « nous achtons, » as opposed to “nous achetons,” for example. These are seemingly simple things, but they seperate out Foreigners from French. They are simply not things we can learn on our own, except from people like Maryse. Maryse has given me so many helpful insights and I am really grateful to have the opportunity to learn these things quietly with her so that when I am actually speaking French, I sound much more authentic!