Aurélie is a brilliant teacher! I had been promising myself for years to learn French. Various attempts left me frustrated and unsuccessful. From my first week with Aurélie, I knew I had struck gold. Aurélie makes the French language exciting, fun and, most importantly, possible! She is so attune to the student's progress - knowing when to add on and when to revisit a concept. She teaches the individual student, not some set curriculum. Aurélie provides the ideal balance of challenge and support. She is as charming as she is clear, she is as prepared and punctual as she is patient and accessible. I really never imagined the undertaking of a foreign language could be such a divine pleasure! Merci, Aurélie!
Aurélie is an amazing French teacher! I've been learning French for years, but my lessons with Aurélie have increased both my skills and my confidence in communicating better than any previous method. She understands how adults learn foreign language and tailors every lesson to my needs. She provides resources, exercises and constant advice on how to keep improving. And, she makes each lesson fun and with the right amount of challenge. Lastly, I never worry about making mistakes with her, as she stresses this is how we best learn.
Aurélie truly possesses all the qualities of an excellent language teacher: she has created a learning environment fitting my needs, expectations and prior knowledge; she is passionate about French language and able to transfer this spark; her optimism encourages to keep going and improve. I have learnt a lot in a very short amount of time and highly recommend her classes.
I am taking lessons with Aurélie. She is an outstanding teacher with amazing ability to adjust the content and the method to the student. She is precise, systematic and a very good listener. She is also a very pleasant interlocutor, knowing a lot about French culture. The courses with her are both super useful and super fun. I would recommend her to anyone!
I have been taking individual online French lessons with Aurélie. Have been really impressed with quality of teaching. Lessons are tailored to the individual, using a variety of material, making them interesting and enjoyable. Aurélie creates a very nice, relaxed learning environment and the lessons with her are good fun. Would definitely recommend.
Aurélie is an excellent teacher. I really appreciated her flexibility, friendliness and ability to ensure lessons were both interesting and relevant. She was able to quickly identify areas I needed to improve on and I feel much more confident after a short space of time. Highly recommended!
I’m French language & culture coach Aurélie Yamazaki.
Bachelor of French and comparative literature & Masters in Teaching French as a foreign language from La Sorbonne in Paris
In the US, France, Japan & China
Now coaching online
In University & language schools
1 on 1, group classes, conferences
Now specialized in 1 on 1
I help driven Francophiles to make French part of their daily life, find their French voice and better understand French culture.
It’s essential to me to be reliable. And to hold my clients accountable.
I expect each one to do their best and help them to do so.
When a client’s motivation meets my enthousiasm, we become the best team.
I am not a people pleaser.
The feedback I give is meant to be constructive and help my clients to improve.
I expect honesty from them as well whether is is about asking for clarification or sharing challenges so that we can tackle them together.
I value commitment and consistency.
Whatever their goals are, my clients are all passionate and driven.
They take French seriously and act accordingly. And so do I… without forgetting the fun factor :)
There are two elements I can’t give my clients but I can’t work without: motivation and a growth mindset.
Do you have and cultivate a growth mindset?