French is my thing
Let’s make it yours

1 on 1 Online French language & culture coaching


  • Learn the French you need in real life, at your pace
  • Discover French culture, according to your interests
  • Get the best resources and tools at each stage of your learning journey 



  • Make French part of your daily life with a reliable and substainable study system
  • Stay accountable and keep being challenged
  • Learn through real conversations



  • Turn the fear of mistakes into playfulness
  • Practice in a safe space & grow your confidence
  • Find joy in the process


What they’re saying

Par Paul

Aurélie is a tremendous French tutor. I was recommended to her by a friend, and grateful to that friend for the introdution. What I love about Aurélie is that she takes her time to connect with my skill level and interests and has a strong grasp of the psychology of learning, so that all of our lessons are productive and fun. Also, the time the takes to connect allows her to formulate a customized approach to learning that allows me to build on my strengths and improve areas that need improvement. Studying with Aurélie gives me confidence in my mastery of French. She is both challenging—in the best way—and nurturing. I had a sort of traumatizing experience learning French as a kid, but working with Aurélie has shown me how rewarding learning French can be! I highly recommend her if you want a down to earth, highly intelligent, sensitive, and cool French teacher.

Par Monika

Aurélie is a highly professional, top-notch teacher who truly owns her craft. Her lessons are extremely structured and well prepared. At the same time, she can easily improvise and switch to what is required. Her personalized approach and tailor-made materials are very impressive. Besides her sound education and longtime experience, Aurélie is a true educator. Her knowledge expands way beyond grammar/vocabulary and includes the latest insights in learning methods to ensure you can successfully incorporate learning French into your life. Prior to starting her classes, she also carves out time to ‘build the nest’ as she calls it, to ensure you are properly set up and in the right mind set. Aurélie is a unique teacher, who creates a fun and safe learning space, I can recommend her 100%.

Par Bianca

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!

Par Jenny

As a driven Francophile I have tried several different teachers and methods to learn French. My time with Aurélie is proving to be the most effective. I get time to speak French while she writes out the conversation points for further review of vocabulary and sentence structures. The program is very individualized. She easily identifies where I need further practice and review. Her demeanor is gentle and calm. Her prompts are colorful and visually appealing making learning easier and more fun. I look forward to my sessions each week with Aurélie ❣️

Par Julie

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.

Par Rosemary

I've had a few tutors in my time learning French but Aurélie stands out. She is very passionate about teaching and has provides a highly personalized approach to each student. We connect on subjects I am interested in and I find myself speaking spontaneously in French because of this. She curates thoughtful programming to ensure we cover compelling topics while addressing the language challenges I need to overcome. She is also very flexible with my complicated traveling schedule. I am grateful for Aurélie.

Par Nilesh

If you want to learn and speak French fluently, Aurélie is the right person. She is very talented and an amazing teacher. The tailor-made course is very useful and I was amazed to see a mixture of the traditional approach and modern way (like mobile app) to teach. She is passionate about her job and a very good listener, she immediately understood my needs and requirements. After several sessions, I realised that she was among the best teacher I came across during the learning cycle in my life.

Par Prue

Aurélie is a fantastic teacher, structuring lessons to meet my needs living and working in Paris. Her teaching method 100% corresponds to the areas I need to improve so each week I grow in confidence operating in France. She also spends time ensuring that I have the right learning plan and agenda to succeed, that we balance grammar and pronunciation formalities but also that I spend time exploring French in topics I love such as food!

Par Melissa

Aurélie is an exceptional, thoughtful, and professional teacher. She develops tailored programs for each student’s needs and will work with you to create achievable goals. She provides constructive guidance and instills confidence in you…which is not easy to do with the French language! She made French classes both productive and enjoyable. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning or improving their French.

Par Alfred

Aurelie is an amazing French teacher! Her skills of teaching French, a pretty difficult language for a Scandinavian like me, is great. She’s very knowledgable about the French language and culture, always putting words and phrases into a context. She’s disciplined and I have to be myself to make good progress. Can definitely recommend her to everyone who is passionate to learn more French language and culture!

Par David

Aurelie is not only a master at teaching French, but also at keeping the student motivated. She’s flexible; she’s encouraging, and she’s organized, with her own teaching system unique to her. It’s by far the best French teaching approach I’ve experienced and she is by far the best French teacher I have ever worked with. If I could give her more than five stars, I would. Aurelie is the best!

Par Anna

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.

Par Sonja

Aurelie, is an amazing French teacher. She is both rigorous and patient. She makes learning French grammar fun. Her various methods of teaching will help meet every student’s needs. I look forward to every lesson. Since she’s a native, she also teaches colloquialisms, which they don’t put in the French books. Do yourself a favor and sign up for her classes today!

Par Gregor

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!

Par Ronald

Highest recommendation. I have taken French and Spanish classes in the past and Aurélie is by far the best language instructor I have studied with. Lessons are constructed to address my individual needs and rate of progress. She is very competent, attentive and professional as well as a pleasure to work with. I recommend Aurélie without hesitation.

Par Belinda

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.

Par Rose Marie

Aurélie helped me prepare for my French naturalization interview, with a very targeted program and effective online learning tools. I have been a teacher myself and have had many French teachers over the years, and Aurélie is the best! What's more, she is superorganized and we waste no time finding documents or in scheduling.

Par Miranda

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!

Par Michael

Aurelie is a great French teacher and really dives deep into the specifics. I have been learning from Aurelie for a few months and the experience has been fanastic. If you are looking for the best way to learn French, then you should definitely contact Aurelie!

Aurélie Yamazaki

Bonjour !


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

14 years of experience

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 appreciate French culture.


French has always been my thing.


More than just my native tongue or a tool of communication I am skilled at. It is my home, my country, the place that I always have inside me, no matter where I live.


My role as a coach is to be your guide in exploring this fascinating country so that you too feel you belong here—in a way that’s unique to you.


I will be by your side to support you throughout the journey, finding the right pace for you to enjoy the process while keeping it challenging.


Learning French can be a real joy, and during this singular adventure you could even discover you have enriched your life with much more than just a new skill.


Speaking French and understanding French culture might also reveal a new part of you, your “French self”. Who knows what it has to tell you?

French is my thing.

Let’s make it yours

My values


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 :)

What it takes

Growth mindset

There are two elements I can’t give my clients but can’t work without: a strong motivation and a growth mindset.

Do you have and cultivate a growth mindset?


Book a 30-minute discovery call to talk about your current situation and goals.

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