Skype French Lessons

Current price £20.00/hour

Price start from £14.00

Skype French lessons

I qualified as secondary school teacher of French in 1996 being awarded a Post Graduate Degree of Education from Leeds University in the UK. I have a French mother and an English father so I know the slang pretty well. Over the course of 6 years I worked on EU project promoting language learning. Currently, I teach French, Spanish and Italian to adults in businesses and 1-2-1.

If you are an open-minded individual who likes a laugh my informal approach should hopefully suit you. If we clash – on se lâche – we leave each other. Pas de problème. Testimonials



Do you struggle to teach yourself French or have you had bad experiences in the past with lessons? Are you terrified? Are you lazy?

Your nice friendly French teacher.

Your nice friendly language teacher.

The more you talk, listen and ask questions the quicker you improve your understanding, your ability to converse and be understood. If we were able to learn easily from books and the Internet schools wouldn’t exist. Most of us need explanations, a person to ask questions to and someone to check on our progress. Unless you’re a sadomasochist you will probably learn better with a teacher that possesses patience, a sense of humour and a sense of reality. C’est moi!

If you want to be perfect in French (or any 2nd language) you are in for a long rough ride. If you want to get by pretty well and enjoy the process then get in touch and we can arrange some lessons.

Merci beaucoup.



Choose from structured lessons to conversation practice for fluency.


Lessons with homework

Book your Skype lessons with Cécile

1 hour = £30.00

5 x 1 hour = £140.00 (equivalent to £28.00/hour)

10 x 1 hour = £260.00 (equivalent to £26.00/hour)

For those of you who are busy, lazy or have short attention spans:

30 mins = £16.00

5 x 30 mins = £75.00 (equivalent to £15.00/30 mins)

10 x 30 mins = £140.00 (equivalent to £14.00/30 mins)

Conversational Practice (no homework)

Book your Skype conversations with Cécile

1 hour = £26.00

5 x 1 hour = £115.00 (equivalent to £23.00/hour)

10 x 1 hour = £200.00 (equivalent to £20.00/hour)

For those of you who are busy, lazy or have short attention spans:

30 mins = £14.00

5 x 30 mins = £62.50 (equivalent to £12.50/30 mins)

10 x 30 mins = £110.00 (equivalent to £11.00/30 mins)

Bespoke lessons

If you are looking for something more specific we can come to some arrangement depending on your needs – perhaps you want conversation or intensive sessions – just contact me and we can work something out.

Please do contact me if you would like to learn via Skype.


I’d highly recommend Cecile as a teacher. Her knowledge of Spanish (and other languages) is excellent, and her lessons are well structured and well prepared.
The learning environment is always relaxed, friendly, fun, and there’s a good mix of activities.
Cecile is also highly adept at supporting the individual needs of her students, building a great relationship with them, and tailoring her approach to meet different learning styles.
Most importantly, my Spanish has come on leaps and bounds since I started lessons with Cecile!
Andy B

Cecile is a wonderful teacher with great fresh ideas on how to teach. Cecile put a lot of effort in all her teaching. She is trying to entertain students with French. There is an incredible friendly atmosphere in the class and loads of fun. I enjoyed every moment spent in the French lessons and the teacher is most amazing person I have ever met. She can teach, she understands and believes in her students. Cecile proved to me that learning a new language can be easy, interesting and funny.
Mya M

Brilliant! So patient. Relates to each individual’s learning abilities. Makes learning fun. Best teacher I have come across!
Jo B

From the beginning to the end of the classes were brilliant (patience of a Saint). Cecile is such a lovely teacher who also makes learning fun. Sorry our lessons have come to an end. Will miss her so much. Whoever gets her next are very lucky.
Bev H

Cecile is a brilliant teacher, very patient and prepared. Lessons are fun and interesting. I feel that I learned a lot. She always keeps my attention and she is the best teacher I ever had. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.
Marta S

I have thoroughly enjoyed every class and I feel so much more confident in continuing with learning Spanish as it is something I have wanted to do for many years.
I have learnt so much and at a pace that works for me to be able to understand it.
Cecile has made every lesson enjoyable and she is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher that has made it fun and interesting whilst learning. I am going to miss these lessons and would absolutely recommend the course and Cecile to others.
Jacqui K

I had the opportunity to really boost my Spanish language learning since Cecile came on board. I was learning the language since 2010 but all the previous teachers left after a few months due to other work commitments. Compared to the previous teachers, I found Cecile’s teaching style to be extremely creative and fun and, with a pleasing personality, she clearly understood the needs of individual students in the class. I would highly recommend Cecile as the best Spanish teacher I’ve come across! :)
Aakriti K

I was really lucky to have Cecile as my Spanish tutor through the business I previously worked for. Cecile has very good approach to teaching and the whole class enjoyed the fact that we were learning in a very enjoyable and interactive way and talking in Spanish from our first lesson!! Cecile was really helpful and still keeps in contact. I have been trying to learn Spanish for sometime now but never really progressed or grasped it until Cecile’s cool lessons! Muchas Gracias!!!
Anna B

I met Cecile in my previous job, where we had the chance to attend One Hour Development every week. I took lessons with her for about two years. Her inspiring attitude and great approach and methods of teaching made me soak up the French language quickly. Now I study at university and I decided to take French as an optional module and all I can say is that I am right in the upper-intermediate class – all after 1hr/week lessons! Classes were fun and intense at the same time, which was brilliant. Cecile gave me the confidence to start communicating in French whenever I have the opportunity. I would love her to be my French tutor here at the uni! Thank you :-)
Dorota H

It has been lovely working with Cecile, she is very good at explaining things and makes you feel at ease. She also puts fun into the learning which is nice. I will miss the class on Wednesdays, for her good tutoring and patience.
Tracy H

I had a pleasure of attending Cecile’s class for nearly 2 years. She let to know herself as a very dedicated tutor, with a great passion for teaching languages. The recourses she prepared for each lesson were very diversified and made learning more fun. A lot of cultural context was included in her teaching as well. Cecile is very open to students’ suggestions and expectations, and does her best to accommodate for different needs. She knows how to motivate her students. She is a very approachable person, with great personality and passion.
Agnieszka K

During the two plus years of learning Spanish with Cecile i never once felt bored and not wanting to be in the lesson. I always felt the lesson was very interactive, fun and particularly liked the technique that was used during the lesson as we concentrated mostly on actually speaking the language rather than writing loads of text copied from a text book. I felt the technique used was simple to grasp and was explained clearly in a way that didn’t overload us or over complicate things. I liked how the pace of the lesson was suited to us so we could learn at our own pace and not rush through a subject with out getting a full understanding of the subject.
After my lessons with Cecile I felt confident to go out into the real world and speak the language confidently and it made me eager to extend my studies further. I am currently at a night course at University learning Spanish and i feel the course is extremely dull and long winded compared to learning with Cecile, and can only wish it was as fun and interactive as her lessons.
Ryan D

I’ll keep in my memory all the pictures which Cecile drew! I have learnt a lot and without any hesitation I could start living in Spain :-)
Lukasz K

Cecile was the best teacher I ever had. She was using a very effective method to teach us Spanish. Her enthusiasm and patience was the key to success. I didn’t realise I was learning so easily. She’s a very creative, funny, positive and understading teacher. I wish I could still be her student, not only of Spanish, but other languages too.
Karolina K

Amazing course! Enjoyed each lesson! Would like to do it again! Brilliant teacher!
Juljia S

I never had such a good teacher before. She is very passionate about her work and her way of teaching was really good and easy to understand. If I had the option to do it again I would gladly do it.
Maciej P

Learning a language as an adult was fairly daunting and I didn’t actually think I would take it in. Cecile makes learning fun, effortless and interesting and you’ll find you’ve actually learnt a lot of a new language without realising and thinking too much. It just sort of sticks! You’ll find yourself suddenly blurting out French words, you hadn’t even realised you knew.
Mark C

Every lesson was absolutely fantastic. I learnt new things and highly recommend the teacher. Thank you for a good time.
Agne P

Our Spanish lessons have totally broken old memories of school times. The lessons were fun, greatly organised and we had a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn quickly and have a good time while doing it.
Izabela Pielach

Cecile’s methods of teaching are creative and stimulating. Her sense of humour and attitude puts you at ease. I would highly recommend Cecile as a teacher to anybody who wants to learn whilst enjoying it without it seeming like a chore.
Jason S

The teacher was fun, she explained everything very clearly and simply. The lessons were really interesting. I will miss the teacher and the lessons.
Rita V

The Spanish course with Cecile was a brilliant experience! I have never enjoyed any course like this one.
Magda B

The teacher made me feel very confident. She was prepared very well always. Lessons were always stress free and the atmosphere so friendly. She was one of the best teachers I ever met. Thank you.
Anna Z

I am very happy about the way Cecile taught us. I had a lot of fun in the classes. I speak nearly fluent Spanish. She uses very useful methods of teaching. I highly recommend her as a teacher.
Krzysztof G

This course was very helpful, I feel that Cecile passed a great amount of knowledge. Excellent tutor, very professional. Muchas gracias!!!
Rafal P

The teacher is very helpful and a very professional person that’s why I like the lessons. I am happy about the way Cecile taught.
Monika M-P

I enjoyed the lessons a lot, it was the best hour of the week and any failure to learn was entirely because of my own shortcomings. Cecile was an excellent teacher and Thursdays will not be the same again.
Michael B

I loved the Spanish lessons. It was only for one hour a week but I enjoyed coming in. The teacher made us at ease from the first lesson.
Zahid M

The course shouldn’t end this way. I feel like I am losing something important, valuable and precious. Anyway thank you for your patience, work and experience (new experience) with learning a foreign language.
Slawomir S

It was fun to learn the language as well as some useful information about French people and culture.

I think that the course has helped me improve my skills in French. Cecile is the best teacher ever and I regret that our classes have finished. :-(
Agnieszka K

Throughout the time Cecile has been teaching me I have realised how much I enjoy learning French. I was well and truly put off at school but have now found learning French a pleasure. Cecile has used varied teaching aids which have explained the grammar and verb structures. I feel confident that I can travel to France (this year) and make myself understood. Being of a more mature age I have been surprised how I have kept up with younger colleagues in the class and agree with research that has found out that learning languages can keep the brain in good order and help prevent the onset of senile dementia. I can recommend Cecile’s teaching method to anyone who wants to enjoy the experience of learning and know that they will be able to converse with the French!
Joy F

The course was interesting and funny. The teacher was very helpful and nice and funny. I am gonna miss those classes.
Karol K

The course was really enjoyable, interesting and helped to improve my French. I have never had such a great teacher as Cecile !
Kinga K

Messages from the heart

All the above are the more formal requested recommendations or evaluations: I think that the words  I received in thank you cards or thank you emails sometimes say more because they come from heart. I have kept these anonymous for obvious reasons but they are all genuine. I’m including these not try and prove that I’m the best ever, perfect teacher because I am far from that. I make mistakes all the time, I don’t know everything but I admit that and don’t try to pretend to be some sort of expert. I do however, make a tremendous effort to try and teach in a relaxed informal way to give students a chance to relax. For some adults being back in a learning environment can bring back bad memories. I put a lot of passion into my teaching and try as best as I can to make something as difficult as learning a foreign language is, as simple as I can possibly make it – which is no mean feat! I genuinely believe that everyone can learn a foreign language – some learn faster but with patience, perseverance and laughter most people will reach a good level. I have kept the original spellings.

  • Thank you for all your hard work and for being so blooming lovely!!
  • For the first time ever I enjoyed a French class! Never thought I would say that…
  • I really enjoyed our lessons, they were fun and light hearted which was the only way it was going to work for me.
  • My Wednesdays will never be the same. Thank you so much for such a wonderful learning experience.
  • I would like to thank you for your patience, understanding and teaching over the last few years. It has been a real pleasure attending your classes, you have a unique way of teaching (animal noises and facial expressions) lol. Seriously I wish you the very best for your future ventures, you really are a truly wonderful person. I’m gutted you’re leaving us all.
  • Going to miss our Wednesdays! Thank you for everything, I know what I have learnt will definitely help next time in sunny Spain.
  • Thank you for the great time we had with you. We really enjoyed your lessons and we will miss them.
  • Gracias for your lovely lessons.
  • You’ll be missed.
  • All the best for dear Cecile.
  • A Big Thank You to My Teacher☺️ , for all your effort, all what I learnt, all fun what we had.
  • Best of luck with all your future ventures. I have no doubt that you will be nothing less than successful; you have a compelling spirit that cannot fail to inspire. 


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