What did they think about their experience with

French à la carte?

Efficient and structured tutorial support in IB DP Language A

Barbara has been my daughter’s tutor during her IB French A SSST programme which is a litterature-based course. Barbara’s expertise and methodology and understanding of the IB assessment criteria greatly helped my daughter in her exam preparation starting from developing a list of literary works, training on various literary techniques, enhancing her ability to analyze and interpret literary texts and form independent judgements.
We are thankful to Barbara for her constructive guidance and support throughout the course.

Irina, Paris

Such an inspiring teacher

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for all the work you have done with my son for the past two years. You have been such an inspiring teacher and did manage to keep him motivated to invest in his French studies even during the times when the pressure with all the other IB subjects was piling up on him. We both are so thankful for your dedication on your subject and your student – you went over and beyond to be available for additional support when ever he needed it. Your ability to find new ways to connect him with French language and motivate him were truly exceptional.
 We both would like to say a huge THANK YOU for making it possible to my son to complete his bilingual IB diploma. 
 We wish you all the best in the future and are extremely happy to recommend you to anyone with their French studies.
Maarit, Finland

Excellent coach for motivation

Barbara taught my son how to prepare for the French A Self-Taught exam (IB diploma).
Barbara is a great listener, she adapts to specific needs and quickly identifies areas for improvement. She is also an excellent coach for motivation and is always receptive for any questions.
My son has improved his methodology and time management skills, gained confidence for the exam and, at the end of the year, has significantly improved his exam results.

Frederique, Dubai

Met grote toewijding en nauwkeurigheid mijn scriptie geredigeerd

Ik heb Romaanse Talen en Culturen gestudeerd aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, met als hoofdtaal Frans. Uiteraard moest ik mijn scriptie in het Frans schrijven. Aangezien mijn moedertaal Nederlands is, heb ik Barbara gevraagd om mijn scriptie te redigeren. Zij heeft met grote toewijding en nauwkeurigheid mijn scriptie geredigeerd. Ik ben zeer tevreden met het resultaat, waarvoor ik haar nog steeds zeer erkentelijk ben. Ik beveel haar dan ook van harte aan!

Janine, Amstelveen, Nederland

My daughter loves her one-to-one French classes

My daughter loves her one-to-one French classes. She has the chance to develop confidence and ask questions that she wouldn’t feel comfortable asking in a classroom setting. Ms Barbara is so positive and has an amazing technique; she managed to transform my daughter into a confident French student.

Oana, London

Des textes et mises en page toujours parfaits

Cela fait plusieurs années que nous travaillons avec French à la carte pour tous nos documents écrits: cartes de menus, site web, documents d’information dans les chambres de l’hôtel et prospectus. Nous apprécions le travail soigné et les textes et mises en page toujours parfaits. Merci!

Hôtel Restaurant Perle des Vosges, Muhlbach-sur-Munster, Alsace

Love the additional materials!

I would highly recommend Barbara as a caring and dedicated professional. My Grade 8 daughter really enjoys her tutoring sessions. Barbara focuses on her’s specific needs and helps her to progress throughout her studies. She also inspires to learn more about French culture and provides additional materials like books and French podcasts that help to immerse into the French world.

Laryssa, Toronto

From not knowing the basics, to easily formulating coherent sentences

I have taken classes for a couple of years and can most definitely say that I see clear improvement in my French skills. French lessons were made both enjoyable in a welcoming atmosphere and challenging in the best ways. I went from not knowing the basic conjugations of the essential verbs, to easily formulating coherent sentences. Additionally, the teacher has the ability to recognise what will specifically benefit you in your journey to improving your French skills. I would without a doubt recommend lessons with French à la carte.

Vanessa, Denmark

A great help in our ‘Journey to France’

Barbara is not only a great teacher but she also is a great oraniser and coordinator. I am in early stages of learning French and Barbara not only helps me with my studies but is essential to all my communication with contactors and builders in France where I am currently building a house. Her language skills together with ability to organise and communicate all aspects of our project are a great help in our ‘Journey to France’. She is not only a great teacher and fantastic project manager but also a great French citizen who does her country justice!

Joanne, UK

A positive learning environment

Our tutor is very dedicated to her teaching and approaches her lessons in a rigorous and methodical way. She prepares the lessons thoroughly and keeps parents informed on the content of the lessons. Her patient approach also allows for a positive learning environment for the children!


An easy approach that makes life simple for a student

There isn’t much to say about Barbara except that she is a very good tutor and she delivers an easy approach that makes life simple for a student. If you tell her you are struggling with a specific part of a language, she is able to find the perfect source almost immediately. The online experience I’ve had is time efficient and lessons are able to be as short as half an hour. I’ve made good progress and am looking forward to some more classes with her.

Vaibav, Geneva

Able to accommodate my busy schedule

Barbara is a very competent French teacher with strong work ethics. She possesses an open, accessible personality, and she is sensitive to the issues involved in cross-cultural communication. I had a taster French lesson with her where she explained me her teaching methodology, educational technologies, language testing, assessment and material design. I was very impressed with her comprehensive approach. Her flexibility of providing standard and at hoc lessons was very helpful as she was able to accommodate my busy schedule.

Petra, Surrey, UK

French became one of his favourite subject!

Barbara has taught French (mother tongue) to my son for 2 years as we lived abroad. Thanks to her structured, motivating and results-based teaching style, he could develop his French as if attending a French school. French became one of his favourite subject!

Sabrina, Denmark

Both my sons today master French at a high level

It is a delight to have the opportunity to write this recommendation for Barbara who was for two years the private teacher of both my sons. Her dedication to teaching French goes beyond what can be expected from a teacher. She, continuously strive to find new and inspiring ways to teach the children. In addition, Barbara is unique because of her drive, patience and genuine love and care for the children. Both my sons today master French at a high level.

Jeannette, Copenhagen

Truly helped me in my IB course

Barbara is an amazing French tutor, she has truly helped me in my IB course. She not only helped me achieve better grades, she also helped me understand more about this language.

Ren, London

Maman heureusement que tu m’as fait faire du français

“Maman heureusement que tu m’as fait faire du français avec Barbara! Sinon je n’aurais rien compris à l’école!” Here are the words, maybe in a slightly less perfect French, that my 10 years old daughter told me when we moved to Paris this autumn and started school here! Barbara succeeded in less than 6 months to get my girls to a level satisfactory enough for them to feel comfortable and not completely lost. Barbara is truly great teacher for native and second language pupils alike that need to progress in French. She was able to adapt the level of teaching for each of my two girls 7 and 10. I would have struggle without her. Merci beaucoup Barbara!

Christine, Paris

My daughter keeps getting A* every time

The first thing that my children told me about Barbara is that she is a good teacher. Since then they have progressed steadily. My son passed the B1 exam and is now preparing for the GCSE and the B2 and my daughter keeps getting A* every time. Barbara is a gem! I am so glad we found her. Thank you!

Ileana, London