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Miss 3 enjoys the classes a lot! She often says Bonjour in the morning and Bonne nuit at night. I can feel her happiness from French study!
Thank you so much!

Kelly, mother of a 3 year-old student

I highly recommend Devy’s French lessons because her lessons are structured and paced to meet the level of your understanding. I had studied French before in school, but never went beyond the beginner’s level. I was quite nervous to join the group at first since I had not brushed up on my French since my University days. However, her lessons were well constructed and allowed me to learn the practical French that I had been wanting to learn – without the unnecessary pressure of tests and exams! After a year of lessons with Devy, I have progressed my understanding of the French language. I feel I can continue to learn French at this pace comfortably. If anyone is interested in starting French, please do not hesitate.

— Asako —


Enthusiastic and welcoming to all students.

Murray H

Devy welcomes all to the class with a great smile and a wonderful enthusiasm. She adapts the course material to suit the readiness of the students as far as possible. She welcomes questions and is a very good teacher. HIghly recommended.

David D

Devy is enthusiastic and makes learning fun. Devy also organises great out of class activities for us to experience different parts of French culture.

Kimberly B

I really appreciated Devy trying to teach us tricks to remember various things and offering a wide range of different learning methods – e.g listening, writing activities etc, without too much pressure put on us to remember things! Thanks

Alysha N

Enjoyable and informative lessons

Amanda H

I really enjoy my classes with Sophie. We have a great conversation and cover a wide variety of mediums (reading, listening, grammar etc). She follows up afterwards with a great summary (even when we’ve strayed off topic!) and some helpful tips and ideas.

It’s been a great opportunity to spend an hour a week focusing your mind in a different way, and it often enhances my thinking when I go back to work after the class. The classes have also been quite fun. Highly recommended.

Clare H

Sophie is an excellent tutor. I have been having classes and am thoroughly enjoying learning the language. Sophie is able to relate and explain things in a way that makes sense and is memorable. She also finds appropriate exercises that help with the parts that I have found most difficult. It is very interesting and I look forward to becoming fluent.

I would certainly recommend French Speak to anyone who is looking to learn French.

Paul S

I’ve been trying to study French on and off since school, but I’ve found French Speak to make the journey much more enjoyable. Focus is applied to the areas of most use, ie; numbers, directions, introductions, and lots of practical applications. Devy is passionate about her subject and makes it fun and easy! I will be continuing on without a doubt.

Santina N

Devy provided excellent examples to practice with around real situations you would need when travelling. It was fun and Devy provided a great way to learn.

Tara C

Devy is a great teacher. She is patient, explains things in an easy to understand manner, and provides great real-world examples.

Liam S

Devy is incredibly friendly and helpful. She’s happy for you to call up during the week to assist with pronunciation etc. She is flexible and provides ability to skype into lessons if you’re away.

Maree G

Devy is fantastic – incredibly friendly, and knowledgeable… She is able to answer all my questions about pronunciation and grammar!!!

Maree G

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our classes with Devy. She is very patient and willing to answer our many questions. Everything we learnt will help on our trip to France.

Ricki D

Devy is a great tutor – she made her lessons fun and enjoyable, and ensured we were pushing ourselves in our learning. And she was always prepared and prompt for our lessons. I look forward to studying further with her.

Alisa S

I started learning beginners French in preparation for moving to Europe. I look forward to Devy’s classes each week and appreciate her friendly, encouraging nature. Each class is fun and Devy spends a lot of time preparing lessons. I highly recommend her as a French tutor.

Katie E

I wanted to say thank you very much for tutoring Rebecca, she excelled this year and I know that the tutoring enabled this. you will be happy to hear I am sure that she graduated in the end as Dux of her school with a very high VHA in French so thank you, it’s a true testament to your skills and patience.

Cathy M

Victoria got a HA in French, thanks to you she managed to raise her French mark a little, it was slipping but she ended up with a B+. French Speak gave us just what we needed at a very late stage, very accommodation and understanding, thanks so much.

Angela B

Thank you so much for your help this year! I am very happy to tell you that my overall result for French Extension was an A- which I am delighted with! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks for being such a wonderful teacher. I have really enjoyed our weekly lessons. I will be in touch with you again in the New Year.Victoria got a HA in French, thanks to you she managed to raise her French mark a little, it was slipping but she ended up with a B+. French Speak gave us just what we needed at a very late stage, very accommodation and understanding, thanks so much.

Zali A

My time studying with French Speak has been really beneficial to my study of French. In particular, the one-on-one learning helped me to identity the areas which needed particular attention. I also found that having one consistent tutor helped me gain confidence. This assisted me in passing my DELF exam. I would recommend individual lessons of this kind to anybody seeking to improve their French.

Georgina H

After struggling through my first semester of French at University I knew some urgent action was required. While searching for a private tutor, I was lucky enough to stumble upon an absolute gem – Devy! My French improved enormously and I went from barely passing the subject to getting high distinctions. Finally, grammar was explained in a logical way which made perfect sense to me! But it was my change in attitude that made the biggest difference. I suddenly found learning French fun and interesting (rather than terrifying).

I always looked forward to meeting weekly with Devy and became much more confident as a result. I would highly recommend French Speak to anyone looking to learn quality French in a supportive environment.

Laura B

I have thoroughly enjoyed Beginners 1 with Devy. It is such a friendly, relaxed and non-threatening environment in which to learn the French language.

I am amazed at how much we covered in 12 weeks and can’t wait to begin Beginners 2!

Maureen W

Devy (tutor) was excellent in presenting the classes. She brought an enthusiastic attitude and was very knowledgeable in all the course content. The lessons were always well prepared and the course content followed a logical structure.

B-Well was able to subside some of the employee costs, however the lessons were still great value for money. Many of the employees commented on their enjoyment of the course and found it to be an excellent way to network and meet other staff throughout the firm.

Bhupesh K

PwC were looking for innovative and creative team building ideas. French Speak came highly recommended, and with good reason: Devy is a wonderful tutor, the lessons are fun and rewarding, and we are thoroughly enjoying learning this beautiful language together.

Shannon M