Alfa Marais favours small groups of max 7 students to learn French as quickly as possible in a friendly atmosphere.
Our teachers will be able to adapt their classes depending your level and your interests.
Our approach is to organize
workshops, giving our
students the opportunity
to learn French differently.
We focus on real situations
(wine tasting, markets,
museums, and city streets)
while we share tips and
secrets about real Parisian
life and discovering Paris
« autrement » !
We provide specific courses regarding business activity with dedicated workshops (Business, Hotel industry, Gastronomy, Pâtisserie, Conservatory.)
Please contact us !
"Au Pair" Offer
"Au Pair" Offer
In order to give "Au Pair" our best price, we required a minimum of 4 students on the same schedule :
15 € / pers per session (1h30)
Our schedules at the moment:
10:30 - 12am
1:30 - 3pm
2:30 - 4pm
10 - 11:30am
1:30 - 3pm
Discover our capsule lessons, especially designed for tourists visiting Paris !
"former expat' "
Our teachers are graduates with a DAEFLE or FLE Master and all of them have been living outside France for a certain period of time, so they are familiar with the needs and expectations of our learners.
Mom of 3 boys, acting expatriate, I
went to Australia with my engineering degree in hand, for my first professional
Back in France for a few years, I then lived and worked in Germany and Asia.
Each expatriation enriched me humanly and opened me to other cultures. I thus
realized that integrating into a new country requires permanent will and efforts,
especially concerning the learning of the language.
Speaking the language of the welcoming country is also getting acquainted with
its cultural aspects. These expatriations have changed me, especially by the
wealth of meetings that would not have been possible without this knowledge of
the language and culture of the country. So I decided to share this with others
and make my job. Graduate DAEFLE and trained in cultural mediation I devoted
myself for 6 years exclusively to the teaching of French in a professional,
friendly and fun way, by alternating classroom courses with socio-cultural
outings oriented primarily to learning French.
Having graduated from the Ecole du
Louvre (Egyptology specialty) in my early years, I obtained a FLE Master's
degree upon my return from expatriation
I lived in the United States, in North Africa, and traveled South East Asia for
about twenty years during which I taught French as a volunteer. Discovering other
cultures, other languages, gave me a fierce desire to continue sharing my
culture through the language while discovering that of the other.
It’s such an enriching mirror effect, it’s the interculturality that fascinates
me the most!
My workhorse: to transmit to learners the French culture to learn the language.
Working for Alfa Marais is to set up a new pedagogical approach based on a
lively and playful interaction, in other words "Learn French
After ten years of professional
experience in France (lawyer, teacher), I discovered the path of expatriation.
Another slice of life opens then: West Africa, then Eastern Europe. These years
of rich encounters, cultural discoveries and openness to others can be summed
up in two words: adaptation and effort.
In Poland, I realized that learning a language also means immersing yourself in
the culture of the host country and sharing our differences.
Back in France, I decided to take advantage of this multiple experience, and with
the DAEFLE (diploma of aptitude for teaching French as a foreign language)
obtained, I started teaching French as a foreign language. My classes are based
on themes adapted to each level. They are friendly, concrete and associated
with workshops or outings.
DELF, DALF, TCF, TCF-ANF preparation
We assist you in the preparation of exams you need like DELF, DALF, TCF and TCF-ANF (official dipoma awarded by the French Ministry of Education).
We organise "citizenship" workshops to help you improve your knowledge of French culture and society and the rights and duties of French citizens.