Lucie is top! She follows no prescribed method, but instead combines her many years’ experience as a linguist and language teacher with her strong intuition to craft a personal journey of discovery for her students.
If you would like to learn French from someone who loves the language and who continually encourages you to speak, then Lucie’s approach is for you. Her sense of humor and lighthearted approach to learning create a wonderful atmosphere in which to excel. By the end of every lesson, I am thinking in French! I wholeheartedly recommend Lucie and French-For-You.
I can’t speak highly enough of French For You and Lucie. My girlfriend and I had private lessons with Lucie for 6-8 weeks before I moved to Paris. I was starting from absolute scratch and my girlfriend had a little French knowledge. Lucie was able to help us both at the same time even though we were at different levels. Both of us felt challenged yet encouraged by the pace of the courses and the material. There is a good balance between conversation, listening comprehension, grammar practice, and pronunciation. Aside from her teaching methods, Lucie was incredibly professional, punctual, and above all a great person. Lucie’s professionalism and help goes beyond her courses, even after we finished the courses, Lucie was interested in how we were doing and how our French was coming along. As I continue to learn French in Paris, I often think back to the things I learned in the courses with Lucie and am extremely grateful for the foundation she laid.
I took 10 months of French lessons with Lucie with the goal of improving my level as well as getting more comfortable conversationally.
Lucie uses an effective and efficient teaching method while tailoring each lesson to how one is most likely to encounter the language. She is kind with a great sense of humor and she creates a comfortable and relaxed learning environment. I really found the time spent during lessons enjoyable!
I’m impressed with the progress I’ve made working with Lucie. If you are hoping to improve your French, at any level, I couldn’t recommend her enough.
J’ai commencé les cours de français chez french-for-you, pendant la période corona nous sommes passés aux cours via skype. Lucie est une enseignante agréable et prend également le temps de vous expliquer le fonctionnement de la langue française. Ceci dans le but de mieux comprendre la langue et de la prononcer correctement.
A toutes et a tous, je vous conseille de suivre des cours de français avec Lucie. Uniquement bien sûr, si vous désirez vraiment apprendre ou améliorer votre niveau de langue.
Lucie a non seulement le don d’une prof née, montrant patience, diplomatie, connaissances et pédagogie, elle montre également de l’enthousiasme cours après cours. Lors des cours, on se sent valorisé et motivé.
Les cours sont toujours très bien préparés et adaptés au niveau de l’élève. Contrairement à beaucoup de cours où le professeur se concentre sur les erreurs, Lucie se concentre sur les améliorations et n’hésite pas à les souligner. Avec humour elle sait faire passer les sujets « difficiles » et sait les faire assimiler.
Je suis des cours de français avec Lucie depuis un an et j’ai fait plus de progrès durant cette période que durant les quatre années à l’école.
Seul « hic », si Lucie quitte Amsterdam, je crains ne pas trouver un autre professeur à la hauteur !
David Boot (49 ans)
Lucie has been teaching me French for few months. The method she uses surpasses any classroom style. Time flies during my lesson as she makes each lesson fun to learn. It is like having a friend correcting and teaching you at each lesson, which makes learning more enjoyable.
Lucie is a very good and pleasant teacher. Her lessons are thorough, logically structured, enjoyable and effective. She adjusts the lessons to personal interests and needs which makes it more interesting and fun. I recommend her very highly.
Lucie is an excellent teacher (and person)! I’ve been following French classes with her for almost 2 years and I couldn’t recommend her more. She is a very experienced educator who caters 100% for the student needs – either this is an official diploma, or the ability to hold a casual conversation at the bar. She is able to smartly adapt to your level and focus in order to convey the knowledge in both an effective & fun way. And she always gives the best practice tips and exercises for improving. I honestly enjoy my French classes with Lucie very much and I’m very happy to see the progress I’m making. I would blindly recommend her to anyone interested in learning the French language & culture!
Lucie has been my french teacher for the last two years and thanks to her I have progressed a lot. She explains everything very clearly and she has a lot of patience when helping her students to master the difficult French language. I will recommend Lucie to anyone who wants to improve their level of French.
A quoi sert une langue si vous n’avez pas les compétences d’échanger l’avis, d’exprimer votre point de vue, de même faire le business avec automatisme et une forte confiance? J’étais vraiment ravi d’avoir Lucie parce que j’ai eu l’occasion de discuter avec elle sur l’actualité, la géographie, les gens, la culture, la littérature, l’histoire, la politique et beaucoup plus de sujets en traitant le vocabulaire et le grammaire en même temps. Elle est ouverte à toute discussion et elle sait l’enrichir par ses idées. D’après moi, c’est un meilleur atout d’elle de ressembler tous les aspects d’apprentissage et les faire aimer pour moi. Comme un professeur de la langue française et une amie, je trouve que Lucie est très bon pédagogue en premier lieu. Elle porte toujours une attitude positive et interactive. Elle adopte une méthode basé sur pratiquer et expérimenter au lieu d’un system éducatif basé sur l’accumulation du savoir, c’est-à-dire qu’elle vous échappe d’un cercle vicieux d’apprentissage par cœur et de répétition. Avec elle, on a défini mes attentes et mes besoins lors du premier contact et ça lui a donné un levier de me préparer et proposer alors un programme personnalisé que l’on poursuit encore sur Skype. Le programme m’a aidé de surmonter mes faiblesses et d’améliorer mon niveau. Je continue mes études pendant 2 ans avec Lucie même si j’ai très peu de temps libre pour consacrer à apprendre la langue française qui doit être normalement dure et pénible, mais ça devient un plaisir grâce à ses méthodes. Merci de nouveau Lucie!
Lucie is an outstanding teacher. The excellence of her pedagogical skills and personalized methodology are incomparable and extremely efficient. The one-to-one weekly lessons I have been taking with Lucie for the last six months have not only helped me improve my French, but they have also been very enjoyable and dynamic. Altogether, an experience I would highly recommend, and that I will undoubtedly continue pursuing.
Aldana Ramirez, postdoctoral researcher at University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam.
Lucie took on the task of teaching me French. This is difficult work due to my education leaving me with few language skills. Fortunately Lucie is patient and methodical with her teaching and now the French people around me comment on my progress!
Lucie has given me French lessons once a week for nearly one year. Her professionalism and logical way of presenting the material has always been a pleasure for me. I am particularly impressed with the many examples she gives which really brings the language to life for me. She is patient and can fully place herself in the position of someone trying to learn a foreign language. I can highly recommend Lucie as a competent and engaging French teacher.
Pendant plusieurs années, j’ai travaillé sur les mêmes programmes que Lucie, qui a toujours fait preuve d’efficacité, de fiabilité et d’un professionnalisme aigu. Nous avons étroitement collaboré tant sur la création de programmes, l’évaluation des stagiaires, l’ animation de cours et ateliers, toujours avec sérieux et ce plaisir de l’enseignement que nous partageons. C’est un professeur de français très apprécié des stagiaires et de ses collègues.
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Mrs. Lucie Raimbault, who had given me lessons of French here at the premises of Edison International Holding in Amsterdam for around a year in 2015.
Mrs. Raimbault has an excellent command over French language and exceptional communication skills, which she used efficiently with me and I am sure with her other students.
I assure that Mrs. Raimbault would be a great addition to any work place she is desiring to join.
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I had the pleasure to collaborate with Lucie. I am a sophrologist and she translated my website Sophrosan in English. I truly appreciated her commitment and adaptability to my needs. On top of linguistic abilities, Lucie’s interest in personal development activities allowed her to understand fully what I wanted. She is very professional and I would recommend her without any hesitation.
I have known Lucie for several years. When I first arrived in France I wished to improve my fluency in spoken French and my employer contributed to this with some French training spread over three years. I had the good fortune to have Lucie as my tutor. She is efficient at locating your weaker points and providing the means to help strengthen them. The professional and enthusiastic approach of Lucie, with her good sense of humour made my sessions enjoyable and productive. My previous two managers have judged my level of French to be fine for my work environment. However, I like continuous improvement, so I still see Lucie from time to time for private lessons – including Skyoe calls now that she has moved to Holland. Thanks Lucie!
I am writing to highly recommend Lucie Raimbault-Burton as a French Language Teacher. I began working with Lucie shortly after moving to Paris in March 2012 and continued to take private courses with her until she moved to Amsterdam in January 2014. During that time, my level of spoken and written French progressed from A1 (beginner) to B1 (intermediate).
Lucie has a very personable approach to teaching that makes for an educational, but also very enjoyable experience. During our courses we covered not only basic rules of grammar and vocabulary, but also spent much of our time discussing French history and culture (in French, of course) that helped me better understand and be immersed in a home away from home. I remember one particular lesson in which we watched a video of a popular comedy sketch and then broke it apart sentence by sentence to improve my comprehension. That exercise not only exposed me to several conversational expressions that I was already hearing all around me, but also to a piece of pop culture that I likely would have never discovered on my own.
Lucie is also incredibly adaptable and willing to tailor lessons according to her students’ needs. When I was looking for a job, she helped me write my CV in French paying particular attention to some of the stylist differences between Anglo and French CV’s. She also helped me prepare for job interviews and focused on helping me with technical vocabulary necessary for my success.
I recommend Lucie to you without reservation. If you have any further questions with regard to her background or qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lucie has excellent pedagogical skills. In addition, she is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. Lucie can teach all levels and received great feedback from her learners. She is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to her. Lucie has been a remarkable asset for our company over the past 10 years.
Lucie was an incredible teacher. Serious, capable, passionate, pleasant and attentive to my needs. Each class was carefully designed according to my learning level and I learned so much thanks to her. After few months in France, learning with Lucie, my french was already fluent. Also, lessons were very interesting, dynamic and stimulating.
Lucie has been a wonderful french teacher. With her I had the possibility to learn and improve my french. Not only she has a very good preparation, but also she is really able to transmit the information with specific lessons tailored on the interests of the person.
After the first class, I decided to continue to take lessons because I noticed that, with her, my french was improving faster than with other teachers. During our classes, as soon as she realized that I was not understanding something, she tried to re-explain this, facing it in a very interesting way for me. This avoided to make lessons boring and repetitive.
Lucie has been a really good teacher. Thanks to her, I really improved my competence in French. She proved to be really skilled and expert. In fact, after the first experience I had with her, I decided to specifically ask for her in my second French class due to outstanding results she had with me in the first module we did.