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Private French Lessons: Celia
 
28 Reviews
Categories:  Education  >  Adult Education



Geneva

Celia is a French teacher with 20 years teaching experience. She teaches on a 1-to-1 basis or to small groups on request.
Member Reviews (28)
Alexandra Y
Mar 22, 2017 by Alexandra Y
I have been taking lessons with Celia for 5 months and she has been fantastic. She is patient and flexible and caters to what I want to learn. We covered a range of everyday topics and vocabulary, grammar and conversation practice. She is lovely and dedicated and I whole-heartedly recommend her.
Amy J
Feb 3, 2017 by Amy J

My spoken French has greatly improved with Celia.
I have achieved fluency.She is friendly,patient,reliable and flexible.
She is an outstanding teacher!
In December, I managed to pass the delf exam level B1 thanks to her efficient teaching methods!
Sara Daparma
Dec 12, 2016 by Sara Daparma
I have been learning French with Celia for nearly 6 months now and I have improved my French in many areas such as pronunciation, grammar, and verbal and written expression. She is reliable, punctual, and flexible with scheduling all the classes. Furthermore, I was able to pass my B1 exam in Ifage with a score of 91/100!!!

If you are a beginner or intermediate student, I recommend her to you!
David Lawson
Jul 20, 2016 by David Lawson
I highly recommend Célia. I urgently needed a document translated from English to French. Célia was a pleasure to deal with. No only did she provide a very high level translation, but she performed the work ahead of schedule. Can't thank her enough.
Shannon Kilgore
Jul 15, 2016 by Shannon Kilgore
Celia is wonderful, and very patient! After a couple years in Geneva and very slow progress, I was/am desperate to improve. I contacted Celia to arrange some private lessons first, then a small group with some friends. She's is patient with all our many mistakes and questions, and great at tailoring the lessons to our needs. Plus she comes to my home, which makes for a much more relaxed learning environment. I highly recommend her!
Charlene Watson
Jul 11, 2016 by Charlene Watson
I have taken a range of French classes over the last three years (group and individual, at home and in language schools) and Celia is the best that I have found for me. She is encouraging, flexible and has infinite patience for questions. My French has improved a lot in just a few months and my confidence is growing. It is a pleasure to learn with Celia. This is the first time I have had language lessons where I am not watching the clock waiting for them to finish!
Teri Roberts
Jun 12, 2016 by Teri Roberts
I underwent 3 weeks of morning lessons with Celia that were very successful. She is kind, patient, punctual and a good teacher. She is also happy to customise the lessons to your needs (e.g. depending on whether your goal is to learn French for conversation / work / passing a French exam etc). I would definitely recommend her.
Claire O
May 3, 2016 by Claire O
I have been learning french with Celia for the past 2 years.
In that time I have seen my french improve significantly. Her methods are thorough but flexible and her approach is calm and encouraging. She is always punctual and very accommodating when I need to change our classes.
I always enjoy my weekly class with Celia - I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Daniela Hutkova
Feb 12, 2016 by Daniela Hutkova
I worked on my french with Celia during 6months. While i started with some basic knowledge from the past, but barely able to speak, i improved during a time!
Very convenient is the lesson at my work place that i dont need to travel anywhere. Timing of the lessons is very flexible and i could always adjusted them based on my week working calendar without any problem.

Lessons were great motivation for my selfstudy and i appreciate Celia's patience. None of grammatical of idiomatic case we came across was left unexplained.

For future students : Enjoy your lessons with Celia :)!
Chiara M
Nov 20, 2015 by Chiara M
It is was a pleasure to work with Celia. She helped me to improve my french skills: especially in the communication part in order to have a more sophisticated french.
Ashfield
Oct 21, 2015 by Ashfield
Celia has been very patient and accommodating with me, and the fact that she comes to my office makes it much easier for me to fit time for French lessons into my schedule. She has been teaching me weekly for the last 8 months and I would recommend her to others.
cliff h
Aug 7, 2015 by cliff h
I cant recommend Celia enough, she is very patient and is really helping me learn French. I love the fact that I am learning useful words and phrases and how she will instantly change her lessons to cover any given circumstance. eg when I wanted to buy a car, we spent a lesson learning the relevant vocabulary and phrases I might need.
Elle est tres sympa et tres gentille
Flavia M
Jul 15, 2015 by Flavia M
I have been taking classes with Celia for about 8 months and am very happy with the results. Celia is very friendly but also professional. She combines conversation with grammar in a way that makes the classes always interesting. She is also very flexible with the schedule, so that we have always been able to find the time that would work for me.
I strongly recommend her both for complete beginners and more advanced students.
emily__
May 11, 2015 by emily__
I have been learning French with Celia for nearly a year now and I have progressed rapidly during that time. She has helped me improve my French in a range of areas including pronunciation, grammar, and verbal and written expression. Celia has been a great help to me for both free conversation and for more structured academic work. She is reliable, punctual, and flexible with scheduling. I am confident that you will notice a big improvement in your French after just a few lessons.
Spandan Dutta
Feb 4, 2015 by Spandan Dutta
My French learning experience under Celia was really great. She has a very unique way of teaching which is really very interesting. I took her classes during my vacations and really feel that she exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend her for all those who want to learn this language fast and in a systematic manner.
vera moreva
Sep 19, 2014 by vera moreva
I contacted Celia after reading her very good reviews.
I can say that she truly exceeded my expectations. I have been seeing Celia twice a week for a month now, and I have made incredible progress. When I started with Celia, I was not able to have a simple social conversation and now I am very comfortable in every day situations where I have to use French. Celia is an extremely dedicated teacher, customizing her approach to your individual needs, she pushes you but is also flexible and willing to focus where you really need to practice. For examples, she worked very hard to clean up my pronunciation and strengthen my listening comprehension. More importantly, she is a wonderful person, very kind and punctual. Overall, this is the best private teacher that I have had!
Maryam JAnani
Aug 14, 2014 by Maryam JAnani
My friend and I took lessons together with Celia for about a month and a half while interning over the summer. Celia is professional, can meet you at your home or work, and creates lessons based on students' needs and requests. We started out as complete beginners but learned much in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. I wanted a teacher who (1) would allow me to ask questions and (2) would ensure I did not make the same mistake in my speech or writing repeatedly -- and Celia does just that. If we were not to be leaving Geneva so soon, we are confident that we would be having advanced conversations in no time.
paul hoyland
Jun 23, 2014 by paul hoyland
I have been taking lessons with Celia now for several months. When I started I could understand little in French and could speak even less. Now I am much more confident and proficient.

She comes to my house weekly and we spend the time practicing grammar, listening, and crucially for me, speaking. By doing one-to-one lessons she is very flexible with the content of the class and adapts the lesson to one's needs. She is also very understanding if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason by offering to reschedule.

I would highly recommend her
Livio L
Jun 6, 2014 by Livio L
Dear Celia, right today it is exactly one year since i have started taking lessons with you. I remember i could not speak, read and write one single word in your fantastic language. See where i am now, speaking and reading fluently, writing better and better. Thank you for all you have taught me, for your patience and above all for you incredible language skills. Je vais vous voir la semaine prochaine! Livio
Amparo Garcia-Lopez
Apr 1, 2014 by Amparo Garcia-Lopez
I started my lessons with Celia as a total beginner a little less than a year ago, and since then I feel I have made a lot of progress with my French. I'm definitely more confident addressing ppl in French at shops/restaurants etc, and I think Celia was very good at helping me build a solid foundation for my grammar.

She comes once a week to my house on Saturdays, which I truly appreciate since I'm too busy at work to have lessons during the week. Because I travel a lot, she's also been very flexible at changing dates, even very last minute, and rearranging the lessons. She's a very friendly and kind person, who always puts her students priorities first.

All together, if you're looking into taking private French lessons, I highly recommend Celia.
Matt Kilsby
Feb 2, 2014 by Matt Kilsby
I can't rate Celia highly enough. I've introduced her to a number of folks at my work, all if whom are enjoying their French lessons and Celia's style - she travels to our office and teaches on site.

She adapts her teaching style to each individual - eg she had the idea of giving me a test every few weeks - as for me it is the best way to force me to revise and learn. What impresses me is the tests are individually written and customised for me, on both what I have learned and facts/observations about my own life.

She is also reasonably priced.

Sign up with Celia - you won't regret it !

DAVID W
Jan 26, 2014 by DAVID W
I contacted Celia based on good recommendations on Glocals and I was not disappointed! We have focussed mostly on conversational French, and with her help I managed to become both more confident and more equipped to speak in everyday situations! Celia is both pleasant to work with and very patient, not to mention flexible in accommodating her students!
Edward Q
Jan 13, 2014 by Edward Q
Celia is a very good teacher and made French for me a joy to learn. She was very flexible in coming to my work during lunch times and understood when I needed to reschedule due to work commitments.

If your thinking of learning French Celia is where you should start.
sveta n
Dec 27, 2013 by sveta n
I contacted Celia because of good recommendations on Glocals. She is very good in explaining complicated things until you understand it. She is very flexible, patient and friendly.
Daniel G
Sep 8, 2013 by Daniel G
I am one of Célia's current students and whole-heartedly recommend her services to anyone seriously wishing to improve their French. She has worked wonders on mine.

Célia has proved to be totally reliable and flexible in accommodating my professional schedule. As a teacher she has been responsive in adapting to my needs and patient and thoughtful in answering questions whether they related to matters grammatical, semantic, social or cultural.

Célia is not only a committed teacher but also a pleasant person to work with. I have enjoyed our lessons a good deal.

Hester C
Aug 29, 2013 by Hester C
I have been having lessons with Célia for several months, and really feel that i have really benefited from her teaching. We worked through a text book, but also spent a lot of time on conversation, particularly related to my job, which was very helpful.

Many thanks Célia!
kiddy l
Nov 9, 2012 by kiddy l
It has been a real pleasure to work with Celia!! My husband and I started French lessons with her back in Dec 2011. We met with Celia once a week on the weekend. She was flexible on the times we met as we have a toddler. Celia is ambitious and driven. She used the session effectively and she was always timely.

We worked on various activities such as oral, written, translation of news paper articles, role-play etc. We worked in a fun atmosphere and welcomed questions of all sorts. We always had material to review for the next session so we got a lot of practice while she was away. She speaks English very well which was helpful at times but we mostly spoke in french during class and she encourages only using French. We felt more and more comfortable with expressing ourselves in French. We had effective use of the tenses in our topics discussed. If we weren’t leaving Geneva for good we would have continued to work with her. We will miss her!!

We are happy to recommend Celia to anyone who is serious about learning french. Just tell her what you would like to work on and she will work with you to help reach your goal. But don't forget.... practice practice practice!!!
desdemona
Nov 5, 2012 by desdemona
To whom it may concern,

I've found Celia thanks to Glocals. We started the lessons in October 2011. When I started, I was not able to have a conversation in French, I didn't feel confortable to communicating in French and I had a strong accent that was making others struggle to understand me.

Celia is a charming and friendly person. Very diligent and professional. We meet once a week for 1.5 hours. She comes over to my place and the time is always agreed between us. She always tries to adjust the lessons to my availabilities. She also works on Saturdays.

She adapts the content of the lessons to my needs. I'm very happy with her lessons and her tips. She is also available all the time in case I have some doubts or I need her help.

Thanks to her, my French has quickly improved and I've lost all the fears I used to have when speaking French. I feel much more confident and it's something visible by others. I've been told that my French got much more better and this is definetely thanks to Celia.

I highly encourage you to contact her in case you need a French teacher. You won't be dissapointed.

The relation quality/price is very good. To me, the best way to learn good French.

Best Regards.
 
 
 
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