Testimonials

Private Coaching

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I arrived in Geneva two years ago to start a job in a French speaking firm with a very basic level of French. For the first year and a half I went to group lessons and taught myself but I found the lessons long and boring and struggled with motivation to teach myself in my … More Tessa McChesney – Architect (Geneva)

Tessa McChesney – Architect (Geneva)

“I came to Geneva without having spoken a word of French before. I found Isabelle to be a very attentive, patient and proactive teacher. The lessons were tailored exactly according to my ‎goals and I quickly found myself making vast improvements in understanding, speaking and writing French. I would strongly recommend Isabelle and I very … More Jonathan Fernandopulle – Junior Portfolio Manager at Edmond de Rothschild (Geneva & London)

Jonathan Fernandopulle – Junior Portfolio Manager at Edmond de Rothschild (Geneva & London)

”Isabelle is a superb teacher of the highest professional standards.  I approached Isabelle to provide private, custom tailored business French language development lessons and she exceeded my expectation.  She was able to focus on my immediate mandate to improve my written French skills while always remaining alert to any gaps in my grammar requiring attention … More Christine Evans – Private Investment Manager (Switzerland)

Christine Evans – Private Investment Manager (Switzerland)

”Isabelle is a joy to work with — I took a three-month beginner’s course in French and not only did I learn the basics of French grammar (no mean task), but also managed to have a great time while I was at it. As a coach, Isabelle is dedicated and professional and employs engaging methods … More Debashree Majumdar – Independent Editorial Consultant (Geneva)

Debashree Majumdar – Independent Editorial Consultant (Geneva)

”Isabelle is a fantastic teacher and I am delighted I found her to help me progress with French. Her lessons are fun, relevant and interesting. Her style is extremely unique – she is incredibly patient and puts you at ease from the first encounter. Any areas of uncertainty are picked up immediately and her preparation … More Adam Fairfoot – Business Quality and Risk Manager, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (Geneva)

Adam Fairfoot – Business Quality and Risk Manager, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (Geneva)

Working with Isabelle was a very interesting and efficient experience. Isabelle is a highly qualified teacher who can immediately understand the needs and struggles that busy professionals have when learning a new language. It was my first experience with a private coach and I wanted to improve my spoken and written French skills. I feel so … More Laura – Landscape Architect (Italy)

Laura – Landscape Architect (Italy)

”I was fortunate to have Isabelle as a personal language trainer who was even able to give language classes conducted online in a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Isabelle has been a pleasure to work and learn with, as her friendly and engaging nature has created a very enjoyable atmosphere during language lessons that otherwise … More Andreas Grosse-Coosmann – Director Marketing Northern Europe, Federal-Mogul Aftermarket (Germany)

Andreas Grosse-Coosmann – Director Marketing Northern Europe, Federal-Mogul Aftermarket (Germany)

”Isabelle is a wonderful teacher with lots of humor. Her classes were the best I have ever had! She has such an interesting personality and I felt I could talk with her for hours about a very wide range of subjects. Her teaching method was really good, even when we had to talk about grammar! I … More Tina Gericke – Bertelsmann (Germany)

Tina Gericke – Bertelsmann (Germany)

”Ms. Nicolas taught high profile business clients in need of language and cultural training in Business French, using our virtual classroom. Ms. Nicolas rose to the challenge and provided high quality, tailor-made and professional training for our clients at all times. She distinguished herself by being very attentive to the needs of students and adapting perfectly to … More Tia Robinson – Head of Operations, Pedagogical Department, LearnShip Networks GmbH (Germany)

Tia Robinson – Head of Operations, Pedagogical Department, LearnShip Networks GmbH (Germany)

”Ms. Isabelle Nicolas has been teaching English and French as a Foreign Language Trainer for kmp. Sprachenservice since November 2012. She has conducted several extensive courses at one of our major clients in the Munich area, where she proved to be an excellent trainer of Business English and French. Isabelle Nicolas has a very good … More Fred Possmayer – Account Manager, kmp. Sprachenservice (Germany)

Fred Possmayer – Account Manager, kmp. Sprachenservice (Germany)

”Isabelle and I worked together at educom GmbH while she was a Business Language Coach. I had the opportunity to sit in on her lessons which were well-structured, job relevant and communicative. She uses up-to-date teaching methods and creates a supportive learning environment that engage her learners. Isabelle is a top-notch coach, always gracious and … More Jessica Rajandran – Business Developer Specialized in Training and Development, Learning, and Onboarding (Germany)

Jessica Rajandran – Business Developer Specialized in Training and Development, Learning, and Onboarding (Germany)

Isabelle était ma professeur de français dans un cours de groupe pour les professionnels. Sa positivité exceptionnelle, son bilinguisme et sa façon créative d’enseigner m’ont motivée à même prendre un deuxième cours privé avec Isabelle. Isabelle a conçu des leçons très variées utilisant différents médias. C’était toujours un plaisir d’apprendre avec elle et j’ai fait … More Diana Rehner – Head of Security Services Holdings at Caceis Bank (Germany)

Diana Rehner – Head of Security Services Holdings at Caceis Bank (Germany)

 

”Les Salons d’Isabelle is the perfect setting for learning about and discussing opera, all the while having your French discreetly and politely corrected by our lovely hostess Isabelle, herself francophone and a trained opera singer, and so the perfect teacher of both. The presentation is professionally and pedagogically put together by our very knowledgeable teacher, mixed with insightful comments and questions, gently encouraging our active participation and reflection. But “les Salons” is so much more than that. It is also and most definitely an experience out of the ordinary. Just like the opera, entering “les Salons” instantly projects one far away from the ordeals of everyday-life and into a magical fairy tale setting of refinement, sophistication, beauty, grace, glamour and impeccable taste, delicious homemade refreshments and a magnificent and dramatic view of the Lac Léman and the Mont Blanc as a most fitting backdrop. Thank you, Isabelle ! I shall definitely come again”  

Eva Dahlgren, International business and energy lawyer, originally from Sweden.

Je fréquente les Salons d’Isabelle depuis le tout début et j’ai toujours été très bien reçue par Isabelle.  Elle sait très bien préparer et animer ses salons.  Les thèmes de chaque salon sont très intéressants et variés et l’atmosphère est très agréable et chaleureuse.  Isabelle dégage une énergie positive et très stimulante.  Elle m’encourage toujours avec bienveillance à discuter avec les autres salonniers et salonnières présents.  Je ne peux que vous recommander de venir découvrir les prochains Salons d’Isabelle!     

Dragana Provic, juriste, originaire de la Serbie.

”J’ai eu l’occasion de participer à un Salon sur le Québec. La présentation était intéressante, remplie de détails sur ce beau pays qu’on a pu regarder sur vidéo avec des très belles images. Ensuite, on s’est régalés avec des spécialités culinaires faites maison par Isabelle. Ce fut une belle expérience.”

Emilie Bilman, écrivaine et poète, Genève

”Very well organized, with well-balanced time for discussions and presentations.”

Tania, lawyer, Geneva.