Welcome to Oui Communicate, the online French school for speakers of English!
We offer you the unique pleasure of learning French in your own language!
lesson plans take into account the differences between English and French so as to simplify your learning process.
At the head of our school, Chris Reuland; a native speaker of French, qualified teacher and son of a British expat who has put the very best of his experience at your service.
The founding principle of OuiCommunicate is to ensure clear understanding between student and tutor.
We offer an alternative to lessons given only in the target language by putting ourselves in your shoes and planning our approach with English in mind.
We want French to be relatable, fun and well taught.
Making French simple and making it clear is our commitment to you!
Each learner is approached as an individual and lessons are adapted to each student's own level.
We favour a gradual approach based on the needs that are specific to your circumstances, whether it is French for leisure or relocation.
Our many teaching resources include lists of conversation topics for all levels, conjugation drills, video and easy grammar explanations.
Get in touch to talk to an advisor about your personalised lesson plan!
"French tutoring purposely designed for speakers of English"
"Having arrived in France with no French at all, not even schoolgirl French, I was lucky enough to find Chris who patiently built my confidence in both speaking the language and grasping the grammar. He is excellent at listening and correcting pronunciation and provided a lot of support along the way. Highly recommended!"
Lessons with Chris are always interesting and productive; I would say, however, that his method of error correction is probably what most distinguishes him from other teachers. As for his methodology, Chris takes detailed notes during the session - offering minimal interruption - and at the end of the hour he shares the most significant errors with the student, offering an opportunity for self-correction, which further enhances the learning opportunity. Formidable ! / Always interesting and enriching! Chris is skilled at conducting conversation-based lessons and developing instructional materials based on the student's demonstrated need. His lessons are truly personalized. / These are such enriching sessions with Chris! I appreciate the opportunity to ask questions and address my specific learning requirements. Chris is an engaging and enthusiastic teacher, skilled at providing targeted instruction. / Chris is a teacher who knows how to target the needs of the learner. Furthermore, he is very kind and attentive. I would recommend him to other language learners, whether they are interested in English or French. / My first lesson with Chris was both productive and enjoyable. Having inquired about my specific learning requirements prior to the session, Chris was prepared with materials and exercises to help him further assess my areas of linguistic weakness. I expect to book many more sessions with Chris, who proved to be an engaging, observant, and skilled teacher.
"Chris is an excellent teacher and I recommend him without reservation. He is patient, attentive and he gives great feedback with respect to grammar and pronunciation. It also helps that he is a native English speaker so he understands the traps and difficulties anglophones have with the French language. Merci beaucoup pour ton aide, Chris!"
"Another enjoyable class! I am lately giving more attention to my pronunciation. I found the corrections of my "English-influenced" phrases in my write-up very insightful and useful."
"Again, a great lesson!"
"Chris followed up our last lesson well and prepared relevant materials before we started! / Chris was patient and waited patiently to point out errors, he made me feel right at home and at ease! "
We had a very nice talk with a very interesting topic :) ! I can imagine to have 120min lessons :D, thank you, Chris :) ! Excellent :) ! Nice topics, great conversation and correction of my grammar at the end of each lesson. Chris has his own videos on YT channel, so I can make some little practice also between our lessons. Chris is a very profesionnal teacher taking notes when I am speaking and giving feedbacks also in written form. I enjoy his lessons a lot :) !
Chris is very patient and helpful!
"Very supportive and patient"
"Excellent as usual"
Chris was super patient and helpful. Will definitely use again
I feel very well with Chris! He is a very professional teacher!
The class had been very interesting!
Very interesting learning and talk with Chris! Recommended:)
Very nice talking and learning with Chris, gain more confidence over lessons!
I am enjoying my language journey with Chris. He is really patient and has many resources
to help me learn between lesson.
My vocabulary and understanding of the french language has increased so much
and I'm now having longer conversations.
Thanks Chris! I’m looking forward towards our next class! As always the conversation was interesting and full of wise thoughts! Thank you Chris!
It was a fantastic discussion Chris! Thanks and see you next time.
It was a pleasure for me to speak with Chris. I’m looking forward to continue.
(Stanislav, Czech Republic)
We covered areas that i have been struggling with. it was a very useful lesson.
i really enjoyed my lesson, good feedback at the end.
J'ai bien aimé la leçon. Je me sentais à l'aise dès le début. Chris te donne confiance en soi-même. En parlant on a abordé plein de sujets et surtout c'était très plaisant et intéressant.. Merci pour cette première leçon et à bientôt!
Lesson went great !
A good combination of conversation and grammar. Thanks
Chris and I discussed my learning goals for French, and he has a friendly, open attitude and seems willing to help me improve. I am interested in developing my critical reading skills, ability to summarise/discuss information that I have read on the topic of French history in my own words, and gradually become more confident when it comes to reading more difficult French literature. I look forward to working with Chris. / I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with Chris. We discussed the historical figure Élisabeth-Charlotte and focussed our discussion on the Lettres Princes Palatine préface, p. 9-11. Chris helped to explain some of the passages I was having trouble with at home and provided/clarified the meaning of key vocabulary (le pouvoir absolu, devoir dynastique, dépaysée, etc.) which were crucial to our discussion. C'était très bien! For the next lesson I will have read to the end of the prèface and prepared an academic-style presentation to summarise the new information. / Thanks for your help! During today's lesson Chris listened to/corrected my pronunciation and gave me some tips for reading aloud in French. I'll make sure to practise pronouncing in- as in-/en- before a vowel/consonant and work on connecting my speech more as I read aloud this week at home. / Great chat! We discussed our experiences as online foreign language teachers.
Positive first lesson!
Interesting as always !
Verbs lesson: useful and interesting as Always!
Conversational lesson useful to take stock of the situation. Look forward to our next lesson!
I’m very happy with the work we have done!
Very positive lesson. Chris is supportive and we are working well. Highly recommended as always!
Chris is an attentive and supportive teacher. He helps me to understand my mistakes and teaches me how to correct them. Today we have focused on reading and pronunciation sounds.
I really enjoyed the lesson.
First lesson went great !
Definitely will continue classes with him!
Chris clarified my doubts on a test simulation Level B2-C1. He was open and outgoing, helped me go through some Grammar pitfalls.
Chris is an excellent teacher! We discussed different topics.
The atmosphere was easy-going and relaxed. Thank you, Chris!
C'était un plaisir de parler avec Chris. Il est sympa et il m'a appris la différence entre "les personnes" et "les gens," ce qui est utile. Merci encore, et à plus!
Chris has recognized my problems immediately, looking forward to next lessons!
Truly enjoyed class. He is an excellent listener, answered all my questions and
corrected where needed.
Chris was wonderful, knowledgable and patient! He really encouraged me to speak in French, and he took notes and gave feedback when there were things I didn't know how to say. He was great at carrying the conversation and having questions to ask, which made the conversation easy and fun! I'm looking forward to having more lessons with Chris. / Great second lesson with Chris. We had a very interesting conversation and he shared lots of new French phrases so that I can express my thoughts about various topics. Chris is super patient with me and I love that! / The lesson was awesome! When we started the lesson, I was feeling very tongue-tied with my French (one of those days...), but Chris was incredibly patient and helpful. At the end of the lesson we had a great time figuring out some tricky sentences. / Superb lesson as always. Merci beaucoup, Chris ! / Great lesson! We worked on everyday French conversation and phrases, which is exactly what I needed.
Trial lesson with Chris. Despite technical issues with our connection he remained patient and professional. We had a brief conversation in French where he gauged my level and areas that I need to focus on. Overall I was very happy with the lesson.
Chris did a great job explaining and was very patient with me on things that I was having trouble. I look forward to our next lesson
Chris is excellent and very well prepared!
Chris was positive and supportive. He was very patient with my slow french!
This week we covered l'imparfait and went through some exercises. Will be preparing answers to several as homework for next week. Merci beaucoup Chris. / Another good lesson with Chris! We started with some questions I had about some vocabulary I'd seen and Chris helped me with some example sentences. We then had a conversation in French about cities with the usual feedback at the end of the lesson. As always Chris has the patience of a saint and is very encouraging.
Merci beaucoup !
A great lesson! Thank you so much! I hope to see you soon! It is always good to have lesson with you. You really help me to practice my speaking in a fun way! Thanks a lot for all your help and I hope to do the lessons with you again soon. /
Thank you because you always find a way to explain things easily!
Everything was great! Looking forward to meeting again.
Lesson was great, he’s an amazing teacher and really helped me to understand.
10/10 would recommend!
Уроки с Крисом мне очень нравятся! Крис хорошо меня понимает, несмотря на отсутствие общего языка и на мой, ещё пока, слабый английский. Он видит мои слабые стороны в обучении и очень профессионально мне помогает в продвижении вперёд. У Криса отличное произношение, что не мало важно начинающих, слышать и запоминать правильное произношение. Рекомендую всем, а так же русскоязычным, которые хотят улучить свой английский или освежить забытые знания. / Уроки с Крисом мне очень нравятся! Всё очень доступно и понятно излагает. Для начинающих ,как я, изучать язык это то что нужно!
Very good lesson. Helpful, interactive learning. Thank you Chris!
Excellent as always
Fantastic teacher who is very passionate about language teaching very patient and adaptive to the student. Will definitely be learning from Chris again. Thank you! / Very adaptable to my learning technique, thank you! / Great lesson, able to work around the students needs and knowledge gaps, thank you! / Fantastic lesson once again! You always go above and beyond. Thank you!
Un professeur fantastique!
Another great lesson with Chris! It is really helpful having everything properly explained. Really enjoying our progress! / Such a great lesson with Chris today. I am really enjoying learning the foundations of the French language ! Fab as usual ! :-)
Once again, a great lesson with Chris. Couldn't recommend him more!
Ho adorato la mia prima lezione con Chris. È stato divertente, interessante e utile. Ho prenotato la mia seconda lezione e non vedo l'ora di farla. Grazie mille! Ve lo consiglio!
Thank you! It was great!
"Great experience for my first time speaking French!"
"Another great lesson - I can feel the improvement in my French as we progress. Thanks!"
"My first lesson with Chris was great! Good at conversing and taking note of my flaws then taking time to explain how I could improve. Would recommend! "
"Chris is very helpful and prepared! I was so nervous about attempting to speak French as a beginner, but Chris made me feel comfortable. Can’t wait for more lessons!"
My French has come a long way with Chris - he's great at correcting grammatical errors and telling you exactly what you need to improve your French. Thank you so much! /"Merci beaucoup pour la bonne leçon et la conversation intéressante!" / Chris était très patient et il m'a beaucoup aidé avec ma grammaire et vocabulaire. Merci beaucoup."
" Very useful! A good teacher. He knows how to improve my pronunciation. "
Das Probegespräch mit Christ war sehr gut und es hat mir sehr geholfen direktes Feedback von einem Englischlehrer zu bekommen.
"Excellent introductory lesson from Chris. He immediately picked up on the things I need to work on. Looking forward to the next lesson."
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