Even if you're a complete beginner, or your only French is what you learnt back in school and haven't spoken in years.
Bonjour tout le monde! I'm Christine Camm - founder of Simply French Online, and creator of the REAL French method. We help English speakers speak French confidently.
Apps, vocab lists and text books will never improve your speaking skills like real conversations. Nor will taking exams where the focus is on passing specific criteria rather than on realistic communication. That's why I created Conversation Café, where people come together in a global community, and practise their spontaneous French, LIVE every week.! Make it REAL - Rewarding, Effective, Adventurous Learning.
Somehow we feel held back and that can totally throw our confidence confidence.
Even with the best intentions, our French learning journey can be peppered with self doubt, fear of failure and fear of what other people would think of us when we try to speak French.
Sometimes, when we I try to have a conversation, we stumble over phrases, spend ages trying to understand what the other person is saying and then forget what we were going to say in the first place! And then, ages after, we come up with something that belonged to part of the conversation that had already passed by.
It can be so emotionally draining!
We don't want conversations where our heart is beating too fast, and our palms are all sweaty.
We don't want to run through what we could have said better, had we not been so stressed out.
There is a way where we can take the reins of the conversations to enjoy them, to learn from them and feel like we are a productive part.
We want people to see us coming and not feel obliged to talk with us. We want people to invite us, just because we had something interesting to say, and we want to find out more about the people around us so we can connect with them. In French!
It was over the experience of trying to learn Arabic, that I realised that we needed more than just the textbook.
I had the knowledge in my head, but it was only good for exercises in the classroom. That just didn’t seem right.
So I got creative and worked out just what I needed to get going and to keep the conversations in the target language. So when my fellow students were struggling to pronounce the words, I was already out there, finding people to practise more flowing conversations with that could build up to providing me with more realistic words I needed to connect with people.
I will never forget those wonderful moments in Jordan as I built up the essential language to have confident conversations with relatively little vocabulary and grammar. It was hugely satisfying and totally changed the way I had my conversations in French!
And so the REAL French Method was born! Never again would I worry what people would think. Never again would I feel shame at the errors I would make, or beat myself up over words I had forgotten because I knew somehow, that I ought to have been able to retrieve them faster!
Now as a French learner, you’ve probably come across lots of Facebook sites offering chat sessions and partnerships to exchange language learning. I even tried some of these out. And maybe, like me, you found that you need accountability to turn up regularly, and a sense of direction. You need a clear Success Path.
When I asked French people to explain the nitty gritty of the grammar, or to come up with ways to help me, they often totally struggled. The French know the language, but they can’t always teach it. That takes a lot more skill.
Imagine a place where you get to talk in French together regularly, and you have an empathetic community to help you learn from within the conversation itself. A teacher who patiently helps you pronounce a difficult word and comes up with a family of similar words to help you, and then helps you create new phrases to use it in a realistic context.
It’s far more effective than passively reading what ‘should be’ and gives you the chance to work it out for yourself, with instant feedback and support.
Not only that, you’re having conversations with people your own level with no pressure to ‘perform’ and we know how that can totally give you that awful ‘Brain Freeze’ which then put the vicious circle of low confidence into action.
Whilst others are talking, you have time to listen, the chance to ask for clarification and to then check you have understood. It takes courage to do this and build up the patterns of more confident conversations together.
And have you ever sat at home wondering how on earth you’re going to have a community of French speakers who have enough to say together to keep learning?
The monthly pack and materials available in the Vault section provide the springboard to ignite conversations that have you barely realise the hour has just whizzed by! Members stick around and make long-lasting connections through the community.
And that generated another exciting development in the Conversation Café: Since I teach English to French people, I wondered: why not integrate them into the community too! That means you have your learning community with French people in the same position as you wanting to discuss their learning. And your in House teacher too!
If you’ve been struggling to speak French and still it’s a stressful and uphill struggle, I am also here to tell you it’s not your fault.
If you’ve been struggling to speak French and still it’s a stressful and uphill struggle, I am also here to tell you it’s not your fault.Thinking that you have to learn all the language before you get speaking confidently is a myth.
Here’s how it goes:
1) You join a class to learn French.
2) You download a bunch of apps on your phone.
3) The class just doesn’t go at your pace, somehow but hey, you stick at it anyway.
4) When it’s your chance to speak, it lasts all of two sentences and it’s from an exercise in the book.
5) So you get yourself a private tutor. A French one – because, hey, you want the ‘real’ thing! You finish the chapters in the book.
6) You get the chance to talk to a French person in a natural setting . . . but they don’t realise you’re still on chapter 15 and haven’t covered what you really want to say yet.
If you’re skeptical, welcome to the club! And you might ask yourself: Well, can that work for me, then? The answer is a resounding YES.
We have four levels for you:
As a Débutant, start with the Accelerator Course to get you speaking French so you can access the Conversation Café. You can do this course on your own, or book extra one-to-one time with Christine if you wish.
Then you join the Converser group, developing your basic vocabulary and grammar in regular spontaneous conversations. You will be starting to access more verbs and be ready to try out using the past, present and future tenses.
The next level is the Discoverer Group, where you are studying and practising the more demanding grammar and getting valuable practice in realistic discussions.
And finally, we have the Master Level for you, where you are using more idiomatic expressions, discussing and debating culture, current events and keeping your French fast and flowing, whilst still getting valuable real life, spontaneous listening practice.
Keeping groups to ±6 people = more feedback for you!
Think about your speaking now, and what it will be like in a few months’ time, whilst others are progressing and having great conversations, you’re still on your learning plateau. Don’t let fear of anything hold you back and keep you from having those great conversations.
Think about your speaking now, and what it will be like in a few months’ time, whilst others are progressing and having great conversations, you’re still on your learning plateau. Don’t let fear of anything hold you back and keep you from having those great conversations. You have unlimited potential to grow your French and your confidence in speaking spontaneously.
This is for you if . . .
This is for you if . . .
This is not for you if . . .
This is not for you if . . .
The mistake that most people make is that they think that drifting around the internet for random lessons is the cheap option. What they don't take into account is how slow or ineffective that can be.
...the social or job opportunity costs associated with not being able to communicate confidently. The lost friendships, being passed over for promotion or remaining scared to fulfil the lifetime dream of visiting France. And then, the holidays where you point at the menu and hope you get something decent!
Never mind getting ready for that speaking exam and being able to breeze through it since you're speaking naturally and comfortably, whatever your level.
So, if you are like so many of my students and want to stop surfing the internet for freebies, stop hiding behind the fear to speak, and finally pick up the map and fast track your success to confident French conversations...
...then Conversation Café is your opportunity and Christine is your guide!
And you can get access today for only £67 a month!
(That is less than the price of a coffee a day!)
You might also ask what it will cost if you stay on a French speaking plateau and you find you’re saying the same things all the time?
A single session with me is normally over £50 yet here, to make Conversation Café accessible to you, I am offering it to you, for a monthly fee of just £67.
Plus we have a 30 day, 100% unconditional money back guarantee.
Bear in mind that you’re in 4 hours of LIVE French conversations, have a carefully plotted Success Path to give you learning direction, and a vibrant community to celebrate your successes with. This is great value!
Nor will this fee creep up in time – it’s fixed for you for as long as you’re with us.
Some members told me that they managed to skip their second cup of daily coffee, and they had money left over!
What do you do now?
Just click on the orange button under this section and follow the links to join!
And don't forget the super safe 30 day guarantee!
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to join the community and Speak French. Therefore, Christine's Conversation Café comes with a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee. If you have tried everything we have to offer and still are not speaking French, then we won't make you hang around. I don't wan't unhappy money or unhappy Café members. Simply send us an email within the first 30 days of your purchase date to [email protected] with the email address you used to order your program along with the reason you’re not happy, and we’ll cancel your purchase and process your refund.
and find out what a difference the REAL French Method makes to get you speaking confidently and learning form within the conversation.
4 x Conversation Café
Private Members Facebook Group
BONUS: French Vault
BONUS: Onboarding Call
48 x Conversation Café
Private Members Facebook Group
BONUS: French Vault
BONUS: Onboarding Call
I’ve packed my passion and a lot of ways to help you speak French confidently into this community. So if it’s not the right place for you, send me an email and I will refund you.
I would much rather prefer that you take your money and invest it where you will be most happy and get results.
I just want you to unlock your bilingual potential.
Check out the Bonuses!
Four hours of LIVE conversation time PER MONTH in small groups with Christine as your learning coach (£200 value)
Exclusive Facebook group with a professional and respectful bilingual community (priceless!)
Your structured Success Path to guide your progression (£200 value)
Access the growing Vault of lessons to help you progress (£500 value)
BONUS: Access to LIVE coaching, Q&A, guest speakers and bilingual sessions with French and English people together: (£100 value)
BONUS: In a safe community you get to arrange times to have speaking practice with other members, whether French members or learners of French. (Priceless)
BONUS: Access to all the monthly packs that have built up since we opened! All yours. (Much as one member called them ‘Gold!’ £200 value)
BONUS: Free onboarding call to set you up! (Value £197)
Total value for this membership = £1,397
If all this did for you was that you get to meet a great community of other French Learners who help you get speaking confidently, too, would it be worth it?
And today, you get access to all this for only £67 monthly.
You’re seconds away . . .
When you join our community you are invited to join the private group Conversation Café (Members Only) Join in and introduce yourself.
You’ll receive an email and a weekly reminder with the private zoom code to give you access to the weekly zoom calls.
There will also be a link to ‘Book a Call’ with Christine, to arrange the best fit for you regarding the LIVE Conversation Café sessions, and discuss your Success Path to start tracking your progress.
You’ll get a password to access the Vault, where all the monthly packs are from the time we started right up to now.
Click the orange button to get started.
Now, if for some reason you don’t want these great bonuses I’m offering you a basic version of the membership.
You’ll still get your onboarding call with me.
You will get to meet everyone else each week in the zoom call, but you won’t see them in the community, meet the French members, have access to the live Q&A calls or see the guest speakers when they come.
You won’t get access to the Vault of lessons, or previous packs of discussion vocabulary.
You won't be invited to the monthly extra treat - a free group lesson, an ALL IN session to meet other members in other groups, a surprise and delight 'something' that reflects what I have picked up over our tome together!
You can get the basic version of Conversation Café for just £47 monthly.
The choice is yours.
Pick whichever version of Conversation Café is right for you.
Imagine in a couple of months from today . . .
When you’re speaking confidently in a friendly and safe community, having mastered the tricky grammar that was constantly bugging you.
There are two types of people:
Some people dread speaking French with others, but secretly wished they didn’t, and do nothing about it.
Many of us feel trapped on a plateau of learning, drifting around the internet for solutions, all of which don’t offer that valuable personal touch to shift you into the next level of speaking.
Right now, many of us feel haunted by fear, fear of judgement of what others think of us when we speak French.
Many of us feel we don’t have the time to squeeze in the most important part of learning a language – and that’s getting valuable spontaneous speaking practice.
We also feel it’s a big financial commitment, when in fact, you can come out any time you like!
What if you don’t know what to say? Yet there is constant support during every conversation, both in writing with a conversational springboard, and your teacher is part of the conversation to keep you going!
It doesn’t have to be this way!
When you join Conversation Café, things change fast!
Imagine having made bilingual friends and meeting French people who want to connect with you too and no longer having those ‘brain freeze’ moments.
Imagine looking forwards to speaking French, instead of that stomach sinking feeling of dread. Your friends will be waiting with equal excitement to share their week and progress their French in discussions and practise learning with you!
YES!! The Conversation Café is designed for people wanting to speak French from all over the world! In fact, my current students are already from over 10 countries and counting!
All you need is a laptop, tablet or smartphone, a microphone/earplugs (to join in the Conversation Café), an internet connection, and a credit card or Paypal account to pay for your membership. Easy peasy!
We’re fully confident that if you do the work you’ll see results and your French Speaking will go from strength to strength.
We can’t say what level you will achieve because right now we don’t where you are at, or what your goals are - but we can soon change that :)
We can say that our method is designed to be fun and give you the opportunity to improve your speaking!
— Imagine the next time you visit France or speak to a French family member that you are having the conversations you have always wanted.
Or, if you hit your speaking goals in 12 weeks and were easily able to maintain it without all your hard work slipping away.
We’ll help you build consistency in speaking so you can have REAL conversations, whereas other programs are often simply just lists of words or grammar rules that you don't need and take up precious time and energy!
This program is 100% virtual so there’s no need to leave the house or organise childcare!
Conversation Café meet ups happen weekly and together we can choose which level Café group you wish to attend. We have five different groups!
Café topics change monthly to keep the conversations interesting, dynamic and relevant!
BONUS: The French Vault is all uploaded into the members portal which means you can access the lessons anytime, from anywhere. New content is added on a regular basis.
BONUS: The Real French Method is delivered live and interactive so you can get all your questions answered.
Once you sign up, you’ll get easy instructions on how to get into the members portal so you can get stuck in straight away!
We meet in Zoom Video Conference meeting. There are a maximum of 8 people together in the main room (Beginner groups are often smaller, or one to one on the Premium Accelerator Course Option) and we follow a structure that suits stimulation of spontaneous conversations.
You will not be left on your own - Breakout rooms are organised and monitored so that you get to practise, then we all talk about the next learning steps, or pronunciation issues we have!
This is a membership for English speakers wanting to learn French.
English doesn't have to be your first language - one of my favourite student's first language is Cantonese, but his English was fluent enough for him to enjoy learning French.
If you are not sure - please reach out and we can answer any further questions you might have.
I offer a small number of dedicated clients private lessons to fast track their speaking success.
So if you are wanting to improve your confidence before you join Conversation Café or are needing personal teaching focused on your goals right now then private lessons might be suitable for you!
So if this sounds like you - please reach out and get in touch. I have a number of options starting with a personalised 10 week package, but don't delay as there are always limited spaces.
We have 4 levels from beginners to Masters:
Level 1 Débutants
To be arranged
Level 2 Conversers
Tuesdays 19:00 CET
Thursdays 15:00 CET
Level 3 Discoverers
Thursdays 16:00 CET
Thursdays 19:00 CET
Level 4 Master
Thursdays 18:00 CET
If a group gets full, we explore opening a new one so I would just check with Christine. Full is 6 - 8, depending on the dynamics of the group
Level 1 Débutants
You are a complete beginner and are in the process of studying in the Accelerator Course for beginners. You can do this course independently or you can book extra time for me to practise with you as you go through. (Premium Option)
Level 2 Conversers
You have completed the Accelerator Course for beginners and can have simple conversations with people. You can ask questions, answer questions, ask for clarification and you can check you have understood what is being said in a conversation. You are ready to have regular conversations in French with some helpful prompting and feedback.
You can use verbs more easily and are ready to practise the past, present and future tenses with people in spontaneous, but supported conversations.
Level 3 Discoverers
You understand French at near normal speed and are contributing to the conversations readily. You want to master the more difficult tenses and rapidly increase your vocabulary use. The perfect tense is an area you particularly want to focus on, and you like learning new expressions.
Level 4 Master
Now you can say just about what you want in more than simple terms. You are hungry to speak at normal speed in French and want to develop your understanding of idiom, culture and nitty gritty grammatical issues that you have so far put to one side!
If you are in doubt, just book a call to have a brief assessment conversation. https://bookme.name/ChristineCamm