Learn French. Feel Good.

Conquer French on Your Terms, with Expert Teaching and Guidance from Ellie.

Simple and flexible choices to learn French as an adult

"Now when we go to France, people reply to us in French!"
Jo Pratt - French Holiday Home Owner. French Room student since 2019

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Some of my latest *Tutos from Bonjour Brilliance. 
Self-Paced French learning course.

* Tuto = a short French tutorial 

I regularly send you freshly minted French Tutos direct to your inbox when you subscribe to Bonjour Brilliance.

I want to make it easy for you to learn French and be as inspired by it as I am!
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How do you say "oui"?

A Tuto from Bonjour Brilliance discovering how you say "oui" and what it reveals about you?
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Le Dîner de Cons

A Tuto from Bonjour Brilliance understanding the joke. "Il s'appele Juste LeBlanc!"
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Confidence in French

A Tuto from Bonjour Brilliance. How Confidence naturally fluctuates in language learning.
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Increase your vocab

A Tuto from Bonjour Brilliance giving you some ideas on how to increase your French vocabulary.
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And when you sign up for the Bonjour Brilliance course you have access to all the archives from this year AND a full library of tutorials covering grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and reading.
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Some of my latest Tutos from the FREE French library*

*Library of 294 plus tutorials Free with any Bonjour Brilliance subscription 
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Rising Intonation

A Tuto from our French Pronunciation Library explaining rising and falling pronunciation.
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Bon/ bien. Which one?

A Tuto from our French Grammar Library demystifying commonly confused words.
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The word "coup"

A Tuto from our French Vocabulary Library showing the versatility of the word "coup".
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Sur la terrasse

A Tuto from our French Listening Library with the latest from a typical French terrasse.
And get the full library FREE - Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Listening, Reading.

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The French Room stands out with an impressive 4.4 Trustpilot rating, far surpassing the average French language school's 3.3 rating. Rest assured you are making a good choice.

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Le et La.

A Tuto from Level 1 FREE mini-course.
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Introducing "être"

A Tuto from Level 2 FREE mini-course.
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"IR" Verbs

A Tuto from Level 3 FREE mini-course.
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L'imparfait

A Tuto from Level 4 FREE mini-course.
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Find out What it's like learning at The French Room

👨‍💻The French Room students love 💓 learning!

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Feel your French confidence shine

Encouraging and fills me full of confidence
Nicky Poulton (UK)
Don't feel scared to try. Reach your ambition.
Ryan Johnson (UK)
One of the highlights of my week!
Hanz Pelz (UK)
I have tried many different routes but for the first time feel that I am making real progress.
Seamusog Gallagher (UK)

Learn with people like you

It feels really authentic, real French with loads of useful, idiomatic and colloquial phrases! Everyone is a committed learner and really supportive of each other
Sarah Stern (UK)

Makes French part of your life

Week by week the language becomes a part of one’s everyday life. The flexibility and variety from grammar to cookery exceeds anything I could have imagined.
Nikki Herbert (UK)

French you can use in France

I’ve spent many years on and off trying to improve my French. The French Room has seen the best outcomes for the investment by far. My motivation is maintained and I’ve seen a massive difference when in France. 
NICKY brand (Australia)

Be part of the community

A really enjoyable community of french speakers, with lots of opportunities to enjoy aspects of french culture in different ways, virtually and in real life.
Lisa mcnamara (UK)

Sophisticated online resources

Son site Web est sophistiqué, donc vous pouvez également trouver de nombreuses ressources en dehors de vos cours. Tout cela avec des tarifs abordables en plus !
Ekin G (United arab emirates)

Immerse yourself in French

The course offerings are plentiful from tutos, private lessons, group lessons, book club, etc. I have participated in and enjoyed them all. Ellie’s grasp of the language, her teaching style and positive encouragement makes the learning process an enjoyable experience.  I highly recommend TFR and Ellie if you are looking for an immersive, positive avenue to learn the French language.
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An international French language school for adults around the world. 100% Online learning.

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What happens when you step into The French Room?

👨‍💻  A place where you conquer French, one small considered step at a time.

  • Flexible learning schedule
  • Expert tutor
  • Comprehensive lesson library
  • Personalised feedback

Coucou! I'm Ellie, the heart and soul behind The French Room. Let me personally introduce you to what sets us apart here.

With 13 years of experience teaching French to adults and more than 10,000 hours of live teaching, I'm committed to making your language-learning journey as fulfilling as possible.

I understand the juggle of life, which is why I've crafted my courses to offer you the ultimate in flexibility. Dive into French at your own pace with my online self-study programme, Bonjour Brilliance. And if you thrive on face-to-face interaction, join me for lively, in-person classes where we can dive deep into the language face-to-face. Whatever your schedule, I’m here to make your French learning journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible.


How's your French?

👩‍🎓 I'm here to support you every step of the way

I'm excited to introduce you to Bonjour Brilliance, your daily French study companion with a difference. What sets Bonjour Brilliance apart from other options on the market?

It's simple: its unique blend of flexibility, personalised support, and real-world relevance.

With Bonjour Brilliance, you're not just learning French; you're immersing yourself in a tailored experience designed to fit seamlessly into your busy life. From the free curated library of dynamic tutorials you receive with it to my regular contact through email, messenger, and personalised assignments, you'll receive the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Plus, this approach to teaching French in a real-life, useful way ensures that you'll not only learn the language but also thrive in real-world situations. Join me today and experience the Bonjour Brilliance difference first hand!

* Includes a free lesson library of 269 Tutos, where you can benefit from my teaching anytime you please.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain with a free 14-day trial. Cancel anytime.

👩‍🎓 Enter the live classroom

Let me now introduce you to the live, interactive part of The French Room where you get to study and practise all your French knowledge and your speaking skills in particular.

My live online classes are rooted in Kolb's teaching methodology.

Learn through actual experience, reflect on your progress, grasp language rules and practice speaking—all while making friends with your Professeur and fellow learners. They are skilfully designed to boost your confidence and fluency in a truly supportive and interactive environment.

Seats are limited to just 8 learners per group class.
Private Class sessions also available.

Don't put it off!

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Want help getting started?

Book a FREE 15 MINUTE Consultation with me your dedicated tutor Ellie and get help getting off the starting blocks!
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Guarantees from me for your French learning

The French Room was founded by me in 2015. It has grown in popularity and is international, but I still run it as a small, boutique language school with the same level of interest and investment in my students as I have always had. 
If you learn here you will get to know me and your fellow students just as you would in a bricks and mortar language school in your town. 
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Ellie Louis founder and sole professuer at The French Room

Guarantees:
Learn French. Feel Good.

I guarantee the following when you study with me.
  • 100% Ad free environment 
  • Privacy and safety in all aspects of your involvement with the school
  • Flexibility of your usage of the services both for Self-Study and Live Classes
  • Options to opt in or out of emails and other communications as suits you
  • Openness to feedback and suggestions from you to make improvements

🆕 Even more resources and support for your learning experience

As you get more familiar with The French Room you will discover all these bonus extras 
  • Cultural events e.g live cooking, book clubs, charity quizzes
  • Free blog articles on learning techniques, motivation and inspiration and guides on current French culture 
  • Free newsfeed of newspaper articles keeping you up to date with real French right here on The French Room site
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£19.99 a Month

Learn French Self-Study Programme - 15 Min Tutos

  • 15 minute video classes (Tutos)
  • Expert tutor guidance
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From £11 per Hour

French Conversation Classes in a Group 

  • 6 levels from beginner to fluent
  • Maximum 8 people
  • Focus on conversational French
  • Learn with learners at your level
  • Pay as you go or save with a class pass

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From £45 per Hour

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  • Personal one-to-one tutoring
  • Personalised learning plan
  • Focus on conversational French
  • 30 minute or 1 hour session
  • Pay as you go or save with a class pass

👩‍🎓 Ellie Louis 
French Professeur + Founder

Imagine the transformation from being embarrassed to speak French to becoming confident and appreciated for your skills.

At 21, I faced that very challenge when my school French didn't work in my real life in France. Somewhere along the line those shaky, scary first steps turned into a determination to be confident in the language and be accepted as a local. And it happened!

Years later, I wondered; "What if the way I had learnt could work for other people too?" Then the opportunity came up to teach a French evening class.

The reaction and results took me completely by surprise. My new adult learners proved that they could all master French and be confident using it. They were learning with me in an English secondary school evening class. And now I see that same passion, enthusiasm and determination everyday I teach online. It's thrilling to hear how doing this one thing so positively affects people's confidence in so many ways.

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