Below is a list of reviews written on my French classes and method, audiobooks and work in general, as well as related articles published in the press. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
"Camille is most interested in building the confidence of adults who may read French but are afraid to speak it"
"I recently finished the Pimsleur and Michel Thomas French courses from complete beginner to advanced. And still, I'm only able to carry on the barest of conversations and cannot understand people speaking in French film. The reason is that -- although both courses are great at forcing you to speak outloud -- neither gives enough breadth of understanding, in terms of vast numbers of verbs, street pronunication and usage, an in-depth knowledge of how the language is structured, and most important, a massive induction into asking and answering questions, which is the basis of all conversation. Camille is truly the one-stop, all-inclusive, and step-by-step teacher for people wanting to truly speak Français... to the French! It takes real work, but I would go nowhere else."
-- H.L. MacAdam, Writer, Kaua'i U.S.A
Reviews of "Une Semaine à Paris, a traveler's guide with a novel twist" audiobook
I have been writing, editing and publishing learning materials for the corporate market for 25 years and I find Camille's, Une Semaine à Paris to be one of the most effective learning packages that I've seen on any subject for the adult learner.
Michael Brassard, President, Lean Materials, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Une Semaine à Paris - A traveler's guide with a novel twist is an upbeat and endlessly useful tool for beginning/intermediate French students as well as visitors to Paris.
5 out of 5 stars.
Laura K lawless, developer/guide of French.About.com
I can warmly recommend "Une semaine à Paris" to students and teachers alike.
Dr Jonathan Walker, Cambridge UK.
"I highly recommend this book. The audio is outstanding!"
"This is a guide any traveler to Paris needs to have in their library."
"Even after living in Paris as a student, and visiting it several times as an adult, I have found that I consult the book when I plan my visits! Every chapter makes you feel as if you were there. Ahhh, Paris!"
"Thanks for such a wonderful resource and great suggestions"
"just the material I've been looking for"
My work and unique method have been featured in newspapers and magazine articles:
Interview in "The Boston Globe" - 08/12/2007
by Cindy Cantrell - NorthWest insert, People section.
Camille "is most interested in building the confidence of adults who may read French but are afraid to speak it".
Interview in "Le Journal Français" - 01/2007
by Sohini Gogel - full page section Entreprendre.
"Camille adore ses cours et aime rire, parler avec ses élèves et établir une relation de confiance et de confidence avec eux lors des conversations."
"I enjoy the format of phone conversation"
"Camille calls me at our scheduled time, and we chat about a variety of topics - movies, weekend activities, pets, French customs, and when needed, we practice grammar exercises. I have learned a great deal and am becoming more comfortable with carrying on a real conversation. I also enjoy the format of a phone conversation, as I must rely exclusively on my knowledge of the language rather than watching for the speaker's gestures or facial expressions for context clues."
Angela Kennedy - French teacher
"Variety and flexibility make this an ideal learning experience!"
"This course was ideal for flexibility in learning another Romance language without going over the basics of grammar that are so similar to Spanish. This flexibility allowed me to progress in less than a year to the Intermediate level, and Camille invites you to speak in French about subjects that interest you, so it is a fun and exciting experience too! Camille as a native speaker gives an incredibly useful perspective on French culture and attitudes as well as the likely reactions to different styles of speaking. Having been to Paris since the lessons, I know how useful her teaching is! Warning: addictive!" Stuart Wamsley Junior