I’m Cécilia, and I’ll be your teacher at Hello French. I’m so excited you’ve made the decision to start learning (or reviving) French! Here are a few things I’d like you to know about me:
I was born and raised in Paris, immersed in traditional French values and Parisian culture. Since moving to the U.S. 15 years ago, I have spent time beaching & studying in Miami and hustling in New York City, eventually making Brooklyn my home.
I’ve been teaching French for over a decade, privately tutoring and leading group workshops for all ages and skill levels. My background in linguistics and the performing arts has helped me craft a teaching method that my students find highly effective.
Most importantly, I find the best way for students to learn (and for me to teach) is through a fun, interactive, and culturally-rich environment. That means no outdated textbooks, no boring grammar lectures, and no bullshit.
I studied Linguistics at New York University and Romance Languages (French and Spanish) at Hunter College (City University of New York) where I graduated Summa Cum Laude.
I also studied Theatre at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and graduated from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (Film & TV).
I am fluent in Spanish and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).
2019: Leading a Corporate Workshop at Prose: 10-Week French Language and Culture workshop, including culinary tastings.
2018: Instructing at Kiddy and Junior Classes (International School in Bruxelles, Belgium): Daily French courses for international students taught exclusively in French.
2015 - 2016: Leading a Workshop for Performing Artists: Bi-weekly 2-hour Arts + Current Events conversational group lessons.
2013: Teaching at Act French New York: 3-hour Basic French, including acting games and wine and cheese tastings.
- Co-Founder: J&P Creative Boutique Agency (Paris & NYC)
- Language learning consultant
- Voice-Over artist (represented by Innovative Artists): French and English Voice-Overs for TV & Radio commercials in the U.S. and Canada. Hear some of my work with brands like Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs here.
2020 - 2022
Senior Digital Content Manager at Sopexa USA
2019 - 2020:
Social Media Manager at Andie Swim
2011 - 2017:
- Actor (Theatre & Film with accent reduction training)
- Model (represented by Major Model Management) - SAG-AFTRA Member