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Master the art of French

Fun and custom-made lessons

to help you dive into French culture

You will Learn how to



easily and spontaneously in French



your French

vocabulary and grammar

with tips and advice


Dive into

unexplored French culture with cinema & literature


Bonjour, I'm Mickaël

Certified French Teacher with

10+ Years of Professional Experience

I am a French Afro-Caribbean teacher from Paris living in New York since 2016. 

I worked for :

  • the French Institute of Alliance Française

  • Columbia University and,

  • Idlewild Bookstore.

I gave private lessons to :

  • Ivy-League college students and

  • professionals

  • Artists including Grammy Award and Emmy Award winners.

I also translated and provided linguistic and cultural expertise for :

  • documentary films for television (Netflix, US Network) and projection at Princeton University.

  • Commercials.

After bilingual studies of law and English in France and in the UK, I’ve worked and taught in campus and schools in the US, Europe, West Africa and the Middle-East.

I love traveling and meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures. I am passionate about cinema, politics and food.

I love avocado toasts, dogs and croissants!

Classes and Courses


Beginner Course

You will learn :

  • how to fully introduce yourself and someone else.

  • how to ask and understand basic questions.

  • how to communicate when traveling with different games and exercises.


Advanced Beginner Course

You will learn :

  • how to speak about past actions.

  • how how to express an opinion.

  • how to ask and to answer complex questions.


Intermediate Course

In a completely immersive French class,

you will learn :

  • how to master advanced grammar.

  • how to express complex opinions

  • how to speak spontaneously on any topic. (Culture, politics, etc.)

  • how to use advanced colloquial French.


Advanced Intermediate

Study French-speaking cultures through literature and other forms of arts.

You will learn :

  • how to master French grammar and boost your vocabulary with a weekly selection of French excerpts of French literature.

  • how to debate on contemporary social or political cultural differences.


Film Club in French

One of the best ways to learn French is to watch movies in French and discuss about it.

You will learn :

  • how to express an opinion on a film in French.

  • how to debate in French.

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Angel Blue,
Met Opera Singer and
Grammy-Award winner

FrenchClassNYC has been a bright light to me during the pandemic. Mickael is a very insightful and patient teacher. He uses fun and easy-to-understand group exercises to help further one's understanding of the French language. I've really enjoyed being a student of FrenchClassNYC.

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Morgan Kass,
NY TIMES bestselling author of
THE 100 series

French class with Mickael is one of the highlights of my week. He's a knowledgeable, skilled, and patient teacher, and never makes you feel self-conscious about speaking--even if your French is really rusty. He has a real talent for facilitating group discussions, and I love hearing his  smart (and often hilarious) insights into the differences between French and American culture. He also has a fantastic sense of humor which makes class extra fun. My French improved dramatically over the course of a few weeks, and served me very well when I was on book tour in France. I was able to make conversation with readers at my events which made the whole experience feel extra special.

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Lauren Wolkenstein,
Filmmaker and Producing Director of Ava Duvernay's Queen Sugar series

I feel like I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time, and I would love to take your next level of courses when I return from my directing gig this summer

What people say

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