Almaje – Languages Tutoring & Coaching That Works
Our students’ testimonials show how much more they have been able to achieve with the help of the Almaje tutors team. Your challenges in learning French and Spanish are familiar to us. Whether you want to achieve outstanding results at an exam, or pursue you ambition to think in French, and communicate like a native speaker, you are wise to seek the best support.
The 3 Magic Ingredients Of Our Recipe For Your Success
A mix of proven and more innovative methodologies
Our large “toolkit” ensures we have the methodologies needed to suit diverse learning styles and needs. A conversational approach forms the basis of our French language courses. We focus on fluent oral communication and the development of a wide vocabulary. role plays, discussion, stimulating speaking activities, grammar, the exploration of practical situations, literature and grammatical activities
A range of tutoring options, workshops and class programs
Our teaching solutions have kept evolving over the past 15 years to match the expectations and needs of students of all ages. We genuinely care about your purpose so we go beyond simple tutoring. You just have to select the formula that best suits your current skills, your objectives and your availability. Since the Covid-19 crisis, we are transposing”the Almaje way” to tutoring online on Zoom video calls and in-person in home.
Teachers with an authentic experience and love of the French culture and language.
Almaje tutors are all native French speakers. They also understand the values of our Australian multicultural society. So they can help you bridge the potential cultural gaps and make you feel at ease with the French culture.
Our team has years of teaching experience and a common passion about the French language. Almaje’s enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable instructors may have different personalities, but they all achieve great results. And they know how to inspire you to practice your new skills more and more.
The stability and clear commitment of our team has been a critical part of our recipe for your success over the past 15 years.
Meet Our Dedicated Team Focused On Your Progress
Principal and Head Coach of Almaje Linguae Scholae
Marilyne combines a very personal approach with a highly professional teaching method. As a native French speaker, with 30 years of teaching students, from early childhood to adults, she works with the needs of her groups to develop their speaking, grammatical and cultural knowledge in French.
From an exceptional teaching career…
Marilyne’s love of French was born at The Sorbonne in Paris where she studied Linguistics and Literature. She taught French at “Lycée Français de San Salvador” in Central America, then in Australia, at Sophia Mundi Rudolf Steiner School, St Michael’s Grammar School and at Monash Uni.
… To excellence in her own language school
Marilyne created Almaje Scholae Linguae in 1999, to tutor and coach students at beginner, intermediate, advanced and tertiary levels, providing groups classes and private lessons to high school students and adults. She also runs customised programs for teachers and corporations.
Like all great coaches Marilyne keeps her students accountable and focused on achieving their very best, whatever their objectives: VCE and IB French or the DELF-DALF certifications required to study or work in France. She is both demanding and inspiring when it is needed, because she cares about her students’ success and respects parents’ efforts to give them the best possible opportunities.
I want all my students to share the pleasure I get from our beautiful French language. I have a passion for helping everyone experience the unique excitment of feeling part of another culture.
French and Spanish Tutor
Sharing his understanding and love of languages
Jean-Marc has joined his wife Marilyne to give Australians a better understanding of how languages work and of how to enjoy the experience of a different and rich culture through the discovery of its language.
He is an experienced tutor specialising in French and Spanish for adults. Jean-Marc runs classes, conversation groups, and private lessons either face-to-face or online.
He is passionate about sharing his love of languages built over years of working and living in Latin America combined with his French education and earlier diplomatic career. His quiet style and his sense of humour combined with a structured approach make Jean-Marc’s classes effective and enjoyable.
I like to play with the language, so grammar becomes easy to learn and vocabulary a pleasant tool for communication. A calm and free from stress class is the best for practicing French. A bientôt.
A high energy tutor who shares her love of the French language
Marie is a linguist by training and she has been teaching for 12+ years in France and Australia.
I have always been passionate about the French language, its richness, its beauty and its complexity.I also love to travel, and discover new cultures. That is why I decided to become a teacher, a profession that I have always found so rewarding and enriching.
A Tutor Passionate About Effective Communication
Françoise has been a French tutor for over 10 years in Melbourne. She came to Australia with multiple degrees from the University of Paris X. Having learnt 5 foreign languages as a student and during her business career, she understands the challenges that everyone faces along the journey from absolute beginner to being fully bilingual: children in primary school aiming for immersion/accelerated or bilingual programs; high school and uni students seeking to get the course they want in Australia or France through high scores at VCE, IB and DELF; and adults wanting to enjoy the French culture or to work in France. Françoise brings to tutoring the skills she developed as mentor and effective-communication coach.
Additionally, she is the curator of the Almaje page on Facebook www.facebook.com/Schoolae/. Always keen to help her students of all ages practice their French skills, she selects a wide range of posts. Françoise wants her students to have fun. She sees this as an easy and good way to complement the structured learning in classes or private lessons.
Although living in Melbourne for years, I love France, its history, language, culture, and regional diversity. I want to equip my students with the skills to communicate in French as naturally as they would in English and help you love France and French.
An experienced French tutor
Urszula has worked in schools in which she designed and implemented the French programmes and coordinated the schools’ multi-language programmes. She has worked as a Regional Consultant for Languages and as a Curriculum Programs Officer for French in Victoria.
She has travelled extensively in France and in Francophone countries. She has been a recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Language Teaching Fellowship and has experience working and studying in France and at the University of Montreal. Attendance at World French Teaching Congress events has given her a broad perspective on the teaching of French in many countries.
She builds confidence and a sense of success in each of her students.
I structure my lessons according to the individual needs, interests and expectations of each student. I build their communication skills in French and I enjoy integrating a deeper understanding of French culture into every learning task.
Stimulating students for success at VCE-IB
Caroline is a native French speaker with a deep commitment to helping her students achieve at least, and often beyond, what they, or their parents, thought they could achieve at IB and VCE.
Her experience with students in a renowned private school gives her extra insights in supporting students of all abilities. She tailors her tutoring to students’, personalities, specific skills and objectives. Her very focused lessons ensures they are well-equipped for their exams and achieve their personal best.