As a rusty intermediate level French speaker, I undertook a series of one on one lessons with Vanessa with the aim of reconnecting with the French language and improving my communication skills. Vanessa conducted each lesson in a professional manner; she was committed, patient and always offered lots of encouragement. Vanessa offered flexibility in the scheduling and rescheduling of lessons. The lessons were interesting, engaging, well planned and tailored to my level and context i.e. business French. Furthermore, lessons incorporated speaking, listening, reading and writing elements and were reinforced by corresponding les devoirs. Vanessa helped me gain confidence in and improve my language skills whilst reigniting my passion for French language, society and culture. I would highly recommend Vanessa to anybody wishing to learn French or improve a current level of French language skills. She is an excellent teacher and a very kind and friendly person.