Our students talk about AFSF
It is a delight to recommend Stephen de Gery with whom I have taken conversation, techniques de conversation and vocabulaire, regions of France, and had informal translation assistance outside of class. He is a marvellous teacher, enthusiastic and challenging, but encouraging to students of all levels, eager to engage each individual within the class-- motivating each to learn and to do more each time.
- Murray Sperber
I took French at AF from the beginning classes up to Intermediate 2 and would recommend them to anyone. Stephen was the instructor for this class. He was great.
- Patricia Fonseca
I had Stephen as a private tutor and he was wonderful! As a language instructor myself (in English), I know how challenging it can be to make lessons engaging, fun and practical all at the same time. He definitely hit all of those areas!
- Melanie Dobbs
It is truly a pleasure to recommend Stephen
de Gery, with whom I took one session of Advanced French, and several sessions of Technique de Conversation last year. I immediately felt at ease in Stephen's class, despite having taken an extended break from the French language prior to taking his class. Stephen is a teacher in the true sense of the word. He clearly cares about his students, and encourages them to come out of their shells. His animation and enthusiasm never diminish during the course of each class, even when students come unprepared, or the class' energy lags, as inevitably happens on occasion. He uses humor and theatrical body language to engage students and help them understand the nuances of French language and culture. I hope to take another class with Stephen as soon as possible.
- Elena Kastritsis
I'm taking Avancé with Stephen de Gery and I can say he is the best. His class is always fun and I'm always looking forward to my class on Thursdays. I have improved my language skills a lot, and I really appreciate the patience and great teaching skills of Stephen.
- Claudia Sosa
I am currently taking Stephen's Avancé B class and I love it. My French has improved immensely, in no small part due to Stephen's excellent teaching. Plus, he's hilarious. I've taken classes at Alliance Francaise for a couple of years, starting at Niveau 2 and it's been fantastic. I also highly recommend Houcine -- he's a great teacher too.
- Eunice James