The difference between being in France and being at home in France

Who we are

FrenchExpress was created in 1994 by Sylvie Galli.

Born in Cannes and a teacher of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) for more than 25 years, she graduated in History and Literature.

We offer

Group and individual courses, absolute beginners to advanced students

Classes timed to your schedule and availability

Intensive residential and cross-cultural courses

Specialized vocabulary training for your profession or business sector

Private courses at your office, yacht or villa, or by video chat

Courses “à la carte”

Every student is unique… so why should every French course be the same?


At FrenchExpress, we understand that our students have different requirements, not only in terms of their level of ability but also with regard to their objectives, learning preferences, and schedules. That’s why we’ve developed a “menu” of course adapted to your specific needs.

Learn French via Skype

You want to work on your conversationnal French but you don’t have much time ?
You live abroad but you are keen on a French teacher ?

Early mornings / evenings and weekend sessions possible.

Learn to speak like a native

with native speakers

French lessons

Sylvie Galli

A native of Cannes with a master’s degree from the Paris-­Sorbonne University, Sylvie Galli has been working with expats on the Côte d’Azur as a French teacher and cross‑cultural coach since 1990. Since founding FrenchExpress in 1994, she has taught countless private and business clients from all over the world. A fluent English speaker and natural networker, Sylvie has a passion for sharing her love of her native language and country with her international students, many of whom become fast friends. More than a teacher, Sylvie is a true educator who has spent years developing her own teaching methods and materials, and sharing this invaluable knowledge with her team. In her free time she adores cooking for friends, hiking and cycling in the mountains or singing in her choir.

French lessons

Fanny Goudour

The newest member of the FrenchExpress team, Fanny Goudour was born and raised on the French Riviera. She completed her studies in communication, event management and language at the University of Montpellier, then spent a year backpacking in New Zealand. After returning to France, she worked in advertising and marketing roles before discovering her talent for teaching. Now fully trained in FrenchExpress methods, she especially enjoys working with younger students and children. When she isn’t with a student, you might find her writing short stories, going to the gym, or hiking in the mountains.

What they say about us

Testimonial FrenchExpress

Robin

I have been studying with Sylvie for 4 years on Skype.   I met Sylvie as a beginner.   Given her passion for teaching and unique techniques I was able to make significant advances quickly.  In addition to making the learning process enjoyable,  I feel very comfortable with Sylvie.   I have studied with many French teachers and she is by far the best.  

Nikky

Nikki McMillan

Household Manager, currently lives in London

FrenchExpress is an invaluable introduction to the South of France for all internationals.

Sylvie’s teaching methods provide a fun; concise and fast way of learning all aspects of living and communicating in French at all levels. Each lesson is current, interesting and with emphasis on conversation gives such confidence to learn and progress.

FrenchExpress has provided an essentials skill for more than a decade in my work as an hoiusehold manager and a lifelong friend in Sylvie!

Kim Watt

Sylvie and Fanny are both wonderful, patient teachers. They make the learning process fun, and are always flexible and helpful when it comes to timing and location of classes. I recommend them without reservation!

Nathalie Zamolo

Sylvie Galli qui dirige FrenchExpress est reconnue à Sophia Antipolis depuis de nombreuses années pour ses qualités professionnelles telles que son dynamisme, sa fiabilité, son adaptibilité, sa ponctualité. Il lui tient à cœur d’accompagner ses élèves le plus efficacement dans l’apprentissage de la langue française.

Ayant travaillé avec elle en tant que Responsable Ressources Humaines dans des sociétés internationales sophiapolitaines comme Infineon, Wipro et Riviera Waves, j’ai pu voir de nombreux élèves étrangers très rapidement évoluer et parler couramment français grace à elle, quel que soit leur niveau de démarrage dans l’apprentissage.

But don’t just take our word for it!

With all of our many years of experience, we’re confident that we can offer you the language training solution that’s right for you.

How confident are we?
Just take a look at our long list of 

Among many other clients

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