French tête-à-tête

    French Tuition

    French tête-à-tête offers the opportunity to learn and practice French language skills as if immersed in the country with lessons conducted (almost) exclusively in French.

    French tête-à-tête has a variety of services for children, teenagers and adults, including conversation groups, face-to-face or online individual tuition, workshops and tours of the Abbotsford Convent in French. Professional development for teachers is also available on request.

    Delphine Laboureau-Ormancey is a French native speaker and a registered VCE teacher with more than 20 years experience in education, both in Australia and overseas. She is an experienced tutor with people from all walks of life.


    “I just wanted to say how thankful I am for everything you have done for me this year. You've allowed my love for the language and skills to blossom, and I am ever so appreciative. Merci pour tout,” Daphne from Princess Hill Secondary College.

    “I am very glad we found you – you have been terrific for Robin and I know Mark [my husband] enjoys coming to [Conversation Classes]. Merci beaucoup pour tout Delphine,” Professor Andrea Witcomb. Robin was in Year 12 at the Victorian College of the Arts, Secondary College.

    “Thanks a lot for all your help! I learnt a lot but mostly improved my speaking and listening skills. It was great and a year of extraordinary work. You are a nice person. So, thanks a lot, Delphine,” Caitlin from Ivanhoe Grammar.

    “Thank you very much Delphine for all your help this year. It was very useful and I had a good time,” Helen from Northcote Secondary College.

    “Thank you for tutoring Xavier these last 2 years. Without your expertise, he would be in a far worse position going into the exams,” Margaret Doherty. Xavier was in Year 12 at Xavier College.

    “Merci Delphine. Thank you so much for being my teacher. I have very much enjoyed our lessons. Thank you also for the additional support in preparation for my travels. Best regards and with appreciation,” Samara Adamson-Pinczewski, painter & grant recipient to Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.