It’s dangerous to assume that everyone knows and will conform to US business practices.

The French-speaking world is a complex organism with subtle, yet distinct differences from the US and its European neighbors. ‘Western’ culture is in no way a homogenous entity; blindly applying the management styles, marketing strategies, sales techniques, and HR practices (the list goes on!) that work so well for you in the US will likely get you in trouble abroad.

In a globalized market, it’s imperative that you actively adapt your business practices to meet the specific expectations of your intended markets.

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Simple translation isn’t enough. It must be paired with a fully-realized, contextualized understanding of your specific market and client base in order to be effective. After all, you wouldn’t cater to someone from New York City in the same way as a rural audience from the South West, for example. Why treat your international markets any differently?

We offer full-service localization services to maximize your impact and profits:

  • Contextualized Translation with a focus on native tone, register, and style
  • Copy Writing for focused content that doesn’t exist in your translated material
  • Project Management for: expanding into new markets, new products, new clients
  • Communication Audit to discern how your management style reflects the hierarchical expectations of your locale
  • HR Coaching for understanding how expectations relating to CVs, cover letters, and interviews vary
  • SEO Optimization
  • UX Front-End Frameworking
  • Write Copy that meets the expectations

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You deserve a localization, globalization, and internationalization process that respects the unique identity of your business and products; your brand will still stay true to itself while adapting culture, management, sales, and communication styles to Francophone counterparts.

We adapt our services to reflect the intersection of your brand, your international market, and the culture of the specific regions and industries in which you work.

Why ‘TMF’

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Like a thumbprint, no two clients are the same.

Your French-speaking clientsemployeesmanagerspartners, and offices do not share one single cultural identity. They’re French, Belgian, Swiss, Luxembourgish, African, or Canadian. They’re individuals with different personalities and backgrounds. 

You deserve a localization, globalization, and internationalization process that appreciates this diversity and crafts a custom plan which will adapt your company’s culture, management, sales, and communication styles to Francophone counterparts in order to ensure smooth integration and efficient workflow despite the cultural variances that can often create conflict or hinder success in international environments.

Private Lessons

Communication is one of the defining characteristics of the human experience.

When we tell someone a story or ask for directions, we’re not just using simple words; body language, inflection, timing, gestures, and cultural references are seamlessly intertwined to send a cohesive message.

Because communication is so layered, we teach everything in tandem. You will learn vocabulary, grammar, and verbs each lesson through exercises that strengthen reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Classic ‘classroom’ French doesn’t work because it uses stale, out-of-date textbooks which fail to contextualize information and present it in a dynamic way. So, we create our own teaching materials from current French resources like the news, movies, YouTube, Facebook posts, and novels.

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Verb tenses
Spoken vs. Written
Formal vs. Informal


Spoken French
Speech patterns


Ordering food
Meeting people
Getting a job


Body language
French handwriting

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Bradley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in French, linguistics, and anthropology; a certificate from the Université de Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle in French Linguistics from; and a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Professional French Master’s Program with a focus on intercultural business and international marketing.


For us, the goal of successful language learning is to create a realistic persona of who you would be and how you would talk if you grew up speaking French.

The Teach Me Français blog series is your key to a fully immersive language-learning experience without having to leave home. No French student should be ‘penalized’ because they can’t spend time abroad.

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Our posts will expose you to a myriad of techniques and resources to build up a strong understanding of the language from a cultural aspect. From learning kids nursery rhymes and mnemonic devices to understanding how French CVs work, we’ll go through it all together.

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Check out what people are saying about Teach Me Français!

TMF is the best! Last year I started a job that required business level proficiency in French. I took French in high school and college, but it had been over 20 years since I’d used it in day-to-day interactions. I hired TMF to help me brush up on my grammar and vocabulary, learn about the French Canadian business culture, and understand and apply the nuances of the Quebecois dialect. Bradley is an amazing teacher. He delivered lessons that were engaging, relevant and tailored to both my current level and where I wanted to be. In addition, having recently worked for a Quebecois company, Bradley was uniquely positioned to provide the cultural context that I needed to be successful in my job. He is incredibly knowledgeable and endlessly patient–capped off by a great sense of humor! Bradley helped me to achieve all of my goals and more in a very short time.

Kylie S.

I found an excellent tutor with Teach Me Français – very patient, open-minded, and fun! Very knowledgeable about French culture too and will often incorporate it in sessions, so language learning has more of a context than you may find in a traditional grammar class. Work with them – you won’t regret it!

Cecilia T.


All first-time clients receive a free 30-minute consultation!