Rise #31 – Right now is the best time to start your journey in French


Are you on a journey to regain love with yourself like me (Rapha)? Try setting goals for yourself. Try an impossible challenge. And start right now, because right now is always the best time to start.

Trial and error + not giving up + long term marathons = is a recipe that has worked for others. Why should it not work for you?

One of my top priority goals right now? Helping 10 diamonds becoming fluent in French! One small group at a time!

#the #alt #French

Rise 30 – Get 50% cashback for showing up in your journey towards fluency

A question I get a lot: How does the 50% cashback work?

Basically, if you show up at all group learning sessions with your coach, you get at 50% cashback that you can apply to your monthly fee for the following month. The promotion ends in month 3.

I believe that success starts with showing up. So in my view, you simply get rewarded for being successful!

Also, it sounds obvious but I am not here to “trap you” or “catch you” not showing up or failing, quite the opposite in fact! This is designed to catch you being successful! And the best part is that it doesn’t depend on me at all: it only depends on you!

Besides, motivation is more important than anything else when it comes to put in the work and the effort! If the financial incentive can help you stay motivated, then it is worth every penny!


For Rubies and Diamonds:

• Month 1 – from 13th July 2020 to 12th August 2020
• Month 2 – from 13th August 2020 to 12th September 2020 inclusive
• Month 3 – from 13th September 2020 to 12th October 2020 inclusive

For Baby Warriors:
• Month 1 – from 17th July 2020 to 16th August 2020
• Month 2 – from 17th August 2020 to 16th September 2020 inclusive
• Month 3 – from 17th September 2020 to 16th October 2020 inclusive

Rise #29 – Play by your own rules!

Answer to a question I get a lot:
Would you mind explaining the levels?

– Baby Warriors – first time learners
– Diamonds – Beginners-Inter
– Rubys – Intermediate-Adv
– Crystals – Advanced- Fluent!

I don’t believe in sub levels so much. Motivation is more important imo.

You might be able to join the Rubys if you are an advanced Diamond who is motivated, and you might feel more comfortable mastering the lower level first and being a strong link there.

I will give you my opinion and sometimes strongly 😅, because I care about your progress! Your motivation will always prevail over my opinion.Why? Because, I believe that life is a game where you learn and grow more if you start playing by your won rules.

So? Don’t follow my advice, but follow your intuition. That’s my ultimate advice to you!

Rise #28 – Grateful to the amazing community!

I am grateful to the amazing French Conversations Community: each time you make me a better person!

Thanks to Divya for catching when I am sometimes a jerk!
Thanks to Jeanne for her incredible energy!
Thanks to all of you who trusted this journey so far!

I am very happy to welcome Narinder from Sydney and Diane from Ohio in our wonderful community!

Happy weekend to all French learners!

Stay immersed, however way that you found and that works for you! Let’s all become fluent in French, one day at a time!

Ps: a little picture of our Casual Saturday with their consent 🙂

Rise #27 – Success starts with the courage to make mistakes


If you are afraid to make a mistake, you will never succeed. If you avoid making mistakes all the time, you won’t do better than the average students produced by the entire French School system. 

Instead, be honest with yourself. Acknowledge that you need to study a certain chapter (like for example le subjonctif), allow yourself to make a mistakes. Give yourself a real chance. Never entertain the fear again! It’s imported from a broken system. 

Then only, you will master the language and yes, in time and progressively: you will rise to fluency. 

@ French Conversations 

We have high goals, we follow a blue print and we surround ourselves with highly motivated (and amazing) French learners.