Thank you so much for your help and expertise while I was in France- I spoke French several times while traveling through other countries this past month, and I thought of you while doing so! I would strongly recommend you to future au pairs! Juliana, September 2014

I have just returned from a stay near Valbonne where I had the pleasure of taking some French lessons with Héléne Delbouys.  During my week long stay I spent 1.5-2 hours each morning with Hélène speaking French in a café overlooking the beautiful countryside of Valbonne.  From the first time that I met Hélène I found her warm and friendly and very easy to talk to.  I really like her method of teaching in that she lets you speak, helping where required (only resorting to English if absolutely necessary) and during this time Hélène notes down any new vocabulary or points of grammar and at the end of the lesson she goes through these with you.  This means that your concentration is not constantly being broken by interruptions and allows you to retain the things learned in each lesson.  Hélène was also happy to discuss subjects that I found helpful or interesting and she prepared the lesson for the next day based on the things that I had mentioned would be useful to cover. If you want a relaxed, interesting and enjoyable way to learn or improve your level of French then I can highly recommend spending some time with Hélène. 
Carrie Whitwell, June 2014

If you are considering starting french lessons, then look no further. Helene has been my french tutor, on an individual basis, for nearly 3 years and I would highly recommend her.
She is a wonderful teacher, extremely encouraging, very personable and, above all, the lessons are fun, with a relaxed atmosphere.
I always look forward to my lessons and come away from each one with something new, that I am then able to put into practice in everyday situations.
As a result, I have become aware of  how much more I am understanding and speaking, making life in France much easier and more fulfilling.
Anna, Valbonne

Hélène is an excellent teacher, very enthusiastic and encouraging. I really look forward to my weekly lessons—a great mix of chatting, reading and listening. My French has definitely improved with her help. I’d certainly recommend her to friends and colleagues.
Helen Taylor, Chateuneuf de Grasse

It is with pleasure that I offer this testimonial for Helen Delbouys, who has taught me French for the past two years.  I had taken other classes before at a language school in a group setting, however, I found that Helene's one to one approach works far better for me, as the busy mother of four children.  The lessons, which take place in my own home, are tailored to my specific level and also to the ways in which I personally prefer to learn.  Along with a curriculum, we also spend time laughing and chatting about relevant issues such as my children's school, dealings with the mairie and cultural differences.  Each hour long lesson seems to fly by because it feels more like spending time with a friend.  I have already recommended Helene's services to friends, as I've personally had an incredibly positive experience with her relaxed approach. Nothing beats learning in the privacy and comfort of one's own home and especially with a teacher as lovely as Helene.
Beth, Biot

Having lived in France since 2000, I have tried to learn French whilst bringing up 4 children. I learnt a little and then forgot most of it! Finally I was recommended Hélène and things changed rapidly! I’ve been taking French lessons with Hélène for a year, and now I can converse confidently and fluently and I am also improving my writing and grammar skills. Lessons are organised to your ability and time available, which is ideal for me
Christina, Valbonne

Helene Delbouys m’a donné des cours de français oral durant l’année 2003 à Sunnyvale en Californie. Elle m’a aidé à améliorer mon français orale et m’a appris des expressions courantes, des tournures de phrases et du vocabulaire. Elle est très enthousiaste et très sympathique. Elle fait preuve de patience. Elle m’a beaucoup aidé et je peux lui servir comme référence sans problème.
Suzette Michel, California USA