Business Profile: French Tete e Tete

Tuesday 28 November 2017

A women standing in front of Abbotsford Convent

French Tete e Tete

French tete-a-tete is based in Abbotsford Convent. It teaches French language skills to all people outside of school. We ask Delphine Laboureau-Ormancey what inspired her to start her business. She says, “After teaching in the school system I was frustrated with the way language was taught in schools and started French tete-a-tete in 2012. I wanted to cater for each person individually.”

She chose the Convent partly due to its location compared to other French schools, but finds it a perfect fit for her business. “I chose the Abbotsford Convent as it is a beautiful and quiet space at the same time. The site was initially built to educate nuns and the Convent building -in which our office is located- proves to be perfect for teaching, with a mix of nature to contemplate and enough activities to generate interest. I also wanted to be part of a creative community supporting the Arts under all its forms. I couldn't have found a better location!”

The site has also produced an unusual expansion of her business. “For those who speak French or have French visitors, I offer tours of the Abbotsford Convent... in French!”

Dining in the convent? Delphine recommends:

Cam's Kiosk

Kappaya Japanese Soul Food Cafe

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