let's speak french brisbane


lise mariano owner and tutor of let's speak french brisbane

Bonjour! I love speaking French and helping others to learn this beautiful language. Being a qualified French teacher and native teacher from Quebec , I am passionate about teaching French to adults and children. I have lived in Australia for nearly 30 years and decided to start my own business in 2016 ‘Let’s Speak French’ teaching French in a casual atmosphere, after noticing that a lot of students were eager to learn to speak and be able to communicate while speaking French. All lessons are fun, engaging and interactive. As a native French speaker I will share all the essential tips, phrases and most importantly the correct pronunciation to communicate in French.

I have over 10 years of experience teaching French to adults and children through Alliance Francaise and several schools and evening colleges.

 I will help you become at ease speaking French in different situations. Let’s Speak French students learn stress free in comfortable casual settings and are provided with all the learning material exercises.

There is no sticking to a boring textbook! Classes are tailored to your needs and you can choose to learn to speak French over a coffee, in a small group, private tutoring, online tutoring or classes or I can even come to your home.... so, what are you waiting for? Let’s Speak French

Lise Mariano




  • Blue card working with children check

  • Teacher qualified

  • Australian Tutoring Association (ATA) Certified.


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let's speak french brisbane

I was pretty much a ‘newbie’ to French when I started going to classes with Lise. I could recall a few words from high school 60 years ago and that was about it. Wow – I have learned so much in such a short time with Lise. Her passion for the French language is infectious. I love her easy manner and the way she makes a connection with her learners. She covers some basic rules but then focusses on the spoken language – so it is not just ‘book french’ but more practical. We get lots of practice in conversation about our daily lives. It’s a perfect balance and all in a great environment – nice and relaxed.
— Chris
Lise was wonderful. She always went the extra mile to make sure I understood everything. You could see that she genuinely cared and wanted me to succeed.
I saw a jump in my grades which I owe credit to her. I highly recommend her to anybody studying French.
— Georgina
Lise began tutoring my fifteen year old son earlier this year and continues to work with him once a week since then. Lise worked to establish Oliver’s particular needs and is always flexible and happy to support him with homework, consolidation of school work or extend his learning as appropriate. Lise’s sessions with Oliver are varied and interactive, using a variety of pre-prepared resources to engage him. Oliver enjoys his sessions with her and has made excellent progress. I first contacted Lise because Oliver was struggling to keep up with French class work at school and he was becoming very anxious. Since working with Lise, he has grown in confidence and his school French grades have improved. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lise to others who are considering a French tutor for their children or for themselves.
— Jill
I started Year 12, struggling very much with my French exams when I decided to seek the help of a tutor. Lise built a very good rapport with me which was conducive to an effective work environment. She is a very caring, helpful and empathetic tutor and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone thinking of studying French or needing a bit of extra help at school. My results have improved significantly”

— Katie
I responded to a post by Lise on a community page asking if anyone locally would be interested in French lessons. I thought it might be a nice thing for my two kids to do. It sounded like a great idea to have someone come to us in the comfort of our own home, without any pressure on the kids and see if they liked learning French. My boys and I decided we would try it for a (school) term and take it from there – that was three terms ago and we have no desire to stop now. Here’s what my boys have to say:

Lise is a great French tutor who makes it easy to learn. She is always helpful, very nice to us and makes learning French really fun. (Tommy age 9)

Lise is a wonderful teacher. I have learnt so much French. (Lachie age 6)
— Stef