Language exchanges

Looking to brush up on your language skills? Why not try a language exchange? English mums get together with French mums and speak English for part of the time, and French for part. It’s a great way to practice your conversation skills, be able to ask question and make friends all at the same time! Plus your kids will hear you speaking another language. And for your older children, why not set one up for them?

Note your native language, the one you want to learn, the area that you live in and a contact email. Then if you see someone who matches what you are looking for just get in touch.



  1. Vial Aurore said,

    September 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    it is indeed! But the 3 of us are based in Marseille (Patricia, Desi and Aurore). Good luck!

  2. Yetunde Ewegbemi said,

    September 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve just moved from Paris to Toulon. Is this community of moms still active?


  3. Vial Aurore said,

    September 28, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Cool Patricia! I’m pretty free every day. Here is my email address: (could you send me an email to give me your address?). We could definitely meet up with Desi.
    My little boy is 3 months old now; I’ll be with him anyway!!
    Looking forward to meeting you!


  4. Patricia Hadfield said,

    September 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Hello there,

    I m a new mum living in the 10th district Of Marseille. I’m happy to help any other mum who Wants to chat in English…and i need to improve my French!

    Get in touch if interested.



  5. Patricia Hadfield said,

    April 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Hello! I’m from the UK, live in Marseille and am having a baby in July. I’d be happy to help you learn English and at the same time improve my French. Look forward to meeting you! Patricia (34)

    • Desi said,

      August 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Hello Patricia. I’m Desi, I’m from Indonesia. I’ve been living in Marseille for 10 years and have a daughter of 5 years old. I would be happy to know you, to share our struggle living abroad and also to polish my English. I work as assistante maternelle in Marseille, taking care of another children at my own home.
      By the way, perhaps you have delivered your baby. if this is the case, Félicitation! Enjoy the motherhood.
      Warmest regards,
      Desi Mégis
      36 rue André Audoli
      Castelroc Haut, Batiment D1
      13010 Marseille

      • Patricia Hadfield said,

        September 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

        Hi Desi,

        Thanks for your message…i’ve only just seen it!

        I’d love to meet up…I’m just near park centenaire on Blvd Gilly, 13010.

        I’m free weekdays Wed, Thurs Or Friday afternoons so Let me know if that suits You…

        I had my little girl 5 weeks early in june! She’s Néarly 4 months now…

        My number s 0645683162.

        Take Care,


    • Vial Aurore said,

      September 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Hi Patricia! Are you still interested? It’s funny because I had a baby on June the 22nd and took 6 months off. I’m 38, from Marseille. We could meet up (maybe with Desi or others?) and practice our English and French. Let me know! Look forward to hearing from you!

      • Patricia Hadfield said,

        September 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        Hello there,

        Thanks for your email…sorry for the delay, i ve only just seen this message!

        I had my little girl in june so she s Néarly 4 months Old…and yours?

        I ve sent Desi a message Too to say i d like to meet up…maybe You can Let me know when is good for You?

        My number s 0645683162 and i m 10 Mins walk From castellane.

        I m pretty free on Wed, Thurs and fri pm…

        Take Care!


  6. Patricia Hadfield said,

    March 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Hello there, I’m new to Provence, based in Marseille and looking to meet any mums who Would like to practise English in exchange for French. I’m due to have My first baby in July. Thanks for your interest! Trish

  7. Ana said,

    March 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I am native spanish speaker, we will move to marseille in July, and I am looking for english activities-schools (not expensive!!) for my two boys (3 and 5) who already speak english.. and will keep it!!
    Please if somebody knows … help me!!
    I wil be happy to do some language exchange too!

    • Amy Foxwell said,

      March 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

      Where will you be living, in Marseille itself, or outside? My children (5 and 3) go to the Montessori school in Celony, near Aix and we love it. Very international.
      I would love to meet up for a language exchange. I lived 7 years in Madrid, but have now completely lost my Spanish and would love to have some conversation to get it back…although i think it depends on where you will be living…

      • Adeline said,

        August 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm


        I’m a native french speaker, and we have moved back to France a year ago after three years in the UAE (Abu Dhabi). We now live in Aix en Provence (Célony), and my two children (6 and 4) attend the local primary school.
        They were used to hearing english while living abroad and i would love for them to be able to spend some time in an english speaking environment… Is it possible in our neighbourhood..?

  8. flosarel said,

    December 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I am a native French speaker ; I have two young children, a 9 years old boy and a 10 years old girl ; I wish our family could meet an English speaking family as we all are lovers of the English language ; we live in La Garde, near Toulon and Hyères ; if you are interested , you can contact me on

  9. GODARD Virginie said,

    October 20, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I’m a native French speaker and a teacher of English in a comprehensive school in the Luberon area. I’m looking for a UK family willing to share an exchange experience between our kids. My son aged 9 years old would like to find an “English” brother and go and spend some time in the UK too. We would be glad to receive the UK kid in our family. If anyone is interested please contact me at

  10. amyfoxwell said,

    May 14, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I’m a native English speaker and I’m looking for a native Spanish speaker for a language exchange. I live East of Aix, but am willing to drive a bit. If anyone is interested please contact me at

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