Language services

Interested in learning and/or practicing French in a relaxed atmosphere? As a former English Major with 13 years of experience in the instruction field, I can help you with most areas of the French language. I have worked with many civil servants and business professionals in one-on-one and group settings.

List of services in this page:

  • French classes (groups)
  • Private classes
  • Translation & proofreading

FRENCH CLASSES

French for Tourists (Beginners)

A Beginner Level Course for anyone interested in visiting France.

Whether it is the food, sights, historic monuments, beaches or mountains, France has something for everyone.

Before you pack your bags to take the trip of a lifetime, join us for this series of seven classes with a French-born Winnipegger. Learn important words, phrases and sentences to get around on your own in daily situations (asking for help, asking for directions, speaking on the phone, booking train tickets, code of the road…). Discover the main cultural differences between Canada and France. And get familiar with some of the must-see places to visit.

Bring a notebook, pen, bilingual dictionary, and conjugation dictionary like Bescherelles.

THREE OPTIONS:

A) McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Dates: October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Central)

To sign up, click here.

B) Creative Retirement Manitoba, 101-1075 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

Dates: October 24, 31 – November 7, 14, 21, 28 – December 5, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

C) Seven Oaks Continuing Education, Edmund Partridge School (Room 102)

Dates: 

  • October 26 – November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – December 7, 2016
  • February 1, 8, 15, 22 – March 1, 8, 15, 2017
  • April 12, 19, 26 – May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017

Time: 6-8:15 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

French for Beginners – Level 2

A follow-up class to French for Tourists.

TWO OPTIONS:

A) Creative Retirement Manitoba, 101-1075 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

Dates: October 24, 31 – November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5, 2016

Location: Creative Retirement Manitoba, 101-1075 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

Time: 1 – 3 p.m. (Central)

To sign up, click here.

B) McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Dates: January 7, January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Central)

To sign up, click here.

Français Trois (Intermediate)

A more advanced series of classes. Having taken Français Deux would be an asset, although not mandatory. No English will be used.

Interested in practicing French in a friendly setting? Join us for seven interactive classes with a French-born instructor. Improve your reading skills, give your pronunciation a boost, increase your vocabulary, and gain confidence in the process with articles, exercises, role play, and discussions tailored to your level and needs.

Bring a notebook, pen, bilingual dictionary, and conjugation dictionary like Bescherelle.

McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Dates: March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. -12 p.m. (Central)

To sign up, click here.

Français Quatre (Advanced)

For more advanced conversation in French. Having taken Français Trois would be an asset but it is not mandatory for those who already are somewhat fluent in French.

Bring a notebook, pen, bilingual dictionary, and conjugation dictionary like Bescherelles.

TWO OPTIONS: 

A) Creative Retirement Manitoba, 101-1075 Portage Ave, Winnipeg

Dates: October 20, 27 – November 3, 10, 17, 24 – December 8, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To sign up, click here.

B) McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Dates: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Central)

To sign up, click here.

The French Corner 

An advanced level class. Welcome to the French Corner where you decide what you want to discuss. Every week bring a topic and we’ll chat away, with French music in the background. Cendrine Marrouat, a French born Winnipegger, will be there to correct errors and answer your questions. Jokes are recommended.

Seven Oaks Continuing Education, Edmund Partridge School (Room 102)

Dates: October 18, 25 – November 8, 15, 22, 29 – December 6, 2016

Time: 6-8:15 p.m. (Central)

Additional sessions:

  • January 31 – February 7, 14, 21, 28 – March 7, 14, 21, 2017
  • April 11, 18, 25 – May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017

To sign up, click here.

PRIVATE CLASSES 

If you live in Winnipeg, appointments can be arranged in your house / office, or via Skype.

For other locations, French instruction will be delivered via Skype.

Rates: 

  • Skype – US$30 / C$35 an hour.
  • House / Office – C$40 an hour.

Classes must be purchased in advance and used within a month. Minimum: 4 hours.

NB: Cancellation requests happening less than 48 hours before appointment dates cannot be rescheduled or refunded.

TRANSLATION & PROOFREADING 

Are you looking for reliable, professional, and high-quality language services? Let me help you reach French-speaking audiences around the world and thrive!

Fields of Specialization

  • General
  • Social Media
  • Marketing & Business
  • Literature
  • Journalism

Types of Documents

  • Any type of general document
  • Press Releases
  • Reports
  • Letters & Commercial Documents
  • Contracts
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Websites

Rates:

    • Translation – Start at 16 cents (US) per source word or US$32 an hour.
    • Proofreading – Start at US$35 an hour.

Testimonials

“Very reliable, professional and accurate in her translations. Cendrine always meets deadlines, by also working during weekends or late in the evening if needed. She’s easy to reach by e-mail or messenger, thus making communications between Project Managers and Translator more prompt and efficient, guaranteeing a faster turnaround.” – Sonia Pizzi, Eurologos-Toronto

“Cendrine is very professional, reliable and provides excellent quality on her translations as well as fine customer service.” – Veronica Sokolowski, Dialog Line, LLC-Minneapolis

“Editrice d’une revue australienne ces dernières années et maintenant d’une revue française, j’ai eu plusieurs fois recours aux services de Cendrine Marrouat. J’ai été entièrement satisfaite de son travail. Elle a su s’adapter à différents thèmes. Sa traduction est de qualité…quasiment pas de retouches à faire… et elle respecte des délais rapides.” – Marie-Hélène Courtat, Magazine Stargate

“J’ai reçu votre seconde traduction et avoue être impressionné par la qualité de votre travail. Je n’ai en fait contrôlé que la première page et me suis contenté de lire le reste en n’apportant que quelques rares retouches tellement ça se lisait bien. Clap clap clap clap clap. Bravo.” – Philippe Vitu, International Express Translations Toronto

“Je viens de commencer la relecture de votre travail. C’est franchement superbement écrit, aucune correction pour l’instant, merci pour ce très bon travail.” – David Dennery, Magazine Nexus France