Tips on French culture + live sessions

• so that you can order le café with confidence,
without sounding like le fraud (or worse – a tourist),

impress the locals and

make traveling (or living in) the most romantic country in the world an absolute breeze…  IN JUST 21 DAYS


  • Would you like to learn some French before going to France?
  • Are you very motivated but then seem to drift away with learning materials lying on your shelf or in your car?
  • Or have you always wanted to learn French but it was never really the right moment?
  • Have you studied French in school only to come out equipped with some sentences to describe stationery, rattan furniture or hobbies that are not yours?
  • Are you an expat who has literally tried everything, but somehow still can’t really speak?


French JumpStart Kit™ 


  • Want to learn French that they will actually use
  • Want to get results, but are short on time
  • Want a proven, clear and concise plan that you can follow at your own pace and that will get you results

If you want someone to break it down for you step-by-step, and show you how to learn French, this program is for you.


Well imagine a clear and precise roadmap with videos, worksheets, live sessions, an opportunity to practice your French with fellow participants, and a community that provides support and encouragement all along the way. And having fun while you’re doing it!
Wouldn’t it be great to have a concise plan to follow so that it’s not overwhelming and you feel confident you are doing it RIGHT?
Regardless of your level (Absolute Beginner or Beginner), you will get off to a bright start, and discover more about French culture and the major cultural faux-pas and double-entendres to avoid.
There will be live classes, but if you can’t make it, you can catch the recording later.
Here’s what some of our many students say.

Ida is super helpful and supporting! Does not feel like learning – more like fun educative well spent time!

Anni Sinijärv

CEO, Estonia, European Innovation Academy

She encourages everyone.  Bottom line:  Classes are fun and effective.

Neil Sandell

Canada, Journalist, Radio Producer

I highly recommend Ida to anyone who wants to improve their French. Merci, Ida!

Dr. Irene Blinston, Ph.D.

U.S.A., Consultant

I feel my confidence has grown enormously and my accuracy.
That is all down to Ida who is precise, patient, very clear and explains things in an easy manner and is always encouraging.
Kati M.

U.K., Office Manager

Ida is charming and engaging and she wants you to succeed in learning French. She uses various media in her courses, all with the goal of taking you to the next level.

Tanya Tait

U.S.A., Expat, Online Media Manager

Ida is a real professional in her field, if you want to learn French, this is the person.

Gabrielle B.

U.K., Decorator

After moving to France from the USA, I quickly needed to learn the language. Ida’s tailored approach gave me the tools and confidence to effectively speak the language as I explored my new city.

Jessica-Rae Bond

U.S.A., Expat

With an easy manner, great sense of humour, excellent communication and ‘people’ skills combined with her faultless delivery and knowledge, she is the best teacher I have met. As well as acquiring the language, students gain an insight into the culture of France and feel a degree of confidence about communicating as they should.

Patricia Sands

Canada, Author

I was staying in France and with a limited knowledge of the language, Ida was able to help me with a number of particular phrases and their correct pronunciation. One of these involved returning a faulty item to request an exchange or refund. We rehearsed how to say it and not only was I was understood immediately, I received a refund without question!

Akasha Lonsdale

U.K., Author, Speaker

I have gained massively in confidence in using my French. In my view, Ida is an exceptionally skilled teacher and a charming person.  I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Dr Steven Warburton

U.K., Real Estate Investor

As I began to take lessons with Ida I had already studied French at school for 7 years so I wasn’t a real beginner. But she succeeded to make me talk real French and French people thought I was a French girl!

Katharina Bauer

Germany, Student

I’ve always found the lessons not only very useful but also enjoyable. She is so encouraging and has really built my confidence in French speaking.

Charlotte B.

Monaco, Freelance Copywriter

I have improved my pronunciation as well as learned a lot of every day handy French expressions.

Ieva Balode

Latvia, Cinematography student



  • How to Confidently Order in Restaurants and Cafés (and figure out the tips!)
  • Ask for Directions to Get to the Supermarket, Bus Stop or Closest Restroom (and understand the answer)
  • Buy Some Bread and Croissants at the Boulangerie (+ discover French money)
  • Buy a Round Trip Train Ticket or a One-Way Bus Ticket (and how to ask for change for the machine)
  • + Review of all you’ve learned during the week!

You will receive daily emails to stay on track but you can study at your own pace.


  • What Exactly to Say When Shopping for Clothes and Shoes
  • Most Useful Phrases to Buy Fruit and Vegetables at the Beautiful Outdoor Markets
  • How to Buy at the Wine Shop (and a short introduction to wine pairing!)
  • At the French Cheese Shop
  • Review and Live Group Lesson (recording available)


  • The Numbers: crash course on giving your street number, your phone number and understanding prices (I mean why do the French keep pronouncing them so fast!?)
  • The French Alphabet: how to spell your name, your address, your email and how to figure out the accents + tips on how exactly to pronounce the most difficult French letters
  • How To Set an Appointment: date and time in French
  • Getting a Refund or Going Back to a Shop Because There Was a Problem
  • Live Group French Lesson (recording available if you can’t catch it live)



Best phrases if you have to go to:

  • a doctor
  • a pharmacy


What to say so you don’t walk out

  • with a surprisingly costly bill,
  • bald,
  • or with a mohawk – unless you want a mohawk.

Sign up before December 1st, 2017 noon in France
to benefit of the Early Bird Rate of $97 $67 – BEST DEAL!

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Ida C. Young-Bondi is the founder of eFrenchCafe and an acknowledged French and Italian pronunciation expert. She has worked as a translator, an interpreter, and an instructor for more than 15 years with students of over 25 nationalities. She’s known for her personalized techniques and her transformative approach.

Brought up in Paris (5è et 6è arrondissements), she’s married to a charming Niçois, mom to a little princess and has been living on the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) for the last 15 years. She’s the CEO of Custom Language Solutions, LLC and author of the forthcoming book 7 things you need to know about learning French (and about falling even more in love with yourself).

“When I talk about learning a language in a simple, efficient, step-by-step way, I’ve tested all sorts of methods, and I’ve selected the proven techniques. When it comes to saving time, money and energy while learning a foreign language, I’m into sharing tips and shortcuts big-time.”

Ida, I just want to tell you how great the way you teach French. Thank you again!!

Jin Kim, USA

A fantastic experience. Very helpful, flexible and valuable.

James, Australia

In addition to her teaching competence I very much liked her easygoing yet professional style of teaching.

Myriam, Italy

Ida is an unusually highly skilled and very experienced teacher.

Gabrielle Brown, UK

I highly recommend her.

Akasha Lonsdale, UK

I have enjoyed and benefited from Ida’s classes and I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone who wants improve their French.

Catherine, USA


  • An online training program accessible on the go when you want (from your livingroom, your office desk or favorite coffee shop)
  • Your life back: no more need to invest hours getting ready, before spending an even longer time caught in traffic trying to get to a traditional class room.
  • 21 days of simple, clear, guided French lessons with a different focus each day. You’ll build your vocabulary, pronunciation and confidence. You’re going to love how quickly these transform you.
  • Exclusive pronunciation sequences to make you sound less like a lost tourist.
  • Weekly mindset tips to keep you motivated, engaged and allow you to gain next-level confidence.
  • 21 French quotes to inspire you and give you another insight on French culture.
  • Daily 5-minute homework to help you ” absorb” what you’ve learned
  • The option to go at your own pace and to do as many – or few – of the sections as you want
  • All the videos, and all the techniques and cheat sheets are yours to keep: even when you’ve completed the course, you’ll have lifetime access to revisit your favorite classes or inspirations anytime you want to!
  • Support and encouragement all along the way


  • Learn French the smart way and start upleveling right away
  • Become more confident, and get more used to being out of your comfort zone because you can see actual results
  • Get the most out of your holiday – speaking a language is a rewarding way to connect with another culture
  • Improve your French pronunciation in just 20 minutes a day – or less by applying simple pronunciation tips that will increase your ease and fluency immediately
  • Learn new vocabulary that is accessible and useful for people of any level with a proven step-by-step approach
  • Receive lifetime access and free updates


  • Your dream is to speak French
  • You are going to travel to France or you are already living in France and want to master some basics
  • You have tried doing it on your own with free apps, Pinterest sheets and YouTube videos and are ready for a hand
  • You want a proven, new and more effective way of learning French
  • You have tried almost everything without seeming to get anywhere
  • You are looking for a way of learning that fits into a busy life
  • You want a teacher that actually cares about your results


The French JumpStart Kit is a 100% online training program. After you complete the payment, you will get access to the members-only area which features all the training videos, bonuses and worksheets. You get immediate access to many videos (so you can start immediately if you are antsy!) and the rest once the course starts + daily emails to stay on track. There will be live classes, and if you can’t make it, you can post your questions and catch the recording later.

Q. How does it work?

When the course starts you will receive a new lesson every day for 3 weeks (total of 21 lessons). Each lesson is yours to keep and you’ll be able to refer back to it whenever you want. And if you miss a lesson or are too busy to get to it that day, each lesson will conveniently remain in your account so you won’t have to search for it when you’re ready to get back to it.

Q. I’m so frustrated. I already have many books, MP3s. Is this program really different? Will this really help me?
A. YES! Absolument! You are in the right place! You receive regular emails to make it easy for you to stay on track. I created this program so that it is really easy for you to learn French. Scientific studies show it takes 21 days to acquire a new habit. It’s the compounding effect working for you instead of you working hard and not understanding why you don’t get results. I’ve got you covered. I will take you step-by-step to the next level. Added to that you get access to a private facebook group where you are able to ask me personally any question.




Q. I’m a tough learner. I seem hermetic to foreign languages. Will this really help me?
A. Yes, you are in the right place. This French JumpStart Kit will gently guide you to experience a new way of learning. I really care about your experience. It’s students like you that have made me successful. Just show up. You’ll discover how your blocks or fears are actually doorways, and always have keys.


Q. I love this but I’m busy right now. How much time will this take each day?
A. Joining now gets the essential module in your inbox right away. But if you have a busy week or can’t start right away, no problem: the course materials are yours to keep for as long as you need them. YES you can do this on your own schedule, AND still secure this great offer by joining now.

You’ll receive a simple but effective exercise, pronunciation video and/or worksheet. I would recommend putting aside at least 30 minutes every two days to play/learn French (15 minutes is a minimum when you are super busy). And don’t be surprised if sometimes you lose track of time and really get into it. Play with it. Rediscover the pleasure of learning something new and the satisfaction of really mastering it.



Q. Too hard? Have a bad memory? Can’t travel to the country? Can’t afford it? Too old/young?
Research suggests that learning a second language can hold Alzheimer’s disease at bay for longer (4.5 years). So help public health and get your petite derrière in the French JumpStart Program. I can’t help you until you’re IN! And start considering house swapping or couch surfing. Unleash your inner Frenchie and get ready to come to France. Voilà.


Q. I’m not interested in grammar. I just want to start speaking French and feel more confident. Is this program for me?
Ouiiii! You are in the perfect place, with an extensive French training and tangible results as long as you are willing to do the bite-size exercises. This is real French for real life. You learn phrases that you can use immediately. And if you are wondering how to say a specific phrase that you cannot find in the modules, just post it in the private group and I will translate it and record the pronunciation just for you.


After you complete the payment, you get immediate access to the ESSENTIALS in the members-only area. The Essentials is one of the three modules which contain training videos, worksheets and exercises.

Once the course starts you will receive the two modules on getting around and shopping in French. The daily emails will help you stay on track and get the most out of the course. You will also receive a calendar with the group lessons and the exact link to join.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate: ida (at)

Sign up before December 1st, 2017 noon in France
to benefit of the Early Bird Rate of $97 $67 – BEST DEAL!






I have learnt so much and gained so much more confidence. Even after leaving France, I am still able to benefit. The French JumpStart is the perfect resource for anyone wanting to learn French.

Hayley West


I am speaking to a French speaker who is actually in France on our calls! I get the taste of France live!

Dr. Irene Blinston, Ph.D.

U.S.A., Consultant

Ida has helped me by giving me the confidence to take my French to the next level of speaking, listening and understanding.

Jennifer W.

U.K., Expat

I recommend her highly.

Malcolm McClean

U.K., The School of Curiosity

It has helped me fine tune my ear for hearing the words. Plus I have learned new vocabulary.

Lauren Kearns

U.S.A., Expat Artist

Ida’s conversation classes are a real treasure. Ida helps her students move beyond textbook language to the more current, spoken language that French people are speaking all around us.

Catherine J.

Berkeley California, Francophile

I have done a number of language courses and had different language teachers over the years and Ida is really top notch. Highly recommended!

Kate C.

New Zealand

After the lesson you always feel you have learned something and made progress. Ida is very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions.
The lessons have helped my pronunciation, my vocabulary and general level of French. I would truly recommend Ida as a teacher.

Fiona Stokes

Ireland, Traveler

Ida is a very passionate and caring teacher. She incorporates a variety of fun activities to help challenge and improve your understanding of the French language.

As a result of studying with her for a few weeks I felt more confident in interacting with the locals on a daily basis.

Dr. Brenda Heidrich, Ph.D.

U.S.A., Psychologist

I found the classes very helpful.
I would have been lost not knowing the numbers.
It was really beneficial that you encouraged the correct pronunciation.


Ireland, Flight attendant

Many useful everyday phrases are used, which together with class discussions, has helped to build communication skills.

Jennifer H.

U.K., retired

Ida has a very pleasant teaching style which makes the classes fun and takes any pressure off learning.

Greg Zabawa

U.S.A., Traveler

Waiters no longer immediately switch to English as soon as I sit down at the table!

Dana Zeliff

U.S.A., Family Travel Blogger