About

French for Professionals

Jessica Valmé from "Sound French With Jes" is a creative director and a french language instructor based in Montreal, Canada.

Serving, and working as a french teacherand a Creative Director stem from a unique profile. Established in Quebec since 2001, I now share my time between Montreal, Vancouver, and Mexico. I grew up in a French Caribbean island – Haïti, and lived between the Americas. With over 10 years experience teaching French to professionals, I have thought to business owners via The Montreal Chamber of Commerce, to c-suite creatives of a global design experience-production agency, to agents of the federal government, to teams  within the corporate workforce via a language training center, as well as to private clients of mine. My teaching journey started off in a literacy center, and over the years I’ve specialize in helping leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs to thrive at work, and in life. 

I bring my cross-cultural, personal, and professional experience to the craft of teaching. I’ve acquired coaching and mentoring in business, in arts, and in sports. In my teens, I explored Southern Ontario attending arts camp, and travelled playing competitive tennis before establishing in Montreal to study. I hold a DEC in Visual Arts, a BA in Set Design, a Professional MA in Project Management, and a Teaching Certificate. In my role as a Creative Director, I like to partner with small businesses and collaborate on ways to build,  ignite, and make their brand stand out. 

French with Jes!

A small group of tech professionals working in the finance sector are taking a french language training class.

To me, COLOURS sums up the varied experiences that a person accumulates and develops in relation to cultural, personal, and professional journeys. SOUND is the unique expression through which a person chooses to present themselves in the world. Deciding to learn a new language broadens our view of the world, and of others. It makes us more knowledgeable, which makes us feel sound, and that can create new opportunities for ourselves. Learning with me will help you implement an appropriate mindset, and develop ways for you to interact intentionally in French. Together, we’ll work to make you assertive, and reach ease when you connect with the world in French.