What if you could express who you truly are in French with ease and confidence?
  • There’s a gap between what you want to say and what you actually can say, which leaves you uncomfortable and frustrated. 

  • You want to be understood and to understand others without having to revert to English. You want to enjoy using the language to create meaningful connections.
  • You feel blocked by your fears (the fear of making mistakes, of being judged, of sounding ridiculous, of being rejected and humiliated, of not being enough, of not being capable, of not being worthy, etc.)

  • You are disheartened not to be able to speak confidently in spite of all the time you’ve spent studying French.

  • Making the same mistakes over and over again presses on your doubts of ever being able to reach your goals.

  • You tend to forget everything you’ve learned when you’re in the rush of a real conversation in French.

  • The traditional learning methods have left you uninspired. Most learning activities feel like a chore, but you don’t know what else to do because that’s “the way we learn”.



I’m Jessica Tefenkgi Ruelle. I help French learners find and express their true voice in French with confidence through journaling, mindfulness and self-discovery.

My Story

I was raised in Brussels, Belgium in an adoptive family from Italy. In this multilingual setting + as an adopted child, identity always was a question mark for me. I quickly learned that I had to conform to who my family expected me to be in order to be loved and to belong.

Languages soon became my favorite instruments to voice and express everything that I had repressed.  I started journaling in English, I read inspirational books, used art and performance to express myself, and discovered mindfulness.

Which brings me here today, on a mission to help learners like you reconnect to themselves through French, so you too can express yourself freely and create a life filled with purpose and joy. 

I believe in…


The languages we learn give us unique opportunities to freely explore and express ourselves, far from the expectations and projections of our environment.


Together we build up the courage to being vulnerable so that we can open doors to understanding ourselves and to creating real connections with others.


I help develop the mindset and the habits so that you become the main actor of your own journey. My programs are designed to empower you to create your own success story. 

My Approach

I believe that everything is interconnected.

That’s why I design unique programs for all levels of French that combine language acquisition techniques with self-expression and self-development. In this way, you overcome your blockages and frustrations with French, and you find joy in the process again.  

When you work with me, you’re not just learning the language. You’re learning about yourself.

When you work with me, you open doors to your heart and soul to find your French voice, so that you can express yourself with real and sustainable confidence. 

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Tired of learning French as if it was a race for quick results?

Want to fall in love with the language, and be able to express your true feelings and emotions with ease and confidence?