Mindful Journaling for Fluency

What is it? Is it for me?

You are an intermediate French learner and you are on a path of self-reflection and self-development? Your passive knowledge of French is good enough, but you still struggle when it comes to speaking spontaneously? You’re a bit of an introvert and you like learning autonomously?

Mindful Journaling for Fluency might be just for you. It’s a 3-week journaling and speaking programme. Through introspective prompts, you will be able to feel the direct benefits of journaling, and be connected to your French self.  

Express yourself more freely and more confidently in French, all while discovering and understanding yourself better through the lens of another language.

What are the benefits of this programme?

Meaningful: write and speak about introspective subjects that matter to you;
– Challenging: work on your own and be inspired to do your best and to actually use the words and structures you know;
Accountability: the rhythm of 4 assignments a week encourages you to respect the deadlines, enabling you to progress;
Convenient: work whenever you want, wherever you are;
Complete: enhance your structure and vocabulary,  improve your pronunciation and intonation;
Effective: be in contact with French every day and make the most of it, focusing on the process rather than on the result.

"Ça faisait plus de 20 ans que je n'avais pas écrit dans un journal. Cette nouvelle expérience était une super préparation pour mon examen du DELF, et j'ai aussi appris de nouvelles choses sur moi-même. Merci pour ce programme!"
Lucy Hodge

How does it work?

1. Twice a week, receive a journaling prompt with a few specific words to use;
2. Notes and corrections from your teacher within 24 hours.
3. Record yourself speaking about what you wrote, using your teacher’s note.
4. Get individual feedback in a video.
5. Additional language explanations, exercices and key to work on what you really need at your own rhythm.

About the teacher


I’m Jessica Tefenkgi-Ruelle, the mindful French teacher and founder of French Sunny Side. 

I am passionate about language learning and self-development. I discovered the power of journaling in another language when I was 13 years old and I still use it as a tool to understand myself and manage my emotions on a daily basis. I became a language teacher 15 years ago, and I’m a forever-student. 

 I help intermediate francophiles on a journey of self-discovery find their voice en français and develop a better relationship with themselves through expressing their thoughts and emotions in another language.

Mindful Journaling for Fluency Programme

* Grow your confidence, one assignment at a time;
* Explore yourself through the lens of French;
* Improve from your mistakes and develop a growth mindset:
* Continue progressing after the programme;
*Feel connected to yourself and to our community of French learners.

Price – 149 US$

Next starting date: September 16th – Registrations before September 13th

Future dates: Oct 14th, Nov 11th, Dec 2nd 

"The topics were thought-provoking and the schedule provided in advance was helpful: after the first week the rhythm of writing and then recording became relatively natural. It ended up taking me less time than I expected to write my texts. A nice surprise too was how effective Jessica was at giving feedback on grammar and construction: it's a difficult thing to do well, but I found her very skilled at explaining things succinctly yet usefully.
Je dirais que ce programme est très utile aussi pour ceux qui ont un niveau intermédiaire ou même avancé. Les sujets sont hyper complets et on peut aller au fond. Honnêtement, je n'ai rien à ajouter. Tout était sublime.


1. I’m afraid I won’t have enough time

You will only work about 30 minutes per day, and you can work at any time of the day! You can set aside some me-time and create the habit of taking care of yourself, through learning French. Plus the effectiveness is worth the investment!

2. Is there a 1:1 class?

No, there isn’t. That’s why the programme is so adaptable and cheap. But we will have a group meeting at the end, to connect and share our experience.

3. I’m not sure I can use all the tech stuff?

No problem, let’s meet 15 min online and I’ll teach you how to use everything.

4. Other questions or suggestions? 

Get in touch ! 🙂