Our Story

“We’re two French cousins – from Toulouse and Paris – who teamed up in 2013 to create a school and unique teaching method that would bring a fresh, modern approach to language instruction. We wanted our classes to remain small and be taught exclusively by native speakers.

At Coucou, our students expand their language skills and understanding of French culture in a fun and convivial environment. We’re proud of having created a vibrant community of francophiles across the US.”

Léa and Marianne Perret, Founders

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Williamsburg, 2013–2018

Coucou was first established in a little corner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with 3 classrooms.

Los Angeles, 2017–

First ever teacher to join Léa and Marianne in Williamsburg, Margaux moved to LA in 2016 and opened our Silver Lake location a year later.

Nolita NYC, 2018–

After 5 years in Brooklyn, Coucou found its new home in Downtown Manhattan, with 8 classrooms and a beautiful lounge area.

Online, 2020–

Since March 2020, Coucou offers classes on Zoom, allowing students from all over the world to enjoy the Coucou experience.


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