No. Our teachers teach French in French, and do not use English unless absolutely necessary. We believe that the direct method is the most efficient way of learning French. In our experience, translating limits our students’ progress. By translating vocabulary and explanations to try and understand “perfectly”, students choose a seemingly easy method of learning that will prove to be ineffective over time.
The other reason we do not translate is that English is not the only language used by students. Our students represent many nationalities and some may not understand English.