We offer professional etiquette training for all levels - from individuals to families, from to student to corporate groups

Académie de l’étiquette (AE) is dedicated to the prospect that a well-mannered  society is a successful society. 

The world is changing, but the demand for civility is only increasing. Etiquette is the building bloc for civility. 

Veterans Transitioning Back to Civilian Life

Académie de l’étiquette has specialized programs for veterans transitioning back into civilian life after years of service to their country.  In many ways, the re-entry into civilian life is every bit as challenging as the original transition into military life so long ago. Académie de l’étiquette strives to make that transition as seamless as possible and to equip our nation’s finest with all the tools they will need in their new civilian careers. 

Power Etiquette for University Students

The first seven seconds of the job interview will create an often irreversible impression. Your early focus on developing the soft skills of professional behavior will serve you well in those first seven seconds, and far beyond.

We’ll also cover business dining etiquette and so much more!

Knowledge & Confidence for 17-18 yr. olds

This 8-hour curriculum, run in two sessions over two days, is not a course in manners. It is, rather, a confidence building program that will enable these young adults to navigate unfamiliar environments or uncomfortable situations by displaying proper etiquette responses in those social, academic or business settings. This program includes a certificate of accomplishment.  Lessons will be directed and will include role-playing if more than one student.

Future Ambassadors 13-16 yr. olds

This 4-week etiquette program of 60-minute sessions is designed to help our teenagers to gain poise and confidence in a variety of social settings, from the basics of properly introducing themselves and others, to showing proper respect, and displaying with ease proper table manners. 

Future Diplomats 8-12 yr. olds

This 4 week-program (60 minutes/week) is designed to guide our young to develop confidence as they begin to build their life skills.  The program includes a certificate of accomplishment. Parents will notice a difference from day one of the program. Lessons will be directed and will include role-playing. Handouts of review will be distributed after each session.

Simple Elegance - Home entertainment is back!

A 4-hour etiquette course for individuals or groups, with a focus on making a lasting impression when you entertain, from a backyard barbecue to starched linen sit down dining.

Special Offer for the Parents of The Magellan Intl. School Students

The two-hour program includes the secrets of successful planning for home entertaining, from the simple elegance of a backyard barbecue to a sparkling, starched linen sit-down dinner. This session will also cover proper table setting and guest seating, modern dining etiquette, hosts and guests responsibilities, and more.

Magellan Intl. School A New Savoir-Faire for the Holidays!

Social Skills / Dining Etiquette for Children and Teens 

Introductory Coaching Classes

Académie de l’étiquette (AE) is again offering introductory coaching classes in social skills, including proper introduction, broader social awareness and interpersonal contact among peers and adults, international dining etiquette, and much more, all tailored to children and teens. AE’s approach is designed to complement the overall character building that is deeply integrated into The Magellan International School curriculum.

Etiquette Classes for The Girls’ School of Austin

Académie de l’étiquette – AE – has been serving the Girls’ School of Austin’s elementary and middle school students since the beginning of the Fall semester 2017.  AE offers coaching classes in etiquette tailored to the special all girls student body of this elite Austin school. AE’s approach is designed to complement the overall development of social skills that is deeply integrated into the broad curriculum of The Girls’ School of Austin.

Years of valuable experience with International Associates

Over the years, Marie-Catherine Bearden, the founder of Académie de l’étiquettehas developed a broad range of collaborative relationships across the realm of international etiquette.  From France to Africa, in China, Lebanon, Japan, and beyond, these valued associates have enriched and expanded her knowledge of multi-cultural protocol and etiquette.