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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, German, Arabic, Duala, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MBA (concentration in Finance) from Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
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Diane C.

24 Reviews
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French is my second language, but it often feels as it if were the first, as I have been speaking it for so many years on an everyday, educational, and professional basis. I have official native-level proficiency. My grammar is excellent, as I learned the rules in junior high school in the Paris suburbs (grammar is an important part of French schooling). Culture is also a big part of learning a language, and I am well versed in French literature, pop culture, idioms, and more.
Recently, one of my first TakeLessons students passed her B2 exam, which allows her to apply to French universities. It's not an easy exam, the culmination of several years of classes and several months of test-prepping.
I edited a 240-page scholarly book in French, "De La Case A La Villa" (published 2014), and have spoken on French-language television and at professional conferences.
I give both private and group lessons.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Yay! We can start in-person lessons again, as long as basic distancing is kept. I have been vaccinated and I would prefer my students to be vaccinated, too, but it's not a deal breaker. I teach several languages: French, German, and English for non-native English speaker

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Daria
I have been a student with Diane for the last few years and she is the best French teacher I have ever had. Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is also genuinely fun to be with. This year, Diane helped me pass the French B2 Certification exam - she provided me with all the resources I could have ever hoped for, and I really couldn't have done it without her! I highly recommend her for anyone
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Wonderful Lesson. I believe Diane will be able to help me learn French well.
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Nicola R.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nicola R.

21 Reviews
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I will lead you through all levels of French (grammar, vocabulary, conversation, culture and more - you tell me what you want to work on!).

I will use such learning tools as French comics, TV, commercials, books and more - everyday entertainment you would see around France!

I place the highest priority on what YOU want to learn, so please be very specific in telling me what you're after and we'll work together to create your curriculum.

About Nicola

Hi everyone! I'm Nicola, and I teach both French and acting. I've been teaching French since 2011 and acting since 2013. I have my bachelor's degree in French from Columbia University and my master's degree in the history of theatre from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in France. I teach a few d

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Laurel
I have been working with Nicola for the past 4 months and I would highly recommend her for anyone that is completely new to the French language. She is very flexible and willing to design the lesson to meet your goals. Nicola has a way of making learning a new language interesting, fun and non-intimidating. I have done both in-person and online lessons with Nicola and I find that both are equally as effective. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a French tutor.
Angela
Nicola has been tutoring my daughter in 7th grade French. She’s wonderful, speaks like a native, and is very reliable. My daughter’s French grade has improved dramatically! We are very happy with her, and highly recommend her to all.
Cipriana C.
We've only had one lesson but Nicola is smart and great at explaining as she goes. I'm an adult and love her teaching style, and I could also see her being great with kids!
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JP B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
  • Baccalaureate Diploma (Literature and Philosophy) from Lycee d'Enseignement General "La Perseverance"
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JP B.

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Dedicated French teacher with over 15 years experience helping students meet their goals, whether starting at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Easy-going, flexible and able to easily adapt to students' needs.

About JP

Bonjour, My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to shar

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Ben *.
Great instructor, very patient. Looking forward to our lessons !
Abigail
He is helpful, prepared, and very attentive to the specific needs that you have.
Helena G.
I am taking French classes with Jean Philippe and I am having the best time! He is a very good teacher with a lot of knowledge of the language and also very patient and clear. You will feel very easy working with him and you'll definitely improve your French fast by studying with a native speaker. Highly recommended!
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Kevin F.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2004
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Kevin F.

30 Reviews
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I studied French in high school and college and spent a month in Marseilles. I am perfectly capable of helping you learn the basics of the language, how to pronounce words correctly and conjugate basic verbs and such.

About Kevin

I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance. I have taugh

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Jim Atherton
Kevin pays close attention to details and helps you to get it right.
Oscar
thanks a lot.
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Mikayla S.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Bachelors of French and Francophone Studies from San Diego State Univeristy
  • Teaching since 2013
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Mikayla S.

98 Reviews
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Living in France for 8 years now and having completed my Master's in teaching French as a second and foreign language at l'Université de Lyon 2, I am more than capable of helping you learn a language that I have loved for years. I've been teaching French for 7 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture and language! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I also specialize in French phonetics so that you will be able to pronounce everything correctly.

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I pull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using primarily in instruction are: Latitudes, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and Supermax (for kids). I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

About Mikayla

Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!) My name is Mikayla and I cannot wait to meet and teach you my favorite language and life's passion. I have been speaking French for half my life now and I have loved it since day one. I earned my Bachelors in French and Francophone Studies with a minor i

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Cora
Lovely! This was our first meeting and it felt like a more in-depth college discussion section.
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Bobbie M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bobbie M.

2 Reviews
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SPECIAL AREAS: IB study and exams, comprehensible input

GROUPS: Small groups are possible, please let me know how many you wish to have in your group and I can make the appropriate arrangements.

I am a professional public school teacher, and have been tutoring and teaching since 2013. I have worked primarily with teens and adults, but welcome all ages to join me in their learning adventure.

I'm happy to say that I am a very flexible teacher. Together we will find the best way for you to learn and feel successful in French. Specifically, I speak of two main options: traditional school learning and a method called comprehensible input.

*Traditional learning is something you're probably familiar with and may have experienced in learning a lesson. This is the textbook, worksheet, grammar repetition version of learning. For some people, this works for them. This is how I learned French, and some find success with it. However, if you've ever felt this wasn't the best method for you (or ...

About Bobbie

SPECIAL AREAS: IB exams, comprehensible input I'm a lover of languages and learning. To me, speaking another language is like unlocking a secret to another world and I love sharing that feeling with others. I first started learning French in 1993. My 7th grade best friend and I thought it would b

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Kathryn S.
Flexible. Very easy to work with. Most interested in helping me learn French
Dario R.
After just one lesson, my son's attitude towards French has changed and improved. He is looking forward to continuing his work with Bobbie.

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"I absolutely love Marie's lessons. Our weekly French tutorials have improved not only my vocabulary and speaking ability but my confidence. I highly recommend Marie's classes. You would be making an excellent choice to begin or continue your language learning journey with Marie."
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Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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"Wonderful lesson today!"
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Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Just had my first lesson with Amanda and am so pleased that I have more lessons scheduled with her. She is a very good teacher and the hour went by so fast!"
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Took French lessons from Amanda C.
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"Diane is succeeding in teaching me French where many before her have failed. As a teacher myself of many years, I am very pleased with her approach AND her patience."
Don
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"David is a great teacher! He is very patient whenever I am struggling. He gives great suggestions and helpful hints, like listening to music in French to help learn the language. He really tailors the class to my needs and learning style. I am planning on signing up for Spanish lessons with him also once I am done with French!"
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Took French lessons from David M.
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"The classes I had with Philippe is very informative and at the same time engaging! He's a great teacher, and the lessons he provides is really systematic."
Yutao
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Marie is an incredible teacher — we meet weekly, and I always look forward to our sessions! As a beginner French student, Marie is incredibly patient, kind, and educating. Through a variety of learning techniques (audio, visual, and kinetic), she teaches language through proper pronunciation and grammar. I greatly appreciate the individual approach, tailored to my abilities, and always warm and inviting. If you are on the fence about signing up for lessons, I highly encourage you to reach out to Marie! She has my highest recommendation."
Danielle
Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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"I have been taking French lessons with Isabelle for more than 6 months. I have learned a lot! Isabelle is very patient and flexible about the learning methods; I highly recommend her!"
Lingyi
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"I started taking French lessons with Fabrice three years ago when I was planning a trip to France to visit my in-law’s. After about three weeks, I had the confidence and basic language skills to feel comfortable speaking to native French speakers. About one month before my trip, I was speaking French pretty much fluently. Fabrice is personable, kind and very passionate about teaching French. His strategies, weekly challenges and attention to detail really have made this an enjoyable experience that I have continued with him for the past 3 years. Merci beaucoup Fabrice for being an awesome, qualified and competent French teacher. I recommend Fabrice without hesitation.

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Took French lessons from Fabrice K.
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"Jean-Luc is a wonderful instructor. I have had several french lessons so far, and he is very patient. I feel that I am learning a lot and always look forward to the lesson."
Veronica
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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