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Diane C.

18 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French, German
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 1976
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Diane C.

18 Reviews
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French is my second language, but often feels as it if were the first, as I have speaking it for so many years on an everyday and professional basis. 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). I edited a 240-page scholarly book, De La Case A La Villa (published 2014), and I gave private lessons.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs. My method is to provide basics for beginners, and then mix grammar,

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Wendy B.
Diane has a great French accent and shares her teaching skills effectively. I would highly recommend her for all levels. We have read books and seen movies in French. Her world view and experience adds a lot. Vraiment!
Pierce
Diane is a great German teacher! She always provides additional resources to delve into the subtleties of a translation or specific grammatical constructions and uses a variety of different books/activities so that the exercises never get boring.
Don H.
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.

chloe M.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks italian, English, french
  • Master Degree - Cello Performance from Mcgill University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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chloe M.

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Hello,

I was born and raised in France, spent a few years in Montreal then moved here in San Francisco for studies, I am a cellist.
I studied literature for several years and taught a lot in my student years. Besides teaching you the grammar and vocabulary, I will give you tips to get a better accent and will have conversation as much as we can. Learning by speaking with and listening to a french person speak is so much faster !
Lessons can be online if you prefer.

Looking forward to meet you,

Chloé

About chloe

I started playing cello at the age of 6 in Lyon, France. When I finished the conservatory, at 19, I left for Montreal to study at the Schulich school of music, Mcgill University. I got my Bachelor and Master degree there, with a full scholarship and "outstanding achievement in Cello Performance ".

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Jacqueline G.

2 Reviews
Menlo Park, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jacqueline G.

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students including at most local Bay Area schools as well as many out-of-state. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

About Jacqueline

Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students at all levels including beginners, AP students, and adult learners. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with

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I started taking lessons from Jacqueline in person but have moved to online during the shutdown. I'm 66 and have taken some formal french courses but my conversational skills are lacking. It is often difficult finding a teacher that can be effective with someone in my age group. Jacqueline has been excellent at getting me to converse, improving my pronunciation, and working on my comprehension and grammar. We generally meet once a week but I would recommend more often.
Janis
Our family has found Jacqueline to be an awesome tutor for our high school daughter. Not only is she kind, thorough and patient, but Jacqueline always makes it a point to find out what the local high school teachers are teaching and what methods they're using. She has a very friendly and approachable manner and loves what she teaches.
Eduardo R.
Lesson and teacher were great! Although only an hour in duration, I feel I have learned a weeks worth of language.

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Gina G.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • MA Romance Languages and Literature from University of Connecticut
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Gina G.

10 Reviews
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Gina has a BA and MA in French language and literature. She is very active member of the Alliance Française of Charleston, participating in French conversation groups, French book and film clubs and other activities to promote the French language and culture. Gina has traveled and continues to travel frequently throughout France, Belgium and French-speaking Canada. She has been tutoring and teaching French since 1990 and loves to share her passion for the French language.

About Gina

Hello! I am Gina and I am a specialist in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I have been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. I teach adults, college students, high school and elementary students. I have taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses,

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Jenene Portune
Gina es la mejor instructora de la historia! She is very personable, authentic and develops the classes and instruction based on your specific needs and learning style, She is very accommodating and flexible with scheduling. I have enjoyed learning with her.
Jenene Portune
Really enjoyed "meeting" Gina and we had a very productive and fun first lesson. Me gusta mucho!
Jenene Portune

Alex M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French
  • International Economics from University of Alabama
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alex M.

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I plan to help those struggling or curious with French and inspire a love for the language and culture.

About Alex

Hi! I'm Alex I am a student and former football player at The University of Alabama. I have been playing banjo for 5 years now and love sharing my experience with those who are less experienced. My favorite part of teaching is allowing the student to be creative and not just sticking to a book like

Jessi M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Swiss-German, German, French
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Economist from Swiss Uni
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Jessi M.

1 Review
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Hi
I m Jessi your new Speaking Coach for French and Swiss-German. I teach students since many years.
The main focus is Speaking as this is the most important to learn how to speak. You can practice with me, the best is to do a daily or every two days for 30min.

;) Happy to help you get started.

About Jessi

Hi I m Jessi, Speaking Coach I am from Switzerland and speak German, Swiss-German and French. I teach since many years. The main focus is Speaking as this is the most important to learn a language. You can practice with me, the best is to do a daily or every two days for 30min. ;) Happy to

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Ben
I've greatly enjoyed my lessons with Jessi so far. She's been adaptable and receptive towards feedback, and approaches each lesson with enthusiasm. As a native speaker, her French is excellent and she's a great tutor to have. Highly recommend.

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Berkeley, CA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Berkeley is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $117 per hour.
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Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"Jean-Luc is doing a fantastic job with my two kids. He is very patient with them, and makes French enjoyable for them to learn."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Tania is great! She is nice, understandable, patient and great at helping you understand the language in your ideal learning format. Would highly recommend!"
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Took French lessons from Tania B.
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Excellent educator. Very personable. I like that he reviews the previous lessons each time and tailors the lesson to individual needs."
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Took French lessons from Fabrice K.
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"Elsa is an amazingly thoughtful, personable, and patient instructor. During our weekly lessons, Elsa came up with interesting discussion topics to help with the advancement of my French conversational skills. Further, Elsa also thoroughly explained French grammatical structure when correcting/pointing out my errors.

I have truly made significant progress during my lessons with Elsa and highly recommend her."
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"very helpful and patient. seemed to adapt the lesson to my needs and abilities in the moment."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Professor Tessier does a wonderful job of making the lesson content relatable and informative.Highly recommend taking lessons with her!"
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Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"My first lesson with Fabrice was great! He is so joyful and explains things in a way that I can really understand. I really look forward to continue working with him."
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