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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $57
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, English, Arabic
  • MBA (concentration in Finance) from Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Diane C.

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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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Christina S.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, French, Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Christina S.

39 Reviews
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Salut! As a native French speaker I have been teaching students of all age ranges for years.
I am an enthusiastic and fun teacher who customizes my lessons based on your goals, learning style and preferences.
My talent is to create connections now for you with the subject you are learning and resolve any 'knots' in that process.

About Christina

Raised in Switzerland I am a native German, French and English speaker. My talent is to create connections for you with the subject you are learning and resolve any 'knots' in that process. If you want a very experiences as well as creative tutor who is a native speaker as well as has taught stud

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Trinidad
We’ve only had 3 lessons so far but Christina is a very good instructor. She has given me a number of helpful resources and is very encouraging. She develops a teaching plan that is suitable to my needs. I look forward to more classes with her.
Kalpana R.
My son is having a great time learning German with Christina.
Hannah
Really nice & genuine person. She made sure we had fun and I understood what we were talking about. She makes you very excited to show her what you learned in between lessons because she makes sure you know she’s proud of you
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Meriem B.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Italian, French, English, Tunisian (Arabic dialect)
  • PhD in Science from Université de Lille
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Meriem B.

35 Reviews
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IMPORTANT FOR NEW STUDENTS: Accepting only Intermediate/advanced level (conversation class). Currently, the time slots that are available are at 9 am Central Time.

Bonjour & bienvenue!

French is my native language and whether you're a beginner or experienced French speaker, I would be happy to:
1) Teach you French from scratch,
2) Enrich your vocabulary & conversational abilities, or
3) Polish your accent to make you sound like a real French person!

---------------Frequently Asked Questions---------------

1- Are you interested in teaching beginners?

=> Of course! Actually, a lot of my students are beginners. It's fantastic to follow their progress and it's interesting to adapt the class a bit differently for each of them according to their preferences and abilities.

2- What type of lessons would you recommend?

=> For beginner or intermediate level: 60 min lessons
=> For advanced level: 30 min, 45 min or 60 min (100% conversation).
=> For kids: 45 to 60 min, depending how ...

About Meriem

I'm a native French speaker, but I do understand the joy & challenges of approaching a new language, as I also learned English, Italian and Tunisian (dialect of Arabic). I moved from France to the USA in 2011 and my main job is being a costume designer specialized in opera. I've also been teach

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Danielle K.
The first lesson with Meriem was great. I’ve been teaching myself French, and I have some pretty big gaps in basic knowledge. She did a great job helping me figure out what I need to work on. I look forward to more lessons.
Justin
I spent a couple of months having lessons with Meriem and I definitely enjoyed my time. I had some previous knowledge of French words and phrases from various online tools but I lacked the insight that an actual instructor could bring. It was extremely beneficial to talk to someone who could correct me and help me learn. I hope that I can start my lessons again soon.
Rocio S.
I loved my first lesson. Meriem encouraged me to use my French and I felt little by little more confident in the conversation. Looking forward to our next lesson.
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Kevin F.

30 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Graduate Assistantship from Azusa Pacific University
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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.
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thanks a lot.
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Evelyne K.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, Spanish, German, Italian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 15 and up
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Evelyne K.

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Being born and raised in Geneva, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, French is my mother tongue. With a Swiss degree of pediatric nursing and teaching, I worked more than 15 years with children, families and adult learners. Finding the best way to learn depending on who you are and what goals you have is one of my specialties. I like to provide a dynamic and a fun learning environment to high schoolers and adults.
Having learnt multiple second languages, such as English, Italian, Spanish and German, I’m very aware of the process of learning a new language.
I can provide vocabulary, grammar, verbs, conversation as well as cultural aspects from different French speaking countries, as I was working with people from France and I spent 3 years in Montreal, Quebec.
I moved to Richmond four years ago, bringing many French books and ressources that could be used during lessons.

About Evelyne

I’m a French native speaker from Switzerland, teaching French to high schoolers and adults. I provide tailored lessons in a positive environment to gain confidence and to enjoy speaking French. Four years ago, I moved from Geneva for my husband’s work. He’s a pediatric clinical and research p

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Tali
Evelyne is a great instructor! Very fun to talk to, clear diction and easy to understand. I'm very much looking forward to our continued lessons.
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Claire G.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda from Beta Omega Chapter
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Claire G.

75 Reviews
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I was born and raised in Nice, France. I arrived in the United States in 2010, to study music in California. I just received my doctorate from the University of Miami.

I have taught French to foreign people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students. I was also a French tutor during my Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. I love my culture and would love to share it with you if you are interested.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. On Takelessons, I teach both Music and French. I have the experience of te

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Kimberly B.
Claire was really kind, supportive, and quick during the lesson. I learned so much in the 45 minutes!
Patricia S.
Great first lesson! I was quite nervous but now not so nervous.. thanks!

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"Our first class was great - extremely helpful, informative and educational and goal-oriented!"
David
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Great instructor, gives useful homework, very easy going and keeps the learning experience relaxed."
Karim
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Well prepared, tailored the lesson to my needs, and was very skilled in teaching the material I. A way I could easily understand and use every day. I felt very confident following my lesson and am looking forward to continuing the process."
Michele
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Pascale is a wonderful teacher! She listens to me in what I hope to accomplish and plans the lessons for me as an individual learner. She is also patient, kind and has a great sense of humor!"
Joan
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Wonderful class, thank you Mrs.Tessier!"
Rubi
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Phillippe was a wonderful, patient instructor who clearly cares about his students and is dedicated to their learning. He found ways to make learning fun, recommending books articles, websites, tv shows, and movies that would help me learn but also that he knew I would find interesting. Phillippe was flexible and responsive if something wasn’t working and willing to try lots of different techniques to make concepts stick. On top of being naturally capable, Phillippe was just a lovely person to chat and practice speaking with; his interest in the world around him ensured our conversations and classes were never dull. I achieved my language goals after a few months of study with him, and he made the process a pleasure. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and consider myself lucky to have had him as a teacher."
Sarah
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"I was immediately very comfortable with Jean-Luc. He is patient and the 45 minutes just flew by!"
Carol Ann
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Elsa is absolutely wonderful with our child. She's attentive, supportive and always fun!
More than knowing french language and culture, Elsa can also explain the nuances in language and culture between english and french.
Every class is a joy and we look forward to many more."
JP
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"For the advanced language practice I was looking for, it was certainly appreciated.

Philippe has all the hallmarks of a great instructor- patient, engaging. There were many days after finishing work virtually, the last thing I wanted to do was look at a screen. Yet classes were enjoyable and captivating, that's a testament to Philippe's approach. I was surprised how my speaking and listening skills improved, and how comfortable I became with them.

The only reason I give four stars is because I reserve it for exceptional instruction (I still have not given five stars). Philippe is definitely a great teacher.

Merci, Philippe!"
Andrew
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"I have taken 3 sessions with Isabelle and so far I am already so much more confident in my ability to learn conversational French that will help me work my way towards being fluent in French. She is patient and describes everything in such detail until I am able to fully understand what she is teaching. Having this role is so important, and she far exceeds all of my expectations!"
Sophie
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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