El Cerrito Language Lessons for Adults

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Popular Language Teachers in El Cerrito, CA

Or other areas around you:

chloe M.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks italian, English, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

chloe M.

Book Now

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 ".

Angela S.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $75
  • Speaks German, English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Viola teaching from Conservatory of Music Rafael Orozco
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Angela S.

Book Now

Bienvenido! Bienvenida!

I am a native Spanish and certified Spanish teacher who can help you accomplish your goals in any field that you require.

About Angela

Angela is a violin and viola teacher with more that 12 years of experience. She started her music studies in Spain, where she finished her Bachelor Degree in music in 2004 and where most of her performance and teaching experience was forged between the classical, contemporary and regional styles. H

Recent Reviews
Jennifer Z.
It was fun
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Peter H.

4 Reviews
Concord, CA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Piano from Dallas School of Music
  • Awarded DiscMakers Gold from DiscMakers
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Peter H.

4 Reviews
Book Now

I teach AP English Literature & Composition at Orinda Academy in Orinda, CA. I have a decade of teaching experience within various environments and demographics, including elite private schools and working with learning differences.

I also help students with SAT Prep, college guidance, and college essays.

I've published three novels called The Sleep Trilogy and also offer my services as a creative writing instructor and editor.

About Peter

Over the past 10 years, I've worked as a professional touring musician (singer, guitarist, pianist) for the rock band, Inside Switch. I studied piano at the Dallas, Texas School of Music. I also attended the James Madison University music program. I have played piano for 20 years and guitar for 15.

Recent Reviews
Rose V.
What I Learned From Peter.

- THE METRONOME IS SO IMPORTANT
- The voice guides the guitar if you’re more of a singer
- Repetition is key
- Practice songs that aren’t in your style to ease your way into guitar
- The power resides in strumming rhythmically
- Focus is more difficult that it seems when combining singing and guitar
- Guitar is an art in itself and itself you shouldn’t master guitar, you should be it’s friend.
- Open mics and video content are the key to more success as they expose you to criticism (good or bad)
Again, the guitar is your companion.

For any aspiring musician or any musician that needs guidance and improvement on the guitar, Peter is a great teacher.
Dhiraj
Peter is very patient and great teaching my 9yr old son. We take father and son lessons together which has been amazing. Peter is naturally talented and plays many other instruments all in from his home studio. He is also extremely flexible and accommodating. Highly recommended!
Kristen R.
Peter was great, very kind and supportive. I will definitely consider another lesson with him.

Meet Online Language Teachers Serving El Cerrito, CA

Marta M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Marta M.

Book Now

Hello! My name is Marta Mendez. I’m from Puerto Rico. I was born and raised in that wonderful island. I moved to the state of Georgia about 8 years ago. My interest in education and teaching began here. [I have an associate CDA degree in children (I’m not sure about that sentence) ] I have 5 years of work experience with children. I’m here to help kids speak and understand the Spanish language.

About Marta

Are you interested in learning a second language? You reached the right person. I will teach you through games. My interest is that you learn and can have a conversation with me in Spanish. Ahead, the world is yours

Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Carina R.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Masters in Education from Lesley College, Mass
  • Teaches students 4 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Carina R.

16 Reviews
Book Now

I've been teaching Spanish for 24 years and my students have improved their grades , passed their Spanish tests, decided to travel to Spanish-speaking countries, become better qualified for jobs, enriched their relationships with friends and family and more! Within a few lessons you will feel empowered to communicate: speaking and understanding. Reading and writing skills, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary will also be addressed as needed.I teach conversational Spanish, SAT subject test in Spanish, CLEP Spanish, AP Spanish language.Within a few lessons you will feel I have the age-appropriate resources, games and creative ideas to instill your love for learning Spanish and getting to know the Spanish culture.

About Carina

I love teaching all ages and levels because I enjoy seeing students learn and achieve personal, social or professional goals. Everybody can learn if I respect the student's needs, pace and learning style, and if I tap into his/ her interests and strengths. A comprehensive approach that includes s

Recent Reviews
Zheng (jessica) Z.
My ten year old son took lessons with Carina during the summer and my son really likes to work with Carina. We feel Carina are one of the nicest teacher to work with and her patience and way of teaching young kids puts my son way ahead of others.
Jill
My Spanish lesson is easily the highlight of my week...Thought provoking, engaging, challenging, and each lesson is strategically structured to what I need most. She does a fabulous job understanding and meeting my goals with a positive approach that would work for every level.
Irene
Carina is an amazing instructor. I have been so impressed with how great she is. I’m an adult learner and thought it would be hard to take a new language. She makes it so easy and fun for me to learn Spanish. She is truly skilled and I have a wonderful time learning a new language. I would highly recommend her. She is beyond outstanding.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Debbie F.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Masters in Education from Claremont Graduate University
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches students 8 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Debbie F.

4 Reviews
Book Now

Knowing how to communicate is the most important skill you can have. I am a credentialed English teacher and published writer working with native and non-native English students for over 20 years. I can help you with writing and speaking. My lessons are tailored around your individual needs. Wherever you are right now, I can take you to the next level. I am also an Drama teacher. Essays, stories, speeches, presentations, monologues, & scenes are all things I'd love to work on with you.

About Debbie

HI! Are you looking for a teacher who can help you write and speak English better? Do you need an acting coach? Great! I've been doing all that for students for over 20 years. I have a California teaching credential and experience in public and private schools. I know how to communicate so you can

Recent Reviews
Karissa
Debbie has been a great tutor and a good friend. Both my mother and I took tutoring classes from her. She is very professional and always has interesting activities for students that suit all ages and all levels. She made her class very interesting, and we learned a lot about culture, idioms, and books. Definitely recommend her.
Martha
Ms. Debbie Foulkes was the fondest memory of school for me. She was patient,kind, optimistic.I remember her being so fun as well. We all have that one teacher from school that we never forget , she was mine. I would recommend her to anyone.
Janice
I hired Debbie in 2014 to tutor my son in English and History (8th grade). Then in 2017-2019 she was tutoring my daughter in English and composition. Debbie is an excellent tutor in English, composition, reading, writing, grammar and anything that’s related to English and history. She’s creative with her lessons plans. Not only can tailor her time to help with completing homework assignments and projects due, she can also come up with lesson plans for individual needs.

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing language teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream language teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_171793_pi_19264446_10213277623485311_7251489786482064662_o
"Alan is a very Thorough instructor. He explains things so it’s easy for his students to learn. Thank you for your patience. Looking forward to next weeks class."
Mark
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
Profile_177928_pi_IMG_3048
"Francesca is a great teacher. A native of Italy, she really is a suberb instructor. After two lessons she has me speaking Italian. Highly recommended."
Edith
Took Italian lessons from Francesca S.
Profile_96156_pi_DSC_0070
"Marie has done a great job teaching my kids Arabic. She is professional and utilizes class time efficiently. Additionally, she is patient and makes learning fun. I highly recommend her as she puts 100% effort and wants to see students progress and succeed. We are happy to have found her."
Riyad
Took Arabic lessons from Marie K.
Profile_239986_pi_4b8ec874269988ddfe66a16e2166749b4f954504
"Suyoun Seonsangnim is amazing! My lessons are always fun and now I can understand many sentences from K drama lol"
Ruby
Took Korean lessons from Suyoun K.
Profile_221520_pi_IMG_4563
"It was my 2nd lesson with Yoshi. He's really friendly and quite helpful."
Megan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
Profile_165853_pi_Profile%20for%20TL
"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."
Rocio
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
Profile_133556_pi_C2552A98-30F8-4FC4-8D05-AA9B68FC214D
"Adriana is great! She's very patient and spends time understanding where you are in your Spanish journey so she can tailor your lessons to give you the most benefit for the allotted time. It was really fun to talk to her and I look forward to many more lessons with her in the future!"
Bradley
Took Spanish lessons from Adriana C.
Profile_62980_pi_IMG_1454
"Gregorio is a wonderful teacher! He was kind and patient with me. I was nervous about starting my very first lesson with Gregorio. He made me feel comfortable speaking Spanish, gently corrected my mistakes, and took the time to give me the origin of the words he taught me. He utilized different scenarios to practice my Spanish. I highly recommend Gregorio. I am already looking forward to my next lesson with him."
Wendy
Took Spanish lessons from Gregorio M.
Profile_96571_pi_JLopez
"I think I found the right teacher for me and will excel my English!"
Violeta
Took ESL lessons from Julie L.
Profile_125730_pi_Madleine%20Business%20Profile%20Pic
"Madleine is very patient so I can practice speaking, is clear in her instruction, and friendly and fun. I recommend her to beginners and advanced students alike."
Kristine
Took German lessons from Madleine P.
View More
View Less

Popular Language Articles from our Blog

How to Describe the Past in Spanish: Imperfect vs. Preterite

When you're taking Spanish lessons, you may be confused by new concepts and grammar rules. In Spanish, there are two different ways to describe the past; the imperfect and the preterite. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish teacher Joan B. shares some helpful hints to help you describe the past in Spanish...   As a beginning Spanish speaker, it can be difficult to determine which form of the past tense you should use: imperfect vs. preterite. Once you learn the following simple tricks, howev …

By Maile Proctor

Student Groups