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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, Arabic, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Jennifer W.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jennifer W.

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Due to my enthusiasm for Foreign languages, I am fluent in French and can read Russian, German, and Spanish. French was my minor and chemistry was my major. I was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society based on my achievements in the fields of chemistry and French. I have also enhanced my fluency in French by traveling abroad, including residing in France at the University of Poitiers as well as traveling abroad to Paris, Brussels, and Calais. I look forward to spreading my enthusiasm for foreign languages to others.

About Jennifer

Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US A

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Excellent instructor...Jennifer.
Haliah E.
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
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Helen M.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Master's degree in French language and literature from Donetsk National University
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Helen M.

39 Reviews
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I've been teaching French for 11 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, study abroad in French speaking countries, and more! 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 typically use the living language books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and can't wait to meet you!

About Helen

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and

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Helen is a wonderful teacher who is fluent in everyday French. She has all the characteristics that make up a perfect instructor. She is patient, fearlessly willing to correct where needed, and understanding of a student's fear when having to discuss complex subjects in French. I would recommend her without reservation to both beginning and intermediate students.
James
Helen was wonderful!! She tailored an approach for me and took special requests for areas I was interested in. She was patient and helpful through out!!
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Philippe F.

70 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Awarded Member from Association française pour l’enseignement du français
  • Teaches students 13 to 60
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Philippe F.

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I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whose levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress. I measure progress on a regular basis, so as to adjust myself to the students strengths and helping the student to reach the assigned goal.

About Philippe

Born, educated and raised in France. Dual US/French citizen Summary of Skills: Experience developing and providing instructions in French language Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking a

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Jenna Nevins
Philippe is an extremely engaging and patient instructor. I had the pleasure of taking two of his virtual courses, one with about 12 students and one with 5. He was able to teach to everyone's level without leaving anyone behind or boring those with a little more experience. He also made himself available outside of class to answer questions. I believe I made great strides with my French speaking skills because of him.
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Sarah N.
Philippe is an awesome instructor. I have learned so much from him about French culture that one could just not get from a textbook. He is very encouraging and his teaching style is very nice to work with.
Merci beaucoup Philippe! 😁😁😁
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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish, German
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
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I will be focusing on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone, for example as some students struggle to learn English on their own with this methodology. I can recommend websites and books. I recommend at least one 45 to 60-minutes lesson per week; or two 30-minutes lessons per week.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Carol L
In my French lessons, Isabelle has worked with me on pronunciation, reading, vocabulary and syntax. Isabelle is always patient and shows a strong command of french and how to convey concepts. I really appreciate & enjoy my lessons with Isabelle.
Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Yourshabel W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Yourshabel W.

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Bonjour! Je m'appelle Belle et je suis très heureux de commencer ce voyage avec vous!

Hello! My name is Belle and I am very happy to begin this journey with you! I have been a student of the French language for 10 years. I received my minor in French language from Portland State University and Université de Lyon 2. In 2016 I lived in Lyon, FR during my Junior year of college and absolutely loved it. I have a lot of information to share and can't wait to begin our lessons. Whether you are just starting out or you would like a conversation buddy, I am able to help you! Commençons!

About Yourshabel

Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by! I love teaching the French language and helping students strengthen their knowledge! Whether you are just beginning or want to sharpen your skills, I am able to help. I have a minor in French language and lived in France during my time in college! Let's get starte

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"I am taking a course with Pascale through a university continuing education program. It is a perfect course for anyone who would like to visit France because Pascale is helping us to develop the practical, everyday language skills we need. For example, we learn vocabulary related to shopping for food at a market and we learn how to interact with a hotel reservation desk. Pascale is helping us to build vocabulary and create good sentence structure. The best part is the way Pascale is able to make the learning process enjoyable. I would recommend her."
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Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Joelle is terrific - my 15 y old daughter Cloe has been taking private French lessons this winter with Joelle
And she is in track with her difficult Homework and her grade improved drastically. Mrs Joelle is always on time and very Articulated. Overall My daughter enjoys learning French with Joelle -
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Took French lessons from Joelle B.
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"After one lesson I am already feeling more confident and experienced in my French!"
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Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Pascale était super! I had taken French for a year or two in high school, but nothing beyond that when I decided to pick it up again a few years later. Pascale comes prepared with slides and examples, as well as additional outside resources. She makes lessons fun and easy to understand and really prepares you for speaking. I would take lessons from her again in a heartbeat."
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Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"I enjoyed my first lesson with Aliaksandra. She put me at my ease while challenging me. The one on one is exactly what I need to improve my ability to use the language. While I have been studying on my own for quite awhile, there is no substitute for having to actually use the language. On top of all of this, Aliaksandra is personable and fun."
Ellen
Took French lessons from Aliaksandra P.
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"I am very pleased with my lessons with Jean-Luc. He is very supportive, personable, and friendly. The lessons are stress free and allow me to learn a lot, especially pronunciation and correct grammar. I had five classes and enjoyed them all. Thanks a lot."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Pascale was patient with me during some initial technical difficulty we had in connecting. After that she was engaging, interesting and quickly showed she was a competent, knowledge instructor. I was hesitant about takelessons.com, never having used an online tutoring service, but Pascale had me convinced of the value after the first lesson. I'm very happy with my choice!"
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"Roman is fantastic to work with-- he "hacks" grammar rules, he presents the information in a challanging, yet fun way. He's always punctual and is flexible with diverse schedules. If you're considering learning a new language, Roman is well worth the investment."
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Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"My first lesson was great. Zach has a way of making learning fun."
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Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Kids loved their first lesson, I'm sure they will get into the grove"
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