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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
  • Teaching since 1976
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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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Alyse A.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2009
  • English and French from Vanderbilt University
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Alyse A.

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I been teaching English and French for 10 years now. I began learning in high school so I understand the challenges English speakers and others face learning the language. I studied English and French at Vanderbilt University in the USA. I have lived and worked in France for a total of 2.5 years. My students have ranged from 5 to 60 years of age. I have been able to learn what techniques help with pronunciation and as memory aids for those learning later in life. I still speak French on a daily basis. I have also visited other French speaking countries and can help learners embrace their aspirations and navigate new places.

About Alyse

Bonjour tout le monde. ( Hi everyone.) Je m’appele Alyse. Il me ferait plaisir de vous aider à apprendre une nouvelle langue. (My name is Alyse and I would love to help you learn a new language.) J’ai étudié l’anglais et le français à l’université de Vanderbilt aux états unis. Au

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Alyse is so personable and kind! Her lessons are clear and flows efficiently, making it fun for our son to learn French! Most importantly, he really enjoys Alyse as his instructor and can’t wait for his next lessons!
Priya
Alyse is an excellent French teacher. She’s patient, approachable and engaging. She works with her students to help them meet their goals. Thanks Alyse!
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Mikayla S.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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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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Lovely! This was our first meeting and it felt like a more in-depth college discussion section.
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Tania B.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Greek, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Tania B.

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I've been teaching french for about 6 years now and got experience teaching different level and ages. I studied different languages myself, I understand the obstacles that come with taking on a new language. Since I am a native french speaker I can help with grammar, vocabulary and especially pronunciation.

About Tania

Hello everybody, Do you want to become proficient or more proficient in French? Learn or brush up on french the fast and easy way with a native French speaker? I am here to help you! My name is Tania I am 32 years old and I am a native French speaker. French is my native language. I love the i

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Amy E.
Fantastic! She helped me get used to french in conversations with it being interesting and engaging. She was the main reason I got the highest exam grade out of my high school french class.
Lila R.
Lila is loving her French lesson-Tania is patient, kind and explains things really well.
Lesley G.
I really loved my french lessons with Tania! She was such a huge help and kept me inspired and motivated to work harder at french. Unfortunately I had to focus on school so I'm taking a break but I will be back soon with Tania!
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David M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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David M.

49 Reviews
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Bonjour et Bienvenue!
I am a French native from Paris. I'll be happy to help you improve your French! I am a professional translator and interpreter who also loves teaching and tutoring. You can count on me for fun and dynamic lessons :)
A bientôt!

About David

I love teaching and sharing what I know, especially when it comes to languages! I always listen to the student's needs and interests, and I make sure learning is fun and precise. I am a French native, from Paris. I studied, lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America, and I am now ba

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Di
David conducted a lesson with me from Paris! It was exciting learning about his country of origin.
Sophia A.
David really knows his stuff as a Spanish speaker but also as a teacher. He clearly has mastered the art of teaching online by using Take Lessons video along with Google Docs. Excited to keep learning!
Joe W.
He's wonderful.
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Alex B.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French
  • Awarded David Sides "Playground Piano" International Competition 2st Position from David Sides
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alex B.

15 Reviews
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Je ne parler Français tres bien? Learn French in 3 months using the 12 simple rules that make the process as efficient as it can get.

About Alex

Alex Boulos built his talent on his home piano listening to his father's compositions. He won an international competition of piano played by ear from David Sides Playground Sessions when he was 13 years old as well as many other talent shows and contests.  Alex started giving piano improvisatio

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Bryan M.
He is very helpful
Lexi (.
After first lesson, Alex promises to be a great instructor. He was able to assess my skill level quickly to focus on where I should begin learning, improving and growing.
Cheryl Brown
Alex was awesome, exciting to be his student...

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"Meriem is really amazing! She taught my 9 yr old son french, who had no experience, with patience and joy, and really made it FUN.

She was timely and provided great homework & detail after each lesson to practice in between lessons. She was always responsive with any inquiries.

We would highly recommend Meriem and will be utilizing her services again in the future!"
Lisa
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"Exceptional, mindful, has been teaching my kids via Skype — It works! We think she's terrific -- she is a fun and inspiring tutor for our daughters. They have worked with Elsa for 3 years, and they really enjoy speaking French now. She is using her creativity and empathy skills to help unlock our daughters' full potential. She has an uncanny ability to make them feel comfortable. We believe she has the ability to connect with and engage all types of learners and she makes learning French so much fun. We highly recommend her."
Martin
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Wonderful Professor! I really enjoy my lessons."
Rubi
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Isabelle is very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with!"
Christine
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"I can definitely recommend Pascal as a wonderful teacher. Although I have wanted to learn French for many years, because of work and family demands, I didn't start until the age of 66. I have had Pascal as my teacher at UNLV continuing ed for three levels of classes. She uses many different teaching techniques and makes each class very enjoyable. That can be a real challenge when the class is from 6:30 to 8:30 on Monday evenings. She is personable, knowledgeable and really wants her students to learn."
Debra
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Elsa was very patient. She was on time for the class and very pleasant throughout.
5 stars!"
Abraham
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Philippe is an excellent French instructor! He is incredibly encouraging and makes class enjoyable. His lessons are the perfect mix of helpful grammar and engaging discussions. I've noticed he's also great at identifying gaps in language learning for each of his students-- this is something that is incredibly important to me as I try to relearn the language after 10 years of not using it! Highly, highly recommend."
Jacqueline
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Very detail and nice, my daughter love it."
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Took French lessons from Clifford K.
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"Roman tutored me in French twice a week for several months. He was teaching me the fundamentals of the language in preparation for a planned three week trip to France. I had studied French many years ago in high school so I was essentially a beginner.
Roman came to my home for two hour lessons. He was never late. He was patient and kind but persistent in pushing me to do the best I could. He always had a lesson outline with lots of excellent study material to leave with me after each lesson.
At one point he had to go back to his home for family matters. During that time he stayed in contact and send lessons via the Internet. The lessons always included homework assignments which he would correct and send back to me, there was no charge to me for these efforts. He's a fair and honest man as well as an excellent teacher.
My trip to France was a richer and more rewarding experience as a result of his efforts. In addition to the language instruction he gave me a good deal of information about regions to visit, places to see, and restaurants use.
I have no reservation in recommending Roman as a teacher as well as a fine human being to be associated with."
Joseph
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Very good instructor! And lots of fun."
Pamela
Took French lessons from Jaleh S.
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