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Popular Language Teachers in La Jolla, CA

Sophie D.

13 Reviews
La Jolla, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sophie D.

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My name is Sophie, I am a native French speaker from Belgium and have over fifteen years of teaching experience. After being a middle school language teacher for years I realized that my passion was for tutoring adults and teenagers one on one or in small groups. I love to build on whatever foundations (if any) my students already have and my approach is fun and interactive, the goal being to communicate as much as possible. I like to think that I make my students confortable enough to actually speak French when in real life situations. That is done by using a lot of open-ended activities such as dialogues, improvisations, Flashcards, games etc.

About Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am originally from Belgium. French is my native language and I have over ten years of teaching experience! I obtained my bachelor degree in education in 2004 and taught languages in a middle school until 2010-from which I got tenure. I then moved to San Diego with my h

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She is wonderful and a great teacher, we are glad we found her!
Ralph K.
Great teacher.
Natasa B.
Sophie has been really good with my girl.

Jaleh S.

Chula Vista, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks persian, english, french
  • P.h.D. in French from The Ohio State University
  • Teaching since 1998
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Jaleh S.

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I have a Ph.D. in French from the Ohio State University with twenty years of teaching experience (private lessons, language institutions, and universities).
Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school.
I love teaching French. My teaching methodology depends on each of my students and their specific needs and goals in learning the French language. It is important to me to keep my students interested, motivated, and engaged while learning the language. I always try to assure that my students feel comfortable and confident in speaking French in a friendly and fun environment.

About Jaleh

Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school. Therefore, I grew up appreciating together this new world with that

Jackie D.

23 Reviews
Chula Vista, CA
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jackie D.

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Currently, I tutor students from different countries, including Colombia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Korea, and Peru to help them in college and business. In Peru and Mexico, I taught ESL full-time to adults, college students, and high school students. The classes ranged from basic English where the students had little to no English experience to advanced business conversation among nearly fluent ESL speakers.

About Jackie

Hi there! My name is Jackie, and I have nearly 20 years of experience in teaching. All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help all my students reach their goals. The feedba

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Jim G.
Jackie is an excellent teacher. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to either learn Spanish or improve on the Spanish skills they already have
Jean Charles
Jackie is a very very good teacher. No comment!

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Ignacio C.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Catalan
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Undergraduate Studies in Viola Performance from Catalonia College of Music
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Ignacio C.

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Hola a todos!

I am originally from Spain, and I have lived there for over 20 years. Since I also teach music, this has offered me the opportunity to adapt to the individual needs of each student very quickly. If this will be your first interaction with Spanish, I will help you getting started with basic speaking skills, and we will slowly move into writing skills. If you are already able to speak in Spanish, we could strengthen your knowledge through conversation development or writing checkups. Mucha suerte y adelante!!!

About Ignacio

The Spanish violist, Ignacio, has developed an international career as a viola performer and teacher, in Europe, United States, China, and Russia. His collaborations include faculty chamber music recitals with members of the Music Academy of the West, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Strin

Joy S.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • BA Sociology from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joy S.

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Mastering the fundamentals is essential to language learning. I focus on building a strong foundation of accurate sounds and tones, using familiar examples to make connections stick. Step by step, we cover everyday essentials, including numbers, colors, greetings, and phrases and expressions that will help you feel confident in Chinese-speaking environments.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

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She is very patient.
Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much.
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Allison M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Allison M.

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I teach and tutor in American Sign Language from the perspective of one who came into ASL and the Deaf community without a thought of being a professional in a related field. Still, I did become a professional interpreter, teacher, tutor, mentor and have been a service-provider, advocate and friend with many Deaf since 1984.

I want my students to learn that fear and anxiety in undertaking a new adventure are usually of our own making, and that learning about other cultures and languages by association with native users is so valuable.

Therefore, my classes are highly interactive and immersive; students will be required often to learn voice-off, role-play sign language / deaf experience situations, complete tasks between classes, and engage fully. Focus will be on conversational quality, grammatical structures, situational encounters, expressive and receptive language skills.

I will provide curriculum and, as needed, written information and videos used.

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About Allison

My journey with ASL began at age 6 – from shy little friend to a Professional interpreter, teacher, tutor, mentor, workshop trainer, evaluator, agency owner, advocate, and friend. I began interpreting in 1984 and soon thereafter received my degree in Public Service - Interpreting / ASL; and thus ha

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Ella D.
Allison is phenomenal! I was so nervous about signing up for lessons--afraid that I'd be wasting my money. I sent a few emails to a few instructors and their responses left me uncertain of their abilities. When I read Allison's profile, I was immediately impressed with her attention to detail. I was hoping she'd be a perfect match for me, since I am a detail-oriented person as well, and sent her an email. Her response confirmed that she was a perfect match for me! She emailed me with a recommended course to help me as an interpreter (detailed, of course) and I immediately signed up! She is incredibly knowledgeable of ASL interpreting. Not only does she have an extensive background in interpreting, but she is involved in Deaf ministry. I am so thankful that she was able to bless me with so much advice and instruction for my own ministry! I cannot thank her enough! I would highly recommend her for any and all of your interpreting needs!
I had some previous ASL lessons and exposure. However doing the class with Allison did help to polish my language skill and conversation skills. The class that I participated in was a mix of true beginners and some intermediate users. She was still able to make class fun and even challenging for me with the mix of learners.

She is fun and doesn't make learning overly serious. But you will be very equipped to hold a conversation with deaf friends and family.
Allison's teaching method is fun and engaging. I have witnessed her teach ASL to students of all ages and backgrounds, and I'm convinced she can teach ASL to just about anyone!

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"Sophie is excellent and is my absolute go-to in San Diego. Believe me, I know because I have had several French tutors/teachers in the San Diego and Bay area. She is a keen listener and will tailor your lessons to your personal or professional needs. Sophie is also great at providing a nice flowing lesson while still providing a good academic backbone to what you are studying. Stop your search, she's it. -Paul Jeffrey, Academic Services Advisor, Kaplan College"
Took French lessons from Sophie D.
"Great initial lesson"
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
"Kate is very thorough and very knowledgeable with the language. I felt very comfortable with her as I had some questions and she explained in a way that I wouldn't feel embarrassed once she completed her explanation. She made me feel very relaxed and I look forward to the rest of my sessions with her."
Anthony Ruffino
Took Spanish lessons from Kate S.
"My first French lesson ever with Zach was great. He’s a really nice guy and was super patient with me. Definitely looking forward to continued sessions with him."
Took French lessons from Zach M.
"My first lesson with Pattricia was great. She is really organized and did a nice job explaining the outline of our course. She is very friendly and it sounds like it will be a great class."
Took Spanish lessons from Ms. Patino F.
"Valentina was very patient and articulate; I enjoyed my first lesson with her!"
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
"She teaches Italian very easily and I learn from her very quickly"
Took Italian lessons from Silvana Saber A.
"Javier is an expert in both Latin American and Castillian Spanish, it is great that he is able to teach both. I appreciated that he paid special attention to proper pronunciation, which is exactly what I needed help with. He is a great teacher!"
Took Spanish lessons from Javier D.
"Francesca is lovely and kind- very fun to chat with! I learned a lot in my first session and can’t wait to continue."
Elly Kakacek
Took Italian lessons from Francesca S.
"It was awesome!! We wasted no time and got A LOT accomplished. Chau was patient and I’m excited about next weeks lesson!"
Took Vietnamese lessons from Chau N.
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Learning Korean in San Diego

Want to take Korean lessons in San Diego? America’s Finest City is known for its cultural diversity, and San Diego also has a dense Asian population. It's home to a large and vibrant Korean community, and the Asian population makes up approximately 10 percent of the entire county's population. With annual Asian festivals, and a rich variety of Korean cuisine, San Diego is an ideal city for learning the Korean language.

San Diego hosts an annual Asian Cultural Festival, ( to celebrate and promote Asian awareness throughout the community, and connect ethnicities and cultures. The family-friendly event features cultural exhibitions, martial arts, ethnic dances, food, and entertainment. K-Konnect, a collective of Korean culture enthusiasts that celebrate all things Korean, always has a booth at the event. K-Konnect hosts events throughout the year, and also publishes a monthly magazine and blog (

IamKoreAm, the official website for the Korean-American magazine the KoreAm Journal, is a great resource for news and up-to-date information on events in the area. IamKoreAM ( hosts the San Diego Korean Film Festival, which features Korean films, actors, and filmmakers. IamKoreAM also offers KoreAm U, a nationwide online community for Korean-American students. With increasingly active participation, the site now hosts more than 100,000 users nationwide.

The Korean American Association of San Diego (KAASD) hosts annual parties, monthly board meetings, and a community partnership program. The center seeks to promote cooperation and awareness about the Korean culture. Learning about Korean culture and connecting with community leaders is a great way to boost your learning.

When you’re taking Korean lessons in San Diego, you can take a study break and enjoy some delicious Korean food. In San Diego, Korean food is often synonymous with barbecue, and dishes like Kalbi and Bulgogi. Buga Korean BBQ is the king of Korean barbecue in the city. Marrying the health-conscious culture of Southern California with traditional Korean food, the restaurant only uses local, hormone-free meat.

If you're a curious student looking to explore the Korean culture, there are several regions within the city that you can visit. The Kearny Mesa/Convoy Street area has lots of Asian markets and restaurants like the Mitsuway Marketplace, Nijiya Market, and Dae Jang Keum Korean BBQ.

San Diego is the perfect city for any student who wants to learn the Korean language. In addition to the variety of Korean cultural resources, there are also private tutors for one-on-one lessons. If you want to take Korean lessons in San Diego, you can feel confident that the city provides limitless opportunities for Korean language students. With one of the largest Asian festivals in the country, a variety of delicious Korean cuisine, and an engaging community partnership program, San Diego is a great place to start your Korean adventure!

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