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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, English, Arabic
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • 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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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks German, Dutch, French
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
  • Elementary Education from Paedagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Germany
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Chrissy S.

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I majored in Highschool in French and used to be fluent and so I'd like to give you a start off into this beautiful language and culture that I had the privilege growing up next to -as a neighbor so to say!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Ashley E.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.A. Theatre Performance from Fordham University Lincoln Center
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Ashley E.

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Bonjour! Je m'appelle Ashley, and I've been studying French for nine years. As a French tutor, I specialize in homework help, test prep, essay-writing, and oration practice. I have tutored middle school, high school, and collegiate French students, helping them pass their requirements and grow to love language-learning in the process.

About Ashley

Hey, there! My name is Ashley, and I am a musician, comedian, actor, and French tutor based in New York City. I am a proud graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center. My style of teaching is very goal-driven, so that I can cater my skill set to my student's to engender a positive, stimulating

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Dalton M.
Ashley helped me pass my high school French midterms! She made the material super easy to understand (even the impossibly difficult conjugations), and gave me a ton of confidence in myself.
Laurie
Ashley was such a great help to me in my pursuit of acting! Her thoughtful yet kind approach made me feel at ease, and she taught me many helpful tools to improve my performance. I highly recommend you study with Ashley!
Cody R.
I have been thrilled with my lessons with Ashley! She is exceptionally skilled and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged. Acting can make one feel very vulnerable, so I appreciate that studying with Ashley has given me a safe space to grow and experiment with my craft.
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Zach M.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks english, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BAC Literature and English from Lycée Jean Monnet
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Zach M.

42 Reviews
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Born and raised in Paris , France to a french mother and an american father. Teaching french is a true passion and joy.

My classes are fun and if you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whatever your goals are with French, I can help you get there!
Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals.

Wether you , your spouse or kids would like to learn french, I adapt my classes to everyone's needs and goals.

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
No problem !

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
Sure thing !

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Yes you can if you're ready to work hard and have fun !

Whatever your reason is : you found the right person ! :)

I can help you with :

• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a ...

About Zach

"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?" - Oui ! Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach. I was born and raised in Paris, France. I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature. I moved to t

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David Z.
Zach is wonderful. He establishes a great repore among student and teacher. He strikes an excellent balance between instructing and letting you learn on your own. He celebrates your small accomplishments and ensures you understand the concepts, pronunciation, material and more before moving on to new material.

He is great!!! Merci Beucoup Zach
Emily
Zach is enthusiastic and makes the lessons interesting and fun. He has a unique way of teaching which is refreshing after trying to learn classroom French for years.
Greg T.
Zach is AWESOME! I love his sense of humor, laissez-faire attitude (tres Francis!) his punctuality, and his deftness. He is special and a joy to interface with. Looking forward to more sessions together and becoming fluent!
WOW ;-)
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Hanane B.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Hanane B.

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I am a native french speaker who's been studying and working in french for over 30 years. Not only I have a good exposure to the french language through my professional experience but I am also familiar with french in a school setting. I helped my three kids with their homework throughout middle school and high school. I also volunteered to teach french classes to kids who needed help but couldn't afford it. I enjoy preparing lessons which I customize based on what each student needs focusing on perfecting strengths and improving weaknesses. My teaching method mainly involves patience and encouragement. I will make sure to go over the concepts as many time as needed as well as push you to expand your learning.

About Hanane

I have been working in the travel business for over than 30 years, traveled around the world and met lots of nice people with great stories that I can share with you. French is the most romantic language with poetry, fashion, cooking and much more. I cook French and speak French with my kids. French

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David M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • MASTER DEGREE from EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL (LILLE, FRANCE)
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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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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Lafayette is $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $80 per hour.
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"Very good instructor! And lots of fun."
Pamela
Took French lessons from Jaleh S.
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"I had a very fun time with Elsa learning cards with french expressions on them."
Michelle
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Celine is a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend her to anyone trying to learn French."
Charlotte
Took French lessons from Celine L.
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"The rating level for 5 stars is "Best instructor ever" and that's exactly what Phillippe was for me.

He provided clear instruction. He understood my strengths and weaknesses as a student. He was understanding when he needed to be and pushed me when I needed it. He was flexible in his teaching methods, allowing us to focus on different skills as needed.

Added to his skill as an instructor, he is also just a fantastic human being! It was a pleasure to work with him and I will truly miss our time spent together."
James
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Isabelle is a wonderful native French teacher who speaks fluent English. She has helped me so much with accent reduction, verb conjugation, and medical French. She curtails the lesson to my needs and is very flexible. I highly recommend her for beginner to advanced French students!"
Tina
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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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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"very engaging and interesting lessons. I enjoy taking classes with Mrs.Tessier."
Rubi
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Best French teacher! She is kind, keeps the lesson interesting and fun and at the same time makes corrections and instructions on grammar and pronunciation as well as helps to enrich the vocabulary. I 100% recommend taking classes with Evelyn!"
Tonia
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"My 10yo says: He is a very helpful and funny guy, which is great when you're learning French. He made it easy but challenging too. Right in the middle of fun and making me learn.

From me (adult): I was relearning French to prepare for a vacation to Paris. Zach did a fantastic job of being flexible, challenging me, teaching us (ny daughter and me) key phrases that would be helpful ahead of our trip, etc. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to take lessons!"
christy
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"It was probably too much for my toddler. Isabel was patient and persistent, though."
Matt
Took French lessons from Isabel S.
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