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Diane C.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, English, German, French, Duala
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Diane C.

26 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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Julia J.
We had a wonderful experience doing online lessons with Ms Diane. My son was engaged and interested in the lesson times and he looked forward to seeing Ms Diane every week. We intend to resume lessons once the summer is over.
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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Marjan Z.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Farsi, French
  • Master's degree in French Literature from University of Isfahan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marjan Z.

24 Reviews
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I'm teaching French for almost 10 years and I'll be happy to help you learning this lovely language.

About Marjan

Hello everybody, My name is Marjan. I am a qualified French Teacher and Tutor. I have a bachelor's degree in French and a Master's degree in French Literature. I have several years experience teaching and tutoring French to many age groups from children to adults. Whether you are currently s

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Jim H.
I had an absolutely wonderful time learning with Marjan. Very good teacher and great personality.
Esha
It was very well taught and she made sure I understood what I learned. Totally recommend!!!
Asheir G.
She is a great teacher. She is focused on whatever you do to make sure you know the concept. She will even give you extra sources. She wants all her students to do the best!
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Jean-Luc B.

128 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Master’s in Art, Art History and French Literature from ICART (Paris)
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Jean-Luc B.

128 Reviews
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My Course for Beginner is designed for students who wish to learn basic grammar, common vocabulary, numbers, the time of day, days of the week and more. The class largely stresses conversation and comprehension with a moderate emphasis on reading and writing. The student will also be exposed to French and Francophone culture.
My Course for Intermediate and Advanced will improve your ability to comprehend, converse and write in French. Increase vocabulary and expand your grammar, conversations.

About Jean-Luc

Dear Learners My name is Jean-Luc, I am from the Loire Valley in France and have broad experience in teaching French at various levels (beginners to AP French, DELF and DALF) for numerous years. Based on the belief that a better world for all can be achieved through better communication, my missio

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Mr. Jean-Luc B. was a great teacher and my son really learned a lot from him during the summer. This learning has helped him to do well during the school year. I would highly recommend Mr. Jean-Luc B to anyone wanting to learn French as he was highly punctual and his way of teaching was very clear and understandable.
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Melody S.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melody S.

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Bonjour!

I am French, and I live in New York. I graduated with a college degree from La Sorbonne in Italian translation. Thus, languages are my passion.

About Melody

I have tutored for four years in New York for all levels: children and teenagers, attending the best schools and universities in the country, and adults. It would be a pleasure to help new students discover the French language and culture. You can find below my expertise fields: -Grammar, conver

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Alexis
Mélody is an excellent teacher. She is flexible and works according to my needs and is great at explaining grammar rules and pronunciation in a way that I can understand. She is knowledgeable about grammar and how to learn languages and has innovative ideas about how to make learning fun. I highly recommend her as a language tutor! I have been studying with her for the past two years and have seen significant growth as a result of our lessons. She is excellent.
Mary
Melody is an energetic, gifted tutor. The conversation is lively and precise. She is careful to explain the subtle meaning of works and phrases. I got to the level I desired with her. Will come back for periodic refreshers.
Kevin
Melody is an amazing teacher. She is patient, methodical, and makes you improve so quickly! I wanted to be challenged, someone who could boost my fluency. In a few classes, I already noticed progress. I highly recommend Melody for any level!
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Jonathan G.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Ph.D., Music from University of Washington (Seattle)
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Jonathan G.

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I have taught beginning French in a classroom setting and beginning and intermediate French in a tutoring setting. During my time as a graduate student, I worked abroad for several months in France.

About Jonathan

I have over thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish - as a Fulbright scholar. I have had the privilege of teaching with TakeLessons.com since 2012.

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Adam
I've been taking piano lessons with Jonathan for over a month now and I've been very pleased with his teaching. He's extremely knowledgeable and skilled, but what I appreciate most is his enthusiasm during lessons. He keeps the lessons fun, even when the subject matter is difficult. On top of this, he's just a cool, nice guy who I've enjoyed getting to know.
Brandon
Working with Johnathan has been a joy.

It was my purpose setting out to study music in general, not just to study an instrument but to use the instrument as a means of approaching music in the abstract. I set out to study music’s mechanics and theoretical foundations.

Jonathan is very knowledgeable and very meticulous. He has a precise and analytical sort of mind, and very strong foundations in his classical training.

To have a wealth of knowledge in one's subject is not enough, one also has to know how to teach (which is a whole skillset of its own). It is clear Jonathan is an experienced teacher. I have never felt rushed with Jonathan, he is very generous with his time. He provides ample resources for study outside of our sessions, and is quick to respond to emails. He has lent me books, sent me links to videos, and provided me with plenty of homework.

Jonathan has also been very accommodating in allowing me to have some authority in planning lessons and exploring my own interests. Particularly I wanted to study modal music and found a folk song in the Locrian Mode. We took a break from the Suzuki work we had been doing and he helped me transcribe the song and practice.

I could not recommend Jonathan enough, I am switching focus from violin to piano for the time being and will be employing him as my piano tutor, and I’m very much considering taking spanish lessons under his tutelage as well.
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
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Celine L.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Celine L.

7 Reviews
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Parlez-vous Français?
I am native from France and have been teaching for over 20 years and I am passionate about sharing my culture and language.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or novice, I am here to help you speak French and have fun while doing it!

About Celine

My name is Céline and I am from France, I currently live in Upstate New York with my family. I have been teaching for over 20 years in various institutions and I am now working mostly remotely, offering my skills to worldwide students and families. Teaching young ones how to read and write is

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Cinderella
Celine was my middle school french teacher, and is a delightful person who makes learning French easy and fun
Jose
Celine is the best teacher one could hope for. She has been teaching both my children how to read and write in French & has been helping me in my goal to speak fluently with my spouse family members. I highly recommend Celine, a true native and makes learning fun !
Pauline
It’s such a pleasure to learn French with Mrs. Celine. I love how she combines Music 🎶 to make French practice easier and fun.

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"The classes I had with Philippe is very informative and at the same time engaging! He's a great teacher, and the lessons he provides is really systematic."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Excellent attention to details and clarity"
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Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Great first lesson. Very personalized to my needs."
carolyn
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"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!
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Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Hi - I have been taking French classes for a long time and Philippe by far has been my favorite instructor - so much so that I now request him where I am currently taking courses. He builds his classes around his students learning requests and this approach has helped me move further and faster than if I were going chapter by chapter through a text book. Classes are always fun and lively and the time passes quickly. I am much more confident reading, speaking, and listening to French. :-)"
Julie
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"David is exceptionally good with children and he is an excellent teacher. My 9-year-old daughter loves him and she looks forward to his lessons all the time!"
Lelle
Took French lessons from David M.
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"Marie is an incredible teacher — we meet weekly, and I always look forward to our sessions! As a beginner French student, Marie is incredibly patient, kind, and educating. Through a variety of learning techniques (audio, visual, and kinetic), she teaches language through proper pronunciation and grammar. I greatly appreciate the individual approach, tailored to my abilities, and always warm and inviting. If you are on the fence about signing up for lessons, I highly encourage you to reach out to Marie! She has my highest recommendation."
Danielle
Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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"Roman is incredibly well organized, thorough in his explanations, and his instruction seems very targeted toward my goal. Highly recommend!"
Ryan
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"I started taking lessons from Jacqueline in person but have moved to online during the shutdown. I'm 66 and have taken some formal french courses but my conversational skills are lacking. It is often difficult finding a teacher that can be effective with someone in my age group. Jacqueline has been excellent at getting me to converse, improving my pronunciation, and working on my comprehension and grammar. We generally meet once a week but I would recommend more often."
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Took French lessons from Jacqueline G.
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"Starting out as a complete beginner in French, Marie took the time to make sure the pace and style of tutoring was right for me. Now, I'm grasping the language quicker than I ever thought I would. Marie makes our lessons very comprehensive and fun, I would highly recommend her!!"
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Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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