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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $57
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Bobbie M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bobbie M.

2 Reviews
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SPECIAL AREAS: IB study and exams, comprehensible input

GROUPS: Small groups are possible, please let me know how many you wish to have in your group and I can make the appropriate arrangements.

I am a professional public school teacher, and have been tutoring and teaching since 2013. I have worked primarily with teens and adults, but welcome all ages to join me in their learning adventure.

I'm happy to say that I am a very flexible teacher. Together we will find the best way for you to learn and feel successful in French. Specifically, I speak of two main options: traditional school learning and a method called comprehensible input.

*Traditional learning is something you're probably familiar with and may have experienced in learning a lesson. This is the textbook, worksheet, grammar repetition version of learning. For some people, this works for them. This is how I learned French, and some find success with it. However, if you've ever felt this wasn't the best method for you (or ...

About Bobbie

SPECIAL AREAS: IB exams, comprehensible input I'm a lover of languages and learning. To me, speaking another language is like unlocking a secret to another world and I love sharing that feeling with others. I first started learning French in 1993. My 7th grade best friend and I thought it would b

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Kathryn S.
Flexible. Very easy to work with. Most interested in helping me learn French
Dario R.
After just one lesson, my son's attitude towards French has changed and improved. He is looking forward to continuing his work with Bobbie.
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Marjan Z.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, Farsi
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marjan Z.

23 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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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!
Emily C.
Wonderful teacher! She customizes my lessons specifically for me and what I need. Absolutely recommend!
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Mikayla S.

98 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of French and Francophone Studies from San Diego State Univeristy
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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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Cora
Lovely! This was our first meeting and it felt like a more in-depth college discussion section.
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Claire G.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Awarded Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda from Beta Omega Chapter
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Claire G.

75 Reviews
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I was born and raised in Nice, France. I arrived in the United States in 2010, to study music in California. I just received my doctorate from the University of Miami.

I have taught French to foreign people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students. I was also a French tutor during my Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. I love my culture and would love to share it with you if you are interested.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. On Takelessons, I teach both Music and French. I have the experience of te

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Kimberly B.
Claire was really kind, supportive, and quick during the lesson. I learned so much in the 45 minutes!
Patricia S.
Great first lesson! I was quite nervous but now not so nervous.. thanks!
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Jonathan G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French, German
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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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.
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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Merci beaucoup Philippe! 😁😁😁"
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"Isabel is an amazing teacher, I’m looking forward to working with her on French for the the rest of the year! She is so sweet and hands on. Highly recommend 💚! Thank you Isabel!"
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Took French lessons from Isabel S.
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"I have been working with Philippe for two months now. He focuses his lessons on my specific job-related needs. I have really come to look forward to our lessons together because it's like chatting with an old friend. I would highly recommend Philippe to anyone who is looking for individual French lessons, especially to those working in government and/or finance. Philippe has helped me revive my fluency in French, which is something that has provided immense joy to me this year."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Jean-Luc is very patient and adapts to your level. It was a great first lesson. I am excited for our next one :)"
Nicole
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I look forward to my weekly French lessons w Pascale! Not only I am learning so much from a native speaker, it is fun at the same time!
Pascale makes learning French fun! I love when we sing in French as well! I highly recommend taking lessons with her! Hopefully, she will still have room for us all ;-) Merci à toi, Pascale ! À bientôt !"
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Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Had done 3-4 online courses with Valentina before a vacation to France. Lessons were helpful and enjoyable."
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"Lila is loving her French lesson-Tania is patient, kind and explains things really well."
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