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Popular French Teachers in Palo Alto, CA

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Jacqueline G.

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Menlo Park, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jacqueline G.

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students including at most local Bay Area schools as well as many out-of-state. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

About Jacqueline

Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students at all levels including beginners, AP students, and adult learners. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with

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david
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.
Janis
Our family has found Jacqueline to be an awesome tutor for our high school daughter. Not only is she kind, thorough and patient, but Jacqueline always makes it a point to find out what the local high school teachers are teaching and what methods they're using. She has a very friendly and approachable manner and loves what she teaches.
Eduardo R.
Lesson and teacher were great! Although only an hour in duration, I feel I have learned a weeks worth of language.

chloe M.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks italian, English, french
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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chloe M.

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Hello,

I was born and raised in France, spent a few years in Montreal then moved here in San Francisco for studies, I am a cellist.
I studied literature for several years and taught a lot in my student years. Besides teaching you the grammar and vocabulary, I will give you tips to get a better accent and will have conversation as much as we can. Learning by speaking with and listening to a french person speak is so much faster !
Lessons can be online if you prefer.

Looking forward to meet you,

Chloé

About chloe

I started playing cello at the age of 6 in Lyon, France. When I finished the conservatory, at 19, I left for Montreal to study at the Schulich school of music, Mcgill University. I got my Bachelor and Master degree there, with a full scholarship and "outstanding achievement in Cello Performance ".

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Claire G.

48 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Claire G.

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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 foreigner 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 :) I am French and arrived in the US for the first time in August 2010 to study music. I am in my third and last of year of Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fulle

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David W.
Claire is fantastic!
David W.
Thank you Claire!
Rémy
Perfect start, excited to see the progression (for my son.) Thanks!

Meet Online French Teachers Serving Palo Alto, CA

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Erika I.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Erika I.

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I have experience teaching and working with children as well as with adults. I feel comfortable teaching students in all different levels, from the beginner up to the advanced level. The typical approach that I use is a rather communicative one. I like to encourage students to speak and get engaged in real life situations.

I like to know my students, who you are and what your interests are so that I am not just your teacher, but also a friend. I like to think that I am a humorous person and it always makes me feel great when we can share a laugh or two in the class.

Come and join me!

About Erika

My name is Erika and I have been studying French since I was 4 years old. I studied French in my hometown where I got a degree in French (C1 level). When I was 16, I got a scholarship to study French in Normandie, France. Ten years later, I got a second scholarship to study in Lyon, France. Back in

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Vicky
always a pleasure
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Mary Jo D.
I love her approach and patience with me. i am a visual learner and having her write the phrases for me truly helps my comprehension. Merci!
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Bettina S.

68 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Swedish, French, Hebrew, English
  • Awarded Kolot BiK'dushah from Women's League for Conservative Judaism
  • B,A, Education and History from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Bettina S.

68 Reviews
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I am a seasoned language teacher, of both adults and children. Making languages come alive through interesting anecdotes, songs, and stories, is my specialty. My schooling, from age four to 14, was 100% in French. Boy, did those nuns drill us in grammar!

About Bettina

I grew up in Sweden, speaking Swedish at home, but going to French school. At age four, I was immersed in a French environment, and had to sink or swim. I swam! In my late teens, my family moved to Israel, so I became fluent in Hebrew as well. I understand a lot about the language acquisition proce

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James R.
I would highly recommend Bettina. She's patient and makes the lessons fun. The text that she uses is effective and irreverent, which also helps to keep it fun.
stan Jakubowicz
Great first class! Excited to learn more from Bettina.
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A. Yasmine T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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A. Yasmine T.

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As a native French speaker, I bring several years of teaching beginning to AP level students. We use top-rated curriculum to gain a strong base in grammar and conversational skills by covering practical and thematic material.

About A. Yasmine

Hello! As a classical and crossover singer, I hold a tremendous passion for music and the singing voice. I have sung for many years with groups, including Artes Vocales of Los Angeles, where I am a frequent soloist and former board member; California Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall; San Fr

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Palo Alto is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $184 per hour.
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"I enjoy my French lessons with Marie immensely. Learning with her is more effective than an online application because you get direct feedback on your pronunciation. Her feedback is kind and nonjudgmental. She creates a fun and accepting environment."
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"Pascale était super! I had taken French for a year or two in high school, but nothing beyond that when I decided to pick it up again a few years later. Pascale comes prepared with slides and examples, as well as additional outside resources. She makes lessons fun and easy to understand and really prepares you for speaking. I would take lessons from her again in a heartbeat."
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"Roman is incredibly well organized, thorough in his explanations, and his instruction seems very targeted toward my goal. Highly recommend!"
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Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Great experience. She really took time to discuss with my daughter her strengths/weaknesses so the session could be most beneficial. Very friendly and put my daughter at ease quickly."
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Took French lessons from Jinky B.
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"Today was my first lesson. Evelyne is very relaxed and immediately helped me to feel relaxed. She quickly chose a starting point that met my skill level.
I am already looking forward to my second lesson."
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"I’ve had seven or eight formal French instructors at various points in my life, and I have to say Philippe was by far the best. I worked with him online for several hours a week over a few months to recover forgotten French and push ahead in new areas. He was extremely responsive and flexible, got straight to the heart of what skills I needed to work on, and was a genuine pleasure to have as an instructor.
Let me be the first to say if you’re considering a language instructor, look no further."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"The first lesson with Meriem was great. I’ve been teaching myself French, and I have some pretty big gaps in basic knowledge. She did a great job helping me figure out what I need to work on. I look forward to more lessons."
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Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"Marie is awesome! She is very patient and thorough. I wanted to work on my accent and pronunciation, and I already feel myself improving even though we are only a few lessons in."
Vanessa Baillie
Took French lessons from Marie K.
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"I was looking a conversation partner to improve my conversational skills and Isabelle is helping me in improving this, she is very friendly and easy going also is awesome that we are in a similar time zone because it would be problematic to speak with a person that is located in France.
I highly recommend her to anyone trying to improve their French.
Thank you Isabelle!"
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Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"I have taken 3 sessions with Isabelle and so far I am already so much more confident in my ability to learn conversational French that will help me work my way towards being fluent in French. She is patient and describes everything in such detail until I am able to fully understand what she is teaching. Having this role is so important, and she far exceeds all of my expectations!"
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Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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