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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $57
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, English, Arabic
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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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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Mikayla S.

97 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Mikayla S.

97 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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My daughter, has been a student, under Mikayla for awhile now. She loves it! Mikayla is an excellent, caring, and accomplished teacher. She is just what we were looking for. My daughter looks forward to every lesson with her, and enjoys her teaching style. Mikayla has worked with us on many occasions to fit our schedual to her classes. She is great! My daughter is very happy to have her as a French teacher.
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Bobbie M.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
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I will be focusing on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone, for example as some students struggle to learn English on their own with this methodology. I can recommend websites and books. I recommend at least one 45 to 60-minutes lesson per week; or two 30-minutes lessons per week.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Carol L
In my French lessons, Isabelle has worked with me on pronunciation, reading, vocabulary and syntax. Isabelle is always patient and shows a strong command of french and how to convey concepts. I really appreciate & enjoy my lessons with Isabelle.
Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
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David M.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Robert M.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Curacao), Spanish, Italian, Papiamentu (language from Aruba, Dutch, Bonaire, French, English, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 1973
  • Spanish Teaching Degree from Radulphus College, Curacao, The Netherlands
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Robert M.

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I teach French since 1973. I am a French native speaker and I do teach and tutor privately. I did teach in schools since November 2016-July 2017 at the Fort Bend Christian Academy. My students were 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. My teaching experience started teaching my students about Le Petit Prince. This marvelous story caught on very fast the imagination and desire to learn French in all my students. Never failed! I teach students to speak French and not to just read from a book.
I have always been a member of the Alliance Francaise in Curacao and I did study methodology on how to teach French as second language at the French island of Guadeloupe, at L'Ecole Normale, at Pointe-a-Pitre, in 1975, sent by the Alliance Francaise of Curacao.

About Robert

My name is Robert M. I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from Curacao, a beautiful island that once was part of The Netherlands and I started teaching in 1973. So far I have been teaching Spanish for 12 years. I also have an Associate Degree in Applied Arts in Advertising Design from the Art Institute

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Emma I.
Robert is a very good teacher! He is funny and easy to talk to and above all he truly has a passion for teaching. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with him
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Victoria B.
I love it and I have much fun.

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"Isabelle is an incredible French instructor. If you work with her, you will learn French, from the first lesson, to the last!

I've been a student of Isabelle's for over 2 years now and I can honestly say that working with Isabelle is one of the best decisions I've made in my life!

Isabelle maximizes lessons of any size by:
-skillfully assessing where clients are in their journey
-identifying near and long-term goals
-masterfully coaching clients to maximize French language acquisition across both oral and reading comprehension and oral and written expression

With Isabelle's help, I obtained an A2 ranking on my latest TCF exam earlier this year! Practically speaking, I've been able to comfortably travel to Paris, France and Montreal, Canada with ease and ace a job interview with a Native Francophone speaker in a hybrid conversation in English and French!

You will be lucky to work with Isabelle on your language goals. I recommend that you work with Isabelle, and insist that you start today!"
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Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"I 100% recommend Philippe. He is very professional and really cares about his student's learning. His lessons are challenging but also fun and dynamic."
Brian
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"I had a short time frame for a French review, and Jean Luc was very easy to schedule time with. He quickly understood what I needed and responded. Highly recommended"
Chloe
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I am currently taking French classes to further my education and because of my love for the language. Of all of my learning, Philippe Fadi has been BY FAR the best teacher of any course I have taken. Rather than a standard rote learning of verbs/tenses/adjectives, etc. - which are all important - Monsieur Fadi caters the sessions to the interests and skill levels of his students. He is also very clear that 'perfect French' is not a goal - but to instead work to convey an idea or thought. Last semester our intermediate class spent time discussing and writing about current events - something I would never have dreamed to try when the course began. By the end of the course I had started reading French magazines and newspapers (dictionary in hand) and listening to French music, something I now carry on to reinforce my learning and vocabulary. My confidence has grown considerably just from that one course alone. As I register for more courses, I will continue to request Monsieur Fadi. Merci beaucoup!"
Julie
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Isabelle tutors my three children in French, ages 9,11 and 13. I have found Isabelle to be a professional person that speaks English perfectly. She is very organized and is a good communicator. It is valuable to me that Isabelle is a native French speaker. This insures that my children will be learning French from her with the proper accent and pronunciation. My children tell me that she uses a variety of methods in class to practice speaking and grammar."
Lea
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"Great first lesson thanks"
Tammi Gaskins
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Diane instructs our 13 y.o. son in French once a week. He loves his weekly French lesson with Diane! Diane is a super teacher, and she has great rapport with our son. We strongly recommend Diane, if you want to take French lessons!"
Matthew
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"I have been taught French by Fabrice for over a year. After trying several different ways and programs to learn French over the past 4 years, I now know how valuable a good teacher in a foreign language is. I chose Fabrice on purpose because he is French and has a French accent that is easy to understand. He is awesome! Fabrice is always meeting my need where it is with written, spoken, and visual aids along with tips and shortcuts where appropriate. He is very astute at assessing my weaknesses and building on my strengths and always patient. I am not only learning the language, I am learning the culture. Fabrice is highly recommended!"
Laura
Took French lessons from Fabrice K.
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"It was a good first lesson and my son really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more lessons and successful learning experience."
Krishav
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I want to leave a second review of Philippe as I conclude several months of online lessons with him. In short, he is a master teacher, his spoken French is perfect, his knowledge is encyclopedic, and he helped me improve my long-neglected French language skills immeasurably in a short time. I could not be more pleased. One of the best teaching/learning experiences I have ever had. A really remarkable individual. Merci beaucoup Philippe et j'envoie aussi mes remerciements à "Take Lessons". Bien fait."
Sam
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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