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Diane C.

24 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $57
  • Speaks French, German, Duala, English, Arabic
  • Teaching since 1976
  • 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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Zach M.

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

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, English
  • Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Literature from Portland State University
  • Teaching since 2016
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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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Emma G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Emma G.

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Une expérience collaborative et une dans laquelle on apprend des faits culturels et de nouveaux mots de vocabulaire!

About Emma

Hello! My name is Emma, and I would like to teach you proper classical voice technique, so you can be your healthiest, most musically-adept self. I am a graduate of LaGuardia High School, Interlochen Arts Center, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and I am currently an undergraduate student

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Jean-Luc B.

121 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French
  • Master’s in Art, Art History and French Literature from ICART (Paris)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jean-Luc B.

121 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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Nagham
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I have really enjoyed my lessons. Jean Luc is a kind and patient teacher. He answers all my questions and is very responsive. I am very busy so I need an instructor who is non judgmental and let's me work at my own pace. The style may not be for everyone but this is what I needed.
Susan H.
Jean-Luc is an excellent teacher as he tailors the lesson to the student's needs. During my lessons, I have greatly improved in speaking, reading and writing. There are many fun activities and just having a conversation with Jean-Luc is fun. He is a native-born French speaker, which I think makes a big difference. I wish I could give Jean-Luc more than 5 stars! He's the best!
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, Spanish, German, Swedish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Paul S.

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I first started learning French when I was in high school and was amazed at how many similarities it shared with Spanish (which both descend from Latin) which helped me to pick up things a lot faster. I have since lived in the "French House" (at the Foreign Language Student Residence, part of on-campus housing at BYU) for two semesters where residents are required to speak their target language while in their respective apartments. I also took a third-year advanced grammar French class while at college while living in the French House. French is just an awesome language to learn!

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
kevin
Very nice lesson.

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"Really helpful on my very first lesson!"
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Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"She is very kind. My daugter really likes her."
Lua
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"more network next time :)"
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Took French lessons from Viktor R.
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"Joelle was helpful and sweet. Very understanding and pleasant."
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Took French lessons from Joelle B.
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"I can say without hesitation that Elsa is the most professional and pleasant teacher that I have ever worked with. She is very customer service oriented, efficient, and flexible if you have a specific goal in mind.

My teenage daughter looks forward to the class and always ends the session with a smile on her face. She has fun with Elsa while she is learning. Win win!

I highly recommend French Encore!"
Erika
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"It was good. Looking forward to learning more."
Rhonda
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Evelyne is such a reliable and trustworthy teacher and person as well. She can adapt super quickly and easily to the people she is teaching and is always super patient. She’s an enthusiastic and outgoing person with lots of abilities and knows what she’s doing. Definitely recommend."
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"My 7 th grade daughter greatly enjoyed her first lesson. Great introduction to a new language. Teacher made the learning fun!"
Amelia
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Marie is great! I am a beginner and have learned so much from her the past three months we have had lessons. I was a little worried having these lessons online, but she is great and knows how to teach well. She is patient, and will try to always pronounce things so it is easier for me to repeat it. In addition to helping me with pronunciation, she uses similar words to help me remember a word's meaning and/or pronunciation. I highly recommend her."
Barbara
Took French lessons from Marie A K.
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"He is an excellent teacher."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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