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A Taste of France in Sacramento

By Nadia B. - TakeLessons Language Teacher

Would you like to take your French language skills to the next level? Are you interested in taking French lessons in Sacramento? Complementing your language learning with outings on the town can help you improve more quickly and develop a greater appreciation of French culture. Sacramento is a wonderful place to do so, as French activities, gatherings and locales abound. As a lover of Romance languages and French in particular, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring French culture in Sacramento during the many years I lived there before relocating to New York. Read on for several appealing options to take your French out for some practice.

If you’re ready to intensively focus on French, why not attend an event of the Sacramento French Language Meetup Group? This group focuses on practice in spoken French, and with 200 plus members, you’re sure to find friendship with fellow Francophiles. The group meets twice weekly in various locations. http://www.meetup.com/french-683/

Another great resource is the Alliance Française de Sacramento, which features conversation groups, cinema and a lending library with many forms of media, among other things. The Alliance Française is an ideal place to deepen your understanding of French and find like-minded French language learners. http://www.afsacramento.org/

After spending an afternoon at the Alliance Française, you might want to stop by the Waterboy, a restaurant featuring cuisine from northern Italy and southern France. It’s a classy place that uses local, in-season produce. Not only will you try delicious cuisine representative of southern France, you will also experience the delight of eating fresh, local food - a concept that is central to French culture’s appreciation of food. http://www.waterboyrestaurant.com/

A more casual option for lunch or dinner is the sweet Cafe Rolle, named after its chef, William Rolle. The cafe’s offerings are extremely traditional, so you can experience authentic, typical French cuisine right at home in Sacramento. What’s even better about Cafe Rolle is that the waiters are French speakers, so you can listen to their chatter throughout your meal and even order your food in French, si vous désirez!

If you’re craving dessert, try Estelle’s Patisserie. This bakery and espresso bar is a beautiful spot to become inspired to speak and learn French. You can sit and read a book in French, meet a conversation partner or just enjoy a gorgeous pastry and a delicious espresso. Estelle’s has a stunning variety of French pastries (as well as sandwiches), and it’s worth the trip to sample them. http://www.estellespatisserie.com/

If you want to take your French language skills to the next level and take French lessons in Sacramento, the city offers many opportunities to do so. As you explore the above places, feel free to ask the French speakers you encounter along the way or your French instructor for their suggestions – often the best places can be found through word of mouth and personal recommendations.

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I studied French in high school and college and spent a month in Marseilles. I am perfectly capable of helping you learn the basics of the language, how to pronounce words correctly and conjugate basic verbs and such.

About Kevin
I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance.

I have taught private lessons for several years now and I love every moment with my students! I have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Above all, making and creating music should also be fun!

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I try to keep my lessons professional but comfortable too. I don't yell at students for messing up or anything like that. I usually have an agenda b
ut am willing to adjust and compromise if the situation dictates. If you don't have a curriculum in mind, I like Alfred's piano courses, but will do my best to find one that fits you as a student best. My initial goals are to make sure the basics of reading music and performing are set so that no matter what musical avenue you want to pursue, you will be successful. I do specialize in classical music but enjoy creating and playing in other genres as well.

I now also offer lessons online, as well as tutoring in most math areas!

***CANCELLATION POLICY***
I kindly ask for 24 hour notice whenever possible if a lesson is going to be missed. Generally speaking, if I don't hear from a student and their lesson time passes I will mark the lesson as missed, but I am also usually more than willing to make up the lesson at a later time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a piano keyboard at my home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect students to have their own instruments as needed, as well as music paper, pencils, etc. I may be able to provide some of those materials on occasion as well as some books/recordings, but will by and large expect students to purchase those for themselves.

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I am much more familiar with classical styles and Broadway. My music writing style tends to be somewhere between neo-classical and avant-garde.

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Emily B. May 19, 2017
· Piano · In home
He is a good instructor. Easy to talk to.
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Debora May 4, 2017
· Piano · Online
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Preston Mullins April 26, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Our son has been going to Kevin for over a year now. He is nice and great with our son. He has learned a lot during with time with Kevin and continues to grow as a student of music.
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I will tailor my lessons to each student's need, French is one of my native languages and I am certified to teach it K-12.

About Roula
I taught Math and science k-6 for 3 years overseas and keeping up with the new curriculum developments for Math 4-8.

I am certified in Arabic, French and BCIT ( Business. Computer and Technology)

During the school year I teach those subjects in the Mount Lebanon School District. i have been working in the district since January 2010.

I also teach private lessons Arabic and French as well as small groups.

This year I am also teaching A kindergarten class at KinderCare in Wexford

Currently I am tutoring French and Arabic to several schoolage kids ages between 7 and 15 and teaching beginner Arabic and French to a few adults. I am also tutoring and teaching a couple technology students and classes ( word, excell, google docs, ipad use, google sites, among others.

I have taught for several years in Inligua school of lang
uages( currently renames Lengua) French Arabic and ESL.
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Alden A. September 2, 2017
· French · Online
Excellent and patient!!
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Daria R. July 30, 2017
· Arabic · Online
I love that she tailors the lesson to your needs and makes you feel comfortable. It is easy to tell she had been doing this for a long time and enjoys it. Thanks Roula 😀
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Samana June 19, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Most amazing teacher, I started reading after couple of sessions. Very keen observer and listner tailors the class according to the students needs. Thanks Roula forvbeing so understanding during my sessions.
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Roula F.

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About Beth L.

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In middle school, I began taking French instead of Spanish because I wanted to be different. By the time I reached college, I knew I wanted to be proficient in at least one foreign language - so I ended up majoring in it, and spending two years in Paris during graduate school. Languages are fun, and I hope to help my students discover this, too! Look out also for my blog articles in French on the TakeLessons blog.

About Beth
I earned my BA in French with a minor in math from Pomona College, followed by my Masters in French Language Education from the Sorbonne University in Paris. I have six years of experience teaching English and English as a foreign language to middle and high school students.

I have taught private violin and viola lessons since the beginning of 2012. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, I have completed their violin pedagogy courses for Suzuki books one through four. I have played in various local orchestras since high school, including the San Diego Youth Symphony, the Pomona College Orchestra, the San Francisco Civic Symphony, San Francisco Civic Strings, the West Sacramento Community Orchestra, and the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra. I also play handbells, and currently play with RiverBells Sacramento.
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Reuben S. October 29, 2016
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Henry and Shannon September 22, 2016
· Violin · In studio
Mrs. Jen has been a violin teacher for our daughter for 3.5 years. She is an extremely qualified and talented musician who deeply cares about her students and is committed to teaching. She is kind and patient, but also effective and motivating. When our 8 year old daughter learned Mrs. Jen was moving she said, "I probably will never have as neat or special of a violin teacher as Mrs. Jen"- and she's right!
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Reuben S. August 20, 2015
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First lesson was fine. We took a few minutes to find each other in a cafe setting but as it was also a meet and greet session I wasn't too concerned about time. As it turns out Beth more than made up the time. She's very pleasant and easy to speak with. We went over my goals, simple traveler type words, phrases and questions, and a work schedule to cover the next several weeks. Beth told me how she was going to approach teaching me after listening to my goals. I'm looking forward to the next session where we can focus on learning the language.
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About Eugenia L.

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Is French a difficult language to learn? Not so much if you have the right teacher.

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Teaching is my passion. Making learning French funny and easy is my goal.
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Sophia July 15, 2016
· Romanian · Online
She's the sweetest lady. When I was going through a tough situation she gave consideration that she didn't have to. She also cares about making sure you are pronouncing your words correctly. She's smily and a cheer to learn with. I highly recommend her! Thanks again Beatrice!!!
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John May 2, 2016
· Romanian · Online
Just had my first class and I found it extremely helpful. She was very patient w/ means walked me through all my problem areas. I look forward to continuing with my lessons.
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Anne Marie G. April 6, 2016
· French · Online
I am really enjoying the lessons. She is a great mix between conversational which is what I want and structure which is what I need. She is patient but firm and I need someone who will stop me and get me to listen and learn and she does just that. Great teacher very attentive
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About Clarissa B.

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Allez-viens! I have been speaking and studying French for over 10 years. It was my first foreign language and I am still so passionate about Francophonie that I truly enjoy facilitating the language learning process for others. I have a BA in French Comparative Literature and I have actually lived in France in a small and culturally rich town where learning the language was the only option. While there, I attended a French Université. My MA in education enables me to proactively tailor lessons to student needs, goals and strengths to ensure the most constructive and effective learning environment.

About Clarissa
I focus on the student. My approach and materials will vary depending on the progress, past experience and interests of the student. I want her or him to want to learn.My hobbies include backpacking, hiking, travel, reading, and language learning.

I am working on my Masters in Secondary English and currently hold an Associates in ECE, this combined with my extensive experience with the AP system and the time that I lived in and attended université in France make me qualified to tutor in these subjects and the satellite subject areas such as diction, study skills, reading and writing. I have experience learning four foreign languages in addition to English. It is my love of the learning process, patience and passion for these subjects, however, that are most efficacious in the tutoring process. Best of luck with your studies!
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Tom & Mary August 30, 2017
· French · In studio
Clarissa was very flexible with her lesson and accommodating with my particular needs.
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Marcia June 7, 2017
· French · In studio
Clarissa knows her subject well and how to assess a student's level of proficiency so that she can appropriately tailor the lessons to the need and goals. She also has a wonderful sense of humor which keeps the learning environment light and less stressful!
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Michele P. March 30, 2017
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Patient, professional and persistent!
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French can be a difficult language to learn so I will take the time to know you and adapt the lesson to your profile so that it can be efficient and fun at the same time ! I have a Bachelor's degree in French as Foreign Language so not only I am a native speaker but I actually learned how to teach french to non-native speakers.
I will be happy to help you improve your skills and discover french culture.

About Camille
I am from France and I started by studying French Public Law and then French as Foreign Language. I truly believe that tutoring is a great experience both for the student and tutor because as a tutor I can take the time to know the student and adapt my lesson to their needs. Each student deserves the best of my capacities and that's what I am offering. I am a very enthousiastic person and I take very seriously the responsability that comes with this job.
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I am french native and very passionate by my culture. I can give advice about the tourism, the gastronomy, the vocabulary, the reading . I am also very funny, patient and want to share my culture but also want to help people . I get adapted to everyone according to their goal.

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I came in Los Angeles one year ago with my family. I am very friendly, want to meet different people and help student with my language which is very difficult to learn. I am very passionate by my job and want to make you known my culture. I speak languages: French, English and Spanish. I love travelling which is my other passion and talking about my experiences abroad as I was a former travel agent in France where I used to work for 16 years.
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About Stacey W.

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Bonjour!! I love all things French. I studied French for 15 years, minored in it in college and studied and lived in Paris in college through New York University in Paris.

I have a way of making learning fun! I have four children who all speak at least a little French they learned from me and I taught French at the Hewitt School in New York City.

About Stacey
I am a writer, reader and lifelong student. I studied for my masters degree in Elementary Education at Hunter College and I taught French and several elementary grades at the Hewitt School in New York. I worked as a creative writing tutor at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School in New York and in the lower school library at Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, New York.

I have four children who I have spent countless hours tutoring and helped each one of them navigate a very rigorous education. I want to help other children with their school work so it is not a stressful experience for the student and his or her parents. I have learned most children want to do well in school and when they struggle it usually means they need to work more efficiently and not necessarily harder.

I have experience working with students with executive functi
oning and organizational issues and I have been known to play catch with a ball while teaching. Some students learn much better when they are active.

I am also an attorney who worked in several areas of the law but my favorite area of practice was Education Law and Custody cases since I am a passionate children's advocate.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals with as much fun as possible.
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Stacey W.

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