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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!

*** Lesson Details ***
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.

*** Specialties ***
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
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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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About David M.

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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. A bientôt!

About David
I am a French native, from Paris. I also lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America. 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.
You can count on me for dynamic lessons to help you improve and reach your goals!

**Group rates available**
Want to learn with your significant other, your friends, family or co-workers? Feel free to contact me to set up a group class or join one!

**Corporate classes available**
Contact me for more information on the corporate classes I offer for individuals and groups!
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Maggie October 15, 2017
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Engaging, Easy-going, Intuitive and Intelligent. Perfectly met my expectations for Lesson #1.
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Elizabeth August 8, 2017
· French · In home
Perfect.
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Lelle January 18, 2017
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David is exceptionally good with children and he is an excellent teacher. My 9-year-old daughter loves him and she looks forward to his lessons all the time!
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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 Jessica L.

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I have studied and worked in Paris for 7 years and French is also my daily language with family. I love to help people practice their French conversation and improve the grammars .

About Jessica
My name is Jessica. I have been teaching Chinese since I moved to Paris in 2007. Now I am living in Santa Clara, California and I still have a huge passion to teach and spread the Chinese Culture.

For adult students I usually help them with General / Business Chinese (Speaking, Accent Reduction, Listening, Writing and HSK/AP Test) and Life in China.

For kids I help them with their Chinese homework and also college students to pass their school exams. I teach all from beginner to advanced levels. If you are a Native French speaker I can also teach you Chinese in French as I speak it fluently.

I give Individual Private Classes or Small Group Lessons (2-4 people). I provide a quiet place for class in Santa Clara.
The online class is available too (ask me for online class discount).

I also help people to practice their French
conversation and grammars (beginner to intermediate level).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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Ajeesh May 25, 2018
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I've learned a lot since I first started. Ms. Jessica's teaching is quite good and I learn new things every class. I would love to be tutored by her again.
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Ajeesh May 23, 2018
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she is really polite and I like her teaching.
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Ajeesh May 21, 2018
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Great teacher.
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About Marjan Z.

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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 studying French in school and need help with your studies or plan on going to France or Quebec for an extended stay and need help with basic French or more, I can help.

My policy:
Please inform me of any cancellation 24 hours prior to the beginning of the class, if not I'm afraid I might charge you for your late notice! that I hope it doesn't happen. Thank you very much!
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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 passionate about facilitating that 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
Focus on the student is paramount for my lesson planning. Each student will learn differently through varied interests, pacing needs, and goals for their language development. Thus, my approach and materials will vary depending on the needs and experience of the student. I want her or him to want to learn.

I teach a range of student types from young children looking to learn conversational French in an engaging format, to teens looking to polish their writing style in both English and French, to adults pursuing fluency for wok or leisure. I know my own hobbies (which include backpacking, hiking, travel, reading, and language learning) have influenced my linguistic journey, and my students' interests drive their own journey similarly.

I currently hold three degrees in French and Learning theory: a Masters in Secondary English& Learn
ing Theory, a Bachelor's in French & Comparative Literature, and an Associates in Early Childhood Learning & Development. This, combined with my extensive experience with the AP system and the time that I lived in and attended l'université in France saturate my pedagogical choices and methods in teaching both these subjects and the satellite subject areas such as diction, study skills, reading and writing.

In addition to over ten years of experience teaching, I also have firsthand experience learning four foreign languages, giving me a real-world glimpse into the challenges and the joys of a new language. It is my love of the learning process, patience and passion for these subjects that are most efficacious in the tutoring process.

bonne chance et à bientôt!
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Pooja July 11, 2018
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I am a complete novice. She is very patient instructor
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Born and raised in Paris, I m actually teaching French and philosophy since 6 years ago. More than a work it’s a passion. I would be glad to help you to improve your french and knowledge about the french culture.

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In New York since few months. Born and raised in Paris. Very happy and motivated to be your teacher in this great city. I love to teach and can not wait to see your improvement !
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