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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 have an immersion style method with very little English spoken during the lesson.
I assign challenging but not overwhelming homework after every lesson, and provide periodic assessments and progress reports.

About Yann
Bonjour!

My love of teaching comes from my love of learning.

As a graduate from La Sorbonne University, I know that hard work and dedication can pay-off.

As a private tutor for the past 5 years, I've had the pleasure of helping dozens of students realize their own potential and see their grades and scores improve.

I specialize in teaching French for success in School as well as study abroad.

Whether we are working on High School French exam or are going to France for business, my goal is to keep the student challenged, but not overwhelmed.

I assign challenging homework after every lesson, and provide periodic assessments and progress reports.

To ensure that students have a quiet and comfortable study space in which to work with me, I meet at the students home,a library or my own home where I teach private lessons
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I hold myself to a high standard. For that reason, I often ask for feedback, and I never bill for a lesson in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied with my tutoring. I also offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss the student's goals and put together a plan to help the student achieve them.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your studies!
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Luke B. November 17, 2014
· French · Online
Wow, where to begin? I am a person that lives in a place where there is not a sufficient amount of French language teachers (for reasonable prices). Also, I have a very busy schedule and am not able to spend the time commuting to meet up with a tutor as often as I'd like to learn (2-3 three day(s) a week with Yann IS possible).

When I first discovered Yann on takelessons.com, I noticed that he had no reviews. However, I really liked what I read of his profile's pedagogical method. I took a gamble and purchased (20) two-hour sessions. Today, I just finished my 12th lesson with Yann. I can say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. In the past, I have taken French beginner lessons, have purchased language software such as 'Fluenz', et cetera. Working with Yann has been the best way for me to learn. The pace of learning is perfect.

Why is Yann such an effective teacher? Despite having a low rate, Yann obviously has a tremendous amount of effective/passionate teaching experience. When you take a lesson with Yann, you will discover this on day one. Additionally, he is super patient with me and does an excellent job at describing French grammar. Yann has very high expectations and pushes me to succeed in acquiring the necessary knowledge in order to progress and make sense of the necessary knowledge in relationship to the next lessons. Without question, I would recommend Yann to anyone wanting to seriously learn the language. My intuition tells me that he would be a fantastic teacher for all ages and language levels of the French language. Merci Yann! Vous êtes un exemple fantastique.
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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!

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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!

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Elizabeth August 8, 2017
· French · In home
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Lelle January 18, 2017
· French · Online
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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Kathleen November 21, 2016
· French · Online
Superb teacher. The lessons are fun, interesting, and immensely productive. Each session is packed with conversation practice, notes and guidance on grammar and vocabulary, and explanations for idiomatic phrases, cultural practices, and nuances of the language. The entire lesson is documented in writing for easy reference and review. David is a gifted and energetic instructor.
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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.

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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
· French · Online
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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
· French · In studio
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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**due to a lot of requests for french lessons , please if you email me with questions be as clear as possible. Only serious inquiries please
I answer everyone within 24hours

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"

Don't worry, you found the right person

Most people I've taught come to me saying "French people are rude , when we try to speak french they answer in english" or "French is so hard , I can't learn it"

Well let me tell you : THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME

About Zach
Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach, I was born and raised in France in a small (tiny tiny) village called Galluis.

I have since then lived in Paris , Philadelphia and now New York.

He graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" where I specialized in English and French Literature.

I have been teaching FRENCH and DRUMS for more than 12 years now.

About FRENCH LESSONS : ( section about DRUM LESSONS below )

Most people I've taught come to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"

--- THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about you.
I do.

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 little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear
• Grammar / Vocabulary / Verbs

BUT DON'T WORRY , IT WILL BE FUN !

After the first lesson , ALL my students realize that learning french isn't scary anymore.

So : qui veut apprendre le français ?*

(*who wants to learn french?)

Section about DRUM LESSONS:

On the music side of my studies: I attended the American School of Modern Music of Paris for 3 years and moved to Philadelphia to study with Joe Morello's former student Sam Ruttenberg at the University of the Arts in 2012.

I perform as a professional jazz drummer between Europe and America.

~~Teaching Philosophy~~

IF YOU CAN SAY IT , YOU CAN PLAY IT !

•I teach beginners to advanced students , all ages and styles are welcome

I can teach you ( how to ) :

• read
• improvise
• play with other musicians
• the history of the drums
• your role as a drummer
• make music with an instrument that at first doesn't seem very musical
• swing
• latin / afro cuban grooves
• rock
• correct your grip on the sticks
and everything else you may ask... the possibilities and endless
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SHUAI Z. December 19, 2016
· French · Online
Excellent teacher! Zach is wonderful. He is very knowledgable, patient and intelligent. I just moved from China to America, so my English is not so good. However, Zach is so kind and patient to encourage me to study French. I really enjoyed my first French lesson with Zach! And I am looking forward to continuing my lessons.
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Rajeev September 3, 2016
· French · In studio
Very good first lesson. Instructor is professional, helpful, and invested.
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Katie May 15, 2016
· French · Online
Only one session in but I'm already having fun and learning a lot!!
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I am passionate about teaching. I have seven years' experience of teaching. I love to prepare my lessons in advance looking for entertaining and varied activities.I am able to improve your spoken and written French even if you have never studied at school before. You will discover that French can be fun as well as rewarding.

About Ana Isabel
I am from Cartagena (Spain). I completed the Spanish equivalent of a bachelor's degree in French Pedagogy in 2006 at the University of Murcia (Spain). I have several years of experience as a language teacher. I worked for 6 years teaching French in Spanish high schools and language schools. The last year and a half, I was living in Poland where I had the opportunity to work as a Spanish teacher with adults and high school students.

I recently moved to Nashville and I would like to continue teaching. If you are looking for a tutor to learn or improve French or Spanish, I can help you do it. I am willing to have face-to-face teaching (flexible schedule) and/or online teaching.

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Jake August 18, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Great teacher!
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· Spanish · Online
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Mike July 19, 2017
· Spanish · Online
Ana was very fun to work with, and she had a lot of work with me. It is nice that she has studied in America and her English is really good.
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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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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
· French · Online
Patient, professional and persistent!
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I have a Master's degree from California State University Fullerton. I'm originally from Nice, South of France and arrived in California in Fall 2010.
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.

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.

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Hello, my name is Claire :) I am French and arrived in the US in August 2010 to study music. I am just starting my Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fullerton on a full scholarship as well. I am currently playing in a professional clarinet quartet and I am studying with the principal clarinetist of the LA Phil until I go to Miami. My ultimate goal is to play clarinet and teach music at the University level.

I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons in France since 2006 and in America since 2010 and am seeking clarinet students of every level and age. I can help you prepare for high school band/university admission auditions or any other type of performances.

I have also studied piano for a few years and hav
e the experience of teaching private piano lessons in France and America.

Finally as I am from France, I was a French tutor at my University for 6 years and can help you learn French, get ready for exams and midterms or just do conversation if you are more advanced.
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miral August 7, 2017
· French · Online
Claire is an excellent instructor. she makes you feel at ease. she was punctual and very friendly. She has a French accent and is French born. I cannot insist enough how important it is to learn from a teacher who's native language is whatever that your are trying to learn. obviously with me having no background in French it is a learning curve but honestly I felt that after the first 45 mins I was enjoying mind it not because of anything else but the teacher's excellent, easy going manner and her enthusiasm for teaching. she is encouraging without being pushy but we also had material covered so no wasting time here. answered all of my questions and began with a great game plan. thank you Claire with God's grace and permission I hope you succeed in all that you do.
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Lee July 5, 2017
· Clarinet · Online
Claire is an excellent teacher who has been great with my son. He is making good progress, and she is reliable and talented.
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Amy June 6, 2017
· Audition Prep · Online
She gave me great practicing tips and corrected me when I made mistakes.
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I've been teaching French for 3 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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Hi, there! My name Elsa and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learning French and English. I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016. I'm a dynamic and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is personalized to my students needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Katherine June 10, 2017
· French · In home
I met Elsa because a child I nanny for was in one of Elsa's French students and immediately after the first day she was enchanted by Elsas charm and engaging energy. Since then Elsa has started teaching me, and I have such fun speaking with her. She is very thorough and comprehensive in explaining, and keeps me feeling challenged. I am so happy to have found her and be learning French through her.
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Katie June 7, 2017
· French · In studio
My son Nicholas (10 months old) and I have been taking French classes with Elsa since February and she is an absolutely delightful and effective French teacher. I really enjoy her classes as does my little boy. He enjoys the songs, the games, and the colors immensely and hears native French while he plays! I enjoy practicing the French I already know, learning new vocabulary and learning new games to play with my child in a language I have come to love.

Elsa is a very cheerful young lady, wonderful with Nicholas, and has a real talent for explaining French grammar and the nuances between French and English. I enjoy getting to ask her my questions and benefit from her knowledge on an adult level, just as I enjoy watching her engage with my son on his level. She is clearly very experienced in teaching young children and makes learning lots of fun for them. Anyone looking to learn French themselves and have their child begin French at an early age will really benefit from Elsa's classes.
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Krista June 5, 2017
· French · In home
Elsa was an amazing French instructor for my daughters. She is patient (so so patient!!) and always positive and happy. She was always perfectly on time and prepared completely for each and every lesson. Above all, she really engaged my girls with the French curriculum each week and they never complained about having their lessons. Elsa used a combination of books, songs, and online material to keep the lessons moving at pace and was brilliant at gauging when my girls needed to switch things up. She really made every lesson fun! I strongly recommend her to anyone.
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I graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with a Masters of Arts in teaching French. In addition, I possess a teaching license from the state of North Carolina in French.
My teaching experiences afforded me the opportunity to assume all responsibilities of a Middle School teacher at multiple levels. Furthermore with a strong background in French (Native speaker).I have a passion for French language, culture, history, and literature.

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I graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with a Masters of Arts in teaching French. In addition, I possess a teaching license from the state of North Carolina in French.
My teaching experiences afforded me the opportunity to assume all responsibilities of a Middle School teacher at multiple levels. Teaching experience includes several urban settings with diverse students’ populations, where I also taught students with various disabilities. Furthermore with a strong background in French (Native speaker), I bring a true understanding of the many factors affecting the language acquisition of children. Since August 2011, I have served as a French Teacher at Crestdale Middle School and Adjunct professor at South Piedmont Community College from August 2014 to December 2014.
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Experienced French tutor for 2 years.
Possessing a certificate in tutoring French as a foreign language from the City College of San Francisco with a positive recommendation from the Chair department.
Lessons will be customized according to the student goal. Not only you will be practicing your French with me, you will also be advised on how to build your self-learning. We will work mostly on how to figure out the BEST way to learn the language quickly and efficiently.

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If one were to ask my friends to describe me, they would describe me as a driven, passionate and inquisitive person. I think one of my most distinguishing characteristics is the diversity of experience that I have had.

I'm currently living in Pittsburgh as a grad student at The Carnegie Mellon University under the Computer Science Departement. I lived in France (Paris) for 3 years where I graduated with an MBA in Marketing from the Ecole Superieure de Gestion. I moved to San Francisco 2 years ago seeking better opportunities in the field of technology, a field that I'm passionate about since my childhood.

I had been offered a part-time job as a college student tutor at The City College of San Francisco. As a French tutor, I had to take proactive approaches to adapt to different teaching styles and play a leadership role in motivating
students in their learning process.
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Lisa August 8, 2017
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Mo was the tutor that I was looking for since I have started learning French. He was very helpful and knew where my weakness and strenghs are.
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