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French Lessons in San Francisco

By Carol Beth L. - San Francisco French Teacher

Interested in taking French lessons in San Francisco? Short of visiting France or another French-speaking country, you're in a great place for it! San Francisco has one of the highest populations of French speakers in the United States. Visiting French-speaking communities is one of the best ways to practice your French and make new friends who share your interest in this beautiful language!

Here are a few points of interest in San Francisco that may help you find resources to aid you in your French lessons:

1) The Alliance Française strives to be a cultural and linguistic resource in all cities where it has a branch – including San Francisco. You can visit the Alliance Française de San Francisco in person at 1345 Bush Street, or on their website at www.afsf.com. Their classes and events include literature and conversation classes, movie nights, wine and cheese tastings, and more. The past few years, they have adapted Paris' annual Fête de la Musique (Festival of Musique) to their own locale. La Fête de la Musique occurs in June of each year. If you like French music in addition to French culture and language, it's a great opportunity to listen to local musicians and meet other francophiles.

2) European Books and Media (www.europeanbook.com) used to be quite conveniently located in San Francisco on Larkin Street. Though it has since moved, it is still relatively close by in Oakland. They carry a good selection of French books, including books for learning the language, children's books, and literature for older readers. If you're looking for print resources in French, this is a great place to look.

3) San Francisco Francophones organizes events for French-speakers in the area to get together and practice their French. The group has a Facebook community here: https://www.facebook.com/FrancaSF. They sometimes share interesting French-related tidbits, including language, culture, and occasionally random (but generally cool) other stuff. You can find their Meetup page with events and such here: http://www.meetup.com/francophonesdeSF. Regular events are usually on Sundays and Thursdays.

4) Several other meetup groups advertise themselves on www.meetup.com. The Berkeley French Meetup group, for example, has been running a series of events recently for beginning French learners, while the French Literature Meetup group, which divides its time between Berkeley and San Francisco, discusses French literature based on suggestions from group members. Search around and you may find more French Meetup groups in San Francisco.

Happy hunting for your francophile paradise in San Francisco and the surrounding areas! You’re sure to benefit from French lessons in San Francisco if you take advantage of these wonderful resources.

Remember, daily practice is one of the best ways to learn French. Speaking, reading, and listening to French as a part of your daily routine will help you make strides in your French lessons faster than you ever believed possible. Add one of these spots to your daily routine or chat with your new French-speaking friends each day. Most importantly, have fun studying French in San Francisco!

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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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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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I am fluent in French and can tutor basic to intermediate French.

About Suzanne
Hello, I'm excited to pass on my knowlege and expertise to you! I've been teaching private voice for over 15 years and have a Diplome des Etudes Collegial from Dawson College in Creative Arts and a BFA in Integrative Music Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec Canada. I also took extensive courses in French while in Quebec and am now fluent, and I also took classes in ESL and tutored in English while in college. I love to teach, and my excitement and enthusiasm for teaching make my lessons memorable and fun. I have prepared my students for auditions and helped them achieve many of their musical goals.
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Anthony February 17, 2016
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Suzanne is such a fun and very sweet instructor. I usually have a difficult time getting my son interested in most things. However, he loved his first singing lesson, and can't wait to go back. Thank you Suzanne!
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Jaylynn A. May 28, 2015
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Suzanne is definitely an amazing teacher. She always works with you and doesn't leave you hanging. She pushes you but not to much that you get uncomfortable. She's great! Definitely would recommend her to others.
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I have experience teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced students. We can work on reading, writing, spoken French or sharpen your listening skills. I can help you prepare for classes, work with children learning French or prepare you for a trip abroad. We will discuss your individual needs and goals and work from there!

About Jordin
I have a PhD in French, as well as 6 years teaching experience . I have taught classes at the University level, as well as elementary, middle and high school education. In addition to this, I have also given private lessons in French, English as a Second Language, College Writing and SAT/ACT prep.
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David May 30, 2018
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I can't recommend Jordin enough. I have been working with Jordin for the last 18 months and I have made so much more progress than I ever did in years of a structured learning environment. Most recently I went to Paris and had a 45 minute conversation with a cab driver and I knew that the lessons I've had with Jordin have really paid off. Thank you Jordin! You're the best!!!
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Jamie S. February 6, 2018
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Jordin is an excellent French teacher! She is very patient, and while she is quick to remind you about translated words or verb conjugations, she also encourages you to challenge yourself. Jordin and I have conversations in elementary French, and her approachable personality makes it easier to reach out and ask questions throughout the conversation.
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French is my second language, but often feels as it if were the first, as I have speaking it for so many years on an everyday and professional basis. 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). I edited a 240-page scholarly book, De La Case A La Villa (published 2014), and I gave private lessons.

About Diane
Bonjour! Hello!
I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.
My method is to provide grammar (very important in French), vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson, and show how important each component is to the whole. I am overjoyed when my students start conversing without need for translation - even if there are errors!
My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high school diplom
a (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood, and I love learning, even if by now it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.
As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.
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I have been learning so much from Diane! She is an amazing teacher that really challenges me so that I continue to grow.
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She was really thorough and kind! I feel like I will learn a lot from her!
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San Francisco, CA 94107
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I have worked with children and young adults teaching all levels of French. French is my native language, and I believe that learning from a native speaker will help children learn the proper pronunciation and accent. I can offer your child a well organized learning program based on the frequency of their lessons. In High school and also in University I earned the highest honors in French academics.

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I have worked with children and young adults teaching all levels of French. French is my native language, and I believe that learning from a native speaker will help children learn the proper pronunciation and accent. I can offer your child a well organized learning program based on the frequency of their lessons. In High school and also in University I earned the highest honors in French academics.
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Daniel July 9, 2018
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Karima was fantastic! She had a clear vision of the lesson plan, and made the lesson interesting yet engaging. My son loved the lesson and looks forward to the next one.
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Rohit May 29, 2018
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Karima is patient, kind, encouraging and cheerful. She is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating given the uncertainty of my schedule. I look forward to my French class with Karima every week!
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I have taught high school and middle school French for the past 17 years. I am a master at explaining, demonstrating, and creating unique learning tools. Whether you need tutoring or you are looking to learn French on your own I will have you using your French in no time. So, laissez les bons temps roulez! and come learn some French with Mme Hubert!

About Pamela
Although I began school in Quito, Ecuador and was well on my way to fluency in Spanish, I knew that French was my language the first time I heard it. I have been lucky enough to travel to both France and Canada many times and studied in Paris while in college. I am currently the National French Honor Society sponsor at my high school and teach French during the summer at a local summer camp.
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She is an amazing teacher and she loves to help students in need. She always told me to never give up and do my best.Even when i give she helps me. Best teacher ever.
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I have been teaching for 24 years. I'm a native French speaker, I will help you build a solid foundation of french prononciation, reading and writing to be a Francophone in no time. You can start speaking the first lesson. I love to teach little kids as well as adults who want to visit France, or those who need help in school, or who like French culture. Let's get started!

About Ludmilla
My personal passion is to help others to speak one of the most beautiful languages in the world, especially those who find it difficult. I believe in the importance of good structure of French grammar and vocabulary, French culture, etiquette, travel… even French cuisine. You can achieve it, yes indeed! I'm very patient with my students and practicing a French conversation. I can help you conquer the French language. Remember with your studies, repetition is the key! I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a French speaker!
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What is your interest in learning French? To visit France or another Francophone country? To learn French cuisine and culinary terms? To understand French movies? Or to improve your academic French for school or college? I have taught French in different settings and can adapt my lessons to suit your French language requirements - whether to improve your speaking skills, reading comprehension or writing. I have over 25 years experience in teaching languages in the US and abroad, both in college and high schools. Send me an email if you are interested!

About Ghida
I have been a professional educator for over 30 years, having just retired from 16 years public school teaching. I graduated from Edinburgh University, Scotland with a degree in Modern Languages, & from Catholic University of America with a PhD in Comparative Literature.
Teaching is my one great passion - I want to share my love of languages and literature with learners of all ages. I have taught elementary school children, high school students, college students and adults - including Franciscan brothers in a monastery!
My other interests include music, reading, gardening and travel. This year I hope to visit Portugal for the first time, and to also learn how to draw and do watercolors.
I am active in our local community including volunteering and mentoring in various organizations .
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Ghida A.

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I'm a native experienced and flexible French tutor and have worked with students of all ages. My multi language learning journey has taught me to craft different methods of dissecting and teaching a foreign language while making it fun! Language learning goes beyond lessons, it is in activities and games as well.

About Dieudonné
I am a Congolese national currently living in the USA. I had my high school education in my home country and my academic education in China, where I volunteered teaching English, French and Dance Part-Time for 3 years, before moving to the USA as a freelancer.

Being in different parts of the world gave me not just a broader view of it, but allowed me to experience different cultures, learn new languages and acquire different language learning skills. Other than French and English, I speak Lingala and Mandarin.

I tutor students of all different ages and experience levels. Knowing how it's like to learn foreign languages, I provide just what is needed for you to stay motivated.

My flexibility, versatility and experience help me to make your learning journey easy, stress free and fun.
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Average Cost of French Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in San Francisco is $46. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $45 and $50 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$26 average
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45-min $35
 
$37 average
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60-min $45
 
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute French lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute French lessons are 20% less expensive at $37, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $26.

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