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chloe M.

San Francisco, CA
Starting at $67
  • Speaks italian, English, french
  • Master Degree - Cello Performance from Mcgill University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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chloe M.

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Hello,

I was born and raised in France, spent a few years in Montreal then moved here in San Francisco for studies, I am a cellist.
I studied literature for several years and taught a lot in my student years. Besides teaching you the grammar and vocabulary, I will give you tips to get a better accent and will have conversation as much as we can. Learning by speaking with and listening to a french person speak is so much faster !
Lessons can be online if you prefer.

Looking forward to meet you,

Chloé

About chloe

I started playing cello at the age of 6 in Lyon, France. When I finished the conservatory, at 19, I left for Montreal to study at the Schulich school of music, Mcgill University. I got my Bachelor and Master degree there, with a full scholarship and "outstanding achievement in Cello Performance ".

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Jacqueline G.

2 Reviews
Menlo Park, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • French, Economics from Tufts University
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Jacqueline G.

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students including at most local Bay Area schools as well as many out-of-state. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

About Jacqueline

Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students at all levels including beginners, AP students, and adult learners. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with

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I started taking lessons from Jacqueline in person but have moved to online during the shutdown. I'm 66 and have taken some formal french courses but my conversational skills are lacking. It is often difficult finding a teacher that can be effective with someone in my age group. Jacqueline has been excellent at getting me to converse, improving my pronunciation, and working on my comprehension and grammar. We generally meet once a week but I would recommend more often.
Janis
Our family has found Jacqueline to be an awesome tutor for our high school daughter. Not only is she kind, thorough and patient, but Jacqueline always makes it a point to find out what the local high school teachers are teaching and what methods they're using. She has a very friendly and approachable manner and loves what she teaches.
Eduardo R.
Lesson and teacher were great! Although only an hour in duration, I feel I have learned a weeks worth of language.

Diane C.

18 Reviews
Greenbrae, CA
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French, German
  • MBA (concentration in Finance) from Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Diane C.

18 Reviews
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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! Hallo! 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 basics for beginners, and then mix grammar,

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Wendy B.
Diane has a great French accent and shares her teaching skills effectively. I would highly recommend her for all levels. We have read books and seen movies in French. Her world view and experience adds a lot. Vraiment!
Pierce
Diane is a great German teacher! She always provides additional resources to delve into the subtleties of a translation or specific grammatical constructions and uses a variety of different books/activities so that the exercises never get boring.
Don H.
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.

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Diane C.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, Duala, English, French, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1976
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Diane C.

18 Reviews
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Online French Teacher

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! Hallo! 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. We can also use activities like cooking, singing, and word games. I teac

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Wendy B.
Diane has a great French accent and shares her teaching skills effectively. I would highly recommend her for all levels. We have read books and seen movies in French. Her world view and experience adds a lot. Vraiment!
Pierce
Diane is a great German teacher! She always provides additional resources to delve into the subtleties of a translation or specific grammatical constructions and uses a variety of different books/activities so that the exercises never get boring.
Don H.
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.

Elisabeth L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Elisabeth L.

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"Vous voulez apprendre le Français?"
You want to learn French?
You want to upgrade your level of French?

I am a native French speaker.
I have been teaching French to adults and children, both in schools and private settings. I adapt and tailor the lesson to the student's level, skills, learning style and areas of interest. With children, I build my lesson with games and playful activities.
Let's schedule a lesson!

Elisabeth

About Elisabeth

I speak three languages fluently. I strongly believe that to learn or maintain a language other than one's own is a real treasure and a very valuable asset. To learn a foreign language with a native speaker is to add another depth to the experience: you not only learn to understand what is said,

EEMMY I.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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EEMMY I.

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-I have done Master-1 and Master-2 from France.
-I have 15 year of experience of teaching French for DELF, AP, IGCSE, TEF and for communication
- A qualified professional with many trainings in France and certified DELF examiner
-I design need based curriculum for every student to achieve the target in specific time.

- DYNAMIC, DIRECT INTERACTIVE METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING FRENCH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

About EEMMY

I am a professional French teacher with Master-1 et Master-2 from France. I have 15 years experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language. I have taught all age groups and all levels. I have taught French from pre school to univ6levels. With my professional trainings, my qualifications and mos

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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 $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
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$41 average
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$54 average

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"Starting out as a complete beginner in French, Marie took the time to make sure the pace and style of tutoring was right for me. Now, I'm grasping the language quicker than I ever thought I would. Marie makes our lessons very comprehensive and fun, I would highly recommend her!!"
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"I have been working with Nicola for the past 4 months and I would highly recommend her for anyone that is completely new to the French language. She is very flexible and willing to design the lesson to meet your goals. Nicola has a way of making learning a new language interesting, fun and non-intimidating. I have done both in-person and online lessons with Nicola and I find that both are equally as effective. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a French tutor."
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"I have been studying french with Philippe since October 2020 and have seen a remarkable improvement in my french. He is a very diligent teacher who makes the class very interesting. He tailors it to the student's interests and is easily able to identify areas that require improvement and focus on that. He has helped me with grammar, reading, and listing. I would highly recommend end him for anyone serious about improving french."
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"Finding a good French teacher is hard. I’ve had many over the years. Olivier is completely bilingual and brings a breadth of knowledge, patience, engagement, and personalization to his teaching that makes him, hands down, the best tutor I’ve ever had. Don’t be intimidated by his qualifications—he is extremely personable. If you take learning French seriously, you want Olivier."
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Took French lessons from Olivier L.
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"Things are off to a great start with Nicola. My daughter is looking forward to her second session."
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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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