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Jacqueline G.

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Menlo Park, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

Lillian G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $59
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1985
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lillian G.

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French can be a bit challenging but i make it fun.

About Lillian

I taught for 32 years in New York State Public Schools and still teach when I can. I have been fingerprinted and am fully certified in Spanish K-12, ESL K-6, and Elementary K-6. I have mostly taught a combination of Spanish and ESL K-12 but also college level and adults. I love teaching and like to

mona M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Arabic Language and Literature from Lebanese Univeristy
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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mona M.

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Fun and a lot of learning....

About Mona

Hello Folks, I am a PhD student at UW. It happens that my passion is languages: I know so far French, English in addition to Arabic - my native language and a little bit of Italian. I have been teaching Arabic since I was 20 years old to expats who were locating recently in my home country.

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Daniel
Wonderful teacher and conversation partner, I was so lucky to be able to find her and continue my study in Seattle! :)

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Celine S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Celine S.

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I am native fro France and have been teaching for over 20 years and I am passionate about sharing my culture and language.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or novice, I am here to help you speak French and have fun while doing it!

About Celine

Salut! My name is Celine and I am from Nancy, in the north east of France. I have been teaching for over 20 years and I am passionate about teaching others to learn and practice in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Currently, I teach High School French , preschool French and world culture, as well as

Marcus R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French
  • Undergraduate Degree in Music from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Marcus R.

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Basic french. Been studying for over 20 years.

About Marcus

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the perfect opportunity for you to study from anywhere in the world or if your kids are home from school now. Can teach at anytime, anywhere in the world right from my computer screen! Start your musical journey NOW!!!! Be well, and sending everyone light and

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Kevin F.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner
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Kevin F.

28 Reviews
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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 taug

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Average Cost of French Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in San Jose 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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"My first lesson - very good start, patient teacher."
Janet Medsker
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Tania is being a great tutor. My interest is to brush up my French after 10 years w/o any practice - focused on conversation. I am really appreciating the classes with her. She brings the right balance correcting what is needed but with encouragement and positiveness to keep you confident and engaged."
Marcio
Took French lessons from Tania B.
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"Tania is very patient and helpful. I am excited to see how much my skills will grow."
Cindy
Took French lessons from Tania B.
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"She was really thorough and kind! I feel like I will learn a lot from her!"
Jimmy
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"Fabrice was wonderful to teach me what I needed by reviewing with me what I already knew. The lesson was challenging yet given at a pace that was not overwhelming. Great lesson!"
Laura
Took French lessons from Fabrice K.
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"Roman is incredibly well organized, thorough in his explanations, and his instruction seems very targeted toward my goal. Highly recommend!"
Ryan
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"Fantastic work with Evelyne. She was very attentive and receptive to identify my areas of opportunity. She really understand how to use the video tools and that is very important for video classes."
Jeronimo
Took French lessons from Evelyne M.
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"First lesson went great."
Adja
Took French lessons from Roselyne G.
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"Allen is a wonderful teacher. He is fun and very patient and understanding. He also gives you the space to learn and grow and doesn't make you feel awkward when you pronoun something incorrectly but instead offer correction and encouragement."
Pamela
Took French lessons from Allan I.
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"Diane is a very conscientious and competent instructor who is very easy to work with. She is especially effective because she understands both the French language and culture while having a complete understanding of English and American culture. I have had many French Instructors , all good, but none as helpful as Diane."
Don
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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French Lessons in San Jose

By C Beth L. - TakeLessons French Instructor

Taking French lessons in San Jose? Language exchanges and cultural events can supplement what you’re learning with your private instructor. And San Jose, as the linguistically diverse city that it is, has plenty of opportunities to help you improve your linguistic and cultural knowledge!

1) The Alliance Française Silicon Valley hosts cultural events and classes to promote French language and culture. The San Jose branch is one of over 100 branches with similar programs all over the world. Their events include French films, an annual French fair, periodic conferences relating to French culture, and a festival of French classical music. They also offer an annual French language contest for local high school seniors. Visit their website at http://www.afscv.org for more information. And if you ever have to move, look them up to see if they have a branch in your new home! They just might.

2) For regular opportunities in French conversation, check out the Silicon Valley French Language Group, which organizes via their Meetup page here: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-French-Language-Valley. They have a regular monthly meeting, and sometimes organize a few other events, as well.

3) The Menlo Park Conversation Group, similar in concept to the Silicon Valley French Language Group, provides opportunities via its weekly conversation Meetup. Members meet to speak French at a local cafe, announced on their Meetup page. (Historically, it's often in the same location each time.) Check out their page here: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-French-Language-Valley.

4) The French Film Club of Palo Alto, in conjunction with the Alliance Française of San Jose, views recently produced French films on a regular basis – usually about once per month. Attending their films is a good way to stay up to date on the French movie scene and to expose yourself to more French. They announce upcoming films on their website, in addition to past films. Films are not always rated and vary in probable ratings. Parents of younger learners may wish to check ahead of time to see if and when upcoming films are appropriate for children, and should be ready to accompany their child to the film. More information can be found on their webpage at http://www.lefrenchfilmclub.org.

5) The San Jose Public Library (https://www.sjlibrary.org), like many public libraries, sometimes hosts language groups based on demand and language lead availability. This has historically included some in French conversation. Check their main website or give them a call to find out what is available currently. If you have friends studying other relatively common languages, you may wish to recommend they try the same thing.

Visiting one outside group will often also lead to more opportunities, perhaps including hard-to-find or casually organized events and groups that are not on this list. Go immerse yourself in the surrounding culture while taking French lessons in San Jose, make some friends, and expand your knowledge of the French-speaking world!

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