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About Marie D.

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Spring, TX
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What is your french language goal? How to achieve this? Learning requires identifying your skills, goals and developing a realistic road map. I will create a customized learning plan shaped around your current level and your language goals. Every french lesson will be customized for you with the most appropriate books and learning material for your level.

About marie
I'm a french mother who lives in Spring Texas. I was a private teacher in NYC from 2007-2015
I was born in Marseille in the south east of France. I studied in France and moved to England in Liverpool and was an au pair and a teacher assistant.

Teaching is a passion and I feel like I was born to do it. I love languages and speak English ans Spanish. .
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Marie D.

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About Natalie A.

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I have a BA and and an MA in French and have studied abroad in both France and Québec. This is my fourth year teaching French to elementary, middle, and high school students as well as college students and adults. Within the first few lessons you'll feel yourself increasing in proficiency with an immersion French method. With my individualized lesson plans, you will feel prepared for your oral presentation, next trip to a Francophone country, or your new job.
As a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and current University of Arizona instructor, I bring my expertise to the field to make learning hands on and interactive for all ages, both in person and online.

About Natalie
Hello, bonjour, hola! I'm Natalie and I've been tutoring for eight years and formally teaching for five years. I've loved helping students meet their goals in French, English, and Spanish, and I look forward to helping you.

I hold a B.A. in French and Chinese and an M.A. in French Linguistics, both from University of Florida. Currently, I am a second year PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. As such, I am truly centered on helping you achieve your language goals, whether that means traveling abroad, passing a language test, or communicating in your work or school environment. My flexibility and enthusiasm coupled with individualized lesson plans will help increase your confidence in communicating in other language(s).

I'm dedicated to help you becoming bilingual or proficient for travel needs in another language
. Bilingualism not only makes you smarter, as you have to learn to switch in between languages and inhibit one while using the other, it also makes you less likely to get Alzheimer's or dementia (New York Times, 2012). So what are you waiting for? Let's get you on your language learning journey today! Bon voyage! Buen viaje!

My most popular available services on Take Lessons include (but are not limited to):

**French**
Tutoring for junior high, high school, and college students; private lessons (French for travel, French for business, French grammar and vocabulary, and/or French for fluency)

**English Accent Reduction**
Focus on pronunciation of sounds in English, intonation, stress, and common English reductions. Achieve your goals by practicing English in business and/or academic contexts (interviewing for a job, making small talk, giving presentations at work, etc). You'll learn common idioms as well. After 10-15 classes, all of my Accent Reduction students see a strong improvement in their accent and feel confident in their English interactions (even on the phone!).

**Spanish**
Tutoring for junior high, high school, and college students; private lessons (Spanish for travel, Spanish grammar and vocabulary, and/or Spanish for fluency)
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Patricia B. March 14, 2019
· French · Online
Excellent teacher, very happy.
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Veronika March 7, 2019
· English · Online
I am looking forward to our next lesson Natalie!!! Thank you so much for today!!!
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Carolina February 28, 2019
· English · Online
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About Diane C.

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San Francisco, CA
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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 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 s
chool diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree, and I am certified to grade French exams from A1 through C1 (university level). Currently I teach after-school, coordinate a museum visit program (en français) and manage a French exam center.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years, so I am fluent and am now also teaching. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood. I love to learn, even if by adulthood, 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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Don H. March 25, 2019
· French · Online
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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Jimmy T. February 10, 2019
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Bergen January 26, 2019
· French · In studio
Diane is very professional. I had my first class with her and she carefully accessed my level before she decided what area I should be focused on next. Highly recommended.
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About Jacqueline G.

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Menlo Park, CA
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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 all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

When it comes to learning French, I believe that speaking experience is just as important as learning grammar and vocabulary. I emphasize speaking skills and give students the opportunity to practice this throughout my lessons. For students who need help with grammar (one of the trickiest things to learn in French!), I use my experience both as a student and teacher to simplify difficult concepts.
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Jacqueline G.

Menlo Park, CA 94025
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About Fernando M.

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Oklahoma City, OK
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French is my native language. French lessons is unique with me because I teach the basic words of the language, and I also give the opportunity to the students to communicate with me.It is okay to make mistakes, we learn from them.

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hello, my name is Moreas Sapi. I am originally from Cameroon and I love to teach french lessons. I am ready to help you understand and speak french fluently.
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Fernando M.

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About Tatiana D.

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Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Are you looking for a teacher who is experienced, passionate, creative, hardworking, supportive and caring? Who can connect with students, build and maintain personal relationships?

Are you looking for a certified professional educator who knows how to work with you in order to meet your specific needs, to make you feel motivated and to master your language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing?

Whatever your goals are, I will help you reach them by providing you with a personalized learning plan and interactive, engaging and effective lessons.

I am an experienced language teacher and have been teaching professionally for more then 25 years. I teach all levels of French and Russian and during my career I have taught students of different ages and various nationalities.
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• I design each lesson based on your immediate and practical needs, your individual learning style, as well as your interests

About Tatiana
About me
I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. Currently I live in in the USA in the state of Oregon. I have been interested in languages since I was a child. I have discovered the beauty of French language and since then never stop loving it! My personal interests are in Russian and French culture, literature, music, songs, films and art. A knowledge of Russian, French and English give me a full access to all these areas of interest in the original language. I would love to share my expertise with you!

Education
- Bachelor degree in French from Moscow State Pedagogical
University
- Masters of French and Russian language and literature from
Portland Start University
- Oregon Secondary Teaching Certification

Experience
- In my professional life I have worked with Russian Opera

singers in preparation for performance in French operas
- Have worked as a French-Russian translator for the European
Union
- Taught French at the Moscow State Conservatory
- Tutored US diplomats in Russian
- Was a French and Russian instructor at Portland State
University
For the past 25 years I have worked as a French teacher in international schools in Pakistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Germany and Belgium. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring an IB Russian. In my 8 +years of teaching IB French and Russian, I have never had a student score below a five, with the vast majority earning an exam grade of six or seven.

Languages Russian - native speaker
French - fluent
English - fluent
Spanish - conversational

I have studied and learned several languages so I know what it’s like to learn a language, what difficulties, challenges and obstacles you encounter and, how to overcame them. I can teach you some tricks to learning languages that can shorten your journey to fluency, and help you feel a sense of achievement as you reach your potential.

Whether your goal is to learn important phrases for an upcoming trip, prepare for an important school exam, or to develop language proficiency join me for an exciting journey of learning languages and cultures in a challenging but welcoming, warm and non-stressful environment.

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Tatiana D.

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About Molly B.

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Athens, GA
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I have taken French class in high school and college for ten years. I have also successfully completed a French immersion program in Quebec. I know what it is like to be a student and I am very passionate about learning and teaching French. I am extremely flexible with times.

About Molly
I am a 21 year old college student studying Economics as well as minoring in French. I love hanging out with my friends, learning languages, reading, drinking coffee, listening to music, and eating good food. I hope to one day work in international business after I graduate. Last summer, I lived in Quebec City, Canada and I took French classes and participated in activities to help improve my French speaking skills.
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Lindsay March 24, 2019
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My daughter enjoyed the lesson. She felt comfortable and learned a lot.
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