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Aliaksandra P.

19 Reviews
Chantilly, VA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aliaksandra P.

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I've been teaching French since 2002 and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, travel abroad, and make new friends. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to communicate in it in everyday situations and as time goes on you'll be able to watch films and listen to and understand music in this language. I specialize in French literature. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you! J’adore ça, quoi?!

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bel

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Mary Grace
Madame is incredible! We will definitely be continuing!
Mary Grace G.
Wonderful instructor; my daughter and I loved it. Can't wait for our next lesson.
Paul
Great instructor!! Has an in depth understanding of the language and a positive attitude.
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Philippe F.

9 Reviews
Ashburn, VA
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Advanced
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Philippe F.

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I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whom levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress.

About Philippe

Born, educated and raised in France. Summary of Skills: Experience developing and providing instructions in French language Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking abilities in students

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Matthew
A phenomenal teacher, adjusts the content based on what your needs are. Also very flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend Philippe!
Jonathan
I have been working with Philippe for two months now. He focuses his lessons on my specific job-related needs. I have really come to look forward to our lessons together because it's like chatting with an old friend. I would highly recommend Philippe to anyone who is looking for individual French lessons, especially to those working in government and/or finance. Philippe has helped me revive my fluency in French, which is something that has provided immense joy to me this year.
Dhanya
Philippe was such a wonderful instructor throughout my time with him. I was resuming French after about a year and a half of informal learning, and he was very accomodating while also pushing me to explore more advanced topics. He uses engaging resources that improve students' verbal, reading, and especially speaking skills. I cannot recommend Philippe enough!

Solange T.

1 Review
Washington, DC
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Solange T.

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All levels. Children and adults

About Solange

Native French Speaker. I am originally from Lyon, France and have been living in the DC area for about 20 years. I have over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience throughout the D.C. area, at Alliance Francaise, Berlitz, In Lingua, etc. I have been tutoring consultants and employees from

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J. C. C.
Solange is amazing as an instructor. As a native speaker she understands text book French as well as slang. She provides several options for ways to express a thought. She is easy to talk to and time passes so quickly. Definitely the best French teach I have had and I have had many.

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Allison B.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BS, Astronomy from University of Maryland, College Park
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Allison B.

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I believe that a love of learning and a love of teaching go hand in hand. Teaching and tutoring allow me to help others develop that same love of learning that drives me in my studies. I find joy in showing students that intelligence is not fixed, helping them prove to themselves that they can improve their performance in any class with hard work.

The best tutors are people who love both the subjects they tutor and the feeling of helping someone succeed. I have been speaking French for 14 years, and I love the language and culture so much that I lived in Paris for a summer! Part of my tutoring process is helping others to appreciate the language and culture as well. With words of encouragement and a non-judgmental attitude, I help students tackle tough grammar, improve pronunciation, and learn to love speaking about language.

I prepare in advance for every lesson, regardless of the topic, to ensure that I am refreshed on the subject and to develop any materials I might use ...

About Allison

Hello! I have been tutoring for 12 years, and I have a Master's degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. I love teaching, and I make sure to incorporate real-life examples into my math and science problems to help people develop an appreciation of the subjects. When tutoring French, I add elements of cu

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Claire
Allison is VERY sweet, patient and thorough! I really enjoyed working with her. I learned SO much in just one hour!! I was hesitant about taking the lessons as I've tried lessons at my local Michael's store but didn't get much out of it. One on one with Allison was the right decision. If you are just thinking about it - DO IT!!! You won't regret it. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson with Allison :)
Mizpah M.
Interactive science sessions with Allison are enjoyed by my daughter who is 10 years old, she wants me to increase the frequency of sessions with her.
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Max S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian, French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Max S.

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Hello, my name is Max, and I would love to teach you French. I have a great passion for romance languages, and I have devoted a large percentage of that time studying French. I took many French classes during my time at university and I have studied French 1-4 and some upper level French classes. I know the language and grammar well, and I would love to teach you. I have taught French in a middle school, elementary school, and privately at all levels so I know how to teach according to your level. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and I wish you luck with your studies in the future!

About Max

Hello, my name is Max, and I would love to help you out with your tutoring needs. I graduated from the University of South Florida where I studied double bass, music theory, and romance languages. I have a great passion for these arts, and I have spent many years perfecting them. I have many years

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Julius K.
Adapted the lesson to my skill level. That's always a good sign.
Sarah M.
Max has been a stellar double bass tutor for my son. He caught on right away how to work with him and improve his playing, technique and music theory. You can really tell he has a passion for music (especially the double bass) and teaching. Will continue to have my son study under him :)
Jonathan R.
Max was very helpful as a teacher. He gave me a lot of good insight into picking the bass for bluegrass music. I've been primarily playing bowed music. I plan to continue my lessons with him.
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Claire B.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Irish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Drama & Theatre Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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Claire B.

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Claire is a fluent French speaker having mastered the language through formal education as well as complete immersion in the French school system and culture. Lessons are fun and catered to your individual needs!

About Claire

I am a professional singer, actress, writer and producer hailing originally from the emerald isle of Ireland. I have performed internationally on various musical tours and shows (Grease, West Side Story, Chicago, Mario Lanza Anniversary Concerts, Normandy Nights, High School Musical, A Star is Born

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Kelly S.
I think Claire is a great fit for me. I’m very happy she is my tutor, I’m learning new things already!
Manon
Love Claire! I am a dancer by profession but was looking to learn to sing on the side. Claire has been wonderful! I have really enjoyed all of my lessons with her & am looking forward to continuing with singing! I would highly recommend. :)
Debbie
Claire's the best! She's always upbeat and encouraging. She's great at explaining things and is super patient with a beginner like myself. You couldn't ask for a better teacher. Our sessions are always so fun and I'm sad when they end.

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Washington, DC

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Washington is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $140 per hour.
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"I am thrilled to have started lessons with Jean-Luc. He is very patient and welcomes any and all questions that I have for him. I love the fact that he gently corrects my pronunciation without making me feel bad. He is an excellent instructor and I cannot wait to take additional lessons with him. The hour just flew by. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to start or continue with French."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Bonjour, I highly recommend Philippe as a professor for French learners at any level, but particularly for new learners. I felt that I made huge progress as he was able to identify the weaknesses in either my vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar, and then explain and help me understand how to overcome those weaknesses. He accommodated my pace of learning, was always encouraging, and simply "got it" in terms of what I needed to stay motivated and moving forward. Working with him was a pleasure and you can be certain that a new French speaker will feel accompanied, fully supported, and will walk away having made great progress. Merci."
Edel
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Nicola is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and dedicated. I highly recommend!"
Matt
Took French lessons from Nicola R.
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"I took French lessons a few decades ago and since then I've been practicing from time to time. I can understand quite easily but when I have to talk, I'm not sure about the grammar I use. Meriem helped me reviewing some basic principles that I've forgotten and provided good examples that I think I will not forget this time."
Julie
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"I can't say enough about Helen. She is an absolutely wonderful teacher, and that's saying a lot because as a college professor and lawyer, I tend to have pretty high standards. I've been meeting with Helen for over four years and continue to be impressed with her mastery of grammar, vocabulary, style, and nuance, which is rivaled only by her cultural knowledge and unyielding patience. She teaches with a delicate touch but always makes her point understood. She does not obsesses over minor mistakes and gives you the space to practice without stopping you every second to correct you. She's always willing to review old lessons and connect them to new ones to reinforce your learning. I learn something new each time we sit down and practice. If you're looking for the perfect tutor, look no further. You've found her."
Andy
Took French lessons from Helen M.
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"I love learning french from Erica! She prepares in advance for the lessons, and creates study materials that I can access at any time. I'm interested in learning the Quebec pronunciation as well as France-French, and she is able to introduce me to that. She is patient, and great at helping me make sure I am forming my mouth in a way that helps me have the proper pronunciation. She is a great teacher!"
Tara
Took French lessons from Erica W.
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"Christina is very knowledgeable, patient, and an outstanding professional! She is a great communicator and a great listener who is genuinely interested in seeing students succeed. She is wonderful at connecting with students and brilliant at helping them overcome barriers to personal growth and progress."
Christine
Took French lessons from Christina S.
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"Diane is awesome! She meets you at whatever level you are at and truly cares about getting you to your language goals!"
Cassandra
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"Good teacher for French Language."
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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French Lessons in Washington, DC

By Kadidia D. - Washington DC French Teacher

Washington DC is a cosmopolitan city where you may encounter people from all over the world. Walking down the street and hearing several languages spoken is not unusual for Washingtonians. As you take French lessons in Washington DC, you’ll begin to notice and understand more and more of the French you hear all around you.

The French language is spoken in more than 55 countries in the world and is also one of the United Nations' official languages. In Washington DC, it is the third most spoken language in the city, after English and Spanish.

Therefore, DC is an ideal place to practice your French language skills! Areas such as Adams Morgan, especially on 18th street NW and Columbia Road, are great places to find French businesses that attract native speakers to this area. Another good location is the Dupont Circle area that is not too far from the French Alliance. The DC French Alliance is very active in offering daily and weekly activities, giving opportunities to practice the language and to meet members of the community. Their events are often organized in partnership with the local community. Check out their website here: http://www.francedc.org/.

The DC French Meetup Group is also a great resource where you can practice what you’ve been learning in your French lessons in Washington DC. Open to everyone’s interest in the French language and Francophone culture, it is a good place to meet Francophiles in the area (http://www.meetup.com/DC-French/).

The many DC French restaurants are good ambassadors of the French culture, too. Le Bistrot du Coin on 17th and Connecticut Ave is famous for its "Moules Normandes Frites," and the Montmartre restaurant near Eastern Market in SE Washington DC is well known for its “floating island” dessert...Taking trips to these restaurants are fun and educational ways to practice your French language skills.

Let's not forget about the French Cinémathèque, which is organized in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. One can watch French films on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Avalon Theater on Connecticut Avenue (http://www.theavalon.org/), and on the 2nd Tuesday at the Embassy of France.

To practice your reading and listening skills, check out some French media sources that are also present in the American environment (and easily accessible in Washington DC!). For instance, France-Amerique is a French online newspaper, the French Morning is another online news medium, and the France 24 TV channel is available on cable.

Thinking about French is thinking about poetry, romance, luxury, and fine food. “Parler Francais” is the way to belong in the District of Columbia. So, get started with your French lessons in Washington DC, and find your place in this vibrant Francophone community!

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