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JP B.

12 Reviews
Washington, DC
Starting at $18
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
  • Baccalaureate Diploma (Literature and Philosophy) from Lycee d'Enseignement General "La Perseverance"
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JP B.

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Dedicated French teacher with over 15 years experience helping students meet their goals, whether starting at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Easy-going, flexible and able to easily adapt to students' needs.

About JP

Bonjour, My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to shar

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Yarrabeth
My daughter said that she really likes your style of teaching. She said that she wishes her French teacher in school was as patient as you!
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Very patient with me and was thorough! Made learning enjoyable!
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Jennifer W.

8 Reviews
Bowie, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA, chemistry major, French minor from Drew University
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Jennifer W.

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Due to my enthusiasm for Foreign languages, I am fluent in French and can read Russian, German, and Spanish. French was my minor and chemistry was my major. I was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society based on my achievements in the fields of chemistry and French. I have also enhanced my fluency in French by traveling abroad, including residing in France at the University of Poitiers as well as traveling abroad to Paris, Brussels, and Calais. I look forward to spreading my enthusiasm for foreign languages to others.

About Jennifer

Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US A

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Alfonso W.
Excellent instructor...Jennifer.
Haliah E.
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
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Roman N.

74 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Korean, French, English, Russian
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roman N.

74 Reviews
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*****Your progress begins as you are reading this intro*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program: 

1 Making the right choice requires two things. First, collect the info:  Watch my videos, read my profile and my reviews.  I provide a well structured curriculum,    various sets of input and comprehensible grammar sheets which are all included.  Second, try a few classes and see if you get the feeling "I like this guy and I trust he can help" because YES: chemistry is important since it creates a special bond that will help us achieve our goals.
2 Always record your sessions so you can stay focused during your interaction with the teacher because that’s when the real learning is happening. After you can watch it and take notes. This approach has proved itself as the most efficient way to improve retention. All those tons of material will be well organized in your notebook and in your head. It’s like you are creating your own textbook which ...

About Roman

*****Your progress begins as you are reading this intro***** There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program:  1 Making the right choice requires two things. First, collect the info:  Watch my videos, read my profile and my reviews.  I provide a well structured cur

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Gina V.
Awesome… Roman had a good method, I will continue with him
William
Yeah, there are still a lot to learn and a lot of questions to ask, apparently, because it has only been my 4th class with him as of now. Well, we'll get there.
Jes D.
Sa technique est la meilleure !
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David M.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French
  • MASTER DEGREE from EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL (LILLE, FRANCE)
  • Teaching since 1999
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David M.

53 Reviews
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Bonjour et Bienvenue!
I am a French native from Paris. I'll be happy to help you improve your French! I am a professional translator and interpreter who also loves teaching and tutoring. You can count on me for fun and dynamic lessons :)
A bientôt!

About David

I love teaching and sharing what I know, especially when it comes to languages! I always listen to the student's needs and interests, and I make sure learning is fun and precise. I am a French native, from Paris. I studied, lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America, and I am now ba

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David is passionate about teaching which makes lessons extremely fun!
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Melody S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Masters Degree in Translation from Sorbonne
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Melody S.

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Bonjour!

I am French, and I live in New York. I graduated with a college degree from La Sorbonne in Italian translation. Thus, languages are my passion.

About Melody

I have tutored for four years in New York for all levels: children and teenagers, attending the best schools and universities in the country, and adults. It would be a pleasure to help new students discover the French language and culture. You can find below my expertise fields: -Grammar, conver

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Alexis
Mélody is an excellent teacher. She is flexible and works according to my needs and is great at explaining grammar rules and pronunciation in a way that I can understand. She is knowledgeable about grammar and how to learn languages and has innovative ideas about how to make learning fun. I highly recommend her as a language tutor! I have been studying with her for the past two years and have seen significant growth as a result of our lessons. She is excellent.
Mary
Melody is an energetic, gifted tutor. The conversation is lively and precise. She is careful to explain the subtle meaning of works and phrases. I got to the level I desired with her. Will come back for periodic refreshers.
Kevin
Melody is an amazing teacher. She is patient, methodical, and makes you improve so quickly! I wanted to be challenged, someone who could boost my fluency. In a few classes, I already noticed progress. I highly recommend Melody for any level!
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Jinky B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Jinky B.

7 Reviews
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Lessons are very personalized to each student's expectations, varying from purely conversational to more grammar-focused lessons. I believe that learning a language should be fun and useful!

About Jinky

Bonjour! I really enjoy teaching everything about the French language. If you're looking to brush up on your French, looking for an after-school tutor for help in a French course or would like to start learning this lovely language, I am happy to personalize tutoring sessions to your goals! I

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Mikhail V.
My son finds the French lessons from Jinky helpful. I recommend her!
Haley
Go Jinky!
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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Washington is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $120 per hour.
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"Absolutely love Evelyn! She is very patient, very organized and the lessons are great. I have had French before a long long time ago. We are starting from the basics and moving forward. I don’t feel like anything is too easy or too difficult and we are going at my comfort level."
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Elsa is absolutely wonderful with our child. She's attentive, supportive and always fun!
More than knowing french language and culture, Elsa can also explain the nuances in language and culture between english and french.
Every class is a joy and we look forward to many more."
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Fantastic teacher. She has great methods for making the language and pronunciation stick. She's a fun, sweet person and is very flexible in her teaching style. I highly recommend her!"
Kaylee
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Kids loved their first lesson, I'm sure they will get into the grove"
Élodie
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"My lesson was great. Jean-Luc is a wonderful teacher. I'm looking forward to my next lesson."
Linda
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"We have been with Gabrielle now for 5 weeks. My 11 year old daughter is very happy with her lessons and always has a smile on her face afterwards. She practices speaking, writing and reading in every lesson."
Keira
Took French lessons from Gabrielle A.
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"Jean-Luc, You are an amazing teacher. You are very organized and flexible to handle the need of the student. Wish you a wonderful new year 2021 !!"
Sasirajaan
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"We had a great first session. Went over the basics of family especially focusing on pronunciation of the indefinite articles. The hour went by very quickly. The materials which Jean-Luc sent me were very good."
Bill
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Mélody is an excellent teacher. She is flexible and works according to my needs and is great at explaining grammar rules and pronunciation in a way that I can understand. She is knowledgeable about grammar and how to learn languages and has innovative ideas about how to make learning fun. I highly recommend her as a language tutor! I have been studying with her for the past two years and have seen significant growth as a result of our lessons. She is excellent."
Alexis
Took French lessons from Melody S.
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"Needed it to refresh my school french. Evelyne was a great help. She helped me reach my goals, is very accurate. It is a pleasure to recommend her as a French teacher."
Arielle
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 bu

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sinesses 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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