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Jacqueline G.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $85
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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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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Gwen
Jacqueline is helping my daughter prep for Le Grand Concours. Jacqueline has an excellent methodical approach and we look forward to her help beyond the exam as my daughter works to improve her French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
david
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.
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Mylène G.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mylène G.

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Native French speaker with 16 + years experience in private & public school teaching in New York City. My lessons will be catered to fit your personal student needs using the appropriate teaching method and diverse material I accumulated over a many years long period of attending teaching workshops and doing research. In addition to the online lessons, you will also be given free and unlimited access to my private website of extensive French resources for students of all levels and needs.

About Mylène

I teach children from the age of 10 and adults. I'm a Native French speaker, perfectly fluent in English and Spanish, with 16+ years experience in private and public school teaching in New York City. My strong point is my ability to cater lessons fitted to the needs of every student through m

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Mohamed A.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mohamed A.

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J’ai un master en Psychologie en Français, d’ailleurs je donne souvent des conférences en Anglais et en Français. J’ai même publié des livres en Anglais et en Français qui peuvent être vérifiés sur le site Amazon.
Pour ceux qui veulent un Anglais ainsi que le Français d’entreprise, je suis disposé à adapter les cours suivant votre niveau ainsi que votre domaine.

About Mohamed

Teaching has always been a part of my pleasure not just work. Beside my teaching career in class, I have trained and taught people martial art. I have been teaching business English for the past 7 years. I'm fluent in French and Arabic as well. I have published books in English an French that ca

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Mr. Mohamed is a great french teacher,because of his teaching,I become so confident in communicating in french. Thank you for your excellent work.
Majita
Étant étudiente en psychologie, mr achour m'a accompagné dans le domaine de la psychologie et ma permis d'enrichir et développer mon français en terme d'aspects psychologique et je le recommande vivement.

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Sapphire A.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Master of social work from University of Nebraska
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sapphire A.

16 Reviews
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Online French Teacher

Basic french, beginner students will have a handle of survival French by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough French to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions.
If you want online class you must install Skype or Ovoo I don't have face time.

About Sapphire

I have experience tutoring. Call Takelessons for more information. I have tutored basic and intermediate Spanish to children, using Spanish songs and fun games for children. I have experience tutoring adults. I gave Spanish conversational classes, Spanish for Educators, Spanish for travelers and

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Jessica W.
I loved my 1st lesson with Elena. She’s so fun to learn from! She’s kind and patient and knowledgeable!
Morgan W.
Elena is an excellent teacher that takes the time to go over the steps and shared videos for practice
Rekha
Loved it

Solange T.

1 Review
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Translation and Master's level in simultaneous interpreting from Higher School of Interpreting, Paris
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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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Jennifer W.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2011
  • 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

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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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Average Cost of French Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Chicago is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $175 per hour.
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"Professor Balland is a great teacher! He is knowledgeable, pleasant and patient."
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"Elsa has been wonderful for my kids ! She has wonderful energy is enthusiastic and kids really are excited to see her. They have been learning french and I am so happy to have met her ! - Patricia - Metrowest Boston"
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Tania is great! She is nice, understandable, patient and great at helping you understand the language in your ideal learning format. Would highly recommend!"
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Took French lessons from Tania B.
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"A great start! Roman is very kind and provides instruction and feedback in a very un intimidating manner. Looking forward to continued lessons..."
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Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"We move fast and he’s great at staying on task. No time wasted. Jean Luc is pleasant to work with and very prepared. I’m enjoying our lessons so far."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"She is an excellent teacher. She is very patient,flexible, and a wonderful person. If anyone wants to learn french, you wont be disappointed if you sign up to learn with her. She speaks English very well. She goes back and forth between french and English with ease. She teaches all age groups."
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Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"Zach makes the course challenging and fun. He keeps you busy the entire class time - making the time go by very quickly."
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French Resources in Chicago

By Darcy C. - Chicago French Teacher

One of the perks of living in a big city is the resources it can offer. Chicago in particular is an extremely diverse city, so if you’re interested in taking French lessons, you’re in a great place! The trick is to find opportunities to get out there and practice; and in the Windy City, there are many different ways to practice speaking French, meet French or Francophone people, and experience French culture. Find what’s right for you, and give it a try!

Improve Your Language Skills The Alliance Française de Chicago is a French cultural and learning center where you can take language classes and attend workshops on topics like global communication (“Voulez vous tweeter avec moi?”) and French cooking classes. Those with memberships are g

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ranted access to additional opportunities, like weekly conversation groups for different-level speakers and check-out privileges at the largest private French library in the Midwest. You can also sign up for their newsletter to receive invitations to a variety of events. http://www.af-chicago.org/app/homepage.php

If you find their prices a bit steep, another option is L’École Française Chicago. The École is explicit about its commitment to maintaining affordable rates and also offers language and cultural workshops, though not as often. http://www.lef-learn-french.com/

Meet People and Practice Even if you ace your French lessons in Chicago, your French is likely to slip away without some practice on your part. Chicago has several Meetup groups for French speakers of various levels. Google “Chicago French Meetup groups,” and take your pick! Need an incentive to put your inhibitions aside? Check out the Groupe Professionel Francophone, a more official group that meets on the last Thursday of each month over cocktails and tasty treats. http://gpfchicago.org/

Volunteer Another great way to meet other people and practice speaking French is by volunteering! World Chicago, an organization that offers programs for visitors to the United States, often needs French-speaking guides for tour groups or bilingual help at events (http://www.worldchicago.org/). These opportunities can be fun and extra-enriching on both a linguistic and cultural level, since they provide a chance to speak with people from a variety of French-speaking countries.

You can also keep tabs on the Lycée Français de Chicago, the French private school, which has opportunities to volunteer at annual events such as the Fall French Market, a fundraiser known as “La Soirée,” summer camps, and more throughout the year. http://www.lyceechicago.org/

Experience French Culture Everyone knows one of the best parts of French culture is the food! Make your way to the Chicago French Market, a year-round indoor marketplace open Monday to Saturday, to sample all kinds of French fare from wine and cheese to crêpes and crème brûlée. You can find nearly 30 specialty vendors at 131 North Clinton, or, if you are coming into the West Loop on the Metra, you can enter from right inside the train station.

I would be remiss not to mention the famed Art Institute of Chicago, which houses one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world. Study up on Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and all the others, then create your own classy field trip to see the famous works. Be sure to note the Art Institute’s special events and free days for Illinois residents, too! http://www.artic.edu/

Read in French If you’re a reader, take a few hours to explore one of Chicago’s foreign language bookstores. Powell’s Books in Hyde Park is one with a large selection of books in French and other languages. A Chicago-based online shop called Lectures de France allows customers to purchase French books online and pick them for free at their Chicago office. Get a French translation of a favorite book, or try some French children’s books like the popular Petit Nicolas series for a manageable read. (Bonus points if you read aloud!)

Whatever You Choose, Keep it Up! Whether you try a bunch of new things or find one activity you really love while taking French lessons in Chicago, taking advantage of the city’s resources will help you maintain and improve your French between lessons, meet other French students and speakers, and enjoy French culture right here at home. It’s up to you to take charge, and you might even have some fun!

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