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Marie K.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English, Arabic
  • Bachelor's degree in French Literature from Damascus University
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Marie K.

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I start with teaching songs and reading books beginning with basic children’s’ books to enrich your vocabularies then continuing with more difficult reading material including newspapers and articles...
Je suis prête à vous aider et je vous encourage à commencer tout de suite :) Bonne chance

About Marie

Indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. I invi

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Victoria D.
Marie is very competent and personable! I really enjoyed learning from her, as she was patient and explained things very well. I feel that my French vocabulary grew because of her encouragement. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn or improve their ability to speak French!
Ryan
I have had a great time learning French with Marie. She is very patient and has well thought out lesson plans. I am looking forward to our next lesson.

Nicole K.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $29
  • Speaks French, French
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1999
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Nicole K.

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Traveler from Paris to Finland to Italy would like to tutor in beginning French Singing Piano!

About Nicole

I have traveled around Europe from Finland to Italy with only a travel book. If you are interested in traveling I can help with it. I lived in Europe in youth hostels for several months. I love music and can teach these subjects to any age group. I am certified in Orff Suzuki. I have ten years

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Joanne L.
We met outdoors and talked then walked to take some pictures. Meeting next week
Lee
Nicole is terrific! She really knows her business and can make adjustments for special needs. She understands my issues (recent voice and throat problems) and is already helping me overcome them to meet my vocal goals.

I do not believe I could have found a better voice teacher forme anywhere!
Olivia &.
She is so sweet and my girls had such a good time!

Alex D.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $17
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Alex D.

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Foreign languages undergraduated degree. able to speak french, english and spanish. Teaching all of them as a foreing language.

About Alex

I am a polyglot able to speak french, English and Spanish. I studied foreign languages as a undergraduate degree. I love languages able to teach English, french or Spanish. I highly believe that a new language is a door to see the world in a different way and in a more beautiful way.

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Jaleh S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks persian, english, french
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jaleh S.

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I have a Ph.D. in French from the Ohio State University with twenty years of teaching experience (private lessons, language institutions, and universities).
Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school.
I love teaching French. My teaching methodology depends on each of my students and their specific needs and goals in learning the French language. It is important to me to keep my students interested, motivated, and engaged while learning the language. I always try to assure that my students feel comfortable and confident in speaking French in a friendly and fun environment.

About Jaleh

Since my childhood, I have always been fond of the French language and culture in such a way that French has become part of my identity. From the first day of preschool to the last day of high school, I studied at a French school. Therefore, I grew up appreciating together this new world with that

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Meriem B.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English, Italian, Tunisian (Arabic dialect)
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Meriem B.

34 Reviews
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Bonjour & bienvenue!

French is my native language and whether you're a beginner or experienced French speaker, I would be happy to:
1) Teach you French from scratch,
2) Enrich your vocabulary & conversational abilities, or
3) Polish your accent to make you sound like a real French person!

---------------Frequently Asked Questions---------------

1- Are you interested in teaching beginners?

=> Of course! Actually, a lot of my students are beginners. It's fantastic to follow their progress and it's interesting to adapt the class a bit differently for each of them according to their preferences and abilities.

2- What type of lessons would you recommend?

=> For beginner or intermediate level: 60 min lessons
=> For advanced level: 30 min, 45 min or 60 min (100% conversation).
=> For kids: 45 to 60 min, depending how young and how are their focus capabilities.

3- Is scheduling flexible? Do I have to pick a specific day/time and stick with it?

=> I teach on ...

About Meriem

I'm a native French speaker, but I do understand the joy & challenges of approaching a new language, as I also learned English, Italian and Tunisian (dialect of Arabic). I moved from France to the USA in 2011 and my main job is being a costume designer specialized in opera. I've also been teac

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Justin
I spent a couple of months having lessons with Meriem and I definitely enjoyed my time. I had some previous knowledge of French words and phrases from various online tools but I lacked the insight that an actual instructor could bring. It was extremely beneficial to talk to someone who could correct me and help me learn. I hope that I can start my lessons again soon.
Rocio S.
I loved my first lesson. Meriem encouraged me to use my French and I felt little by little more confident in the conversation. Looking forward to our next lesson.
Madeline C.
Meriem was exactly what I was looking for. She is very bright, enthusiastic, and I can tell she loves teaching French.

Tania B.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Greek, Spanish, French
  • apprentice of administrative clerk from CPLN, professional center of Neuchâtel coast - Switzerland
  • Teaching since 2014
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Tania B.

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I've been teaching french for about 5years now and got experience teaching different level and ages. I studied different languages myself, I understand the obstacles that come with taking on a new language. Since I am a native french speaker I can help with grammar, vocabulary and especially pronunciation.

About Tania

Hello everybody, Do you want to become proficient or more proficient in French? Learn or brush up on french the fast and easy way with a native French speaker? I am here to help you! My name is Tania I am 30 years old and I am a native French speaker. French is my native language. I love the

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Larisa Lee
Tania is superb! I was very skeptical about online learning, but considering current circumstances we had no other choice. I wanted someone easy going, fluent, sufficient , knowledgeable and patient for my daughter. Tania has all the qualities mentioned above. We will be continuing our French journey into the world of language learning.
Gabriela
Tania is a great teacher! I'm beginning to learn French and I already feel a good grasp on it. Very recommended!
Ruby
Tonia came prepared and did a great job!

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Chicago 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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"Best French teacher! She is kind, keeps the lesson interesting and fun and at the same time makes corrections and instructions on grammar and pronunciation as well as helps to enrich the vocabulary. I 100% recommend taking classes with Evelyn!"
Tonia
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"I asked David to make it fun and challenging and he did! He is prepared for each lesson. I am glad I chose him"
Joe
Took French lessons from David M.
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"He is patient and attentive to where you are in the learning process with the lessons."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Chloé is a fantastic and patient teacher. She led our lessons to be very entertaining and efficient. It basically felt like just talking to somebody very sympathetic in an effortless way. Only afterwards I realized, that we worked through a very intelligently crafted curriculum"
Dierk
Took French lessons from Chloé M.
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"Isabel is very nice, and helpful, highly recommend her to anyone."
Joe
Took French lessons from Isabel S.
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"Meriem is really amazing! She taught my 9 yr old son french, who had no experience, with patience and joy, and really made it FUN.

She was timely and provided great homework & detail after each lesson to practice in between lessons. She was always responsive with any inquiries.

We would highly recommend Meriem and will be utilizing her services again in the future!"
Lisa
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"Ghislain is an awesome teacher ! I wanted a native teacher and I couldn't have asked for better. I'm learning so much and I cant wait for my next lesson !"
Caroline
Took French lessons from Ghislain G.
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"He is an excellent instructor."
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Took French lessons from Mario D.
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"Aurore is fantastic. She is very creative with activities, but also open to helping with homework and basic skills. My thirteen year old daughter actually looked forward to each lesson!"
Simone
Took French lessons from Aurore V.
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"Pascale is extremely patient and knowledgable. I would strongly recommend taking lessons with her."
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Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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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 granted 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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