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Erika I.

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  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1996
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Erika I.

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I have experience teaching and working with children as well as with adults. I feel comfortable teaching students in all different levels, from the beginner up to the advanced level. The typical approach that I use is a rather communicative one. I like to encourage students to speak and get engaged in real life situations.

I like to know my students, who you are and what your interests are so that I am not just your teacher, but also a friend. I like to think that I am a humorous person and it always makes me feel great when we can share a laugh or two in the class.

Come and join me!

About Erika

My name is Erika and I have been studying French since I was 4 years old. I studied French in my hometown where I got a degree in French (C1 level). When I was 16, I got a scholarship to study French in Normandie, France. Ten years later, I got a second scholarship to study in Lyon, France. Back in

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always a pleasure
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Mary Jo D.
I love her approach and patience with me. i am a visual learner and having her write the phrases for me truly helps my comprehension. Merci!
Vicky
Erika is wonderful! I am so glad that she is my tutor. Thank you so much.

Diane C.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French, German
  • MBA (concentration in Finance) from Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Diane C.

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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 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 basics for beginners, and then mix grammar,

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Wendy B.
Diane has a great French accent and shares her teaching skills effectively. I would highly recommend her for all levels. We have read books and seen movies in French. Her world view and experience adds a lot. Vraiment!
Pierce
Diane is a great German teacher! She always provides additional resources to delve into the subtleties of a translation or specific grammatical constructions and uses a variety of different books/activities so that the exercises never get boring.
Don H.
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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Helen M.

29 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
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Helen M.

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I've been teaching French for 6 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, study abroad in French speaking countries, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I typically use the living language books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: recording equipment, worksheets, textbooks, and more. I love working with students of all experience levels and can't wait to meet you!

About Helen

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and

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It was superb (Отлично). I got a good teacher.
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Zach M.

30 Reviews
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  • Speaks english, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Zach M.

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Born and raised in Paris , France to a french mother and an american father. Teaching french is a true passion and joy.

My classes are fun and if you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!

Whatever your goals are with French, I can help you get there!
Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals.

Wether you , your spouse or kids would like to learn french, I adapt my classes to everyone's needs and goals.

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
No problem !

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
Sure thing !

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Yes you can if you're ready to work hard and have fun !

Whatever your reason is : you found the right person ! :)

I can help you with :

• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a ...

About Zach

"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?" - Oui ! Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach. I was born and raised in Paris, France. I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature. I moved to

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Angel
Learning as an adult and he’s very accommodating and a great teacher.
James Owen
I’m very pleased and excited. I like Zach’s approach. We jumped right into the first lesson.
Dallas
Zach is awesome! After studying French in high school and college, working with Zach made me realize how many things I either learned wrong, remembered incorrectly or just never knew. He has made me much more conscious about verbal language production, and I find myself much better equipped to say more things correctly or course correct as I'm speaking. The variety of activities is excellent. All are practical and contemporary. The ability to learn and take chances in a non-judgmental environment has been wonderful.
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Elsa M.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master's Degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language from Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
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Elsa M.

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I've been teaching French for 6 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Elsa

Hi there! My name is Elsa and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016 complemented by over 6 years of teaching experience.. I began my care

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Gerardo
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
Virgil
Elsa is very engaging and has knowledge of how to teach French, not just knowledge of how to speak it. She is able to explain the rules, which is a big help to me as I try to make sense of it all.
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Isabelle S.

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  • Speaks French, Spanish, German
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Isabelle S.

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I will be focusing on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone, for example as some students struggle to learn English on their own with this methodology. I can recommend websites and books.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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LINGYI
I have been having French lessons with Isabelle for more than 6 months. I definitely have learned a lot! Isabelle is very patient and flexible about different learning methods. I highly recommend her!
Lingyi
I have been taking French lessons with Isabelle for more than 6 months. I have learned a lot! Isabelle is very patient and flexible about the learning methods; I highly recommend her!
Noelle
The best teacher I've ever had! Very patient and makes you feel confident to keep practicing and learning! Merci Isabelle!! 5 STARS.

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Average Cost of French Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons 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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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"he is so nice and he helped me with french! I think you would get something out of it. trust me you'll really love it."
Rachel
Took French lessons from Morgan M.
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"Very good first lesson. Instructor is professional, helpful, and invested."
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Took French lessons from Zach M.
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Very organized, clear and structured classes and he breaks them down to explain the way it make sense. Super patient, professional and FUN. I took 4 lessons so far and it's amazing to see that you can builds upon what you learned in previous lessons and he really make you think. TAKE HIS CLASSES! There is a reason why all his reviews are great because he knows what he's doing. I'm glad I chose him and am confident that I will be speaking French very soon!!!"
Shima
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"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."
Ryan
Took French lessons from Marie K.
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"She is wonderful and incredibly patient with my daughter."
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Took French lessons from Jinky B.
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"I just had my first French lesson with Jean Luc. He is very professional, was ready on time, very patient. I simply loved my lesson. Can’t wait for the next one. He is a native French person and that’s what’s important for me. I highly recommend him!!"
Celeste
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I picked Zach because he is from Paris and my husband and I just returned from a trip there. We want to go back next year with improved communication abilities. Zach will not only be able to teach us the language we want to know, but also give us tips about Paris and France in general from a native's point of view.
Zach started me out perfectly for my first French lesson. It was challenging enough but not overwhelming. I love that (for a part of it) he recorded me so I could hear what I sounded I sound like speaking French -very helpful!! He has given me just enough to work on between lessons and left me motivated for what's to come!"
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"I had a really good time! Can't wait for the next one."
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French Lessons Near You and Online

French is considered one of the most romantic and beautiful languages on the planet and for good reason.

The sounds of French are both mesmerizing and pleasing to the ear, regardless of which country you call home. When you consider the power of the language, it's no surprise that French is taught in every country in the world. There are roughly two million French teachers and 100 million French students worldwide.

French is the official language of 29 countries, including Switzerland, Madagascar, Canada, and Belgium. There are also around 11 million French speakers in the US alone. This means that when you take French classes, you’ll have plenty of people to practice!

In light of how commonly used and well-loved French is, you're guaranteed to have a rich and rewarding experience when you take French lessons. Whether you’re looking to learn French online or in-person, a world of linguistic possibilities awaits you.

Reasons to Take French Lessons

Everyone has their reasons to take on a new language. You may have some loved ones that speak French, or you may just like how it sounds in music or movies. There may also be some benefits to taking French lessons, including advantages to your mental and physical wellbeing, which are not as well-known.

For starters, learning French can help speed up your ability to pick up other Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. You may be surprised at the various ways that learning French can positively affect your life! Let's look at some more of the upsides of studying this beautiful language.

The Benefits of French Classes for Kids

Want your child to learn French? If so, science shows that children’s brain functioning improves when learning a foreign language. Children who learn a second language have been found to have more brain matter in the areas providing executive functioning. Actions like impulse control and not being discouraged by obstacles are both aspects of executive functioning.

Scientists have also found that children, especially during pre-puberty, have a unique ability to learn a second language. Their brains seem to be more pliable at this younger age. Your child will experience other benefits because of French lessons include improved test scores, better job opportunities, and higher earning potential in the future.

When your child takes French lessons, they’re learning how to break down a long-term goal into manageable steps they can work toward every day. This skill translates into learning virtually any other subject and will benefit them for their entire lives. As your child’s French skills grow, you may also notice a boost in their social skills and confidence!

French Classes for Adults

You don't have to be a child to benefit from taking French classes! Adults of all ages can realize a variety of benefits from taking French lessons online or in-person. While an adult's brain may not be as pliable as a child's, they've already had a lifetime of language experience, making elements of the learning process easier. Plus, sharpening your French skills as an adult can also open up new professional opportunities.

Adults can expect to improve their confidence, empathy for other cultures, and the ability to think outside the box by learning French. All the "mental weightlifting" required when studying a language can have surprising health benefits. Some studies show that learning a second language could push back the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia by as much as four and a half years.

Finally, you’ll be able to appreciate French art and culture like never before. You can even learn to read Victor Hugo's word-famous "Les Misérables" in the original language. It's hard to deny the improved quality of life that learning French can provide!

Topics You'll Learn in French Lessons for Kids & Adults

If you take one-on-one French lessons online or near you, you’ll master the language much faster than you could on your own. The personalized feedback you'll receive from a French tutor will be superior to any online resources you may find. Sure, video tutorials on YouTube are great from a supplemental standpoint, but a French tutor will give you the attention, expertise, and advice needed to excel quickly. 

A TakeLessons French tutor will tailor classes to your individual needs. This will be based on your interests and current understanding of the language. If you're looking for examples of which topics will be covered in lessons, here are some of the highlights:

Sample Curriculum for Beginner French Classes

Students new to the French language can have a variety of different goals. They may want to get back to their heritage or work toward becoming an expert for professional reasons. Working with a qualified French teacher will help you stay motivated and productive, especially in the beginning stage. Here are some of the basics you'll go over with your French tutor at this level:

  • Basic French vocabulary including common, everyday greetings
  • An introduction to French grammar rules
  • Correct pronunciation
  • An introduction to French culture

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate French Classes

Once you have the basics behind you, it's time to dig deeper. This is an exciting time because, with just a little more hard work, you could be on your way to being an advanced French speaker. Here's what you can expect to learn at this level:

  • Comprehension of native French speakers
  • More advanced vocabulary words
  • Irregular French grammar rules
  • Conversational practice with your French tutor

Sample Curriculum for Advanced French Classes

At this point, you need to be challenged and pushed in your French language skills so you can become an expert. As you approach fluency, you’ll have to continue exploring the many beautiful nuances of the language. Here are a few advanced topics you can expect to learn at this level: 

  • Formal and informal writing in French
  • Nuances of the language not taught in textbooks (such as idioms)
  • How to use moods and tenses when speaking French
  • Learning how the French language differs by geographical region

It's important to remember these curriculum examples are just an overall guide – your particular journey into learning French may look different. Your tutor will work with your unique learning style and provide expert guidance on the next steps you should take in your language pursuits.

How long does it take to learn French? French is one of the easier foreign languages to master for English speakers. Estimates say it takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain a General Professional Fluency level. 

Learn French Online or Near You

Once you’re ready to start taking French classes, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a teacher. Our tutors are background checked and are proven experts in the French language. Simply browse through our list of teacher profiles to find the one that best meets your needs. Student reviews, professional experience, and credentials are all valuable considerations. You can even send them a message introducing yourself and get any questions you have answered before booking your first lesson!

If your schedule is unique, that's OK. We have plenty of resources for you to learn French online. You can use online group classes to sharpen your conversational skills or one-on-one lessons to get personalized guidance. This is an excellent option for busy kids and parents who need a flexible way to integrate language learning into their daily lives.

Need help choosing a tutor? You can always get in touch with us directly. We're committed to making sure you or your child’s French learning experience is the best it can be!

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