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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of French Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $300 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$35 average
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45-min $15
 
$47 average
$300
60-min $15
 
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute French lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute French lessons are 18% less expensive at $47, and 30-minute lessons cost 39% less at $35.

Curious how much French lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best French teachers .

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Popular French instructors

Helen M.

Denver, CO
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Zach M.

New Orleans, LA
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Hackensack, NJ
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About 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!

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Sixue April 16, 2019
· Russian · Online
She has good teaching skill and personality. I'm a level 0 beginner. With her help, I feel no problem starting learning Russian.
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Whitney D. December 13, 2018
· Russian · In home
Helen is an excellent teacher!
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Chloe & Aiden G. August 9, 2018
· French · In studio
Helen is so patient with our kids. They love her and she makes learning fun! They are working on their numbers in French so she had them play go fish to help keep the kids entertained. Highly recommend her!

About Zach M.

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New Orleans, LA

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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. À bientôt !

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"

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

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"

Don't worry, 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 little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear ( so you don’t answer like a robot and recognize what ...

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Mindy A. February 18, 2019
· French · Online
Great class! I was a bit nervous and am usually quite self conscious but Zach put me at ease so the lesson was quite relaxed and successful. I learned a lot and look forward to study and my next class!
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Grace T. February 18, 2019
· French · Online
Zach's teaching method is good and very experienced.
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John January 19, 2019
· French · Online
Awesome!

About Elsa S.

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Hackensack, NJ
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I've been teaching French for 4 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!

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· French · Online

Fabrice K.

Phoenix, AZ
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Soleine T.

Boulder, CO
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Gimberg P.

Cambria Heights, NY
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About Fabrice K.

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Phoenix, AZ
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Bonjour !

My name is Fabrice, I am a native French speaker. I have been tutoring French for 7 years. I currently live in California, USA.

I teach French grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing and culture from beginners to advanced students. I use practical tools such as my own files, tutoring contents, news, articles, videos….

I always personalize my sessions to your needs, expectations, and hobbies. I am here to help you to reach your goals, to pass your exams or to solidify your knowledge for a personal or professional goal.

I like to make my session fun, interactive and efficient !

A bientôt

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Rhiannon .. April 14, 2019
· French · Online
Amazing!!! Fabrice is genuinely helpful, enthusiastic, & caters to your needs.
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John February 25, 2019
· French · Online
J ai appris beaucoup de les choses en français grâce a Fabrice. Such a great and funny tutor. You re the best
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Alison February 25, 2019
· French · Online
Excellent educator. Very personable. I like that he reviews the previous lessons each time and tailors the lesson to individual needs.

About Soleine T.

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Boulder, CO
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My strong interest for languages oriented me towards a "Literature Baccalaureate" for which I studied - among other fields - German, English, Ancient Greek and Latin, and graduated Summa cum Laude in 2010. After high school, I went on to study for five years at Sciences Po Paris, France's elite school for social and political sciences.

Learning about the hidden history of words and the construction of sentences has always fascinated me, and I strongly believe that this is what makes the difference between a regular native speaker, and one who can actually transmit his knowledge of the language. Writing and speaking a proper french is not enough. When it comes to teaching, one has to be able to explain the "why" behind each word, idiom and grammatical rule, because that is how we remember best. Combined with a burning desire to understand movies, songs and books in their original version, this method makes wonders. Because as my best teacher once told me : “ We get into a culture ...

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Kristin March 19, 2019
· French · Online
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Christina November 11, 2018
· French · In home
Soleine is a wonderful teacher who has helped us tremendously with our very limited knowledge of French. She is a native speaker - so we learn lots of fun cultural information in our lessons too!
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Adélie February 1, 2018
· French · In home
Soleine is the best french teacher you could get ! Not only she speaks perfectly, but she also is a great pedagogue. I recommand her without a doubt. Try it, you will see how learning french can be both easy.. and a pleasure !

About Gimberg P.

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Cambria Heights, NY
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Aside from being born and raised in a French speaking country, I have taken multiple French classes in college which has dramatically implified my passion of languages through teaching.

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Is your child struggling with learning French? Perhaps he or she was really excited about taking a foreign language when the school year began, but now seems they're finding it a challenge. If your son or daughter is having a hard time grasping the language, it might be time to think about French tutoring for extra guidance and support.

Take French lessons with the perfect teacher near you. Private French lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether taken in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the French language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our French tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the French language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, geographical variations, gender differences, and other technical aspects. For polyglots, learning a Romance language like French could also help speed your ability to learn Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning a foreign language like French.

Complicated idioms and expressions are just two facets of the French language that can cause difficulties for some students.

As a Category 1 language, French is one of the easier foreign languages to master for English speakers. It takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

French has been known and referred to as "The Language of Love" for many years. However, if your child is struggling, "love" might be the furthest word from their mind. Our French tutoring services can help put the love back into this beautiful language, giving your child fresh insight into the language and a better understanding of complex phrases and how to properly use them.

Your tutor can offer you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Though learning French is extremely useful while traveling to Canada, France, and various parts of Africa it's one of the most popular languages in the world. It improves career prospects and with personal relationships. Become a better French speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online French classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Still wondering if French tutoring with TakeLessons is right for you? Take a look at the following benefits:


• Customized lessons, based on your needs, problem areas and learning style
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• 100% Money Back Guarantee offered to all new students
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Alternative Foreign Language Lesson Methods:
Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs to France or Canada, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. Traveling in countries where English isn't the primary language can be risky if you don't plan ahead. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn how to speak French and other languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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At TakeLessons, we pride ourselves in helping kids succeed, and we live for those "Aha!" moments when kids just... get it! We'd love the opportunity to work with your son or daughter and bring them to that place of complete understanding with our French tutoring services. If you'd like more information about our program, contact us today!

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