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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 $56. 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 $17
 
$47 average
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60-min $15
 
$56 average
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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 17% less expensive at $47, and 30-minute lessons cost 38% 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 .

French Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their French instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular French instructors

Helen M.

Denver, CO

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Zach M.

New Orleans, LA

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Elsa S.

Hackensack, NJ

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About Helen M.

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Denver, CO

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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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Sophia and Niko S. June 10, 2019
· French · In home
Helen is patient, kind, knowledgable, and prompt. My kids and I all loved working with her. We highly recommend her!
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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!

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.

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 ...

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Alena April 28, 2019
· French · Online
Great teacher!
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Craig April 23, 2019
· French · Online
Great start on day 1 with Zach!
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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!

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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YUKSEL April 1, 2019
· French · Online
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Malia March 13, 2019
· French · Online
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Genevieve October 4, 2018
· French · Online

Soleine T.

Boulder, CO

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Joelle B.

Pompano Beach, FL

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Evelyne K.

Henrico, VA

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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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Robbie May 22, 2019
· French · Online
Good lessons. Too many computer glitches.
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Robbie April 23, 2019
· French · Online
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Kristin March 19, 2019
· French · Online

About Joelle B.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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Bonjour

I love sharing my passion for my language through lessons based on conversation.
Never boring with me !
My objective is to give you all the skills needed to be fluent and comfortable in french . I will adapt the courses with your actual level.
For children and adults
Merci !

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Laura T. January 23, 2019
· French · Online
Joelle was helpful and sweet. Very understanding and pleasant.
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Nicole A. March 5, 2018
· French · In studio
She is amazing! My daughter had a great time. Can’t wait for the next class .
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Diego February 12, 2018
· French · In home
Joelle is very patient and efficient. I have learnt so much in very short time. I strongly recommend Joelle.

About Evelyne K.

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Henrico, VA

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As I was born and raised in Geneva, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, French is my mother tongue. With a Swiss degree of pediatric nursing and teaching, I worked more than 15 years with children, families and adult students. Finding the best way to learn depending on who you are and what goals you have is one of my specialties. I like to provide a dynamic and a fun learning environment.
Having learnt as multiple second languages, such as English, Italian, Spanish and German, I’m very aware of the process of learning a new language.
I can provide vocabulary, grammar, verbs, conversation as well as cultural aspects from different French speaking countries, as I was working with people from France and I spent 3 years in Montreal, Quebec.
I moved to Richmond a year ago, bringing many French books and movies for all ages, which we could use during lessons.

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Lorraine June 5, 2019
· French · Online
So grateful to have found her. She's great!!
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Kaylee G. April 11, 2019
· French · In studio
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!
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Renga V. January 21, 2019
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Excellent. Very clear with instruction, pronunciation and grammar details with language. Very practical and pragmatic with approach . Also, kind and encouraging. Practice sheets are very complimentary to learning.

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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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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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