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Why Boston is a Great Place en Français

By Ian Lewis P. - Cambridge French Teacher

Hi, my name is Ian, and I love teaching French lessons in Boston. Boston and Cambridge are special, because they offer some of the best opportunities to learn and use your French language skills in the United States.

Boston is the cultural heart of New England, and as such, we are home to a myriad of Francophone cultures and communities. Learning French will be your key to unlock these gems. We are also home to some of the best universities in the world, such as Harvard and MIT, which often host events about French culture, history, and language. There is always something going on. Be sure to get the most out of your French lessons in Boston by visiting these events and attractions!

If you are interested in French music, activities for the public abound with French music concerts by the many great musical organizations in town, like the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Lyric Opera, and the countless other musical groups and local musicians.

If you love literature, Boston is also lucky to be home to the French Cultural Center. Their library contains the second largest private collection of French literature, film, and digital material available in the US, and is the first in the country to have launched a French e-library. Check out their website here: http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/.

And, personally, my favorite place to pass a rainy afternoon in Harvard Square is Schoenhof's Foreign Books, in which you can spend hours perusing modern and classical French literature. (http://www.schoenhofs.com/)

Then, of course, there is Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge and Boston, one of the great food gems of the North East, and a great place to use your culinary French. They offer delicious and affordable classes on French wine and French cheese. You will definitely have a heads up with your French know-how and you’re sure to have a wonderful meal, too. (http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/boston/)

French-language cinema finds its home in Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts hosts the annual Boston French Film Festival in the summer. Kendall Square Cinema, a neat movie theater tucked in Kendall Square, and the Brattle Theater, a cool independent, old-style theater in Harvard Square, regularly screen French-language movies from around the world.

Finally, no conversation about French in Boston would be complete without mentioning our close proximity with Québec. We are only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the centers of Francophone culture in North America. Québec City and Montréal offer an easy and accessible weekend getaway where you will be completely immersed in French language. Traveling to these cities make great short trips for many of us Bostonians.

As you’re studying French, remember to practice speaking, writing, or listening to French as much as you can every day. Your French lessons in Boston will progress faster and more easily if you take advantage of the great Francophone resources available to you. You won’t learn to speak French overnight, but you will have a wonderful time learning, exploring Boston, and making new friends. Keep studying, and bonne chance!

About Helena R.

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I have vast experience in teaching French as a second language. I taught it for many years in my home country, Portugal, to middle and high schoolers and am currently tutoring the language. I love the sound of the French language and the way it can convey different emotions. French is the language of love, art and literature. Let me help you develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We will make a great journey together.

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I am a native speaker of Portuguese and got my degree in English (ESL) and French Teaching in my home country, Portugal. I have been teaching foreign languages and ESL for more than 20 years and am comfortable working with all age groups. I taught 17 years in Portugal (ESL and French; 6-12 grades and Adult Education Programs) and ever since I moved to the US in 2010 (Portuguese and Spanish in a corporation, and tutoring all four languages at home or online). I am a very patient, motivated and enthusiastic teacher and I always adjust my teaching methods to the student's age, needs and purpose. I never give up on a student and I am sure I can help him/her attain his/her full potential. I believe anyone can learn a new language but consistent repetition and refreshing before, during and after class is needed. I expect the student to be resp
onsible, patient and persistent in his learning process and I am willing to help him/her on the way.
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Margaret R. July 12, 2018
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I appreciate Helena very much. I'm a beginner at Portuguese, and I find Helena to be knowledgable and patient. I learn best from people who are kind, so I feel fortunate to be working with this teacher.
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· Portuguese · Online
Helena was great to work with!
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Bonjour! Learning French is easier than you think. We will use a wonderful course to guide our lessons together, designed to take you from zero knowledge of French to conversational fluency. I look forward to introducing you to French!

About Luke
I am deeply passionate about sharing knowledge with others and have been lucky to be teaching my entire adult life. There are so many enriching experiences available to us when we learn more about the world.

Foreign languages are among my favorites, and I have specialized in teaching Latin, Italian, and Japanese. As a geologist, I am also profoundly interested in the sciences. When I teach I like to understand where my students are coming from, what really inspires them, and help them to enjoy and love what they want to learn. For me, learning is always fun, so whether you like to study or you are having trouble motivating yourself to concentrate, together we will discover the joy and fun in what you are studying.
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Dianne August 7, 2018
· Italian · Online
learned a lot after just one lesson!
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Ivan June 17, 2018
· English · Online
He's very competent, friendly and humble. He knows a lot of languages at a high level and he also can teach them (this last one isn't obvious).
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Ranav J. June 11, 2018
· Latin · Online
So far so good, Luke has been great so far in scheduling classes and keeping the 12 year old engaged and interested in the class!
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Gina has a BA and MA in French language and literature. She has taught adults and children since 1990.

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Gina has been teaching and tutoring foreign languages since 1990. She has a BA and MA in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.
She has taught both adults and children, in private lessons and in schools.
Gina is a violinist and pianist, performs around the southeast US and teaches violin and piano- in all musical genres.
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Shawn Smith May 24, 2018
· Portuguese · In studio
Gina was very experienced and knowledgeable of the language and was extremely helpful in teaching me the basics.
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Bonjour !

As a native french speaker, most people told me that French is a beautiful language but so hard to learn! My answer is always the same "No more than any other language. If you have fun while learning it, it will come easily"

And I really believe it. That is why I offer French lessons using games, music and videos to help my students learn quickly without getting bored.

Either for personal interest of for profesional reasons, I will help you mastering French in an enjoyable way.

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I was born and raised in a small town in West of France where the speciality is... a handkerchief!

I have since lived in Belgium, Norway, Israel, Romania and now Texas following my husband who is a scientist. In every country, I taught French to several students and developped great tutoring skills from it.

Beside teaching and science, my passion in life is cooking! I will be more than happy to share French recipes with you so you can feel and taste some of the French culture.
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Maria H. November 20, 2017
· French · Online
I love working with Yaelle! She makes class fun and really pushes you to have confidence in speaking the language. You get full immersion with her, so you truly feel ready to join the French culture. I've learned to better read French, as well as understand the language. I highly recommend class with Yaelle.
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Janaina September 26, 2017
· French · In home
She is a excellent teacher, friendly and very professional. I feel very comfortable during the lessons, because she makes learning easier. Her methodology is simple and clear. I'm very happy!
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Angela September 25, 2017
· French · In studio
Yaelle makes me feel really comfortable whenever we meet. At first, I was kind of embarrassed to try and speak in another language, but she was able to get me to do it. When she corrected me, she was really nice about it. I think I've made a lot of progress with her; she's a really good teacher!
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Born and raised in Paris, I m actually teaching French and philosophy since 6 years ago. More than a work it’s a passion. I would be glad to help you to improve your french and knowledge about the french culture.

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In New York since few months. Born and raised in Paris. Very happy and motivated to be your teacher in this great city. I love to teach and can not wait to see your improvement !
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Maya is a fluent French speaker with eight years of tutoring and teaching experience. She has a BA in English and French from Skidmore College (2013), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society. She has also worked as a full-time tutor and ELA teaching assistant at MATCH Public Charter Middle School in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she assisted students with learning differences and English-Language Learners. She has co-published a French to English translation of
a World War I soldier's diary, recognized by the French government for historic importance.

Maya has also lived in two French-speaking countries, Madagascar and France, and is passionate about Francophone culture and literature. Her passion for language and writing comes through in her tutoring style. She aims for her tutoring sessions to be both fun and learning-focused, catered to the specific needs of each student.

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Maya is a fluent French speaker with eight years of tutoring and teaching experience. She has tutored students ranging from middle school to college-age, as well as adults. She has a BA in English and French from Skidmore College (2013), where she spent three years working as an English tutor in the Skidmore College Writing Center. At Skidmore Maya graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society. She has also worked as a full-time tutor and ELA teaching assistant at MATCH Public Charter Middle School in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she assisted students with learning differences and English-Language Learners. She has co-published a French to English tr
anslation of
a World War I soldier's diary, recognized by the French government for historic importance.

Maya has also lived in two French-speaking countries, Madagascar and France, and is passionate about Francophone culture and literature. Her passion for language and writing comes through in her tutoring style. She aims for her tutoring sessions to be both fun and learning-focused, catered to the specific needs of each student.
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My goal is to help you reach your fullest potential and get you excited to learn a new language. My teaching style includes connecting the language to your passions. Feel free to ask me more information!

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Hello! Bonjour! Hola! my name is Julia L. and I am a dual citizen (French/American) I have lived and studied in France, Belgium, California, Spain and New York. My goal is to help you reach your fullest potential and get you excited to learn a new language. I am passionate about learning new languages and sharing that passion with others. I have worked with both adults and kids. At Wagner college, I served as both the French and Spanish tutor and tutored over 50 students. I have a B.S in International Business and a minor in Spanish. I currently work as a financial advisor for Mass Mutual so if you have any financial questions feel free to ask me any questions!
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It doesn't matter if you don't know anything at all. I will work with you and make sure you are using your time and your money wisely. I'm very patient and I want you to feel relaxed and ask as many questions as you want :)

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Hi there! My name is Albine, I'm 29 years old. I graduated from Drury University. I speak French and English. I'm here to teach you French. Feel free to ask any question and don't feel embarrassed if you don't know a thing in French.
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Average Cost of French Lessons in Boston, MA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Boston is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $59 and $68 per hour.

30-min $34
 
$38 average
$43
45-min $42
 
$46 average
$51
60-min $59
 
$63 average
$68

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 27% less expensive at $46, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $38.

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