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Jonathan "JC" C.

21 Reviews
Minneapolis, MN
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, English, German, Russian
  • Awarded Best event photographer from SIEL Paris
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jonathan "JC" C.

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Le français facile et rigolo c'est ici ! I was born in Paris' suburbs (Nogent-Sur-Marne). French is my mother's tongue but it is not enough to be a good teacher. I got a degree in French literature in 2002 (added to English, German, and Russian). I am a patient teacher for all levels, and all ages. Also people say I am super fun to work with. Feel welcome to ask for help either for personal or business purpose. Le français est une langue qui a beaucoup de charme, le secret est juste de pratiquer ! C'est facile ! Commençons avec les basiques, puis étape par étape nous progresserons ensemble !

About Jonathan "JC"

Hello! Bonjour! I believe the best way to teach is to make it simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success. -------- QUALITY FIRST -------- Everybody wants the best. I believe quality is the most important. I also believe each person is unique. Therefore each student should have t

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Chaitali Thakkar
This was the first time we used TakeLessons website to find a tutor for my son. We were a bit hesitant about the quality of teachers we may find on the site. There were many tutors for Photoshop to choose from but we went ahead with JC. His description of attention to quality and ensure kids have fun while learning is what attracted us to his profile. I must say, he lived up to the description in his profile and our son enjoyed the manner in which he spoke and how he conducted the lessons. I would recommend him for Photoshop definitely and we will continue to work with JC as our time and his time permit. Excellent Photoshop tutor!
Christina
Jonathan is a very skilled teacher that takes you expertly through SunYoga meditation. His guidance and humor has allowed my spirituality to grow boundlessly.
Kelly M.
Jonathan was awesome! He was very helpful and did a great job working through all of the questions that I had. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Plus it was great to learn how to add my cats in all photos! A new Photobombing level of greatness!!
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Meriem B.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English, Italian, Tunisian (Arabic dialect)
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Meriem B.

34 Reviews
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IMPORTANT FOR NEW STUDENTS: available slots in the morning only (CST).

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? ...

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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Danielle K.
The first lesson with Meriem was great. I’ve been teaching myself French, and I have some pretty big gaps in basic knowledge. She did a great job helping me figure out what I need to work on. I look forward to more lessons.
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.
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Aurore V.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • BA in Classical Literature from Jean Moulin Lyon III, France
  • Teaching since 2012
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Aurore V.

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I have been teaching my native language for more than 7 years and I still enjoy sharing my love and great interest in the French language.
My experience in teaching full classes or private tutoring has made me someone patient, understanding and flexible. Whatever the time it takes, I want to see my students succeed and have fun while learning.
As a teacher, I know that every student is unique and it is dear to my heart to respond and adapt to each one. That is why I first suggest one lesson to determinate together your goals and a plan to achieve them. Also, because everyone has special needs and different ways to memorize, I am used to exploit multiple course materials (videos, board games, text books, role plays, etc.) to facilitate the learning process and make it really enjoyable.

About Aurore

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Literature. I have taught French and Latin in Middle and High Schools (from 6th to 12th grades) for more than 7 years in Paris and Lyon (France), until I left for New York in June 2019. I am trained to teach French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and have audi

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nina Z.
Aurore is a wonderful teacher. She always has a lesson plan ready but is super flexible if there is French homework that has to be done! I would highly recommend hiring her as a tutor! (— Sencha)
Sylvia
Simone
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!

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Erika I.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • French Teacher from Alliance Francaise
  • 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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Tia C.
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always a pleasure
Toujours un plaisir
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Zach M.

36 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks english, french
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Zach M.

36 Reviews
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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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Jeremy W.
Zach is an excellent tutor. He's personable, encouraging and aware of what his students need at their level of study. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking to advance their level of French!
John R.
Excellent instruction tailored to appropriate level. Great exercises for improving speaking and listening skills. Highly recommend.
David
Our first class was great - extremely helpful, informative and educational and goal-oriented!

Alyse A.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French, English
  • English and French from Vanderbilt University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Alyse A.

2 Reviews
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Online French Teacher

I been teaching English and French for 10 years now. I began learning in high school so I understand the challenges English speakers and others face learning the language. I studied English and French at Vanderbilt University in the USA. I have lived and worked in France for a total of 2.5 years. My students have ranged from 5 to 60 years of age. I have been able to learn what techniques help with pronunciation and as memory aids for those learning later in life. I still speak French on a daily basis. I have also visited other French speaking countries and can help learners embrace their aspirations and navigate new places.

About Alyse

Bonjour tous le monde. ( Hi everyone.) Je m’appele Alyse. Il me ferait plaisir de vous aider à apprendre une nouvelle langue. (My name is Alyse and I would love to help you learn a new language.) J’ai étudié l’anglais et le français à l’universit de Vanderbilt aux états unis. Au total, j’ai passé

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Diana Z.
Excellent teacher and very patient with teaching me a brand new language. Highly recommended to anyone trying to learn French.

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Minneapolis is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $140 per hour.
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"I have been working with Philippe for two months now. He focuses his lessons on my specific job-related needs. I have really come to look forward to our lessons together because it's like chatting with an old friend. I would highly recommend Philippe to anyone who is looking for individual French lessons, especially to those working in government and/or finance. Philippe has helped me revive my fluency in French, which is something that has provided immense joy to me this year."
Jonathan
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Diane is VERY patient but very thorough. You will learn quickly."
Don
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"Diane has a lot of patience, not often found in beginning French teachers. She is also persistent, pleasant, and positive. Highly recommended."
Don
Took French lessons from Diane C.
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"Excellent instruction tailored to appropriate level. Great exercises for improving speaking and listening skills. Highly recommend."
John
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"Jean-Luc is a wonderful instructor. I have had several french lessons so far, and he is very patient. I feel that I am learning a lot and always look forward to the lesson."
Veronica
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Gabrielle focuses on the individualized needs of each student and creates lessons and conversations to help the learner succeed. Her unique style of synchronous visual and auditory prompts through the online medium is extremely effective in the retention and understanding of concepts. I highly recommend her as an instructor."
Cindy
Took French lessons from Gabrielle A.
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"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!"
Lingyi
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"My wife and I had a wonderful time with Evelyne! She was very friendly and accommodating. Her lessons were creative and engaging. It was such a pleasure to begin our pursuit to learn French with Evelyne."
Ryan
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"I've had the opportunity to take several online French language classes over the years, as well as in-person tutoring. I'd easily rank Philippe among the best I've had, as he readily adjusted to my pace of learning and desired learning objectives, pushed me to improve but didn't force his own agenda, and maintained a great, positive, and motivating attitude throughout our experience. The next time I'm doing online classes I will unhesitatingly connect with him, and I'd happily recommend him to anyone else looking to learn French, whether to begin or to refine their existing French."
Shawn
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Kids loved their first lesson, I'm sure they will get into the grove"
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Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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Discovering French in Minneapolis

By Tyler S. - Minneapolis Private Language Tutor

Did you know that Minneapolis is rich with resources for those who wish to start learning French? Although Minneapolis is traditionally viewed as a community of Germanic and Scandinavian heritage, the city emanates a presence of French-speakers and French-Canadian influence! The city of Minneapolis offers a large assortment of French conversation groups, French classes of all levels, French summer camps for all ages, and many small businesses that support the Minneapolis French-speaking community. If you have the desire to take French lessons in Minneapolis, you are in luck. In Minneapolis, you can find all the resources that you need to take your French skills from amateur status, to professionnel!

Here are the resources for supplementing your French lessons in Minneapolis that I highly recommend:

1) Weekly French Conversation Group http://www.meetup.com/FrenchConvoMpls/

There is a friendly Weekly French Conversation Group that meets at the heart of downtown Minneapolis every Saturday from 10:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. This group meets at the local coffee shop Espresso Royale Café, and I have personally attended this conversation group on several occasions. I consider this group to be the “jewel” of resources for French in Minneapolis. The group is happy to converse in French or English, there are native French speakers that attend, people of every age, and speakers of all levels. If you would like to enjoy your Saturday afternoon over some coffee and French conversation, this is the group for you!

2) The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival http://mspfilm.org/

Every year, The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul organizes its international film festival. This event is the largest film event in the region, and one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the country! Annually, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival presents around 200 feature-length and short films from over 55 countries. I highly suggest this event for the eager French-learner, because many of the festival’s featured films come from France. Year after year, the festival has proven to be an educational, entertaining resource for anyone interested in French in the Twin Cities metro area.

3) Alliance Français http://afmsp.org/

The Alliance Française is one of the most popular resources for learning French in Minneapolis, as well as in the entire country! This organization is a one-stop-shop for all your French language needs. The Alliance offers high-quality classes for all levels, French book clubs, conversation groups, French cinema events, proficiency exams for TEF and DELF certification, and summer camps for children of all ages. This organization is truly unique, and you can even join with a membership for access to additional French academic resources, such as hundreds of e-books, French magazines, comics, and much more.

4) The Pierre Bottineau French Immersion School http://frenchimmersion.mpls.k12.mn.us/

The Minneapolis French Immersion School is prime evidence of the significant influence of French Language that presides in Minneapolis. Because many families here believe learning French is important, there are multiple French immersion schools for children where the language of instruction is French. Many of my students in the past have been parents who are looking for resources for their child, and I would highly recommend considering this option if your child is a serious student. I have personally spoken French with current students at the immersion school, and their French skills at 9 years of age are incredible!

5) Hennepin County Library Downtown http://www.hclib.org/

The Hennepin County Library in Downtown Minneapolis is the greatest free resource in the entire city. I cannot count how many times I have visited this library to find a quick reference about French grammar, or to find an interesting French film to watch. The library houses the largest collection of children’s books in French in the state, French films, French dictionaries, and hundreds of French novels for students at the intermediate or advanced level. There are more than enough books in this library’s French language section to satisfy all your language needs.

You now have the resources to learn as much French as your heart desires while taking French lessons in Minneapolis. These are not the only resources in Minneapolis, so I encourage to do more web-searching for events or conversation groups if you’re up to the challenge. It’s important to surround yourself with a language if you want to gain fluency, and taking advantage of local language resources is a way to avoid the costs of expensive travel. The more you surround yourself with people who share your interest in French, the more your language skills will skyrocket. Minneapolis is a friendly, supportive community that can help you succeed in your desire to learn French!

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