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Junia M.

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  • Speaks Spanish, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Junia M.

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Discover how to speak dramatically better French with the best, qualified, native-speaking teacher. I offer comprehensive French lessons focusing on more than just grammar and vocabulary. My French language lessons cover useful topics like ‘Life abroad’ so you can learn to speak confidently in any situation. Private classes & small groups with discounts are available. Flexible learning to fit your busy schedule. I will take you from learning a language to living a language. Start your journey to learn French off on the right foot today.

About Junia

My name is Junia and I'm highly motivated and enthusiastic with outstanding teaching experience. Able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons that will help you learn in a fun environment. I hold an Advanced National Tutor Certificate, proficient in a plethora of teaching expertise, possess an excellen

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Hannah M.
Always enjoy my lessons with Junia.
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She is very patient, and made learning fun for my 10 year old! Thank you Junia!
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Andrea K.

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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in French from Wheaton College
  • Teaching since 2018
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Andrea K.

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I graduated from Wheaton College in 2020 with a degree in French and International Relations. During my time in college, I studied abroad and completed courses in France. I also worked as a TA for my college's language department and as a tutor for college and high school students for two years.

Whether you need help with French coursework or are looking for practical language skills, I can help you achieve your goals at any language level, including reading, writing, grammar, listening comprehension, and pronunciation. I can answer your questions, give lessons, and truly grow your understanding of French language as well as open your eyes to the world of global francophone culture. Don't hesitate to contact me!

About Andrea

Hello, I'm Andrea and I am an experienced French tutor. I love tutoring students of all levels, from introductory to advanced, in reading, writing, grammar, listening comprehension, and pronunciation. I personally have been a student of French language for nearly ten years, and I know exactly how it

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Emma G.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Emma G.

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Une expérience collaborative et une dans laquelle on apprend des faits culturels et de nouveaux mots de vocabulaire!

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Hello! My name is Emma, and I would like to teach you proper classical voice technique, so you can be your healthiest, most musically-adept self. I am a graduate of LaGuardia High School, Interlochen Arts Center, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and I am currently an undergraduate student

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JP B.

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Starting at $18
  • Speaks French, English
  • Baccalaureate Diploma (Literature and Philosophy) from Lycee d'Enseignement General "La Perseverance"
  • Teaches students 10 to 65
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JP B.

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Dedicated French teacher with over 15 years experience helping students meet their goals, whether starting at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. Easy-going, flexible and able to easily adapt to students' needs.

About JP

Bonjour, My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one settings) for over 25 years. I have taught well over 250 students. Teaching for so many years has allowed me to strengthen my teaching skills and ability to shar

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Yarrabeth
My daughter said that she really likes your style of teaching. She said that she wishes her French teacher in school was as patient as you!
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Very patient with me and was thorough! Made learning enjoyable!
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Paul S.

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  • Speaks English, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
  • Teaching since 2015
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Paul S.

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I first started learning French when I was in high school and was amazed at how many similarities it shared with Spanish (which both descend from Latin) which helped me to pick up things a lot faster. I have since lived in the "French House" (at the Foreign Language Student Residence, part of on-campus housing at BYU) for two semesters where residents are required to speak their target language while in their respective apartments. I also took a third-year advanced grammar French class while at college while living in the French House. French is just an awesome language to learn!

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Carolyn
Instructor has good knowledge of Portuguese for beginning students of the language.
Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
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Anthony A.

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  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anthony A.

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I offer lessons in Spanish, French, Italian and beginner German. I have been teaching and tutoring languages for the past 4 years and have since developed a special tailored curriculum for all students. No student is taught in the exact same way by me, I will give you the individual and specific attention you need and help you form language acquisition goals that we can work on together. There are many materials and resources that I often use with students, so if you are a beginner I can offer helpful suggestions and methods for approaching the language you'd like me to teach you. For advanced students, we can focus on specific areas of interest.
I am a past graduate from Case Western Reserve University where I specialized in Music and Language studies. For those who like the structured textbook approach, I do also offer University level grammar and literature instruction. If you are interested in learning one of the languages I cover, please message me and we can discuss to find out ...

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I am a language professor as well as a musician. I pursued dual studies earning my degree at Case Western Reserve University where I specialised in piano/organ performance along with literature and language studies. With a New York City background, I've always been exposed to a multicultural and art

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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!

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r 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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