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"La vie en France" in New York

By Nadia B. - New York City Language Teacher

Have a Francophile urge to satisfy? New York City is brimming with French activities, thanks to the large number of French speakers who inhabit the city. An avid French speaker and New York City resident of several years myself, the following places are my favorite spots to refine my French and enjoy myself at the same time. I frequented many of these places as I studied French at New York University, and I continued to explore French culture post-graduation.

So, if you're taking French lessons in New York City and want to participate in French culture in the city, keep reading to discover the best places to exercise your French language skills and enhance your cultural knowledge!

L'Afterworks is an elegant meetup that is the largest bi-weekly gathering of French speakers. The location changes with each gathering, but it's always a place that's trendy and fun. This is an exceptional opportunity to speak French with native speakers, and it is also great for networking. If you want to find an apartment to rent while taking a trip to Paris or a French-speaking nanny, the crowd of l'Afterworks will most likely be able to help. You can spontaneously show up (no guest list or entry charge), have a drink and chat the night away.

The Alliance Française is a premier New York institution for French culture. The center features weekly films in French, artwork, lectures and more, all suited for those fascinated with French culture and life. It's a friendly spot where you can meet French-Americans, native French speakers and Francophiles.

When you're taking French lessons in New York City, it's easy to become focused on the culture of France, but the reality of the Francophone world is that it's an expansive area that covers many different cultures. One great example of this in New York is the zone named Little Senegal (Le Petit Sénégal), located in Harlem. This area is inhabited by West African immigrants, many of whom are French speakers. You can explore the little shops and head to a West African restaurant for a unique sampling of Senegalese culture with its strong French influence.

Another country often forgotten when thinking of French culture is Belgium. Brasserie Magritte is an upscale restaurant in NYC with a wide selection of Belgian beers and delicious Belgian cuisine. For a more casual offering, you can visit BXL East, a festive Belgian restaurant and bar; the venue also frequently has live music, and you can catch bands like Chou Chou, a jovial French cabaret band with original and new compositions, led by a versatile singer-songwriter-instrumentalist, there.

Lastly, another way to expose yourself to French culture and speakers is to attend the events at La Maison Française at New York University and Columbia University. Both international houses offer a wide survey of literary and intellectual events geared toward those interested in French and Francophone culture, literature and art. You will undoubtedly also encounter many native French speakers, including graduate students in French as well as the general public.

Voilà, there you have it! Participating in French culture in New York City gives you an exciting smorgasbord of culture, food, art and language. You won't regret delving into the elegance and fun that is French life in New York, and your language skills will thank you, too!

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Basic french, beginner students will have a handle of survival French by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough French to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions.
If you want online class you must install Skype or Ovoo I don't have face time.

About Elena
I have experience tutoring. Call Takelessons for more information.
I have tutored basic and intermediate Spanish to children, using Spanish songs and fun games for children.
I have experience tutoring adults. I gave Spanish conversational classes, Spanish for Educators, Spanish for travelers and for people that works in the medical field. I have been giving conversational Spanish classes at park and recreation, I'm a certified interpreter translator.I used to work for global LT tutoring program and head start.You must have skype or Ovoo for the online classes. I want to be a tutor so I can share my passions with people who want support
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Rekha December 28, 2017
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Daniel June 22, 2017
· Ballroom Dance · Online
Elena was able to teach someone 500 miles away the basics to a slew of different Latin ballroom dances (salsa, marengue, bachata, cumbia step, etc.) In just a few lessons I was able to feel comfortable enough with the steps and timing to be able to dance in public with others! She was very amazing and was willing to accommodate to my needs as a student. She gave plenty of reference material as well as songs so that I'd be able to practice when not taking lessons. I would highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone who is wanting to learn Latin Ballroom dance, but doesn't know where to start!
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Larry January 21, 2017
· French · Online
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Elena T.

Elena T.

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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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Master degree in French language
Certification of CIEP (Centre international d'etudes pedagogiques)
Examiner, corrector for DELF/DALF (all levels A1-C2)

6 years of experience in tutoring and teaching French language
Worked at Alliance Francaise with students of all ages, at bilingual school (French/Russian)
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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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Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach, I was born in Paris, France and raised in a small (tiny tiny) village called Galluis.

I have since then lived in Paris , Philadelphia and now New York.

I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" where I specialized in English and French Literature.

I have been teaching FRENCH for more than 10 years now.

Most people I've taught first came to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"

THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)

French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about YOU and adapts the lessons to YOUR NEEDS:
I do ! :)
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Kenny January 23, 2018
· French · Online
Zach is wonderful. He is very adaptable to my needs and goals. Very personable.
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Atsuko October 19, 2017
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Zach is excellent instructor.
I have taken several lessons and his lessons to be comprehensive and creative.
He is very professional and has always adapted to my needs and level with much encouragement.
He suggested many interesting French materials to listen or watch outside the lesson to create a natural French language environment. I would definitely recommend Zach!
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Matt September 1, 2017
· French · In studio
Zach is a fantastic teacher! He is very organized and patient, but he's also willing to push and encourage. I'm excited for the next one! Merci Zach
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Zach M.

Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Experienced French teacher of 5 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of language skills.

About Lawrence
I'm a native of Taiwan, speak English, Mandarin and French fluently, and am beginning to take Mandarin Chinese students in any of the four boroughs. I prepare each lesson and hold my students accountable for practicing before each lesson. I can teach any age, am flexible to the students needs, and can come to the students home.
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Lawrence W.

Lawrence W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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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.

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Bonjour,

My name is Jean-Philippe and I have taught French in a variety of settings (small classrooms, larger classrooms and one-on-one) for over 15 years. I specialize in getting my students to get to speak French quickly, and I make it a point to help them accomplish their goals. I am easy-going and flexible, with an ability to adapt to my students' needs and levels.
I look forward to helping you meet your needs and developing your skills.
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I've been teaching French for 3 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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Hi, there! My name is Elsa and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016. I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learning French and English. I'm a dynamic and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is personalized to my students needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Lisa S. February 16, 2018
· French · Online
Elsa was attentive to my needs and patient with me. I am encouraged to practice for my next lesson.
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Charlotte February 1, 2018
· French · Online
My two girls are improving their French with Elsa and they absolutely love her! She is very responsive to each of their apparent levels, and she works to improve their skills. My kids ask all week long if its time to have French with Elsa. Highly recommend! <3
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Genevieve January 7, 2018
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Elsa S.

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Students can expect to develop a strong base of grammar and diction. Having lived, studied, and worked in Paris for 3 years, I can offer insight into the culture of the French language.

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I am an orchestral conducting Masters student at Mannes College of Music who has been playing piano since the age of 4. I have been teaching beginner and intermediate piano for the past 3 years to students ranging from ages 7 - 65. I teach all types of styles ranging from classical to pop with everything in-between.

My students can expect to develop a strong and reliable technique while being able to express their musical ideas with a clear and dynamic level of sophistication. It's the stories and emotions that draw people to music, so I do my best to base my teachings around that concept.
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New York, NY 10031
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I believe that a love of learning and a love of teaching go hand in hand. Teaching and tutoring allow me to help others develop that same love of learning that drives me in my studies. I find joy in showing students that intelligence is not fixed, helping them prove to themselves that they can improve their performance in any class with hard work.

The best tutors are people who love both the subjects they tutor and the feeling of helping someone succeed. I have been speaking French for 11 years, and I love the language and culture so much that I lived in Paris for a summer! Part of my tutoring process is helping others to appreciate the language and culture as well. With words of encouragement and a non-judgmental attitude, I help students tackle tough grammar, improve pronunciation, and learn to love speaking about language.

I prepare in advance for every lesson, regardless of the topic, to ensure that I am refreshed on the subject and to develop any materials I might use during ...

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Hello! I have been tutoring for nine years, and I have a Master's degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. I love teaching, and I make sure to incorporate real-life examples into my math and science problems to help people develop an appreciation of the subjects. When tutoring French, I add elements of culture that I have learned from my multiple trips to France (including an entire summer in Paris!) to make the language come alive. Book a lesson with me and see how I can help you achieve today!

Crochet lessons: I have been crocheting for 14 years, and I love to get creative with it! I make stuffed animals, blankets, and articles of clothing both from patterns and from my own imagination. Whether you've never held a crochet hook before or just want to learn some new skills to add to your repertoire, I would love to help you pursue crochet a
s a hobby (or even a business!).
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Claire September 25, 2017
· Crocheting · In studio
Allison is VERY sweet, patient and thorough! I really enjoyed working with her. I learned SO much in just one hour!! I was hesitant about taking the lessons as I've tried lessons at my local Michael's store but didn't get much out of it. One on one with Allison was the right decision. If you are just thinking about it - DO IT!!! You won't regret it. I'm looking forward to next week's lesson with Allison :)
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Interactive science sessions with Allison are enjoyed by my daughter who is 10 years old, she wants me to increase the frequency of sessions with her.
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Allison B.

Floral Park, NY 11001
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My name is Ghislain, I am 25 years old and have a Master degree from the Conservatory of music and dance of Paris. I'm originally from Nice, South of France and arrived in California in September with a full scholarship to study dance at UCLA.

I have taught French to foreigner people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. I love my culture and would love to share it with you if you are interested.

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My name is Ghislain Grellier,I was born and raised in Nice and I lived and Study for ten years in Paris, France. I arrived in the US in September to study as a master student, dance composition at the University of Los Angeles California. I am currently choreographer at Le Rapt Invisible in France.

I have taught French to foreigner people in France since I was 18 years old (my mother has been doing that for over 30 years now) and since I arrived here to adults and students.

Through private lessons I can help you get ready for exams and midterms, help you improve your french or just offer you to have a conversation with a native speaker. Let's share about French culture!
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Caroline January 11, 2018
· French · Online
Ghislain is an awesome teacher ! I wanted a native teacher and I couldn't have asked for better. I'm learning so much and I cant wait for my next lesson !
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I was born and raised in Paris and lived there until I was 18, which is when I moved to NYC for college. I am a true Parisian who loves and breathes France, and I look forward to sharing that with you. I make sure to customize my lessons to each student and their needs and interests. I want to know what you are seeking to learn and what your objectives are which sill structure our lessons together. I want each of my student to feel like they leave each class feeling excited about what they learned, and am always open to feedback and suggestions.

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To tell you a bit more about myself, my mother is Dominican/American and my father is Lebanese, but I was born and raised in Paris, France, which explains that I speak French, English, Italian and Spanish fluently. From a young age, I have had a deep appreciation and passion for languages, as well as other cultures. I moved to NYC to attend Columbia University, where I studied International Relations. I started tutoring on the side while in college and absoluty love working with children. Since graduating, I work in tv/film production where the hours are always changing, which would allow me to continue tutoring. I am a social, personable and responsible person, who cares about the needs and interests of whoever I work with. I customize my classes from student to student, and am always open to feedback and suggestions.
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Gabriela S.

New York, NY 10024
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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in New York is $89. 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 $130 per hour.

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$56 average
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$89 average
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