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Marie A.

14 Reviews
West Hempstead, NY
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French/Spanish, French, French, Spanish, French Creole
  • Awarded Cum Laude graduate/ Who's Who among America's Teachers from Hunter Colege
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Marie A.

14 Reviews
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Native speaker. 14 years of teaching experience. One on one tutor. Oral proficiency guaranteed.

About Marie

Patient, caring and dedicated NYS licensed teacher with a Master's degree and over 15 years of experience will tutor you at unbeatable price; at your place, a public library or mine. Lots of experience teaching in the city and in the suburb. I have taught French, Spanish and ESL as well as tutored

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Tayor N.
Taylor really enjoyed her session with Ms Marie, she stated she felt inspired to do better. Looking forward to another lesson.
Lorraine R.
I've had the pleasure of working along side Marie as a colleague. I was able to witness first hand her compassionate nature and her dedication towards her students and towards teaching. She sets the bar high for her students but helps them along in a caring and patient manner so that they can achieve all their goals. She is knowledgeable and experienced in her subject matter and I have no doubt that she can help your child reach success.
Guerschom D.
I had Ms. Marie for French and she was one of my favourite teachers. The amount of patience that she had with some of my very troublesome classmates was very inspiring because I always wondered how was she able to keep her composure so well. Her teaching methods worked and she always taught in a manner in which you would have no choice but to learn

Melody S.

5 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, French, Italian
  • Masters Degree in Translation from Sorbonne
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Melody S.

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Bonjour!

I am French, and I live in New York. I graduated with a college degree from La Sorbonne in Italian translation. Thus, languages are my passion.

About Melody

I have tutored for four years in New York for all levels: children and teenagers, attending the best schools and universities in the country, and adults. It would be a pleasure to help new students discover the French language and culture. You can find below my expertise fields: -Grammar, conve

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Alexis
Mélody is an excellent teacher. She is flexible and works according to my needs and is great at explaining grammar rules and pronunciation in a way that I can understand. She is knowledgeable about grammar and how to learn languages and has innovative ideas about how to make learning fun. I highly recommend her as a language tutor! I have been studying with her for the past two years and have seen significant growth as a result of our lessons. She is excellent.
Mary
Melody is an energetic, gifted tutor. The conversation is lively and precise. She is careful to explain the subtle meaning of works and phrases. I got to the level I desired with her. Will come back for periodic refreshers.
Kevin
Melody is an amazing teacher. She is patient, methodical, and makes you improve so quickly! I wanted to be challenged, someone who could boost my fluency. In a few classes, I already noticed progress. I highly recommend Melody for any level!

Alkis S.

Astoria, NY
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Greek, Italian, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music and Voice from Concordia University
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Alkis S.

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Native speaker from Canada who can work with singers on French diction.
I can also teach beginner and intermediate levels

About Alkis

I am a classically trained singer who performs all varieties of music, from opera to jazz to pop - even international music (I speak several languages). I have a BA in Music and a BA in Psychology. I have also been practicing meditation for many years, which I incorporate into my lessons. I am ver

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Chaz B.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $47
  • Speaks ENGLISH, SPANISH, GERMAN, Visayan, Tagalog, ITALIAN, FRENCH
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Chaz B.

10 Reviews
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Online French Teacher

A graduate with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education with majors in Spanish (Native Speakers' fluency) and German
( Native Speakers' fluency) in Language, Literature, and History, and Piano/Vocal Performance (Music); and minors in French Studies (Advanced Language and Culture), Italian, Linguistics, and Interpreting/Translation.

He has spoken German and Spanish since the age of 11 due to his German upbringing with a German step-father as well as his Hispanic background from his real father. He also studied at
Die Hochschule der Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien, Osterreich (Vienna, Austria) and has been active in the Latino communities in the USA. He speaks Spanish at home, Italian and French with his friends. He regularly keeps in contact with friends that reside in Calabria and Nice.

He has a B.A. and M.Ed. (majors in Spanish, German, Music (Vocal/ Piano Performance); minors in French, Italian, and Interpreting/Translations ). He is fluent-native speaker ...

About Chaz Ronald

As a music and foreign language education specialist Ronald structures and restructures educational programs for leisure, college matriculation, and as degree course components administered by the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Testing-USA), ACT (American College Testing), HSC (Higher School Certificate-

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Indira
Dr. Chaz is a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. He is an incredibly adept musician. He can identify what exactly you need improvement on and provides the most helpful advice on how to attain that improvement. I have studied music (flute) for 10 years with numerous teachers and band/orchestra directors, all very skilled and incredible themselves, but I never received clearer instruction than with Dr. Chaz. He explained concepts that many young musicians (like myself) struggle with and he beautifully portrays the relationship between theory, practice, and performance. Additionally, I appreciate his emphasis on ensuring vocal health and meditation- meditating pitches so that one can internalize the pitches to sing them more accurately. I was planning to remain his student for as long as I could but due to personal health and scheduling reasons, I had to discontinue and hope to return soon. I 150% recommend taking his lessons. Get ready to learn so much and expand as a musician!
Mark
Really great vocal teacher. He's very patient to his students. He goes on all the topics about singing. He's really good at helping his students prepare for a song. He doesn't waste time on any unnecessary practice. He teaches his students how to practice at home. I learned a lot of singing terms from him as well. Overall, I think he's a great vocal coach.
Maria J.
Excellent! knowledgeable, friendly, easy to follow. Great introduction for a total beginner.
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Jinky B.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jinky B.

7 Reviews
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Lessons are very personalized to each student's expectations, varying from purely conversational to more grammar-focused lessons. I believe that learning a language should be fun and useful!

About Jinky

Bonjour! I really enjoy teaching everything about the French language. If you're looking to brush up on your French, looking for an after-school tutor for help in a French course or would like to start learning this lovely language, I am happy to personalize tutoring sessions to your goals! I

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Mikhail V.
My son finds the French lessons from Jinky helpful. I recommend her!
Haley
Go Jinky!
Myriam M.
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Stefanie W.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $17
  • Speaks German and French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2021
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Stefanie W.

2 Reviews
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Hello,

I am an RPN from the French-Swiss border. I currently live in the US with my husband and young daughter. I am looking to teach formal or informal French to a student of any fluency level (beginner and up). I am fully versed in business vernacular, as well as every day vocabulary. I am fluent in English, so I will be to translate any terms you feel are particularly relevant to your development as a French speaker.

As a nurse in Europe, I worked at a geriatric clinic in Switzerland. I translated text and/or conversations from French to German (and vice-versa) on a daily basis. I am passionate about linguistic fluency, and I will be proud to help you on your Francophone journey. I look forward to meeting you (virtually) and crafting a lesson plan that is pertinent to your goals.

Kindest regards,
Stef

About Stefanie

RPN, private geriatric clinic in Basel, SUI (2011-2018) 2-year degree (Associate's) with nursing specialization, Berufsfachschule Gesundheit Baselland in Basel, SUI (2009-2011) Fluent in French (native), German (native), and English (studied 15+ years)

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Elaine S.
Stefanie has a great energy, is very nice, and did a great job keeping the lesson engaging!
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Average Cost of French Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in New York is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $175 per hour.
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"Philippe is a fantastic instructor and a wonderful, genuine person. From our first class together he accurately assessed my level and understood what my goals were for French learning, and he adapted my classes accordingly. I looked forward to every class we had—not only because I could see huge improvements in my language capability, but also because I loved talking with him! He is kind, warm and patient and encouraged me not only in my French language ability but also in life. After our classes ended together, I felt more confident in French conversation than I ever had, and I achieved the highest reading score of my French-speaking career! I would highly recommend Philippe."
Elise
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"great patience and helpful in my learning"
Kenneth
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I had studied French 30 years ago and wanted to relearn conversational French. Isabelle has been very flexible in customizing lessons to fit my ability and personality. I am learning to speak about practical, real-life situations. The lessons are fun, and I am seeing progress each week. I highly recommend Isabelle!"
Paula
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"David is a great teacher! I began to study French again after a 25 year break. Without much direction, David assessed my level and began to teach me. I have learned so many new things and the lessons are always different and fun. He has a lot of patience, too. I am always sad when our lesson is finished. I highly recommend David!"
Erin
Took French lessons from David M.
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"I learned a lot from this class ,thanks ,chloe"
Larisa Lee
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Roman tutored me in French twice a week for several months. He was teaching me the fundamentals of the language in preparation for a planned three week trip to France. I had studied French many years ago in high school so I was essentially a beginner.
Roman came to my home for two hour lessons. He was never late. He was patient and kind but persistent in pushing me to do the best I could. He always had a lesson outline with lots of excellent study material to leave with me after each lesson.
At one point he had to go back to his home for family matters. During that time he stayed in contact and send lessons via the Internet. The lessons always included homework assignments which he would correct and send back to me, there was no charge to me for these efforts. He's a fair and honest man as well as an excellent teacher.
My trip to France was a richer and more rewarding experience as a result of his efforts. In addition to the language instruction he gave me a good deal of information about regions to visit, places to see, and restaurants use.
I have no reservation in recommending Roman as a teacher as well as a fine human being to be associated with."
Joseph
Took French lessons from Roman N.
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"I enjoy learning with Mrs.Tessier!"
Rubi
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"First class... So far so good... Quite an amazing teacher with a lot of tricks up her sleeve to help you obtain a grip on a new language."
Mirella
Took French lessons from Sapphire A.
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"Elsa was an amazing French instructor for my daughters. She is patient (so so patient!!) and always positive and happy. She was always perfectly on time and prepared completely for each and every lesson. Above all, she really engaged my girls with the French curriculum each week and they never complained about having their lessons. Elsa used a combination of books, songs, and online material to keep the lessons moving at pace and was brilliant at gauging when my girls needed to switch things up. She really made every lesson fun! I strongly recommend her to anyone."
Krista
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"I have been through a multitude of instructors on other sites with horrid results and Mario is a keeper! He is organized, took the time to ask what I was looking to accomplish and then did some testing to see where I really was in the language on various levels. I am very much looking forward to advancing my french with Mario."
Paul
Took French lessons from Mario D.
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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

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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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