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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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About chokri
hi,my name is chokri.i was working as school teacher back home in my country for almost nine years,teaching arabic as the first language and french language as a second.i had my graduation diploma from teacher training higher institutes .

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chokri J.

Bronx, NY 10462
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About Grace S.

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Seattle, WA
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I have studied French for 5 years and have college-level fluency.

About Grace
I've been doing music since I was 7, and have always been striving to grow as a cellist, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Even though I began as a classically-trained musician, I believe in incorporating fun music and exploration into teaching to keep students engaged with their instrument.

With patience and persistence, any child can be a stellar musician. My goal as a teacher is to help each person realize their potential in order to become a confident and consistent musician.
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Grace S.

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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
Larry is a native of Taiwan, and speaks English & Mandarin fluently. He teaches Mandarin Chinese in any of the boroughs of New York City, online, or at his home location. He prepares each lesson and holds students accountable for practicing before each lesson. The Better Chinese method is one method that he uses for young beginners, and he also has an online curriculum for students of any age to practice.

Larry started tutoring Mandarin Chinese while he was still a student at the BYU-Idaho in 2007 and has continued teaching after moving to NYC.
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Lawrence W.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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New York, NY
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French is my first language, I'm enthusiastic to share and teach it to others.

About Edward
The 35-year-old artist and actor was raised in France, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne before attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Since graduating in 2008, has been prominent on both the screen and stage. He is represented internationally as an actor and artist with agents across Europe and the United States. He currently stars in two Emmy nominated tv shows (2018).
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Charlotte January 10, 2017
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Edward is friendly, outgoing and patient. He assisted me in preparing monologues and with various acting work, including scenes and exercises. Definitely helped me over come nerves/fears. Would recommend for anyone seeking lessons in acting!
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Philip January 7, 2017
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Fantastic tutor, clearly a man whose dedication to his craft is admirable. Not only is he knowledgeable in a variety of acting methodologies but also a great communicator and teacher. Very easy to work with, great sense of humour and willing to tailor his approach to your needs.
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I've been teaching French for 4 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!

About Elsa
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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German, Spanish, French
very reliable and take pride in my work. I have been teaching for 15 years and can provide references. Reviews show quality of my work and will keep your kids coming:)Tutoring: Reading, Sciences, German, Spanish, French, and Math from adults and 2nd- 10th grade. I have multiple academic degrees.

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can provide references and background check. Reviews show success quality of my work and will keep your kids coming:)Tutoring: Reading, Sciences, German, Spanish, French, and Math from Adults and 2nd- 8th grade. I have over 20 years experience. I have multiple academic degrees. I am willing to tutor small groups, offering discounts.At my house, and/or do 2 hours at a time, I can offer a discount.Or I come to a home,or meet you in a library.
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Shree February 7, 2018
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Dr Hester is Very very welcoming. My son loves The way she teaches him. Dr Hester makes him feel very comfortable in asking questions. He has started liking the subject and gained a lot of confidence since he started going to her. She is also very accommodating with time and week of the day. She is very very prompt at answering emails. I would give her a 5 star.
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About Julien L.

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I am a native French speaker with a several years of experience in teaching French. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Nice, France. I was tutoring English, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching English while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to NYC. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored French to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and French subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker, I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, ...

About Julien
Hi, there! My name is Julien and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Nice in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2008. I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learning French. 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!

I am a native French speaker with a several years of experience in teaching French and English. I am a very easy-going, open-minded, professional person. I like to teach because it gives me the opportunity to meet new students, share my knowledge as well as my culture and experience.

I started tutoring back when I was attending the university in Nice, France. I was tutoring
French, Math and some other subjects. Later on, I continued teaching French while I was working in other fields. In 2009 I moved to NYC. For a couple of years, I taught ESL in a college, and in the meantime I tutored French to private students. Since 2009 I have been tutoring students both on the English and French subjects.

I really believe that in teaching, a language a primary focus should be on life skills. Not being an English native-speaker, I learned how important it is to be able to express basic needs and to perform primary activities. However, it is important to consider other points like grammar, reading, writing. I also think that no matter what a teacher should always take into account the needs of the students and subsequently I plan my classes reflecting on the student's demands.

As to the different approaches and materials that I use, I suppose that it is important to change them frequently in order to keep the classes more interesting.
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Sam October 9, 2018
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Julien is wonderful! He is so patient and helpful. I am very pleased
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Vicky October 9, 2018
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Julien is wonderful! I am so glad that he is my tutor! Thank you so so much
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Brandon October 9, 2018
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I love his approach and patience with me. I am a visual learner and having him write the phrases for me truly helps my comprehension. Merci!
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Julien L.

Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Aside from being born and raised in a French speaking country, I have taken multiple French classes in college which has dramatically implified my passion of languages through teaching.

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Due to being younger than most piano teachers, I am able to connect easier with younger students and help them bring out their untapped potential. I also make my lesson sessions fun and enjoyable in order to keep my students eager to learn more about music.

I have been classically trained at a very young age, then took lessons at a music school while completing high school. I studied music for 2 years at LIU Post where I also played in the jazz ensemble, many recitals and live performances. There, I had the opportunity to meet some wolrd known musicians such as Esperanza Spalding and Cory Henry. Besides these experiences I have also received multiple awards and diplomas related to music.
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Gimberg P.

Cambria Heights, NY 11411
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Ridgewood, NY
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I’m a highly motivated and organized professional with experience as a French tutor for adults and children. I’ve taught in different structures in New York and I have gained experience over the years with the method I use. I’m focusing on oral practise as it is the best way to get immersed and also because beginners tend to imitate what they hear. I also think learning French can’t be achieved properly without a strong understanding of the grammar. Therefore, focusing on exercises is very important and help students understand the structure of the language. I think learning a new language is a rich experience as it gives you new paradigmes and visions carried by the language. As much as learning a new language is hard and could be painful and seen after a few classes as pointless by new beginners, the playful dimension is very important to keep the students motivated.
Over the years, I’ve also noticed that students want to focus on French culture and not only exercises from books and

About Fiona
Fiona is a writer and teacher who often brings an anthropological perspective to her work. Fiona teaches french for different clients and companies, translates and writes fiction. She earned a BFA from L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy and from Concordia University, Montreal. Léa also studied anthropology at the university of Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, France. She has lived in France and California and for the last seven years has made New York her home. In her spare time she is writing her first novel “Il Pleut des Cendres” which concerns the hazelnut revolution and women's conditions during the Neolithic era in Europe.
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Fiona N.

Ridgewood, NY 11385
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$50 / 30-min

About Khalid H.

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Long Island City, NY
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I'm a polyglot. I've been learning and using French for the last 22 years, and as someone who knows a multitude of languages, I know the methods that make a student able to learn efficiently. I also provide trial lessons for anyone to see if they can keep up.

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My name is Khalid, and I'm here to teach Arabic, French, English and guitar lessons to whom it might be of keen interest. I'm a polyglot (Arabic, Spanish, French, English). I'm also learning (Mandarin Chinese), and that helps me understand the needs of a learner even more. I have used my languages proficiently working with interpretation and translation across different organisations and platforms. I'm very patient with my students, subtle and understanding. It takes teamwork to fulfill potential, and I'm here to help anyone achieve that.

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Khalid H.

Long Island City, NY 11101
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$50 / 60-min

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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 $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $115 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$47 average
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45-min $20
 
$64 average
$95
60-min $30
 
$76 average
$115

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