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Melody S.

5 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, French, Italian
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Masters Degree in Translation from Sorbonne
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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!

Marie A.

14 Reviews
West Hempstead, NY
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French/Spanish, French, French, Spanish, French Creole
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Cum Laude graduate/ Who's Who among America's Teachers from Hunter Colege
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Marie A.

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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

Chloé M.

1 Review
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chloé M.

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My teaching method is based on a dialogue with the student and written exercises but nothing strict. I intend to help the student by giving him strong skills with the vocabulary, the pronunciation, the understanding.
Those lessons are to all ages and levels.

My approach of each topic is very open, I'm aiming to support the student on his project, in a relaxed atmosphere. Then, I can base my lessons according to the needs— Meaning help for homework, translation, professional requirements, or simply to teach the basics of french, etc. I'ld be very flexible according to what the student is requiring, and would support him until the goal is reached.

About Chloé

I'm a french film producer, and have been giving private lesson to foreign students wishing to learn french in Paris and Berlin the last couple of years. I also animated summer camp to introduce adults as kids to the art of photography, have a master degree in Literature, Linguistic and Film Studie

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Dierk
Chloé is a fantastic and patient teacher. She led our lessons to be very entertaining and efficient. It basically felt like just talking to somebody very sympathetic in an effortless way. Only afterwards I realized, that we worked through a very intelligently crafted curriculum

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Viktor R.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Viktor R.

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Bonjour!

I grew up about twenty minutes from the border with France and got to go there regularly from early on. I started learning French when I was 12 and started teaching it when I was 15 because, believe it or not, I enjoy the sometimes weird grammatical complexities of French.

At university I took advanced classes to continue learning and when I went to study in Canada I lived in a shared house with six native speakers of Canadian and European French. This year I spent the spring in Morocco and Togo where I got to experience two more varieties French.

I consider myself highly Francophile, enjoy reading in French and take pleasure in teaching it. Explaining grammar, spelling, pronunciation and difficult features of the language are my assets as I have been largely successful in sharing them with students, friends and acquaintances over the years.

Allons-y! :)

About Viktor

Hola, hallo, olá, ciao and bonjour ! My name is Viktor Malu and I'm a well-traveled linguist who is passionate about the nature and manifold applications of language. I have either lived or spent significant time in places where the languages I speak are alive and I strive to spark linguistic en

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Nathalie
Having a teacher that doesn't only teach but also live the languages he speaks makes the learning experience with Viktor really fun and effective. Thank you so much!
James
Viktor is the best! Would definitely recommend for any language instruction needs.
Jakob
If you get a chance to learn with Viktor you can consider yourself very lucky! He tought me spanish for over a year before I went to Colombia and it was thanks to his help that I could get a good grip of the language so fast and am now fluent. What I found so special about him was the incredible combination of knowledge, teaching skills and personal warmth. In other words: You will learn a lot, in a very eficient manner and gain a friend at the same time! Thank´s a lot Viktor it was absolutely great to learn with you, I hope to see you soon!
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Bénédicte T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English, FRENCH
  • Awarded Programme Suite from Grant for the Metaxu, CNAP, Paris (France)
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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Bénédicte T.

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I have been teaching French, my native language, and French Literature for over 9 years. My background in Art and Publishing gives me a unique approach and allows me to develop methodologies that I can adapt to your needs and expectations.
Preparation to exams, refresher trainings or just learning French as a hobby, I would be glad to help you the best that I can.
I am enthusiastic, approachable and a great listener, thus I would be happy to take any questions you may have!

About Bénédicte

I have a Master Degree in Fine Art (ENSBA, Lyon, France) and a Master Degree in Art Publishing (University Jean-Monnet, Saint Etienne, France). I started teaching French and Literature at the same time I was working in a Publishing House specialized in Social Sciences in Paris. When I moved in

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Ingrid
I've been working on my French weekly with Bene for the past couple months. It's been a lovely experience so far. Her classes have really helped me discover the French language and culture in a new way.

Bene is a very patient, creative, and dedicated teacher, and she's done an amazing job tailoring classes around my personal language goals. Every class, we work on expanding my vocabulary, improving conversational fluency and reading comprehension, with a bit of grammar practice built it as well.

I'd highly recommend Bene as a French tutor!
Oscar
Bénédicte is a very patient, dedicated, and empathetic teacher. It was a pleasure to learn from her!
Hedwig
Smart, very experienced and super encouraging Instructor! Highly recommend Bénédicte!
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Laura P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Laura P.

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I've been teaching since 2009 and spent seven years in Paris becoming fluent in French and doing a Master's at the Sorbonne. I tutor students who are taking French classes at all levels and am available for conversation practice at all levels. I can't wait to meet you!

About Laura

Laura has been teaching private lessons and classes since 2009 and is currently teaching in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. Laura has helped students begin new musical journeys, whether at age five or age fifty-five, and encourages seekers of all ages to approach the power of music in

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Emily
Laura is a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable in all things music. She’s “a wealth of knowledge,” according to her colleagues. Laura is kind, patient, and has worked especially well with anxious adult students, like me. She is also calm and gives excellent advice for improving my voice, I leave her lessons feeling encouraged. I am fortunate to have found her!
Esther K.
Laura's been absolutely great with our children (now 10 and 11). She tailors her teaching style to each one, interacting with them at their level, engaging them, and pushing their music forward -- both their practical skills and their understanding of music itself -- in a manner that seems fun and personal. One of my children just asked what I was doing, and when told and asked if he had anything to say about Laura he replied:
"She is very nice and she is funny and she is a very good teacher"
Evelyn O.
She was great! I think she's going to be a wonderful fit for our daughter, who is excited to return!

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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in New York is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $100 per hour.
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"I always look forward to my lessons with Professor Tessier! Wonderful learning environment and excellent professor. Thank you!"
Rubi
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Great native speaker, friendly, excellent with children, prompt and encouraging."
Aidan & Rory
Took French lessons from Tania B.
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"Wonderful professor, had a great lesson with a lot of practice and repetition."
Rubi
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Sandra is very good. She is always on time. She teach my twins (12) and they both love her. They said so far they had learned more with Sandra in one month than in one year at school.."
Juan Pablo
Took French lessons from Sandra B.
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"Zach is awesome! After studying French in high school and college, working with Zach made me realize how many things I either learned wrong, remembered incorrectly or just never knew. He has made me much more conscious about verbal language production, and I find myself much better equipped to say more things correctly or course correct as I'm speaking. The variety of activities is excellent. All are practical and contemporary. The ability to learn and take chances in a non-judgmental environment has been wonderful."
Dallas
Took French lessons from Zach M.
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"He is an excellent teacher."
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Elsa is a really fun, interesting and really patient teacher. An hour lesson just flys by and I’ve learned so much from her. She is really good at figuring out what level I am at in French and then pushing me a litttle to build on what I know and help me understand the proper way to word something and use past, present and future tense verbs.
Because she’s French, her accent is perfect, but she also speaks perfect English.
I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned from her!"
Malia
Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Corinne’s lessons are fun and are tailored to our needs. She is a great teacher!"
Ann Marie
Took French lessons from Corinne L.
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"Jean-Luc has helped me greatly to be more comfortable with composing sentences in French. His methodology works very well for me - consistency, repetition, and pronunciation. Thank you Jean-Luc!"
Kenneth
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"I was not prepared for this class, not his fault. But our interaction was helpful and encouraging."
Mark
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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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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