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Le français facile et rigolo c'est ici ! I was born in Paris' suburbs (Nogent-Sur-Marne). French is my mother's tongue but it is not enough to be a good teacher. I got a degree in French literature in 2002 (added to English, German, and Russian). I am a patient teacher for all levels, and all ages. Also people say I am super fun to work with. Feel welcome to ask for help either for personal or business purpose. Le français est une langue qui a beaucoup de charme, le secret est juste de pratiquer ! C'est facile ! Commençons avec les basiques, puis étape par étape nous progresserons ensemble !

About Jonathan "JC"

Hello! Bonjour!
I believe the best way to teach is to make it simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success.
-------- QUALITY FIRST --------
Everybody wants the best. I believe quality is the most important. I also believe each person is unique, therefore each student should have tailored lessons.
-------- HAPPY TEACHING --------
Teaching should be a positive and fun experience. I believe in a personalized and genuine approach. In my experience the benefits are enormous: we save a lot of time, energy, and since it is way more suited to the student, we are more efficient = happy! Hopefully Wisdom will come out of this process. All we need is a little support to all grow together.

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Photography has been my full-time job since 2003. I am a 34-year-old French-American man living and working

in Minneapolis Minnesota. I have +16 years of expertise as a professional photographer. Recent clients include Porsche Minneapolis, Taste of the NFL, Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities, and Women's Leadership Trust Forum. I will be your teacher today.

-------- WHY THE MOVE TO THE USA? --------
I am a husband and step-father who moved to Minnesota in 2015 to live with the wife Sophia and 2 kids: Blake and Samara, 16 and 14. They all are musicians or artists.

-------- MY FRENCH HERITAGE --------
From 1995 to 2002 I primarily I studied French literature, English literature, and German, and even Russian for 3 years when I was in high school in France.

I was born in France so the language is my mother's tongue. My parents are Monique and Alain, typical French names. I have an older brother (Frédéric) and a younger sister (Johanna) who lives in Québec, Canada now. I do not practice German and Russian at the moment but I am a specialist of French language. If you want to test my French here I am!

-------- LE TEST FRANÇAIS: BIEN, OU QUOI ? --------
Comme on dit en français: "quand on me cherche on me trouve !" Le français, on l'appelle aussi la langue de Molière par opposition à l'anglais qui est la langue de Shakespeare.
Le français c'est facile car il suffit de pratiquer souvent avec un bon prof' qui sait ce qu'il fait. Et voilà les amis c'est comme ça qu'on doit bien faire les choses en bonne et due forme ! Y'a pas d'secret vous pigez le truc on quoi? Si tu es d'accord dis-moi oui oui hoche de la tête mon ami ! Alors, tranquille le chat? T'inquiète biquette ? Ça roule ma poule ?

-------- MY PASSION FOR SOCIAL WORK --------
In 2015, before I moved to the USA, I was the President of nonprofit organization Association Sunyoga France, French branch of the main NPO from India called UNIVERSAL PEACE CENTRE, for scientific and spiritual research, agriculture, clothing, taking care of orphans and elderly people, with a health center and an education center.

Our 7 humanitarian programs focus on creating a Self-Dependent and Sustainable Global Family Home University. As we speak, we have people from +14 countries working together towards that goal.

I know the organization well since I have been working with them since 2012 in France, India, Serbia, and now in the USA!
I am now working on creating the American branch of the association. It is called Universal Peace Centre • SUNYOGA AMERICA.

-------- GLORIOUS CONCLUSION ABOUT TEACHING --------
Teaching is a big responsibility. Parents and teachers, it is our duty to teach the best. Let's do our best together. Thank you for your trust and friendship.

Wishing us all best success, peaceful, blissful, healthy, and enlightened life.
Merci! Gratitude.

Jonathan C.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Voted Top 5 MN Photographer by CBS News Minnesota
🇺🇸-🇫🇷 French-American
🌏Internationally published and awarded
🐣Photography Workshops Teacher/ Coach for ↪beginners ↪advanced ↪pros💯
🙌President of nonprofit organization Universal Peace Centre • Sunyoga America
👔Board Member of the Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial
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January 27, 2019
Christina
Jonathan is a very skilled teacher that takes you expertly through SunYoga meditation. His guidance and humor has allowed my spirituality to grow boundlessly.
January 17, 2019
Kelly M.
Jonathan was awesome! He was very helpful and did a great job working through all of the questions that I had. I will definitely be signing up for more lessons!

Plus it was great to learn how to add my cats in all photos! A new Photobombing level of greatness!!
January 7, 2019
Leila A.
Trying to learn adobe on my own almost to push me to become alcoholic ! Since I started to take classes with Jonathan Finally starting to understand the process.
Jonathan is patient, very knowledgeable and happy person. He transform adobe in a fun activity and that is a miracle!Bravo

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Jonathan "JC" C.

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Zach M.

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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.

Wether you , your spouse or kids would like to learn french, I adapt my classes to everyone's needs and goals.

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
No problem !

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
Sure thing !

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Yes you can if you're ready to work hard and have fun !

Whatever your reason is : 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 ...

About Zach

"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?"
- Oui !

Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach.

I was born and raised in Paris, France.

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

I moved to the US six years ago and 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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October 10, 2019
Kat
I picked Zach because he is from Paris and my husband and I just returned from a trip there. We want to go back next year with improved communication abilities. Zach will not only be able to teach us the language we want to know, but also give us tips about Paris and France in general from a native's point of view.
Zach started me out perfectly for my first French lesson. It was challenging enough but not overwhelming. I love that (for a part of it) he recorded me so I could hear what I sounded I sound like speaking French -very helpful!! He has given me just enough to work on between lessons and left me motivated for what's to come!
October 8, 2019
Brian
My first French lesson ever with Zach was great. He’s a really nice guy and was super patient with me. Definitely looking forward to continued sessions with him.
August 8, 2019
Hashem A.
I took French before and did not see myself improving at all. Took it with Zach this time and I actually see myself learning. He makes you record yourself so you can hear what you sound like and that really improves pronunciation (especially for me being Arab since French pronunciation is nothing like Arabic) because you get to see how people hear you talk and that leaves a lot of room for improvement, plus hearing yourself talk over and over helps your mind to remember what you learned (you won’t learn it and then forget it by the next lesson).

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Elsa M.

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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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October 7, 2019
YUKSEL
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Elsa M.

Jersey City, NJ

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Zachary G.

New York, NY 10028


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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.

About Zachary

I am an orchestral conducting Masters graduate from 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 5 years to students ranging from ages 7 - 65. I teach all types of styles ranging from classical to jazz 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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Zachary G.

New York, NY

Victor D.

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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My lessons are for parents who want their children to benefit a high-end French education, and give them an opportunity to speak fluently.
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Born and raised in Paris, I am a native French speaker with an education from the top-tier French institutions, and currently working in New York. For this reason I have limited time and can only teach two different students at a time on a weekly basis! I have a slot available at the moment and would love to meet motivated new young people.
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I have a 3-year experience giving lessons to kids from 8 to 20 years old and getting results with a simple method: balance fun and discipline.
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Please contact me on my phone for information about availability and pricing, and to help me better understand your project (dispatched above).

About Victor

-- PLEASE contact me directly by clicking on 'Ask Victor a question' --

My lessons are for parents who want their children to benefit a high-end French education, and give them an opportunity to speak fluently.

Born and raised in Paris, I am a native French speaker with an education from the top-tier French institutions, and currently working in New York. For this reason I have limited time and can only teach two different students at a time on a weekly basis! I have a slot available at the moment and would love to meet motivated new young people.

I have a 3-year experience giving lessons to kids from 8 to 20 years old, and getting results with a simple method: balance fun and discipline.

Please contact me on my phone or email for information about availability and pricing, and so that I can better understand what your obje

ctive is (click on ask Victor a question).
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August 14, 2019
Aby
Victor did such a great job with my son! He is young and dynamic, and he is very patient when it comes to teaching. I completely recommend him!

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Victor D.

Brooklyn, NY

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Whether you’re stuck learning your first few phrases, one of many idiomatic expressions, or even trying to revive your seemingly long forgotten high school french, I can put you on the right path toward speaking french fast, fluently, and confidently! Using a wide variety of subject specific vocabulary interesting and unique to you, you’ll be able to say what you want in no time! I’ll help you build a solid core of vocabulary and essential grammar that you’ll be able to use to help yourself learn faster and easier. Send me a message if you’re interested!

About Jonathan

I’m a self taught french speaker and a language enthusiast. I’ve been speaking french fluently and with a native-like accent for the past three years. While I was born and raised in the state of Ohio, I did eventually have the opportunity to live in Montélimar, France for a year during a cultural and linguistic exchange where I studied the french language and its literature.

I’ve put the knowledge I’ve gained as a self-learner into a student-teacher based approach revolving around interesting topics specific to the student, music, as well as other mediums.

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Jonathan L.

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Bonjour! Veux-tu apprendre français? ou l'améliorer?
My classes are structured according to my students' needs, I use different teaching methods and I rely on listening each of my students' expectations and goals. Dynamism and constant learning are my purposes in my classes.

I have worked as a French teacher for more than ten years.
I have academic studies in English and French from Montréal, Canada, where I lived for six years.
I learned French at an early age in immersion in a French-speaking region and I studied French formally for 11 years, obtaining a native level.

About Alejandra

Bonjour! Veux-tu apprendre français? ou l'améliorer?
My classes are structured according to my students' needs, I use different teaching methods and I rely on listening each of my students' expectations and goals. Dynamism and constant learning are my purposes in my classes.

I have worked as a French teacher for more than ten years.
I have academic studies in English and French from Montréal, Canada, where I lived for six years.
I learned French at an early age in immersion in a French-speaking region and I studied French formally for 11 years, obtaining a native level.

À bientôt!

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Alejandra D.

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Aurore V.

New York, NY 10016

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I have been teaching my native language for more than 7 years and I still enjoy sharing my love and great interest in the French language.
My experience in teaching full classes or private tutoring has made me someone patient, understanding and flexible. Whatever the time it takes, I want to see my students succeed and have fun while learning.
As a teacher, I know that every student is unique and it is dear to my heart to respond and adapt to each one. That is why I first suggest one lesson to determinate together your goals and a plan to achieve them. Also, because everyone has special needs and different ways to memorize, I am used to exploit multiple course materials (videos, board games, text books, role plays, etc.) to facilitate the learning process and make it really enjoyable.

About Aurore

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Literature.
I have taught French and Latin in Middle and High Schools (from 6th to 12th grades) for more than 7 years in Paris and Lyon (France), until I left for New York in June 2019.
I am trained to teach French as a Foreign Language (FLE) and have audited classes of the Master’s degree in Foreign Languages, Literatures and Civilization – specialization English at Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris III, France). This considerably strengthened my love and understanding of the American and British cultures, languages and histories.
I have also chosen to devote myself to French-Latin private tutoring to high school students and the organization of literacy workshops to teach French as a foreign language to young people and adult immigrants in France. These activities considerably develope

d my teaching skills and taught me how to make the French language accessible to a non-francophone audience.
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 available, approachable and a great listener, thus I would be happy to take any questions you may have!
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"Once we returned to the US after living in France for several years, we knew we needed a tutor for our young daughter to maintain and expand her hard-earn
ed proficiency in French. We have been with Isabelle for three years now. She continues to teach and challenge our growing daughter. One of positive aspects of the online environment is that oftentimes the lessons can continue when we travel. Merci Isabelle! xx"
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Janice
""Isabelle is very nice and helpful and makes me confident even when I make mistakes. She is very fun to talk with and very entertaining so it never gets b
oring with her. I like learning french and I am enjoying the lessons a lot. I recommend her for other people. "- Thea.

"Thea enjoys her lessons and I think we found an excellent teacher in Isabelle!" - Mom"
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Nathaniel
"Elsa is wonderful, very attentative, informative and flexible to my schedule. She tailors the lesson to my level/skill with emphasis on my weak areas. I f
eel more confident with speaking, vocabulary and pronunciation with each and every lesson!

Merci beaucoup Elsa!!"
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Tonya
"David is a great teacher! He is very patient whenever I am struggling. He gives great suggestions and helpful hints, like listening to music in French to
help learn the language. He really tailors the class to my needs and learning style. I am planning on signing up for Spanish lessons with him also once I am done with French!"
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Ruby
"Tonia came prepared and did a great job!"
Hoang
"Just had my first lesson with Roman today and I greatly enjoyed it. Roman has a great way to teach a new language by breaking it down and making it very
approachable. Looking forward to having more lessons with him."
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Jay Ortiz
"Mario is such a great instructor, he is so creative and makes the class really fun and joyfull. He’s also really good in making me understand the topic an
d the language, you can tell he has a lot of experience being a teacher. 100% recommended!"
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Genie
"I enjoyed my first lesson. I felt comfortable working with David and I look forward to our lessons.

Thanks David!"

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