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Claire G.

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French
Starting at $45
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  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Elected Member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda from Beta Omega Chapter
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I was born and raised in Nice, France. I arrived in the United States in 2010, to study music in California. I got my Master degree from California State University Fullerton in 2010 and I am currently a last year doctorate student at the University of Miami. I have been a French tutor in both of my universities.

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.

About Claire

Hello, my name is Claire :) I am French and arrived in the US for the first time in August 2010 to study music. I am in my third and last of year of Doctorate in Music on a full scholarship at the University of Miami after earning a Master in Music Performance from California State University Fulle

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August 18, 2019
Shawn
Claire is a great instructor. She is positive, patient and non intimidating. I like what I learning each week since I feel I am getting knowledge and moving at a nice pace.
July 12, 2019
Julie S.
April 29, 2019
Emily
Very patient and good with pronunciation.
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Jinky B.

(6)
French
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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October 15, 2017
Haley
Go Jinky!
May 13, 2017
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May 1, 2016
Sophia F.
She is wonderful and incredibly patient with my daughter.
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Marianne B.

(9)
French
Starting at $50
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • BA in French from College of the Holy Cross
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Marianne B.

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The first thing I want to know is what the student wants help with and then we go from there. I taught middle school French for many years, tutored French once I retired in Maryland, have lived in France for two years and love teaching a subject I'm passionate about. My students tell me that I explain things in terms they can understand and that they love how excited I am about French. "It's contagious!" They also enjoy the anecdotes I share about French culture and traveling in France. I am also a travel writer and wrote a book about my travels, "Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries."

About Marianne

I am passionate about French and all things French and I love helping students learn or improve their skills. I explain things clearly so that students understand, I am patient and I make learning French fun rather than a chore. It can be intimidating to learn another language and I understand that

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September 13, 2019
Donny
I wanted to learn French for a business trip, but I was dreading it because I struggled with languages so much in high school. After working with Marianne, I was pleasantly surprised with how much easier it was than I expected. She really adapted to me and helped me figure out the best ways to learn. And she's very patient. Highly recommend!
September 13, 2019
Jen
Incroyable! Marianne has the patience of a saint! She loves French and teaching and it shows in how she worked with me. I really appreciate her creative approach in making the language come to life which makes it so much easier. And she tailors her lessons to what you want and how you best learn. If you want to learn French, I highly recommend working with Madame Bohr!
September 4, 2019
Ecaterina
Madame Bohr is by far one of the best instructors I’ve ever had. She truly cares about her students, and does everything that she can to make sure that they fully comprehend the material. She made learning French not only simple and straight-forward, but even fun. I would most definitely recommend her to anybody interested in learning the language!

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Susan G.

(3)
French
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks German, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1982
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Students will start practicing the language right away. Learn phrases and idioms as well as the culture of francophone countries. Emphasis on listening and speaking.

About Susan

Learning while having fun is guaranteed. I enjoy working with students of all ages and from all countries. Eacvh of you is special and deserves a special curriculum and lesson plan. Talk with you soon. I look forward to meeting you.

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September 5, 2019
Darya and Daniel V.
She is very kind,knowledgeable teacher and she is very good with kids.
Highly recommend.
August 29, 2018
Lys
I have been taking German lessons from Susan Gibbs for 4 yrs ,she is a great teacher I have learn a great deal from her ,she is very good at her work.I can now speak German fairly well.
August 29, 2018
Deborah
Susan is a wonderful French teacher both for adults and kids. We have had her as an in-home teacher for both over the past few years during the school year. She is very patient with the kids and keeps it fun for them, and also is a great conversationalist with the adults. I can’t recommend her enough. She is also versatile enough to teach German as well.
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Nour H.

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French
Starting at $22
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Arabic, French
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Bonjour, je m’appelle Nour. I grew up in Tunisia, it’s a country boarded by the mediterranean sea that is only 2 hours away from France (flight). Tunisia was colonized by France, therefore, we speak French as a second language. I always try to make people feel confident speaking it, because to me it’s an easy and fancy language.
I look forward to this opportunity.
À bientôt

About Nour

Hi everyone, my name is Nour. I am 22 years old and I am a senior majoring in Biology at Bloomsburg University. I have an Arabic and French minors as well. After graduating this December, I am going to a medical school for a family physician then later on I will specialize in dermatology. I love tr

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Lina A.

(1)
French
Starting at $20
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks French, English, Arabic, German, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 to 50
  • Architecture from Northeastern University
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As an aspiring polyglot, I am a Moroccan trilingual who speaks French, Arabic, and English while currently learning Japanese and German. I have been tutoring since high school and still wish to continue since i really enjoy working with students with diverse learning needs and cultural backgrounds. So, In the purpose of sharing my passion languages, boost your confidence, as well as build skills in you that will be utilized well beyond tutoring sessions, i have developed many tricks in order to explain complex concepts using easy-to-understand terms and ideas.

About Lina

I am an architecture grad Student from Northeastern who's looking to be of some benefit academically to others. Being originally from Morocco, I grew up speaking French, Arabic, English and I am currently learning Japanese and German. I have been tutoring since high school and still wish to continu

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July 26, 2019
Esther Harriet Kaileah
She is fantastic, down to ever detail. Just the best and a very understanding and kind person.

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Portland is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $135 per hour.
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$49 average
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"Amanda is an incredible teacher of both French and ESL. She prepares extremely well for her classes and tailors her lesson plans to you individually so that you learn in a safe environment. Her specialization is reducing language anxiety, so she helps a lot with making you feel at ease to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. Highly recommend!"
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"Great first lesson with Evelyne.
Her attention to detail and care for every aspect of understanding a students level and learning need, made me very comfortable. As a beginner I learned a lot in the introduction."
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"I was immediately very comfortable with Jean-Luc. He is patient and the 45 minutes just flew by!"
- Carol Ann
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"he is so nice and he helped me with french! I think you would get something out of it. trust me you'll really love it."
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"Jean-Luc is very knowledgeable, informative, supportive, and patient with this new French student. I learned a lot in my first lesson! Definitely several points above average!"
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Incroyable! Marianne has the patience of a saint! She loves French and teaching and it shows in how she worked with me. I really appreciate her creative approach in making the language come to life which makes it so much easier. And she tailors her lessons to what you want and how you best learn. If you want to learn French, I highly recommend working with Madame Bohr!"
- Jen
Took French lessons from Marianne B.
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"Jean-Luc is a wonderful instructor. I have had several french lessons so far, and he is very patient. I feel that I am learning a lot and always look forward to the lesson."
- Veronica
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"She is very friendly and she takes effort to make aure that the pronunciation is accurate."
- Stella
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French Lessons in Portland

One of the reasons why you might be considering taking French lessons in Portland is because of how the language sounds. Even the most mundane information sounds beautiful. However, to really learn the language, you are going to need to do more than regular lessons and homework. You need to go out and get some real experience with the language by writing, listening, and speaking it! Lucky for you, there are many local opportunities and resources open to you while taking French lessons in Portland.

Enjoy French Cuisine and Conversation French lessons in Portland can lead to some very interesting experiences and delicious encounters. The French are known for their food, and when they dine, it is a relaxing and engaging experience. This is the perfect time for you to relax and try out what you learned in your most recent lesson. You may feel a little self-conscious at first, but after you get accustomed to initiating a conversation in French, you will find it gets easier.

  1. Le Bouchon boasts some of the best French food in the city, and that isn’t all. This classy restaurant has a romantic and intimate environment that can help create the mood for speaking the language of love. One of the things that they highlight in their offerings is that they speak French. This should help you feel very comfortable striking up a conversation.

  2. Café du Berry has some of the best breakfast options in Portland. With authentic French cuisine, stopping by this little café can make you feel like you have escaped to France, if only for a little while.

  3. For a more formal and European experience, Le Pigeon is a great restaurant where you will want to book a little in advance. It’s small, so you can get close to the staff while you sit back and enjoy some of the best food in Portland.

Alliance Française de Portland Finding places to speak French in the Pacific Northwest can be a challenge, as there are not that many native speakers so far from Europe. However, the Alliance Française de Portland is the perfect solution to helping you find other French-speaking enthusiasts who can help you outside of your French lessons in Portland! Groups are divided into their location in the city, such as northeast, central, or southwest. Most locations have a couple of different groups, so if you are still a beginner, you won’t feel out of place with people who are nearly fluent. There is no charge to participate, and you can stop by without planning ahead. (http://www.afportland.org/resources/french-conversation-groups-in-portland/)

Portland Language Exchange One of the best ways to really learn a language is to talk with someone who is a native speaker. The Language Exchange lets you find native French speakers who are looking to improve their English. This unique page also lets you find people who are not native speakers, but who want to practice, as well. If you feel shy in larger groups, this can help you stay in your comfort zone while you work on the basics. (http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/city/Portland__United_States.asp)

Learning a language can be difficult, but the best and most fun way to practice between your French lessons in Portland is to get out and use what you have learned! The more often you participate, the faster you will learn.

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