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Diane C.

Diane C.

French is my second language, but it often feels as it if were the first, as I have been speaking it for so many years on an everyday, educational, and professional basis. I have official native-level proficiency. My grammar is excellent, as I learned the rules in junior high school in the Paris suburbs (grammar is an important part of French schooling). Culture is also a big part of learning a language, and I am well versed in French literature, pop culture, idioms, and more. Recently, one of my first TakeLessons students passed her B2 exam, which allows her to apply to French universities. It's not an easy exam, the culmination of several years of classes and several months of test-prepping. I edited a 240-page scholarly book in French, "De La Case A La Villa" (published 2014), and have spoken on French-language television and at professional conferences. I give both private and group lessons.
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Fabrice K.

Fabrice K.

Bonjour et Enchanté My name is Fabrice and I am excited that you are considering French lessons with me. French is not just a beautiful language, it is a culture and people rich in Liberté, Egalité, and Fraternité. With all of my students, we not only explore the richness of the language but also the expansiveness and depth of the culture, people, and of course the country. I am confident in my ability to help you learn French in easy and fun lessons. I have helped students of all ages, most of whom have little to no experience with the language. Today, many of these, same, students are well versed in conversational French and able to read, write, speak, and explore the language and culture in ways they didn’t imagine. I have also worked with students who have a good understanding of the language and wish to brush-up on their skills or work to perfect the language as a native speaker. I apply numerous strategies that will depend on how you like to learn, however, I always try to help students feel comfortable so that they can talk because talking is the basis of an enjoyable lesson. From there we discover new vocabulary, analyze grammatical structures, practice fluidness, pronunciation, and intonation. I enjoy exploring current and past events by using newspaper articles, extracts from books, videos, and songs. I also encourage you to submit any document you would like to study if you feel that it could be useful. By providing the documents in advance I can prepare an interesting lesson for you. À bientôt !
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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. (

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. (

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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