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By Jackie A. - Essington, PA French Instructor

When you hear the word “Philadelphia,” I'm sure the first thing that comes to mind isn't “French,” but you'd be surprised at just how much French influence there is here in Philly. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was designed to resemble the Champs Élysées by Frenchmen Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber. French architecture is all over the city and, of course, there are plenty of Frenchie things to do.

So, if you're interested in learning French, be sure to check out the tips below on what to see and do in the surrounding Philadelphia area to supplement your French lessons in Essington!

If you're hungry, the absolute best French restaurant is the Bistro Saint Tropez located on Market Street just to the east of the Schuylkill River. The Frenchman chef studied at the Culinare de Nice and brought his native country's cuisine with him in 1987. The menu is always fresh with seasonal options. Don't expect a French-American variety – the food is 100% Français.

If you're in the mood for crepes and/or are looking for a less expensive option, you can try La Creperie on Sansom in between 17th and 18th. You can find just about any crepe you crave and at a reasonable price. Stop by in the summer, and you might find a French film showing. There's also L'Etage and Creperie Beau Monde closer to South Street on the corner of Bainbridge and 6th. The creperie here has a truly belle époque feel and will transport you out of the city and the 21st century. Besides the regular French fare, we also have numerous Belgian taverns and a sugar waffle house for the Walloon in you.

If it's art you're a fan of, look no further than than the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is itself based on architecture from the Place de la Concorde but even better, just a few blocks away is the largest collection of Rodin outside of France. Our Rodin Museum is free to the public and open everyday but Tuesday. Just a few steps away is the infamous Barnes Collection. The Barnes houses 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 18 Rousseaus, 11 Degas, and 6 Seurats. Every first Sunday is free, but prepare to reserve those tickets months in advance!

If you'd like to try a new game, meet up with the Philadelphia Pétanque group at Clark Park every Sunday 11-2. Pétanque, a game otherwise known as “Les Boules,” was founded in Provence a little over a hundred years ago. A relaxing game, a pretty park, and fellow francophiles to practice your French with – what could be better?

And finally, if you're in the home of modern democracy for the 4th of July, think about sticking around for France's Independence Day. Here just outside the Eastern State Penitentiary, we celebrate Bastille Day in a BIG way! The Bearded Ladies cabaret troupe puts on a show with a very French theme poking fun at the aristocracy as much as possible. As you play the part of a revolutionary peasant, Marie Antoinette herself makes an appearance at the top of the building yelling her infamous words, “Let them eat cake!” Her ladies in waiting then proceed to throw Philadelphia's own Tasteykakes at the crowd. (If you are familiar with the brand and can't stand to see a wasted Tasteykake, I understand your pain but it's still worth it!) Street vendors are available up and down the street, and multiple restaurants take part with Bastille Day specials throughout the city.

So, while taking french lessons in Essington, be sure to explore the surrounding Philadelphia area to try out some of our French fare and spread les mots to your francophile friends elsewhere!

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Degree in teaching French as a foreign languages, I have lived two years in France and I speak a fluent french.

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Spanish instructor in an American University, I have studies in Modern Languages: French and English. I have been teaching Spanish last year as well in two High Schools in France.
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Cara M. May 26, 2017
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Silvia is a wonderful, patient teacher!
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Kikku F. April 22, 2015
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Silvia has been a great, friendly, flexible, and punctual teacher. My french has improved a lot since I started having classes with her. Highly recommended.
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My Course for Beginner is designed for students who wish to learn basic grammar, common vocabulary, numbers, the time of day, days of the week and more. The class largely stresses conversation and comprehension with a moderate emphasis on reading and writing. The student will also be exposed to French and Francophone culture.
My Course for Intermediate and Advanced will improve your ability to comprehend, converse and write in French. Increase vocabulary and expand your grammar, conversations.

About Jean-Luc
Dear Learners
My name is Jean-Luc, I am from the Loire Valley in France and have broad experience in teaching French at various levels (beginners to AP French, DELF and DALF) for numerous years. Based on the belief that a better world for all can be achieved through better communication, my mission has sought to improve language skills and cultural understanding for people of all ages and professions. If you want to learn or improve your French, I can help you with my French Language Training. I customize my classes and offer tutoring options to suit individual needs. My experience and skills combined with the Tutoring Live online enables my students to start speaking French from the very first session. I adapt the lesson to my student, even if sometimes it requires re-examining what was initially planned. I will be very happy helping y
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Siri July 24, 2017
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Jean-Luc is very patient and accommodating. My pronunciation has improved so much in just a couple of lessons. Highly recommended!
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Graham July 9, 2017
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Merci Jean-Luc, c'était amusant. À bientôt.
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About Gabrielle A.

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Bonjour a tous!

Dear French Students,

A native French speaker, I have been tutoring students of all levels since 2008. I was the main French and German Instructor at the San Jose Learning Center in the Silicon Valley before moving to New York.

The core of my lessons are drawn from a language book, which allows the student to work at his or her own pace during the week.

The lessons themselves are then spent reviewing previous work, as well as introducing new material in a variety of ways, all the while engaging in various forms of dialogues depending on your level.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I hope to hear from you, meet you, and work with you!

Sincerely,
Gabrielle

About Gabrielle
A violinist is a musical knight: the round shield which once protected the heart has become a sound-resonating violin, the linear sword a bow, yet the fundamental gestures are the same. The active right directs according to linear rules, the left spirals inwards.

Dear Student,

My name is Gabrielle A. I am French, in my mid-twenties, and hold a MA in education. Simple, to the point, confident, smiling and fun, I engage quickly and well with those around me.

While teaching a standard violin apprenticeship curriculum, I approach the instrument from the perspective of movement: what qualitative gesture is at play behind a particular stroke or fingering?

Imagine playing violin according to lines of force, directions and qualities of movement between the right and the left! Musical sound, and its higher sibling tone, are born from
the qualitative interplay between right and left meeting in the human chest.
By inwardly experiencing the instrument as a threefold instrument (violin, bow and violinist) we can step away from the view that the violin is 'somewhere out there', a foreign object to be more or less painfully mastered.

I believe that as instrumentalists we ourselves are a part of the tone we produce.
I will therefore look with you at the kinesiology behind a correct posture and encourage you to experience the playing process as a circle between the violin, the bow and the violinist.

I hope to hear from you, meet you, and work with you!

Yours sincerely,
Gabrielle
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Zach August 17, 2017
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Gabrielle is great at teaching my 9 year old french. She makes his lessons fun and keeps him engaged so that he always looks forward to his lessons. She does a great job engaging with the interests of her students, instead of sticking to a rigid lesson plan and losing the student. For example, quietly inserting verb conjugation and tense training into the telling of a story her student is determined to share with her. She really works with the kid's interests and gets their buy-in and engagement.
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Fishy May 28, 2017
· English · In home
she's amazing
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Athbah May 25, 2017
· Violin · Online
Gabrielle was Fantastic!
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About Jackie A.

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I have ten years experience tutoring Spanish, French, and English as a Second Language. I minored in French and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris as well as in Geneva, Switzerland. I tailor the curriculum to the student depending on their goals in learning French as well as particular countries or cultures they are most interested in. Whether you are learning for fun, plan to take a vacation, or wish to live in a French speaking country, I can help you reach your goals.

About Jackie
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile. Just a side note, I DO have a background check just not through the company TakeLessons wants me to use. I have taught elementary and middle school aged children through this website (as well as adults.) I have experience tutoring high school students in Spanish and French as an undergrad in college. I also taught English abroad while I studied in Geneva, Switzerland. I have taught English as a Second Language as a volunteer in the city. This past year I have taught French, Spanish, and English as a Second Language through TakeLessons.

I am TEFL certified and have a B.A. in Political Science - concentration in International Politics, minors in French and Theatre.

Here are some articles I have written featured here on the Take Lessons website -

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jackie August 9, 2016
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Jackie is a great teacher. She is easy to work with and makes learning a new language seem doable and fun. She tries to find exactly what you want to work on and get you speaking in Spanish right away.
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Shloka V. February 25, 2016
· French · Online
Very patient and understands the child's psychology.. She teaches very well.
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Ritika K. November 10, 2015
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Very friendly and flexible. My kids love her from the first class. Looking forward for more lessons.
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I am a native of France and have been teaching kids and adults for years.
Ranging from basic conversation to poetry and literature, I will use your favorite matters to familiarize you with French whether it is cooking, art, music, French culture... I can also assist you with all your applications, resumes and cover letters. I am willing to help my students with their French issues whether they are beginners or advanced.
As an opera singer, and a voice teacher, I also teach very specifically the French pronunciation. I coached singers' French pronunciation with operatic productions, and I love to combine the music within the language with the music itself. I also aim to help all singers and actors in freeing their natural voice thanks to the bel canto techniques.
Please note that the 30-minutes ($40) and 45-minutes ($55) lessons are available online (skype) only.

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Dear student,
Here are a few facts about me.
I am a native of France. For a part of my life I had to follow a “practical” course, and earned a degree in aerospace engineering, a profession I practiced successfully for several years at the French spatial agency. But I was eventually able to abandon the engineering profession in order to devote myself entirely to my true calling.
As an opera singer, I have been performing in places such as Cortot concert hall in Paris or Carnegie Hall in New York. I have been teaching voice for years now, to kids and adults. I have also been teaching French since my arrival in the US.
I therefore teach French diction too, to professional singers and actors.
I also enjoy teaching music initiation to the little ones (3 to 6 years old).
I would be happy to answer all the questions regarding my work.
Wa
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Anna
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Andie H. May 9, 2017
· French · In home
It was a pleasure to meet you today Anna. I enjoyed our lesson a lot.
I hope you had a very happy National Teacher's day.
Until our next lesson! In the meantime I'll do some homework. 😊
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Valentina V. March 8, 2017
· French · Online
Great teacher. She has engaged my daughter and renewed her interest!
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Angelique February 2, 2016
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Anna was a great teacher. She has always perfectly adapted to my needs and level, finding the appropriate ways to coach me. I have made considerable progress with her and would strongly recommend her sensitive and rigorous teaching.

Among many skills, she herself has an extraordinary voice and vocal technique which will make you even more willing to develop your vocal skills.
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I have a BA and and an MA in French and have studied abroad in both France and Québec. This is my fourth year teaching French to elementary, middle, and high school students as well as college students and adults. Within the first few lessons you'll feel yourself increasing in proficiency with an immersion French method. With my individualized lesson plans, you will feel prepared for your oral presentation, next trip to a Francophone country, or your new job.
As a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and current University of Arizona instructor, I bring my expertise to the field to make learning hands on and interactive for all ages, both in person and online.

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Hello, bonjour, hola! I'm Natalie and I've been tutoring for seven years and formally teaching for three years. I've loved helping students meet their goals in French, ESL, and Accent Reduction and I look forward to helping you.

I hold a B.A. in French and Chinese and an M.A. in French Linguistics, both from University of Florida. Currently, I am a first year PhD student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. As such, I am truly centered on helping you achieve your language goals from traveling abroad to passing a language test to communicating in your work or school environment. My flexibility and enthusiasm coupled with individualized lesson plans will help increase your confidence in communicating in other language(s).
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Keith August 9, 2017
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I very much enjoyed my first lesson and I look forward to learning and growing my Spanish language skills
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Experienced French tutor for 2 years.
Possessing a certificate in tutoring French as a foreign language from the City College of San Francisco with a positive recommendation from the Chair department.
Lessons will be customized according to the student goal. Not only you will be practicing your French with me, you will also be advised on how to build your self-learning. We will work mostly on how to figure out the BEST way to learn the language quickly and efficiently.

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If one were to ask my friends to describe me, they would describe me as a driven, passionate and inquisitive person. I think one of my most distinguishing characteristics is the diversity of experience that I have had.

I'm currently living in Pittsburgh as a grad student at The Carnegie Mellon University under the Computer Science Departement. I lived in France (Paris) for 3 years where I graduated with an MBA in Marketing from the Ecole Superieure de Gestion. I moved to San Francisco 2 years ago seeking better opportunities in the field of technology, a field that I'm passionate about since my childhood.

I had been offered a part-time job as a college student tutor at The City College of San Francisco. As a French tutor, I had to take proactive approaches to adapt to different teaching styles and play a leadership role in motivating
students in their learning process.
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Mo was the tutor that I was looking for since I have started learning French. He was very helpful and knew where my weakness and strenghs are.
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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Essington is $40. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $40 and $40 per hour.

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