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Jean-Luc B.

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Wilmington, DE
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jean-Luc B.

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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 missio

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Mr. Jean-Luc B. was a great teacher and my son really learned a lot from him during the summer. This learning has helped him to do well during the school year. I would highly recommend Mr. Jean-Luc B to anyone wanting to learn French as he was highly punctual and his way of teaching was very clear and understandable.
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Fendi I.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Engineering School from Ourside of the US
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Fendi I.

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I will help you improve your French Fast!

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I am looking forward to teaching. I am very passionate about teaching and my experience would allow me to utilize different teaching techniques.

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Samir A.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French
  • Teaches students 18 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Samir A.

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I have been tutoring students and adults for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one or via skype during late afternoons, evenings and weekends. Whether you're looking for immediate French homework help or weekly tutoring, I can help you study everything from pronunciation to grammar.Typically use Bien Dit!: Holt French 1.2.3, students books, "grammar & vocabulary" Books, "Allez,Viens" Level 2,"Points de depart" for college students. I'am familiar with the French Curriculum used by the FCPS World Languages.
Tutoring Levels:

Level 1:

You only know the alphabet, and you can't write or speak a word yet. Not a problem, we can go through the basics to get you comfortable.After the first lesson, you'll already know how to have a simple conversation (introduce yourself, ask for directions or order a dish for instance.

Level 2:

You can speak the few sentences that you remember from school, but not enough to feel at ease across the pond. Key ...

About Samir

My name is Samir, I have been tutoring students for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one, and online the Modern Standard Arabic (formal/classical Arabic) , the colloquial Arabic (the conversational Arabic) of Morocco or French. I 'am familiar with the French and Ar

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Hunaid
Excellent teacher! Really enjoying learning Arabic language
Betsy
Samir is dedicated, patient, reliable and fun! He provides helpful material between our online sessions, and I feel I'm learning at just the right pace. I highly recommend him.
Kahina
Samir is an excellent language tutor! He can craft lessons to suit any needs whether you are a beginner or advanced! He also provides relevant supplementary materials so that you can practice and apply the theories learned in your lesson. I found that this consistent practice with actual speaking was a big factor to achieving better spoken fluency with my language of study, arabic. I highly recommend Samir as you will not be disappointed.
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Mario D.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Playas Elementary & Jr. High School
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Mario D.

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Experienced teacher of 7 years, specializing in beginner and intermediate French. Lessons are conducted in a fun and appealing way in order for the student to feel comfortable. I want students to feel welcome and safe during my classes because a good learning environment is needed to succeed. All ages are welcome, I have experience with students of all ages from young children to working adults.

About Mario

I am a language teacher who specializes in French, Spanish and English. I have been working as a language teacher since 2014. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2013, with a BA in French. After graduating, I began teaching ESL and French at a K-12 school in Mexico. In 2018 I received a

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Katelynn
I have been learning from Mario for about 8 months now. Mario is always prepared with lesson materials and exercises. He has great communication and his lesson feedback is always direct and helpful. I appreciate his flexibility and willingness to work with my schedule. I've really enjoyed working with him and plan to continue my lessons for a long time.
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He was bussy.
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Jennifer W.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • BA, chemistry major, French minor from Drew University
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jennifer W.

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Due to my enthusiasm for Foreign languages, I am fluent in French and can read Russian, German, and Spanish. French was my minor and chemistry was my major. I was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society based on my achievements in the fields of chemistry and French. I have also enhanced my fluency in French by traveling abroad, including residing in France at the University of Poitiers as well as traveling abroad to Paris, Brussels, and Calais. I look forward to spreading my enthusiasm for foreign languages to others.

About Jennifer

Good day. I very much enjoy tutoring students online and in person and have been tutoring students of all ages since 2011 and have provided more than 8,000 lessons. As a former forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a small-group water-testing laboratory supervisor for the US A

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Excellent instructor...Jennifer.
Haliah E.
My lesson was very helpful and she was very nice to work with. We worked on an assignment that I was struggling with and now understand how to do it.
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded After School Marketing Program Scholarship from Chicago Tribune (A-S Marketing)
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Chrissy S.

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I majored in Highschool in French and used to be fluent and so I'd like to give you a start off into this beautiful language and culture that I had the privilege growing up next to -as a neighbor so to say!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
Paula D.
Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.

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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Philadelphia is $25. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $25 per hour.
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"Very impressed after the first lesson with Aliaksandra. Her French is fantastic as is her ability to engage my 6 year old, in basic intro lessons. We look forward to continuing his study with her!"
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"Roman is a wonderful teacher. Can't say enough about what a great teacher Roman is—not only when it comes to French learning but also learning in general. He embodies a perfect balance of being observant, always noticing where your weaknesses are and being encouraging, always making you feel like you can do it. He's patient yet always pushes you to do better. Not everyone who knows French is a good French teacher. You need to know how to teach. And Roman knows how to teach. This sets him apart from all the French tutors I've had in the past. I feel much more confident and, for the first time, I come to believe if I put in the work, I can really speak French."
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"Mario is a wonderful instructor that truly cares for his subject as much as his students."
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Took French lessons from Mario D.
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"Phillipe’s greatest assets as an instructor are his adaptive, tailored approach; and his business/professional vocabulary (which “typical” French professors often don’t use or understand, in my experience). As a French national and native-French speaker, Phillipe was also able to identify some pronunciation issues that were affecting my clarity in speech.

Adaptive, Responsive Approach: From the beginning of our classes, Phillipe made it clear that we would target my unique learning needs. He then proposed a process to ensure that I provided him with critical feedback (every few lessons) so that he could adjust course.

This approach ensured that we maintained a common understanding of how I learned best and what areas we would target each week.

Turbo-Charged Vocabulary: Having worked in private sector and government, I was grateful that Phillipe helped expand my vocabulary in the domains of economics, history, social science, and regulation/public policy. (I have found that other French professors often struggle with the business/professional vocabulary that I need to used on a daily basis.)

A PRO for most, Phillipe did not get bogged down in grammar drills or exercises. Instead he takes the approach that worked the best for me -- to speak, correct, and speak, speak, speak."
Amy
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"One reason I like Jean-Luc is that he is French. He speaks with the proper pronounciation. He is patient and kind."
Constance
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"The best tutor you can ask for. I really enjoy taking classes with Mélody . She is really professional, kind and patient. If you want to learn French and you are looking for someone who really wants to help you out - Mélody is the one."
Tina
Took French lessons from Melody S.
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"Hi - I have been taking French classes for a long time and Philippe by far has been my favorite instructor - so much so that I now request him where I am currently taking courses. He builds his classes around his students learning requests and this approach has helped me move further and faster than if I were going chapter by chapter through a text book. Classes are always fun and lively and the time passes quickly. I am much more confident reading, speaking, and listening to French. :-)"
Julie
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Elsa is very engaging and has knowledge of how to teach French, not just knowledge of how to speak it. She is able to explain the rules, which is a big help to me as I try to make sense of it all."
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Took French lessons from Elsa M.
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"Isabel is a very knowledgeable and fun. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn french."
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Took French lessons from Isabel S.
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"She goes above and beyond! My son is autistic, and Elena is perfect with him. She's punctual and understanding."
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Learning French in Philadelphia

by Amandine B. Philadelphia French Tutor

If you’re taking French lessons in Philadelphia, you will be happy to know you're surrounded by a number of amazing opportunities to enrich your educational experience. From French architecture to cultural events, Philadelphia is surprisingly well-stocked in all things French. Here is a guide to help you get started with your French lessons in Philadelphia.

French Restaurants

Do you have a sweet tooth? Guess what, the French do, too! Stop by these French bakeries to sample some delicious pâtisseries and experience a taste of the French lifestyle.

Artisan Boulanger Pâtissier

Artisan Boulanger opens early (like the restaurants in France), so make sure you beat the crowd so you don’t miss out on the delicious del

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icacies. They have mouth-watering croissants and pains au chocolat, and the breads are also delicious. Try the Banette or the Pain de campagne. They have a few tables where you can sit with your coffee and scope out the detailed map of Paris.

Miel (http://www.mielpatisserie.com/)

This lovely Pâtisserie (French bakery) is decorated with delightful French décor. The madeleines are delicious, but most people come to Miel for the selection of macarons. They also make decadent cakes. Try a slice of Opéra (sponge cake) with a cup of coffee.

Metropolitan Bakery

Make sure you try the canelés! This delicious custard cake is originally from Bordeaux, and is fantastic paired with black coffee. The French enjoy this treat for goûter (an afternoon snack break).

Dinner Options

So Crêpe (http://socrepe.com/)

This is the best place for French crepes in Philadelphia. For dessert, try the So Simple crepe; sugar, butter, and a twist of lemon can go a long way.

The Good King Tavern (http://thegoodkingtavern.com/)

Try the saucisse de Morteau (smoked sausage) or the croque madame (ham and cheese sandwich). Finish off your meal with the café gourmand, a favorite French dessert (coffee with little treats like calissons).

Petit Rôti (http://www.petit-roti.com/)

Need something quick for lunch or dinner? How about a juicy poulet rôti? Roasted Chicken is very popular in France. The French order it in a little bag and share it with the family while it's still hot. You can even pick up a couple of French items from their pantry section.

Learning Resources

French books can reinforce what you’re learning during your lessons. Books can help you understand and visualize the language. Here are some of the best bookstores in Philadelphia.

Mostly Books (http://mostlybooksphilly.com/index.html)

You can find some French treasures among the piles of used books. They also have a lot of excellent French dictionaries and grammar exercise books.

Molly's Books and Records (http://www.mollysbooksandrecords.com/)

This is the best place to find second-hand editions of classic French book. There is a huge selection, and the books are in pristine condition. You can also find some French comics in the image books section.

Head House Books (http://www.headhousebooks.com/)

Besides resourceful French books, this store also has a lot of papeterie (French stationary), which can be hard to find in the United States.

Joseph Fox Bookshop (http://www.foxbookshop.com/)

This store carries a large selection of books on French history and culture.

Art and Architecture

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was designed by two French architects, Paul Crét and Jacques Grébert, to resemble the Champs-Elysées. The duo also designed the Rodin Museum where you can discover the French sculptor's famous works (Paul Crét was also the supervising architect for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge). While you’re on the parkway, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, which features a huge collection of French artwork.

The Landmark Theatre (http://www.landmarktheatres.com/philadelphia)

The Landmark Theatre screens contemporary French films with English subtitles. Check their website to see their French movie line up.

The Bearded Ladies Bastille Day Cabaret

July 14th is France's national day to celebrate the Revolution and the Prise de la Bastille. You can celebrate this right here in Philadelphia at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Witness the madness which includes running baguettes, bearded Edith Piaf, and Tasty cakes.

There are so many places to try French food, and learn about French history and culture in your city. I hope you will explore these places while you take French lessons in Philadelphia. Amusez-vous bien!

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