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Jean-Luc B.

96 Reviews
Wilmington, DE
Starting at $15
  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 20 to 65
  • 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 missi

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Diana K.
very helpful and patient. seemed to adapt the lesson to my needs and abilities in the moment.
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Emma-Jane S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Emma-Jane S.

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Beginner French!- I might be a little bit younger then usually but I have known french for several years. Lesson with me will be filled with fun but you will learn a whole new language within it. Oh wait! Maybe I should also introduce myself, my name is Emma-Jane Scullion! You will learn beginner french words, how to start a conversation, and how to use simple everyday words to communicate! This is my first time teaching but I think it will go pretty well, because I have quite a bit of experience with french! As they say in french aurevoir! (It means bye)!

About Emma-Jane

Hey! I might be younger then usually but I've been learning french for several years. French is one of my passions! Oh Wait! Maybe I should introduce myself, my name is Emma-Jane Scullion! When learning french with me you will learn some basic beginner french words, how to start and end a conversat

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Jessi M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Swiss-German, German, French
  • Economist from Swiss Uni
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Jessi M.

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Hi
I m Jessi your new Speaking Coach for French and Swiss-German. I teach students since many years.
The main focus is Speaking as this is the most important to learn how to speak. You can practice with me, the best is to do a daily or every two days for 30min.

;) Happy to help you get started.

About Jessi

Hi I m Jessi, Speaking Coach I am from Switzerland and speak German, Swiss-German and French. I teach since many years. The main focus is Speaking as this is the most important to learn a language. You can practice with me, the best is to do a daily or every two days for 30min. ;) Happy to

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Elena T.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
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Elena T.

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During my student teaching experience, I developed and initiated a curriculum sequence on French reading and comprehension.
This collaborative unit involved working with the other teachers within my team.
In my work with the classes, I stressed critical thinking and the incorporation of
culture and science units into the course. The student response was very encouraging, as we had a 100% passing rate for this section. In addition, our team met state curricula guidelines and received numerous positive comments from students’ families regarding the class material.

About Elena

My name is Elena. I am very pleased to welcome you to my French lessons! I have been teaching French for all age groups (beginning from 3 years old kids to the adult advanced level) for more than 20 years and I am really happy to provide my students with the experience and skills I have acquired fo

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Dylan
She goes above and beyond! My son is autistic, and Elena is perfect with him. She's punctual and understanding.

Diane U.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Diane U.

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I am a second-language French speaker. I studied high school in French before moving to the US. I can help students with speaking, which is important in learning the language.

About Diane

I am a Rwandan native speaker and I have lived in the US for almost a decade now. My education up to college was done in French, so I am very comfortable with the language (grammar and vocabulary). I have been a teaching assistant several times through my grad school experience here in the US, whic

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Evelyne K.

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Starting at $25
  • Speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian, German
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Evelyne K.

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Being born and raised in Geneva, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, French is my mother tongue. With a Swiss degree of pediatric nursing and teaching, I worked more than 15 years with children, families and adult students. Finding the best way to learn depending on who you are and what goals you have is one of my specialties. I like to provide a dynamic and a fun learning environment.
Having learnt as multiple second languages, such as English, Italian, Spanish and German, I’m very aware of the process of learning a new language.
I can provide vocabulary, grammar, verbs, conversation as well as cultural aspects from different French speaking countries, as I was working with people from France and I spent 3 years in Montreal, Quebec.
I moved to Richmond two years ago, bringing many French books for all ages, that could be used during lessons.

About Evelyne

I’m a french native speaker from Switzerland. I moved from Geneva, two years ago for my husband’s work. He’s a pediatric clinical and research physician at VCU (MCV). I’m the mother of two teenagers at the Steward's School. We are a native French speaking family. I have worked since 1999 as a ped

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Bill
Evelyne is perfect for learning french or polishing up the rough spots. Feel comfortable immediately and improve quickly.
Michele P.
Well prepared, tailored the lesson to my needs, and was very skilled in teaching the material I. A way I could easily understand and use every day. I felt very confident following my lesson and am looking forward to continuing the process.
Carolyn A.
Evelyne is a wonderful teacher. After two lessons I am already starting to feel confident in putting sentences together. She has extensive experience in teaching and I’m just grateful I found her here. Don’t hesitate to book with her. I’m certain she is the best choice to learn French. You won’t be disappointed.

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Philadelphia is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $115 per hour.
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45 min
$44 average
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$57 average

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"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 and the language, you can tell he has a lot of experience being a teacher. 100% recommended!"
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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 delicacies. 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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