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Jean-Luc B.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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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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Jean-Luc, You are an amazing teacher. You are very organized and flexible to handle the need of the student. Wish you a wonderful new year 2021 !!
Elizabeth M.
Highly recommend. The files share before class helped me get a preview of what we would do and also helped having something to write on and see during class. Very well prepared and taught.
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Bettina S.

72 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Swedish, French, Hebrew, English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Bettina S.

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I am a seasoned language teacher, of both adults and children. Making languages come alive through interesting anecdotes, songs, and stories, is my specialty. My schooling, from age four to 14, was 100% in French. Boy, did those nuns drill us in grammar!

About Bettina

I grew up in Sweden, speaking Swedish at home, but going to French school. At age four, I was immersed in a French environment, and had to sink or swim. I swam! In my late teens, my family moved to Israel, so I became fluent in Hebrew as well. I understand a lot about the language acquisition proce

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First lesson, but amazing teacher and very patient. Can’t wait to continue!
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She is able to communicate as if we are sitting in a classroom l will continue my studies with her
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Amy D.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks French
  • B.A. in French and Minor in Marketing from University of San Francisco
  • Teaching since 1996
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Amy D.

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I do my best to figure out your learning style so you feel comfortable and make progress quickly. I lived and worked in France and had a bunch of French friends, including a French boyfriend who didn't speak English so I was constantly challenged to learn the language well. I have a good sense of humor and try to make the lessons as challenging as you need them to be while providing a relaxed supportive environment. I look forward to working with you!

About Amy

FRENCH -- I received my degree in French and started tutoring about 4-5 years after that in the late 1990s. I love tutoring and teaching. I love getting to know people and most importantly helping them fulfill their goals. I tutored for over 7 years and have worked at Dartmoor School and Sammami

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Dorothy
Loved my first lesson!

Meet Online French Teachers Serving Philadelphia, PA

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Claire G.

60 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Claire G.

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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 just received my doctorate from the University of Miami.

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. I was also a French tutor during my Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs.

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 and I am originally from Nice in the South of France. I moved to the United States in August 2010 to study music at the University level and just graduated in May 2020 with a Doctorate in Music. I have the experience of teaching private clarinet lessons since 2010, taugh

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Lucia'Bella
Great!
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Within my first few lessons working with Claire, I've already gotten a great grasp on French and excited to continue working with her. Claire is patient and has a great teaching style!

Natascha F.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Natascha F.

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I am a native speaker and have taught for more then 15 years.
My lesson are structured, creative and fun.

About Natascha

Hello! I am a capable, creative, fun and dedicated teacher. My background includes experience in developing educational lesson plans and behavior modification plans. Through my work as a teacher, I have had the opportunity to work with students with special needs in middle school as well as i

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Kylie
My daughter loved her first lesson! She came home and wanted to practice every few hours. Looking forward to her next lesson.
Kimberly
Natascha provides a warm and friendly experience. She is most knowledgeable and insightful of your individual needs. I strongly recommend and favor her as a Hebrew teacher.
Suzanne D.
Amazing teacher, thank you!
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Alex B.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French, Arabic
  • Computer Engineering from Florida State University
  • Awarded David Sides "Playground Piano" International Competition 2st Position from David Sides
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Alex B.

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Je ne parler Français tres bien? Learn French in 3 months using the 12 simple rules that make the process as efficient as it can get.

About Alex

Alex Boulos built his talent on his home piano listening to his father's compositions. He won an international competition of piano played by ear from David Sides Playground Sessions when he was 13 years old as well as many other talent shows and contests.  Alex started giving piano improvisatio

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After first lesson, Alex promises to be a great instructor. He was able to assess my skill level quickly to focus on where I should begin learning, improving and growing.
Cheryl Brown
Alex was awesome, exciting to be his student...
Kristina P.
Very good so far I learned a lot in just 45 minutes , see you at the next class Alex!

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Average Cost of French Lessons in Philadelphia, PA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Philadelphia is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $175 per hour.
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"I have studied French for more than a year and I have completed a second series of lessons with Isabelle in which we focused on pronunciation. I think that having a teacher, especially a native speaker like Isabelle, to help with the pronunciation is essential when learning French. She answered all of my grammar questions as well and she taught me a lot about France and French culture. I found all the lessons very enjoyable and informative."
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"Roman was very patient. Having never spoken another language before, it felt very foreign - pun intended. He was very innovative in thinking of ways to help me remember things."
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"Christina makes learning French fun for my young kids (5&7). We are sticking with her lessons."
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Took French lessons from Christina S.
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"Excellent teacher. Very patient...which is what I needed."
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Took French lessons from David M.
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"Miss Elena is awesome! She is very nice and very patient. Also she prepared classes very well, she will make sure you learn stuff from the class!"
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Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Melody is an amazing teacher. She is patient, methodical, and makes you improve so quickly! I wanted to be challenged, someone who could boost my fluency. In a few classes, I already noticed progress. I highly recommend Melody for any level!"
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Took French lessons from Melody S.
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"She was really thorough and kind! I feel like I will learn a lot from her!"
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"Have been taking classes with Jean Luc via Skype for several years and am very happy with the process and the results. Jean Luc always finds exercises, readings, and subjects for conversation to keep me moving forward with my skills in French. He is conversant and interested in a variety of topics. He tailors the lessons to my personal needs. Thank you Jean Luc"
Jolie
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Tania is superb! I was very skeptical about online learning, but considering current circumstances we had no other choice. I wanted someone easy going, fluent, sufficient , knowledgeable and patient for my daughter. Tania has all the qualities mentioned above. We will be continuing our French journey into the world of language learning."
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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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