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Learning a language takes time and dedication. While there are many books, CDs and software programs that can help you learn a new language, the best method is to study privately with a qualified teacher. A private teacher will tailor lessons to fit your ability and help to keep you motivated. A great way to advance your learning is to apply what you’ve learned by having conversations with native speakers.

If your chosen language is French, you’ve made a great choice. French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. And lucky for you, Pittsburgh is rich in French culture! The French controlled the area until it fell to the British, but even today, there is a strong French presence felt throughout the city. Today, Pittsburgh is home to 30 American subsidiaries of French companies and has a large French-speaking community.

So if you live in Pittsburgh, you’ll have plenty of opportunities outside of lesson time to practice! Home to a large French community and several French societies, restaurants, and social clubs, there are plenty of opportunities for real-world practice after your French lessons in Pittsburgh.

  1. The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh was founded in 1903 and was started to encourage the study of the French language, literature and culture as well as to promote activities in education and the arts. The alliance offers a variety of social and cultural events and programs in both French and English. (http://www.afpitt.org/)

  2. Another great organization is the French Cultural Center of Pittsburgh. This volunteer organization’s goal is to welcome and entertain the French-speaking communities in Pittsburgh, and it offers education, cultural and social events where members of the community and guests can meet and mingle. (http://www.centrefrancophonedepittsburgh.org/)

  3. The Pittsburgh French Meetup Group was founded 10 years ago by a French professor in the Pittsburgh area who has been involved in the local French community for over 20 years. Started as way to help his friends learn French, the group has grown into a social club that meets at various locations in Pittsburgh for fun, conversation, and the exchange of ideas. They also offer a variety of language classes for all levels of French speakers, and most social events are free to attend. (http://www.meetup.com/FrenchLessons/)

  4. In addition to these societies and clubs, if you get hungry after your French lessons in Pittsburgh, there are a number of great opportunities to immerse yourself in French food and culture. One worth visiting is Paris 66 where authentic French cuisine and wines are served in a cozy and intimate French Bistro atmosphere. Voted “Best French Restaurant” by Pittsburgh Magazine, the food is prepared and served by their native French staff, including the chef, sommelier, and servers. The perfect place to practice ordering your meal in perfect French! (http://www.paris66bistro.com/)

Taking French lessons in Pittsburgh with a qualified teacher is only the beginning of your education. The city offers great opportunities to meet others who share your interest in the French language and culture. Make sure to practice your language skills and get out there and enjoy all that Pittsburgh has to offer!

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I was born in Paris' suburbs. French is my mother's tongue but it is not enough to be a good teacher. I got a degree in French literature in 2002. I am a patient teacher for all levels, and all ages. Feel welcome to ask for help either for personal or business purposes. Le français est une langue qui a beaucoup de charme, le secret est juste de pratiquer ! C'est facile ! Commençons avec les basiques, puis étape par étape nous progresserons ensemble !

About Jonathan "JC"
Hello! Bonjour!

The way I teach is simple and fun! I am patient and dedicated to your success.

My name is Jonathan. I am a 33 year old French-American man living and working in Minneapolis Minnesota. I will be your teacher today.

I am a happy husband and step-father who moved to Minnesota in 2015 to live with the wife Sophia and 2 kids: Blake and Samara, 15 and 13 (11th, and 8th grade this year).

I have been a professional photographer for more than 14 years now. It is my full-time job. I also practice traditional Indian-Himalayan SunYoga, meditation, acupressure. I have participated in healing cancer patients and all kinds of diseases in 4 different countries (USA, France, Serbia, India).

In 2015, before I moved to the USA, I was the President of a Non Profit Organization called SUNYOGA France, French branch of the main
NPO from India called UNIVERSAL PEACE CENTER, for yoga, research, education, and humanitarian programs. I am now working on creating the American branch of the association. It will be called SUNYOGA AMERICA.

WHAT ABOUT TEACHING? Everybody wants the best. I believe QUALITY is the most important. I also believe each person is UNIQUE and should be treated in a unique way with unique lessons.

What comes first? Question or answer? When we arrive on our first day at school do we have final exams? First the teacher shares knowledge during class. Depending on the teacher's talent, passion, and love for his work, the students will learn something. Then only we have exams.

Hopefully wisdom will come out of this process. All we need is a little support to all grow together.

Teaching is a big responsibility. Parents and teachers, it is our duty to teach the best. Let's do our best together. Thank you.

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Well versed in the proper French grammatical structure and helpful with questions.
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What is your french language goal? How to achieve this? Learning requires identifying your skills, goals and developing a realistic road map. I will create a customized learning plan shaped around your current level and your language goals. Every french lesson will be customized for you with the most appropriate books and learning material for your level.

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I'm a french mother who lives in Spring Texas. I was a private teacher in NYC from 2007-2015
I was born in Marseille in the south east of France. I studied in France and moved to England in Liverpool and was an au pair and a teacher assistant.

Teaching is a passion and I feel like I was born to do it. I love languages and speak English ans Spanish. .
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I've been teaching French for 3 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Elsa
Hi, there! My name is Elsa and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016. I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students learning French and English. I'm a dynamic and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is personalized to my students needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Malia August 27, 2018
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Elsa is a really fun, interesting and really patient teacher. An hour lesson just flys by and I’ve learned so much from her. She is really good at figuring out what level I am at in French and then pushing me a litttle to build on what I know and help me understand the proper way to word something and use past, present and future tense verbs.
Because she’s French, her accent is perfect, but she also speaks perfect English.
I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned from her!
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She is very kind. My daugter really likes her.
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I am native French speaker. I studied literature and history. I lived in France for several years and travelled across Francophone Africa. I am passionate about French culture and gastronomy and will love share my passion for France !

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Native French speaker with excellent knowledge of french culture, grammar and vocabulary. Experience in teaching French to students and adults.
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Bonjour, tout le monde! Je m'appelle Gabrielle!

The way that foreign languages are taught in the United States is unnatural and boring. This leads many to believe that learning another language is a waste of time or too difficult. My lessons will challenge the status quo from "sitting and getting" to "learning and living" (your best life, of course). I will do this by incorporating culture into the lessons. Each language is heavily influenced by culture (or way of living) therefore leaving it out does everyone in the situation an injustice. We will be reading books/articles in French, listening to French music, trying out French cuisine in the area, and learning French history. I will also address perks to learning French in particular. In addition, I will show how complex grammatical concepts can be reduced to simple equations such as 1+1=2. I will also make lessons interactive. For example, using games or having impromptu converations to develop oral skills. This experience ...

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Bonjour tout le monde! Je m'appelle Gabrielle

If you want to learn French, you're reading the right bio! My name is Gabrielle and I've been studying French since I was 12 years old. I am now 22 years old. I also have a bachelors degree in French from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I studied abroad in France for three months at the Université de Lyon 2 and I will be teaching in France this September.

Enough about me, let me ask you a question? Do you disagree with the approach of "sit and get" when it comes to learning? Do you want to learn and live (your best life)? Well, look no further! My lessons aim to make the process enjoyable by learning more than just the grammatical structure of the language. We will take a look at French culture, music, cuisine, history etc. This experience will be interactive. For example, playing g
ames to strengthen vocabulary or watching a video and then discussing in an impromptu manner about the topic. The goal is for you to learn French, but who says it can't be fun along the way.
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Experienced, funny and passionate French teacher for all ages, I have a degree in teaching French as a foreign language and my mother tongue is French. Just came back from China where I taught French for 15 years! My classes are always practical, interesting and fun!

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I teach languages because I am a language enthusiast and I enjoy teaching. I can speak 5 languages and I lived in China for 17 years. I currently live in Pittsburgh PA. The languages classes I am teaching ( French & Chinese) take place at a public library or online. I am a passionate, funny and very professional. You will not waste your time and money and every lesson will be a rich experience.
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During my lessons, I cover different learning parts including speaking, listening, reading and writing. I can also emphasize the conversational part if needed. Depending on the level of the student, I can provide explanation in English for a better understanding. Having myself had to learn a foreign language, I know exactly where the difficulties lie in this process. I have different successful methods I will use with my students.

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I enjoy helping people learn new languages or how to work with computers. I work comfortably with beginners, seniors and business clients.

I am native French speaker currently living in New Jersey. I have provided French lessons and tutored children since 2011.
I recently started giving Microsoft Excel lessons.
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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Pittsburgh is $34. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $34 and $34 per hour.

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