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 you with yours needs.
Master’s in Art, Art History and French Literature from ICART (Paris)
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I enjoy our lessons. For me, having a native French speaker is very important. It allows me to hear the language how it is “naturally” spoken. This helps when you visit a Francophone country or come across a native when it comes to listening & comprehension. It allows you to better understand the language when spoken. Also, it helps you to learn the proper pronunciation, how different conversations flow and so much more. I definitely appreciate Jean-Luc! He is very patient and understanding. If I am curious about anything in regards to our lessons or the French culture he is more than willing to stop and explain.Show More
Jean-Luc has helped me greatly to be more comfortable with composing sentences in French. His methodology works very well for me - consistency, repetition, and pronunciation. Thank you Jean-Luc!
We move fast and he’s great at staying on task. No time wasted. Jean Luc is pleasant to work with and very prepared. I’m enjoying our lessons so far.
We jumped right in the first lesson! I got worksheets a week in advance and had time to look them over. Jean-Luc stopped when I needed to review or help with pronunciation; otherwise we rolled right through. Very productive beginning.
Jean-Luc gave me exactly what I was hoping for. He was patient, kind, and informative. I learned a great deal in this first lesson.
I loved my first lesson! I can’t wait to learn more! Merci Jean-Luc!!
Merci Jean-Luc for my fist lesson in French!
Professor Jean-Luc is phenomenal. I think the material he has chosen to give lessons with is very clear and has helped me improve a lot. Before every lesson he makes sure to send you the material for the next class, which helps a lot specially when you are learning online. The main reason why I chose him is because he is a french native speaker, which was extremely important to me because all my life I had french teachers that weren't french, so my pronunciation was a little bit weird-- I feel that I have improved a lot these 4 months :). I started learning French when I was 11 years old and Professor Jean-Luc helped me refresh my mind--it is interesting how he helped me remember many small grammar and writing details. I am very satisfied! Thank you Professor.Show More
One reason I like Jean-Luc is that he is French. He speaks with the proper pronounciation. He is patient and kind.
I have been working with Jean-Luc for about 2 years now. I had zero schooling in French before beginning with Jean-Luc. I have learned all vocabulary and sentencing structures on my own and with Jean-Luc. Although I cannot speak yet with ease, I certainly know WAY more French than I had ever learned in the 5 years of Spanish that I had in school. Jean-Luc is very patient and asks lots of questions to help with your conversational skills. I cannot recommend Jean-Luc enough!!Show More
He is patient and attentive to where you are in the learning process with the lessons.
Jean-Luc adapted to my needs. I was extremely pleased with the session and would highly recommend Jean-Luc for other advanced students.
I also like your system of communication because of the notes on the screen which were very helpful. Thank you
He is very clear and patient. He is a wonderful instructor.
I like learning French and Jean-Luc is patient and repeats things for me as needed. He provides a good mix of vocab and conjugation in our lessons and I am excited to continue to learn.
Jean-Luc was very informative, instructive, and patient with me as his student. I gained confidence in my ability to speak French when I was working with him. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to other students!
Jean-Luc is very knowledgeable, informative, supportive, and patient with this new French student. I learned a lot in my first lesson! Definitely several points above average!
I just completed my first lesson and time went by really fast. He had sent me some materials in advance and he was patient and easy to understand. I really enjoyed the lesson and look forward to the next one
Professor Balland is a great teacher! He is knowledgeable, pleasant and patient.
I just had my first French lesson with Jean Luc. He is very professional, was ready on time, very patient. I simply loved my lesson. Can’t wait for the next one. He is a native French person and that’s what’s important for me. I highly recommend him!!Show More
Excellent experience. Very good teacher.
I am very pleased with my lessons with Jean-Luc. He is very supportive, personable, and friendly. The lessons are stress free and allow me to learn a lot, especially pronunciation and correct grammar. I had five classes and enjoyed them all. Thanks a lot.
Continue to have great instruction from Jean-Luc. Merci!
He is an excellent teacher.
Very organized and thorough!
I have had four classes with Jean-Luc and am enjoying it very much. I have "homework" for the first time in decades. I am also doing a few other online studies, and find that my lessons with Jean-Luc really complement that. In particular, I am learning correct pronunciation and when it is correct to use certain phrases.Show More
Jean-Luc is very patient and accommodating. My pronunciation has improved so much in just a couple of lessons. Highly recommended!
Merci Jean-Luc, c'était amusant. À bientôt.
I continue to enjoy my sessions with Jean-Luc. He takes a real interest in what I am interested in and incorporates my interest in our sessions. For me this approach makes learning more natural.
Jena-Luc is very personable and patient.
Jean-Luc has a lot of tools to help you learn French. He is patient and listens well which helps you correct your mistakes. If you are trying to learn French as I am I would recommend Jean-Luc.
C'était fabuleuse la leçon! Mille mercis!
I was not prepared for this class, not his fault. But our interaction was helpful and encouraging.
I was immediately very comfortable with Jean-Luc. He is patient and the 45 minutes just flew by!
Looks that I found what I was looking for :0)
Thoughtful and thorough instruction at just the right pace.
Jean-Luc is a very patient teacher. I enjoyed my lesson and look forward to my next one.
I have been working with Jean-Luc since July and he has vastly improved my French during this time. It is nice to have the lesson plan sent out in advance so that I am prepared to learn. He is AMAZING!!! I highly recommend him to anybody that is looking to learn or improve their French. Merci Beaucoup Jean-LucShow More
Jean-Luc, was very informative and comfortable to talk to. I was nervous before the lesson and he made me feel at ease. Wonderful lesson, merci beaucoup
Wonderful teacher. He is patient and very knowledgeable.
Jean-Luc is fabulous! He is patient and funny. I desperately need both. French is extremely hard for me. Jean-Luc is helping me believe I will get there eventually.
Great first class and looking forward to learning more French!
He is a wonderful instructor and makes learning French easy and fun. It can be hard to remember everything but he is patient and very encouraging.
My lesson was great. Jean-Luc is a wonderful teacher. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.
Great first lesson. Very personalized to my needs.
I am thrilled to have started lessons with Jean-Luc. He is very patient and welcomes any and all questions that I have for him. I love the fact that he gently corrects my pronunciation without making me feel bad. He is an excellent instructor and I cannot wait to take additional lessons with him. The hour just flew by. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to start or continue with French.Show More
I had a short time frame for a French review, and Jean Luc was very easy to schedule time with. He quickly understood what I needed and responded. Highly recommended
He will tailor the lessons to fit your specific goals.
I had a great first lesson with Jean-Luc. He was very patient with me. I am looking forward to my next lesson, and I am confident with Jean-Luc's guidance I will learn to speak French.
We had a great first session. Went over the basics of family especially focusing on pronunciation of the indefinite articles. The hour went by very quickly. The materials which Jean-Luc sent me were very good.
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson. He made sure that I had everything I needed before it started including materials and Skype set up. I appreciated that he was actually from France so we were able to discuss culture as well as learn the language. He tailored the lesson to exactly what I needed. I can't wait to keep learning!Show More
Jean-Luc is a wonderful instructor. I have had several french lessons so far, and he is very patient. I feel that I am learning a lot and always look forward to the lesson.
Jean-Luc is fantastic! I'm really impressed. He is so patient with beginners and has a really great lesson plan set-up. I'm so excited to continue lessons with him, during the first lesson I've already learned so much.
Jean-Luc is doing a fantastic job with my two kids. He is very patient with them, and makes French enjoyable for them to learn.
I had a wonderful experience today. I will be staying with Jean-Luc for the foreseeable future.
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 LucShow More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
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