I'm a native French speaker, but I do understand the joy & challenges of approaching a new language, as I also learned English, Italian and Tunisian (dialect of Arabic). I moved from France to the USA in 2011. When I don't teach French, I'm busy drawing illustrations for private clients or designing costumes for operas. I've been teaching French privately to more than 50 students. I would like to share my love for this language and culture with more students. Takelessons has been an amazing tool for this so far! I'm looking forward to meeting you online. Merci et à bientôt! IMPORTANT FOR NEW STUDENTS: Accepting only conversation-level students. I don't accept beginners for moment, but only intermediate/advanced students who can have full conversations in French, which means we won't do any grammar or conjugation exercises. We'll have real-life discussions and I'll correct your accent, teach you idioms (and maybe some slang!), help you refine your grammar use, etc. If that is for you, send me a message!
Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 2007
PhD in Science
Teaches ages 14+
Speaks French, English, Italian, Tunisian (Arabic dialect)
Has background check
The first lesson with Meriem was great. I’ve been teaching myself French, and I have some pretty big gaps in basic knowledge. She did a great job helping me figure out what I need to work on. I look forward to more lessons.
I spent a couple of months having lessons with Meriem and I definitely enjoyed my time. I had some previous knowledge of French words and phrases from various online tools but I lacked the insight that an actual instructor could bring. It was extremely beneficial to talk to someone who could correct me and help me learn. I hope that I can start my lessons again soon.
I loved my first lesson. Meriem encouraged me to use my French and I felt little by little more confident in the conversation. Looking forward to our next lesson.