- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Bonjour & bienvenue!
French is my native language and whether you're a beginner or experienced French speaker, I would be happy to:
1) Teach you French from scratch,
2) Enrich your vocabulary & conversational abilities, or
3) Polish your accent to make you sound like a real French person!
---------------Frequently Asked Questions---------------
1- Are you interested in teaching total beginners?
=> Of course! Actually, a lot of my students are beginners. It's fantastic to follow their progress and it's interesting to adapt the class a bit differently for each of them according to their preferences and abilities.
2- What type of lessons would you recommend?
=> For beginner or intermediate level: 60 min lessons
=> For advanced level: 30 min, 45 min or more (100% conversation).
=> For kids: 45 to 60 min, depending how young and how are their focus capabilities.
2- Is scheduling flexible? Do I have to pick a specific day/time and stick with it?
=> I'm very flexible and I perfectly understand that your schedule can vary from week to week (and I hope you'll understand mine can too sometimes). We can choose together a first time slot to begin and then play it by ear.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
***CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS UNTIL JANUARY 2020 - THANK YOU!***
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 and my main job is being a costume designer specialized in opera. Through my work, I occasionally translate documents or help opera singers with their pronunciation & understanding of French lyrics.
I've also been teaching French privately and 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 or in my neighborhood (Andersonville in Chicago).
Merci et à bientôt!
Meriem was very friendly and positive. The time flew by. I hadn't spoken French in a while, so I was nervous at first. But she made me feel very comfortable. She was patient and always gave me plenty of time to formulate my responses. I'm looking forward to future classes.Show More
Very practical and straight forward.
I adore Meriem! She is a really kind and engaging teacher. It's always fun having a French conversation with her!
Meriem is an amazing teacher and makes lessons fun!
Very sweet and patient. Makes learning fun!
I'm glad that I found Meriem for French lessons. She's a native French speaker, a great teacher, well-prepared for each lesson, is fun to work with, and she's an all-around nice person. Highly recommended!
SHES THE BEST!!!!!
I have been taking French lessons with Meriem for about a month now and have really been enjoying it! Meriem is friendly and patient and comes prepared to every lesson with what we'll be learning that day. She has recommendations of how to continue practicing while we're not having a lesson and has some great ways to learn some tricky things to remember. I highly recommend her!Show More
Meriem is a wonderful teacher! She is very good at evaluated what level you are and your specific needs. She's patient and helpful and really uses every minute of the lesson!
Meriem is an absolutely excellent teacher. I am truly impressed with her high level of organization, thorough approach, and dedication to teaching. Honestly, she could probably publish her own text book! She will encourage you to "go for it" and make mistakes, while always paying great attention to detail. I also appreciate that her lessons take a very practical approach, often focusing on what working adults would likely require in a French-speaking environment. She also happens to be a kind, cultured, and wonderful human being. Cannot recommend her highly enough!Show More
Meriem is the best French teacher that I have had since I studied French in college over 30 years ago. The knowledge and enthusiasm that she displays during class has truly made me want to reach a higher level of fluency in French and I always look forward to each lesson with her. I recommend Meriem to anyone wanting to improve their current level of French. She is awesome!Show More
Meriem is wonderful! Her lessons are well planned, her explanations are very helpful, and she does a great job creating a positive, encouraging environment to learn. To me, French feels very intimidating, so I truly appreciate the work she does to help me build my skill level and confidence.Show More
Great lessons, awesome teacher Will continue learning from Meriem!
Truly second to none!!!
I had a couple of sessions with Meriem during the transition between my French 1 and 2 classes. We went over rudimentary things that I didn't get in class and now everything makes so much sense. Good pronunciation is definitely the key and Meriem knows how to lead you there. I also really enjoyed the examples she gave based on songs lyrics. That's a great method!Show More
J'ai très bien appris. Awesome teacher, I would definitely recommend her!
Truly second to none!!!
J'ai très bien appris.
Awesome teacher, I would definitely recommend her!
I had a couple of sessions with Meriem during the transition between my French 1 and 2 classes. We went over rudimentary things that I didn't get in class and now everything makes so much sense. Good pronunciation is definitely the key and Meriem knows how to lead you there.
I also really enjoyed the examples she gave based on songs lyrics. That's a great method!
I took French lessons a few decades ago and since then I've been practicing from time to time. I can understand quite easily but when I have to talk, I'm not sure about the grammar I use. Meriem helped me reviewing some basic principles that I've forgotten and provided good examples that I think I will not forget this time.Show More
Meriem Bahri is a pleasure to work with. Her demeanor is delightful, fun and caring. As a teacher, she is articulate and her lesson plans are well constructed and paced appropriately. I surprised myself with how fast I was able to put sentences together under her guidance. I'd highly recommend her for French lessons!Show More