- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My classes are fun and if you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!
Whatever your goals are with French, I can help you get there! Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. À bientôt !
-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Don't worry, you found the right person ! :)
I can help you with :
• Pronunciation ( so that nobody will answer you in English )
• What to know if you go to France soon ( so that you can know a little bit before you go )
• Basic to advanced conversation ( so you can make french friends and understand what they say )
• Train your ear ( so you don’t answer like a robot and recognize what people are talking about without thinking too much )
• Grammar / Vocabulary / Verbs
AND I can also train you to get the DELF*** Certifications ( my student Sam who took the first test last month got approved with an amazing score of 89.50/100 ! )
***The DELF is a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.
There are six independent diplomas, which correspond, respectively, to the six levels of the Council of Europe' s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
I’ll also teach you about french culture in general ( why french people behave a certain way , how we were raised , our values , why our humor is different , where to go in France, where to eat in Paris , understand the country ( France ) and the city of Paris , basically anything you want to know depending on what you want ! )
BUT DON'T WORRY , IT WILL BE FUN !
After the first lesson , ALL my students realize that learning french isn't scary anymore.
So : qui veut apprendre le français ?*
(*who wants to learn french?)
I can train any level , any age , I just need you to want to speak french and to be ready to have fun doing it !
- Why do you only teach online ?
** I only take online students because of ... the subway in NYC.
With online lessons , we are ALWAYS on time and there is NO STRESS of being late or cancel at the last minute because the train isn't working.
Working online is a huge bonus because you can work with me from your home or from your hotel if you are traveling.
I'm never late to your lesson and the quality of the internet is now so good that it feels like we're in person.
- Do you have a specific method ?
**I work with books that are certified by the french alliance ( they work with the same method ) , only difference is ... you don't have to go anywhere , you can stay at home and enjoy a relaxing way of learning and you are alone with me so you learn 5 to 6 times faster than anywhere else.
Why ? Because the lesson is FOR YOU and for you only ! :)
- How may hours do I need per week ?
** Depending on how fast you want to learn I recommend to start with 1 hour per week for a month to see if you like it and if you are motivated I think 4 hours per week ( 2 hours twice a week ) are ideal.
- Will I have homework ?
** Yes , your homework will depend on your motivation.
I never give too much and it's always related to what we are working on.
For example , the first lesson is the french alphabet , your homework will be to learn how to spell your name in french.
- What do you give your students to help them become fluent in 1 year?
** If you want to commit to 1 year of intensive french , I will give you movies to watch in french, radio shows to listen to , songs to learn , poems to learn , books to read ( adapting to your level ) , I'll introduce you to real french people and I will only speak to you in french during the lesson ( of course if you don't understand I will translate , but the goal is to be lost without help, that's how I learned "real" english in 1 year in Philadelphia.)
More questions ?
Feel free to ask me !
I look forward to meeting you !
A bientôt ! ( see you soon )
- Teaches students:
- Ages 1+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2009
Bonjour everyone , my name is Zach.
I was born and raised in Paris, France.
I graduated from "Jean-Monnet European High-school" in France where I specialized in English and French Literature.
I moved to the US six years ago and I have been teaching FRENCH for more than 10 years now.
Most people I've taught first came to me saying "French is so hard , I will never be able to speak it" or "When I try to speak french, french people answer me in english"
THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN WITH ME :)
French is easy , you just need a good teacher who cares about YOU and adapts the lessons to YOUR NEEDS:
I do ! :)
Great class! I was a bit nervous and am usually quite self conscious but Zach put me at ease so the lesson was quite relaxed and successful. I learned a lot and look forward to study and my next class!
Zach's teaching method is good and very experienced.
I would highly recommend Zach! He is patient, supportive, and knowledgeable. He truly wants you to learn, while always keeping class fun. Zach will repeat pronunciations as needed until you have complete understanding. Not only does he teach the French language, but also French culture. Zach is encouraging yet provides a challenge for you to reach your goals for learning. He's always organized, on time, and shows interest in your progress. I have been learning with Zach for months and will continue taking his classes.+ Read More
I cannot recommend Zach highly enough. He's extremely positive, encouraging and fun in his lessons. I started learning French with almost zero knowledge of the language. After only a few weeks, I already felt comfortable expressing myself in basic French conversation. He challenged me to stretch my abilities as a student and helped me create my own system(s) for understanding the structure of speaking - this philosophy helped me build a foundation that is self-sufficient, a basic understanding of how the language works so that I can experiment, speak, learn, grow beyond what we learn in class. If you're looking for a teacher that is fun to learn with and someone who will challenge you to truly learn the nuances of the language, Zach is your teacher. I still have much to learn, but I have full confidence in Zach as an instructor.+ Read More
Zach makes the course challenging and fun. He keeps you busy the entire class time - making the time go by very quickly.
Very helpful and very nice.
Zach knows his stuff! Very personable, patient and thorough. A great instructor!
Zach is wonderful. He is very adaptable to my needs and goals. Very personable.
Zach is excellent instructor.
I have taken several lessons and his lessons to be comprehensive and creative.
He is very professional and has always adapted to my needs and level with much encouragement.
He suggested many interesting French materials to listen or watch outside the lesson to create a natural French language environment. I would definitely recommend Zach!
Zach is a fantastic teacher! He is very organized and patient, but he's also willing to push and encourage. I'm excited for the next one! Merci Zach
Excellent teacher! Zach is wonderful. He is very knowledgable, patient and intelligent. I just moved from China to America, so my English is not so good. However, Zach is so kind and patient to encourage me to study French. I really enjoyed my first French lesson with Zach! And I am looking forward to continuing my lessons.+ Read More
Very good first lesson. Instructor is professional, helpful, and invested.
Only one session in but I'm already having fun and learning a lot!!
My first lesson - very good start, patient teacher.
Great lesson. He answered all my questions and repeated pronunciations when I asked.
Wonderful teacher! He has a positive attitude and excellent language skills. Bravo!
Great start to learning French. It was fun and I'm excited to continue.