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Jonathan G.

Seattle, WA 98105

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Private French Teacher
About Jonathan

I have nearly thirty years of experience working with students of all ages, both in private and group settings. I have also taught in Latin America - in Spanish.

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March 8, 2018
Ian S.
Ian Really enjoyed his lesson. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and helped Ian with his basic skills and gave him great pointers. He also gave him an outline and daily practice requirements.
July 14, 2017
Jordan
Jordan really enjoyed his first lesson. Jonathan validated for him that the daily work he is putting in is helpful and gave him small steps to go forward with.
March 4, 2017
Catalina
Great first lesson! Friendly, and very easy to follow. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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Jonathan G.

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Mikayla S.

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Living in France for 5 years now and completing my masters in teaching French as a second and foreign language at l'Université de Lyon 2, I am more than capable of helping you learn a language that I have loved for years. I've been teaching French for 3 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture and language! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro! I also specialize in French phonetics so that you will be able to pronounce everything correctly.

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I pull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using primarily in instruction are: Latitudes, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and Supermax (for kids). I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

About Mikayla

Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!)

My name is Mikayla and I cannot wait to meet and teach you my favorite language and life's passion. I have been speaking French for half my life now and I have loved it since day one. I earned my Bachelors in French and Francophone Studies with a minor in European History from San Diego State University in 2014, lived and worked as and English and French teacher in Nîmes (south of France) and I now live in Lyon where I just completed my Masters-FLES (teaching French as a second and foreign language).

I tailor my lessons to fit my students. I look at your level, background, age and goals to find the best course of action for us to take. We work on grammar and vocabulary of course, but also phonetics and French and Francophone culture !

I like to keep my lessons fun and interactive and I p

ull resources from many different places. Currently the books I'm using for instruction are: Latitudes, Adomania, Alter Ego, Tex's French Grammar, Liberté, and SuperMax. I also use many online exercises, songs, videos, and articles to supplement for listening and reading exercises.

Because I live in France, it may appear that my availability isn't all that great -- please note that I am very flexible and I am certain that we can find a time that works for both of us. If this is the case please contact me with times you were hoping to do.

Don't hesitate with any questions !
À bientôt ! (see you soon)

Here is an article I wrote for the TakeLessons blog if you'd like to check it out ! http://takelessons.com/blog/fall-in-france-z04
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July 23, 2019
christine
May 14, 2019
Hailey S.
April 28, 2019
Cathy
My first lesson with Mikayla was great! She was very easy to talk to and gave me some good ideas and the encouragement I needed to begin my lessons in French. I am very excited for my next lesson.

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Kenji Luis T.

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Initially I like to evaluate the student's current comprehension level (regardless of years studied) to better select the appropriate starting point. From there, if there is a specific subject matter or course work/syllabus for a class that needs to be followed, I can tailor lessons to fit those needs. Throughout lessons, I like to bring in elements such as cartoons, newspapers, movie clips, etc. to aid in understanding everyday usage & make learning practical and pertinent to the student.

**30 minute lessons are available for students interested in Conversational French practice (for Intermediate/Advanced Only). Please send me a message if you are interested & we can discuss how to arrange through TakeLessons.

** Discounts will be made available for students wishing to take more than 1 Lesson per week. Please send me a message to make this arrangement.

About Kenji Luis

I grew up speaking English, Portuguese & Japanese in a multilingual family and from a young age developed a strong affinity & penchant for languages. I attended an English-Portuguese Bilingual school through 6th grade and studied Japanese 4 years in high school, along with weekend Japanese school classes. In college I went on to major in International Relations & Diplomacy with a concentration in French studies, also honing my Spanish that I had picked up along the way (with Romance Languages, I have a very easy time of language absorption). I've gone on to work for international companies wherein my language skills have been highly sought after, translating & communicating often in all my language strengths.

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September 23, 2018
Alexander
Kenji is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and has the right amount of patience to encourage learning while keeping things challanging and interesting.
August 8, 2018
Carter W.
He is good teacher.
August 6, 2018
Carver
Helping my beginner learner and is excellent!

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Kenji Luis T.

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I am a seasoned language teacher, of both adults and children. Making languages come alive through interesting anecdotes, songs, and stories, is my specialty. My schooling, from age four to 14, was 100% in French. Boy, did those nuns drill us in grammar!

About Bettina

I lived in Israel for over a decade, and graduated from the University of Jerusalem with degrees in Education and History. I regularly read Torah, chant megillot, and lead services in my synagogue.

I grew up in Sweden, speaking Swedish at home, but going to French school. At age four, I was immersed in a French environment, and had to sink or swim. I swam! In my late teens, my family moved to Israel, so I became fluent in Hebrew as well. I understand a lot about the language acquisition process.

While languages fascinate me, and come easily to me, I understand that that is not the case for everyone. I am very patient, and willing to try different methods in order to succeed. I realize that some people learn best by seeing the materials, while others need to hear them, or even sing them! Others need to move their bodies and engage in

kinesthetic learning. I facilitate all these methods.
I have taught all ages, from preschoolers to the elderly. I have taught in schools, preschools, informal educational settings (like summer camps) as well as one-on-one privately.

I’m very flexible with timing, and available as often as you’d like, Sunday to Friday.
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August 18, 2019
Ashley
Bettina is a great teacher! Very accommodating, explains things in a way that makes it easy for non-French speakers to understand
July 23, 2019
Julie
May 22, 2019
Peggy
Bettina helped me to succeed at speaking French with my non-English speaking friends in Paris, on a recent trip to Paris. She helped me realize that I could speak the language again. Bettinas’ style, knowledge, and patience are some of her keys to my success in Paris. I appreciate her effort. I will continue in a manner such that I will not lose this progress. Merci beacoup!

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Bettina S.

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French native, I have a degree in French teaching as a foreign language from Alliance Francaise Paris and over 10 years experience with all level/age students.

I also speak 4 foreign languages so I understand what it takes to learn a different language and I have the methods to make it a simpler process.

About Evelyne

Bonjour prospective students,

French Native with a degree in French teaching from Alliance Francaise Paris, I would be glad to give you specifically tailored lessons and help you master French as well as your primary language.

With over 10 years experience and 4 foreign languages in my pocket, I have all the methods and tricks needed to make you learn efficiently.

A bientot,
Evelyne

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August 14, 2019
Raoul A.
Great first lesson with Evelyne.
Her attention to detail and care for every aspect of understanding a students level and learning need, made me very comfortable. As a beginner I learned a lot in the introduction.
June 12, 2019
Clarence
A little difficult trying to navigate the lesson on line. Once we got to the same page everything went very well
April 18, 2019
Robert
Evelyne is a superb French teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic and a pleasure to know and to take French lessons from, either in person or online (I have done both and will continue to do so.) Robert C.

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Viktor R.

Seattle, WA 98118

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Bonjour!

I grew up about twenty minutes from the border with France and got to go there regularly from early on. I started learning French when I was 12 and started teaching it when I was 15 because, believe it or not, I enjoy the sometimes weird grammatical complexities of French.

At university I took advanced classes to continue learning and when I went to study in Canada I lived in a shared house with six native speakers of Canadian and European French. This year I spent the spring in Morocco and Togo where I got to experience two more varieties French.

I consider myself highly Francophile, enjoy reading in French and take pleasure in teaching it. Explaining grammar, spelling, pronunciation and difficult features of the language are my assets as I have been largely successful in sharing them with students, friends and acquaintances over the years.

Allons-y! :)

About Viktor

Hola, hallo, olá, ciao and bonjour !

My name is Viktor Malu and I'm a well-traveled linguist who is passionate about the nature and manifold applications of language. I have either lived or spent significant time in places where the languages I speak are alive and I strive to spark linguistic enthusiasm in the people around me. I have a talent for using existing knowledge of language, which we all have, even unknowingly, to make learning or improving a new language easier. Languages are vivid, fun, and adventurous, they often require patience and thrive with motivation - just like my classes!

I have recently graduated in Applied Intercultural Linguistics (B.A.) from the University of Augsburg, Germany. This is an interdisciplinary program that includes linguistic theory and practice as well as didactics and cultural studies. It allowed

me to spend two years studying and living in the English-, Spanish- and French-speaking Americas and Portugal. 

I started tutoring in English, French and Spanish when I was 15 and have continued teaching languages professionally and as a volunteer in a variety of settings, such as a private tutoring institute, a secondary school in Costa Rica, at university (phonetics and phonology), at an NGO's school for refugees and at a language school for adults and young professionals.

Let me be your source of knowledge, experience, wisdom and enthusiasm! Ready to tap in?
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September 6, 2019
Jakob
If you get a chance to learn with Viktor you can consider yourself very lucky! He tought me spanish for over a year before I went to Colombia and it was thanks to his help that I could get a good grip of the language so fast and am now fluent. What I found so special about him was the incredible combination of knowledge, teaching skills and personal warmth. In other words: You will learn a lot, in a very eficient manner and gain a friend at the same time! Thank´s a lot Viktor it was absolutely great to learn with you, I hope to see you soon!

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Viktor R.

Seattle, WA

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Ruby O.

Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Private French Teacher

I am advanced in the French language and I have just spent one year in France. I will incorporate speaking French the entire time to really immerse a student into the language and can help with connecting to native French speakers.

About Ruby

I am very outgoing and very passionate about French. I find languages incredibly interesting and really enjoyed learning French in France this past year! I would love to help you with tricky grammar and teach you the more popular French words!

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Ruby O.

Bonney Lake, WA

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Want to visit a french speaking country and would like to express yourself with the basics ? It is also not fun when people around you are speaking french and you can not hear a word. teaching is fun for me and all ages are welcome.

About Joyce

Hi my name is Joyce and I will love to teach you French

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Maren
"Super engaging and fabulous, very thankful for all of her help"
Jay Ortiz
"Mario is such a great instructor, he is so creative and makes the class really fun and joyfull. He’s also really good in making me understand the topic an
d the language, you can tell he has a lot of experience being a teacher. 100% recommended!"
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Mirella
"First class... So far so good... Quite an amazing teacher with a lot of tricks up her sleeve to help you obtain a grip on a new language."
Darla
"Roman was very patient. Having never spoken another language before, it felt very foreign - pun intended. He was very innovative in thinking of ways to
help me remember things."
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Tonya
"David is a great teacher! He is very patient whenever I am struggling. He gives great suggestions and helpful hints, like listening to music in French to
help learn the language. He really tailors the class to my needs and learning style. I am planning on signing up for Spanish lessons with him also once I am done with French!"
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Shane
"Meriem is wonderful! Her lessons are well planned, her explanations are very helpful, and she does a great job creating a positive, encouraging environmen
t 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."
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Anthony
"Fantastic. Or is that France-tastic. Roselyne, as a native speaker, has an intricate knowledge of both grammar and common, day to day language. She even l
aughs at my franglais jokes.

There is an art to instruction where you are helping to light the way without causing frustration or embarrassment. Roselyne does a great job."
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Jeryl
"I have taken French lessons from Pascale since 2016 and intend to attend more of her classes at UNLV. I had some college French way back and as a senior,
I am so appreciative of Pascale’s professional and thorough teaching skills. Her detailed instruction is fun and informative. She utilizes stories poems and songs and allows her students to speak French in class by reciting their weekly activities. I especially appreciated learning the difficult grammar to enhance understanding of sentence structure and a clear understanding of French tenses. I read short stories and LeMonde on a daily basis. Brava madame professeur."
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Amy
"My daughter had a really good first lesson with Ghislain. She is having difficulties in her french class at school but Ghislain is very organized and help
ed her lot. She feels more confident already so we are really happy"
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