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French Lessons in Seattle: Your Guide to French Culture in Emerald City

When you’re taking French lessons in Seattle, it’s important to take advantage of all of the opportunities in the city to enhance your learning experience. Learning a language isn’t just about lessons in a classroom, it’s about experiencing the culture and learning about the history and traditions.

From local events to French cafes, here are the places you should explore while taking French lessons in Seattle.

French Food

One of the most fun aspects of learning about a new culture and language is sampling the food! Here are some of the local places where you can get some French food in your city.

Le Pichett

Stop by Le Pichet to sample French cuisine in downtown Seattle. From breakfast and brunch to decadent delicacies, you can soothe your sweet tooth or enjoy a savory French meal.

Café Campagne Another downtown favorite for French fare, Café Campagne serves breakfast and brunch along with an assortment of French pastries. Café Besalu If you’re looking for fresh, made-to-order pain au chocolat and croissants, then you should definitely head over to Café Besalu. Pair your pastries with some delicious coffee, and bring your French books to study while you indulge in some sweet treats.

Check your local listings to find out about French cultural events in Seattle. Here are some organizations that host events that may interest you.

French Organizations & Events

Alliance Francaise de Seattle

The Alliance Francaise de Seattle was founded in 1883 by some famous French men including scientist Louis Pasteur, writer Jules Verne, and diplomat Ferdiand de Lesseps. The Alliance works to promote knowledge of French language and culture.

The Alliance has a great library full of books, CD’s, and DVDs that are ideal for French-language students. There are also a number of local events to promote French language and culture, check the website (http://afseattle.org/) to find out about upcoming events in your area.

French Fest

French Fest is a local event put on by the Seattle Center. The family-friendly event is open to the public and admission is free. Enjoy live music, performances, and delicious French food.

Meetup Groups

Join a group, meet some friends, and let the conversation flow! One of the best ways to learn conversational French is to practice with other French speakers, and a meetup group is a great way to meet other people who speak, or are learning to speak French.

Some French Meetups in the Seattle area include The Seattle French Conversation Meetup, the Eastside French Club, The French Night, and Francophile Fridays.

When you’re taking French lessons in Seattle, you will be exposed to a whole new world of language-learning fun. Find your favorite places and make some new friends. Study hard and have fun. Au revoir!

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I will be focusing on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone, for example as some students struggle to learn English on their own with this methodology. I can recommend websites and books.

About Isabelle
I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (9-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment. In fact I have worked in-countries and remotely with people located in France, Poland, India, Canada, Guatemala and Brazil. I speak some Spanish and German, and that might help you as well, depending on your background. I am happy to add a cultural dimension to the language support. For Life Coaching lessons, I draw from my experience and best practices. I will share simple yet highly effective tips and approaches to help you meet your needs.

For best results; I recommend a minimum of 2 (two) 45-minute sessions per week. I look for students
sincerely interested in making great strides and committed.

Happy to start any time soon. THX for visiting my profile. Questions welcome!
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Kris Hollyman August 24, 2018
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Isabelle’s style was exactly what I needed to help improve my French!
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Myron P. July 18, 2018
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Isabelle is an incredible French instructor. If you work with her, you will learn French, from the first lesson, to the last!

I've been a student of Isabelle's for over 2 years now and I can honestly say that working with Isabelle is one of the best decisions I've made in my life!

Isabelle maximizes lessons of any size by:
-skillfully assessing where clients are in their journey
-identifying near and long-term goals
-masterfully coaching clients to maximize French language acquisition across both oral and reading comprehension and oral and written expression

With Isabelle's help, I obtained an A2 ranking on my latest TCF exam earlier this year! Practically speaking, I've been able to comfortably travel to Paris, France and Montreal, Canada with ease and ace a job interview with a Native Francophone speaker in a hybrid conversation in English and French!

You will be lucky to work with Isabelle on your language goals. I recommend that you work with Isabelle, and insist that you start today!
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I had a great first conversation class with Isabelle. I didn’t notice the time pass.
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Bonjour et Bienvenue! I am a French native from Paris. I'll be happy to help you improve your French! I am a professional translator and interpreter who also loves teaching and tutoring. A bientôt!

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I am a French native, from Paris. I also lived and worked for many years in Spain and Latin America. I love teaching and sharing what I know, especially when it comes to languages!
I always listen to the student's needs and interests, and I make sure learning is fun and precise.
You can count on me for dynamic lessons to help you improve and reach your goals!

**Group rates available**
Want to learn with your significant other, your friends, family or co-workers? Feel free to contact me to set up a group class or join one!

**Corporate classes available**
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In 6 years of French Language teaching I acquired the disposition, the knowledge and the skills to make learning French a fun journey to people from different ages, I use techniques and strategies that suit the needs of the students to reach their goals while keeping a joyful, fun and cohesive ambiance during the lessons. Dedication, patience, endurance and skills of teaching are my assets.

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I am a native French speaker teacher, I have a Bachelor's degree in French Law and 6 years of language teaching experience in USA. Teaching French is my current career, so this is what I do for living everyday with dedication, patience and endurance to make learning French for my students a fun journey.

I am so proud (as well as my director) of the number of emails and positive feedback I received from satisfied families who had their children live the experience of learning French as a second language with me. If you are a beginner or an intermediate student who wants to start learning and build a solid base to reach fluency quickly, feel free to hire me to enjoy learning and start speaking in a short time. my fun immersion method and my theme based curriculum are what you need to reach the advanced level of fluency. see you
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Warmly!
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Dara September 12, 2018
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A wonderful teacher you are. Very creative with all the art activities. I always impressed with what Sydney took home. Thank you for helping her learn French through play.
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Tammie August 27, 2018
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My son felt very comfortable with Saïd right from the start. Saïd is very warm and natural with his students. His level of French is exceptional and he motivates the children to try their best every day. I am happy with the French and other school/social skills that my child learned from Saïd and I highly recommend him.
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All levels. Children and adults

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Native French Speaker. I am originally from Lyon, France and have been living in the DC area for about 20 years.

I have over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience throughout the D.C. area, at Alliance Francaise, Berlitz, In Lingua, etc. I have been tutoring consultants and employees from major international organizations for the past 10 years as well as young children and teenagers from diverse backgrounds.

I am also a certified translator and will be happy to provide assistance if needed. I find both experiences extremely challenging and rewarding and I hope to use my skills on this forum.
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J. C. C. October 2, 2014
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Solange is amazing as an instructor. As a native speaker she understands text book French as well as slang. She provides several options for ways to express a thought. She is easy to talk to and time passes so quickly. Definitely the best French teach I have had and I have had many.
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My passions are teaching, helping people and Architectural Technology. I have wanted to teach new skills to willing students since I was in high school, which is why I have been doing my best to get work which exercises that desire. I moved to new york in 2006 to study Architectural Technology, and before that I studied and graduated from kindergarten to high school in french, which is why I love teaching french. Even though french is my favorite subject I will be equally as happy teaching any other subject on my list.

I have an Associate in Graphic Design and Architectural Technology, I am going to be receiving a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology in June 2015 from CUNY'S NYC College of Technology, so I can continue towards seeking a Master's degree in the same field.

I try to make learning and teaching fun and interest
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Juliet R. September 19, 2018
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Diza is very patient with my 7 year old and has been a great addition to our current French instruction. As a native French speaker, she is very knowledgeable and is also able to offer suggestions to improve our lessons, both in and away from tutoring.
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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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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 y
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I've been teaching French for 17 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of French culture, study abroad in France, and more! 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 literature, typically use the Living Language books. I love working with students of all experience levels and j'ai hate de faire votre connaissance!

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Hi, there! My name is Antoine and I am a native French speaker. I work as a freelance editor, journalist, translator, writer and teacher. I have had a distinguished career as a journalist for more than 10 years in Africa and Europe. In particular, I have worked in several radio stations, television, print media, and business. I am also a published author. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Nice, France. Since 1998, I have been teaching private French lessons. I enjoy having fun with my students.
I like playing soccer, volley ball, and riding bikes. One day in the summer of 2013, I rode from Redmond to Seattle round trip for more than 4 hours. I was exercising a lot in order to lose weight for my wedding in Paris that summer. Well, I succeeded. I was very handsome that
day in Paris. Now, my wife and I are enjoying life under the cloudy, but blessed sky of Seattle.
I meet with my students at the public library in Redmond, WA. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Mike V. June 24, 2015
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Antoine has been a fantastic instructor, i've really enjoyed my first 10 lessons.
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I have really enjoyed my first few lessons with Antoine. He is very patient and thorough; i feel my confidence growing each week. I definitely recommend him to other French students.
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French is my second language, but often feels as it if were the first, as I have speaking it for so many years on an everyday and professional basis. My grammar is excellent, as I learned the rules in junior high school in the Paris suburbs (grammar is an important part of French schooling). I edited a 240-page scholarly book, De La Case A La Villa (published 2014), and I gave private lessons.

About Diane
Bonjour! Hello!

I have been teaching on and off for many years, usually on a one-to-one basis; I taught teenagers and adults. I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs.

My method is to provide grammar (very important in French), vocabulary, conversation, reading, and translation in every lesson, and show how important each component is to the whole. I am overjoyed when my students start conversing without need for translation - even if there are errors!

My graduate educational background is in architecture, followed by an MBA in finance. My mother tongue is English; but I learned French at the age of nine when I attended my first French school. I have a French high school
diploma (Baccalauréat) and architecture degree.
I also attended high school in Germany, in a German high school, for several years. Learning languages was a necessity in my childhood, and I love learning, even if by now it is more difficult to become fluent in a new language. I think the fact of being a lifelong learner helps me better understand my students' needs.

As an avid reader since childhood, my spelling has always been excellent, and I worked as a proofreader. I look forward to helping my students reach their language goals.
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Don H. August 20, 2018
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Diane is a very conscientious and competent instructor who is very easy to work with. She is especially effective because she understands both the French language and culture while having a complete understanding of English and American culture. I have had many French Instructors , all good, but none as helpful as Diane.
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Don H. July 31, 2018
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Diane is succeeding in teaching me French where many before her have failed. As a teacher myself of many years, I am very pleased with her approach AND her patience.
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that my classes are different, are based on each student needs and requirements

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I love teaching, but I hate boring classes, so I always try to do different things to get the goal, which is learning. I also try to keep focus in what the student wants with class, be able to communicate, or improve grammar, writting, everyone is different, learn different and also want different things.
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Erin September 26, 2018
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We had our first lesson. My daughter is 7yr and she really enjoyed. Looking forward to next week.
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Matt B. September 19, 2018
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It was probably too much for my toddler. Isabel was patient and persistent, though.
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Average Cost of French Lessons in Seattle, WA

The average cost of 60-minute French lessons in Seattle is $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $50 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute French lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute French lessons are 10% less expensive at $45, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $30.

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