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Erika I.

16 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • French Teacher from Alliance Francaise
  • Teaching since 1996
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Erika I.

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I have experience teaching and working with children as well as with adults. I feel comfortable teaching students in all different levels, from the beginner up to the advanced level. The typical approach that I use is a rather communicative one. I like to encourage students to speak and get engaged in real life situations.

I like to know my students, who you are and what your interests are so that I am not just your teacher, but also a friend. I like to think that I am a humorous person and it always makes me feel great when we can share a laugh or two in the class.

Come and join me!

About Erika

My name is Erika and I have been studying French since I was 4 years old. I studied French in my hometown where I got a degree in French (C1 level). When I was 16, I got a scholarship to study French in Normandie, France. Ten years later, I got a second scholarship to study in Lyon, France. Back in

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Elsa M.

67 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master's Degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language from Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
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Elsa M.

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I've been teaching French for 6 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Elsa

Hi there! My name is Elsa Mucyo and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in France and I went to Université of Avignon in France and earned a Master's degree in Teaching French as a Foreign or Second Language in 2016 complemented by over 6 years of teaching experience.. I began m

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I can say without hesitation that Elsa is the most professional and pleasant teacher that I have ever worked with. She is very customer service oriented, efficient, and flexible if you have a specific goal in mind.

My teenage daughter looks forward to the class and always ends the session with a smile on her face. She has fun with Elsa while she is learning. Win win!

I highly recommend French Encore!
Frances
I'm delighted to have found Elsa! She is energetic and charming. She is a gifted teacher. Both my granddaughter and I take lessons with her - although not at the same time. She easily adjusts to the level of her student, young or mature, beginner or advanced, making her lessons engaging and informative.
Janee
Elsa is an amazing teacher. My daughter loves her and is extremely excited to learn French. We have been doing virtual classes for a month and my daughter has already learned numbers, colors, and animals. Elsa has done an amazing job keeping my daughter engaged in a virtual class.
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Philippe F.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Awarded Member from Association française pour l’enseignement du français
  • Teaches students 13 to 60
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Philippe F.

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I have been teaching for over ten years and most recently for USG officers on a one-on-one basis. In addition I conduct online classes for them as well as for private students, whose levels range from beginners to level 4. Born, raised and educated in France, my style is unique as I adapt myself to the student's needs, creating lessons plans based on the student's abilities and progress. I measure progress on a regular basis, so as to adjust myself to the students strengths and helping the student to reach the assigned goal.

About Philippe

Born, educated and raised in France. Dual US/French citizen Summary of Skills: Experience developing and providing instructions in French language Experience in conducting conversational and written classes for students Skilled in improving foreign language reading, writing, and speaking

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Dani
My husband and I are taking French lessons from Philippe and couldn’t be happier with his teaching style.
Barbara
Philippe is a wonderful teacher. He has really helped my daughter improve her French, but even better ignited a curiosity about the language and culture and enables her to really think about the language. He is tremendously patient and encouraging and a very effective prof!
Betsy
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking an Intermediate II French course with Philippe online. He keeps the class challenging, but is also kind and approachable in his corrections when students make an error. He keeps the lessons diverse in both the types of grammar covered as well as the topics. All opinions are welcome. It has been a wonderful class and I feel that I have improved because of Philippe's expertise.
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Mario D.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English, French
  • Teaching since 2014
  • French from San Diego State University
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Mario D.

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Experienced teacher of 7 years, specializing in beginner and intermediate French. Lessons are conducted in a fun and appealing way in order for the student to feel comfortable. I want students to feel welcome and safe during my classes because a good learning environment is needed to succeed. All ages are welcome, I have experience with students of all ages from young children to working adults.

About Mario

I am a language teacher who specializes in French, Spanish and English. I have been working as a language teacher since 2014. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2013, with a BA in French. After graduating, I began teaching ESL and French at a K-12 school in Mexico. In 2018 I received a

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Instructor was friendly professional and made me feel at ease while evaluating my spoken skills and open to tailor lessons based on my needs.
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Jacqueline G.

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  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jacqueline G.

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students including at most local Bay Area schools as well as many out-of-state. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with all aspects of French including grammar, conversation, vocabulary, and overall fluency.

About Jacqueline

Hi, I'm Jacqueline and I specialize in French tutoring for students of all ages. I have taught over 120 French students at all levels including beginners, AP students, and adult learners. I work with each student to create a program tailored to their individual goals and needs. I can help you with

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Gwen
Jacqueline is helping my daughter prep for Le Grand Concours. Jacqueline has an excellent methodical approach and we look forward to her help beyond the exam as my daughter works to improve her French reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
david
I started taking lessons from Jacqueline in person but have moved to online during the shutdown. I'm 66 and have taken some formal french courses but my conversational skills are lacking. It is often difficult finding a teacher that can be effective with someone in my age group. Jacqueline has been excellent at getting me to converse, improving my pronunciation, and working on my comprehension and grammar. We generally meet once a week but I would recommend more often.
Janis
Our family has found Jacqueline to be an awesome tutor for our high school daughter. Not only is she kind, thorough and patient, but Jacqueline always makes it a point to find out what the local high school teachers are teaching and what methods they're using. She has a very friendly and approachable manner and loves what she teaches.
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Mylène G.

23 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian
  • Pursuing a Master’s degree in English Literature from City College of the City University of New York (New York, NY)
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Mylène G.

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Native French speaker with 16 + years experience in private & public school teaching in New York City. My lessons will be catered to fit your personal student needs using the appropriate teaching method and diverse material I accumulated over a many years long period of attending teaching workshops and doing research. In addition to the online lessons, you will also be given free and unlimited access to my private website of extensive French resources for students of all levels and needs.

About Mylène

I teach children from the age of 10 and adults. I'm a Native French speaker, perfectly fluent in English and Spanish, with 16+ years experience in private and public school teaching in New York City. My strong point is my ability to cater lessons fitted to the needs of every student through m

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The average cost of 60-minute French lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $175 per hour.
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"Just had my first lesson with Amanda and am so pleased that I have more lessons scheduled with her. She is a very good teacher and the hour went by so fast!"
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"Melody is an energetic, gifted tutor. The conversation is lively and precise. She is careful to explain the subtle meaning of works and phrases. I got to the level I desired with her. Will come back for periodic refreshers."
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"Elsa is wonderful, very attentative, informative and flexible to my schedule. She tailors the lesson to my level/skill with emphasis on my weak areas. I feel more confident with speaking, vocabulary and pronunciation with each and every lesson!

Merci beaucoup Elsa!!"
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"I have thoroughly enjoyed taking an Intermediate II French course with Philippe online. He keeps the class challenging, but is also kind and approachable in his corrections when students make an error. He keeps the lessons diverse in both the types of grammar covered as well as the topics. All opinions are welcome. It has been a wonderful class and I feel that I have improved because of Philippe's expertise."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Evelyne is a wonderful teacher. After two lessons I am already starting to feel confident in putting sentences together. She has extensive experience in teaching and I’m just grateful I found her here. Don’t hesitate to book with her. I’m certain she is the best choice to learn French. You won’t be disappointed."
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"David teaches my 5 year old daughter, and I can tell that he is a father by the patience, humor and playfulness that he displays.

He is engaging, thoughtful and effective, my daughter spends time after each lesson practicing what she learned because David makes it fun for her."
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"Let me start by saying, Elsa is magnifique! We met Elsa through a trusted Francophone friend.

We created a virtual pod of three girls in second grade and couldn't be happier. Elsa is warm, patient and incredibly engaging. She makes learning French fun through songs, visuals, writing and dance. Yes dance! Teaching online is not easy but Elsa is a natural. I can't recommend her more."
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French Lessons Near You and Online

French is considered one of the most romantic and beautiful languages on the planet and for good reason.

The sounds of French are both mesmerizing and pleasing to the ear, regardless of which country you call home. When you consider the power of the language, it's no surprise that French is taught in every country in the world. There are roughly two million French teachers and 100 million French students worldwide.

French is the official language of 29 countries, including Switzerland, Madagascar, Canada, and Belgium. There are also around 11 million French speakers in the US alone. This means that when you take French classes, you’ll have plenty of people to practice!

In light of how commonly used and well-loved French is, you're guaranteed to have a rich and rew

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arding experience when you take French lessons. Whether you’re looking to learn French online or in-person, a world of linguistic possibilities awaits you.

Reasons to Take French Lessons

Everyone has their reasons to take on a new language. You may have some loved ones that speak French, or you may just like how it sounds in music or movies. There may also be some benefits to taking French lessons, including advantages to your mental and physical wellbeing, which are not as well-known.

For starters, learning French can help speed up your ability to pick up other Romance languages such as Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. You may be surprised at the various ways that learning French can positively affect your life! Let's look at some more of the upsides of studying this beautiful language.

The Benefits of French Classes for Kids

Want your child to learn French? If so, science shows that children’s brain functioning improves when learning a foreign language. Children who learn a second language have been found to have more brain matter in the areas providing executive functioning. Actions like impulse control and not being discouraged by obstacles are both aspects of executive functioning.

Scientists have also found that children, especially during pre-puberty, have a unique ability to learn a second language. Their brains seem to be more pliable at this younger age. Your child will experience other benefits because of French lessons include improved test scores, better job opportunities, and higher earning potential in the future.

When your child takes French lessons, they’re learning how to break down a long-term goal into manageable steps they can work toward every day. This skill translates into learning virtually any other subject and will benefit them for their entire lives. As your child’s French skills grow, you may also notice a boost in their social skills and confidence!

French Classes for Adults

You don't have to be a child to benefit from taking French classes! Adults of all ages can realize a variety of benefits from taking French lessons online or in-person. While an adult's brain may not be as pliable as a child's, they've already had a lifetime of language experience, making elements of the learning process easier. Plus, sharpening your French skills as an adult can also open up new professional opportunities.

Adults can expect to improve their confidence, empathy for other cultures, and the ability to think outside the box by learning French. All the "mental weightlifting" required when studying a language can have surprising health benefits. Some studies show that learning a second language could push back the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia by as much as four and a half years.

Finally, you’ll be able to appreciate French art and culture like never before. You can even learn to read Victor Hugo's word-famous "Les Misérables" in the original language. It's hard to deny the improved quality of life that learning French can provide!

Topics You'll Learn in French Lessons for Kids & Adults

If you take one-on-one French lessons online or near you, you’ll master the language much faster than you could on your own. The personalized feedback you'll receive from a French tutor will be superior to any online resources you may find. Sure, video tutorials on YouTube are great from a supplemental standpoint, but a French tutor will give you the attention, expertise, and advice needed to excel quickly. 

A TakeLessons French tutor will tailor classes to your individual needs. This will be based on your interests and current understanding of the language. If you're looking for examples of which topics will be covered in lessons, here are some of the highlights:

Sample Curriculum for Beginner French Classes

Students new to the French language can have a variety of different goals. They may want to get back to their heritage or work toward becoming an expert for professional reasons. Working with a qualified French teacher will help you stay motivated and productive, especially in the beginning stage. Here are some of the basics you'll go over with your French tutor at this level:

  • Basic French vocabulary including common, everyday greetings
  • An introduction to French grammar rules
  • Correct pronunciation
  • An introduction to French culture

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate French Classes

Once you have the basics behind you, it's time to dig deeper. This is an exciting time because, with just a little more hard work, you could be on your way to being an advanced French speaker. Here's what you can expect to learn at this level:

  • Comprehension of native French speakers
  • More advanced vocabulary words
  • Irregular French grammar rules
  • Conversational practice with your French tutor

Sample Curriculum for Advanced French Classes

At this point, you need to be challenged and pushed in your French language skills so you can become an expert. As you approach fluency, you’ll have to continue exploring the many beautiful nuances of the language. Here are a few advanced topics you can expect to learn at this level: 

  • Formal and informal writing in French
  • Nuances of the language not taught in textbooks (such as idioms)
  • How to use moods and tenses when speaking French
  • Learning how the French language differs by geographical region

It's important to remember these curriculum examples are just an overall guide – your particular journey into learning French may look different. Your tutor will work with your unique learning style and provide expert guidance on the next steps you should take in your language pursuits.

How long does it take to learn French? French is one of the easier foreign languages to master for English speakers. Estimates say it takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain a General Professional Fluency level. 

Learn French Online or Near You

Once you’re ready to start taking French classes, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a teacher. Our tutors are background checked and are proven experts in the French language. Simply browse through our list of teacher profiles to find the one that best meets your needs. Student reviews, professional experience, and credentials are all valuable considerations. You can even send them a message introducing yourself and get any questions you have answered before booking your first lesson!

If your schedule is unique, that's OK. We have plenty of resources for you to learn French online. You can use online group classes to sharpen your conversational skills or one-on-one lessons to get personalized guidance. This is an excellent option for busy kids and parents who need a flexible way to integrate language learning into their daily lives.

Need help choosing a tutor? You can always get in touch with us directly. We're committed to making sure you or your child’s French learning experience is the best it can be!

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