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Mylène G.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Spanish, French, English, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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, and 11 years teaching online. 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. No recurring schedule for bi-weekly lessons. 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 lesson

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Meriem B.

35 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Tunisian (Arabic dialect), Italian, English, French
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Meriem B.

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IMPORTANT FOR NEW STUDENTS: Accepting only Intermediate/Advanced level. Currently, the time slots that are available are at 9 am Central Time.

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- What type of lessons would you recommend?

=> For beginner or intermediate level: 60 min lessons
=> For advanced level: 30 min, 45 min or 60 min (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 fairly flexible and I perfectly understand that your schedule may vary from week to week (and I hope you'll understand mine do too!). We can choose ...

About Meriem

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. I've also been teach

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Danielle K.
The first lesson with Meriem was great. I’ve been teaching myself French, and I have some pretty big gaps in basic knowledge. She did a great job helping me figure out what I need to work on. I look forward to more lessons.
Justin
I spent a couple of months having lessons with Meriem and I definitely enjoyed my time. I had some previous knowledge of French words and phrases from various online tools but I lacked the insight that an actual instructor could bring. It was extremely beneficial to talk to someone who could correct me and help me learn. I hope that I can start my lessons again soon.
Rocio S.
I loved my first lesson. Meriem encouraged me to use my French and I felt little by little more confident in the conversation. Looking forward to our next lesson.
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Zach M.

46 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks french, english
  • Teaching since 2009
  • BAC Literature and English from Lycée Jean Monnet
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Zach M.

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Born and raised in Paris , France to a french mother and an american father. Teaching french is a true passion and joy.

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.

Wether you , your spouse or kids would like to learn french, I adapt my classes to everyone's needs and goals.

-"HELP , I'm going to France soon , I need some basic things to say"
No problem !

-"I would like to be able to read books in french and have a conversation."
Sure thing !

-"Can I be fluent in less than a year?"
Yes you can if you're ready to work hard and have fun !

Whatever your reason is : 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 ...

About Zach

"I don't have much time but I'd like to learn french , is it possible ?" - Oui ! 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 t

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Zach is an excellent teacher! He provides both a great mix of listening, speaking and practical learning activities! I have learned so much in my classes with Zach, and he paces the class just right so you feel challenged but not overwhelmed.
Nora
Zach is patient, adaptable, personable, quick-witted, enthusiastic and interesting. Since half my class is conversation I appreciate what he brings to the table as a teacher.
Debra
I am so excited about improving my French with the help of Zach! He is an excellent teacher – makes me figure things out on my own but is also willing to give me hints when I struggle. His combination of written and oral learning is just what I need to improve my skillsets.
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Viktor R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German
  • Applied Intercultural Linguistics (B.A.) from University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Viktor R.

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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 en

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Great conversation in German with real time suggestions for word choice and pronunciation.
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Isabelle S.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Spanish, French
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Isabelle S.

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Bonjour! I was born and raised in France. Several of my students have learnt and practiced French with me for 5+ years. I focus on your very needs, either using your methodology, or any other. I can recommend at least one 45 to 60-minute lesson per week; or two 30-minute lessons per week. I suggest websites and books. I provide complementary support to Rosetta Stone and various foreign language learning apps such as Babbel or Duolingo.

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 (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Carol L
In my French lessons, Isabelle has worked with me on pronunciation, reading, vocabulary and syntax. Isabelle is always patient and shows a strong command of french and how to convey concepts. I really appreciate & enjoy my lessons with Isabelle.
Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
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Marie A K.

37 Reviews
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  • Speaks Arabic, English, French
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Marie A K.

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I've been teaching French as a second language for years. Within the first few lessons, I promise you will be able to pronounce the letters, to make short sentences and use them, as time goes on, you'll be able to introduce yourself, describe your family and your job. I start teaching essentials: colors, numbers, days of the week, seasons, etc... with greetings and practicing the daily routine plus reading basic children’s books to enrich your vocabulary then continuing with more advanced reading materials including newspapers and articles...
I use my own "simple" tools but also ready to help you with your own book or exam. I have experience with students of all ages and I can't wait to meet you!
Je suis prête à vous aider et je vous encourage à commencer tout de suite :) Bonne chance

About Marie A

My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn a new language then proceed from there in a fun immersion method. As per my student's testimony, I am very patient. I like to innovate to engage early learners (flashcards, children's books, stories, songs), then I move to more advanced arti

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Caitlin
I've been working with Marie for about a month and it's been a great way to take my beginner French learning to another level after months of learning via an app. Her command on the French language is evident and she is very patient (especially when I've had to reschedule sessions several weeks in a row!). I'm looking forward to continuing my lessons with her.
Lauren
Marie is a great teacher! I always looked forward to my French lessons each week and Marie was always patient and fun to practice with. Highly recommend lessons with her!
Ruth
My son is a very active 7 year old. Teaching him Arabic via zoom is a challenge of its own. Due to our Summer schedule my son has temporarily stopped taking classes with Marie (but our goal is for him to resume once school is back in session). With that being said, Marie was always very patient with my son and found ways to keep him intrigued. Even if it meant to talk about "lizards"! I liked the fact that Marie expressed to my son that it was his responsibility to gather his worksheets, prepare for the class, and do any extra work. That showed me that she took the extra step(s) to also teach him responsibility, which was a bonus!!!!

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"Mademoiselle Schram is intuitive to the student’s needs as a learner of the French language. In the beginning and as one continues with studying she will ask what interest one has in the French language and tailor lessons in accordance to goals and French studies. Always there is a thread of excitement in relaying information and teaching that only an instructor that loves what he or she does…is able to convey to and through the student. There is a wonderful level of comfort one derives from being in Mademoiselle Schram’s presence that acts as an impetus of flow for easygoing and interesting learning, instruction, and information. Also, she is clear in pronunciation of French and will continually break down words that one may have trouble when listening with a foreign ear and speaking by imitation and repetition. Mademoiselle Schram is elegant of manner, intellect, and “je ne sais quoi” (uniqueness) of a French woman that incorporates well into study and overall learning. She is able to answer questions regarding culture and mannerisms of French people and way of life succinctly. She is exceedingly patient when one asks questions and always responds with a ready compelling answer. Mademoiselle Schram guides one as a student successfully by being perceptive in incorporating, suggesting, referencing French learning aids, websites, and or other instructional devices that take a student’s level of learning French to another level. She is precise and consistently responsible in meeting at the exact time set for learning no matter where a student is in the world. She is constantly present and focused in the time allotted for French learning. She is also well prepared beforehand with every instruction which offers a smooth flowing transition from one aspect of french to the next. Mademoiselle Schram does not disappoint…if anything she delivers…and delivers the entirety of French exceedingly well. Thank you always Mademoiselle Schram for all of the knowledge you impart. Ainsi, J’aime Mademoiselle Schram. Merci beaucoup!"
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"My 8 year old daughter absolutely loves taking lessons with Isabelle. After each lesson, she tells me how much fun it was & wishes she could just keep learning. Our family is so impressed with how much she has learned & how adorable her French accent is now. Isabelle is not just professional & knowledgeable; she is a kind & sweet person with a genuine talent for teaching French!!!"
Donna
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"J'ai très bien appris. Awesome teacher, I would definitely recommend her!"
Marilyn
Took French lessons from Meriem B.
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"Philippe really helped me a lot to learn French in preparation for a move. He challenges you and works quickly to create a proper a baseline upon which you can build."
Adam
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Lesson and teacher were great! Although only an hour in duration, I feel I have learned a weeks worth of language."
Eduardo
Took French lessons from Jacqueline G.
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"We are so happy to have Roselyn as our kids' French teacher. The kids love to play and learn at the same time. The variety of games she has is hard to imagine. I think she knows every single game a kid can play to promote learning. And the best thing of all is that they are board games!"
Irena
Took French lessons from Roselyne G.
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"Fantastic teacher. She has great methods for making the language and pronunciation stick. She's a fun, sweet person and is very flexible in her teaching style. I highly recommend her!"
Kaylee
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Phillipe’s greatest assets as an instructor are his adaptive, tailored approach; and his business/professional vocabulary (which “typical” French professors often don’t use or understand, in my experience). As a French national and native-French speaker, Phillipe was also able to identify some pronunciation issues that were affecting my clarity in speech.

Adaptive, Responsive Approach: From the beginning of our classes, Phillipe made it clear that we would target my unique learning needs. He then proposed a process to ensure that I provided him with critical feedback (every few lessons) so that he could adjust course.

This approach ensured that we maintained a common understanding of how I learned best and what areas we would target each week.

Turbo-Charged Vocabulary: Having worked in private sector and government, I was grateful that Phillipe helped expand my vocabulary in the domains of economics, history, social science, and regulation/public policy. (I have found that other French professors often struggle with the business/professional vocabulary that I need to used on a daily basis.)

A PRO for most, Phillipe did not get bogged down in grammar drills or exercises. Instead he takes the approach that worked the best for me -- to speak, correct, and speak, speak, speak."
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Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"Roman is a great teacher and continues to help me advance in my French learning. He designed my lessons to suit my goals and always has a plan for each lesson. I feel comfortable speaking in French with him even though in the beginning I was scared to make mistakes. Roman is patient and kind and helps me work through my challenges. I finish each lesson with a sense of accomplishment. Merci, Roman!"
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