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Paul S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
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Paul S.

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I first started learning French when I was in high school and was amazed at how many similarities it shared with Spanish (which both descend from Latin) which helped me to pick up things a lot faster. I have since lived in the "French House" (at the Foreign Language Student Residence, part of on-campus housing at BYU) for two semesters where residents are required to speak their target language while in their respective apartments. I also took a third-year advanced grammar French class while at college while living in the French House. French is just an awesome language to learn!

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Carolyn
Instructor has good knowledge of Portuguese for beginning students of the language.
Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
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Mikayla S.

107 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Mikayla S.

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Living in France for 8 years now and having completed my Master's 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 7 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 i

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Mikayla is a brilliant teacher and instructor. Helped me 100% in my speaking skills and she was very supportive and encouraging. Thank u very much!
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Diane C.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Arabic, English, German, French, Duala
  • MBA (concentration in Finance) from Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
  • Teaching since 1976
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Diane C.

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French is my second language, but it often feels as it if were the first, as I have been speaking it for so many years on an everyday, educational, and professional basis. I have official native-level proficiency. 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). Culture is also a big part of learning a language, and I am well versed in French literature, pop culture, idioms, and more.
Recently, one of my first TakeLessons students passed her B2 exam, which allows her to apply to French universities. It's not an easy exam, the culmination of several years of classes and several months of test-prepping.
I edited a 240-page scholarly book in French, "De La Case A La Villa" (published 2014), and have spoken on French-language television and at professional conferences.
I give both private and group lessons.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! Yay! We can start in-person lessons again, as long as basic distancing is kept. I have been vaccinated and I would prefer my students to be vaccinated, too, but it's not a deal breaker. I teach several languages: French, German, and English for non-native English speaker

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Julia J.
We had a wonderful experience doing online lessons with Ms Diane. My son was engaged and interested in the lesson times and he looked forward to seeing Ms Diane every week. We intend to resume lessons once the summer is over.
Daria
I have been a student with Diane for the last few years and she is the best French teacher I have ever had. Not only is she an amazing teacher but she is also genuinely fun to be with. This year, Diane helped me pass the French B2 Certification exam - she provided me with all the resources I could have ever hoped for, and I really couldn't have done it without her! I highly recommend her for anyone
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Chrissy S.

54 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks French, Dutch, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chrissy S.

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I majored in Highschool in French and used to be fluent and so I'd like to give you a start off into this beautiful language and culture that I had the privilege growing up next to -as a neighbor so to say!

About Chrissy

Originally born in Germany, Chrissy developed a passion for music, language and teaching early on. Right out of High School she helped her mother, who was an educator at that time, write and stage-manage a children's Musical which found great response from the audience. During her Music studies in t

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Daniel R.
Excellent teacher.
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Carl
Chrissy was incredibly helpful in determining how I learn and then devising a series of lesson plans that help me learn in the easiest and fastest manner. It's been great so far and I expect to make quick progress because of her skills and personality.
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Viktor R.

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

73 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks German, Italian, Spanish, English, French
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Evelyne K.

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Bonjour à tous! Hey y'all! Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, French is my native language. I'm specialized in adult teaching and critical care nursing, I worked more than 20 years with adults, children and families in Switzerland and in Montreal, Canada. Finding the best way to learn depending on who you are and what goals you have is one of my specialties. I like to provide a dynamic, fun and customized learning environment to my students.
Having learnt multiple second languages, such as English, Italian, Spanish and German, I’m myself very aware of the process of learning a new language.
I can provide vocabulary, grammar, verbs, conversation as well as cultural aspects from different French speaking countries, such as Switzerland, France, Quebec and Belgium.
I moved to Richmond four years ago, bringing many French books and ressources that could be used during lessons.

About Evelyne

I’m a French native speaker from Switzerland, teaching French to high schoolers and adults. I provide tailored lessons in a positive environment to gain confidence and to enjoy speaking French. Four years ago, I moved from Geneva for my husband’s work. He’s a pediatric clinical and research p

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Caitlin V.
So helpful and friendly-- makes it very accessible!!
Luanne M.
I was totally unprepared today, sadly. I didn’t cancel. I told Evelyn up front that I wasn’t prepared. She said, “No problem.” Evelyn was an Olympic Champion! She worked really hard to make the lesson meaningful, and smooth for me. I hung up feeling super great! I was successful, I learned a lot, because of her. She is a really talented teacher. I feel blessed.
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"Chère Evelyne, Je te remercie chaleureusement pour les cours de français que tu m’as donné pendant cette année! C’est vraiment un grand plaisir d’étudier avec toi, car tu es toujours à l’écoute et tu donnes des bons conseils pour améliorer mon niveau de français. Merci encore et j’espère sincèrement répondre les cours avec toi prochainement. Je t’embrasse, Alona"
Alona
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Pascale is amazing teacher! I progress a lot since I started to work with Pascale."
Evelina
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"Excellent teacher! He really breaks down the grammar and helps you to understand the components of the language. Highly recommend!"
Catherine
Took French lessons from Mario D.
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"Jean-Luc has helped me greatly to be more comfortable with composing sentences in French. His methodology works very well for me - consistency, repetition, and pronunciation. Thank you Jean-Luc!"
Kenneth
Took French lessons from Jean-Luc B.
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"Thank you I loved it"
Larisa Lee
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"Very patient, friendly, and helpful. I am enjoying my lessons so far. I expect I will feel even more strongly positive about Evelyne's courses as I go through more of them. She is very sweet and encouraging, which is so important."
Daphne
Took French lessons from Evelyne K.
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"I've been taking French class with Philippe twice a week for the past 2 months. My French comprehension and speaking has improved by leaps and bounds. Enough so that my husband who is a native French speaker has commented weekly in how much he has noticed the improvement in my pronounciation and comprehension (and he is VERY hard to please. He doesn't give out complements easily). Philippe has been the catalyst. I had lessons previously and even been in immersion French programs twice. I had learn so much but due to the pandemic being able to do that again was not available. I became frustrated because i felt like even with weekly lessons with another very good teach, I was slipping backward and not progressing like I felt I could. I found Philippe and i am so very grateful. He is very charming and interesting. He pushes me to do better. He has given be exercises between classes that help me improve understanding and comprehension and during class we do different types of listening and conversation so that I am picking up vocabulary, grammar, listening skills and conversation that is becoming more complex. I highly recommend Philippe if your goal is to speak more fluently and to understand. What a pleasure to be able to turn on French TV and be able to pick up more and more each day. Philippe is create in finding all kinds of tools andi information to keep my attention and to advance my skills"
Veronica
Took French lessons from Philippe F.
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"I can definitely recommend Pascal as a wonderful teacher. Although I have wanted to learn French for many years, because of work and family demands, I didn't start until the age of 66. I have had Pascal as my teacher at UNLV continuing ed for three levels of classes. She uses many different teaching techniques and makes each class very enjoyable. That can be a real challenge when the class is from 6:30 to 8:30 on Monday evenings. She is personable, knowledgeable and really wants her students to learn."
Debra
Took French lessons from Pascale T.
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"I was looking a conversation partner to improve my conversational skills and Isabelle is helping me in improving this, she is very friendly and easy going also is awesome that we are in a similar time zone because it would be problematic to speak with a person that is located in France.
I highly recommend her to anyone trying to improve their French.
Thank you Isabelle!"
Pablo
Took French lessons from Isabelle S.
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"Great lesson as usual! Thanks Gabrielle!"
Robert
Took French lessons from Gabrielle A.
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