Seattle French Tutors offers one-on-one or group tutoring to adults and children. Tutoring is personalized and tailored to the needs of students. We also offer immersion classes for those traveling to France on short notice.
We cover the following:
– Grammar and vocabulary
– Sequence of tenses
– Pronunciation and accent
– Idiomatic expressions
– False cognates
– And much more…
– Ballard – International District
– Bellevue – Magnolia
– Belltown – Mercer Island
– Capitol Hill – Phinney Ridge
– Downtown Seattle – Queen Anne
– East Lake – Ravenna
– Georgetown – South Lake Union
– Green Lake – University District
– Kirkland – Wallingford
We offer basic, intermediate and advanced French classes, tailored to students’ needs.
If you wish to improve your speaking skills, or refresh your French for an upcoming trip to France, we will focus on vocabulary, pronunciation and accent. If your needs are more academic, emphasis will be placed on grammar, prepositions, sequence of tenses, false cognates, etc. Otherwise, we do a combination of both.
Students take home fun sentences to be translated. Special emphasis is placed on grammar points and other stumbling blocks that make French an interesting but challenging language to learn.
If you need to go to France or any French-speaking country, we offer intensive classes. We meet 3, 4 or 5 times a week, and follow a special program designed for your needs.
We offer Skype support while abroad.
PASCALE, Tutor & Owner of Seattle French Tutors
My name is Pascale; I am originally from Béziers, France and I have been living on the West Coast since 1998, and in the United States for much longer.
I have a Ph.D. in Egyptology and a Master’s degree in French literature. I am passionate about ancient Egypt, and about the history of my home area, Languedoc, the land of the troubadours, courtly love, and the Cathar heresy.
I make a point of tailoring my classes to the needs of my students, children and adults alike. Everyone is different, and I try to accommodate those differences as best I can.
My name is Lise, I come from Lille in the north of France, and I’ve lived in the US for 11 years.
I am in the process of getting my PhD in French cultural studies from the University of Washington. I have been teaching all levels of French at UW for 4.5 years. In addition, my tutoring practice (about 5 years) has been focused on: conversation with people wishing to travel, children needing to improve grammar and pronunciation, and I even ran a French book club this past summer. I specialize in second language acquisition & critical language pedagogy, and social justice studies with a focus on France.
I have a holistic approach to teaching language, emphasizing communication as the main goal. I meet students where they are and we figure out together what they need to make progress and reach their language proficiency goal.
I enjoy reading science fiction, playing pool, gardening or hiking. I am also an avid traveler.
I grew up in the Paris area, where I greatly enjoyed the cultural life. I received my Master’s degree in Spanish from the University of Paris Ouest la Défense and successfully completed the competitive test to become a certified teacher (C.A.P.E.S.). I taught middle and high school students for about ten years, and organized trips and exchanges to Madrid and Barcelona to foster language learning.
In 2014, I relocated to Seattle. I have been teaching French since 2015 to Officers of Special Operations Forces at the Department of Defense, and at Alliance Française de Seattle. I love sharing my passion for languages in order to broaden cultural awareness and create bridges between people.
When I am not working, I like to spend time with my 14-year-old daughter, cook, read, learn languages, and check out independent cinema.
Please fill out this form if you have any questions about our tutoring services.
You can also call (646) 639-7708 for more information.