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Private Lessons

If you always dreamed of an effective, introspective, and organic way to learn to speak, write and communicate in French, my lessons are for you. With a focus on conversation and creative writing, tailored to your needs and personal interests, those lessons will stimulate your mind with the right mix of learning and fun.

At any level you will...

Expand your personal vocabulary naturally

Integrate grammar in an organic manner
Learn to better communicate... en français 

Develop your French writing voice
And blossom into French

Schedule a free conversation to evaluate your French level and find out if I am the right teacher for you or your child.  Je me réjouis de parler avec vous.

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Packages of five lessons for adults and teens

One-hour lessons: $625  •  45-minute: $500  •  30-minute: $375

In person in Oakland, CA and everywhere with Skype, FaceTime or Zoom

Claude's classes go well beyond excellent language instruction to become explorations
of the world we live in, of ourselves, and of our roles in the world.

— James Ransom, Professor Emeritus Haverford College

French Conversation Group Classes

If your idea of conversation is to have fun and be intrigued, inspired and uplifted by everybody's input, this group is for you.

During our French conversation classes, you will have the space to express and share of yourself in profound and meaningful ways, you will be nurtured by creativity and connection, you most likely will laugh quite a bit and you will gain insights that will never cease
to surprise you.


Join us if you wish to...

Expand your French vocabulary and knowledge

Be inspired by stimulating conversations

Interact in French with increased confidence

Share your vision and experience of the world we live in
Blossom in a warm, creative and supportive environment

 Contact me for a free French evaluation to find out if this group
is for you. 
Je me réjouis de notre conversation.

Monthly Conversation Group Info

​2 to 4 intermediate participants

Two Friday a month • 12am to 1pm

$70 per person, per class
Pre-registration necessary

In person in Oakland, CA

Contact me for dates and registration

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