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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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Package of five lessons for adults and teens

One-hour lessons: $625  •  45-minute: $500  •  30-minute: $400

In person in Oakland, CA and everywhere with Skype or Google Meet

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

Small-Group Classes

To speak and write in a foreign language can create the space for the presence, openness, and joyful exploration we need to look at life and experience ourselves differently. In my 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, and gain insights that will never cease to surprise you.


In those classes you can expect to...

Expand your French vocabulary and knowledge

Be inspired by stimulating conversations

Converse in French with increased confidence

Create a collection of essays, memoirs, or poems

Deepen your French writing voice by exploring personal themes
Blossom in a warm and creative


Contact me for a free conversation to find out if those classes are what you are looking for. Je me réjouis de notre conversation.

Monthly sessions

$75 per person per weekly class
2 to 4 persons of similar level

Classes of 75, 90, and 105 minutes

In person in Oakland, CA only

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