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Online French lessons anytime, anywhere

Bring learning French to life through live 1-to-1 classes with a personal French tutor. Our classes are effective, fun and guaranteed to get you talking. Start with a free trial lesson today.

Live conversation. Native speaking tutors

Our online French lessons emphasize conversational skills, enabling you to speak with confidence in real-world scenarios and develop your fluency in a supportive environment.

Tailor made classes matched to your study goals

Enjoy customized classes delivered by expert online French tutors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, our classes can cater to your unique learning style and individual goals.

Professional and passionate French tutors

Learning a language is not just about grammar and vocabulary. It's about culture, history, and context. Our team of French tutors bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to each class.

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Get rapid tutor feedback on each core skill. Instant feedback from a native French speaking tutor helps you monitor your progress, focus on areas of difficulty and stay motivated as you learn.

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Speaking - C1 - Advanced
Listening - B2 - Intermediate
Reading - C1 - Advanced
Writing - B1 - Intermediate

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Booking lesson time is easy. Choose a French tutor by availability, price, profile, student reviews and much more. Start with a trial class to get an evaluation of your existing fluency level and ability.

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Why learn French?

Learning to speak French online is an exciting and rewarding journey.

Becoming fluent in French offers numerous advantages; it's not only the language of love and diplomacy but also an official language in multiple international organizations, making it pivotal in global affairs. The cultural wealth of French literature, cinema, and art enriches the learning experience, providing learners with more than just linguistic skills but a gateway to diverse intellectual landscapes.

Verbalplanet enhances this journey by offering online French tutors who are native speakers. These tutors provide authentic language exposure, from perfecting nuances to mastering everyday conversational skills. Tailored lessons fit individual needs, making your studies efficient and deeply personal. Whether for career advancement or personal enrichment, studying French with a native tutor from Verbalplanet ensures a comprehensive and engaging educational experience.

How long does it take to learn French?

According to the Foreign Service Institute, French is considered a Category I language, suggesting it is one of the easier languages for English speakers to master, typically requiring around 600 hours of study. The CEFR guidelines complement this by outlining a clear path from basic A1 to advanced C2 levels, aiding learners in systematically building their skills and tracking progress.

Many of our French tutors are native speakers, providing a significant advantage in mastering the language. These tutors bring authentic pronunciation, cultural insights, and idiomatic expressions directly from their personal experience, creating a rich, immersive learning environment. This one-on-one attention helps tailor the lessons to your level, study style and speed, significantly enhancing the path to fluency. For anyone serious about achieving proficiency in French, a native tutor from Verbalplanet can make the learning process more effective and engaging.

French Proficiency Exam Prep

For anyone wanting to take their French to the next level, the French proficiency exams, such as DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), are essential for those looking to certify their French skills for academic or professional reasons. These exams assess a wide range of skills, from oral comprehension and expression to reading and writing, structured across several levels to cater to different proficiency stages. Successfully passing these exams can open doors to higher education opportunities in Francophone countries and enhance career prospects.

Using an online French tutor can significantly increase your chances of excelling in these exams. The personalized attention and tailored lesson plans that our French lessons provide allow you to focus on areas of weakness and enhance your strengths in speaking French. Our tutors can provide specific exercises targeting the exam format, offer practice tests, and give instant feedback to refine your language skills effectively. This focused preparation is crucial for mastering the detailed aspects of official French exams.

The flexibility and accessibility of learning alongside a native French speaking teacher make it possible to prepare for these exams from anywhere in the world. This convenience allows learners to fit their preparation into personal schedules without the need to travel, making consistent practice more manageable. With the support of a skilled French tutor, you can approach your exams with confidence, equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve a high score.

Why learn with an online French tutor?

Learning French with a private French tutor offers extensive benefits that cater to a variety of needs. Whether it's for professional advancement, academic preparation, or personal enrichment, the personalized attention ensures a more effective and enjoyable learning experience.

  • French for Business: Master business-specific vocabulary and cultural nuances to communicate effectively in professional settings.
  • French Grammar, Accent Reduction, and Pronunciation: Focus on the intricacies of French grammar, reduce accents, and improve pronunciation for clearer communication.
  • Helping with French School Exams: Specialized preparation for A-Level French, GCSE French Oral exams and AP French to excel in academic assessments.
  • Travel: Gain practical language skills that enhance travel experiences in French-speaking regions.
  • Emigrating to a French Speaking Country: Prepare comprehensively for everyday life and integration into French-speaking communities.
  • Personal Pleasure: Explore the richness of French culture, arts, and history through language.
  • Career: Open doors to international opportunities in various fields.
  • Personal Development: Enhance cognitive abilities and cultural awareness.
  • Official French Exams: Get ready for DELF, DALF, and TCF with targeted strategies.
  • Customized to You: A flexibile, personalized approach, with dedicated focus needed to effectively master French at your own pace.

Frequently asked questions about our French lessons

Why learn French with us?

We've been helping people to learn foreign languages since 2006 and all our tutors are experts in helping anyone looking to improve their fluency, build confidence in speaking and learn French efficiently and effectively.

Our language tuition services are rated as excellent on Trustpilot and we have private French tutors for people of all ages and abilities.

Web based French tuition can help you quickly improve all the core skills - listening, writing, reading, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. You can also customize your lessons to focus on goals such as business French, conversational skills, accent reduction or passing official French proficiency tests. Whatever your goal we have some amazing French tutors here to help.

We've also a friendly customer service team on hand to help with any queries and guarantee an extra trial lesson if you're not completely happy with your French teacher after your first lesson.

What qualifications and experience do French tutors on Verbalplanet have?

Teaching on Verbalplanet is by application only and our standards are high so we only admit the very best tutors from around the world. We also monitor tutor performance 24/7. All our tutors are rated on their performance by fellow students so you can make an informed choice.

Our team of professional French tutors have years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, including children, and the vast majority are bilingual and can speak English.

You'll also find many tutors have additional professional qualifications or experience in teaching specialized areas such as conversational French, emigration tests, exam preparation and cultural studies.

How can a French tutor help me improve my fluency?

1-to-1 tuition with a private French teacher can help you improve core skills in several ways.

  1. They can provide personalized lessons tailored to your study style and goals.
  2. They can offer feedback on your pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, helping you to develop better conversational skills.
  3. Native French tutors can introduce you to cultural nuances and help you to understand the context behind certain words and phrases.
  4. Our French tutors have years of experience and can recommend the best resources, such as books, podcasts, radio channels and movies to help you practice and improve your fluency outside of class.

Overall, a private French tutor can be a valuable resource and can help you to achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively.

How do I pay for my French lessons?

We have several payment methods available for our French lessons. You can use credit/debit cards and PayPal.

Payment can be made quickly and securely in your local currency through the Verbalplanet platform. You can book as many French lessons as you want with no obligation to buy more than you need.

Working with an online French tutor tends to be cheaper than face-to-face lessons because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. Typically web based French tuition will cost between $20 USD to $40 USD per lesson.

Unlike other platforms we offer loyalty discounts based on your booking history so your lessons can get progressively cheaper as you progress, which means that you can receive discounts whether you're buying one lesson or twenty.

What is the fastest way to learn French?

The most effective approach to learn French is through full immersion by living and working in the community alongside native speakers.

For most people that's not possible so we offer the next best thing which is to practice with a private French tutor.

Your French teacher can manage your development through a personal study plan designed to focus on your goals and areas of difficulty. All you need to do is create a free account, choose your tutor and start building your confidence in speaking in live conversation.

How can I learn correct pronunciation with an authentic accent?

To develop correct pronunciation and an authentic accent, consider these strategies:

  1. Listen and Imitate: Regularly listen to native French speakers through movies, songs, podcasts, and news broadcasts. Try to imitate the sounds, rhythms, and intonation.
  2. Use Pronunciation Tools: Leverage apps that focus on pronunciation, offering audio comparisons and feedback.
  3. Practice with Native Speakers: Engage with fluent French speakers or a tutor who can provide immediate feedback and corrections, helping you adjust your accent gradually.
  4. Record and Self-Assess: Record yourself talking and compare it to natural speakers, noting areas for improvement.

These methods, combined with regular practice, will gradually help you adopt an authentic French accent.

A problem many learners face is being embarrassed about talking outloud or making mistakes. Working with a French tutor is a great way to overcome this problems and grown in confidence.

How do I choose my French tutor?

Choosing an online French teacher involves several key considerations to ensure the best experience:

  1. Qualifications and Experience: Look for tutors with formal teaching qualifications and check their experience, especially with teaching students at your level. We only accept tutors with significant teaching experience and qualifications and all our tutors detail their past teaching experience on their profile page.
  2. Reviews and Feedback: Read reviews from other Verbalplanet students to gauge the tutor's effectiveness, reliability, and teaching style.
  3. Teaching Style and Approach: Consider what teaching style suits your needs. Some tutors may focus more on conversation, while others might emphasize grammar or pronunciation. Contact our tutors for free to learn more.
  4. Trial Lessons: These are a great way to test your current level of fluency and get to know your French tutor. Use this opportunity to see if the tutor's approach aligns with your personal goals and if you communicate well with each other.
  5. Flexibility and Availability: All available lesson times are shown in your time zone so you can ensure your preferred tutor's schedule aligns with yours and that they can commit to the number and frequency of lessons you'd like.
  6. Compatibility: Learning a language is a long-term commitment, so it's important that you feel comfortable and motivated by your tutor.
Should I choose a French tutor who is a native speaker?

Learning French with a native speaker isn't strictly necessary, but it does offer several important advantages.

Native French speakers provide authentic pronunciation, idiomatic use, and cultural context that can significantly enhance the overall experience. This real-world exposure helps learners understand how French is used in everyday conversations and situations, improving their listening and speaking skills more effectively than with non-native instructors.

Regular conversation with one of our French tutors will significantly boost your confidence in speaking and provide cultural insights enriching the learning process in ways which simply aren't possible through apps or self study programs.

How do French lessons work over the internet?

Online French lessons with Verbalplanet are a convenient and effective way to learn and are almost the same as 1-on-1 in person classes.

Our classes are conducted over Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This enables you to learn French from any location and keep using the same French tutor no matter where you are in the world. During the lesson, you will have the opportunity to interact with your tutor in real-time, practice your speaking, and receive immediate feedback and guidance.

You will also have access to our bank of resources to enhance your progress between classes.

How many French lessons do I need?

The optimal number of French lessons per week you'll need will vary depending on your fluency goals and any previous study. However, most educational experts say that regular practice is the key to becoming fluent in French quickly.

Ideally, around two or three online classes per week can offer a balanced approach, allowing enough time for new information to be absorbed and practiced, while also maintaining momentum without overwhelming the learner.

Engaging with a private French teacher with Verbalplanet can provide you with focused intensive practice and feedback that accelerates your path to fluency.

About the French language

Choosing to become fluent in French and learning a new language online is an exciting journey.

French is spoken by around 300 million people worldwide, making it key for international communication. It's an official language in several countries including France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and numerous African nations such as Ivory Coast and Senegal. This widespread use underscores its importance in global diplomacy, commerce, and cultural exchanges.

For learners, French offers access to a rich cultural heritage, influential in the realms of literature, cinema, fashion, and cuisine. Knowing French not only enhances professional opportunities but also deepens cultural appreciation and understanding, making the learning process both educational and enjoyable. This broad scope of influence makes French a particularly valuable language to learn for personal and professional growth.

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Regular conversation practice is the key to fluency. There's no better way to build confidence, develop comprehension skills and an authentic accent. Our classes are fun, effective and guaranteed to get you talking.

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