Languages › French The 9 Best French Tutoring Services of 2020 Help for all learning levels Share Flipboard Email Print French Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Grammar Resources For Teachers By Jocelly Meiners Professor of Hispanic Linguistics Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin M.A., French Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin B.A., French and Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin Dr. Jocelly Meiners has taught language courses at the University of Texas at Austin since 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic linguistics and an M.A. in French linguistics. our editorial process Jocelly Meiners Updated July 08, 2019 Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. If you have always wanted to learn the French language, or if you’ve studied it some but need to brush up on your skills, you might be thinking of getting a private tutor. There are many ways of finding a tutor to help you with your French. You can either find a local tutor to meet with at a coffee shop or even at your own home, or you can find an online tutor who might be located on the other side of the world. Often, getting an online tutor is a more affordable option than meeting with a tutor in person, but whatever option you’re looking for, here is a list of some great tutoring services that can help you find an awesome tutor to help you learn or improve your French, no matter what your goals are or what level you are starting at. Preply Courtesy of Preply Buy on Preply.com If you are looking for a pretty affordable tutor, you might be able to find one on Preply. Preply is a website that can help you find a tutor in more than 20 languages, and for French they have over 300 tutors, who are either native speakers of French or certified tutors. Once you select the French language on the website, you can look at the tutors’ profiles and read their reviews. You can also search for a tutor based on their price per hour, where they are from, and their availability. The French tutor’s hourly rates range from $6 to $40 per hour. There is no risk in trying it because if you do not enjoy your first lesson, they will give you a replacement lesson with another tutor, or give you a full refund. French Faster French Faster Buy on Frenchfaster.com If you want your children to learn French, or you want to learn French with your significant other, you might want to look into French Faster. French Faster is an online French language school where you can take lessons with a private tutor. The tutors are all native speakers of French from different parts of the world, and they are trained using the Accelerated Learning method, teaching French as a foreign language, and teaching French through English. On their website, you can read about each tutor and their experience. Most offer tutoring services for children, teens, and adults. Their lessons are conducted via Skype, and you can sign up to do a free trial lesson. After that, they will assign you a tutor based on your goals and availability. If you choose to keep taking lessons, you’ll have to sign up for a package of at least four lessons. The hourly rate ranges between $15 and $40 an hour, depending on how many hours you sign up for. Also, there is an option for signing up together with a sibling or couple, as long as you are at a similar level. Verbal Planet Verbal Planet Buy on Verbalplanet.com Verbalplanet offers online tutoring for many different languages. Their tutors are located all over the world, so they offer their lessons via Skype. Their tutors are native French speakers, and you can find a tutor for beginner, intermediate, or advanced French. They believe that the key to language learning is to have live conversations with native speakers. You have the option to book a single lesson or even an entire language course, depending on your objectives and what you want to learn. If you go to their website you can search the list of teachers based on their availability, rates, profile, and reviews from other students. Each tutor sets their own rates, but they average at $22 for a 45-minute lesson. Also, if you want to try it out, many tutors offer a free or discounted trial lesson, and they offer discounted prices if you buy more lessons. Take a look at other ways to study the language with our selection of the best apps to learn French. Live Lingua Courtesy of Live Lingua Buy on Livelingua.com Live Lingua claims to be the world’s first total immersion language school online. They offer tutoring services in 11 different languages. On their website, you can find a professional online French tutor who can teach you one-on-one via Skype. All their French teachers are from France and have many years of teaching experience, as well as university degrees. Live Lingua will customize a curriculum and help you pick a tutor based on your learning objectives. Other than regular French lessons, they also offer exam preparation. If you’d like to try them out, you can take a free 60-minute trial lesson via Skype to see if you like their system. Their classes range between $24.99 and $29 per hour, depending on how many hours you sign up for. Learn French at Home Courtesy of Learn French at Home Buy on Learnfrenchathome.com Learn French at Home is an online French school that offers lessons via Skype, Google Hangouts, or Zoom. All their teachers are native French speakers who also speak English. They offer eight different types of lessons, depending on what your goals are. For example, they have French for Kids, French for Travelers, French for Business, and others. During the lesson, you won’t just speak with the teacher, but they will do a screen share with you and lead you through many learning exercises. The standard French lessons cost between $39 and $45 a lesson, depending on how many lessons you sign up for. You can schedule a free 30-minute evaluation to see what your level is and make a plan that will fit your needs. Lingoda Courtesy of Lingoda Buy on Lingoda.com If you want to find a tutor to give you a more structured online course, Lingoda might be for you. Lingoda claims to be Europe’s largest online school. They offer language-learning services in English, German, Spanish, and of course French. They have a structured curriculum that they follow, and their teachers are all native French speakers. You can either take classes privately or in small groups. To begin, you can take a free trial. Then, once you know your level and decide your goals, you can pick a course based on how much money you can afford to spend, and your availability. Then you can start your online lessons. Lingoda also offers certificates for course completion. Takelessons Courtesy of Takelessons Spanish Buy on Takelessons.com Takelessons is a website where you can find a tutor to teach you many different languages or other skills, such as playing an instrument or some computer skill. On their website, you can look for a French tutor who lives in your area and you can meet with in person, or you can look for a tutor to meet with online. You can search for a tutor based on their location, availability, gender, price, etc. For each tutor on the website, you can read their profile and reviews from other students. It’s up to you if you want to schedule a lesson in-home (the teacher will come to your location), in-studio (you travel to the teacher’s location), or online. Takelessons has a long list of French tutors with a wide range backgrounds and prices, but an average 60-minute French lesson costs around $55. However, the price can vary greatly depending on the teacher and location, so they can range between $15 and $300 per hour. Varsity Tutors Courtesy of varsity tutors Buy on Varsitytutors.com If you need a French tutor for a more academic purpose, Varsity Tutors might be right for you. Varsity Tutors is a service that can help you connect with an in-home or online French tutor (although they offer many other languages and academic subjects). You can browse the website to see the list of certified French tutors in your area, and you can read about their experience and education. If you’d rather meet with a tutor online, you can browse a list of tutors located all over the U.S. who are available online and you can meet with via their online platform. Varsity Tutors allows you to purchase tutoring hours that can be used for any subject they offer, and you can even share the hours with family members. Also, they offer a 100 percent tutor satisfaction guarantee. Wyzant Courtesy of Wyzant Buy on Wyzant.com Wyzant is a service that can help you find a tutor for many different skills and subjects. On the Wyzant website you can search for a French tutor to meet in person, or an online tutor. They have a long list of French tutors that you can browse and search based on location, price, age of the tutor, gender, etc. Their list contains more than 600 online French tutors, and you can read their profiles to learn more about each tutor, as well as reviews that other students have written about them. The prices for the tutors vary greatly depending on whether you are meeting with them online or in person, as well as their experience, education, etc. Therefore, you can find some tutors who charge as low as $10 an hour, and others as high as $300 an hour. But with such a long list of tutors, you are bound to find one that works for you.