Improve your French skills with a private instructor when it's convenient for you!

Private lessons are a great way to get individualized instruction at your pace. With private lessons, you get to pick what you cover with your instructor. You can study with a book, or focus on conversation skills or work with video and audio material. We can also specify a theme to your lessons. In the past, students have registered for private lessons before moving to a French-speaking country for work or school, pursuing culinary studies in Paris and working as doctors throughout Africa. Let us help prepare you for your next adventure in French!


All of our teachers are native speakers and come from different parts of the world. You may learn a little more about them by reading their biographies. Our instructors have various schedules. The more options you give us in terms of availability, the more efficient we will be in finding an instructor for you.


$60 per hour or $540 if you buy a 10-lesson pass.
$90 per 1.5 hours or $810 if you buy a 10-lesson pass.

Premier & Mosaïque Member Costs:
$60 per hour or $510 if you buy a 10-lesson pass.
$90 per 1.5 hours or $765 if you buy a 10-lesson pass.

For semi-private lessons, costs are $32.50 per student per hour or $295 per student if you buy a 10-lesson pass. Semi-private lessons can accommodate 2 to 3 persons maximum.

Classes can take place at the French Cultural Center located at 53 Marlborough Street, in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood or at your home. Offsite lessons are charged at $60 per hour with an extra $0.54/mile + $10 fee per lesson. The mileage calculates the round-trip distance between your address and the French Cultural Center.


  • All students must check in at Reception prior to each private or semi-private lesson as well as sign the attendance sheet during their lesson.

  • Lessons bought on a pass must all be of the same duration.

  • Students must notify the department as well as the teacher at least 24 hours in advance to cancel a lesson. Students will be charged the full fee for lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.

  • Payment in full is required prior to the first lesson. Private lessons are non-refundable.

  • Placement Tests

    For all of our classes, group or private, a placement test is required. This test helps us to have a better idea of your level and give our teachers the information necessary to prepare for your first class together. Therefore, if you have not done so, please complete our online written evaluation. It should take between 15 to 20 minutes. Your instructor will complete the oral evaluation during your first private lesson.

    Please fill out this form so we have a better idea of your objectives and availability in order to find a professor for you

    (Full time, part-time, student, unemployed etc. This helps give us a better idea of your availability)

    How many times a week would you like to have private lessons?

    (Days & times. The more options you give us, the faster we will be able to find a professor for you)

    If you have taken French before and are not sure of your last level, please open our placement test in a new window and write "see placement test" in the box above once you have successfully submitted it.

    Please tell us a little bit about why you are taking private lessons, in order for the professor to create lesson plans pertinant to your needs

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