• Name: Gretchen S
  • Los Angeles Classes: French, Kids
  • Locations: West Hollywood
  • About: Bienvenue, I’m Gretchen, originally from New York, and a fluent French speaker for 36 years. I attended Cornell University, graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and arrived in Paris for the first time to pursue photography. I wound up building a community there in the arts, and got my first job working in film with famed fashion designer, Thierry Mugler, who was pursuing directing at the time. Since then, I have traveled to many francophone countries and have made a wonderful life for myself in film and TV -- often working for French directors and Directors of Photography who come to America on jobs. I go back to Paris frequently and know the city well (I’m told better than many natives), and one of the things I offer through teaching French is familiarity with the culture -- including knowledge of how people speak in their daily lives. These are things you will not learn in a textbook, although we use a good one. While I’m conscientious, and committed to you learning, I also want my lessons to be fun -- inspiring you to learn more and more French in and out of class!
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Group Classes:

Title Date & Time Location Availability Teacher
Kids French (Online) Wednesdays and Fridays starting April 29th from 1-1:45pm Online! Open Erin
French 1 (Online) Sundays starting April 4th from 3:45-5:15pm Online! Open Fabrice
French 1 (Online) Saturdays starting October 17th from 12-1:30pm Online! Open Andrea
French 1 (Online) Tuesdays starting October 20th 4:30-6pm Online! Open Hélène
French 1 (Online) Wednesdays starting August 19th from 4-5:30pm Online! Open Gretchen
French 1 (Online) Wednesdays starting September 9th from 4-5:30pm Online! Open Gretchen
French 2 (Online) Sundays starting October 11th from 12-1:30pm Online! Open Andrea
French 2 (Online) Thursdays starting August 20th from 4-5:30pm Online! Open Gretchen
French 3 (Online) Saturdays starting October 10th from 6-7:30pm Online! Open Andrea
French 3 (Online) Mondays starting October 19th from 5-6:30pm Online! Open Hélène
French 3 (Online) Tuesdays starting August 4th from 4-5:30pm Online! Open Gretchen
French 4 (Online) Sundays starting October 11th from 2-3:30pm Online! Open Andrea
French 5 (Online) Saturdays starting October 10th from 2-3:30pm Online! Open Andrea
French 6 (Online) Saturdays starting October 10th from 4-5:30pm Online! Open Andrea
French 9 (Los Feliz) Sundays starting ??? from 2-3:30pm Near cafe in Griffith Park Open Andrea
French 12 - Intermediate (Online) Saturdays starting October 17th from 10-11:30am Online! Open Hélène
French Advanced Conversation (Online) Wednesdays starting October 14th from 5-6:30pm Online! Open Hélène
Advanced French (Online) Sundays starting April 5th from 10-11:30am Online! Open Fabrice