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Private Lessons – General French

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At Sorbonne Language School, we give dynamic private lessons and tutoring to suit your needs.

Whether you are going on vacation and want to brush up on some key vocabulary or have always dreamed of learning French, we offer general French lessons that are tailored to your objectives and availability, both at our school and at your location.

Experienced Teachers

All our teachers are native French speakers and have many years of experience giving lessons in a relaxed and positive atmosphere.

Your Needs Come First

All our lessons are tailored to your specific needs, and you are welcome to take as many or as few hours as you wish.

For Private Business French lessons, please click here.


Please note that during the current situation, all of our lessons have been moved ONLINE. We use the ZOOM platform which is free and very easy to use! You are able to see and interact with your teacher and we will send you the lesson as a PDF file before the class. We send notes to the student via Microsoft Word at the end of each class. We are able to fulfill all of our students’ needs online using Zoom at this time whether one-on-one or group classes.

All ONLINE general French lessons cost $58 per hour for one person and an additional $10 per hour for each additional person.

Private French Lesson Rates


Number of Students

Hourly Rate at Sorbonne, West Broadway*

Hourly Rate at your location**





$60 ($30 per person)

$68 ($34 per person)


$69 ($23 per person)

$75 ($25 per person)


$75 ($19 per person)

$84 ($21 per person)


$80 ($16 per person)

$95 ($19 per person)


$90 ($15 per person)

$108 ($18 per person)


$98 ($14 per person)

$119 ($17 per person)




French lessons are TAX EXEMPT in Canada

*Students who pay for 20 or more hours in advance receive a 5% discount

**The above rate is applicable to lessons in Vancouver. An extra fee of $2 – $10 per hour may apply to lessons in North Vancouver, UBC or South Vancouver. If you are interested in having lessons outside these areas, please contact us and we can let you know if we are able to provide that at this time.

 Material: There is an additional flat fee of $39+GST which is invoiced at the beginning of any Private French Course and which covers the cost of all materials for 12 months. Should other specific materials, such as specific books be needed, they will be invoiced separately.

We also offer intensive General French courses of between 15 and 30 hours a week.

Please Contact Us or visit our FAQ page if you would like more information about our Private French Lessons in Vancouver.

What our students say...

“Sorbonne’s tutor always kept up the momentum, covering many grammar concepts and new vocabulary, while consistently improving our spoken and written French. He was always punctual and made full use of the time spent teaching, never wasting a minute. The tutor is very personable, and had a wonderful rapport with us. Without hesitation we can say that Sorbonne Language School’s teachers skills are truly superior.”

J.B., communication consultant for the film industry in Vancouver

“My partner & I have been having French lessons for the past 5 months. Our teacher has a very professional approach to each lesson and makes learning French easy and efficient. We look forward to each lesson.”

Anton Mayer & Kim Kornish, restaurant industry in Vancouver downtown

“We consider ourselves particularly fortunate to have contacted Sorbonne Language School. During an 8-month period, on a weekly basis, Sorbonne Language School tutored us in French. Thoroughly professional at all times, the tutor was extremely well organized; each 2-hour lesson he came prepared with a variety of new materials, making the lessons interesting and enjoyable.”

Testimonial from one of our private students