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💸 How much will I be charged for private French lessons in Johannesburg and surrounds?

The average price of French tuition in Johannesburg is R204.


Prices will differ depending on:

  • the experience of your French teacher
  • where your lessons will be held (via Skype or in person)
  • the number of classes and the duration of each class
  • the goal of your lessons.

97% of our instructors give the first class for free.

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👨🏼‍⚖️ How many private tutors give private French classes in Johannesburg?

42 private French tutors are available to give French courses in Johannesburg and surrounds.


You can refer to their profiles and contact the French teacher that best fits your needs.


Choose your private French lesson from our selection of 42 French tutors.

💻 Can you take private French lessons online?

With Superprof, you can learn French online with a private tutor. Connect with native French speakers on Superprof to improve your French language skills faster and to perfect your accent.



Many of the private tutors on Superprof offer French classes online and most of them give their first lessons free!



To find the available online teachers, just enter your subject criteria into the search engine and select the webcam filter to see the available teachers who are currently offering online courses in your desired subject.



Online courses via Skype offer many advantages. You can plan your classes to fit around your schedule and online lessons are often less expensive as the teacher does not need to travel.



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✒️ What is the average rating attributed by students to French tutors in Johannesburg?

Students gave their French teachers on average 5,0 out of 5 from a sample of 7 ratings.


In case of a problem with your course, a customer relationship manager from the Superprof team will be available to find a solution (via telephone or mail from Monday - Friday).


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📕What can you learn from a French tutor?

Learning French has a number of benefits. The ability to communicate in another language will open up many doors for you in terms of travel and culture. Other benefits of learning French include increased mental flexibility and improved cognitive skills.


On Superprof, we have a number of highly qualified French teachers available to offer private lessons.


A French tutor can help you work on many things:

  • Matric and university exam prep and past papers
  • Mastering the rules of French grammar
  • Speaking practice and pronunciation
  • Writing and conjugation
  • Giving advice to help you with your course work
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Help with homework
  • Helping you to grow confidence in your French abilities.

You can decide with your teacher what you wish to achieve from your private French lessons.

Take private French courses to learn more about the French language with a competent tutor. With the help of your tutor, now is the perfect opportunity to learn the French language.


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How to Learn French in Johannesburg

When it comes to the French language, did you know that it is one of the most widely-spoken in the world today? In fact, if you are keen on knowing how to learn French, you will be joining about 274 million other people on the planet.

South Africans have many reasons for wanting to add the French language to their list of second languages.

Not only is South Africa fast becoming an international destination, but it is certainly the economic hub of the African continent.

The French language is spoken prolifically across Africa’s borders and especially in bigger cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town which are host to large communities of North African immigrants. So even though there are already 11 official languages in South Africa, it would not be at all surprising if one day in the future, the French language became number 12!

Maybe you want to know how to learn French so that you can be a better friend, neighbour or businessperson, or perhaps you have a desire to learn how to speak French so that you can work or travel abroad more easily.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to gain an understanding of the French language, it is an outstanding achievement to be able to speak French and there are plenty of teachers in South Africa to get you started!

How to Learn French in Johannesburg

Once you have made the decision to learn French, there are many options when it comes to finding the right lessons for you. This is especially true in Johannesburg which is the biggest of South Africa’s most vibrant cities.

Face-to-Face or Online French Lessons

Your first decision when it comes to deciding how to learn French is to ask yourself if you learn better through face-to-face or online tuition. If you find that learning online works for you, then it is even possible to learn the French language, this way too.

You could download a language app, that teaches you how to learn French onto your smartphone, or you could find YouTube tutorials to help you learn French phrases. However, you might be much more serious about your French language goals than simply wanting to get the basics right or learn a few phrases. If that is the case, you could consider private French lessons with a face-to-face tutor in the privacy of your own home, or even, private online tuition. Both of these options are available at Superprof.

How to Learn French Through Private Tuition

Learning anything new in a group certainly has its benefits, however when it comes to the complexities involved in learning a language, many people feel self-conscious in groups and prefer to learn at their own pace.

If this sounds like you, you are amongst thousands of language students who have chosen to learn in this way. And when it comes to the French language, coming to grips with the pronunciation is enough of a good reason to want to practice on your own!

Perhaps you are already quite advanced with your French language studies and you don’t need those introductory lessons that will teach you that every noun is either masculine or feminine. You might be struggling with other areas of French grammar, like conjugating verbs, or you might even be a university level French language student, who needs extra tuition for your French literature.

These are just some of the many reasons why students who are studying languages choose private lessons over group classes.

When it comes to using a Superprof tutor there are two noteworthy benefits. Firstly, if you have decided that face-to-face tuition is for you, you could search for a tutor by location – the geographical convenience could end up saving you both time and money when it comes to travel.

If you would prefer online lessons, or if you cannot find a tutor near you, this option is also available – all you would need to bring you and your private tutor together, is an internet connection and a webcam.

The other advantages about Superprof tutors is that they actually offer their first lesson at no charge as an introductory trial. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out if you have found the right person to teach you how to learn French. Ask questions about their background, qualifications and teaching style and be sure to clearly communicate your goals and reasons for wanting to master the French language!

Reasons Why South Africans are Learning the French Language

If you are South African, the chances are that you already speak more than one language. You might even be bilingual in Zulu and English, or Afrikaans and Xhosa. The reality, however, is that the benefits of having one or more internationally recognised languages added to your curriculum vitae are numerous.

South Africans love to travel to destinations where a knowledge of the French language is useful.   

Whether you have business or leisure reasons to go to France, Mauritius, Seychelles, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Switzerland, Canada or Madagascar, being able to converse in French will be extremely beneficial.

Did you know that the French language is spoken in over 29 nations? If you are able to speak French, it is a lot like having a visa for anywhere in the globe!

How to Learn French at School   

In many instances, it is actually possible to learn French as a subject at school. In fact, many parents and students are choosing schools based on whether they have the option to learn the French language or not. In Johannesburg, you could take French up to matric level at schools like Abbot’s College or Africa House.

If learning the French language is a priority for you or your children, and the school you have chosen does not offer it as a subject, you could arrange for extra-curricular French classes through a number of private French schools around South Africa like the Alliance Française network, for instance.

The options are numerous, be assured that your French tutor is out there! Bonne chance!  

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