ABOUT OUR CLASSES AND WAYS OF TEACHING
Join us at the French Library and immerse yourself in French learning! Our immersion method and curriculum target systematic acquisition of grammar skills as a means of acquiring and using the language with immediate results.

Our teachers benefit from the expertise of the Alliance Française for the most effective methods of French language instruction. Our class sizes are small (max 8 students) providing more opportunities for you to communicate in French, and creating a lively classroom atmosphere.

A1? A2? B1? What’s my level?


All our classes are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF). The CEF is the language and fluency level scale used in the European Union. It goes from A1 to C2 and serves as the guideline for describing the level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner. The chart below details our courses’ codification, the level progression and what a learner can do after completing a whole section. Each level requires 30h of teaching time. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

If you have never taken a class with us, we ask that you please complete the written and oral sections of our placement test for the upcoming session to ensure you enroll in the right course level.


A1 Absolute/Beginners (4 levels: A1.0 or A1.1 to A1.4)


For students who have never studied French, A1.0 introduces basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation while focusing on basic communication. A1.1 to A1.4: can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Class material for language courses: Edito A1

A2 Advanced Beginners (4 levels: A2.1 to A2.4)


Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Class material for language courses: Edito A2

B1 Intermediate (5 levels: B1.1 to B1.5)


Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Class material for language classes: Edito B1

B2 Independent (4 levels: B2.1 to B2.4)


Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Class material for language courses: Cosmopolite 4

C1 Proficient (2 levels: C1.1 to C1.2)


Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Class material for language courses: Tendances C1+/C2

C2 Proficient (1 level: C2.1)


Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Class material for language courses: Tendances C1+/C2


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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 | In-Person

Beginner
Starting September 17, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to Ask for and give directions, understand an itinerary, get around using public transportation, and much more! This class is for students with limited prior experience in French. Are You A Beginner with Prior Experience (A1.1) or Absolute Beginner (A1.0)? Take this brief self-test below to find out. If you have a majority of OUI, you are a beginner with limited prior experience. If you have a majority of NON, you are then considered an absolute beginner. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact the Education Department. We are here to help!

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A1-2 | Beginner French 2 | In-Person

Beginner
Starting September 16, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Give an opinion on an outfit, analyze a weather app, talk about the weather, ask for and give your clothing and shoe size, ask for the price, describe an object—all in French!

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B1 | Affaires Etrangeres | In Person

Intermediate
Starting September 16, 2022 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

In this course, you will learn to communicate in written and spoken French while dealing with the corporate world. You will focus on specific areas of real-life professional situations such as résumés, business presentations, emails, reports, and much more.

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B1 | Intermediate Coffee Talk | In-Person

Intermediate
Sessions starting September 14, 2022, and October 19, 2022 1 hour 30 mins per week for 5 weeks

A relaxed environment for lovers of French language and culture to sharpen their speaking skills. Discuss everything from daily activities to social issues. No homework and no required textbook.

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B1-1 | Intermediate French 1 | In-Person

Intermediate
Starting October 4, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Identify criteria for something, be cautious or aware of something, express your wishes and intentions, ask politely for something, talk over the phone, give advice, outline a hypothetical situation, describe a memory, a place, a visit to a foreign city and more!

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B1/B2 | A la découverte des…Contes et légendes | In-Person

Intermediate
Starting October 19, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

In this special edition of les contes et légendes, learn about the magical and mystical Forest of Brocéliande. Located in Brittany, this forest has been associated with the Arthurian legends since the XIIIth century. Join Cassandre to dwelve in the world of wizards, druids, fairies and King Arthur!

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B1+/B2 | A la découverte... des régions viticoles de France | In-Person

Intermediate
Starting October 19, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Improve your French while discovering five amazing regions and learning about their local wines ! Here are the regions that will be covered: Bourgogne ; Bordeaux; Provence; Champagne; Alsace.

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B1+/B2 | Daily Life in France | In-Person

Advanced
Starting September 16, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Take a look at everything in modern French society, from cuisine to healthcare as you build your cultural and linguistic knowledge. Class is led by Julien !

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B1+/B2 | Dictées d'automne | In-Person

Advanced
Starting October 21, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Build your vocabulary and knowledge of idioms through various creative writing techniques and activities.

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B2/B2+ | Literature: L'Anomalie | In-Person

Advanced
Starting September 14, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.

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B2/B2+ | Literature: la nature et le vivant | In-Person

Advanced
Starting October 22, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.

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