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.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions!
How to purchase your book:
In person classes: on site at the French Library OR online at MEP Education.
Online classes: online with MEP Education ONLY. Please look for your class here. All your class material can be purchased at a preferential rate on the mepeducation.net website.
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
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!Read More
A1-2 short track | Beginner French 1 | In-Person
Long story short … the French Library is now offering a 6 week, online “Short Track” option our A1-2 course! With the same 3 hours of instruction per week as our standard-length class, this new program is perfect for students who cannot make the financial or time commitment of 10 weeks of intensive learning. But just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you can’t live life to the fullest! By the end of our A1 Short Track program, students will feel just as confident moving into A2 as their standard language class cohort! Two things to know before registering: 1. This short track program requires that you spend time outside of time class to work on homework and 2. you cannot transfer from/to short track to/from regular track.Read More
A1-4 | Beginner French 4 | In-Person
Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn to understand an exchange program, describe positive experiences, express purpose, describe a professional goal, indicate a wish or desire, talk about an ability or skill, understand professional tasks. and much more!Read More
A2 | Literature: Easy Reading - Eugénie Grandet| In-Person
Develop speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing simple literary works from a wide variety of genres. For this edition, discover Balzac's Eugénie Grandet.Read More
A2 | Literature: Easy Reading - Tristan et Yseut | In-Person
Develop speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing simple literary works from a wide variety of genres. For this edition, discover Beroul's Tristan et Yseut.Read More
B1 | Dictées de printemps | In-Person
Build your vocabulary and knowledge of idioms through various creative writing techniques and activities.Read More
B1-3 | Intermediate French 3 | In-Person
Keep looking forward and making progress! Learn how to talk about your career path, express enthusiasm for a professional project, understand and give advice for an interview, take risks, describe your typical workday and more.Read More
B1+ | Architectes et Architectures Francophones | In-Person
Dive into the incredible world of architects such as Le Corbusier, Jean Nouvel and Auguste Perret or Baron Haussmann, and practice our French at the same time!Read More
B1+ | En Cuisine / Pause Dej! | In-Person
Why not improve your French with a cooking class? Discover culture and regional specialties of France while learning to cook local recipes. Intended for advanced beginner to intermediate students.Read More
B1+/B2 | A la découverte des… régions françaises | In-Person
Discover some of the most beloved and iconic regions of France. In this edition of A la découverte de..., you'll embark in an amazing trip through Bretagne, Côte d'azur, Limousin, Alsace and Rhône-Alpes. Loic will be your guide!Read More
B2+/C1 | Literature: les écrivains géographes | In-Person
Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.Read More
B2+/C1 | Literature: special Pierre Lemaitre | In-Person
Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing three novels by Pierre Lemaitre.Read More
B2| Great Paintings at a Glance | In-Person
Great paintings speak to us across time. Join Loic to delve into the time and works of some of France's most famous painters and learn what sparked their visions and masterpieces.Read More
Cuisine pour Ados! Let's Cook for Teens!| In-Person
Enjoy the smell of fresh crêpes in the morning? Have your teen discover the joys of cooking and the joys of the French language at the same time.Read More
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