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Please note that the best way to contact the Education Department is via email: adultprograms@frenchlibrary.org. You can also call our Reception at: 617.912.0400 Tuesday through Saturday.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES AND WAYS OF TEACHING
Start or continue your journey into the French language without the hassle of leaving home. Our online classes offer the same high-quality instruction and teachers as our in-person classes. Our immersion method and curriculum target systematic acquisition of grammar skills as a means of acquiring and using the language with immediate results.

The French Library offers a wide variety of classes to accommodate your needs, schedule and budget. You can chose to attend classes online via Zoom or in person at the French Library. Our teachers benefit from the expertise of the Alliance Française for the most effective methods of French language instruction. Our class sizes are small (10 students max online; 12 in-person) providing more opportunities for you to communicate in French, creating a lively classroom atmosphere.
Here are your options:

Language courses:
Regular track: 3h per week for 10 weeks (classes meet twice a week for 1h30)
Slow-paced track: 1h30 per week for 10 weeks (classes meet once a week for 1h30)
Short track: 3h per week for 6 or 7 weeks depending on the level (classes meet twice a week for 1h30)

Theme courses:
Classes meet 1h30 or 2h per week for 5 or 10 weeks.

Please contact us at adultprograms@frenchlibrary.org if you have any questions!

How to purchase your book:
Online classes: online with MEP Education. Please look for your class here. All your class material can be purchased at a preferential rate on the mepeducation.net website.
For new students in language courses: unless you register for the A1.1 course (which means you have never taken French before), please do not purchase your book set until your teacher confirms that you are in the right level, which s/he will let you know after your first class. In the meantime, you will have access to a PDF version of your textbook for the first few sessions.

Digital versions of books can be purchased here:
For levels A1 to B2 = Edito A1, A2, B1 and B2:
Edito A1 2022 Edition - workbook and textbook.
Edito A2 2022 Edition - workbook and textbook.
Edito B1 2018 Edition -workbook + textbook
Edito B2 2022 Edition - Workbook and Textbook.

For C1/C2 levels = Tendances C1/2: contact the Education department at adultprograms@frenchlibrary.org or 617-912-0415 to purchase your code, or check out: https://tendances.cle-international.com/9782090385373

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. For our 10 week regular track, 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: A1.1 to A1.4)


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: L'Atelier + 1 for short track and Edito A1 for regular track

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: L'Atelier + 2 for short track and Edito A2 for regular track

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: Edito B2

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 - Slow-paced - Part 1 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 22, 2024 1.5 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.

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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 - Slow-paced - Part 2 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 19, 2024 1.5 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.

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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 17, 2024 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.

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A1-1 short track | Beginner French 1 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 17, 2024 3 hours per week for 7 weeks

Long story short … the French Library is now offering a 7 week, online “Short Track” option our A1-1 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.

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A1-2 | Beginner French 2 | Online

Beginner
Sessions starting January 16, 2024, and January 17, 2024 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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A1-2 short track | Beginner French 2 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 17, 2024 3 hours per week for 6 weeks

You don't have time for a 10-week class? No worries! We have you covered. Our A1-2 “Short Track” option is your 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.

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A1-3 | Beginner French 3 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Are you ready to kick-start your French education? Learn how to look for an apartment, understand a room inspection, learn about lodging regulations, draft a set of rules for shared living, and much more!

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A1-3 short track | Beginner French 3 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 6 weeks

Long story short … the French Library is now offering a 6 week, online “Short Track” option our A1-3 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.

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A1-4 | Beginner French 4 | Online

Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

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!

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A2 | Café Grammaire | Online

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 17, 2024, and February 26, 2024 45mn twice per week on Mondays & Wednesdays at 12:00pm for 5 weeks

Talk about what's happening weekly around the world.

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1 - Slow-Paced - Part 1 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 17, 2024 1 hour 30 per week for 10 weeks

Do you like to take your time learning? Not a problem! This class will cover the first half of our A2-1 class over 10 weeks.

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Time to go beyond the basics! Gain the grammar, vocabulary, and confidence you'll need to comprehend an excerpt from a piece of literature, describe a photograph, share a memory (happy or otherwise), read a tourist manual, and much more.

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A2-1 short track | Advanced Beginner French 1 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 6 weeks

Just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you can’t live life to the fullest! By the end of our A2 Short Track program, students will feel just as confident moving into B1 as their standard language class cohort! [/padded_text]

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A2-2 | Advanced Beginner French 2 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 17, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Do you want to discuss jobs of the future, describe the future, highlight the utility of an object, express intent or remind someone of something? Do you want to do all of that in French? You can! Plus you'll improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills at the same time.

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A2-3 | Advanced Beginner French 3 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Keep building your language skills and awareness. In this class, you will learn how to interpret a chart about names, speak to someone’s character, describe someone, talk about your emotions and much more!

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A2-4 | Advanced Beginner French 4 - Slow-Paced - Part 2 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 19, 2024 1 hour 30 per week for 10 weeks

Do you like to take your time learning? Not a problem! This class will cover the first half of our A2-4 class over 10 weeks.

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A2-4 | Advanced Beginner French 4 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 17, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

This class will give you the skills to understand a tourist brochure, reserve a stay somewhere, research a destination online, express your indifference towards a situation and more!

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A2-4 short track | Advanced Beginner French 4 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 6 weeks

Long story short … the French Library is now offering a 6-week, online “Short Track” option for an A2-4 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 A2 Short Track program, students will feel just as confident moving into B1 as their standard language class cohort!

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A2+ | Le Mont Saint Michel de A a Z | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting February 21, 2024 1.5 hours per week on Wednesdays at 5pm for 5 weeks

The Mont Saint-Michel is the third most visited tourist site after the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles. It is located in Normandy, in the department of Manche. Since 1979, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the past, it was a place of pilgrimage, until the French Revolution. But it is at the end of the nineteenth century that the first hotels appeared and which therefore allowed Mont Saint-Michel to be recognized as a tourist place. The abbey has been classified as an historical monument since 1874. It was built by the Benedictines in the tenth century and continued as a Benedictine Abbey until the nineteenth century. The abbey is a mixture of Carolingian, Romanesque and flamboyant Gothic styles. Come discover this wonder and practice your conversational skills with a local accent!

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B1 | Intermediate Conversation | Online

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 19, 2024, and February 23, 2024 1.5 hours per week on Fridays at 10:00am for 5 weeks

Master the art of conversation while perfecting the finer points of your grammar through the fun and varied speaking activities in this course!

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B1-1 | Intermediate French 1 - Slow-Paced - Part 2 | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 22, 2024 1 hour 30 per week for 10 weeks

Do you like to take your time learning? Not a problem! This class will cover the first half of our B1-1 class over 10 weeks.

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B1-1 | Intermediate French 1 | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 16, 2024 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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B1-2 | Intermediate French 2 | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

You're ready to move on to bigger and better things! Describe different behaviors, talk about and suggest outings or events, give advice, talk about family activities, go out as a group, analyze different customs and traditions, and more.

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B1-3 | Intermediate French 3 | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

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.

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B1-4 | Intermediate French 4 | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 16, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: understand a scientific documentary, learn about young, francophone thinkers, explain a scientific discovery, present the pros and cons of an innovation in technology, give your opinion, imagine the future. and more!

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B1-5 | Intermediate French 5 | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 17, 2024 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Delve deeper into the Francophone cultures around the globe while honing your language skills: understand a scientific documentary, learn about young, francophone thinkers, explain a scientific discovery, present the pros and cons of an innovation in technology, give your opinion, imagine the future. and more!

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B1/B2 | Grammar | Online

Intermediate
Sessions starting January 19, 2024, and February 23, 2024 1.5 hours per week on Fridays at 10:00am for 5 weeks

Learn elements of grammar through structured practice. Topics vary based on class needs.

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B2 | Les Chefs-d 'œuvres en réserve | Online

Advanced
Starting January 19, 2024 1.5 hours per week on Fridays at 10:00am for 5 weeks

Great paintings speak to us across time. Join Farida to delve into best kept secrets of some of France's most intriguing museums.

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B2 | Proust: sa vie et son temps | Online

Intermediate
Starting January 16, 2024 1.5 hours per week on Tuesdays at 6:40 PM for 5 Weeks

Join this class with Farida to learn about Proust's life, his time and political engagement.

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B2 | Revue de Presse | Online

Advanced
Starting February 26, 2024 1.5 hours per week on Mondays at 7:40pm for 5 weeks

Talk about what's happening weekly around the world.

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