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 language classes. 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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A1-0 | Absolute Beginner French | Online

Beginner
Starting September 20, 2022 3 hours per week for 11 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 those who have had no prior experience with French. Are You A Beginner with Prior Experience or Absolute Beginner? 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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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 | Online

Beginner
Sessions starting September 19, 2022, September 20, 2022, and September 21, 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 | Online

Beginner
Starting September 20, 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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A1-3 | Beginner French 3 | Online

Beginner
Starting September 19, 2022 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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A1-4 | Beginner French 4 | Online

Beginner
Starting September 19, 2022 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 | A la découverte de… la Belle et la Bete | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover the origins of this classic fairy tale and its adaptations as French society evolved in morals, values and artistic forms of expression. Class is taught by Michaela!

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A2 | Advanced Beginner Lunch Break | Online

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting September 21, 2022, and October 26, 2022 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Come join us for this casual conversation class! Learn French in a relaxed environment during your lunch break. Sharpen your skills and discuss everything from daily activities to social issues. No homework and no required textbook.

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 20, 2022 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 | Online Demo Course

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 7, 2022 1 Day for 45 minutes

Interested in how an online French class would work before signing up for one this fall? Try our free online crash course and get a feel for how e-learning with the French Library is as good as our in-person classes!

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

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 23, 2022 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 A2-2 class over 10 weeks.

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A2-2 | Advanced Beginner French 2 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 21, 2022 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 September 20, 2022 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 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting September 20, 2022 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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AP French Exam Workshops

Advanced
Starting October 24, 2022 1h for 5 weeks

Get ready for the AP French Exam with our preparation workshops. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the exam to help students improve their skills in all four language areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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B1 | Affaires Etrangeres | Online

Intermediate
Sessions starting September 21, 2022, and September 23, 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 | Get Ready for the DELF B1! | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

If you're planning to take the DELF B1 in December, this preparatory class is for you! Ensure your success and work on all four language skills tested on the exam.

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B1 | Intermediate Lunch Break | Online

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting September 19, 2022, and October 31, 2022 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Come join us for this casual conversation class! Learn French in a relaxed environment during your lunch break. Sharpen your skills and discuss everything from daily activities to social issues. No homework and no required textbook.

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B1-1 | Intermediate Conversation | Online

Intermediate
Sessions starting September 24, 2022, and October 29, 2022 1.5 hours per week 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 | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 20, 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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B1-1/B1-2 | Have Fun with French Idioms! | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 23, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5weeks

Have fun with Nora and learn idioms in context as you discuss French culture through the lens of its language!

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B1-1/B1-2 | Pop Culture | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover cult movies and TV shows, the most popular brands, traditions, etc. Basically, everything that makes France what it is!

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B1-2 | Intermediate French 2 | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 20, 2022 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 September 20, 2022 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 September 21, 2022 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 September 20, 2022 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 | A la découverte de… Paris des grands hommes | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 20, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover the traces of France’s influential historical figures in Paris, from literary figures to revolutionaries, Renaissance kings and emperors to medieval nobility, and pre-roman apostles. Inspired by a mobile application that guides users through Paris, following the footsteps of these illustrious men and women, this class will transport you to another time. Join us in this deep dive into Parisienne archives.

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B1/B2 | A la découverte de… Champollion | Online

Intermediate
Starting October 25, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Discover the traces of the man who cracked the mystery of the Rosetta Stone. Champollion determined the chronology of Egyptian pharaohs, launched the Egyptian antiquities department at the Louvre and helped found the field of Egyptology by being the first to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics. He is currently being celebrated around France on the bicentennial anniversary of his achievements. Join us in celebrating Champollion’s discoveries!

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B1+ | The Week in Review with RFI | Online

Intermediate
Sessions starting September 19, 2022, and October 31, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Talk about what's happening weekly around the world.

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B1+/B2 | A la découverte de... Lyon et sa région! | Online

Intermediate
Starting September 20, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Farida and learn all about Lyon and its culture, art, and history.

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B1+/B2 | A la découverte des... communautés francophones aux Etats-Unis | Online

Intermediate
Starting October 28, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Explore a little bit of France in the US as you learn about Louisiana's and New England's history, culture, food, and music, all while improving your French!

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