Start or continue your journey into the French language without the hassle of leaving home. During the closure we have moved our classes online for your convenience. Our online classes offer the same high quality instruction and teachers as our language classes here at the Center. We hope to e-meet you this winter!

Please note that until we reopen for in-person learning, the Center will no longer sell course books. Please visit mepeducation.net and look for "My School, My Class" at the top left or simply look for your class here. All your class material can be purchased at a preferential rate. For new students in language courses: unless you register for the A1.0 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 B1 = Edito A1, A2 and B1:
1 - go to: https://eboutique.didierfle.com/en/US 2 - search for - use the magnifier search tool at the top corner right on the page: "digital version Edito" 3 - select the appropriate level - please select: livre + cahier numériques interactifs (Do not select: GP, thank you!)
For B2 level= Cosmopolite 4:
Go to: https://boutique.ehachettefle.com/en/US/search?search=Cosmopolite+4+
For C1/C2 levels = Tendances C1/2: contact the Education department at education@frenchculturalcenter.org 617-912-0415 to purchase your code, then: more at: https://tendances.cle-international.com/9782090385373

ABOUT OUR CLASSES AND WAYS OF TEACHING
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, 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

Beginner
Sessions starting January 11, 2022, and January 12, 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

Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, January 11, 2022, and January 12, 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 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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A1-2 | Beginner French 2

Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 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

Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, and January 11, 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

Beginner
Starting January 11, 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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A1-4/A2-1 | Literature: Easy Reading - À la rencontre de St Exupéry

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

Develop speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing simple literary works from a wide variety of genres. For this edition, discover A la decouverte de St. Exupery.

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A1/A2 - Intro to French in the Work Place

Beginner
Starting February 16, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Focus on specific areas of real-life professional situations such as résumés, business presentations, reports, surveys and more in this course.

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A2 Pronunciation

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 13, 2022, and February 17, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve the quality of your spoken French by covering basic phonetic rules, challenging sounds, liaisons and intonation.

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner Conversation for Seniors

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 20, 2022, and February 24, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

If you are over 60 and would like to practice French with classmates your age, then this course is for you! Improve your speaking skills while learning about French culture, including France’s architecture, history, customs. Immerse yourself in the art of living the French way!

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting January 10, 2022, January 11, 2022, and January 12, 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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