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!

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 (4 levels: B1.1 to B1.4)


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: B1.1: Edito B1; B1.2 to B1.4: Cosmopolite 3

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
Starting April 6, 2021 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
Starting April 5, 2021 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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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 - Slow-paced - Part 1

Beginner
Starting April 9, 2021 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. 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
Starting April 5, 2021 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
Starting April 5, 2021 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 April 5, 2021 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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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner Conversation

Advanced Beginner
Sessions starting April 9, 2021, and May 14, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Develop your conversational and communication skills through role-play, discussion of French media and other speaking activities adapted to your level.

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 5, 2021 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 | Advanced Beginner French 1 - Slow-Paced

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 7, 2021 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 | Creative Writing

Advanced Beginner
Starting May 8, 2021 1.5 hours per month for 5 Weeks

Join Alysse to improve your writing skills in French and pour your imagination onto the page. This course is perfect for those looking to apply their knowledge of French in a more creative and playful way. 

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