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 summer!

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 to B1.3: Edito B1; 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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A2-4 | Advanced Beginner French 4

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 22, 2021 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 | French for Travelers

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 24, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Travelling can be stressful. Make your trip a little easier by learning key vocabulary and building your confidence during typical interactions in this convenient five-week course!

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A2.1-2 | Summer Review

Advanced Beginner
Starting July 26, 2021 4.5 hours per week for 2 weeks for 2 weeks

Summer Review | 1h30 three times a week for 2 weeks.Before the Fall session starts, revisit the key concepts, grammatical structures, and vocabulary that you would like to master so that you can feel comfortable and confident enough to move on to the next level of your French studies! Whether you have taken a class at the Center in the past or will be joining us for the first time, we are excited to have you in this review course.

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B1 | Intermediate Conversation

Intermediate
Sessions starting June 23, 2021, and July 28, 2021 90 mins per week for 5 weeks

With an emphasis on conversation, multimedia resources, and current events, this course will get you on your way to being a sparkling conversationalist (and improve your grammar too!)

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B1-1 | Intermediate French 1

Intermediate
Starting June 22, 2021 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 | Intermediate French 1 - Slow-Paced - Part 1

Intermediate
Starting June 23, 2021 1 hour 30 per week for 10 weeks

Do you like to take your time learning? Not a problem! This class gives you the opportunity to cover half the program of our regular language classes over 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! Please note that the Saturday class is for students who attended the first part of the class in the Fall!

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B1-1/B1-2 | A la découverte de… La Camargue

Advanced
Starting August 6, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel this summer? Not an issue! Open your virtual window to the world with our A la découverte de… series! Exploring French and Francophone regions and countries is as easy as a click of a mouse, as we visit everyone’s favorite destinations, as well as some splendid spots off the beaten path. Most classes are led by locals who are thrilled to share with you the secrets of where they come from! Embark on a historical, cultural and culinary discovery of la Camargue. The picturesque region of Camargue is rich on many different levels. Led by Nora, you will discover its history, heritage, culture and terroir.

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B1-1/B1-2 | A la découverte de… La Tunisie

Intermediate
Starting July 29, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel this summer? Not an issue! Open your virtual window to the world with our A la découverte de… series! Exploring French and Francophone regions and countries is as easy as a click of a mouse, as we visit everyone’s favorite destinations, as well as some splendid spots off the beaten path. Most classes are led by locals who are thrilled to share with you the secrets of where they come from! Embark on a historical, cultural and culinary discovery of one of the most beautiful countries in Northern Africa. From the cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, to the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Jerba, and the golden beaches of Hammamet, join Sandra to discover Tunisia’s history, heritage, culture and amazing cuisine.

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B1-2 | Intermediate French 2

Intermediate
Starting June 22, 2021 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

Intermediate
Starting June 21, 2021 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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