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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B1-4/B2-1 | Pronunciation

Intermediate
Starting September 18, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Improve the quality of your spoken French by covering basic phonetic rules, challenging sounds, liaisons and intonation in this intermediate level class.

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B1-5 | Intermediate French 5

Intermediate
Starting September 16, 2021 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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B1.1-2 | Les post-impressionnistes

Intermediate
Starting October 22, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 Weeks

Join this class with Joséphine to learn about fascinating French artists who have changed the world!

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B2 | A la découverte de la Bretagne

Advanced
Starting October 20, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Join Joséphine to learn all about Brittany. Discover the region's towns and cities, history, music, cuisine, and cultural events.

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B2-1 | Advanced Conversation

Advanced
Starting October 21, 2021 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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B2-1 | Advanced French 1

Advanced
Starting September 15, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Build upon your French skills by studying advanced grammar concepts and performing challenging tasks. Talk about fashion and trends, talk about food fads, look at different travel trends and more!

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B2-1 | Paris's Greatest Museums

Advanced
Starting September 21, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Embark on an in-depth historical and artistic tour of some of Paris's iconic museums. Visit the collections, get great insights and the tools to understand and talk about art!

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B2-1/B2-2 | A la découverte de... Lyon et sa région!

Intermediate
Starting October 23, 2021 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

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

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B2-2 | Advanced French 2

Advanced
Starting September 15, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Master the skills you'll need to debate a topic, compare preferences, summarize and review a book, describe an actor, uncover a problem and provide solutions, discuss cultural nuances, and more!

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B2-3 | Advanced French 3

Advanced
Starting September 16, 2021 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Deepen your understanding of the complexities of French language and Francophone cultures as you analyze societal challenges and obstacles, take a position on an issue, describe and compare different cultures and political styles, and more.

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