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 here at the Center. 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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A1-1 | Beginner French 1 | Online

Beginner
Starting June 28, 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
Sessions starting June 27, 2022, and June 29, 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
Sessions starting June 27, 2022, June 28, 2022, and June 29, 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
Sessions starting June 27, 2022, and June 28, 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+/A2 | Tourisme et gastronomie | Online

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

"Chef's Table" goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven'. (www.imdb.com )

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A2-1 | Advanced Beginner French 1 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 28, 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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A2-2 | Advanced Beginner French 2 | Online

Advanced Beginner
Starting June 28, 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
Sessions starting June 27, 2022, and June 28, 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
Sessions starting June 28, 2022, and June 29, 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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B1-1 | Intermediate French 1 | Online

Intermediate
Starting June 28, 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 | A la découverte de… Madagascar | Online

Intermediate
Starting July 1, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel yet? 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! In this class, you will discover amazing Madagascar!

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B1-1/B1-2 | A la découverte de… Marseille | Online

Intermediate
Starting August 2, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

The city of Marseille is full of a thousand and one legends and secrets that even the sun cannot hide. The archaeological, architectural and historical heritage of France’s second largest city is worth the walk. Discover the creeks, the bouillabaisse, football (soccer) fans, an escape to the islands, poets and music of the South. Enjoy the joyful southern accent and memorize some expressions from the Provence-Côte d'Azur region!

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B1-1/B1-2 | A la découverte de… Paris | Online

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

Ready for a little educational excursion through the city of light and love? Put on your best striped shirt, make yourself a café au lait, and join your new classmates on a virtual stroll through Paris’s history, landmarks, and iconic culture!

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B1-1/B1-2 | A la découverte des… Capitales francophones | Online

Intermediate
Starting August 5, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Tired of staring out windows all year, but not ready to travel yet? 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! In this class, you will discover Casablanca, Kinshasa, Dakar, Genève, and Montréal!!

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B1-2 | Intermediate French 2 | Online

Intermediate
Starting June 27, 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 June 28, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 | French through Games : les mots croisés | Online

Intermediate
Starting June 29, 2022 5 weeks for 1.5 hours per week

Improve your speaking skills with Michaela by learning through playing games in this five-week course!

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B2-1 | Advanced French 1 | Online

Advanced
Starting June 28, 2022 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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B2-4 | Advanced French 4 | Online

Advanced
Starting June 27, 2022 3 hours per week for 10 weeks

Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning to demanding tasks like comparing and contrasting different professional behaviors, outlining a career path and explaining various life choices, and more!

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B2/C1 | Learn French through Songs: special Charles Aznavour | Online

Advanced
Starting August 1, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Do you love French? Do you love songs? Would you like to know more about French songs and singers? This class is for you!

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B2+ | Lectures de plage/coups de soleil | Online

Advanced
Starting June 30, 2022 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.

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