Our Classes

At the AFSCV, we offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced French classes taught by native French teachers. We offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes as well as French Ateliers for native or fluent French speakers. All teachers are native French speakers.

All students will progress through dialogue recorded by native speakers as well as a great variety of documents used to provide authentic French immersion. The students’ pronunciation and speaking will be practiced in each class.

  • The Beginner French program

Helps to build a solid foundation in French through immersion. It is a set of classes which use a comprehensive approach to teaching students the basic skills to interact in French. The program gradually introduces students to the familiar everyday expressions, syntax, and vocabulary used to satisfy practical needs.

  • The Intermediate French program

Reinforces both communication and written skills. It is a set of classes which use a comprehensive approach to teaching students the skills to interact in French on a more familiar and personal level. The program gradually introduces students to the syntax and vocabulary used to describe one’s environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

  • The Advanced French program

Gives the keys to perfect one’s knowledge of French grammar and practice both oral and written skills through socio-cultural themes. It is a set of classes which use a comprehensive approach teaching students the skills to interact in French on familiar matters regularly encountered in school, work, or leisure. The program gradually introduces students to the syntax and vocabulary used to describe experiences and events as well as hopes and ambitions.

  • The Ateliers

The Ateliers is a set of cultural workshops taught in French Students discover or review French literature, history, and society, and get the skills to understand the mains ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics. The program gradually introduces students to the syntax and vocabulary used to produce clear and detailed expression on a wide range of subjects. This fall we will offer “World Forces, France included, from 1945 to present“.

During the summer session, conversational classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are offered as an opportunity to practice and solidify the French learned during the more traditional classes.

If you are not sure about your level, you can take our free placement test to find out which class is right for you. We will then notify you by email to help you enroll in the appropriate class online. In addition, the instructor will gauge your level during the first week and make a suggestion should another class be more suitable.

Free Placement Test

This free placement test is a way for us to better understand your strengths and needs, so as to recommend the course best adapted to your current level. This is one of the many ways we will help make your language learning experience with us truly successful and enjoyable.

This written test takes about 10 minutes to complete and is in 2 parts. You will then find :

  • An initial self-assessment where you let us know what skills you can manage in French
    A quick written test corresponding to the skill-level outlined by your self-assessment
  • Once you have completed the written test, you will be offered the option to send your production to yourself and/or the Alliance chapter of your choice in the USA.

In order to ensure a more accurate placement, this placement test will be followed by a quick interview with a French instructor who will recommend a class.