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French 1

We get it, you don’t know anything more than “ooh la la” and “fromage,” or maybe you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready for that all to change with French 1. This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and you want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational French.


June 8, 2020. See all start dates

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From $399


Meet twice a week for 1 hours. 20 sessions in total.



Our Group Classes are small, social, and interactive - averaging around ten students per class. This setting allows for ample speaking and instructor time to learn your next language.

Consistency is Key

Each class meets at the same time for 10 weeks - creating consistency in your language learning.


Experiential and Effective

We believe in hands-on learning, rather than getting lost in a textbook or sucked into perfection of grammar.


Passionate Instructors

We exclusively hire instructors with a conversation based and student-centered approach to teaching, providing the best in-class experience.


Conversation First

Speaking is at the heart of all of our classes, and in an immersive setting, you’ll get even more opportunity to practice critical speaking and listening skills.

Fluent City is a great way to learn a language. The class structure is easy to follow and manageable. Sign up if you're on the fence, it's worth it!
- Dan G, West Chester, PA

Course Outline

We prioritize conversation in our group classes, and allow your instructor the freedom to personalize each session for the best outcome. Here is an example of what you can expect to learn each week in class.



level 1

class 1


You will be able to read, write, and pronounce French. You will also be able to introduce yourself.

class 2


You will be able to describe what the closest people in your life are like and about French-speaking countries.

class 3


You will be able to describe what you do in your day to day life, especially on your days off.

class 4


You will be able to give and ask for the location of places, tell time, as well as inquire at what time something will take place.

class 5


You will be able to describe your family.

class 6


You will be able to talk about the places you normally go to, as well as talk in the future to make plans with people.

class 7


You will be able to describe your likes and dislikes, and the names of different foods.

class 8


You will be able to order food when dining out.

class 9


You will be able to talk about the weather and clothes.

class 10


You will be able to go shopping in French, and give your opinion about different outfits.

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French 1 is a course that meets twice per week with a total of 20 sessions.

Start Date
Day & Time

June 8th

Ends August 12th



Monday and Wednesday

7 - 8PM



Dana is a bilingual French and Arabic Teacher who has dedicated her life to teaching.

About the Teacher

Dana has taught college and high school students since 2015. She believes in the role learning a language plays in having an open minded approach to life. For this, she decided to dedicate her career to teaching Arabic and French to people coming from different cultures.

What students are saying
Dana is great at explaining the material slowly enough for us all to be able to connect with it.

June 22nd

Ends August 24th




7 - 9PM



Bill is a French cinephile with a Masters in French Literature

About the Teacher

Bill has been teaching French for Fluent City since 2013. He has a B.A. in French and an M.A. in French Literature from NYU. Having spent three semesters abroad in Paris as well as time in Montreal, he loves the culture and history of France and Canada. He is also a movie lover and always ready to give French-language movie suggestions. Outside of French, he enjoys photography and cooking and has recently finished a master's degree in computer science.

What students are saying
Bill is a fantastic teacher. He's enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable, and very good at explaining language rules. Also, and this is an important one when learning a new language, he's patient.

July 6th

Ends September 14th

Monday and Wednesday

7 - 8PM



July 21st

Ends September 22nd




7 - 9PM



Aubrey enjoys working with learners at all levels and seeing them progress in their abilities

About the Teacher

Originally from Washington D.C., Aubrey has studied French for over 13 years including time spent studying at the Toulouse Business School. He recently moved back to NY after spending a year teaching English to French students in Marseille and is now pursuing a masters in French Studies at NYU. When teaching language studies, Aubrey helps his students develop tools to understand native speakers and express themselves with confidence. He enjoys working with learners at all levels and seeing them progress in their abilities and understanding of a new language. Besides his love of languages Aubrey enjoys trying out new recipes in the kitchen, as well as playing and coaching rugby here in NY.

What students are saying
Aubrey has a wonderful and patient demeanor, a good sense of humor and a desire to make sure each student gets as much out of the class as possible.

get answers

We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we're typically asked, along with our responses

Do you hold classes on holidays?

We know our students and teachers probably have holiday plans, so we do not hold classes on holidays. The full list of our skip dates is New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and a holiday break between Christmas and New Years.

Can I cancel my enrollment or transfer to another level?

Plans change—we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your Group Course to make any cancelations or same-level transfers. After that, there are no refunds under any circumstance. During the first 2 weeks of class, however, if you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected], and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!

What happens if I miss a class?

Most students do miss a class, or two, and we’re here to help ensure that you won’t fall behind despite any missed classes. We’ve set up our curriculum to make lessons easy to follow along outside of class, and your teacher will reach out to your group each week with a summary of materials, topics, and homework covered in-class.

How many times do you group classes meet?

All of our group classes meet for a total of 20 hours of live instruction. Some courses meet 2 hours once a week for 10 sessions, while others meet 1 hour twice a week for a total of 20 sessions.

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