Maybe you don’t know anything more than “ooh la la” and “fromage,” or you’ve taken a decade off. Either way, you’re ready to change that!
Beginner French 1 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.
Sept. 21, 2020. See all start dates
Includes 20 hours of live instruction led by an expert instructor and access to activities & resourcesSELECT DATE & TIME
Start here if you've never studied French before or if you've taken a decade off and need a refresher.
You'll learn the necessary foundation for fluency, such as introducing yourself, describing your likes and dislikes, and talking about your friends and hobbies.
With a small group (averaging six students per class and capped at ten), you'll have an opportunity to engage in conversational French with other language learners with realtime feedback from the instructor.
By the end of our level one course, you’ll have the foundation to conjugate verbs in the present tense and be able to hold basic conversations, order food when dining out, or go shopping in French.
Ends November 30th
7 - 9PM EDT
Jacqueline is a Senegalese American who loves learning all types of languages. She has been teaching French, English, and Spanish for more than ten years and loves it. She has a B.A. in Modern Languages and Psychology and a J.D. She loves teaching people of all ages and has had the privilege of teaching people from all over the world with different learning styles and capabilities. She looks forward to learning more from her students and for them to learn to communicate with native speakers! À bientôt!!
Jacqueline's class is amazing because she plans thoroughly and brings exercises and videos in class!
Ends December 1st
Tuesday and Thursday
7 - 8PM EDT
With a background in theater, Lexee is a French instructor who likes to get her students learning through fun and unconventional teaching methods. Having lived and worked in France, she understands that conversing with native speakers can be initially intimidating, but aims to help her students with any fears or hesitations they might have to get them speaking confidently. When not teaching French classes, Lexee is probably working on her next screenplay or rereading a Camus novel.
Lexee is clearly very experienced with French and is thorough in her lessons and emails with review and information about homework. She always seems genuinely excited about our progress.
Ends December 18th
7 - 9PM EDT
Jeremiah has studied French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, piano, and musical composition. He has taught music since 2005 and French since 2009. Jeremiah says one of the biggest challenges with French is pronunciation, as it uses sounds that many of us have little practice making. This is where he believes his history with music and vocal work comes in handy—in teaching people a new language he is essentially teaching them to turn new noises into communication!
Very involved, organized and thorough. I also find the tips he gives us for learning outside the class very helpful
Ends January 6th
7 - 9PM EDT
Eric was born in Richmond, Virginia and has a degree in French language from the University of Virginia. He he has studied in both Nantes, France and Rabat, Morocco and went on to use his French skills in the Peace Corps in Dakar, Senegal and later in the professional world working for an agricultural finance company in francophone West Africa. He became interested in teaching while living in Senegal and teaching entrepreneurship and English classes. He received his TEFL upon returning to the United States and also teaches English as a second language professionally. When he's not teaching English, Eric plays in an ultimate frisbee league and enjoys learning other languages by traveling and immersing himself in the target language.
Eric is great - very patient, kind, and knowledgable.
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Our group classes meet for a total of 20 hours of live instruction. We have weekly classes (2 hours once a week for 10 sessions) and biweekly classes (1 hour twice a week for a total of 20 sessions).
Plans change - we get it. You have until 7 days before the start date of your group course to make any cancelations or transfers. After that, we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds.
If you feel your level isn't the right fit, reach out to [email protected] before your second class and we will transfer you to a better fit, free of charge!
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.
Dive deep into the curriculum, the course structure, and what you can achieve during the lessons ― straight from our advisors
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