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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.

NEXT FRENCH 1 START DATE

Sept. 9, 2019. See all start dates

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From $399

BEGINNER COURSE

Meet once a week for 2 hours. 10 sessions in total.

Course uses custom Fluent City book and audio

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AN IMMERSIVE GROUP CLASS

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.
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Consistency is Key

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

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Experiential and Effective

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

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Passionate Instructors

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

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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.

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class 1

INTRODUCTIONS

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

class 2

DESCRIPTIONS

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

class 3

HOBBIES

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

class 4

DIRECTIONS & TIME

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

FAMILY

You will be able to describe your family.

class 6

PLANS

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.

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FOOD

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

class 8

EATING OUT

You will be able to order food when dining out.

class 9

WEATHER & CLOTHING

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

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SHOPPING

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

Select your start date

French 1 is a course that meets once per week with a total of 10 sessions.

Start Date
Teacher
Day & Time
Price

September 9th

Ends November 25th

Monday

7 - 9PM

Midtown East

330 5th Ave 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001

$399

+ $40 Textbook

September 10th

Ends November 12th

Teacher

Irene

Tuesday

7 - 9PM

Downtown Brooklyn

16 Court Street, 34th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11241

$399

+ $40 Textbook

Irene is a world traveller with a PhD in Comp Lit who wants to re-ignite your delight for discovery

About the Teacher

Irene received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, focusing on Arabic and French language and cultural studies. She's worked as Comparative Literature professor, Language Program Director, and taught kids and adults of all ages. She encourages her students to reignite the child-like delight of discovery, and to get comfortable taking risks. Irene understands first hand the challenges of learning other languages, as well as navigating different cultures. She’s lived and traveled abroad where she’s done everything from co-directing a dance project for refugees in Greece; to human rights interviews in Israel and Palestine; to translating Sudanese testimonies in Egypt; to even working as a Parisian street performer. In addition to her role as an educator Irene is a community organizer, writer, professional dancer and physical theater artist. When she’s not teaching, she can most likely be found performing around New York.

What students are saying
Irene is the best!

September 11th

Ends November 13th

Teacher

Jeremiah
Oliver

Wednesday

7 - 9PM

Financial District

40 Rector Street, #1000

New York, NY 10006

$399

+ $40 Textbook

September 23rd

Ends December 9th

Monday

7 - 9PM

NoMad

27 E 28th Street

New York City, NY 10016

$399

+ $40 Textbook

September 26th

Ends December 5th

Teacher

Vincent

Thursday

7 - 9PM

Times Square

1501 Broadway, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10036

$399

+ $40 Textbook

Vincent wants to connect you to French culture

About the Teacher

Vincent was born and raised on "La Cote D'Azur" in Cannes, where they hold the best film festival in the world (and you can't convince him otherwise). He's a full-time French tutor at home to his American wife and he speaks fluent French and Spanish. In France, he taught French, English and Spanish to students from all over the world and he has a passion for the way language can connect people. Vincent loves encouraging students to participate in engaging dialogue by using lessons that are full of pop culture references. He focuses on building his students' confidence to speak and conquer the fear of making mistakes and likes to set goals and help others see real progress and have fun along the way. When not teaching, you can find Vincent playing guitar at home or enjoying all the amazing eats NYC has to offer (despite his best attempts to stick to his diet).

What students are saying
He is funny and open and engaging and wants students to relax and be ok with accepting they might not know everything right away but the only way to learn is to try

October 8th

Ends December 10th

Teacher

Helen
Ludden

Tuesday

7 - 9PM

Financial District

40 Rector Street, #1000

New York, NY 10006

$399

+ $40 Textbook

October 23rd

Ends January 8th

Wednesday

7 - 9PM

Midtown East

330 5th Ave 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001

$399

+ $40 Textbook

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.

How many times do you group classes meet?

All of our group classes, except Essentials, are 2 hours once a week for 10 sessions. Our Essentials classes are 1.5 hours twice a week for 12 weeks.

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.

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