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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

Dec. 12, 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!
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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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level 1

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.

class 7

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.

class 10

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.

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Teacher
Day & Time
Price

December 12th

Ends February 27th

Teacher

Bill

Thursday

7 - 9PM

Financial District

40 Rector Street, #1000

New York, NY 10006

$399

+ $40 Textbook

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 is currently pursuing 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.

January 13th

Ends March 30th

Monday

7 - 9PM

Financial District

40 Rector Street, #1000

New York, NY 10006

$399

+ $40 Textbook

January 15th

Ends March 18th

Wednesday

7 - 9PM

Midtown East

330 5th Ave 7th Floor

New York, NY 10001

$399

+ $40 Textbook

January 28th

Ends March 31st

Teacher

Aubrey
Shultz

Tuesday

7 - 9PM

Downtown Brooklyn

16 Court Street, 34th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11241

$399

+ $40 Textbook

January 30th

Ends April 2nd

Teacher

Vicky
Martin

Thursday

7 - 9PM

Financial District

40 Rector Street, #1000

New York, NY 10006

$399

+ $40 Textbook

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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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