Washington, D.C. / French

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.


Sept. 11, 2019. See all start dates

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From $349


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

Course uses custom Fluent City book and audio



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 and place 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.

Select your start date

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

Start Date
Day & Time

September 11th

Ends November 13th




6:30 - 8:30PM

Metro Center

1100 G St NW

Washington, DC 20005


+ $40 Textbook

Jacqueline is a quadrilingual with degrees in Modern Languages and International Law

About the Teacher

Jacqueline is a Senegalese American who loves learning all types of languages. She has been teaching French, English, and Spanish for more than eight 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!!

What students are saying
Jacqueline's class is amazing because she plans thoroughly and brings exercises and videos in class!

September 23rd

Ends December 9th




6:30 - 8:30PM

Metro Center

1100 G St NW

Washington, DC 20005


+ $40 Textbook

Enje is a conductor of fun and connections in French

About the Teacher

Enje has 10 years of French teaching experience and is currently working towards her Masters in Organizational Leadership at Johns Hopkins University. Enje loves to build connections with and between different people to help them achieve their learning goals. She started a partnership between her public school and Georgetown University and also partnered with the Alliance Francaise to create conversation exchanges for her students. Enje is dedicated to helping her students get speaking and more comfortable in French!

What students are saying
Enje made each class fun and relaxed while also being structured and useful

October 8th

Ends December 10th


6:30 - 8:30PM

Metro Center

1100 G St NW

Washington, DC 20005


+ $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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