French Classes for Adults

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Full Winter Session:  starts Jan 8. 
Earlybird Discount ends Dec 20.
Not a beginner and unsure of your level?  Take our online Placement Test   and we’ll help you. 
NOTE: We have re-coded our levels to match the official CEFR levels for French learning.

To Register:  ALL CLASSES/LEVELS or, choose your level: 
Register:  BEGINNER (A1): 0-1 years of study
Register:  ADVANCED BEGINNER (A2): 1-2 years of study
Register:  INTERMEDIATE (B1): 3-4 years of study
Register:  ADVANCED (B2-C1): 5+ years of study or fluent
2018: WINTER: Jan 8-Mar 24  SPRINGApr 2-Jun 9  SUMMER: Jun 18-Aug 25  FALL: Sep 10-Nov 17

Class Categories:  Regular, Thematic, Workshops.  Immersion-style classes taught in French.  Details on Classes and our learning system below.    We now offer a Payment Plan for Regular Classes.  Contact us for details: 

-Beginners can start with ‘Pas a Pas’ or A1.1.  Pas a Pas is ‘Ultra Beginner’ if you want to start with the very basics.

-Non-beginners, take our simple online placement test if you’d like to join, but unsure of your level.  We’ll follow up.

-The Alliance Française of New Orleans, like every Alliance Française in the United States and the World, follows the official program built by the Council of Europe called: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  It was designed to provide a comprehensive basis for language curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency, which can be officially confirmed via DELF/DALF exams if desired.  The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels:

  • A1: Beginner
  • A2: Advanced Beginner
  • B1: Intermediate
  • B2: Advanced 1
  • C1: Advanced 2
  • C2: Master

NOTE: Classes canceled if minimums not met, so book by registration deadlines!    
READ: Detailed Policies re:cancellation, withdrawal & duration. We don’t offer 100% refunds for withdrawals less than 5 days before class starts, and in some cases, not at all.  We do not offer discounts or refunds for classes students miss. Registration confirms acceptance of policies. 

Regular or ‘Accelerated’ Classes

Regular – Numbered classes that correspond to certain levels of French, from Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C1). Meet once or twice a week, over a period of 10 weeks (Regular) or 5 weeks (Accelerated).
Regular Tuition: $380 + $65 ECHO/COSMOPOLITE books + $40 annual membership  *earlybird discount available
*3-installment credit card payment plan available for 10-week classes, for tuition only.  Books+Membership due with first payment.  Plan enrollment, contact: 

“Thematic”/Summer:  Pas à Pas, Conversation, Reviews – All Levels

-Meet once a week for 1.5 hours, for 5 weeks. Two Sessions per Season.
-Pas à Pas (Ultra Beginner Level): A very basic class to get your feet wet in French!   PAS A PAS
-Conversation Thursdays! ‘Les jeudis Conversation’:  3 Levels:  Adv Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Thematic Tuition: $105 + $40 annual membership


Organized on specific topics with a very brief format of a few lively hours on Saturday. Refresh your French with low commitment or enhance current  studies.  Available throughout the year, for different levels.  Examples: Grammar, Fun French! Games-Learning, ‘Bon Voyage’ French for Travel.
Registration CLOSES a week before start date.  Register: WORKSHOPS
Workshop Tuition:  $40 and up, + annual membership