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  • Introduction to French

    This course, taught through a mix of French and English, provides students with no prior exposure to French a smooth entry into the language and the tools to learn French further.


  • French and the City

    A course for beginner level students featuring a mix of language lessons, citywide field trips, and fun social activities!


  • General French • Beginner A1

    Build a solid foundation in French. Learn familiar everyday expressions & basic phrases.


    General French • Advanced Beginner A2

    Reinforce your understanding of topics relating to everyday life and your ability to interact in French.


    General French • Intermediate B1

    Strengthen your communication skills and understand the main points of conversation with a native speaker.


    General French — Advanced B2

    Broaden your knowledge of the structure and use of French language while speaking with a degree of fluency.


    General French — Expert C1/C2

    Master the French language and be able to express yourself spontaneously with native speakers.


  • Refresher Courses

    Strengthen and review your language skills at a level before moving on to the next level.


    Le Pain Quotidien

    Learn French at a local café—delicious food included!


    Business French

    Enhance your professional profile through this specialized course focusing on French language and cultural skills required for in professional settings.


    Café Club

    Flex your French-speaking muscles by chatting about anything and everything en francais !


    Conversation & Grammar

    Perfect your grammar and practice your conversation skills all in one class.


    DELF/DALF Exam Preparation

    Take our exam test prep classes and ace the French Ministry of Education's DELF and DALF French certification exams.

  • DELF Prep — Intermediate B1 / Advanced B2

    Creative Writing

    Develop your writing skills and find your own voice in French.


    French with TV5Monde

    Learn French with France’s number one news source.



    A thorough review of the key elements of French grammar.



    Polish pronunciation through tongue-twisters, songs, poems, and audio exercises.


    The Art of Listening

    Improve your comprehension in everyday conversations.


    The Art of Speaking

    From conversations to debates, master the art of speaking in French.


    Translation & Listening Comprehension

    Fine tune both your listening and translating skills.


    Culture and Civilization

    Dive deeper into French culture with themes that change each session.



    Read classic and contemporary French literary works. Books and themes change each season!


    Make a Film en français

    Create a short film in French, from storyboard to a premiere screening in the FIAF Skyroom!


    Happy Hour en français

    Come practice your French over a glass of wine and experience the typical French « apéro ».



    Discover the strings of improvisation through the liberating tools of theater.


    Public Speaking & Alexander Technique

    Improve your French through presence, stress relief, as well as vocal and breathing techniques.



    Try our specialized workshops! Each is just 1 to 3 hours and available at various levels.


  • Culture & Language Voyage to Québec City

    Discover Québec City and its vibrant culture, improve your French, and have a fantastic all-inclusive immersion experience!

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FIAF Manhattan
22 East 60th Street,
New York, NY 10022

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22 East 60th Street, NYC
212 355 6100
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