The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the premiere destination for French language and cultures in the tri-state area, offers French classes, workshops, and social events for all ages and levels in Montclair, New Jersey.
In fall 2020, FIAF Montclair, moved into a new centrally located space in the township at 17-19 Munn Street between N. Fullerton Avenue and Park Street. All in-person classes are held at this location. Classes are also offered online on Zoom.
With five airy classrooms and 6,300 square feet on the building’s third floor, FIAF has doubled its teaching space. This location gives FIAF the ability to offer Montclair students of all ages more opportunities to learn French in an immersive environment while respecting social distancing conventions.
Classrooms are equipped with smartboards and televisions, providing our native-speaking teachers flexible settings in which to teach French. Additionally, 360-degree webcams allow students to join classes remotely from home. One classroom is devoted entirely to the immersive à petit pas Excellence program for toddlers.
In-Person AND Online Classes for All Ages!
FIAF Montclair is offering our proven and incomparable French classes, in different ways along with new options to accommodate your changing needs. So whether you are ready to come back to a small, socially-distanced in-person French class or prefer to meet with an outstanding native-speaking teacher online, we have the right class and schedule for every age and every level!
Flexibility is key. Students enrolled in any in-person class (excluding certain children’s classes) may at any time switch to attending the class online through video-conferencing. Students enrolled in certain online classes (course codes beginning with ONLINE-NJ) may transfer to the related in-person class if there is space available in the classroom for an additional student.
FIAF classes unlock the best of French language and Francophone cultures for you. All classes are taught by highly trained native speakers of French who come from all over the Francophone world and are fully certified to teach French as a foreign language.
Marie-Catherine Glaser led educational programs at the Embassy of France in Washington DC for the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia from 2009 to 2013. Previously, she worked in the Czech Republic, Russia, China and Latvia where she held positions in education and cultural organizations including Centre culturel francaise and the Alliance Française. Originally from Marseilles, she studied French and comparative literature at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon and pursued a specialization in teaching French as a foreign language at the Institut de recherche et de formation en français langue étrangère of the Université de Nantes.