French A1.1 – Beginner A1 Level 1

Beginner A1


Spring classes will start live on Zoom the week of Monday, April 6. Lessons will take place online while we are closed and will switch to in-person lessons at FIAF as soon as we are able to reopen.

90-minute / 2-hour classes: You meet on Zoom for the full duration of the class.

3-hour classes: The first 90 minutes of class will be live on Zoom. You will then receive 90 minutes of independent and mandatory work to be completed at your convenience before your next class. The offline activities are a full part of your weekly class. You will be able to connect with your teacher at anytime via an online platform if you have any questions.


This class was formerly called French 101

Textbook: Cosmopolite 1 Textbook, workbook, CD. Units 0, 1, 2

New to French? Start speaking French from day one with the French A1.1 class for complete beginners and experience an immersive introduction to all things French!

Using authentic resources and real world tasks, this course will introduce you to the structure and use of the French language in everyday life. You’ll learn to understand and use familiar, commonplace expressions and very basic phrases in order to speak with others at a beginner’s level. Through interactive and multimedia activities, texts, and course books, you will learn how to introduce yourself and others, how to excuse yourself, how to ask basic questions, how to talk about your family and day to day life, and how to read simple signs. Culturally, you will learn about French customs, certain French quirks and personality traits, and you’ll discover the French lifestyle as it exists around the world!

The Beginner A1 level consists of 3 sub-levels: Level A1.1, Level A1.2, Level A1.3
Level A1.1 is the first sub-level of the Beginner A1 level.