French B1.1 – Intermediate B1 Level 1

Intermediate B1


Spring classes will start live on Zoom the week of Monday, April 6.

Our online classes are interactive and conversational — watch a class video!

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.

We will switch to in-person lessons at FIAF as soon as we are able to reopen.


This class was formerly called French 301

Textbook: Cosmopolite 3 Textbook, workbook, CD. Units 1, 2

At this level, you’ll work to reinforce oral and written communication skills while also working your way up to communicating personal interests. You’ll also learn to express ideas, aspirations, and opinions. At the end of this level, you’ll be able to handle traveling or living in Francophone countries as well as understand the main points of conversations with native French-speakers.

With engaging multimedia activities, texts, and course books, you will learn to ask for written advice, characterize places, express wishes and purposes, negotiate, and more. Culturally, you will focus on moving to a new place, daily life in a Francophone country and day to day problems. At the end of this class, you will be able to situate conversations more complexly into space and time as well as use deeper and more enriched vocabulary.

The Intermediate B1 level consists of 4 classes: B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, and B1.4. Level B1.1 is the first level of this tier.