Phonetics – Beginner A1 / Advanced Beginner A2

Beginner A1, Advanced Beginner A2


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.


Struggling with pronunciation? Many students think that pronunciation is the hardest part of learning French—polish your pronunciation and get that perfect French accent with this special class.

Phonetics will help you improve your accent while also increasing your understanding of francophone accents. This class offers a mix of listening comprehension and phonetic exercises that help students at a Beginner Level A1 and Advanced Beginner Level A2 improve their pronunciation and acquire a more discerning ear.

The focus of this class is placed on the pronunciation of vowels and consonants, as well as on the aspects of rhythm and enunciation in French. You will focus on what differentiates nasal vowels from other vowels, the different ways of pronouncing the “r” and the “gn”, and how rhythm in French is linked to sentence structure rather than word choice, as it is in English. Each class focuses on the individual production of sounds as well as the basic principles of French intonation.