Overview of French Courses for Adults

Join us for flexible, fun, and fully-immersive classes, led by expert native French teachers, paired with enriching cultural and social experiences!

When are classes offered?

FIAF offers 10-week, 5-week, 2-week and 1-week classes, as well as 1-to-3 hour long workshops over 4 sessions in the year – Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Weekday and Saturday classes are offered at convenient times in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

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Class Levels

FIAF offers classes and workshops at five proficiency levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF), the guideline used internationally to describe the level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner.

Introduction to French

Hours: 20-22
Gain the essential tools to start learning French in a short primer course led in English and French. This course is optional and only for students who have never studied French before.

Beginner A1

Sub-Levels: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4
Hours: 120-132

Build a solid foundation in the French language! Learn familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases.

Advanced Beginner A2

Sub-Levels: A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4
Hours: 120-132

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

Intermediate B1

Sub-Levels: B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B1.4
Hours: 120-132

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

Advanced B2

Sub-Levels: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4
Hours: 120-132

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

Expert C1/C2

Sub-Levels: C1.1, C1.2, C1.3, C2.4, C2.5, C2.6
Hours: 120-198

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

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Types of Courses

General French Classes
Immerse yourself in French language and culture through our popular General French classes that help you develop all major language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Skill Strengthening Classes & Workshops
Deepen your French knowledge with one of FIAF’s tailored classes that bolster pronunciation, grammar, conversation skills, listening comprehension, and more.

Culture Classes and Workshops
Learn more about French and other Francophone cultures with an interactive class or workshop on topics including French for travelers, literature, film, art, French slang, French politics, and more.

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Class Pace & Prices

Dip your toes into French or quickly pick up the language with flexible options to fit every schedule.

Prices below refer to General French classes.
Prices for Skill Strengthening and Culture classes vary from $190 to $680.
Learning materials are not included in tuition.

Pace Schedule Price
Leisurely 1.5 hours per week 10 weeks, $379
Regular 3 hours per week 10 weeks, $649
5 weeks, $349
Accelerated 6 hours per week 5 weeks, $599
Intensive 3 hours daily Mon-Fri 2 weeks, $599
1 week, $349
Workshops 1 to 3 hours Start at $59
Private Lessons Custom Schedule $88 per hour.
Special rates for 12-hour and 30-hour packages.

How to Choose a Course?

If you have never taken French before:

Start with any one of our Beginner A1 level classes which are designed specifically for students who have never studied French before.

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If you know some French:

Take our free 10-minute placement test, either online or in person, followed by a one-on-one discussion with a FIAF teacher, and we will help you determine your exact level of French and help you choose a class that is perfect for you.

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How to Register?


By Phone
646 388 6612

In Person
FIAF Language Center
22 East 60th Street, 3rd Floor