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.
New Location, Double the Space!
In fall 2020, FIAF Montclair, moved into a new centrally located space in the township. FIAF Montclair will hold all of its in-person classes at 17-19 Munn Street between N. Fullerton Ave and Park St. We will also continue to hold online classes on Zoom.
With five airy classrooms and 6,300 square feet on the building’s third floor, FIAF has doubled its teaching space. The new 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.
Winter Programs: In Person AND Online!
This winter, FIAF 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 and French 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.
FIAF Montclair will implement a comprehensive plan in accordance with government and public health recommendations and regulations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, and ensure the safety and health of students and staff.
- Deep cleaning all classrooms, reception area, and other spaces every day.
- Disinfecting all classroom surfaces with anti-microbial cleaning products following every class.
- Requiring all visitors and staff above 2 years old to wear masks upon entering FIAF and maintain social distancing at all times. FIAF will provide masks to those who may not have one.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms.
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.