French for Complete Beginners

New to French? Start speaking French from Day One in our fun and flexible online classes!

Our fully-immersive classes are designed with a conversational approach to language learning. Our native French-speaking teachers, the best in town, lead the class on Zoom and use methods devised and tested for success to encourage student interaction.

Convenient weekday and Saturday classes available with the lowest rates per hour in the city. Pick your own pace: once a week, twice a week, or daily!

All classes come with complimentary one-year FIAF Membership. From cinema to theater, wine tastings, and talks, you’ll enjoy a wealth of cultural and social events not available at any other language program in the city.


Online Classes


Introduction to French

FIAF’s Introduction to French course is specifically designed for students with no prior French exposure. Offered online on Zoom and led by FIAF’s expert teachers, this short primer course gives you the essential tools to excel as you begin your French journey.

French A1.1 – Beginner A1 Level 1

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

French Blended Learning — Beginner A1 Level 1

This French Blended Learning course combines the advantages of face-to-face class time with the flexibility of independent learning. Each week, attend a 90-minutes class on zoom led by one of FIAF’s expert teachers and then complete another 90 minutes of mandatory online exercises on your own. You’ll complete the entire French A1 Beginner Level 1 curriculum and benefit from interacting with other students while enjoying greater freedom in when you learn.


Manhattan Classes


Introduction to French

FIAF’s Introduction to French course is specifically designed for students with no prior French exposure. Led by FIAF’s expert teachers, this short primer course gives you the essential tools to excel as you begin your French journey.

French A1.1 – Beginner A1 Level 1

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

French Blended Learning — Beginner A1 Level 1

This French Blended Learning course combines the advantages of face-to-face class time with the flexibility of independent learning. Each week, attend a 90-minutes class on zoom led by one of FIAF’s expert teachers and then complete another 90 minutes of mandatory online exercises on your own. You’ll complete the entire French A1 Beginner Level 1 curriculum and benefit from interacting with other students while enjoying greater freedom in when you learn.


Montclair Classes


French A1.1 – Beginner A1 Level 1

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