Adult Classes

Our Fall session starts September 10 and ends on November 18. Registration is now open! Find our class schedule here. Details for the cooking classes are available here.

Click on the class categories below to register online!

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FOUNDATION

Master the fundamentals! Foundation courses include grammar, vocabulary and conversational French with an emphasis on active student participation.  Classes meet once a week for three hours, for 10 weeks.

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REVIEW

We offer shorter length review classes for all levels, to accommodate your schedule and help you refresh your French before next session.

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INTENSIVE

Take the TGV of our French classes by meeting several times a week and cover the basics in fewer weeks!

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CONVERSATION

Practice makes perfect, strengthen your speaking skills at intermediate and advanced levels with courses based on active conversation, reading, and grammar review.  Classes meet once a week for two hours, for 10 weeks.

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TOPICS

Explore French culture through a variety of courses that focus on specialized topics including French for Travelers, Auteur et société française: Marwan Mohammed, and L’oeuvre et l’auteur: Petit Pays de Gaël Faye.

COOKING CLASSES

AFMSP is delighted to expand its class offer by proposing cooking classes with Valérie Faure. Valérie is a French expat who is passionate about culinary arts and simple, healthy everyday home cooking. Register for a two-hour class to focus on a theme or technique or for a series of classes. No French experience required. Classes will be led in English and French as appropriate for students.

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WORKSHOPS

Delve deeper into French culture and grammar reviews with these out of the ordinary classes. Workshops are one day or one afternoon only.

 

 

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Class levels

Our classes follow the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) levels :

A1 Introduction – Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. Learn introductions and how to ask simple questions.
A2 Basic use – Communicate on everyday topics. Become comfortable with simple interactions in French.
B1 Independent – Interact in familiar environments. Learn to handle most situations likely to arise travelling in a French-speaking country. Describe experiences and explain ideas.
B2 Advanced – Understand the main ideas of complex texts, produce clear and detailed explanations on a wide range of subjects. Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.
C1/C2 Proficient – Understand a wide range of longer texts and recognize implicit meaning. Express yourself fluently and spontaneously. Use language flexibly and effectively.

Course Calendar

Fall 2018 Sept 10-Nov 18
Mini Session 2018 Nov 26-Dec 15
Winter 2019 Jan 7-March 17
Spring 2019 April 1-June 9

Each class session lasts for 10 weeks.

Registration opens six weeks before the beginning of a session. Our early registration discount ends 2 weeks before the beginning of a session.

 

Contact Us!

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tel: 612 332 0436
bonjour@afmsp.org

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