SUMMER Registration



Fall 2021 - Adult Classes

$599.00 USD

Product Code: FAL21_CLS_ADL_20_GN_PRG


Is it still possible to learn French as an adult? Mais oui !

Many people join Alliance Française of Westchester because they've learned French a long time ago, however we also have many complete beginners who start learning French with us every year. It's never too late to start learning a new skill, even if that skill is learning a foreign language!

Our pedagogy is based on providing a fully immersive learning environment adapted to adults, so don't worry if you don't know where to start and let our teachers guide you in your learning journey. Our team focuses on teaching all 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our teachers also make it fun by not only teaching you about a language, but also about the cultures of various Francophone countries, so be prepared to immerse yourself into a whole new world!

Most adults learner need to rely on reading and writing in order to memorize new words and sentence structures, so our teachers will of course provide the possibility to do so, especially through homework and useful websites which you can explore at your own pace in order to get a broader understanding of French grammar rules. But during class time, the focus will be mostly on practice, pronunciation and conversation, as acquiring and refining those skills is much more difficult to do on your own. Our virtual classrooms will provide plenty of references and exercises you can use before and after lessons, and teachers will be available to answer any question you might have. If an official certification is necessary for you to reach your personal goals, you will have the opportunity to take official exams in French and our team will be there to advise you regarding when to take an exam, and which one might be a better fit for you (DELF, DALF, TEF, TCF, etc.). If on the contrary you're only interested in learning French as a hobby or to travel, our team will be more than happy to give you tailor-made recommendations based on your own hobbies!

If you have never attended classes at AFW, you need to contact us before signing up for a class, so we can assess your level and find the ideal class for you. Unless you're a complete beginner, you also need to take our placement test. For all new AFW students, including complete beginners, an informal interview will be arranged before the first day of class in order for our team to gain a better understanding of learning goals which are most important to you.

When are lessons taking place?

Lessons schedule during our Fall term will start from September 16th, 2021 onward, and will finish no later than December 18th, 2021. Our school year is organized following 3 terms of 10 lessons each, starting in September, January and March or April, depending on classes. Our Spring term will finish no later than June 22nd, 2022.

During our Summer term, students will be given the chance to reinforce their learning by attending practical workshops scheduled during a shorter term, taking place in July and August.

Adults are grouped depending on their level, but also depending on their personal learning goals. Groups need a minimum of 4 students for the schedule to be confirmed.

Groups currently available:

  • Larchmont - Tuesdays - 9am to 11am - Complete Beginners (A1)
  • Larchmont - Thursdays - 10.30am to 12.30pm - False Beginners (A1 Fast track)
  • Larchmont - Thursdays - 10.30am to 12.30pm - Lower Intermediate Level (B1)
  • Larchmont - Fridays - 11am to 1pm - Advanced Beginners (A2)
  • Larchmont - Fridays - 11am to 1pm - Higher Intermediate (B1+/B2)

    • 100% Online - Mondays - 2pm to 4pm - Higher Intermediate (B2+)
    • 100% Online - Tuesday - 8.15am to 10.15am - Intermediate (B1+)
    • 100% Online - Tuesdays - 9.30am to 11.30am - Advanced Beginners (A2+)
    • 100% Online - Tuesdays - 6pm to 8pm - Lower Intermediate (B1)
    • 100% Online - Wednesdays - 9am to 11am - Advanced Beginners (A2+)
    • 100% Online - Wednesdays - 9am to 11am - Lower Intermediate (B1)
    • 100% Online - Thursdays - 11am to 1pm - Advanced Level (C1)
    • 100% Online - Thursdays - 6pm to 7.30pm - Higher Intermediate (B2+) (12 lessons instead of 10)
    • 100% Online - Fridays - 11am to 1pm - French Literature (C2)
    • 100% Online - Saturdays - 9am to 11am - Advanced Level (C1)

    This package does not include AFW membership fees, nor does it include the price of access to our virtual classrooms, textbooks and exercise books. Depending on your level, the price of textbooks and/or exercise books used in your class may vary. A valid AFW membership as well as a valid access to our virtual classrooms is required for all AFW students. For more information about our memberships, please check this page.

    I am very impressed with the quality / caliber of the teachers I have had at AFW, especially Marie, Juliette and Hélène. They are always well prepared to lead each class, organized, detail oriented, tech savvy, well-versed in French culture and history and les nouvelles quotidiennes. They are demanding, in a polite way, but at the same time have astounding patience as Americans like me struggle with everything! In two words that say it all: They Care! I do not know how you find such outstanding “Enseignants”, but keep it up! À AFW, j’avais trouvé l’étude du français très amusante!
    I attend Alliance Française because of the excellent level of knowledge that the instructors have, the depth of the course work, the access to additional programs available to members for practice as well as the ability to learn about French culture. It is such a joy to be able to incorporate something so beautiful into my daily life.
    PAMELA DAHER Student