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Spring 2022 - Adult Classes in White Plains

$239.00 USD

Product Code: SPR22_CLS_ADL_160_GN_PRG


In-person French lessons for Adults in White Plains are back!

You live near White Plains and you're looking for French classes? Look no further! Our brand new offices are opening this April and we will be offering in-person French lessons at 280 Dobbs Ferry Road, Suite 302 from June 1 onward. If you would like to have fun learning French and making new friends, contact our team to find out more about our teaching philosophy!

Learn French at Alliance Française this Spring

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 French classes for adults will provide a clear roadmap so you can make steady progress in French, no matter what your starting point is.

Our teaching philosophy

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.

Official French exams and certification available

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 in-person Spring term will start from June 1, 2022 onward, and will finish no later than June 28, 2022. Our school year is usually organized following 3 terms of 10 lessons each, starting in September, January and March or April, depending on classes. However, this package is for 4 lessons only.

During our Summer term, students will be given the chance to reinforce their learning by attending practical workshops scheduled in July, August and early September.

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:

  • Mondays - 9.15am to 11.15am - False Beginners (A1 Fast track)
  • Mondays - 11.30am to 1.30pm - Lower Intermediate Level (B1)
  • Mondays - 6pm to 8pm - Complete Beginners (A1)
  • Tuesdays - 6pm to 8pm - Advanced Beginners (A2)
  • Wednesdays - 6pm to 8pm - False Beginners (A1 Fast track)
  • Fridays - 9.15am to 11.15am - Advanced Beginners (A2)
  • Fridays - 11.30am to 1.30pm - Complete Beginners (A1)

Don't see your level? Don't worry, more groups will be announced soon. Contact us for more information.

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.