Information for New Students

FIAF has offered the highest-quality French instruction in Manhattan for over 100 years reaching a large and diverse network of students—nearly 6,000 per year. From beginner to expert, our French classes cover all levels. All our classes are French immersion, so you start speaking French from day one. Learn more about the FIAF Language Center here.

Types of Classes

General French Classes
Immerse yourself in French language and culture through our popular General French classes that help you develop all major language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Skill Strengthening Classes & Workshops
Deepen your French knowledge with one of FIAF’s tailored classes that bolster pronunciation, grammar, conversation skills, listening comprehension, and more.

Culture Classes and Workshops
Learn more about French and other Francophone cultures with an interactive class or workshop on topics including French for travelers, literature, film, art, French slang, French politics, and more.

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Class Levels

FIAF offers classes and workshops at five proficiency levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF), the guideline used internationally to describe the level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner.

Beginner A1: Build a solid foundation in the French language! Learn familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases.

Advanced Beginner A2: Reinforce your understanding of topics relating to everyday life and your ability to interact in French.

Intermediate B1: Strengthen your communication skills and understand the main points of conversation with a native speaker.

Advanced B2: Broaden your knowledge of the structure and use of French language while speaking with a degree of fluency.

Expert C1/C2: Master the French language and be able to express yourself spontaneously with native speakers.

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Class Pace & Prices for Adults

Dip your toes into French or quickly pick up the language with flexible options to fit every schedule.

Prices below refer to General French classes.
Prices for Skill Strengthening and Culture classes vary from $190 to $660.
Learning materials are not included in tuition.

Pace Schedule Price
Leisurely 1.5 hours per week 11 weeks, $355
10 weeks, $330
Regular 3 hours per week 11 weeks, $615
10 weeks, $570
5 weeks, $330
Accelerated 6 hours per week 5 weeks, $570
Intensive 3 hours daily Mon-Fri 2 weeks, $570
1 week, $330
Workshops 1 to 3 hours Start at $50
Private Lessons Custom Schedule $88 per hour. Special rates for 12-hour and 30-hour packages.

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How to Choose a Course

Are you a Complete Beginner?

Start with any one of our French 101 Beginner A1 level classes which are designed specifically for students who have never studied French before.

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Have you learnt French before?

Know some French, but new to FIAF? Take our quick and easy free placement test, either online or in person, followed by a one-on-one discussion with a FIAF Teacher, and we will help you determine your exact level of French. You can then browse our course catalogue by level and register online for your preferred class.

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How to Register

Register Online

You may also register:

In person at the FIAF Language Center • 22 East 60th Street, 3rd Fl • Office Hours

By phone: 646 388 6612


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