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Thanksgiving Break: No group classes from Nov 23–28. FIAF will close at 2pm on Wed, Nov 25 and re-open on Mon, Nov 30. The Box Office will only be closed on Thu, Nov 26. FIAF Montclair will be closed from Nov 23–28.
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Private French Lessons for All Ages

FIAF provides customized private one-on-one and semi-private instruction with fully qualified native French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

Private lessons are available for adults, kids, and teens at all levels of proficiency. Lessons may be taken one-on-one or in groups of two or three. Lessons can take place at FIAF, at a private home/office, or online.

Request a Private Lesson now!

Sandrine Nguyen-Ba, FIAF’s Private and Corporate Lessons Manager, will contact you after reviewing your request and work with you to customize and schedule your classes. Sandrine can be reached at 646 388 6615 or


Course Offerings

Conversation, grammar, reading, writing, and business French.
Preparation for business or leisure trips to France and other French-speaking countries.
Preparation for Advanced Placement test, college prep courses and Regents exams.
Literature and composition classes in French for adolescents enrolled in French-speaking high schools and at the Lycée Français.


Extra Perk

Private lesson students receive a complimentary one-year FIAF Individual Membership with free access to the Haskell Library, free admission to weekly CinéSalon screenings & wine socials, discounts to FIAF’s cultural events, and much more. View membership benefits.



"I had a tremendous time studying at FIAF and consistently recommend your courses to anyone in NYC looking to learn French."—Buck F, Sept 2014

"I’ve recently moved to Paris and being able to communicate at a basic level has been a huge help! Every day I appreciate FIAF's quality of education."—Elizabeth Y, Aug 2014


Rates to fit every budget!

Private / One-on-One At FIAF Off-site
Regular Courses
General French, Conversation, Grammar
$86 per hour
(min of 5 hours)

$924You save $108
(series of 12 hours)*

$2100You save $480
(series of 30 hours)**

$102 per hour
(min of 5 hours)

$1092You save $132
(series of 12 hours)*

$2490You save $570
(series of 30 hours)**
Custom Courses
Phonetics, Translation, Legal French, Business French, French for Tourism, Computer Sciences, French History, etc.
$104 per hour
(min of 5 hours)

$1176You save $72
(series of 12 hours)*

$2790You save $330
(series of 30 hours)**
$115 per hour
(min of 5 hours)

$1308You save $72
(series of 12 hours)*

$3120You save $330
(series of 30 hours)**

Special rates available for groups of two or three students.
Materials are not included in the tuition fees.

*to be used within 4 months
**to be used within 8 months

Please make sure to read the Private Lessons & Language Center policies.


Contact Info

To learn more about our private lessons program, please contact:

Sandrine Nguyen-Ba
Private & Corporate Programs Manager • 646 388 6615

Contact Awantz St Fleur
Private Lessons Coordinator
646 388 6610

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