Adult Classes

Adult learners

The Alliance Française provides instruction based on an effective cultural and communicative approach that integrates all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking). Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the FRAMES (FRench-AMerican Educational Standards) program, which means that our instructors have followed professional development workshops on the latest standards and techniques.
All classes provide the language skills to meet the DELF/DALF exam requirements. LEARN MORE

CHOOSE A LEVEL

  • A1  Beginner
  • A2  Low Intermediate
  • B1  Intermediate
  • B2   High Intermediate

LEARN MORE about the CEFR levels.

CHOOSE A COURSE TYPE

Download our 2017 FALL SCHEDULE!

— 2018 Schedule —

Winter quarter: January 8 – March 26

Closures and no classes on: January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Spring quarter: April 2 – June 23

Closures and no classes on: May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

Summer quarter: July 5 – August 31

Fall quarter: September 10 – December 1st

Closures and no classes on: September 3 in observance of Labor Day

 

— New classes —

Don’t miss our great selection of new courses this quarter! LEARN MORE

— Classes —

First Steps   |   REGISTER
Is learning French on your to-do list but don’t have much time to spare? This is a condensed 4-week introductory course for complete beginners like you. Your instructor will guide you effectively with a communicative approach to learning the language. Offered only during summer quarter!

Levels 101 – 103  |  REGISTER
Our standard beginner group classes are offered in day, evening, and Saturday formats and follow the Entre-Nous A1 textbook series published by Editions Maison des Langues. Each class is 33 hours taught over the period of 11 weeks (8 weeks during summer).

Levels 201 – 203 REGISTER

Our standard intermediate group classes are offered in day, evening, and Saturday formats and follow the Entre-Nous A2 textbook series published by Editions Maison des Langues. Each class is 33 hours taught over the period of 11 weeks (8 weeks during summer).

Levels 301 – 303 | REGISTER

Our standard advanced group classes are offered in day, evening, and Saturday formats and follow the Entre-Nous B1 textbook series published by Editions Maison des Langues. Each class is 33 hours taught over the period of 11 weeks (8 weeks during summer).

Accelerated classes   |   REGISTER

Our 101-103 classes are also offered in an accelerated format. Complete each class in only 2 weeks, and finish the entire A1 level in one quarter!

Conversation classes   |   REGISTER
Offered in both day and evening schedules, our conversation classes are designed for the elementary (A1)**, intermediate (A2-B1), and advanced (B2+) levels. LEARN MORE
**Please note that the elementary conversation class requires students to have the completed a 101 or equivalent class. This class is not designed for complete beginners.

Review classes   |   REGISTER
Our review classes are split into 3 levels, A1, A2, and B1, and cover 33 hours of class time taught over 11 weeks (8 weeks in summer). Using the Agenda textbook series, students will complete a comprehensive review of an entire level using all 4 language skills, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. A great way to brush up on your French if it has been a while, or if you need extra practice before the next level.

One-Week False Beginner   |   REGISTER
One of our most popular classes, this intensive class is designed for beginner-level speakers who are between levels and want to strengthen their skills. Who is a false beginner? First and foremost, you are not a complete beginner. You have taken some classes or have had enough exposure to express yourself at the elementary level,  but it’s been a while and you need some brushing up. If you are a complete beginner, consider taking our regular or accelerated 101 classes (see above).

One-week Intermediate   |   REGISTER
These one-week sessions are a great way to review and build on your intermediate (A2+) French skills in an accelerated format. Great before another class or travel!

Grammaire en dialogues  |   REGISTER

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes ayant acquis un niveau intermédiaire (A2/B1) qui souhaitent développer leurs compétences de compréhension et d’expression orales ainsi que de compréhension de l’écrit. Nous travaillerons des structures grammaticales et syntaxiques diverses à travers une large palette d’activités construites autour de petites scènes de la vie quotidienne. Méthodes privilégiées : dialogue structuré et conversation libre, exercices de grammaire, lecture et compréhension de textes.
Livre : Grammaire en dialogues, niveau intermédiaire .

Savoir communiquer |   REGISTER

Plusieurs éléments distinguent l’écrit de l’oral : la situation de communication, le registre de langue, les techniques de production. Ce cours a été conçu pour répondre aux besoins des apprenants de niveau intermédiaire (B1) et permet de travailler la compréhension et l’expression orales et écrites en se concentrant sur les stratégies de production. Le cours s’étale sur 8 semaines et comporte 16 séances. Parmi les objectifs du module écrit figure la réalisation d’un compte rendu, d’un résumé et d’une synthèse, alors que la partie orale permettra de pratiquer la compréhension de courts documents originaux, de développer les capacités d’improvisation à partir de sujets divers et de préparer un exposé. Le cours est utile pour les candidats à l’examen du DELF.

Club de Lecture   |   REGISTER
The Alliance Française de Seattle offers a quarterly “Club de Lecture” for adults at intermediate and advanced levels (B1+)! This class is a great way to expand your knowledge of French and Francophone literature while enhancing your vocabulary and grammar.

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Undecided? Contact us to schedule a free placement test to determine your level.