Summer Classes now open!

We have a wide variety of adult French classes taught in a friendly, intimate setting. What would you like to learn today?
Classes will be confirmed or cancelled the Wednesday or Thursday before the first week of classes

To see a complete list of our Group Class Policies, go to our Policies page


This summer, we will have 2 sessions, A and B. You can register below!
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Session
Location
Type
Pace
A1 Beginner

A1 Review

Foundation
This class is designed for students who have completed A1.3 or higher (the equivalent of approximately 80 hours of French study). It is ideal for those looking to brush-up after a break from French, or wanting support before moving up a level.

A1 review will cover foundational topics in elementary French. This includes gender of nouns, present tense of major irregular verbs, passé composé and imparfait, and futur simple. Students will practice speaking on basic topics familiar to them, reading documents at an A1 or low-A2 level, and listening to documents based on basic, everyday conversations.   
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Denver Downing St
Thursday   6pm ▸ 8pm
08 Aug 2024 ▸ 12 Sep 2024

Fast Track A1.2 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Fast Track

This is a hybrid class; Mondays will take place in-person at Downing street. Wednesday classes will happen online via Zoom. 

Fast Track A1.2 is designed for students who have completed A1.1 (101) or for false beginners.. The emphasis in French A1.2 (102) is on basic conversational skills.  After having successfully completed French A1.2, you will be able to ask and answer questions, such as “Where are you from?” “Where do you live?” “What do you like to do on weekends?”  You will be able to describe people and places, and explain basic hopes and opinions.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  Cosmopolite 1 (textbook and workbook), which will be used in each class of the A1 level (A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, and A1.4). In French A1.1, Dossiers 3 and 4 will be covered. 

How to purchase:

Cosmopolite 1 - Livre de l'élève (Textbook) Amazon link  https://a.co/d/8qyrRyi Note : disregard the warning about Polish version.
Cosmopolite 1 - Cahier d'activitées (Workbook):Amazon link https://a.co/d/1sAKTRp Note : disregard the warning about Polish version
Cosmopolite 1 - Pack Livre (textbook) + Version numérique (digital version): Amazon link https://a.co/d/1461rtF
Cosmopolite 1 - Pack Cahier (workbook) + Version numérique (digital version)): Amazon link https://a.co/d/hfp86me
Cosmopolite 1 : Manuel numérique élève (digital versions ONLY of textbook and workbook): Amazon link https://a.co/d/b9mnfgU

MEMBERSHIP: As a membership based non-profit organization, we require that all students be members of Alliance Française de Denver.  Our memberships are valid for one year.

NEW STUDENTS: If you have taken French before, we suggest you take our free placement test to ensure you are starting at the right level.




Pace: 5 hours over 4 weeks

Fast Track A1.2 Monday/Wednesday 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Fast Track

Fast Track A1.2 is designed for students who have completed A1.1 (101) or for false beginners.. The emphasis in French A1.2 (102) is on basic conversational skills.  After having successfully completed French A1.2, you will be able to ask and answer questions, such as “Where are you from?” “Where do you live?” “What do you like to do on weekends?”  You will be able to describe people and places, and explain basic hopes and opinions.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  Cosmopolite 1  (textbook and workbook), which will be used in each class of the A1 level (A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, and A1.4). In A1.2, Dossiers 3 and 4 will be covered..

How to purchase:

Cosmopolite 1 - Livre de l'élève (Textbook) Amazon link  https://a.co/d/8qyrRyi Note : disregard the warning about Polish version.
Cosmopolite 1 - Cahier d'activitées (Workbook):Amazon link https://a.co/d/1sAKTRp Note : disregard the warning about Polish version
Cosmopolite 1 - Pack Livre (textbook) + Version numérique (digital version): Amazon link https://a.co/d/1461rtF
Cosmopolite 1 - Pack Cahier (workbook) + Version numérique (digital version)): Amazon link https://a.co/d/hfp86me
Cosmopolite 1 : Manuel numérique élève (digital versions ONLY of textbook and workbook): Amazon link https://a.co/d/b9mnfgU


MEMBERSHIP: As a membership based non-profit organization, we require that all students be members of Alliance Française de Denver.  Our memberships are valid for one year.

NEW STUDENTS: If you have taken French before, we suggest you take our free placement test to ensure you are starting at the right level


Pace: 5 hours over 4 weeks
A2 Upper Beginner

A2 Conversation

Conversation
This course is designed to encourage Upper Beginner level students to converse. Different topics and authentic documents will be chosen by the instructor each week. Fun activities will be planned including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc. There will be a focus on pronunciation and grammar. No textbook needed for this class.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

A2 Review

Foundation
This course is for people who have finished A2.3, or approximately 200 hours of French study. It is ideal for someone looking to brush up after a break from French or wanting support before moving to the next level. 

In A2 review, students will examine major topics of A2 language. This includes a lengthier discussion on passé composé and imparfait and appropriate tense shifting within a narrative. Students will also work on improving variety in their descriptive language using adverbs, prepositions, object and relative pronouns, and more.

If you are unsure of your level, you can find our placement test HERE   
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Denver Downing St
Tuesday   6pm ▸ 8pm
06 Aug 2024 ▸ 10 Sep 2024

Beginner Conversation

Conversation
This course is designed to encourage A1-level Beginner level students to converse. Different topics and authentic documents related to daily life and real-life interaction will be chosen by the instructor each week. Fun activities will be planned including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc. There will be a focus on pronunciation and grammar. No textbook needed for this class.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Evening A2 Conversation

Conversation
This course is designed to encourage Upper Beginner level students to converse. Different topics and authentic documents will be chosen by the instructor each week. Fun activities will be planned including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc. There will be a focus on pronunciation and grammar. No textbook needed for this class.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Evening Beginner Conversation

Conversation
This course is designed to encourage A1-level Beginner level students to converse. Different topics and authentic documents related to daily life and real-life interaction will be chosen by the instructor each week. Fun activities will be planned including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc. There will be a focus on pronunciation and grammar. No textbook needed for this class.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Music & Grammar

Specialty Language Classes
In this class, students will learn and review grammar--typically verbs and tenses-- through popular music. Listening to music helps to improve listening comprehension and cultural knowledge, and is just plain fun! 
Pace: 1.5 hours over 4 weeks
B1 Intermediate

B1 Casse-Croûte

Conversation

Les “casse-croutes” de l’Alliance Francaise de Denver – Special Lunch Time Conversation Program BYOCC! (Bring Your Own Casse-Croûte !) From the literal translation to “break the crust” (as in breaking bread), the Casse-Croûte is a light meal shared between friends, colleagues, and family; a French version of a brown-bag lunch. Join us for a lively conversation based on current events/a magazine article/news, etc. related to your level of French. Conversations will be facilitated by the teacher who will prepare something different for each session. No textbook is needed for this class. 


Pace: 1 hour over 6 weeks

B1/B2 Review

Foundation
This class is for students who have completed B1.4 (approximately 300 hours of French study). This is an advanced level class, and is recommended for students with a significant French background, that they perhaps haven't used in some time (previously lived in France, French major/minor, etc.)

In this class, students will review B1 and B2 level topics, based on the interests and needs of the students in the class. This can include (but is not limited to) use of the conditional and subjunctive modes, effective use of passive voice, hypothetical phrases with "si", demonstrative pronouns, and indirect speech. Students will practice speaking and writing in the contexts of both everyday life and of more complex themes, such as current events, using written and audio documents. 

If you are unsure of your level, you can find our placement test HERE
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

Bringing it All Together

Specialty Language Classes
This course will focus on the 4 major language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking by using a selection of various materials. Each week students will read and analyze a particular cultural topic of conversation, learn new vocabulary by doing a variety of interesting exercises, discuss the content, and listen to or watch short clips to improve their understanding of French.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Evening Intermediate B1 Conversation

Conversation

This in-person course is designed to encourage B1-B2 level students to converse. Different topics will be chosen by the instructor each week. Fun activities will be planned including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc. No textbook needed for this class.


Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Intermediate B1 Conversation

Conversation

This in-person course is designed to encourage B1-B2 level students to converse. Different topics will be chosen by the instructor each week. Fun activities will be planned including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc. No textbook needed for this class.


Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

L'Époque Contemporaine en France

Cultural Classes
A class for history buffs or just the curious, students in this class will learn how France has been shaped and changed by history since la Révolution. Taught entirely in French, this class is for students level B1 and up.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

La Normandie : découvrez et dessinez (Drawing in French)

Cultural Classes
Calling all artists! If you are looking to stretch your creative muscles and improve your French, this is the class for you. This is an interactive class, where students will practice drawing based on various themes related to the Normandy region. By the end of the class, students will learn new art techniques, as well as ways to talk about their art in French.

This class will be entirely in French. It is recommended for strong B1 students and above. The teacher will send an email with needed materials 2 weeks before the start of the class.
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

Les Châteaux de La Loire

Cultural Classes

In this workshop, we will discover some of the most extraordinary castles in France.  We will learn about and discuss their architecture, strategic geographic location, history, Kings and Queens, among other topics.  This course is designed for students at the intermediate to advanced level of French (B1 and above). It will be taught entirely in French!


Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Denver Downing St
Monday   6pm ▸ 7:30pm
05 Aug 2024 ▸ 09 Sep 2024

Music & Grammar

Specialty Language Classes
In this class, students will learn and review grammar--typically verbs and tenses-- through popular music. Listening to music helps to improve listening comprehension and cultural knowledge, and is just plain fun! 
Pace: 1.5 hours over 4 weeks
B2 Upper Intermediate

Advanced Grammar Review

Specialty Language Classes
In this 5-week class, you will refine essential features of French grammar to improve your language skills. This class is designed for students at a B1-level or higher.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

B1 Casse-Croûte

Conversation

Les “casse-croutes” de l’Alliance Francaise de Denver – Special Lunch Time Conversation Program BYOCC! (Bring Your Own Casse-Croûte !) From the literal translation to “break the crust” (as in breaking bread), the Casse-Croûte is a light meal shared between friends, colleagues, and family; a French version of a brown-bag lunch. Join us for a lively conversation based on current events/a magazine article/news, etc. related to your level of French. Conversations will be facilitated by the teacher who will prepare something different for each session. No textbook is needed for this class. 


Pace: 1 hour over 6 weeks

B1/B2 Review

Foundation
This class is for students who have completed B1.4 (approximately 300 hours of French study). This is an advanced level class, and is recommended for students with a significant French background, that they perhaps haven't used in some time (previously lived in France, French major/minor, etc.)

In this class, students will review B1 and B2 level topics, based on the interests and needs of the students in the class. This can include (but is not limited to) use of the conditional and subjunctive modes, effective use of passive voice, hypothetical phrases with "si", demonstrative pronouns, and indirect speech. Students will practice speaking and writing in the contexts of both everyday life and of more complex themes, such as current events, using written and audio documents. 

If you are unsure of your level, you can find our placement test HERE
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

B2++: Le français dans le monde actuel

Foundation

This in-person class is designed for students at the B2 Upper Intermediate level or higher or for students who have taken more than 500 hours of French.

In this class, students will participate in enticing conversations about current events and culture pertaining to the French speaking world (France, Belgium, West Africa, etc.).  Based on news videos and podcasts, they will engage in class discussions and defend their opinions.  Additionally, they will learn new idiomatic expressions, proverbs, as well as a plethora of linguistic subtleties.  

This class is taught entirely in French. 


Pace: 2.5 over 6 weeks

Bringing it All Together

Specialty Language Classes
This course will focus on the 4 major language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking by using a selection of various materials. Each week students will read and analyze a particular cultural topic of conversation, learn new vocabulary by doing a variety of interesting exercises, discuss the content, and listen to or watch short clips to improve their understanding of French.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

L'Époque Contemporaine en France

Cultural Classes
A class for history buffs or just the curious, students in this class will learn how France has been shaped and changed by history since la Révolution. Taught entirely in French, this class is for students level B1 and up.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

La Normandie : découvrez et dessinez (Drawing in French)

Cultural Classes
Calling all artists! If you are looking to stretch your creative muscles and improve your French, this is the class for you. This is an interactive class, where students will practice drawing based on various themes related to the Normandy region. By the end of the class, students will learn new art techniques, as well as ways to talk about their art in French.

This class will be entirely in French. It is recommended for strong B1 students and above. The teacher will send an email with needed materials 2 weeks before the start of the class.
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

Les Châteaux de La Loire

Cultural Classes

In this workshop, we will discover some of the most extraordinary castles in France.  We will learn about and discuss their architecture, strategic geographic location, history, Kings and Queens, among other topics.  This course is designed for students at the intermediate to advanced level of French (B1 and above). It will be taught entirely in French!


Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Denver Downing St
Monday   6pm ▸ 7:30pm
05 Aug 2024 ▸ 09 Sep 2024

Literature Francophone Avancée

Specialty Language Classes

Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Ripped from the Headlines: Advanced Conversation and Current Events

Conversation

This course is designed for B1 to C2 (intermediate to advanced) students. In this French conversation class, discussion about topics related to current events, culture, science, and economics, is of the essence. Each week, the instructor selects different themes, drawn from newspaper or magazine articles, podcasts, excerpts from literary texts, French movie clips, etc. Exchange of ideas is highly encouraged and fun. Emphasis on pronunciation and grammar is made when necessary.


Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks
C1 Advanced

Advanced Grammar Review

Specialty Language Classes
In this 5-week class, you will refine essential features of French grammar to improve your language skills. This class is designed for students at a B1-level or higher.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

B2++: Le français dans le monde actuel

Foundation

This in-person class is designed for students at the B2 Upper Intermediate level or higher or for students who have taken more than 500 hours of French.

In this class, students will participate in enticing conversations about current events and culture pertaining to the French speaking world (France, Belgium, West Africa, etc.).  Based on news videos and podcasts, they will engage in class discussions and defend their opinions.  Additionally, they will learn new idiomatic expressions, proverbs, as well as a plethora of linguistic subtleties.  

This class is taught entirely in French. 


Pace: 2.5 over 6 weeks

Bringing it All Together

Specialty Language Classes
This course will focus on the 4 major language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking by using a selection of various materials. Each week students will read and analyze a particular cultural topic of conversation, learn new vocabulary by doing a variety of interesting exercises, discuss the content, and listen to or watch short clips to improve their understanding of French.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

C1+ Review

Foundation
This is an advanced review course for students with approximately 500 or more hours of experience learning French. Students should be capable of speaking with some confidence on a variety of topics, in French.

In this class, students will practice confident and fluid language, in the context of complex topics such as controversial current issues (effects of AI, what subjects should be taught in schools, pollution, etc.). Some grammar topics will be planned in advance, but grammar will be reviewed as issues arise with students in the context of improving flow and clarity.

If you are unsure of your level, you can find our placement test HERE
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

L'Époque Contemporaine en France

Cultural Classes
A class for history buffs or just the curious, students in this class will learn how France has been shaped and changed by history since la Révolution. Taught entirely in French, this class is for students level B1 and up.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

La Normandie : découvrez et dessinez (Drawing in French)

Cultural Classes
Calling all artists! If you are looking to stretch your creative muscles and improve your French, this is the class for you. This is an interactive class, where students will practice drawing based on various themes related to the Normandy region. By the end of the class, students will learn new art techniques, as well as ways to talk about their art in French.

This class will be entirely in French. It is recommended for strong B1 students and above. The teacher will send an email with needed materials 2 weeks before the start of the class.
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

Les Châteaux de La Loire

Cultural Classes

In this workshop, we will discover some of the most extraordinary castles in France.  We will learn about and discuss their architecture, strategic geographic location, history, Kings and Queens, among other topics.  This course is designed for students at the intermediate to advanced level of French (B1 and above). It will be taught entirely in French!


Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Denver Downing St
Monday   6pm ▸ 7:30pm
05 Aug 2024 ▸ 09 Sep 2024

Literature Francophone Avancée

Specialty Language Classes

Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Ripped from the Headlines: Advanced Conversation and Current Events

Conversation

This course is designed for B1 to C2 (intermediate to advanced) students. In this French conversation class, discussion about topics related to current events, culture, science, and economics, is of the essence. Each week, the instructor selects different themes, drawn from newspaper or magazine articles, podcasts, excerpts from literary texts, French movie clips, etc. Exchange of ideas is highly encouraged and fun. Emphasis on pronunciation and grammar is made when necessary.


Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks
C2 Advanced

Advanced Grammar Review

Specialty Language Classes
In this 5-week class, you will refine essential features of French grammar to improve your language skills. This class is designed for students at a B1-level or higher.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

B2++: Le français dans le monde actuel

Foundation

This in-person class is designed for students at the B2 Upper Intermediate level or higher or for students who have taken more than 500 hours of French.

In this class, students will participate in enticing conversations about current events and culture pertaining to the French speaking world (France, Belgium, West Africa, etc.).  Based on news videos and podcasts, they will engage in class discussions and defend their opinions.  Additionally, they will learn new idiomatic expressions, proverbs, as well as a plethora of linguistic subtleties.  

This class is taught entirely in French. 


Pace: 2.5 over 6 weeks

C1+ Review

Foundation
This is an advanced review course for students with approximately 500 or more hours of experience learning French. Students should be capable of speaking with some confidence on a variety of topics, in French.

In this class, students will practice confident and fluid language, in the context of complex topics such as controversial current issues (effects of AI, what subjects should be taught in schools, pollution, etc.). Some grammar topics will be planned in advance, but grammar will be reviewed as issues arise with students in the context of improving flow and clarity.

If you are unsure of your level, you can find our placement test HERE
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

L'Époque Contemporaine en France

Cultural Classes
A class for history buffs or just the curious, students in this class will learn how France has been shaped and changed by history since la Révolution. Taught entirely in French, this class is for students level B1 and up.
Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

La Normandie : découvrez et dessinez (Drawing in French)

Cultural Classes
Calling all artists! If you are looking to stretch your creative muscles and improve your French, this is the class for you. This is an interactive class, where students will practice drawing based on various themes related to the Normandy region. By the end of the class, students will learn new art techniques, as well as ways to talk about their art in French.

This class will be entirely in French. It is recommended for strong B1 students and above. The teacher will send an email with needed materials 2 weeks before the start of the class.
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks

Les Châteaux de La Loire

Cultural Classes

In this workshop, we will discover some of the most extraordinary castles in France.  We will learn about and discuss their architecture, strategic geographic location, history, Kings and Queens, among other topics.  This course is designed for students at the intermediate to advanced level of French (B1 and above). It will be taught entirely in French!


Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Denver Downing St
Monday   6pm ▸ 7:30pm
05 Aug 2024 ▸ 09 Sep 2024

Literature Francophone Avancée

Specialty Language Classes

Pace: 1.5 over 6 weeks

Ripped from the Headlines: Advanced Conversation and Current Events

Conversation

This course is designed for B1 to C2 (intermediate to advanced) students. In this French conversation class, discussion about topics related to current events, culture, science, and economics, is of the essence. Each week, the instructor selects different themes, drawn from newspaper or magazine articles, podcasts, excerpts from literary texts, French movie clips, etc. Exchange of ideas is highly encouraged and fun. Emphasis on pronunciation and grammar is made when necessary.


Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks


About our levels

At AF Denver, we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as the base for our levels. Below, you can find a basic description of each level. For more detailed information, explore the self-assessment grid.

Unsure of your level? Take our placement test!

A1 Level

At the beginner level, students can understand basic expressions and phrases to fulfill basic needs. By the end of the A1.1-A1.4 series, students can introduce themselves, ask and answer simple questions, and give a basic description of their everyday lives.

A2 Level

At the A2 level, students become comfortable with descriptions and elaborating on the simple language from A1. By the end of the A2.1-A2.4 series Students can give descriptions related to their everyday life, as well as communicating basic stories with which they are familiar.

B1 Level

B1 students begin to deal with manipulating their language to navigate unexpected situations. By the end of the B1.1-B1.4 series, students can describe experiences and events in some detail, give opinions and reasons for them, and begin to branch out from topics in their immediate sphere of interest.

B2 Level

B2 students are able to communicate with some degree of complexity and fluidity. By the end the B21.-B2.4 series, students are able to understand authentic material on complex topics, and is able to express their ideas clearly without difficulty for their audience.

C1 Level

At the C1 level, students are able to communicate fludily on personal, professional, and academic topics. By the end of the C1.1-C1.4 series, students are able to navigate complex authentic material and use language flexibly on both familiar and unfamiliar topics.

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