Summer Class Catalog now available! 

Registration and Early Bird opens May 28 

SUMMER 2024 CATALOG

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
A1 Beginner

Fast Track A1.1 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Fast Track

Fast Track A1.1 is for false beginners, i.e., students who have had some French, but remember little.  This class meets twice a week for 2.5 hours and entails 2 to 3 hours of homework per week.  The emphasis in this class is on very basic conversational skills.  After having successfully completed French A1.1, you will be able to introduce yourself and others, answer basic questions regarding your life, and express personal likes and dislikes.  You will also have learned the French alphabet, numbers and basic vocabulary.

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 0, 1, and 2 will be covered. 

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..

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


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.



Click here to discover the self-assessment grid that illustrates the levels of proficiency described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


TYPE OF FRENCH CLASSES FOR ADULTS 


Foundation courses

Course based on a curriculum designed to learn the language and build a strong foundation. Essential to reach proficiency in French. Meets 2.5 hours a week over 11 weeks.

Intensive

Brush-up courses: One-week intensive course to review grammar and communication skills. Great for students wishing to review skills they have forgotten; essential for those wanting to reach the next level! Meets 2 hours a day for 5 days. Introduction to French: Learn the very basics of French in one week! Meets 2 hours daily for 5 days.


Fast Track

Fast Track version of our foundation courses. Meets 2.5 hours twice a week over 4 weeks. Highly dynamic class for a fast-paced learning experience! In a 12-week session, ambitious students can complete three levels instead of one!

Conversation classes

Course designed to practice the language and converse with peers about culture and current events.

Workshops

Generally, 5 or 6-week cultural course on literature, art, cinema, fashion, culinary, music, or history. Taught entirely in French, students are immersed in a cultural experience.

OUR COMMITMENTS TO YOU



Classes limited 5 to 12 students 



Highly qualified native and fluent French-speaking Alliance Française French teachers



Maximum opportunities for students to practice and use the French language with immediate results








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