French workshops for adults

FRENCH FAST TRACK CLASSES

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!

See our full list of adult fast track classes below





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A1 Beginner

Fast Track A1.2 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

Fast Track A1.4 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Fast Track

Complete French A1.4 (104) in only 4 weeks (versus 11 weeks).  This class meets twice a week for 2.5 hours and entails 2 to 3 hours of homework per week. Fast Track A1.4 is for students who have completed A1.3 or who had three semesters of French.  After having successfully completed French A1.4, you will be able to speak about your family, your profession, and personal interests. You will also be able to tell and write a story with the use of past tenses. Additionally, you will be able to talk about your future goals.  Finally, you will be ready for A2.1.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  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 this course, you will cover Dossiers 7 and 8.

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
A1.2 Beginner

Fast Track A1.2 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
A1.4 Beginner

Fast Track A1.4 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Fast Track

Complete French A1.4 (104) in only 4 weeks (versus 11 weeks).  This class meets twice a week for 2.5 hours and entails 2 to 3 hours of homework per week. Fast Track A1.4 is for students who have completed A1.3 or who had three semesters of French.  After having successfully completed French A1.4, you will be able to speak about your family, your profession, and personal interests. You will also be able to tell and write a story with the use of past tenses. Additionally, you will be able to talk about your future goals.  Finally, you will be ready for A2.1.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  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 this course, you will cover Dossiers 7 and 8.

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
Adults Foundation

Fast Track A1.2 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

Fast Track A1.4 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Fast Track

Complete French A1.4 (104) in only 4 weeks (versus 11 weeks).  This class meets twice a week for 2.5 hours and entails 2 to 3 hours of homework per week. Fast Track A1.4 is for students who have completed A1.3 or who had three semesters of French.  After having successfully completed French A1.4, you will be able to speak about your family, your profession, and personal interests. You will also be able to tell and write a story with the use of past tenses. Additionally, you will be able to talk about your future goals.  Finally, you will be ready for A2.1.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  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 this course, you will cover Dossiers 7 and 8.

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
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A1 Beginner

French Phonetics & Pronunciation (5 wks) A1 / A2 - 9:30 - 11:30 am

Workshop

This class is for students who need to improve their pronunciation skills.  It is specifically designed for those at the A1 or A2 level (beginners or upper beginners) struggling with French pronunciation. Students will learn key characteristics of French phonetics, or French sounds. French pronunciation entails understanding a few basic concepts and mastering a few steps.

First, understanding how sounds are made French is of the essence.  Indeed, whereas in English consonants are emphasized, in French vowels are.  Therefore, the first step is to master making French vowel sounds—in particular the “e” [uh] and the “u” [ew].

Second, because syllables are the smallest sound units in words, understanding how to divide French words into syllables is crucial. Indeed, the way words are divided into syllables in French is different from the way syllables are separated in English. Consequently, in order to speak clearly, the second step is to master the rules of syllable division in French.

Last but not least, “liaisons” play a key role in French pronunciation. A liaison is a word ending with a consonant linked with another word starting with a vowel or a silent h, as in “vous avez” [voo zah vay] or “un homme” [uhn nuhm]. Thus, because ”liaisons” also carry meaning, understanding when and how to make “liaisons” is fundamental when speaking French.

In sum, this class teaches French pronunciation as well as the art of speaking French with greater self-confidence!


Pace: 2 hours over 5 weeks

French for Travelers (6wks) 6:00-8:00 pm

Workshop
This 6-week course is designed for complete or false beginners who are preparing to travel to a French-speaking country in the near future.  The focus of the course is on needed language tools to travel.  Students will be taught to introduce themselves, understand and ask for directions, order from a restaurant menu, purchase items, etc.

Required material: None!
Pace: 2 hours over 6 weeks
A2 Upper Beginner

French Phonetics & Pronunciation (5 wks) A1 / A2 - 9:30 - 11:30 am

Workshop

This class is for students who need to improve their pronunciation skills.  It is specifically designed for those at the A1 or A2 level (beginners or upper beginners) struggling with French pronunciation. Students will learn key characteristics of French phonetics, or French sounds. French pronunciation entails understanding a few basic concepts and mastering a few steps.

First, understanding how sounds are made French is of the essence.  Indeed, whereas in English consonants are emphasized, in French vowels are.  Therefore, the first step is to master making French vowel sounds—in particular the “e” [uh] and the “u” [ew].

Second, because syllables are the smallest sound units in words, understanding how to divide French words into syllables is crucial. Indeed, the way words are divided into syllables in French is different from the way syllables are separated in English. Consequently, in order to speak clearly, the second step is to master the rules of syllable division in French.

Last but not least, “liaisons” play a key role in French pronunciation. A liaison is a word ending with a consonant linked with another word starting with a vowel or a silent h, as in “vous avez” [voo zah vay] or “un homme” [uhn nuhm]. Thus, because ”liaisons” also carry meaning, understanding when and how to make “liaisons” is fundamental when speaking French.

In sum, this class teaches French pronunciation as well as the art of speaking French with greater self-confidence!


Pace: 2 hours over 5 weeks

Les monuments français (4wks) B1 - 9:30am-11:30pm

Workshop

From roman ruins and medieval fortresses to Gothic cathedrals and romantic chateaux, there’s an impressive array of historic sites in France, deriving from a history filled with everything from bloody conquests to ostentatious royalty and ecclesiastical grandeur. In this class, we'll go through a selection of the finest architectural landmarks of 4 specific historical eras:

- Roman Antiquities - Amphitheatre de Nîmes/Arles, Pont du Gard

- Medieval walled Cities - Carcassonne, Avignon, St Malo

- Gothic Cathedrals - Notre-Dame de Paris, Reims, Chartres, Rouen.

- Renaissance Chateaux - Chambord, Chenonceau, Fontainebleau, Versailles. 

This class is for A2-B1 level students. 


Pace: 2 hours over 4 weeks
B1 Intermediate

Les monuments français (4wks) B1 - 9:30am-11:30pm

Workshop

From roman ruins and medieval fortresses to Gothic cathedrals and romantic chateaux, there’s an impressive array of historic sites in France, deriving from a history filled with everything from bloody conquests to ostentatious royalty and ecclesiastical grandeur. In this class, we'll go through a selection of the finest architectural landmarks of 4 specific historical eras:

- Roman Antiquities - Amphitheatre de Nîmes/Arles, Pont du Gard

- Medieval walled Cities - Carcassonne, Avignon, St Malo

- Gothic Cathedrals - Notre-Dame de Paris, Reims, Chartres, Rouen.

- Renaissance Chateaux - Chambord, Chenonceau, Fontainebleau, Versailles. 

This class is for A2-B1 level students. 


Pace: 2 hours over 4 weeks




2022

WINTER TERM

Intensives
1/2 - 1/8

Classes
1/9 - 3/26


2022

SPRING TERM

Intensives
3/27 - 4/2

Classes
4/3 - 6/18


2022

SUMMER TERM

Intensives
6/19 - 6/25

Classes
6/26 - 9/10
No classes on May 30th and July 4th

2022

FALL TERM

Intensives
9/11 - 9/17

Classes
9/18 - 12/10
No classes during Thanks Giving week (11/20-11/26)





FREE PLACEMENT TEST

If you have taken French before, we suggest you take our FREE placement test to ensure you start at the right level. You can take the test directly online.


ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST


After taking an online written test you will be prompted to schedule an oral test over the phone with our Education Coordinator.




BIENVENUE!

The Alliance Française de Denver offers classes in four convenient locations.

DENVER CLASSES

DENVER CLASSES

Alliance Française de Denver
571 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80204 USA

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BOULDER CLASSES

BOULDER CLASSES

Galvanize Boulder
1023 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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EVERGREEN CLASSES

EVERGREEN CLASSES

Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Dr.
Evergreen, CO 80469

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CENTENNIAL CLASSES

CENTENNIAL CLASSES

Hamsher Wealth Management
6950 E Belleview Ave Suite 103
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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The evolution of the French language

The evolution of the French language

Have you ever asked yourself where modern French originates from? Non? Pas de problème! You can always use this extra knowledge at a party. 

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NEW SPRING TERM FRENCH WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

NEW SPRING TERM FRENCH WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Learn about French phonetics, other French territories and more!

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Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV - 4/29/21 @ 6pm

Café Culturel - Le sens de la propreté à Versailles sous Louis XIV - 4/29/21 @ 6pm

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Café des Arts: Le Corbusier - April 22 @ 7pm

Café des Arts: Le Corbusier - April 22 @ 7pm

Le Corbusier is revered as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. We will look at some of his buildings and see why he is so important, and also why some of his ideas are still controversial today.

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French for Travelers

French for Travelers

This 6-week course is designed for complete or false beginners who are preparing to travel to a French-speaking country in the near future.  

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Civilisation de la francophonie

Civilisation de la francophonie

This course is designed for students at the Intermediate level (those who have completed the A2 series of classes and those at the B1 level).  It presents facets of culture or civilization experienced in all parts of the world where French plays a major role. 

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Les Beaux Villages de France

Les Beaux Villages de France

France is home to picturesque villages and seaside communities dating back to medieval or Roman times.  In this course, we will delve into their unique stories, history, geographical locations and cultural heritage.  

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Winter session

Winter session

Registrations for Winter Session classes and workshops are now open. We offer a wide range of French classes for adults and children from beginner to advanced levels. Sign up before it is too late! 

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WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

"I'd like to start this off by thanking you for teaching me so much French. You were a great teacher and you helped me learn so many new things. I'd also like to apologize for missing a lot of lessons, although I'm sure that I would've rather gone to them. Again, you are the best teacher I've ever had, and it's sad to say goodbye to you."
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"Alliance Française de Denver created a wonderful virtual environment where I spent my Summer vacation; visiting the winemaking area of Bouzy; celebrating Bastille Day; learning how to cook with flowers; touring historic châteaux and beautiful villages; all in the safety and comfort of my home.

A real treat for any Francophone person; especially having a daily place for French chat to try out and maintain colloquial skills."
Stephen G.
"Anne is fantastic! The material is fast paced for this "old dog" to learn new tricks, but we could not go slower. It has been very helpful to prepare me for my trip to France."
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