French Classes – Spring 2024 (Online & on-site)

March 15, 2024 May 4, 2024
Online & on-site

Online registration for our Spring 2024 session of French classes is open.

  • Most courses will run for 9 weeks from Monday April 15th to June 13th in 2 hour weekly classes. The start time of each class may be different. The number of students per online class is limited to 7.
  • All online classes are delivered virtually with Zoom. Some classes will be on-site.

Instructions

Instructions to Register for a Class or Workshop

  • To register in a class, other than Beginner 1, take a placement test and schedule a brief chat with us to sign-up for the appropriate class, or ask for information at [email protected].
  • Add your class to the cart and proceed to checkout.
  • PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MEMBER of the Alliance Française de Baltimore to take classes. Please go to the Membership page to purchase a membership. If you are already a member, please login to your account.
  • For our general French group classes, a textbook and a workbook are required. Please order them and have them shipped ahead of the start date of the class, if you do not have them yet. Of course, you can use the provider of your choice (amazon, MEP Education, ebay, the AFB, etc):
    • List of textbooks and workbooks with their EAN (= ISBN number) :
      Cosmopolite 1 (for all A1 classes) – textbook isbn: 978-2014015973, workbook isbn: 978-2014015980
      Inspire 2 (for new A2-1 class) – textbook isbn: 9782015135793; workbook isbn: 9782015135809
      Inspire 3 (B1-1 through B1-4) – textbook isbn: 978-2017133452; workbook isbn: 978-2017133469
      Inspire 4 (for all B2 classes) – textbook isbn: 9782017175438; workbook isbn: 9782017230489
  • Cancellation of class registration is subject to the Policies of the Alliance Française de Baltimore. Please review them in advance. You want to request the rescheduling of a class you missed: please inform us at least 24 hours in advance.

Language Classes

Beginner A1-1

No prerequisite

This class is designed for complete beginners.  The emphasis of French 101 is on very basic conversational skills. 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

  • Grammar skills : personal pronouns, alphabet and the accents, gender of countries, definite and indefinite articles, conjugation of verbs être, s’appeler, ER verbs, verb avoir,  C’est / il est, interrogative adjective quel, parce que / pour, possessive adjectives in the singular form.  (A1 book: dossiers 0, 1)
  • Please order Inspire 1: textbook isbn: 9782015135755, workbook isbn: 9782015135762

Thursdays (April 18 – June 13), 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 18 hours, online : zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Beginner A1-2

Prerequisite A1-1 or equivalent

Designed for students who have completed 101 or ‘false beginners,’ (those who have taken French before but believe they have forgotten everything).  The focus of this class emphasizes basic conversational skills.  You will be able to ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you own. You will be able to describe or make simple requests and invitations, understand date and time, and explain basic hopes and opinions.

  • Grammar skills :  prepositions of location, contracted articles, conjugation of verbs aller, prendre, habiter, venir, negation of the verbs, demonstrative adjectives, est-ce que and inversion to ask questions, etc ;  (A1 book: dossier 2 ) 
  • Please order Cosmopolite 1 – textbook isbn: 978-2014015973, workbook isbn: 978-2014015980

Tuesdays (April 16 – June 11),  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 18 hours, online: zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Beginner A1-3

Prerequisite A1-2 or equivalent

You will be able to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases aimed at asking for directions, describing a place, giving orders, talking about the weather. You will also be able ask for information and tell a story with the use of past tenses.

  • Grammar skills : possessive adjectives in the plural form, the gender and number of descriptive adjectives,verbs of preference aimer, adorer, more ER verbs, verb faire + du/de la/ de l’/ des, disjunctive pronouns, expression “avoir mal” + body parts, some time markers ;  (A1 book: dossier 3 + lesson 1 dossier 4 )
  • Please order Cosmopolite 1 – textbook isbn: 978-2014015973, workbook isbn: 978-2014015980

Thursdays (April 18 – June 13),  6:15 pm – 8:15 pm, 18 hours, online: zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Beginner A1-4

Prerequisite A1-3 or equivalent

You will be able to talk about cultural activities and your hobbies, about food and clothing; you will learn to give advice, express an appreciation, describe an object and its function, express specific quantities and write a shopping list.

  • Grammar skills: verbs choisir and sortir in the present tense, the imperative mode, the passé composé tense (part 1), recent past and near future structures, verb dire in the present tense, the passé composé tense (part 2), être + adjective / avoir + noun + adjective, the adjective “même”, passé composé and present tenses; (A1 book: lessons 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 dossier 4 + lessons 1, 2, dossier 5)
  • Please order Cosmopolite 1 – textbook isbn: 978-2014015973, workbook isbn: 978-2014015980

Tuesdays (April 16 – June 11),  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 18 hours, online: zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Beginner A1-5

Prerequisite A1-4 or equivalent

You will be able to order a meal at a restaurant and express your satisfaction or discontent; express restriction ; compare present and past situations; describe your home and look for a place to live; understand and express rules.

  • Grammar Skills: the future simple tense, use of “il faut”, pronoun y, the IR verbs (review), structures to talk about the weather, expressing emotions and sensations, partitive articles, expressing specific quantities, pronoun “en”; ( A1 book : dossier 6 + 1, 2 dossier 7)
  • Please order Cosmopolite 1 – textbook isbn: 978-2014015973, workbook isbn: 978-2014015980

Tuesdays (April 16 – June 11),  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 18 hours, online: zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

A1-A2 Refresher Course

Prerequisite A1 courses completed

  • Grammar skills: reflexive verbs, review of the passé composé, imparfait, future, conditional tenses, review of the object pronouns.

$270.00Add to cart

Intermediate A2-1

Prerequisite A1 courses completed

You will be able to talk about you, about what you like and like to do, ask questions, talk about future plans.

  • Grammar skills: the recent past, near future, present continu, adverbs of frequency, relative pronouns qui and que, asking questions in 3 different ways, interrogative words, interrogative adjective quel, disjunctive pronouns, simple future tense, time markers. (A2 book : dossier 1)
  • Please order Inspire 2: textbook isbn: 9782015135793; workbook isbn: 9782015135809

Wednesdays (April 18 – June 13),  6 pm – 8 pm, 18 hours, online: zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Independent User B1-1

Prerequisite A2-7 or equivalent

You will learn to introduce yourself, talk about yourself, about your preferences, your activities, compare, give advice and explanations, identify cultural differences, express opposition, report some recent and past news, etc.

  • Grammar skills: present tense (indicative and conditional moods), recent past, near future, relative pronouns (qui, que, où, dont), comparative/superlative, expressions of cause and consequences, expressions of opposition, passé composé / imparfait (B1 book : dossier 1) 
  • Please order Inspire 3 textbook isbn: 9782017133452; workbook isbn: 9782017133469:

Thursdays (April 18 – June 13),  6:30pm – 8:30pm, 18 hours, Online: zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Independent User B1-2

Prerequisite B1-1  or equivalent

You will learn to find solutions, debate a controversial subject, encourage action, persuade someone to do something, communicate about one’s background, express one’s motivation and present one’s project.

  • Grammar skills: present participle to specify an action, adverbs of manner, adverbs of quantity and intensity to qualify one’s opinion, some prepositional verbs to express the purpose of an action, to incite to act, situate the different stages of one’s career in time, structure a cover letter (B1 book: dossier 2 + lesson 1 dossier 3)
  • Please order Inspire 3 – textbook isbn: 9782017133452; workbook isbn: 9782017133469

$270.00Add to cart

Independent User B1-6

Prerequisite B1-5 or equivalent

You will learn to find solutions, debate a controversial subject, encourage action, persuade someone to do something, communicate about one’s background, express one’s motivation and present one’s project.

  • Grammar skills: time markers, some prepositional verbs to talk about information and misinformation, structures to emphasize, compound relative pronouns, structures to explain the utility and functioning of an innovation, (B1 book: dossier 6)
  • Please order Inspire 3 – textbook isbn: 9782017133452; workbook isbn: 9782017133469

Mondays (April 15 – June 10),  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 18 hours, online : zoom meetings.

$270.00Add to cart

Independent User B2

Prerequisite B1-7 or equivalent


You will learn to talk about express feelings and emotions using adjectives derived from verbs, talk about health issues, failures and successes, talk about alternative life styles.

  • Grammar skills: adjectives derived from verbs, formal questions, negations, adverbs, conditional mood, figures of speech : metaphor and anaphor (Inspire B2 book, dossier 1)
  • Please order Inspire 4 – textbook isbn : 9782017175438; workbook isbn: 9782017230489

Wednesdays (April 17 – June 12), 6:30 am – 8:30 pm , 18 hours, online meetings with zoom.

$270.00Add to cart