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Beginners are encouraged to start with 'Initiation to French’ (Absolute Beginner) or A1.1 courses.

The A1 level includes our “Initiation” Absolute Beginner course, as well as our courses A1.1 – A1.4, and A1 Review courses. These courses cover French language instruction starting with the alphabet, pronunciation, masculine and feminine nouns, and basic introductions and progress to include coverage of simple present and past tenses, everyday vocabulary, basic requests, interrogation, imperative statements, prepositions and adverbs of place, expressions of quantity, the imperfect and more.

Immersion | Small classes

At the Alliance Française, we teach French in French. This is because immersion is proven to be the best way to learn a language—especially for beginners. In addition to classes, attending our many cultural events and taking advantage of our libraries will ensure you make progress in your journey with French. As our classes average at about five students per class, you are sure to receive individualized attention from our native-speaker instructors.

Online Instruction

Beginning  in the Spring 2020 session, the AFNO switched to a completely online system of instruction due to the COVID-19 crisis. This form of instruction will persist into 2021. Learning French online with the AFNO includes face-to-face virtual learning with our native-speaking instructors via Zoom, complimented by additional documents and resources provided via our distant-learning platform, Apolearn (learn more about Apolearn here.)
Online learning has proven to be very effective and popular among our student-base.  While we're excited to begin hosting in-person classes again starting Summer 2021, online classes will remain an option at the AFNO.

Conversation classes à la carte

The Alliance Française hosts weekly conversation classes for the intermediate to advanced levels through a punch card system. Punch cards are available for our Intermediate and Advanced Conversation classes in 10, 20, and Unlimited class options. The same conversation classes you love, now with more flexibility to fit your busy schedule. 

10 classes Punch Card

20 classes Punch Card

UNLIMITED classes Punch Card

4 reasons to learn French


French is the international language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture. A knowledge of French offers access to great works of literature in the original French.


France is the world’s top tourist destination and attracts more than 87 million visitors a year. The ability to speak even a little French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France.

Easy and Fun

French is an easy language to learn. French is a good base for learning other languages, especially Romance languages  as well as English, since a significant percentage of English vocabulary is derived from French.

Higher Learning

Speaking French opens up opportunities to study at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.

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A1 - Beginner

Beginner A1.1. light Step 2

Partial Level

Pace: Once a Week

Intensive Beginner | Part 1

Intensive French

Pace: Three times a week

Intensive Beginner | Part 2

Intensive French

Pace: Three times a week

Intensive Beginner | Part 3

Intensive French

Pace: Three times a week

Intensive Beginner | Part 4

Intensive French

Pace: Three times a week

Review Beginner Steps 1&2


Pace: Once a Week

Review Beginner Steps 3&4


Pace: Once a Week

Review with culture! (Beginner)


Pace: Once a Week
A2 - Elementary

Intensive Elementary | Part 1

Intensive French

Pace: Twice a week

Intensive Elementary | Part 2

Intensive French

Pace: Three times a week

Review Elementary Level


Pace: Once a Week

Review with culture! (Elementary and Independent)


Pace: Once a Week
B1 - Independent

Intensive Independent | Part 3

Intensive French

Pace: Three times a week

Review with culture! (Elementary and Independent)


Pace: Once a Week
From Independent (B1) to Advanced (B2-C1)

Grosses têtes

Specialized French

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$380.00 USD

Code: SU21-A1.4-Intensif
ONLINE using Zoom

Know how to use the recent past and near future in French? Don’t know how to describe events in the distant past? Then Beginner 4 is the course for you!

During this five-week course, you will progress into new grammar topics such as comparisons and the distant past, or the imparfait! In addition to these topics, you will have the opportunity to learn more about describing people and things, suggest movies or events to others, and even organize a party! This course is designed for beginners with a strong foundation of French, or for those who have previously taken up to our Beginner 3 course!

30 hours to complete the sublevel in 5 weeks | 6 hours a week | 3 classes of 2 hours per week.

Part 4 of the Beginner level (also called A1.4.) is the last part to complete the whole Beginner level A1! As the French say, “Bien joué!” Welldone!

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Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm


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