General Information

  • All levels of French (101 to 401: A1 to C2)
  • Students meet once a week for 10 weeks for 1h30 to 2h
  • No more than 10 students per class
  • Evening classes and morning classes


      Fall Session 2017      
 September 11 - November 18
(Children's classes start Sept. 9)
Sept. 7 & Sept. 8 (12:00 to 2:00 pm & 4:00 to 6:00 pm)
Sept. 9 (12:00 to 3:00pm)

 Winter Session 2017-18
  December 4 - February 17
(Children's classes start Dec. 4) 
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 (12:00 to 2:00 pm & 4:00 to 6:00 pm)
  Dec. 2 (12:00 to 3:00pm)
    Spring Session 2018 
  March 3 - May 12
(Children's classes start Mar. 3)
Mar. 1 & Mar. 2 (12:00 to 2:00 pm & 4:00 to 6:00 pm)
Mar. 3 (12:00 to 3:00pm)
   Summer Session 2018
  May 19 - July 29
(Children's classes start May 19) 
May 17 & May 18 (12:00 to 2:00 pm & 4:00 to 6:00 pm)
May 19 (12:00 to 3:00pm)


General classes: $310 for 1 session + Material

Specialized Classes (literature, French for travel) : $320 for 1 session. More information here


You had French in the past?

Students who are new to the Alliance Française but who have taken French courses before or have spent time in a French speaking country must take an informal placement test at the time of Registration, or online (In order to ensure a more accurate placement, the online placement test will be followed by a quick interview with a French instructor who will recommend a class).

Placement test during the registration will be on March 1st and March 2nd from noon to 2 pm and from 4pm to 6 pm, March 3rd from noon to 3 pm.

If you are unable to come, please schedule a placement test over the phone!


Enrollment is contingent upon advanced payment for course and materials. To be eligible for a refund, student must contact the office at least 24 hours before the first class. After the first class, only a credit for the next session will be issued (a $30.00 cancellation fee plus $30.00 per class is retained by the Alliance Française). No credit is issued after the end of the 3rd week of classes.

*courses will meet for 1 1/2 hours if there are 3 or 4 students; if there are 2 students, the course will become semi-private and meets for an hour once a week.

Immersion classes

We also offer one-day immersion classes throughout each session. These courses represent six hours of intensive work within one subject area and are geared toward conversation with reviews of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. The cost is $150 and includes lunch and materials. Advanced payment is needed to retain reservation. To be eligible for a refund, students must contact the office at least 24 hours prior to the Immersion course. 

Alliance Française de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 735-5283
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