• 1420 Walnut Street Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102 •



Due to the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak in the USA and the directives of the state of Pennsylvania, the Alliance Française de Philadelphie is now offering courses online. 

What is an online class? An online class is a live video conference with your instructor and fellow students that will follow the usual format and syllabus.

How does it work? The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie is using Zoom for all the virtual classes. In addition to that, students and instructors can find their own class on a platform called Apolearn. It very much looks like a Facebook page: Your contacts are your instructor and your classmates. Functions include activity feed, sharing resources and articles, and an online chat. Students can also practice and do their homework, record their voices and videos (recordings are private and are not used "outside" the class)

What do I need? A computer with a webcam and a microphone, an internet connexion. Please click here



General Information

  • Classes taught by highly qualified French instructors
  • Adult classes offered for all levels of French, from A1 to C2
  • Four ten week sessions per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer)
  • Evening and Morning classes
  • Students meet once a week for 10 weeks for 1.5-2 hours depending on class size
  • No more than 10 students per class


2019-2020 session dates

FALL 2019
September 9th - November 15th

In person registration and placement tests:
  September 5-6, 12:00-2:00PM & 4:00-6:00 PM, September 7th 12:00-3:00 PM

December 2nd - February 22nd
In person registration and placement tests:
  November 22, 12:00-2:00PM & 4:00-6:00 PM, November 23th 12:00-2:00 PM

March 9th - May 15th
Class Schedule will be posted later
Alliance Française's Open House :

February 29, 2020 

Class schedule


May 25 - July 31

Class schedule will be posted later



We require all prospective students with previous experience studying French or living in a French speaking country to take a placement test to determine their appropriate level before registering.

The placement test takes between 15-20 minutes to complete. Once we receive the results of your placement test, one of our professors will contact you directly for a quick conversation in French. They will then let you know your level and schedule options for your course.

If you are a complete beginner (101 level) or know your level and course time please download and fill out the student registration form and return it to us via email at

Registration form



GENERAL CLASSES - $320 for a 10-week session (material not included) - price of course materials depends on course level.

SPECIALIZED CLASSES - (Literature, French for travel, Écriture Creative) - $330 for a 10-week session.

Enrollment is contingent upon advanced payment for course and materials. To be eligible for a refund, students 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.


The alliance will be closed on the following days

Thanksgiving break - November 28 & 29, 2019

Winter break - December 22 to January 1, 2019

MLK Day - January 20, 2020

Memorial Day - May 25, 2020

Independence Day - July 4, 2020

Bastille Day - July 14, 2020

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