1420 Walnut Street Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102

General Information

  • Highly qualified French instructors
  • Adult classes for all levels of French (101 to 401: A1 to C2)
  • Four ten week sessions per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Fall).
  • 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

Class level & registration process

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 is available on our website here. it will take between 15-20 minutes to complete. We receive the results of your placement test and then 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

2018-2019 session dates

FALL 2018

September 8th - November 17th
Class Schedule

WINTER 2018-2019
December 3rd-February 23rd
Class Schedule
In person registration and placement tests:
November 29-30, 12:00 - 2:00PM, 4:00-6PM, December 1, 12:00-3:00 PM

March 11th - May 18th
In person registration and placement tests:
March 7-8 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, 4:00-6:00 PM
Class Schedule

June 3rd - August 9th
Class Schedule
In person registration and placement tests:
May 30-31, 12:00-2:00PM & 4:00-6:00 PM, June 1st 12:00-3:00 PM


General classes: $310 for one 10-week session plus the cost of course materials - price of course materials depends on course level. Specialized Classes (literature, French for travel) : $320 for one 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.



An accelerated program :  5 weeks (versus 10 weeks). This class will meet twice a week for a total of 5 hours each week. Designed for 3 levels of students : beginner, advanced beginner and basic (which is equivalent to level 101, 103, 201). Starts on June 3rd.

For instance, for the beginner class, after having successfully completing this course, 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. You will be able to ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you own, describe or make simple requests and invitations, understand date and time, and explain basic hopes and opinions.

If you are a beginner, your level is 101, and your class will be Intensive 1. If you had French in the past, the best way for us to know your level is by giving you a placement test.

You can come on site on May 30 & 31 or June 1st from 12 to 2 and from 4 to 6:00 pm, to meet with an instructor and have a free assessment.

If you are unable to come for registration days, please complete the online placement test

Once completed, an instructor will call you at your preferred time.


  • BEGINNER : Monday 7:30pm and Thursday 7:30pm
  • ADVANCED BEGINNER : Monday 2:30pm and Thursday 2:30pm
  • BASIC : Thursday 5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am

Each class will last 2 hours.

PRICE: $390 for the 5 week program plus the cost of the book.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS FOR BEGINNER AND ADVANCED BEGINNER : Tendances A1 (book + activity book) - Available at the Alliance Française - $60 
FOR BASIC : Tendances A2 - Available at the Alliance
Française - $60

OPTIONAL TEXTBOOKS: Grammaire progressive du Français, débutants - Available at the Alliance Française - $40

Immersion classes

We also offer one-day immersion classes on Saturdays once every month and half or so. These courses are available in beginner, basic, intermediate, and advanced levels and 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. Please contact us by e-mail or telephone to register  - register in advance as these classes fill up quickly!


Saturday June 8th 10:00 AM -4:00 PM

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