Advanced Beginning French Classes

Advanced Beginner classes are offered on Wednesday evenings, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

The Advanced Beginner’s class is aimed at people who have had one to two years of exposure to French and who are able to introduce themselves, talk about their family, discuss their tastes, ask basic questions, and talk about their routine and leisure.

At the end of Advanced Beginner French, students should be able to understand isolated phrases and common expressions that relate to areas of high personal relevance (like personal or family information, shopping, immediate environment, work); talk about past events; understand and explain tastes in food; give positive and negative appreciations; describe objects and indicate their functions; describe accommodations; and talk about their relationships.

In order to complete the Advanced Beginner’s level, we recommend that students follow up with the Advanced Beginner’s course Part 2 in the Winter and Part 3 in the Spring.

Not sure if you are an Advanced Beginner? Take a placement test here.

The text required for the class is Alter Ego + Level One Textbook with CD (French Edition) by Annie Berthet. Students should also purchase Alter Ego + Level 1 Exercise Book (French Edition).

AFN also sells new copies of the required material. Students can buy the bundle (book and exercise book) for $45 from their teacher during the first few weeks of classes.

Supplementary materials supplied by the instructor may be used in class.

You can click here to download a PDF to print and mail to register.

Or you can pay online with PayPal.




Cost for AFN members is $290 per class session.


Cost for non-members is $335 per class session and includes AFN one year membership.