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Discover a wide range of French language classes in NYC. From beginner to advanced, these classes offer expert instruction, cultural immersion, and the opportunity to gain fluency and confidence in speaking French.

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French - Total Beginner

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Discover the joy of learning French from scratch with our engaging and professional teachers. Whether online or in person, our group classes focus on conversation skills, vocabulary, and grammar. Immerse yourself in the language and start your French journey today!

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 7:30–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

Private French Lessons

ABC Languages

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the French language with personalized lessons tailored to your unique learning goals. Experience the joy of learning French with expert instructors at ABC Languages. Expand your horizons and embark on a language journey like no other.

Monday, Mar 4th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

French Conversation Practice (Intermediate/Advanced)

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Improve your French speaking skills and join a vibrant language community at ABC Languages. Engage in lively conversations about current events and daily life with fellow learners in our intermediate/advanced French conversation classes. Sign up now and let's speak français!

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 7–8pm Eastern Time

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French Conversation Practice (High Beginner)

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Get ready to practice your conversational French skills with fellow learners in an informal setting. Join our pop-up classes and discuss current events and daily life, all while speaking in the present tense. Sign up now and let's speak French!

Monday, Mar 4th, 6–7pm Eastern Time

French Beginner 2

ABC Languages @ 26 Broadway, New York, NY

Bonjour et bienvenue! FRENCH BEGINNER 2: If you are familiar with être, avoir and the present tense of regular verbs but need to work on irregular verbs and building communication skills, this level is for you! ABOUT OUR CLASSES: Our in person group French classes meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Our approach to learning is a blend between a formal approach focused on grammar and the basic structure of the language and an interactive approach...

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Expert Beginner French Level 3

Learn French BK @ 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Take your Beginner French skills to the next level with Learn French BK's advanced verbal forms and syntactic nuances. Perfect for LFBK students who have completed Beginner 1 and 2 or new students who have taken a placement test. Elevate your French conversation skills and expand your vocabulary with this exciting course.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Absolute Beginner French Level 1

Learn French BK @ 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Embark on a French language journey with this beginner course that focuses on communication basics, cultural discovery, and pronunciation. Learn essential verbs, negation, and question-and-answer phrasing, while gaining confidence in your language skills. Get ready to tame the language and start your French adventure!

Saturday, Mar 9th, 11am–1pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Beginner-ish French Level 2

Learn French BK @ 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Take your French skills to the next level as you dive deeper into the language. Learn to speak in the past tense, make comparisons, and establish more complex sentences. Have fun while developing your ability to communicate in French.

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

French Pronunciation Bootcamp

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Improve your French pronunciation accuracy and reduce your native accent with an online workshop at ABC Languages. Learn from our resident Dialect Coach, Elizabeth Zackheim, who has created a new way to tackle French pronunciation based on her experience working with actors. Get ready to pucker up, work those mouth muscles, and play! À bientôt!

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

Intermediate French Level 4

Learn French BK @ 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Master the subtleties of French grammar and conversation in this intermediate course. From discussing current affairs to speaking fearlessly with anyone, you'll develop the skills to navigate professional and social situations with ease. Join us at Learn French BK and take your French to the next level.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 5:30–7:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Seasoned Intermediate French Level 5

Learn French BK @ 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Immerse yourself in the French language and culture with our dynamic course. Develop your French voice and react confidently to any context, from debates to sharing opinions. Take your verbal skills to the next level and become fluent in idioms and cultural references.

Monday, Mar 4th, 5:30–7:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

Conversation Course French Level 7

Learn French BK @ 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Take your French skills to the next level with our advanced Conversation Course. Explore diverse forms of French, improve your vocabulary, and tackle complex idioms. Express your ideas confidently and engage in discussions about important topics like the environment and society.

Monday, Mar 11th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

French Classes for Cadets (Grades 6-8) - Beginner: 101-104

French Institute Alliance Française @ 22 E 60th St, New York, NY

Start your child in a new language or boost their scholastic performance in French! Small classes with strict safety guidelines are offered to meet the needs of parents and children. Our multidisciplinary approach encourages interactions in French with role playing everyday tasks to awaken young teens’ interest and imaginations. Cadets focus on developing oral communication, including both listening comprehension and speaking skills. Teens will...

Monday, Apr 1st, 4–5:30pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


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French: Language & Cultural Immersion

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

An intro to cultural immersion via language, art, music, food, and history. Learning a new language is one of the great gifts you can give yourself, but the pleasure doesn’t just come from reading a textbook—it comes from immersing yourself in a culture where the language lives and evolves in the real world. Join us for an introductory course in which your native Spanish-speaking instructor will approach grammar and conversation via food, art,...

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Refresher Course Beginner A1

French Institute Alliance Française @ 22 E 60th St, New York, NY

Get ready to take your French skills to the next level with an interactive refresher course at the French Institute Alliance Française. Strengthen your conversation abilities, comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary using online media, video, and contemporary music. Say goodbye to traditional textbooks and hello to a unique and fun transition into the next stage of your French journey.

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French - Low Beginner

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the French language as you enhance your communication skills and master irregular verbs. Join our interactive group French classes and experience a blend of formal grammar instruction and engaging conversation practice. Begin your French journey with us today!

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French - Beginner 3

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the French language and take your skills to the next level with our interactive online course. Build upon your strong foundation and master the passé composé in a supportive and conversational environment. Join us and let's embark on this enriching language journey together!

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Summer Immersion: Advanced Level 303 & 304 (Ages 11-14)

French Institute Alliance Française @ 22 E 60th St, New York, NY

Give your teen a head start in French during our two-week summer immersion classes. Under the guidance of expert, native-speaking teachers, students boost their language skills while exploring French culture. Our proven immersion method is the perfect way to prepare your teen for the SAT II or AP French tests! In small classes that ensure one-on-one interaction with their teachers, teens build their French speaking, listening, reading, and writing...

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Summer Immersion: Advanced Level 301 & 302 (Ages 11-14)

French Institute Alliance Française @ 22 E 60th St, New York, NY

Give your teen a head start in French during our two-week summer immersion classes. Under the guidance of expert, native-speaking teachers, students boost their language skills while exploring French culture. Our proven immersion method is the perfect way to prepare your teen for the SAT II or AP French tests! In small classes that ensure one-on-one interaction with their teachers, teens build their French speaking, listening, reading, and writing...

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Conversation Courante - French for Adults

French Language Salon @ Online, New York, NY

This stimulating class teaches you to use the future tense. Also, because we introduce modern French idioms and essentials of French grammar, you learn to speak spontaneously. Each session of Conversation Courante is packed with fresh topics, so you’re guaranteed to build vocabulary, master new phrases, and become far more confident in your ability to speak easily, naturally and spontaneously en Français.

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Discover the Best French Classes in NYC

Over 120,000,000 people are estimated to be learning French today. This Romance language has attracted so many people in part because it’s so widely used. French was used by the aristocracy in the 12th and 13th centuries, which gave it a refined image, encouraging Europeans to learn the language. France’s time as a colonial power also contributed to its spread. As a result, it’s now the official language of 29 countries and spoken in many more. 

Written forms of French date back to the 9th century and the language has evolved into different forms, like Classical French and Modern French, its current form. French has Latin roots, which has made it a common second language among speakers of other Romance languages like Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Many English speakers also turn to French as a second language, because French and English share many words and a similar grammar structure, which makes it a more familiar language to them than others. 

New York City is home to over 80,000 French speakers. As a result, New Yorkers have plenty of opportunities to take French classes and interact with NYC’s French community and culture. 

Why You Should Learn French in NYC

Learning a new language benefits your brain. When studying a new language, you must focus heavily on vocabulary and grammar, especially if the language is entirely different from your first language. This challenges your brain and can improve your memory. As you learn the language, you’ll also learn to make contextual connections with vocabulary and grammar. 

Adults have larger vocabularies and a better understanding of how to study than children, giving them an advantage when it comes to language learning. Learning a new language can be intimidating, but the benefits it provides can’t be overstated. It’s been found that knowing a second language might slow the development of dimension in older adults. It will also improve your decision-making skills, problem-solving, and confidence. 

French is one of the most used languages on the internet and was ranked the fifth most spoken language in the world. If you learn French, you’ll be able to communicate with many more people than you were previously able to. This can be useful when traveling or in a professional work setting. 

​​You can get started on reaping the mental and social benefits of learning the language by taking an in-person French class in New York City. 

In-Person French Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person French classes are offered across New York City. In an in-person French class, you’ll learn from a fluent instructor. If you’re new to the language, you can sign-up for a beginner-level class. These classes typically introduce you to basic words and phrases and will introduce you to some important grammar rules, like gendered nouns. If you have a prior learning experience with French, there are intermediate and advanced-level classes you can take. 

Learn French BK, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, offers French classes for learners within a range of skill levels. If you have no prior experience with French, sign-up for their beginner-level French class. This class will teach you introductory words and phrases and encourages you to work on your pronunciation, something many French learners struggle with. You’ll also work on your confidence in speaking a foreign language in this class. 

After you’ve taken the first beginner-level French course at Learn French BK, you can advance to their class, Beginner-ish French. This class is still a beginner-level course, but it focuses more heavily on grammar. Previous French learners who are a little rusty can jump right into this class. 

If you’re looking for an advanced-level French class in NYC, Learn French BK also hosts an advanced-level conversational French class. To take this class you need to be fluent or near fluent in French. You’ll interact with spoken, written, formal, and informal French as you ensure your understanding of a range of vocabulary and sentence structures. This class is ideal if you’re looking to relocate to a francophone country. 

Practicing a new language can be nerve-wracking. Many people learning a new language are embarrassed to speak it in front of others for fear of saying something wrong or incorrectly. If this is a fear of yours, you can sign-up for private French lessons through ABC Languages. Your lesson will be customized to your skill level, needs, and goals. These lessons can be taken in person or online. 

There are also classes in NYC that you can enroll your child in so that they can learn French as you take your French classes. At the French Institute Alliance Française in the Upper East Side, you can enroll your two to three-year-old in a petits pas. You or another caregiver will attend the class with your child and will witness them as they learn words from another language. Learning will take place through arts and crafts projects and enrichment games. This class is meant to be both fun and engaging for your child. 

Schools in NYC also offer in-person classes in other Romance languages. Knowing one Romance language can help you understand the basics of another. This is because they’re all rooted in Latin, and therefore share similar vocabularies and grammar. You can sign-up for beginner Portuguese and Spanish classes through CourseHorse. 

Check out the listings on CourseHorse to learn about more in-person French classes taught in the NYC area. New and returning classes are frequently added. 

Virtual French Classes & Schools

Virtual French classes are another option available to you. A fluent instructor will remotely guide you through a lesson along with other participants. You can take this class from anywhere with a stable internet connection and where you won’t be interrupted by anything. This eliminates the need to commute within busy NYC for a class. 

The instructor of your virtual class may ask you to purchase learning materials. This can range from textbooks to vocabulary sets. They may also choose to provide these materials to you as PDF files. Check out the main page of the virtual French class you have signed up for to see if the instructor has included a list of required materials.

If you have no experience with French, check out Fluent City’s online beginner-level French class. This class can also be taken by anyone looking for a refresher in the basics of French. By the end of the class, you’ll understand the basics of French and be working toward speaking it conversationally. Fluent City provided follow-up beginner-level classes. After you’ve gotten the hang of the basics, you can sign up for an intermediate class, including their French Meetup

Private French lessons are also available online. Hyperfluent offers consultations before you take their private French fundamentals class. You’ll master the basics and receive one-on-one feedback in this class. They ask that you bring a notebook and a phone or other recording device to tape your voice for future review. Learning materials will be provided by your instructor. 

For anyone unsure of whether to commit to French lessons, ABC Languages has an online French crash course. This is an introductory-level class that lasts 90 minutes. In those 90 minutes, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself and other basic phrases. This is also a good class to take if you’re traveling to a French-speaking country. It’ll provide you with essential travel phrases and vocabulary. 

There are more virtual French classes that you can sign up for on CourseHorse. These classes are offered by schools from around the country and provide a variety of materials. Consider your skill level and your schedule before deciding which class interests you the most. 

Private Group French Classes in NYC

Are you looking to book French classes before an upcoming group trip to France or another French-speaking country? If so, CourseHorse can deliver online private French classes for groups to you. These classes take place using an online video platform and are taught by expert instructors who will work to meet your group’s needs and goals. 

If you’re interested in the private French classes that CourseHorse can offer you, reach out to them through the contact form on their website. You can discuss the needs of your group and what you’d like to get out of a French class. They’ll also work with you to accommodate your group size. If you’re unsure of how many will be taking the class, you can provide them with the minimum group number and update them with a final headcount before the class. 

CourseHorse offers 20-minute demos for $100. Demos allow you to experience the class before fully committing to it. If you take a demo and decide you’d like to cancel your scheduled class, CourseHorse will allow you to cancel for free so long as you let them know at least two weeks beforehand. For an additional $150, you can customize your class. A common customization is the addition of games.

CourseHorse does not charge booking fees. You may choose to take the class using Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx. Zoom is the recommended platform.

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