Adult Group  Classes

General Classes: the Fall Program starts on September 21st, 2020

The Winter Program will start on January 11th, 2021

Specialty Classes:  see dates & times below

All classes are held remotely using Zoom

General Classes

General classes are traditional, interactive French classes.
How do I sign up for a General Class?

1- If you have some experience with French, please take our free Placement Test first. We will determine what class best suits your level and get back to you within 48 hours to discuss your best options. If you have never taken French before, your level is A1.0, True Beginner - no need to take the Placement Test.

2- Once you know your level, scroll down to check what options of day & time are available for your level.  Please note your Class Code; you'll need it when you sign up.

3- Click on Class Registration. You will be able to pay for the class online using Paypal or a credit/debit card.  Alternatively, you can mail your registration form and check.  



General Classes are enrolled and priced in 10-week programs for a total of 20 hours - 2 hours per week.

Some classes meet once a week for 2 hours, some meet twice a week for 1 hour.

Tuition fees:  $380 

Textbook: $55 - for new students and students starting a new level

You will need about 60 hours to complete the A1 level, 120 additional hours to complete the A2 level, and additional 190 hours to complete each of the B1, B2, C1 and C2 levels.

Note: a class may be cancelled if a minimum of 3 students has not been reached.  If that happens, you'll be offered to select another similar class, if available, or a refund.

What do these levels mean?

General classes at the Alliance Française de Raleigh cover the following levels based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)Click here for a short description of each of the following levels: 

  • Beginner: A1

  • Intermediate: A2

  • Independent: B1

  • Advanced: B2

Current membership is required of all students.  

Questions? Contact Us

Fall 2020 Program

True Beginner - Code A1.0

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm - From 9/22 to 12/3

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Sophie Acquart

True Beginner - Code A1M

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-1pm - From 9/28 to 12/9

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

Beginner - Code A1.3 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm - From 9/22 to 12/2

Textbook: Vite et Bien 1

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

Intermediate - Code A2.0 

Thursdays 6-8pmFrom 9/24 to 12/3

Textbook: Vite et Bien 1

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

Intermediate - Code A2.2

Saturdays 10am-12pm - From 9/26 to 12/5

Textbook: Vite et Bien 1

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

Independant - Code B1M

Mondays 6-8pmFrom 9/21 to 12/1

Textbook: Alter Ego+  B1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

Independant - Code B1F

Fridays 9:45-11:45amFrom 9/25 to 12/4

Textbook: Vite et Bien 2 - B1

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

Advanced - Code B2

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pmFrom  9/22 to 12/2

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Priya Joawn

Specialty Classes 

Specialty classes are thematic classes taught in French.

Conversation Class

Mondays 12-1pm

Tuition fees: $90 / 6 sessions of 1 hour each. Level A2+ minimum

This ongoing, interactive class gives students the opportunity to practice their oral skills in a supportive and casual environment.  It can be taken as a stand alone class, or as complement to any of our A2, B1 & B2 level classes.  If taken as a complement, you get an extra Conversation class for free!  You can join at any time, for 6 consecutive weeks.

Teacher: Samuel Yemey 

Littérature de Résistance - Code Literature

Thursdays 12-1pm October 8, 15, 22, 29.

Tuition fees: $80/ 4 sessions of 1 hour each. Level B1 minimum

This class will focus on French-language literature of resistance and survival (texts will deal with both "la resistance" of WWII, and forms of resistance in other situations such as colonization and plague). We'll start with Vercors' novella and short story collection Le Silence de la Mer, and then Assia Djebar's L'Amour la Fantasia. We will also read and study selections from authors such as Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, Jean-Paul Sartre, and the poets of the French Resistance.

Teacher: Sophie Rollins

Fall in Love with Opera - Code Music

Wednesdays 5-6pm November 4, 11, 18 and December 2

Tuition fees: $80/ 4 sessions of 1 hour each. Level A2+ minimum

Dive into the world of opera with this course taught by our favorite French-American Soprano singer! You will listen to spectacular, beautiful, and moving voices and learn what lies behind them : the great composers of opera, the origin of the tunes known throughout the world, and the stories of the divas who brought them to life !

Teacher: Lily Smith

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5510 Munford Road

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 985-3919

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