Adult Group  Classes

General Classes: The Winter Program starts on January 11th, 2021

Click here to see and sign up for the Winter Program

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,  80 additional hours to complete the A2 level, and additional 190 hours to complete each of the B1, B2, and C 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.

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

Conversation Class

Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm - 30 Nov, 7, 14, 21 Dec.

Tuition fees: $60 / 4 sessions of 1 hour each. Level A2+ minimum

This interactive class is offered in collaboration with AF Charlotte.

If interested, please contact us at

Teacher: Emmanuel

Le Fauvisme - Code Art

Thursday, 10:30- 11;30 am December 3, 10, 17 & Jan. 7

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

Fauvism is style of painting that flourished in France at the turn of the 20th century. Fauve artists used pure, brilliant color aggressively applied straight from the paint tubes to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas. In this course, we will discuss the life of the major Fauve artists and their paintings.

Teacher: Priya Joawn

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5510 Munford Road

Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 985-3919

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