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Adults classes are held at:
1629 K Str., Suite 300, Washington DC 20006 (Schedule K street)
Or 5749 Governors Pond Circle, Alexandria, VA 22310 (Schedule Alexandria)
(We also offer classes in Baltimore. Check the schedule here)

We choose quality over quantity: our classes have between 3 and 6 participants to make sure every one gets a lot of attention and progress better and faster.

If you don't know your level, you can do this self evaluation or contact us for a short assessment.

In order to see all the information, click on the "+" sign. We may modify a bit the described curricula during the course to match the participants' needs.

Your Course - à la carte!

Course à la carte (3 participants or more)- $450 per student for 20 hours

If you are a group of at least 3 people with a similar level, we can offer your own course "a la carte", according to your needs.
We can meet at our location on K street, or at your location.

Price: $450 per person (group of 3-4 people)
$410 per person (group of 5-7 people): at your own location
$350 per person (group of 8-10 people): at your own location

For more information:
Contact us


Schedule for Summer - K street
(No class July 1st- 4th)

French Beginners (A1) K Str

Survival 1 (A1-0)- Sa 10:00-12:00pm - $240 -July 8th to Aug 12th- K str

Survival Training (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours over 6 weeks)
Starts on July 8th and ends Aug 12th.

$240

Curriculum
Learn the essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to present yourself and ask simple questions
- Be able to buy food or basic items
- Be able to locate a place
- Be able to order food in a restaurant
- Be able to reserve a room
- And more according to the group dynamic

You will have reached the level A1-2 after this class. However, to get the best results, you will need to practice at home, learn vocabulary and do your homework.
Register

Survival 1 (A1 -0)- Tues 5:00-7:00pm - $240 - July 11th to Aug 15th - K St

Survival Training (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Tues 5:00-7:00 pm
Starts July 11th and ends August 15th (class over 6 weeks).

$240

Curriculum
Learn the essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to present yourself and ask simple questions
- Be able to buy food or basic items
- Be able to locate a place
- Be able to order food in a restaurant
- Be able to reserve a room
- And more according to the group dynamic

You will have reached the level A1-2 after this class. However, to get the best results, you will need to practice at home, learn vocabulary and do your homework.
Register

Survival 2 (A1 -2)- Tues 7:00-9:00pm - $240 - July 25th to Aug 29th - K Str

Survival Training Level 2 (for those who have done the Survival 1 or the Blue 1 Class).
Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm over 6 weeks.
Starts July 25th and ends August 29th.

$240

Curriculum
Learn more essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to talk about your likes and dislikes, your profession
- Describe people
- be able to reserve a taxi or change a table reservation
- Be able to go to the doctor
- Understand time and hours of operation
- Set up an appointment, accept or refuse an invitation
- And more according to the group dynamic

You will have reached the level A1-3 after this class. However, to get the best results, you will need to practice at home, learn vocabulary and do your homework.
Register

Perfect Oral Understanding (A1)- Thurs 6:00-7:30pm - $150 - Aug 3rd to 31st - K Str

You struggle to understand authentic dialogs? Itís hard for you to recognize the spoken words? This oral comprehension workshop will help you increase your skills!
- For good beginners (A1) who want to improve their oral comprehension skills and better as well their conversation (you already have done Survival 1 and 2, or Blue 1 and 2).
- We will listen to authentic conversations and decrypt the information together to give you a metholdology of oral understanding. You will get used to pick up essential information, understand better the different words in the flow of the sentence.

Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm.
Starts on Thursday August 3rd and ends August 31st.
7.5 hours of class over 5 weeks.

Tuition $150

The plus of the class:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
Register

Blue 1 and 2 will start in September again.

French Beginners (A1) Summer - INTENSIVE- K Str

Survival 2 (A1-2) INTENSIVE- Mo-Thur 8-9:30am - $240 -July 10th to 20th - K str

Survival Training intensive Level 2, over 2 weeks (for those who have done the Survival 1 or the Blue 1 Class).

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9:30am.
Starts July 10th and ends July 20th (class over 2 weeks).
Survival Training Level 2

$240

Curriculum
Learn more essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to talk about your likes and dislikes, your profession
- Describe people
- be able to reserve a taxi or change a table reservation
- Be able to go to the doctor
- Understand time and hours of operation
- Set up an appointment, accept or refuse an invitation
- And more according to the group dynamic

(Compared to the Blue 2, this class has more conversation)

You will have reached the level A1-3 after this class. However, to get the best results, you will need to practice at home, learn vocabulary and do your homework.
Register

Survival 1 (A1-0) Intensive- Mo/Tu/Wed/Thu 8:00-9:30am - $240 - Aug 21st to August 31st Ė K Str

Survival Training intensive level 1, over 2 weeks (for beginners who want to learn fast!)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9:30am.
Starts August 21st and ends August 31st (class over 2 weeks).

$240

Curriculum
Learn the essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to present yourself and ask simple questions
- Be able to buy food or basic items
- Be able to locate a place
- Be able to order food in a restaurant
- Be able to reserve a room
- And more according to the group dynamic

You will have reached the level A1-2 after this class. However, to get the best results, you will need to practice at home, learn vocabulary and do your homework.
Register

French Elementary (A2 ) K Str

Conversation and Grammar (A2)- Thurs 6:00-7:25 pm- $150- June 29th to July 27th- K str

- For Elementary (A2) students who want to train and perfect their conversation skills and fluidity of the language, while learning and reviewing grammar rules.

Thursday 6:00-7:25 pm
1.5 hours over 5 weeks
Starts on June 29th and ends July 27th.

$150

Talk about current topics, politics, travel, sport, art...and review some grammar points (relatif pronouns, past tenses, simple future and conditional).

You can repeat this class several times, since we change the topics and materials every "season". The curriculum also varies according to the needs and of course the interests of the participants.

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
- Native teacher
Register

Perfect Oral Understanding (A2)- Thurs 7:30-9:00pm - $150 - Aug 3rd to Aug 31st - K St

You struggle to understand authentic dialogs? Itís hard for you to recognize the spoken words? This oral comprehension workshop will help you increase your skills!

We will operate at a starting elementary level A2, so you can do this class if you have already done some beginner classes (Survival 1, 2 and 3, or Blue 1, 2 and white 1) and are a starting elementary speaker.

Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm.
Starts on Thursday August 3rd and ends August 31st.
7.5 hours of class over 5 weeks.

Tuition $150

We will listen to authentic conversations and decrypt the information together to give you a metholdology of oral understanding. You will get used to pick up essential information, understand better the different words in the flow of the sentence.

The plus of the class:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
Register

Conversation and Grammar (A2)- Thurs 7:35-9:05 pm- $240- Sept 14th to Nov 2nd- K str

For Elementary (A2) students who want to train and perfect their conversation skills and fluidity of the language, while learning and reviewing grammar rules.

Thursday 7:35-9:05 pm.
1.5 hours over 8 weeks.
Starts on September 14th and ends November 2nd.

$240

Talk about current topics, politics, travel, sport, art...and review some grammar points (for example: prepositions, pronouns, relatif pronouns, past tenses, simple future and conditional).

You can repeat this class several times, since we change the topics and materials every "season". The curriculum also varies according to the needs and of course the interests of the participants.

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
- Native teacher
Register

Survival 3 (A1-3)- Tues 7:00-9:00pm - $240 - July 25th to Aug 29th - K Str

Survival Training Level 3 (for those who have done the Survival 2 or Blue 2).

Tuesdays 7:00-9:00pm.
2 hours over 6 weeks (12 hours)
Starts on July 25th and ends on August 29th.

Price: $240

Curriculum
Learn more essential skills to be able to survive in French speaking countries:
- Be able to buy clothes, gifts
- Reinforce your talking skills with the right use of pronouns
- Be able to talk about your job and environment
- Be able to talk about a coming event
- Be able to talk about a past event
Register

Survival 4 and 5, White 1 will start again in September.

French Intermediate (B1) K Str

Les News (B1+/ B2 and above)- Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm - $240 - July 10th to Aug 28th- K str

Let's talk about current events in French and improve our understanding and debating skills. This class has a new syllabus every period and a hands on curriculum to integrate better the participants' needs! You can repeat it several times until you feel stronger as a B1 or a B2 speaker.

Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
1.5 hours a week over 8 weeks (12 hours).
Starts Monday July 10th and ends August 28th.

$240

Curriculum:
The ability to express what's happening in the world can really boost your confidence while traveling or for work.
The learning activities are adapted to the intermediate level (B1) or above and are designed to improve reading, speaking and listening skills.
We will work with newspapers such as Le Monde, international news (RFI, Le Monde Diplomatique, Jeune Afrique, TV5 monde), French TV News (TF1, Canal +) to explore how French-speaking media portray current events worldwide.

In this course you will:
- Improve your listening comprehension
- Give your opinion and interact on a theme-based sequence
- Learn about Francophone culture on current events
- Use a news report to improve key grammatical structures
- Learn new words and improve your writing skills

This is a class you can do several times! Each semester, it offers actual topics. The curriculum also varies according to the needs of the participants. If you are looking for a class to improve your professional language skills, this class will also suit your needs.

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
- Native teacher
Register

Conversation and Grammar (B1)- Wed 6:00-7:30pm - $150 - Aug 2nd to Aug 30th - K Str

- For intermediate (B1) students who want to train and perfect their conversation skills and fluidity of the language, while learning and reviewing grammar rules.

This class has a new syllabus every period and a hands on curriculum to integrate better the participants' needs! You can repeat it several times until you feel stronger as a B1 speaker.

Wednesdays 6:00Ė7:30 pm, 7.5 hours of class over 5 weeks.
Starts Wednesday August 2nd and ends August 30th.

Tuition: $150

Curriculum:
Talk about current topics and review some grammar points.
We will base our conversation on an article, a short text, or a video; but also according to the needs of participants.
We will specifically address the grammar difficulties that the participants face.

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- A tailor made class with a hands-on curriculum
- Material included
- Native teacher
Register

Discover Our Regions: talk about food and culture (B1/B2)- Thurs 6:30-8:30pm - $240 - July 27th to Aug 31st - K Str

If you would like to discover traditions from interesting French speaking regions, this class is for you!
We will visit several places together (Alsace, Bretagne, South of France, Quebec, Les Antilles) and talk about food, drinks, tradition, art and share impressions with each other.

For intemediate (B1) and advanced (B2) students.

Starts Thursday July 27th and ends August 31st.
2 hours per week over 6 weeks (12 hours)
Tuition: $240
Register

Conversation and Grammar (B1+)- Fri 9am-12pm - $240-July 7th to 28th- K str

This class is for good intermediate students (B1+) who want to train and perfect their conversation skills and fluidity of the language, while learning and reviewing grammar rules.

This class has a new syllabus every period and a hands on curriculum to integrate better the participants' needs! You can repeat it several times until you feel stronger as a B1 speaker.

Fridays 9am to 12 pm, 3 hours over 4 weeks.
Starts Friday July 7th and ends July 28th.

Tuition: $240

Curriculum:
Talk about current topics and review some grammar points.
We will base our conversation on an article, a short text, or a video; but also according to the needs of participants.
We will specifically address the grammar difficulties that the participants face.

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- A tailor made class with a hands-on curriculum
- Material included
- Native teacher
Register

Perfect your Grammar B1- Fri 9am to 12pm - $240 - Aug 4th to Aug 25th - K Str

This class is for Intermediate students (B1) who want to improve their grammar skills and better as well their written and oral skills.
Some people find grammar boring... At the French Academy we bring grammar into action with role playing, conversation and little games.

Fridays 9am to 12pm
3 hours, over 4 weeks (12 hours)
Starts August 4th and ends August 25th.

Tuition: $240

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
- Native teacher

Curriculum (depending on the group's dynamic and needs):
- Les temps du passé: passé composé, imparfait ou plus que parfait?
- La voie passive
- L'accord du participe passé
- les pronoms relatifs
- Les hypothèses
- la construction et usage du subjonctif
Register

French Proficient (B2-C1) K Str

Perfect your French! (B2/C1)- Wed 7:30-9:00pm - $150 - Aug 2nd to Aug 30th - K St

Workshop for advanced speakers (B2/C1) who would like to empower their French with better oral and writen skills. We will work on projects, talk about economical and professional topics, news, art, litterature. Our small group setting of people will alllow us to work more in detail on the speific needs of every student.

Starts Wednesday August 2nd ends August 30th.
1.5 hours per week. 7.5 hours of class over 5 weeks.
Tuition: $150

- We prepare a new curriculum each "season", but it can change according to the dynamic and wishes of the group.
- Participants are expected to know most of the grammar rules, but we will review certain difficult aspects during the class if needed, for example: subjonctif, concordance des temps, le conditionnel, les connecteurs logiques, prepositions etc. We will address it a bit during the class, but if you need a grammar review, your tutor will also send you exercices and worksheets as homework.

- Preparation needed!
For each topic, we will send you articles to read in advance, so you can be ready to discuss and debate the issues in class.
Register

Perfect your French! (B2/C1)- Wed 7:35-9:05pm - $240 - Sept 13th to Nov 1st - K St

Workshop for advanced speakers (B2/C1) who would like to empower their French with better oral and writen skills. We will work on projects, talk about economical and professional topics, news, art, litterature. Our small group setting of people will alllow us to work more in detail on the speific needs of every student.

Starts Wednesday September 13th and ends November 1st from 7:35 to 9:05pm.
1.5 hours per week. 12 hours of class over 8 weeks.
Tuition: $240.

- We prepare a new curriculum each "season", but it can change according to the dynamic and wishes of the group.
- Participants are expected to know most of the grammar rules, but we will review certain difficult aspects during the class if needed, for example: subjonctif, concordance des temps, le conditionnel, les connecteurs logiques, prepositions etc. We will address it a bit during the class, but if you need a grammar review, your tutor will also send you exercices and worksheets as homework.

- Preparation needed!
For each topic, we will send you articles to read in advance, so you can be ready to discuss and debate the issues in class.
Register


Schedule for April-June - Alexandria
(No class May 27th-29th)

French Beginners (A1) Alexandria

Perfect Oral Understanding (A1)- Thurs 6:00-7:30pm - $150 - Aug 3rd to Aug 31st - Alex

You struggle to understand authentic dialogs? Itís hard for you to recognize the spoken words? This oral comprehension workshop will help you increase your skills!
- For good beginners (A1) who want to improve their oral comprehension skills and better as well their conversation (you already have done Survival 1 and 2, or Blue 1 and 2).
- We will listen to authentic conversations and decrypt the information together to give you a metholdology of oral understanding. You will get used to pick up essential information, understand better the different words in the flow of the sentence.

Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Starts Thursday August 3rd and ends August 31st.
1.5 hours per week over 5 weeks (7.5 hours)
Tuition: $150

The plus of the class:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
Register

Survival 1 Intensive (A1)- Mo/Tue/Wed 8:00-10:00am - $240 - Aug 21st to 30th - Alex

Survival Training intensive level 1, over 2 weeks (for beginners who want to learn fast!)

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 to 10am.
Starts August 21st and ends August 30th (12 hours, class over 2 weeks).

Tuition: $240

Curriculum
Learn the essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to present yourself and ask simple questions
- Be able to buy food or basic items
- Be able to locate a place
- Be able to order food in a restaurant
- Be able to reserve a room
- And more according to the group dynamic
Register

Survival 1 (A1 -0)- Thurs 6-7:30pm - $240 - Sept 14th to Nov 2nd - Alex

Survival Training level 1 (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Thurs 6-7:30pm, 1.5 hours over 8 weeks.
Starts Sept 14th and end Nov 2nd.

Tuition $240

Curriculum
Learn the essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to present yourself and ask simple questions
- Be able to buy food or basic items
- Be able to locate a place
- Be able to order food in a restaurant
- Be able to reserve a room
- Less or more according to the group dynamic

(Compared to the Blue 1, this class has more conversation)

You should reach level A1-2 after this class, however you have to work at home: learn vocabulary, verbs, practice pronounciation.
Register

Survival 2 (A1 -2)- Thurs 7:35-9:05pm - $240 - Sept 14th to Nov 2nd - Alex

Survival Training (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Thurs 6-7:30pm, 1.5 hours over 8 weeks.
Starts Sept 14th and end Nov 2nd.

Tuition $240

Curriculum
Learn more essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to talk about your likes and dislikes, your profession
- Describe people
- be able to reserve a taxi or change a table reservation
- Be able to go to the doctor
- Understand time and hours of operation
- Set up an appointment, accept or refuse an invitation
- Less or more according to the group dynamic

(Compared to the Blue 2, this class has more conversation)

You will have reached the level A1-3 after this class. However, to get the best results, you will need to practice at home, learn vocabulary and do your homework.
Register

French Elementary (A2 ) Alexandria

Oral understanding (A2/B1)- Wed 6:00-7:40pm- $105- Aug 23rd to Sept 6th - Alex

You struggle to understand authentic dialogs? Itís hard for you to recognize the spoken words? This oral comprehension workshop will help you increase your skills!
- For good elementary (A2+) and low intermediate (B1-) who want to improve their oral comprehension skills and better as well their conversation.

- We will listen to authentic conversations and decrypt the information together to give you a metholdology of oral understanding. You will get used to pick up essential information, understand better the different words in the flow of the sentence.

Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:40 pm.
Starts August 23rd and ends Sept 6th (5 hours, class over 3 weeks).

Tuition: $105

The plus of the class:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
Register

French Intermediate (A2/B1) Alexandria

Conversation and Grammar B1- 7.5 hours- Tuesday 6:30-8pm- $150- July 11th to Aug 8th - Alex

This class is for Intermediate students (B1) who want to improve their conversation skills and strenghthen at the same time some grammar points. We offer a new curriculum every quarter and we adapt it to the needs of the participants, so the class can be followed on a regular basis.

Starts on Tuesday July 11th and ends August 8th.
From 6:30 to 8pm over 5 weeks: 7.5 hours.
Tuition: $150

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
- Hands on curriculum
- Native teacher

Each week we will talk about a new topic: news, travel, society, art, food etc..
After a short check up of the participants, we will work on main difficulties of the group, push every one to talk to better the fluidity of oral skills, but also make sure to work on some structures and explain/ train some grammar points according to the participants' needs. For example: bien ou bon? Imparfait ou passé composé? Pendant depuis ou pour? Indicatif ou subjonctif?
Actual topics will be discussed through articles or videos.
Register

Conversation and Grammar B1- Tuesday 6:30-8pm- $240- Sept 13th to Oct 31st - Alex

This class is for Intermediate students (B1) who want to improve their conversation skills and strenghthen at the same time some grammar points. We offer a new curriculum every quarter and we adapt it to the needs of the participants, so the class can be followed on a regular basis.

Starts on Tuesday Sept 13th and ends October 31st.

Tuition: $240

Your advantages:
- Small group setting (between 3 and 6 students)
- Material included
- Hands on curriculum
- Native teacher

Each week we will talk about a new topic: news, travel, society, art, food etc..
After a short check up of the participants, we will work on main difficulties of the group, push every one to talk to better the fluidity of oral skills, but also make sure to work on some structures and explain/ train some grammar points according to the participants' needs. For example: bien ou bon? Imparfait ou passé composé? Pendant depuis ou pour? Indicatif ou subjonctif?
Actual topics will be discussed through articles or videos.
Register

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