Class Schedule Adults


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 Spring/ Summer - K street
(No class May 27th-29th, and July 1st- 4th)


French Beginners (A1) Summer K Str

Survival 1 (A1-0)- Tues 7:00-9:00pm - $240 -June 6th to July 18th- K str/full

Survival Training (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Tues 7:00-9:00pm
Starts June 6th and ends July 18th (class over 6 weeks).
No class on July 4th.

$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

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

Survival 2 (A1-2)- Thur 6:30-8:30pm - $240 -June 15th to July 20th- K str

Survival Training Level 2 (for those who have done the Survival 1 or the Blue 1 Class).
Thursday 6:30-8:30pm over 6 weeks
Starts June 15th and ends July 20th.

$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)- Sa 11:00-1:00pm - $240 -June 24th to Aug 5th- K str

Survival Training (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours over 6 weeks)
Starts on June 24th and ends Aug 5th (no class July 1st).

$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 2 (A1-2)- Sa 9:00-11:00am - $240 -June 24th to Aug 5th- K str- K str

Survival Training Level 2 (for those who have done the Survival 1 or the Blue 1 Class).
Saturdays 9:00am-11:00am (2 hours over 6 weeks)
Starts on June 24th and ends Aug 5th (no class July 1st).

$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


French Beginners (A1) Summer - INTENSIVE- K Str

Survival 1 (A1-0) INTENSIVE- Mo-Thur 8-9:30am - $240 -June 12th to 22nd- 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 June 12th and ends June 22nd (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

Register

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.


French Elementary (A2 ) SUMMER- K Str

Conversation and Grammar (A2)- Thursday 6:00-7:25 pm- $240- June 8th 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 8 weeks
Starts on June 8th and ends July 27th.

$240

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

Improve your Grammar (A2)- Fridays 10am-1pm- $240- June 9th to 30th- K str

This class is for Elementary students (A2) 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 10am to 1 pm
3 hours over 4 weeks (12 hours)
Starts June 9th and ends June 30th
$240

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

Curriculum (depending on the group's dynamic and needs):
- Rappel de l'indicatif présent (verbes en er, ir, re, oir)
- Rappel des verbes irréguliers et des modaux au présent
- Le passé composé (etre ou avoir?)
- L'imparfait et ses usages
- Le futur proche ou simple?
- Les pronoms (cod, coi, en, y)
Register


Survival 3 (A1-3)- Tues 5:30-7:00pm - $240 -June 13th to Aug 8th- K str/full

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

Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm.
1.5 hours over 8 weeks (12 hours)
Starts on June 13th and ends August 8th (no class July 4th).

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

Survival 4 (A2-1) - Wed 6-7:30pm - $240-June 7th to July 26th- K str

For students who have done the Survival 3 or any A2-1 class.

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm over 8 weeks.
Starts on Wednesdays June 7th and end July 26th.

Tuition $240

The Survival 4 will help us to converse with native people in a private or professional settings and:
- Tell about past experiences, (bio,previous job experiences).
- Tell about past events (in the News or private).
- Tell about future projects.
- Be able to master a phone conversation (make or change an appointment, ask some one for news...).
Register


French Intermediate (B1) 8w -Summer- K S

Les News (B1+/ B2 and above)- Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm - $240 - June 26th to Aug 21st- 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 June 26th and ends August 21st (no class July 3rd).

$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

Perfect your Grammar B1 - Tue 5:30-7 pm - $240 - June 13th to Aug 8th

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.

Tuesdays 5:30-6:55 pm
1.5 hours over 8 weeks (12 hours)
Starts June 13th and ends August 8th (no class July 4th).

$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

Conversation and Grammar (B1+)- Wed 6-7:30pm - $240-June 7th to July 26th- K str/full

- For intermediate (B1) or advanced (B2) 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 or a B2 speaker.

Starts Wednesday June 7th ends July 26th.
1.5 hours over 8 weeks.
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

Conversation and Grammar (A2-B1)- Fri 10am-1pm - $240-July 7th to 28th- K str

This class is for good elementary and low intermediate students (A2-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 10am to 1 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


French Proficient (B2-C1) Summer- K Str

Perfect your French! (B2/C1) Wed 7:35-9pm- $240 -June 7th to July 26th- K str/Closed

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 June 7th ends July 26th.
1.5 hours 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.

Globetrotter (B2)- Thursday 7:35-9:00 pm- $240- June 8th to July 27th- K str

Thursdays 7:35 to 9:00pm over 8 weeks.
Starts June 8th and ends July 27th.

Tuition: $240

- Let's travel to different places together and talk about development, culture, politics, architecture, food, traditions and history.
We will also discuss social economical aspects of cities and countries we are travelling to: for example the consequences of conflits, famines, public health issues in Africa (Ebola, AIDS), etc.

- This is a class you can do several times! Each quarter we will visit new places and discuss new actual topics. The curriculum also varies according to the needs of the participants.

The "plus" of the class:
- Personalized program in a small group setting (3 to 5 people).
- A very dynamic class that will reinforce your oral skills through conversation, but also your comprehension skills. You will indeed watch videos and read authentic articles about the places you will travel to.
- Native teacher
Register



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


French Beginners (A1) Summer- Alexandria

French Survival 1 (A1-0)- Thur 6-7:30pm - $240 - June 8th to Aug 3rd (no class Jul 6th)- Alex

Survival Training (for beginners who want to learn fast!)
Thursday 6-7:30pm
Starts on June 8th and ends August 3rd (no class July 6th).

$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

French Survival 2 (A1-2) - Thur 7:35-9:05pm - $240 - June 8th to Aug 3rd (no class Jul 6th)- Alex

Survival Training Level 2 (for those who have done the Survival 1 or the Blue 1 Class).
Thursdays 7:35-9:05pm
1.5 hours over 8 weeks (12 hours)
Starts on June 8th and ends August 3rd (no class July 6th).

$240

Curriculum
Learn more essential skills to be able to survive in France:
- Be able to talk about your likes and dislikes, your profession
- be able to reserve a taxi or change a table reservation
- Understand and give directions
- Be able to go to the doctor
- Understand time and hours of operation
- 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

French Survival 3 (A1-3) Wed 5:30-7:00pm - $240 -June 14th to Aug 2nd- Alex/ closed

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

Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm.
1.5 hours over 8 weeks (12 hours)
Starts on June 14th and ends August 2nd.

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


French Intermediate (A2/B1) Summer- Alexandria

Conversation and Grammar A2/B1 - Tuesday 6:30-8pm - $240- June 13th 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 teh need of the participants, so the class can be followed on a regular basis.

Starts on Tuesday June 13th and ends August 8th (no class July 4th).

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.
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