We specialize in French immersion, the fastest and most effective way to learn a new language. Our method is conversation-based and focuses on developing your ability to speak in real life situations.
New students are required to take the FREE online placement test. An AFC Instructor will assess your test and recommend a French class that corresponds to your level of proficiency. In some cases, attending a couple of trial classes may be the best way to determine your class level and to find the group that feels right for you.
Class sessions begin every 6 weeks to suit different paces and to fit all lifestyles:
2017 AFC class SESSION DATES
Session III: April 10–May 19
Session IV: May 22–June 30
Session V: July 3–August 11
AF Closed: August 14–18
Session VI: August 21–September 30
Session VII: October 2–November 10
Session VIII: November 13–December 21
AFC Closed: December 22–January 1, 2018.
A1 LEVEL: BEGINNER
Build a solid foundation in French. Learn familiar everyday expressions & basic phrases. Learn to introduce yourself, talk about your new neighbors, describe your personal preferences and much more!
A2 LEVEL: ADVANCED BEGINNER
Time to go beyond the basics! Strengthen your comprehension and speaking skills in our classes for advanced beginners. Reinforce your understanding of topics relating to everyday life and your ability to interact in French.
B1 LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
Keep building your language skills and cultural awareness. Strengthen your communication skills and understand the main points of conversation with a native speaker.
B2 LEVEL: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE
Broaden your knowledge of the structure and use of the language in our advanced classes. At this level you will improve your fluency and further your grasp of advanced grammar and vocabulary.
C1/C2 LEVEL: PROFICIENT SPEAKER
Master the French language in our classes for expert speakers. Perfect your pronunciation, solidify your mastery of grammar and learn additional vocabulary—then apply your learning. You will fine-tune challenging vocabulary and practice articulating in-depth thoughts.
Offered anytime at the AFC or at a student’s home or office, private classes offer the ultimate flexibility!
Ecriture et Conversation
Each day we begin with journal writing (guided and free). In this way we collect our thoughts and strengthen the power of our pen. We fine-tune our voice which we are then more prepared to share when we move into conversation time. We’ll chat with partners, in groups, and as a whole.
VISITONS LE QUEBEC!
Tour through Canada's bilingual capital, through Montréal's cosmopolitan Old Port, and down the winding streets of enchanting Québec City– right here in Charlottesville!