Adult French Classes With the Alliance Française Are Here!
 
FASPS is proud to partner with the Alliance Française de Seattle to offer French language and culture classes to our community. Adult French at FASPS is taught by experienced Alliance Française instructors, and our classes are open to the entire FASPS community: current and alumni parents and families, friends, and beyond!
 
 
General Class Information
 
All new students must take a placement test before registering, even if you are a beginner. The test usually takes 10–15 minutes to complete and is available at any time. Click here to take the free placement test. All Adult French classes comprise 10 one-hour virtual classes, with a maximum of six students to ensure plenty of individualized attention and to maximize your learning. Students will receive all course materials through the AFSeattle’s learning platform, Apolearn, and one-year access to amazing Alliance Française resources!
 
Fall 2022 Adult French Classes
 
Registration opens Monday, August 8, at 12:00pm (click here) and closes Friday, September 2, at 12:00pm. All classes will begin the week of September 12, 2022, and follow the FASPS academic calendar. Late registrations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis as space permits and may be subject to a late fee.
 
Schedule Overview
 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Class A1.2
General French for Returning Beginners (9:45–10:45am)
A1.1 DAY
General French for True Beginners (9:30–10:30am)
No Class A1.3
General French for Advanced Beginners (12:15–1:15pm)
No Class A2 — Oral Communication & Grammar (11:45am–12:45pm) A1.1 EVE
General French for True Beginners (6:00–7:00pm)
No Class B1
Oral Communication & Grammar (1:00–2:00pm)
 
Please refer to your placement test results or the title of the last class you took at FASPS or the Alliance Française to find the right course!
 
Further Class Details
 
A1.1 General French for True Beginners:
  • Wednesdays, DAY: 9:30–10:30am | EVE: 6:00–7:00pm (Both the Day and Evening sections will cover the same material; choose the time that fits your schedule.)
  • This class is for true beginners with zero French experience. If you’ve taken any French in the past — even many years ago — please take the placement test before registering for the A1.1 class.
  • Description: The first class in your French journey. Students will begin building the fundamentals of French, starting with simple greetings and short, simple interactions and gain familiarity with the sounds of French. Some cultural topics will also be presented during the class.
 
A1.2 General French for Returning Beginners:
  • Tuesdays, 9:45–10:45am
  • This class is for students who have completed the A1.1 class in spring 2022 at FASPS, or who received an A1.2 result on their placement test.
  • Description: This course is designed for learners with limited prior knowledge of French. During this course, students will learn to interact in a simple way, to ask and answer simple questions about themselves, and to initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or very familiar topics.
 
A1.3 General French for Advanced Beginners:
  • Fridays, 12:15–1:15pm
  • This class is for students who have completed the A1.2 class in Spring 2022 at FASPS, or who have received an A1.3 result on the placement test.
  • Description: This course is designed to help advanced beginners solidify the fundamentals of French acquired during the A1 series. It will review topics introduced in A1.2 in more detail and prepare students to advance to the A2 level.
 
A2 Oral Communication & Grammar:
  • Tuesdays, 11:45am–12:45pm
  • This class is for students who have completed the A1.3 course at FASPS or at the Alliance Française de Seattle, or who received an A2.1 or A2.2 result on their placement test.
  • Description: A course designed for elementary French users (A2) to improve their oral communication skills and boost their grammar and vocabulary.
 
B1 Oral Communication & Grammar:
  • Fridays, 1:00–2:00pm
  • This class is for students who have completed the A2.3 course at FASPS or at the Alliance Française de Seattle, or who received a B1.1 or B1.2 result on the placement test.
  • Description: A course designed for intermediate users (B1) to improve their oral communication skills and boost their grammar and vocabulary. At the B1 level, learners are expected to communicate in a simple manner on familiar topics; they can generally identify the topic of a discussion that is conducted clearly and share a simple opinion expressing agreement or disagreement.
 
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Adult French Classes FAQs

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Where are Adult French classes held?

    Adult French classes will continue to be held online for Fall 2022. 
  • How do I know which level of French is right for me?

    The Alliance Française requires all new students to take a placement test. The test can be found here and usually takes 10–20 minutes to complete, depending on your level.
     
    Most students will receive their results upon completion of the test. Some students may be asked to complete a brief interview with Alliance Française staff to determine their level, especially for more advanced students or those who are between levels.
     
    For questions, please email Dmitri at DmitriL@FASPS.org.
  • I think my placement test result is incorrect. Can I take a different level class?

    To ensure a quality experience for all students, the Alliance Française is generally quite firm about students taking the level recommended by the placement test. This helps ensure that all students in a class are at about the same level, and no one feels too far ahead or behind their peers.
     
    If you have concerns about your placement result, please email Dmitri at DmitriL@FASPS.org to discuss your specific case.
  • What will I learn in the culture class? Who is this class aimed at?

    Classe culture is a discussion-based class taught in English. The goal of the class is to familiarize students with cultural topics and terms like food, geography, educational values, and more.
     
    Topics will vary each term, so you are welcome to take the class more than once, as the content will be different each time. It is not a sequential class, meaning that you can join the class in winter or spring trimester without having taken the fall trimester course.
     
    The class is open to anyone but was designed with FASPS’s new and non-Francophone families in mind to help them better understand the French cultural values that their students are learning at FASPS.
  • What do I do once I’ve taken the placement test? Do I need to email someone my results?

    We recommend you save your results for your records so you can be certain you are registering for the correct class.
    The Alliance Française receives your placement results directly and will share those results with FASPS to help us confirm your registration is correct.
    You do not need to email FASPS your results unless you have a question about them.
  • What if I don’t see my level of French offered?

    As a partner of the Alliance Française, FASPS community members are also able to take classes directly through the Alliance Française at the membership price! Click here to check out other levels of French language classes offered at the Alliance Française.

Contact Dmitri:

 
Dmitri Levine
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
(206) 275-3533, Ext. 276