Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)

This level is designed for people who never had French lessons before.

 Select your Beginner - Level 1 course  (March 2 - April 25) 

Traveling? Are you going to miss a class ? You can attend a make-up class during the same session. We recommend the make up class to be taken on the same week of the missed class. 
Starting later or missing classes without possibility do to a make-up ? We can offer a pro-rata for up to 2 (two) classes during the same session. Available only at the time of registration.

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Content  - Beginner 1 

Required Textbook

In this course you will cover Units 0 to Unit 2, pp. 13 to 57.

Learn How To

* Greet someone
* Introduce yourself and/or others
* Communicate in class
* Ask for information
* Ask questions
* Describe accommodation
* Ask and provide information about accommodation
* Describe a person

Society & Culture

* French monuments
* French greetings and etiquette
* French cities and people
* Unusual homes in France and Switzerland
* French personalities
* Bastille Day


* Alphabet and numbers
* Nationalities and languages
* Age
* Colors
* Personal traits
* Physical description
* Days and months
* Emotions
* Professions
* Accommodation, rooms and amenities


* Verbs  être, avoir, s’appeler, venir, aller
* Present tense ER verbs (parler, habiter)
* Gender and number of * nouns and adjectives
* Prepositions (à, en, au, aux)
* Negative form (ne…pas)
* Articles : Definite (le, la, les), Indefinite (un, une, des)
* Possessive adjectives
* Basic question forms

 If our schedule doesn't work for you, or if you have a specific focus in mind, you might consider taking private classes.

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1345 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 (415) 775 - 7755

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