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We offer classes for adults, teens, and children at all levels. If you’ve studied French before, start by taking our free placement test. Registration opens 6 weeks before the beginning of the session.

Adult Classes

From foundation or intensive, to conversational to review—there’s a class or workshop for every level—beginner to advanced.

Fall session is open for registration! Please note that our registration fee is now included in each enrollment.

Check out our virtual cooking classes!

Unsure of your level? Take a look at our complete class brochure, our class flowchart, or take a free placement test below.

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Youth Classes

Classes are available for youth and teens at all levels— ages 18 months through High School.

Fall classes are available for registration! Take a look at the brochure here
Looking for an activity during the MEA break October 21 and 22? Take a look at our half-day camps! 

For information on after-school programs please click here.

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For our Fall session we'll plan to offer these class formats:

Virtual classes: these classes will be offered exclusively online via Zoom, students and instructors can connect wherever they may be!
In-person classes: all participants will be face-to-face in an AFMSP classroom and follow health and safety guidelines in a small group setting. This option allows students who are ready to return to our building at 227 Colax Ave N in Minneapolis! Virtual participation is possible upon request using a 360 ͒ camera and high quality microphone. Students will be seen and heard by the remaining students connecting via Zoom. This offers students some flexibility

As the pandemic evolves there may be changes in these formats, please contact us with questions!

Placement Test

If you’ve studied French in the past (no matter how long ago it may have been) or lived in a French-speaking community, please complete a placement test prior to registration in an AFMSP class. The Alliance Française staff will contact you for a conversational interview if necessary, and to notify you of your results.

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Foundation | Master the Fundamentals! Courses include grammar, vocabulary and conversational French with an emphasis on active student participation. Classes meet weekly for 3 hours over 10 weeks. Uses the Cosmopolite method. Cost: $450 ($15/hr) + $80 materials.

Intensive | Courses meet several times a week to cover Foundation Class materials at a faster pace. Duration and prices vary.

Conversation | Practice makes perfect! Improve your speaking skills at intermediate and advanced levels with courses based on conversation, reading, and grammar review. Classes meet weekly for 2 hours. Cost: $330 for 10 weeks ($16.50/hr), or $195 for 5 weeks ($19.50/hr).

Review | Classes are ideal for brushing up after a break or consolidating points learned. Once a week for 2 hours. Cost: $195 for 5 weeks ($19.50/hr).

Workshops & Topics | Classes allow students to focus on specialized themes related to Francophone culture. Duration and prices vary.

All registrations include a $5 registration fee beyond the tuition noted.

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Spring 2021: April 5 to June 13 ( Open House March 27)

Summer 2021: June 21 to August 28

Fall 2021: September 13 to November 21  (Open House September 11)

Mini-Session 2021: November 29 to December 18

Winter 2022: January 10 to March 20

Spring 2022: April 4 to June 12

Summer 2022: June 20 to August 27