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.
From foundation or intensive, to conversational to review—there’s a class or workshop for every level—beginner to advanced.
Summer session is open for registration! Please note that our registration fee is now included in each enrollment.
Unsure of your level? Take a look at our complete class brochure or take a placement test below.
Classes are available for youth and teens at all levels— ages 18 months through High School.
For information on after-school programs please click here.
This summer we'll be offering three class formats:
Virtual classes: these classes will be offered exclusively online via Zoom, students and instructors can connect wherever they may be!
Hybrid classes: the instructor and a limited number of students will be in an AFMSP classroom following health and safety guidelines, and will be seen and heard thanks to a 360 ͒ camera and high quality microphone. The remaining students will connect via Zoom. This offers students some flexibility.
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!
As the pandemic evolves there will be flexibility in these formats, please contact us with questions!
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.
Bonne chance !
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.
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