French For Beginners


Group French classes for beginners

Online or in-person, our popular Adult French classes for beginners will allow you to develop efficiently all five skills: speaking, interacting, listening, reading and writing; and provides you with a wealth of intercultural insight. Thanks to an immersive environment, specific action-based objectives and interactive activities, you will progress rapidly from basic communication situations to more complex interactions.  For Kids and Teens French beginner classes, please click here.

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French A1.1 curriculum & Prerequisites

In our French for beginner class, A1 Part 1 - Discovery, you will quickly learn the following objectives in just a few classes! (curriculum based on twice-a-week classes)

  • Spell and count;
  • Introduce yourself (greet, name, age, nationality)
  • Give and ask for personal information (name, address, job, email, phone #);
  • Express your likes and dislikes;
  • Name, ask, and give your place of residence;
  • Talk about your family.

There is no prerequisite to enrol in this level: no prior knowledge of French whatsoever!

Alliance Française Vancouver uses modern textbooks for its group classes: Edito A1 from Didier, leader in French as Second Language materials publishing. It is a modern action-based method with exciting topics and up-to-date documents.
Edito: audio files, videos, and additional exercises/activities are available here . Your Pack Edito also comes with the digital version of the book available on

Stay connected! Our beginner group classes also includes an online access to our platform AF-MyPortal where students can check their schedule of classes, check their homework, complete engaging activities, and assignments in French, and also where student can access and share documents, links, audio, and video with the whole class and the teacher, or even chat, ask for help, or post random thoughts ... in French!
Need help accessing the portal? Check our document here.

Schedule & Pricing

Option A: Twice a week classes
Price: $438
Duration: 4 hours a week for 7 weeks

Schedule & location:
Monday + Wednesday, or Tuesday + Thursday,
9:30 - 11:30am , or 6:05 - 8:05pm
Available in-person or online

Option B: Once a week classes
Price: $226
Duration: 2 hours a week for 7 weeks

Schedule and location:
Tue., Wed., Thu. 6:05 - 8:05pm ,
or Sat. 9 - 11am, 11:05am - 1:05pm
Available in-person or online

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A1 Part 1 - Discovery

A1 Part 1 - Discovery with Edito

Two classes of 3 hours a week

Are you a complete beginner? This level is for you!
(for once-a-week classes, Part A is a prerequisite for Part B).

In this class, students will learn the basics in French:

  • Spell and count;
  • Introduce themself (greet, name, age, nationality)
  • Give and ask for personal information (name, address, dob, email, phone #);
  • Express their likes and dislikes;
  • Name, ask, and give their place of residence;
  • Talk about their family.

Prerequisite: no prior knowledge of French whatsoever (for once-a-week classes, Part 1A is a prerequisite for Part 1B).

Textbooks: EDITO A1, Unit 0, unit 1 + unit 2.
NEW STUDENTS: For online classes: books to be picked up in our premises (no delivery). For in-person classes: the teacher will give the books on the first day of class.
Please note the curriculum displayed is based on a full level of twice-a-week classes. For once-a-week classes, students will need Part A and Part B to complete the level.

From only $15.6/hour. All prices are subject to change without notice. Books and registration fees are not included in the tuition fee. To cover one book, you will need to take 4 sessions of classes twice a week (or equivalent).

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