Youth & Adult Course Registration

Welcome to our French learning center! 

We are delighted that you chose the Alliance Française de Seattle for your learning journey! We welcome all students of French and aim to offer fun and effective classes adapted to your needs. AFSeattle offers a wide range of French courses for adults and youths. Our classes either take place online or on-site at our Wallingford location, in the heart of Seattle.

OUR TEACHERS

Our teaching staff is composed of highly qualified French instructors, holding degrees in teaching French as a foreign language. Read about them on our staff page!

MEMBERSHIP PERKS FOR STUDENTS

AFSeattle members get a 10% discount on any additional group class in the same quarter (except for the General French courses) and access to early enrollment priority and discounts. Registration fees are waived for members. Read about our perks and become a member here! 

PLACEMENT TEST

New students or learners returning after more than three (3) quarters: our placement test is mandatory before enrolling. We offer a free online test here (start where you estimate your level to be!). To understand our level breakdowns, check out our course progression guide!

YOUTH CLASSES

Please note that the Alliances Françaises offer French as a foreign language course programs (in French ‘FLE’ for ‘Français Langue Etrangère’) and not as a native/second language course programs (in French ‘FLAM’ for ‘Français LAngue Maternelle’). This means that our youth students are non-francophones; they do not speak French at home or have not been following an immersion program. Please contact info@afseattle.org if you need more information.

Each youth class starts in September and takes place over three (3) terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. For new students joining after the start of the academic year, please take our placement test, then email us to enroll.

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Available Courses: 22

ADULTS

No course available for this selection

CHILDREN & YOUTH


Types of Adult Courses

General French

An interactive method-based approach, following a textbook. Three classes complete a level (For A1: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3). 

  • Learning pace: 2x 1.5h weekly (Sat. classes are 1x 2.5h weekly).
  • Duration: 10 weeks.
  • 25 to 30 per course.

Specialized

A more flexible approach with a special focus (e.g. grammar, reading, writing, oral communication, etc.).

  • Learning pace: 1.5h or 2h weekly.
  • Duration: 5 weeks.
  • 7.5 to 10 per course.

Specialized courses are organized in 5-week sessions, allowing students to register for 1 or several sessions during the term.

Intensive Reviews

1-week intensive courses to review an entire level.

  • Learning pace: intensive, 2-3h daily
  • Duration: 4-5 days
  • 12.5 or 15 hours on-site; 8 or 10 hours online

Recommended once a student has reached the end of a level and/or before starting the next one, or as a refresher course. 

Workshops

Designed to cover a specific topic for a single session (pronunciation for beginners, informal French, French for travel, DELF Preparation, etc.).

  • Learning pace: intensive, one session
  • 1.5 to 3 hours


Types of Youth Courses

Each youth class starts in September and takes place over three (3) terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

We offer an immersive and creative approach to learning French, with the options to learn in a virtual setting, or on-site at our Wallingford location. 

French lessons will be put into practice with fun exercises and interactive games. Our instructors are French teachers with an extensive experience in teaching kids, youth and teens, and who have been constantly innovating our youth programs to adapt to new needs and formats.

Kids / Non-readers 

4-6 years old

Les Petits Crabes (A1.1)

Les Petits Crabes 2 (A1.2)

Kids / Readers

6-8 years old

Les Lézards 1 (A1.1)
Les Lézards 2 (A1.2)
Les Lézards 3 (A1+)


Youth

9-12 years old

Les Tortues 1 (A1.1)
Les Tortues 2 (A1.2)
Les Tortues 3 (A1+)

Les Pingouins 1 (A2.1)
Les Pingouins 2 (A2.2)
Les Pingouins 3 (A2+)

Teens

13-17 years old

Teens A1

Teens A2

Teens A2+/B1

Teens B1+/B2