French Courses
for Adults in NYC

For top-quality French language classes in New York, you want L’Alliance New York. Learn from the nation’s oldest and largest French language and cultural organization – nestled in a historic Beaux-Arts building that’s steps away from Central Park. Classes meet at our Manhattan learning center, or you can take one of our many online courses

Our experts offer French language instruction for students from ages 1 to 101, and at every experience level – even if your experience is “none.” Find your level with our free placement test, and we’ll help you find a class that matches your individual skills and schedule so you can register today.

Placement Test

French Courses for Every Experience Level

Intro to French Beginner
Advanced Beginner (A2) Intermediate
Expert (C1/C2)
Hours 20 120 120 120 120 180
Purpose Essential tools to start learning French Everyday expressions and common French phrases Topics relating to everyday life and basic interactions in French Main points of conversation with a native French speaker Broadened French language structure and speaking with a degree of fluency Mastery of the French language

Our French classes follow five proficiency levels set in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Between each one, students work through four sublevels to advance to the next level of language mastery. Check out our Course Catalog for in-depth class descriptions and available time slots.

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Programs for Every Schedule & Situation

In addition to face-to-face instruction, we offer online courses, one-day workshops, and options for supplemental online practice. This allows us to ensure every L’Alliance learning opportunity is as accessible as possible and also gives students the chance to focus on specific aspects of the language learning process. No matter your work schedule or background, L’Alliance New York French classes offer everything a student needs to learn French and share the beauty of francophone culture.

Flexible Policies

We understand students will sometimes need to drop or transfer classes because of schedule changes, conflicts, or personal life events. We get it. You’re busy! That’s why we pride ourselves on our flexible policies so you can make learning French a manageable part of your life.


Once you start learning the French language, you’ll crave the experience of immersive francophone events that will help you practice your French and meet fellow francophiles. 

Courses with a duration of 1 week or longer come with a complimentary 1-year L’Alliance Membership (valued at $99). Benefits include free access to weekly CinéSalon films, and members-only borrowing privileges at the L’Alliance Library and the Culturethèque digital library. Member discounts on cultural programs like L’Alliance’s two major festivals – “Crossing the Line,” and “Animation First” – plus performances, wine tastings, talks, and more, all of which give students a chance to practice their French and to connect with other members. 

L’Alliance New York is more than just a French school – we’re a community that fosters connections and a lifelong love of language. learning center – we’re a community that fosters lifelong friendships.

Find Your French Course in NYC Today

Find your proficiency level, and we’ll help you find the right L’Alliance French course. Perfect for any age at every level, you can learn French or immerse yourself in francophone culture, starting today. 

Placement Test

Visit our Manhattan language center at the following address:

22 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022