Overview of Classes
While many classes are online, we are continuously adding in person classes each session, for adults during weekdays, and children on
What is an in person class? Meet with your instructor and fellow students that will follow a syllabus.
How does it work? The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie has two locations: Center City and Ardmore. Students meet
weekly for 1.5 to 2 hours.
What do I need? A textbook (varies depending on your level), a notebook, a pen or pencil, a bottle of water.
What is an online class? An online class is a live video conference with your instructor and fellow students that will
follow the usual format and syllabus.
How does it work? The Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie is using Zoom for all the virtual
What do I need? A computer with a webcam and a microphone, an internet connexion. Please click
read more information about online classes tech tips and practices before class.
What our students think!
"I am currently living over 1 hour from Phila. I am glad to learn from home as part of a small class. Our teacher, Alissia, was
quite effective in person and now she is, as well, on line".
"It allows me to maintain and continue to improve my French skills , especially with conversation. My instructor Yann has been
able to do an amazing job making the class productive and enjoyable in advancing our skills. The format he used our last class where he
writes on the screen was incredibly helpful. He has clearly put a tremendous amount of time & effort into creating an excellent online
learning experience, and his patience in helping us navigate using Zoom- is wonderful".
"We don't have to violate our social distancing requirements, or put ourselves at risk. Also don't need travel time. I also like the
idea that, if I moved away, I could still take the class".
"During a difficult time, this keeps me socially connected and offers a mental challenge".
"Being able to continue learning despite quarantine. Also Norman’s enthusiasm for learning new ways to use zoom each week really
makes me smile, his excitement is contagious and I’m thrilled to be able to continue learning from him".