While many classes are online, we are continuously adding in person classes each session, for adults during weekdays, and children on Saturdays. 

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 note book, 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 classes.

What do I need? A computer with a webcam and a microphone, an internet connexion. Please click here to read more information about online classes tech tips and practices before class. Click here if you want to download and print the instructions.


The Alliance Française de Philadelphie is part of the distinguished and reputable international network of 884 Alliance Francaises offering French language instruction and French cultural events in 136 countries across the globe. All of our teachers are trained and certified to teach French as a second language. We offer courses for all levels of French speakers from beginner to advanced for adults, children, and teens.

When in person, we have course offerings in center city Philadelphia and Ardmore, PA.

We offer four sessions of group language courses per year, full day immersion courses, and private lessons to meet all potential student needs and objectives.


"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".