All classes are currently taking place online via Zoom. When we reopen, students will have the option of finishing their class online or in-person.




Intensive programs

Complete a level of our standard 2-month curriculum in 2 or 4 weeks with our accelerated online programs!

Get your daily or biweekly dose of French with Coucou!

The classes will meet online via Zoom, every week day for 2 weeks or twice a week for 4 weeks. We will provide an editable PDF version of the course booklet.

Please note that classes are open to everyone, not just people living in N.Y.C. or L.A. – just pick the class time that works best for you!

N.Y.C. students can take an L.A. class, and vice versa, if the time is more convenient.


Level 0:
Découverte

If you’ve always wanted to learn French, but don’t really know what to expect, sign up for a Découverte class!

In this class, we’ll break down the rules of French pronunciation and learn some simple phrases to give you a taste of what learning French is like!


Level 1:
Débutant

If you have had very little exposure to French before and are ready to start your journey with French, sign up for this class!

The main grammar focus of this class will be to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense and to learn the structure of a simple sentence in French.


Level 2:
Grand Débutant

Sign up for this class if you can conjugate regular verbs in the present tense as well as common irregular verbs, such as être, avoir, aller and faire. You already know how to construct a basic sentence in French (subject, verb, object, etc).

The main grammar focus of this class will be learning how to ask questions and conjugating irregular verbs in the present tense.


Level 3:
Apprenti

This class is for you if you know how to ask questions, say things like “I want some milk,” or “I never get up early” in French. You have a handle on conjugating most irregular verbs in the present tense.

The main grammar focus of this class will be to master the different past tenses.


Level 4:
Intermédiaire

You have learned the different past tenses and object pronouns, and can say things like “he gave it to me” or “I ate there last night”.

In this class the grammar focus will be on hypothetical sentences such as “If I were you, I would take a French class at Coucou,” or “If I go to Paris, I will visit the Louvre.”


Level 5:
Confirmé

You should sign up for this class if you are familiar with and feel fairly confident using all major tenses (present, passé composé, imparfait, plus-que-parfait, futur simple, conditionnel).

The grammar focus of this class will be the subjunctive and relative pronouns.


Level 6:
Spécialiste

You should sign up for this class if you have learned all the major grammar topics in French and mostly need conversation practice!

The focus of this class will be to extend your vocabulary, improve your comprehension and conversational skills and learn more about French culture.