Level 2 | NYC In-person

Grand Débutant Biweekly

Monday, Apr 29 - Monday, Jun 03
4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
5 Weeks


Lisa grew up in sunny Provence before moving to Paris, where she studied social sciences and international relations. She lived in Canada and Morocco before moving to the US in 2019, where she worked in corporate before becoming a translator. A true film nerd, she loves talking about movies and will always have good recommendations for things to watch in French!

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253 Centre St, New York NY 10013

Mondays & Wednesdays

*Skips Memorial Day

This class will be taught mainly in English, with French being introduced gradually via simple conversation prompts.

$429.00 + $29 coursebook

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Niveau 2 –  Course book

Required Course Books.

Niveau 2 – Course book

The course book is required to take this class. It contains all lesson content as well as homework. Required Coursebooks will be automatically added to your cart when registering.

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Additional Material
for your Class

Niveau 2 – Exercise Book

Niveau 2 – Exercise Book

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Flashcards – Vocab Pack 1

Flashcards – Vocab Pack 1


Exercise books are highly recommended for personal study and contain additional practice materials, as well as answer keys for all exercises. Flashcards are a fun and effective way to memorize French vocabulary.

You're Grand Débutant, if...

You can introduce yourself in French, talk about your job and hobbies – even if you sometimes have to rely on the kindness (and patience) of strangers to make yourself understood.

You can conjugate regular verbs in the present tense. You can also conjugate common irregular verbs, such as être, avoir, faire and aller.

You know how to get articles and adjectives to agree with their nouns (for the most part).

You know how to construct a basic sentence in French (subject, verb, object, etc).


Monday Apr 29: Lesson 1
How to ask a question

Wednesday May 01: Lesson 2
“Can”, “must”, “to want” and “to know” in the present tense

Monday May 06: Lesson 3
“To take”, “to come”, “to hold” in the present tense

Wednesday May 08: Lesson 4
When to say “he/she is” vs. “it is”

Monday May 13: Lesson 5
How to say “some”

Wednesday May 15: Lesson 6
Expressions of quantity

Monday May 20: Lesson 7
Irregular verbs patterns in the present tense

Wednesday May 22: Lesson 8
Reflexive and reciprocal verbs in the present tense

Wednesday May 29: Lesson 9
Negative expressions

Monday Jun 03: Lesson 10
Introduction to the “passé composé” - the main past tense