Level 2 | NYC In-person

Grand Débutant BIWEEKLY

Monday, Jul 08 - Wednesday, Aug 07
4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
5 Weeks


Mahaut /mah-oh/ is French and American. They were born and raised in Lille (northern France), where their mother is originally from. Mahaut studied English literature, journalism and museology. They moved to New York City to complete an internship in curation and contemporary art. Mahaut joined Coucou in 2021. When they are not teaching, Mahaut likes to make linocuts and illustrations and take photos. They can also play the kalimba.

#Art Lover #Bookworm #Calm & Collected #Supportive

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253 Centre St, New York NY 10013

Biweekly class, meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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

From $29.00
Flashcards – Vocab Pack 2

Flashcards – Vocab Pack 2

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 Jul 08: Lesson 1
How to ask a question

Wednesday Jul 10: Lesson 2
“Can”, “must”, “to want” and “to know” in the present tense

Monday Jul 15: Lesson 3
“To take”, “to come”, “to hold” in the present tense

Wednesday Jul 17: Lesson 4
When to say “he/she is” vs. “it is”

Monday Jul 22: Lesson 5
How to say “some”

Wednesday Jul 24: Lesson 6
Expressions of quantity

Monday Jul 29: Lesson 7
Irregular verbs patterns in the present tense

Wednesday Jul 31: Lesson 8
Reflexive and reciprocal verbs in the present tense

Monday Aug 05: Lesson 9
Negative expressions

Wednesday Aug 07: Lesson 10
Introduction to the “passé composé” - the main past tense