Level 2 | NYC In-person

Grand Débutant

Sunday, Feb 11 - Sunday, Apr 21
11:30am - 1:00pm ET
10 Weeks


Guillaume was born in Normandy but spent most of his teenage and adult life in Paris. He also studied in Wisconsin and Toulouse.
Prior to moving to the US in 2023, Guillaume worked in France as a reporter for over fifteen years covering mostly French and European economy, politics and labor unions. When he’s not teaching at Coucou, you can usually find him either biking through Brooklyn, reading about history or experimenting new recipes in his kitchen.

NYC In-person

*Skips March 31st

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

$429.00 + $25 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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Please note that our classes are only open to adults.

Additional Material
for your Class

Niveau 2 – Exercise Book

Niveau 2 – Exercise Book

From $29.00
Flashcards – Vocab Pack 1

Flashcards – Vocab Pack 1


Exercise books are optional and contain additional practice materials, as well as answer keys for all exercises. Flashcards are a fun and super effective way to learn 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).


Sunday Feb 11: Lesson 1
How to ask a question

Sunday Feb 18: Lesson 2
“Can”, “must”, “to want” and “to know” in the present tense

Sunday Feb 25: Lesson 3
“To take”, “to come”, “to hold” in the present tense

Sunday Mar 03: Lesson 4
When to say “he/she is” vs. “it is”

Sunday Mar 10: Lesson 5
How to say “some”

Sunday Mar 17: Lesson 6
Expressions of quantity

Sunday Mar 24: Lesson 7
Irregular verbs patterns in the present tense

Sunday Apr 07: Lesson 8
Reflexive and reciprocal verbs in the present tense

Sunday Apr 14: Lesson 9
Negative expressions

Sunday Apr 21: Lesson 10
Introduction to the “passé composé” - the main past tense