Placement is based on speaking ability. Please call the French Institute at (847) 501-5800 to answer a few quick questions, which will better enable us to place you in a class where you will feel most comfortable.
Q: Can I take more than one class at a time?
A: Yes, in fact we recommend it. Most of our students take the Prêt-à-Parler conversation course in addition to the regular class. Taking both classes during the same session enhances the student's ability to retain the learned information.
Q: Do you offer classes for middle school age children?
A: There is no group class for middle school age children at this time. However, we do offer private and semi-private lessons. Please call 847.501.5800 for more information.
Q: Can I observe a class before I start?
Yes, we do offer a free trial lesson before the Fall session begins.
Q: Can I make up a class if I know I will be absent?
A: Yes, you are allowed to make up a class if you are unable to attend the class you are registered for. We ask that you call 847.501.5800 in advance to confirm that the class is taking place and that there is enough space to accommodate you.
Q: What is the average class size?
A: Class size varies by level and averages between 6-12 students.
Q: What is the class make-up like?
A: We have students of varying ages and skill levels that come from all over the North Shore.
Q: Is parking available?
There is 90-minute street parking available on Green Bay Road in front of the French Institute.
Q: When does the next session start?
The Spring 2011 session begins April 4th.
Q: Who teaches the classes?
A: Our teachers are native French speakers and have their Master\'s degrees in teaching French as a foreign language.
Q: What is the pricing?
10 week session
10 week Prêt-à-Parler
*Unless otherwise noted
Q: When are classes offered?
A: Classes are offered once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes on weekdays, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. There is no class on Fridays.
Q: Do you offer other events?
Check the Events page on our website for more information.