LANGUAGE SERVICES OFFERED

  • Adult Classes 
  • Teenagers Classes
  • Children Classes
  • AP Classes
  • Business French Classes
  • Private & Semi-Private classes - Upon Request
  • Café Conversation
  • Translation Services - Upon Request

About the LANGUAGE CENTER

The Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix offers a wide range of French courses open to people of all ages, for beginners to advanced levels, from Monday through Friday and also during the weekend throughout the year.

The Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix, like every single Alliance Française in the world, follows the official program built by the Council of Europe called: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is available in 40 languages.

The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels:

  • A1: Beginner
  • A2: Intermediate
  • B1: Advanced 1
  • B2: Advanced 2
  • C1: Proficient 1
  • C2: Proficient 2

Whatever your motivations and availability, you will find a course that suits you. Our classes are given by certified and experienced teachers who are native French speakers and fully qualified to teach French as a second language. The instruction is designed to develop practical and interactive communication skills and to familiarize students with the many-faceted aspects of French contemporary life.

 

Take an exam at the Alliance Française

If you need to take some exams to apply for a French University, you can take these exams at the Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix.
The AF has already worked with:
- IAE - Université de Poitiers,
- Université de Franche-Comté Besançon,
- ISIT - Paris
Contact us: (480)948-0728 / info@afphx.com

 

CLASS LEVELS

  • Basic A1 - Breakthrough / Découverte

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

  • Basic A2 - Waystage / Intermédiaire

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

  • Independant B1 - Threshold / Seuil

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

  • Independant B2 - Vantage / Avancé

Can understand the main ideas complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

  • Proficient C1 - Effective Operational Proficiency / Autonomie

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

  • Proficient C2 - Mastery / Maîtrise

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.