french classes for adults

    1714 W. Belmont Avenue 

 Chicago, IL 60657   

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 Bienvenue à l'École Française (LéF)
We are delighted that you are considering joining us at L’École Française and hope that you have all the information you need. If we have not addressed a question you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at info@lef-learn-french.com or call us as (773) 857-1322.  It will be our pleasure to answer any questions...because we love questions!

How long is a session?

Our current session - WINTER 2018 (January 8-March 10) - will run for 9 weeks  with a total of 9 classes. We will also offer three additional sessions throughout the year. In between our sessions, we will offer language and cultural workshops (à la carte) to allow students to reinforce their skills in specific areas.

Session Calendar 2018


January 8 - March 10

(9-week session, 15 learning hours total)

  • SPRING 2018: March 24-May 25                                              (9-week session, 15 learning hours total)
  • SUMMER 2018: July 5-August 29                                             (8-week session, 15 learning hours)
  • FALL 2018: September 17-November 17
    (9-week session, 15 learning hours total)

What is the duration of a class/workshop?

Each class lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes, totaling 15 learning contact hours per session.

What level should I take?

When you join us, you will be asked to take our carefully designed placement examination that accurately assesses your proficiency and  guarantees that you will be placed in the right level of instruction. You will also receive a detailed syllabus and course curriculum for the entire session on the first day of class, giving you an additional opportunity to make that assessment.


What is the class tuition?

We are able to offer you great courses at the low tuition of  $289 which includes all material fees and a member-only account on our website. 

When are classes held?

Our classes are held at convenient times, throughout the day to accommodate any schedule. We meet from Monday through Saturday as early as 10 a.m. and go as late as 9:30 p.m. Please, consult our class schedule for more detailed information, specific to the course of your interest.

What if I cannot attend the entire session?

If you cannot attend all the classes in a session, you may take classes "à la carte" (some restrictions may apply for our specialized classes). Tuition is $45 per 1-hour-40-minute class. Depending on your needs, we may recommend in-between session workshops or private lessons as an alternative.

How many students are in each class?

We limit the number of participants to 10 maximum (and 5 minimum) in our regular and specialized classes to ensure that individual attention is given to each student.

What is the learning approach?  

We have created an innovative approach based on efficient principles: teaching French with a clear and simple method and an emphasis on oral skills in a fun, encouraging, and result-oriented environment, which permits you to reduce your inhibitions, build your confidence, and improve your speaking abilities.

Do I need to buy books?

No, teaching material is included in your registration fee and will be given to you on the first day of class. We do, however, recommend bringing a notebook and a dictionary to class.

What if I miss a class?

If you miss a class, you may take a make-up class of the same level at another time during the same week. Please notify our office first in order to receive permission to enter a make-up class. Make-up classes may only be taken in the same session  (3 make-up classes maximum).  You may also contact your instructor, who is always at your disposal, to request your assignment for the next class.

Can I transfer classes?

If you think that you have been placed in a class that does not correspond to your needs, do not hesitate to speak to your instructor and submit your transfer request to our staff. No class transfers will be allowed after the second week of classes.

Can my course or class be cancelled?

Yes, we reserve the right to cancel a course or class due to insufficient enrollment. A minimum of 5 students is required to offer a particular course or class. In that case, tuition payments will be refunded in full or a full credit applied to the following session.

How can I assess my progression? 

At the conclusion of each level, you will receive a personal and final evaluation with detailed recommendations for the next course to take.

What are the operating hours? 

We are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 9:30pm,  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed on Sundays.

           L'École Française (Léf: Liberté - Égalité - Fraternité) 








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