Free French Classes

Free French Classes

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Nigel's Class 2014

Every Sunday from September to the end of June, Saint Esprit offers free French lessons from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in classrooms at 111 East 60th Street, next door to the church.

Yes, these French classes really are free! We have offered this as a service to our fellow New Yorkers since 1884. We only ask that you purchase your textbook. The final French Classes of this Semester will be held on Sunday June 29th. Classes take a break over the summer. Orientation for new students at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels will take place on Sunday, September 14th. Please, come and register that day at 10:00am at 109 E. 60th St. You can pre-register online here. Please, note pre-registering does not guarantee you a seat. There is a limited number of available spots, and we allow those spots on a first-come first-served basis, then wait-list. To be eligible for a spot, you will still need to attend the registration/orientation on Sunday September 14th at 10 a.m. at 109 E 60th Street, New York, NY 10022. Using the email or phone number you will provide in this form, we will contact you before Sept. 14th with more details about orientation day. For more information, please, contact us

Online registration for our Fall 2014 free French classes is now open. Please read our class descriptions first, then click here to register.

Meet the teachers and their classes

Complete beginner with Léon

Experienced beginner with Frédéric

Intermediate with Nigel

Conversation with Kathleen

Advanced with Patrick

Complete Beginner with Léon

Who is Léon?

Teacher of French and Philosophy with over 10 years experience working with all age, groups and in one-on-one session, I am qualified from de Department Of Education. French is my native language. I am actually enrolled at New York University (NYU) for a higher diploma in French Studies with Journalism of Education option.

About his class

All motivated students are always welcome in my class for a new open-mind adventure. I accept only the strict beginners learners in my class.

What he expects of his students

I will help students to speak and to understand elementary French. Students will become familiar with French culture and will learn useful expressions for daily conversations.

"LEON ACCEPTS ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE GOOD REASONS AND GOOD MOTIVATION TO LEARN FRENCH".

Download the syllabus for Léon's class

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Experienced beginner with Frédéric

Who is Frédéric?

I was born and raised in Paris, France. I graduated in Applied Foreign Languages from the university of Paris West University Nanterre while completing my last year at San José State University (CA). I am the Parish Administrator at Saint-Esprit, and also a musician and a visual artist.

About his class

We pick up right where Léon's class left (check Léon's syllabus for info), and advance forward. You are expected to know basic grammar structures, tenses and vocabulary. If you are a complete beginner, please complete Leon's class first. If you feel that you already know the subjects, basic verbs/tenses and basic vocabulary, you can join this class. We will start by quickly going over Léon's program to refresh memories, then we will start to learn more vocabulary, grammar, and expressions.

What he expects of his students

To attend class and participate. You are expected to know the previous week's lesson when you come to class (study).

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Intermediate with Nigel

Who is Nigel?

Rector of Saint-Esprit.

About his class

coming soon

What he expects of his students

coming soon

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Conversation with Kathleen

icon_user Who is Kathleen?

Paroissienne de Saint-Esprit avant l'arrivée du Rev. Nigel Massey. J'apprécie d'avoir l'occasion de fournir l'ooportunité à mes étudiants d'améliorer leurs compétences en français. Je travaille actuellement en "compliance", où j'uttilise mes compétences en français, italien, et espagnol.

About her class

Nous ne parlons QUE LE FRANÇAIS. Nous discutons de sujets choisis par les étudiants allant de la musique pop francophone aux expériences de la vie actuelle de nos étudiants.

What she expects of her students

J'attend de mes étudiants qu'ils soient investis (participent en classe, aident à ranger avant et après la classe, ...), et qu'ils participent au choix des sujets discutés.

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Advanced with Patrick

icon_user Who is Patrick?

Retired. I was in the wine business as an importer (mostly French wines).

About his class

This year, the conversation will be about French art. At each session, we will be discussing one painting - in chronological order, starting with the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

What he expects of his students

Students should actively become involved in the discussion.

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