Adult French Classes

Master French with our complete curriculum, the pleasure of learning included! The Alliance Française de Victoria offers general French classes for adult learners (age 16+) from beginner to advanced levels.

About the Adult French Classes

The general French classes allow you to develop all five skills: speaking, interacting, listening, reading and writing, and will provide you with a wealth of intercultural insight. If you are unsure of your level, please contact our Course Director to inquire. 

All our online classes are 5 learners minimum and 10 maximum. After your online payment, you will receive a registration confirmation. An invitation to join the virtual class on Zoom will be sent by your instructor one day before the class starts (no need to download Zoom).

In-person group classes and language workshops are also available, as well as private tutoring either online or in your home. Please see below for more information on each of these options for adults who wish to learn French in Victoria.


Refunds will only be possible: after the first class (adult levels) and after 2 classes (kids/teens levels).
Late registrations is allowed up until the 4th class (adult levels) and until the 5th class (kids/teens levels).

In Person Classes

In person classes for adults are currently held at the Cook St. Village Activity Centre. Check upcoming session dates and register yourself, a family member or a friend.

Online Courses

Online classes are offered regularly for your convenience.  Find out what levels, dates and time sare currently available, and register for the session of your choice.

Language Workshops

For students who would like to practice their conversation skills, we offer workshops at beginner and intermediate levels at various locations throughout Greater Victoria.

Private Tutoring

Private or semi-private lessons can be arranged for adults of all levels. Lessons are held either online or at your home, subject to instructor availability.
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Watch the short video below to learn more about Adult French Classes with Alliance Française!

Not sure which level is right for you? A one hour session to evaluate your level (reading, listening, speaking and writing) costs $60. Please contact our education manager to schedule your evaluation session.

Or, use this free online placement test tool to estimate your level. 

More About Our Class Levels 

We offer a wide range of levels from Beginner to Advanced French classes. The Alliance Française organizes its teaching on the most modern teaching methods and on the CEFR (the Common European Framework for Languages), a standard reference adopted by dozens of educational systems worldwide.

Your Level  

A1 - Beginner

Can recognise and use familiar words and simple phrases, introduce themselves or someone else, ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. Can communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

Take the Free A1 Online Placement Test

A2 - Basic

Can understand isolated phrases and common expressions that relate to areas of high personal relevance (personal or family information, shopping, immediate environment, work). Can communicate during easy or habitual tasks requiring a basic and direct information exchange on familiar subjects. Using simple words, can describe his or her surroundings and communicate immediate needs.

Take the Free A2 Online Placement Test

B1 - Independent

Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school, leisure activities, etc, manage in most situations that come up when travelling in a region where the language is spoken. Can produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest. Can narrate an event, an experience or a dream; describe a desire or goal, and outline reasons behind a project.

Take the Free B1 Online Placement Test

B2 - Independent

Can understand the main ideas of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text, including a technical article in the user’s area of expertise. Can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency during a conversation with a native speaker, in a way that is comfortable for everyone, can speak in a clear, detailed way on a number of subjects; express an opinion on current affairs, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the various options.

Take the Free B2 Online Placement Test

C1/2 - Proficient

Can understand a wide range of long and complex texts, including any subtextual or stylistic nuances. Can express him or herself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Can use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic context. Can speak in a clear, organised way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument.

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Are you ready to learn French?

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Why learn French with us?

95% Student Satisfaction

Native Francophone Teachers

Small Class Size

Cultural Discovery
Free Placement Test
All Levels & Ages

Quality French Cultural Events

Several In-Person Locations in Victoria

Learning Support

800+ Alliance Françaises Around the World

More Than 70 Years of Teaching Experience
Official Certifications for Your Level of French

Non-Profit Association

Immersive Experience

Fun & Efficient Approach

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