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.

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About Our Adult French Classes

Our French classes allow you to develop all five language skills: speaking, interacting, listening, reading and writing, and will provide you with a wealth of intercultural insight. Adult classes are open to students age 16 and up. We also offer conversation workshops to help you practice your conversation skills. If you are unsure of your level, please contact our Course Director to inquire. 

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In Person Classes - Société Francophone de Victoria
In Person Classes - Sidney
Conversation Workshops
Registration Form
About our Class Levels
Why Learn French with Us?     

In Person Classes

Société Francophone de Victoria

Most of our in person classes for adults are currently held at the Société Francophone de Victoria, #2-1218 Langley St. You can find the registration form for these classes below. There is a maximum of 15 students per class, with a minimum of 5 students required. 

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Sidney - Panorama Recreation Centre

We bring French to you! If you are located in Sidney, we are happy to announce that L'Alliance Française de Victoria offers a limited number of classes near you. To browse our Sidney classes or to sign up, please visit Panorma Recreation Centre's website

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Conversation Workshops 

These workshops are for students who already have some French, and who wish to practice their French conversation skills. Parlons français! Students at Level A2 and up are welcome. Conversation workshops are held at the Société Francophone de Victoria, #2-1218 Langley St. Please see the registration form below to sign up. Not sure of your level? Take our placement test to see if you qualify.

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Registration for Adult Classes & Conversation Workshops

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. 

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Total Beginners

Total Beginner A1.1

Standard course

This course is designed for total beginners or those who want to start learning French from scratch. We will cover the basics of French language to create a solid base that will help you progress confidently.

The course material will be based on Odyssée A1 (units 0, 1 & 2)


Pace: Fast track

Total Beginner A1.2

Standard course

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This class is a continuation of our total beginners class for those who have had some contact with French. In this class, students will focus on communication around the topics of getting around a city, and family in French.

Material needed: Odyssée A1 cahier and méthode (Units 3 and 4)


Pace: Fast track
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Maison de la Francophonie
Tue & Thu   6:30pm ▸ 8pm
09 Jul 2024 ▸ 22 Aug 2024
A1 - Beginner

Beginner A1.3

Standard course
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This class is a continuation of our total beginners class for those who have had some contact with French. In this class, students will focus on communication around the topics of daily and out of the ordinary activities, and shopping in French.

Material needed: Odyssée A1 cahier and méthode (Units 5 and 6)
Pace: Fast track
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Maison de la Francophonie
Mon & Wed   4:45pm ▸ 6:15pm
13 May 2024 ▸ 24 Jun 2024

Beginner A1.4

Standard course

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This class is a continuation of our total beginners class for those who have had some contact with French. In this class, students will focus on communication around the topics of cuisines around the world, and traveling in French.

Material needed: Odyssée A1 cahier and méthode (Units 7 and 8)


Pace: Fast track
A2 - Elementary

Elementary A2.4

Standard course

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In this class, students will continue learning and practicing skills in French around the topics of types of tourism and family life.

Material needed: Odyssée A2 cahier and méthode (Unit 7 and 8)


Pace: Regular
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Maison de la Francophonie
Mon & Wed   6:30pm ▸ 8pm
06 May 2024 ▸ 24 Jun 2024
B1 - Intermediate

Intermediate B1.2

Standard course

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In this class, students will deepen their knowledge and skills in French to express their opinions around the topics of vacation and travel.

Material needed: Odyssée B1 cahier and méthode (Unit 2)


Pace: Regular
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Maison de la Francophonie
Friday   6pm ▸ 8pm
10 May 2024 ▸ 28 Jun 2024
B2 - High Intermediate

High Intermediate B2.4 ONLINE

Standard course

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In this class, students will develop their language skills in French around the topic of environmental challenges.

Material needed:
"Odyssée B2", unit 7
Available for purchase online or at our partner library Books and Shenanigans


Pace: Regular


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 - Elementary

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.

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B1 - Intermediate

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 - High Intermediate

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.

Take the Free C1/2 Online Placement Test


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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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