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Find Your Level

Whether you’re new to French or have years of learning under your belt, we have a class for you. Keep scrolling to learn about Placement Calls and our Level Guide!

Free Level Placement Calls

Placement calls help us understand your strengths and needs. After a quick chat with one of our teachers, you’ll know your perfect class level and your scheduling options — all before you hang up!

We offer placement calls during the two-week window before a session starts. For the Spring 2023 session, starting the week of April 17, placement calls will be available from April 3–14.

For children’s placement calls, please contact Anne Thenin at [email protected]. You do not need to answer the below questions for kids’ placements.

Request a Placement Call

Take a look at our Placement Call schedule and find a time slot that works for you. Send an email to [email protected] with your name, phone number, answers to the placement questions, and your preferred day and time slot.

Placement Questions

Read the following placement questions and answer in 1–3 lines each. To make sure we place you in the right level, complete this section without any help from a dictionary or translator!

  1. Describe a member of your family, including their name, age, profession, and physical description.
  2. Qu’avez vous étudié au lycée ou à l’université ? Pourquoi ?
  3. Donnez des directions et indications précises pour aller de chez vous au musée le plus proche.
  4. Que pensez-vous des voitures électriques ?
  5. Votre ami(e) a un problème de santé mais refuse d’aller chez le docteur. Expliquez lui pourquoi c’est important qu’il/elle le fasse.
  6. Traduisez : « Avec des “si” on mettrait Paris en bouteille ».

Level Guide

A1–1: Introduction

“Le Newbie”

You’ve never studied French before. Let’s get started with all the basics!

A1–2: Beginner

“Le I-Know-a-Lot”

You understand the basics. Now, you can learn different structures and tenses.

A2: Advanced Beginner

“Le I-Can-Do-a-Lot”

You can hold a conversation! Keep building your vocabulary in this level.

B1: Intermediate

“Le Traveler”

You can get around and share your opinions. Now, you’ll learn to express abstract ideas!

B2: Independent

“Le College Student”

You understand complex ideas. Continue to grow your authentic communication skills!

C1: Proficient

“Le Pro”

You understand almost everything you hear or read. Make strides toward fluency!

C2: Proficient


You can navigate difficult content and nuances. Maintain your skills through conversation!