Idlewild’s language classes are fun and practical and were named “Best of New York” by New York Magazine.

Our French classes are taught by a native speaker from France in one of our beautiful bookstores in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

Please note that our Manhattan classes have moved to our new bookstore in the West Village, located at 170 7th Avenue South.

You can click on the links below for course descriptions or to register.

Each lesson at Idlewild has a specific and contextualized objective, with an emphasis on speaking and understanding. For example, a beginner class one week might focus on ordering in a restaurant, while an intermediate lesson might focus on describing the plot of a movie.

Every week, you will practice grammar, learn useful phrases, and improve your vocabulary and pronunciation. Students also get speaking practice by participating in short class exercises and conversations.

Be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter at the top of this page to receive new class schedules and special offers.

You can also visit our blog for regular posts on French movies you can watch online, useful websites for French learners, where to practice your French in NYC, and more.

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Prices below include 25% discount

MANHATTAN
170 7th Ave South

French for Beginners

For absolute beginners or people who
studied long ago and need to brush up
Mondays 4:30 - 6:00 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Mondays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 10 - Feb 21 $295.00 info/register
Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 13 - Feb 24 $295.00 info/register

French Advanced Beginner

For people who know basic grammar,
including the present and simple past
Mondays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 8 - Feb 19 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Jan 10 - Feb 21 $295.00 info/register
Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm Jan 11 - Feb 22 $295.00 info/register
Saturdays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Jan 13 - Feb 24 $295.00 info/register

French Intermediate

For those who can make conversation
and know the past, present and future
Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 10 - Feb 21 $295.00 info/register
Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 10 - Feb 21 $295.00 info/register

French High Intermediate

For students who know the grammar pretty well
but need to build fluency
Thursdays 12:15 - 1:45 pm Oct 26 - Dec 14 $295.00 info/register
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 11 - Feb 22 $295.00 info/register

French Film and Conversation

Our most advanced class, for those who
can speak and understand at a high level
Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Jan 11 - Feb 22 $295.00 info/register

COBBLE HILL
249 Warren St

French for Beginners

For absolute beginners or people who
studied long ago and need to brush up
Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:30 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register

French Advanced Beginner

For people who know basic grammar,
including the present and simple past
Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm Jan 9 - Feb 20 $295.00 info/register
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