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$504 for 16 sessions of 1.5 hours/week (24 hours of instruction)
$60 for Entre Nous textbook

Adult French Classes for Parents of LILA Students

Schedule & Locations

Los Feliz Campus
4155 Russell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

> Every Tuesday from 8:30am – 10:00am
> 16 sessions starting Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Instructor: Armine

30 N. Marion Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

> Every Tuesday from 8:30am – 10:00am
> 16 sessions starting Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Instructor: Gaëlle

West Valley
5933 Lindley Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356

> Every Wednesday from 8:30am – 10:00am
> 16 sessions starting Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to May 22, 2019

Instructor: Pascale

1105 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91506

> Every Thursday from 8:30am – 10:00am
> 16 sessions starting Thursday, January 17, 2019 to May 24, 2019

Instructor: Armine

Beginner French Classes
“Grand débutant”

This introductory class is for students with no previous experience with French. During this course, you will acquire the basic language skills to introduce yourself and describe your activities and environment. You will learn how to express yourself in the past, present, and future, as well as how to give instructions and orders. Intrinsic to our program is French culture, an essential tool for communicating with and relating to native speakers. This course will prepare you for everyday situations and basic exchanges with French speakers.

You will see that being able to speak this beautiful language is a magical experience!

5 students must be enrolled for classes to be maintained.


Pasadena Instructor

Gaëlle  is originally from Brittany, but she also lived in Orléans during her childhood before then moving to Lyon, where she worked as a nurse for the elderly. While in Lyon, she also tutored children and teenagers in English, French and German, upon which she discovered her passion for teaching. After moving to Los Angeles, she received her Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Lorraine through distant learning. Gaëlle has an easy-going personality and truly loves all aspects of teaching.


Burbank & Los Feliz Instructor

Armine is originally from Armenia. She received her Bachelor’s degree with Honors. During her school years, she worked at SPFA and Espace as an English and French interpreter, where she continued to work after graduating. She then worked at France Formation as a French professor for 4 years. In November of 2009, she embarked on a new wonderful experience with the Alliance Française de Pasadena, where she now  enjoys teaching kids and adults.


West Valley Instructor

Pascale was born and raised in Paris, France. Prior to starting her career in education, Pascale worked in the entertainment industry and as an interpreter in international trade shows. She holds a Masters Degree in Communication and is a Certified ESL teacher.  She started teaching French in 2003. She has taught group & private classes at the Alliance Française de Pasadena since 2011.  Pascale’s hobbies include fitness and fashion/home décor/ pattern design. To briefly summarize her professional specialities as a French teacher/tutor:

> Hands-on experience teaching & tutoring students of all ages and levels at various private high schools, language centers, and tutoring centers in greater LA
> Practical approach to teaching and explaining  grammar
> Emphasis on pronunciation, conversation, and culture
> Specializing in test preps (SAT, AP, DELF, TCF), homework assignments, middle/high school finals, and business and travel French
> Integrated curriculum and integrative teaching methods both used to provide students with a broader, more relatable perspective and understanding of the language
> Serious yet relaxed learning environment allowing students to feel comfortable and engaged in the learning process


Substitute Instructor

Maye  is a graduate in French literature. She started working at the Institut Français as an archivist and French-German translator. In the early 1990′s, she worked for the United Nations in the International Correspondence Department before pursuing her passion for French education. She has been teaching in the LA area ever since. Maye’s teaching experience is extensive: equally at ease with children as with adults, she has taught students as ranging from as young as 4 years old, to 4th and 5th graders at the Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA), to adults at the Louis Vuitton main headquarters. A hard working and detailed-oriented professional, she was one of the first teachers at the Alliance Française de Pasadena and has more than 17 years experience in teaching FLE to a diverse crowd. She is an accredited examiner for the DELF and DALF exams and is also qualified to train students for the TCF exams. In addition to teaching, she continues her own development in French education by attending various workshops.