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$449 for 13 sessions of 1.5 hours/week (19.5 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

> Students with a bit of experience (level A1.b): every Wednesday from 8:45am – 10:15am
> Students with more experience (level A1.c): every Tuesday from 8:45am – 10:15am
> 13 sessions starting the week of January 28, 2020

Instructor: Guillaume

Book: Entre Nous 1

30 N. Marion Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

> Complete beginners (level A1.a) : every Tuesday from 8:30am – 10:00am
> Students with a bit of experience (level A1.b): every Wednesday from 8:30 am – 10:00 am
> 13 sessions starting the week of January 28, 2020

Instructor: Alexandra

Book: Entre Nous 1

Beginner Classes
“Grand débutant” (Level A1.a)

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!

Pre-intermediate Classes
(Level A1.b)

This class is for students who have already taken lessons during the previous session at LILA or elsewhere in the past. You already have the basics. You can introduce yourself and speak about your activities and close environment. This course will enable you to continue to refine and expand your language abilities with confidence…not to mention wow your family and friends. You will review what you already know before delving deeper into the French language, studying grammatical structures, learning to express a complicated necessity, and much more.

Intermediate Classes
(Level A1.c)

This class is the continuation of A1.b. You will discover new tenses to speak about your everyday life and you will be able to speak about more subjects about your environment and life.

5 students must be enrolled for classes to be maintained.


Pasadena Instructor

Alexandra was born in Fontainebleau. She grew up in a bilingual, French and English-speaking environment on the outskirts of Paris, in a provincial town called Meaux. After having lived in the UK, Berlin, and Geneva for her studies, she moved to LA in 2016 with her family and started teaching French classes in both group and individual settings. She also works for a translation company. At the Alliance Française de Pasadena, she teaches individual and group classes. She enjoys teaching and helping her students progress in their French language learning.


Los Feliz Instructor

Guillaume is a French native from Brittany and also a LILA dad! With 20 years’ experience in community services youth leadership and tutoring, he has a passion for education, teaching, and helping students succeed. Recreation and social manager in different city halls in Brittany & Normandy, Guillaume was director of education and social cohesion in Avranches when he left France for Pasadena one year ago. He implemented programs to meet new government regulations for la réforme des rythmes scolaires, serving 700 students in preschools and elementary schools and leading a team of 60 people focused on the well-being of children and families. Guillaume has an easy-going personality and enjoys discovering new cultures and countries during his travels. At the Alliance Française de Pasadena, Guillaume teaches French to adults and children.


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 1990s, 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 International School of Los Angeles, to adults at the Louis Vuitton main headquarters. A hardworking 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.