French Classes

Learn and experience French language

Become a member

Join the Alliance Française de Bridgetown to belong to an active francophone community and take advantage of exclusive offers all year long. Discover our Membership Offers.

Enrollment Campaign

Our group classes renew every six weeks.
Next session starts on November the 7th.

Online Classes Information

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, French group classes are conducted online, as the Alliance Française de Bridgetown continues to follow the safety measures recommended by the Public Health Ministry.

French for teens

Online French Classes 

Ready for French language ? 

The group class registration has started ! New session resumes online on Monday, November 7th 

Group classes are taught twice a week over a course of six weeks  at the comfort of your home via a video conference software.

4 group classes will be offered at the Alliance Française :

– Mid-Beginner level – Level A1.2 
– Advanced beginner – Level A1.4 
– Intermediate – Level A2 
– Intermediate/Advanced – Level B1.2 

When ?

– Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays
– 6 to 8pm
– 4 hours a week for 6 weeks

Pros

  • Certified native French teachers
  • Tailor-made program
  • Online

Fees

  • Session costs $360 BDS
  • The online access to the book costs $50 BDS. Students have to renew their subscription after 6 months.
  • If it is your first time taking classes with us there is a one-time registration fee of $25 BDS.

Destination French

Are you tired of being lost in a French-speaking country because you don’t know the basics of French ?                                    You want to refresh your French before the Christmas holidays ? Embark with us on a 6 weeks journey to discover the French langage !

Our Destination French programme will be taught face-to-face every Saturday starting November 5th !

Our native French teachers will introduce you to the essentials of French in a fun action oriented approach that will give you all the standard skills to interact in a French speaking environment.

You won’t be lost anymore in the French subway and you will be able to order the best « assiette de fromages » like a pro !

 

 When ?

– Saturdays
– 10 to 12pm

– 2 hours a week for 6 weeks

Pros

  • Certified native French teachers
  • Tailor-made program
  • Face-to-face

Fees

  • Session costs $200 BDS
  • If it is your first time taking classes with us there is a one-time registration fee of $25 BDS.

 

French Acting Classes

Do you want to practice French in an informal setting ? 
You love to express yourself and need to work and fluency and gain confidence ?
We have you covered !
Discover our new French acting programme taught face-to-face every Saturday starting November 5th.

 

Open to all levels and ages, join us to discover new vocabulary & idiomatic expressions, learn how to adapt gestures to your speech and improve your fluency and rhythm. 

Objectives of the programme: 

 – Improve oral expression and gain fluency
– Express yourself with confidence even with a basic level
– Improve your pronunciation and accentuation
– Practice and strengthen grammatical knowledge without noticing it

When ?

– Saturdays
– 2 to 4pm

– 2 hours a week for 6 weeks

Pros

  • Certified native French teachers
  • Tailor-made program
  • Face-to-face

Fees

  • Session costs $200 BDS
  • If it is your first time taking classes with us there is a one-time registration fee of $25 BDS.
  • Already a student enrolled in one of our evening regular classes ? Get a 50% discount ! 

French Classes for Teens

C’est la rentrée ! It’s back to school time !
 

Is your child passionate about languages ? 
Is your child preparing for French CXC or in need of French support ?

Then we have them covered !

Our online French program for teenagers resumes online on September 27th for 9 weeks !

Just like the adult classes, your child can benefit from a learning experience offered by our certified teachers with a focus on the French CXC and the DELF exams.

 

When ?

– Tuesdays & Thursdays
– 4:30 – 5:30pm

– 2 hours a week for 9 weeks

Pros

  • Certified native French teachers
  • Tailor-made program
  • Online

Fees

  • Session costs $300 BDS
  • The online access to the book costs $50 BDS. Students have to renew their subscription after 6 months.
  • If it is your first time taking classes with us there is a one-time registration fee of $25 BDS.

 

French After School for Kids

Looking for a new and fun extra-curricular activity for your children ?
Let us introduce you to our French for kids After School program, starting on Monday 3rd of October !

Our French for kids after school is a face-to-face program of activities led by a team of certified native French teachers and educators. It’s the perfect occasion to initiate your children to the French language while having fun. 

Au menu:                                Arts & crafts, songs, dances, painting, games, reading, initiation to the French and Francophone culture, treasure hunts in French, acting and so much more… all of that, while learning French !

 
What are you waiting for ?

When ?

– Mondays & Wednesdays
– 4:30 – 5:30pm

– 2 hours a week for 9 weeks

Pros

  • Certified native French teachers
  • Tailor-made program
  • Face-to-face

Fees

  • Session costs $300 BDS
  • If it is your first time taking classes with us there is a one-time registration fee of $25 BDS.

Private classes

Private Lessons

Our private lessons are the perfect way to truly maximize your French learning. The hour-long one-on-one classes with one of our native French speaking teachers are completely tailored to fit your needs.

From A1 to C2 levels

Pros

  • Certified native French teachers
  • Tailor-made program
  • Online or Face-to-face

Fees

  • ONLINE
    $65 BDS / hour
    $600 BDS
    for 10 hours Package
    IN PERSON
    $75 BDS / hour
    $700 BDS
    for 10 hours Package

Certifiying French exam preparation

DELF exam preparation classes

If you want to improve your skills in a particular linguistic field in a professional perspective, together we can establish a needs analysis to set up a training program and schedule helping you achieve your specific goals.

From A1 to C2 levels

Pros

  • Fully customized offer
  • Tailor-made to the precise needs of your linguistic situation and workfield

Fees

On demand

Business Classes

This course is specifically designed for companies and professional organizations wishing to train their staff in the French language. Together we can establish a needs analysis to set up a training program and schedule helping you achieve your specific goals.

From A1 to C2 levels

Pros

  • Fully customized offer
  • Tailor-made to the precise needs of your linguistic situation and workfield

Fees

$100 Bds/Hour

Conversation Classes

Our courses enable our students to develop linguistic, socio-cultural and rapidly applicable skills through language activities defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

From A1 to B1 levels
A1+/ A2 levels on Tuesdays
(5 to 6pm)
B1/+ levels on Thurdays
(6 to 7pm)

Pros

  • Free for our members and students
  • Smart educational material
  • Communication based activities

Free for members

Language Level Test

Do you want to test your language level before signing up for a course?

Starting a training, sitting an exam or applying for a job?  We have the test which meets your needs!

Oral test on Zoom (10 minutes max)

  • On the assigned date and time, follow the Zoom link given to you to test your speaking skills. Make sure you connect yourself at least 5 minutes before your test in order to check your speaker and mic.
  • No specific preparation is required. The test will be live with a French teacher. Don’t be stressed!

To organize your placement test, please contact: info@afbridgetown.org

FAQ

My registration

How do I apply for admission as a student?

There is no prerequisite condition to study at the Alliance Française of Barbados. All levels are welcome, from beginners to intermediate and advanced students.

How can I pay?

Two options:

  • At the reception desk during working hours with cheque or by cash or by wire transfer.
  • For more information, please contact us at 2333234 or at info@afbridgetown.org .
What are the deadlines for registration or pre-registration?
No deadlines! You can join a class any time. If you want to enjoy the full term, do not miss the registration periods.

Courses

When can I start classes?
Our classes start every six weeks. Follow us if you do not want to miss the next opening!
How many students are there per class?
Classes take place with a minimum of 4 students. There is an average of 5 students per class.
Which teaching method is used?

All our teachers use a communication based approach in their classes. We have one textbook corresponding to each level. Teachers also use all kinds of teaching facilities (audio, videos, etc).
You may enquire at the secretariat or at info@afbridgetown.org if you wish to purchase the textbook or the online version of it. This one can last up to one year.

If you didn’t find any answers to your question in this FAQ,
please contact info@afbridgetown.org