of Alliance Française de Lafayette is to enrich, develop and sustain the francophone community of Lafayette and its surrounding area by teaching French and its local varieties while affirming and building on its heritage through diverse cultural programming.
Beginner’s French (A1/A2) is a 10-week course that helps students gain basic knowledge of French. It is the base for the future leves in French proficiency. During the course, student will learn, among other topics, how to use familiar expressions and everyday phrases in French, how to introduce oneself and how to introduce others, how to ask and answer basic questions and hold simple conversations. The course is intended as a solid base for interaction with others in French as a conversational starter. The second level builds on previous structures and vocabulary previously learned in order to offer learners more confidence in French language proficiency.
The course “Francais pour le tourisme en Louisiane” is an 8-week course intended for those who have had some previous study of French. It is a customized course for tourism and hospitality services employees to improve their speaking skills in French in order to work partially or entirely in French. It presents specific vocabulary and expressions as well as the grammatical structures used to welcome clients and visitors traveling to Louisiana. The course takes a communicative approach and emphasizes role-playing and real-life simulations, giving students topical hands-on knowledge.
8-weeks of lessons are tailored to address an individual’s particular needs with flexible scheduling and locations possible.
Kouri-Vini, or Louisiana Creole, is the creole language that emerged in colonial Louisiana. This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in the language. No prior knowledge of French is necessary. The class will meet weekly for 8 weeks.