Idlewild’s language courses are fun and practical, and were included in the "Best of New York 2012" issue of New York Magazine.
The classes are taught in our beautiful store, not a stuffy classroom, by dynamic and experienced native speakers. Class size is limited to 14, so everyone gets a chance to speak in every session.
This class will be taught by Maurice Brochet, a native of Paris with several years’ experience teaching in New York, including at Berlitz and the Rennert School.
Is this class for you?
Our French Intermediate course is designed for people who are already familiar with the basics of French grammar and are fairly conversant in the present, simple past, and simple future tenses. Basic grammar is reviewed as needed, and more advanced grammar is presented (including the dreaded subjunctive tense), but the second half of each lesson is dedicated to conversation practice. Each student will also be expected to give at least one five-minute presentation, on a topic of their choosing, before the end of the ten-week course.
About our courses
Our teachers employ a dynamic method that emphasizes grammar and vocabulary but is focused primarily on spoken profiency and oral comprehension.
The beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate courses follow a text (not included in the course price but available to students for the discounted price of around $18 including tax).
There are no make-up classes. On the first day of class, each student will receive a syllabus that lists the weekly assignments so you can keep up with your studies if you have to miss a class.
If you wish to cancel your registration, you must contact Idlewild by telephone or email at least seven days before the start date of your class to receive a refund.
If you wish to postpone your registration to a later session, you must contact Idlewild by telephone or email at least three days before the start date of your class to receive a credit toward a future session (good for one year).
12 West 19th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Idlewild is an international bookstore with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Our language classes were named "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and are taken by more than 3000 New Yorkers every year.