Online French Courses: Definition

An online French class is a virtual learning experience where students use the internet to connect with a teacher and other class participants live to study and practice the French language from their own location.

Online French lessons at ILI – they really work!

When you choose ILI for your online French learning journey, you’re in for a treat.

Our online French lessons are designed to closely recreate the in-person class experience, conducted in real-time with your teacher and classmates. Whether you prefer group classes or private lessons, we’ve got you covered.

As a matter of fact, our online group classes have smaller class sizes, to ensure everyone has lots of opportunity to speak! Our experienced instructors bring their expertise and enthusiasm to every online lesson, guaranteeing a dynamic and positive atmosphere throughout your learning journey.

Benefits of online French lessons

There are many advantages of learning French online:

  • Convenience! Learn from the comfort of your home or any location with an internet connection
  • Access to class resources 24/7
  • Some students feel less anxious learning online compared to in-person classes
  • Eliminate the need for commuting to physical classes

Online French Course Options

All of the following French course formats are available as an online option. You’ll be able to specify when you book!

Private French Lessons

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Our Private French lessons online or in-person allow you to shape your learning around your busy life. You choose the times, days and topics, we’ll do the rest!

Study French Abroad

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For the ultimate French language learning experience, head to a French-speaking country! We can assist in finding a program and location to fit your needs.

Our French Teachers

Sabine teaching French to her level 8 students.
Sabine teaching French to her level 8, upper intermediate students.

Our French instructors are exceptionally qualified educators, holding graduate degrees or TESOL certificates, ensuring they possess the expertise needed to provide top-notch instruction and support to our students.

“Studying a language online through ILI is a super easy, efficient, and enjoyable way to budget the time each week for the leçons. “

R. Phaneuf studied French at ILI

Check Your French Level

Unsure of the level you are at in the language you want to learn? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Ask Samira for an assessment in the language you are interested in. She will arrange an appropriate instructor to assess you in a 5-minute conversation, and then when you register for a course, we can place you in the class that will be best for you.

If you are a zero-level beginner, you’ll start in our Level 1 class, so need for an assessment.

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

We generally use Zoom for our online language classes, as it is widely available and the functionality works well for the way we teach. If you are booking language classes online for your company, and you use a different platform (e.g. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams), we will be able to adjust our delivery to fit in with you.

You will meet people from around the world with a variety of backgrounds in your online class. You will practice everything you would in an in-person class: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, pronunciation, and writing. If you are in a group language class, you will have many opportunities to practice speaking with your classmates one-on-one and in small groups.

  • Having a hard copy of your class book can be a real help. You can pick one up at our school in Northampton. Just give us a heads up when you can drop by so that we have one ready for you.
  • Take a little time before class to get your online learning environment ready. We recommend having good lighting and being within 2-3 feet of your computer camera. This way the teacher and other students can have a more visual feel for how students are reacting to lessons and activities. Have a notebook and something to write with.
  • Read the 7 Strategies for Success in your ILI workbook.
  • We always recommend that students take a little time before and or after your class to review the lessons.
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What to do next

  1. Explore our French program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Get a language level assessment if you need to
  3. Register for your chosen course!

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