The Alliance Française de Detroit / French Institute of Michigan continues to offer online classes for adults as well as for children and teenagers.

What are online Classes?

Virtual classes include online teaching and learning environments where teachers and students can engage and interact with another and work in groups.

It is like a live class, but each person is in a different location.

What Do You Need?

Teacher and students need a computer and an internet connection.

Computer must have audio and microphone access; camera access is a plus but not required.

Pedagogical material: If you are a new student, depending on your class, you may need to purchase a textbook and an activity book.

Regular book, paper version, can be purchased at the office or by emailing us. Precise if you want the material to be sent to your address (extra $5.50).


Need to fill this consent form before your child (ren) attend a virtual class.

How will the class work?

We are working with zoom, a virtual video conferencing provider.

The teacher will email you an invitation with a link to join the meeting. This may be done through Apolearn*

For your first connection to your class, try to connect 5 minutes in advance in case you need to test the computer audio, or the connection itself.

Have your book next to you with a notebook or paper and pen for notes.

Wait for the teacher to open the class.

You will be able to see and interact with the teacher and other participants, you will be able to follow on your screen the lesson and you will have notes from the teacher on the screen also.

A white board is available if the teacher wants to use this tool for writing exercises.

(*) All virtual ADULT classes will have access to Apolearn, an e-platform where teacher can share ressources, documents, homework.

It allows a safe sharing and communication space for your French Class, that is a plus in case a class is missed.

Here is a small guide to learn how to navigate Apolearn.

Not certain which class level you should pick? Take our Free placement test