Preschool through Grade 12

Adult Language Courses

Adult language courses are the perfect way to discover a new language, refine language skills, or simply better follow your children’s studies.

ISB offers a wide variety of French and English classes for adults. All classes are open to all ISB community members and any interested adult. Thematic and intensive workshops focus on:

  • Pronunciation (French and English)
  • Grammar, vocabulary and conjugation (French)
  • Comprehension: French humor, idiomatic expressions, arts and culture (French)

  • Our courses include all levels of French, from absolute beginners to very advanced, and English (advanced writing and oral). Unsure of your language level? Use our French Placement Tests Information to self-assess your skills.

    Why Study Language at ISB?

    You too can benefit from ISB's expertise in teaching languages:

  • Certified teachers with more than 10 years of experience
  • Small class sizes (4 to 10 students), custom-made to fit your needs
  • Multifaceted approach benefits your own learning style
  • Relaxed and fun environment at ISB
  • Access to ISB resources, events and its international environment.

  • Fall Session at ISB

    This fall, we will offer an extensive selection of French and English classes. "Core" classes will be dedicated to improving your linguistic skills in a regular setting. "Specialized classes," in the form of 8-hour semi-intensive English or French workshops, will aim at improving specific competencies, including fine comprehension, conjugation and/or advanced writing. We will also offer a multicultural, bilingual classe unique to ISB, along with a "French essentials for parents" course. Open to all, these classes are scheduled at convenient times and are a great way to practice in real communication situations.

    Click below to view all classes.

    New this Fall: Preparation for Business French Diplomas!

    See details here.

    French Classes

    Click on brochure below for the French Class description.

    Click here for French Classes - Fall 2018.

    If you are not sure of your level, please use our Placement tests information.

    English Classes

    Click on brochure below for the English Class description.

    Click here for the English Classes - Fall 2018.

    If you are not sure of your English level, please use our placement test links below:

    Using the European Language Portfolio

    EF Standard English Test

    Bilingual Classes

    " Autour d'un Coffee: " Discussions Interculturelles Franco-Américaines

    This open-to-all bilingual conversation allows participants to discuss current topics, political events, cultural differences or even contemporary parenting trends.

    During this course, aimed at understanding cultural differences, you will discover together the principle differences between everyday interactions between France and the U.S. – through history, current events, and guided class discussions in both French and English, and with the help of relevant readings and visual materials.

    Two teachers, one American and one French, facilitate this relaxed sharing of experience, which combines both language instruction and socialization.

    New: Business French Diploma Classes - Information and Registration

    We are proud to announce that ISB has been approved by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris) to administer the Certificates of Business French A1, A2 and B1, or les Diplômes de Français Professionnel (DFP) des Affaires A1, A2 et B1. These Business French Diplomas will officially certify your abilities, or your employees' abilities to speak, write and work in French.

    ISB also offers courses to prepare individuals and corporate groups to pass the test for this official certificate. Courses for individuals take place at ISB, while corporate groups can arrange to have classes at their offices. These courses are particularly suitable for French companies working in the US, as well as for companies whose local employees need to know French language and culture for their business. Contact us for more details.

    Exam Dates: Saturday, December 8th, and end of June (TBD).

    Click here for more information about the diplomas:

    Questions? Contact Pascal Lepesqueux, Adult Language Coordinator.

    Register here:

    Private French & English Tutoring classes

    We are now offering private classes. For one or two people, come benefit from our teachers' expertise. We will be happy to create a class customized for your needs, at the most convenient time for you. Private classes combined with group classes and "in field" practice are the fastest and best way to progress! Contact us for more details.

    French and English Hotline

    Would you seek immediate support on tricky linguistic points, understanding a form or correspondence, outsmarting your children, or answering any cultural question you may have, our expert teachers are here to help! Service available in English and French.

    Fill this Hotline question form, proceed to Payment, and one of our expert teachers will contact you by videoconference, for a 15-minute personalized session, enough to solve most of your problems. Allow us between a few hours and a couple of days, at the most, to prepare our conference call, and we will be happy to help you with your linguistic needs.

    Registration and Payment

    Learn More

    Let us help you find the right class for you. To find out more, contact our Program Coordinator Pascal Lepesqueux.