Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Learn French
at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

Did you know? France and Italy produce more than forty percent of all wine.

Salut! French is the world's ninth most widely-used language, spoken by more than two hundred million people. It is the second most widely-learned foreign language after English, and can take you all over the world - from Africa to Switzerland, Canada to Monaco, and the Seychelles.

Your best choice to learn French in Los Angeles is the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute. Our faculty and courses are proven, effective, and extremely popular with residents of the Los Angeles area.

Meet Your French Teachers

Elisabeth | French teacher

Elisabeth

French teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 4 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
Living by the ocean.

Recommend a place to visit where French is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
I love Annecy and its beautiful lake in the French Alps. Known as the 'Venice of the Alps,' Annecy is a graceful jumble of medieval canals and alleys dominated by a castle once home to the Counts of Geneva. The town's namesake lake has crystal-clear waters which make it the cleanest in Europe. All this is set against a backdrop of the Alps.

What French film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
'Les Intouchables.'

What most surprises your students about French?
The exceptions to nearly all grammar rules. :-)

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I was born and raised in Paris but my mother was German and my father was Dutch.

Pascal | French teacher

Pascal

French teacher
@ BH Lingual
for 7 years

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
Living in a cosmopolitan, multicultural and vibrant city.

Recommend a place to visit where French is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
In L.A.: 'Monsieur Marcel.' Everybody speaks French. Great atmosphere!

What French film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
Watch the classics: 'The 400 Blows' and 'Breathless.' Listen to Françoise Hardy's songs on Pandora.

What most surprises your students about French?
The similarity between English and French... except in pronunciation!

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
I'm not a Parisian! I am originally from the Loire valley, where the best French is spoken... :-)

Sidney | French teacher

Sidney

French teacher
@ BH Lingual

The best part about living in Los Angeles is...
The weather, of course. It feels like summer all year long and every day is a sunny day. I love it!

Recommend a place to visit where French is the native language, and tell us why you like it.
Where I'm from: Nice and the French Riviera. The weather is similar to L.A., the water is warm and beaches are beautiful. And its only one hour away from the Alps. The culture, the landscape and of course the food, everything looks, feels and tastes Fantastic!

What French film or musical artist do you recommend students watch or listen to?
I encourage everyone to watch 'Amelie' in French with the subtitles. First because it takes place in the beautiful streets of Paris. Then because it's a feelgood movie that is fun, romantic and inventive.

What most surprises your students about French?
That a lot of words are similar to English because they share the same Latin root. But be careful of the 'Faux Amis' (fake friends); there are always exceptions in French. Some words are similar but don't mean the same thing. Ha-ha!

What one thing would you like your students to know about you?
That I traveled around the world, lived in many different countries, and speak three languages. I'm also passionate about art and music.

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

Learn French in Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is the premier French language school in Los Angeles, fostering a dedicated student body and a rich, supportive atmosphere for learning French.

We offer French classes for all levels of students, and take pride in providing L.A.'s premier French instruction, with highly educated, native-speaking French teachers and university texts.

French language tutors are also available for private instruction and corporate programs.

Schedule | French Language Classes

We offer a comprehensive schedule of French language classes in Los Angeles. The classes scheduled reflect our current students' needs and the anticipated requirements of new students.

Current Term
Fall II 2018
Next Term
New Year 2019
Mon 29 Oct
Sat 22 Dec
Mon 07 Jan
Sat 02 Mar
Beg I
Wed 9:00 AM
$245 / term
Beg I
Sat 12:00 PM
Beg I
Mon 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Beg I
Wed 12:00 PM
Beg I
Thu 6:00 PM
$245 / term
Beg I
Wed 6:00 PM
Beg I
Tue 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Beg I
Mon 6:00 PM
Beg II
Sat 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Beg I
Mon 7:35 PM
Beg II
Tue 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Beg II
Wed 9:00 AM
Beg II
Tue 6:00 PM
$245 / term
Beg II
Mon 10:30 AM
Beg II
Tue 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Beg II
Thu 6:00 PM
Beg II+
Sat 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Beg II
Tue 7:35 PM
Beg II+
Wed 1:30 PM
$245 / term
Beg II+
Sat 10:30 AM
Int I
Sat 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Beg II+
Tue 12:00 PM
Int II
Tue 1:30 PM
$245 / term
Beg II+
Tue 6:00 PM
Int IV+
Thu 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Beg II+
Tue 7:35 PM
Int V
Mon 6:00 PM
$245 / term
Int I
Sat 10:30 AM
Int VII
Tue 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Int I+
Sat 12:00 PM
Int VIII
Thu 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Int II+
Tue 1:30 PM
Int IX
Wed 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Int V
Thu 10:30 AM
Adv - 0
Tue 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Int V+
Mon 6:00 PM
Adv - 0
Mon 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Int VII+
Tue 12:00 PM
Adv - 0
Mon 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Adv - 0
Tue 10:30 AM
Adv - 0
Thu 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Adv - 0
Mon 12:00 PM
Adv - 2+
Wed 9:00 AM
$245 / term
Adv - 0
Tue 3:00 PM
Adv - 3
Thu 12:00 PM
$245 / term
Adv - 0
Mon 7:35 PM
Adv - 3
Wed 7:35 PM
$245 / term
Adv - 0
Thu 7:35 PM
Adv
Wed 10:30 AM
$245 / term
Adv - 2+
Wed 9:00 AM
Adv
Thu 1:30 PM
$245 / term
Adv - 3
Thu 12:00 PM
Adv
Tue 6:00 PM
$245 / term
Adv - 3
Wed 7:35 PM
Little Linguals 1
Wed 4:30 PM
$275 / term
Adv
Wed 10:30 AM
Adv
Thu 1:30 PM
Adv
Tue 6:00 PM
Little Linguals 1
Wed 4:30 PM

All regularly scheduled classes meet once a week for 80 minutes during each eight-week term.

If your level and preferred time is not shown, please call.

We often add Beginner's classes after the schedule is published in order to accommodate demand.

Private classes

We also offer semi-private French classes or private French lessons for any level of French. Please write us or call (323) 651-5000 to schedule your private class.

Why Learn French?

Learn [LANGUAGE] in Los Angeles

French can be relatively easy to learn, but difficult to speak well. There's an old adage that bad French comes across as much worse than bad Spanish, bad Italian, or bad German. The native French ear and French attitude are notoriously unforgiving.

Perhaps it would not do, however, for a doorway to such richness in culture and the arts to be too easily accessible. France has an allure and a 'je ne sais quoi' that has been replicated by no other country or language. French is the language of Victor Hugo, Molière, Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Zinedine Zidane; and France, the home of Paris, St. Tropez, and Chamonix.

Whether it's fashion or wine, cinema or l'entrecôte, French chic is aspired to throughout the world. France is an extremely popular destination for holiday makers and second home owners.

With their fearsome reputation for only speaking French, if you want to communicate with the locals then learning the basics is a must for any Francophile.

If you are considering learning or brushing up on your French language skills, you have come to the right place. The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has been teaching French for more than twenty years, earning an esteemed reputation in Los Angeles.

Learning a language can change your life.

Knowing how to say at least a few words in another language will break the ice at any business meeting, and will certainly make your vacation more pleasant.

You may also want to get in touch with your heritage by learning some of the language that your ancestors spoke. Language is a particularly good bridge in this regard, as it can often be a guide to the ways in which different cultures express not only ideas, but emotions. By exposing you to every aspect of the human condition, language allows you to study the past, understand the present, and ponder the future.

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute invites you to learn French at our award-winning school, where we are proud to offer French and more than 35 other languages.

Our language school hires and retains exceptional French teachers, eager to share their knowledge and love for their native land and the French language.

Our attractive location, on-site parking and schedule all combine to facilitate your French courses.

Read what our students say about us - and come experience the best French courses in Los Angeles.

Why a Classroom Instead of an On-Line Course?

Clearly there are those who have been successful using on-line courses.

However, we have found that most students who are serious about learning French do better in a classroom setting with native-speaking teachers, using college-level texts.

The best way to discover a new language is to immerse yourself in it. Listen to the way it sounds, concentrate on the pronunciation, and look at how it is written. Above all, speak it. By listening and repeating, you'll enter a new world of ideas and peoples. A word spoken between ten and twenty times is remembered more readily than a word seeen fifty to one hundred times.

Being surrounded by others who are interested in the French language and culture will reinforce your interest and motivation. Learning together, with shared commitment, creates a pleasant and exciting education experience. As we're often told, acquiring a language through immersion really does feel like magic!

Research has shown time and time again that motivation is a crucial part of learner progress, and that the establishment of clear goals from the beginning will contribute to your success.

  • Regularly scheduled French classes

  • Accountability from your teacher and the class

  • Individual attention to your learning style

  • Interaction with teacher and classmates

  • Continuity of teaching method at all levels

  • Stay with your classmates as you progress

Language Classes at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute

The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Los Angeles area.

Classes are held at our facility located at 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 250 in Beverly Hills, California.

Most of our 80-minute classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 pm.

Some classes are also offered during the day. See the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

We all speak one.
Some of us speak several.
A few of us know dozens.

Languages are a staple of everyday life, a necessity for getting by in the world and communicating with each other. They can help you get jobs, help you enjoy another country and culture - and even get you out of trouble.

Choose a language and begin to enjoy the extraordinary benefit of being bilingual or multilingual.

Private Classes

Some students prefer private lessons instead of a scheduled class, or occasionally take private classes to augment their existing, scheduled group course. Private classes are tailored to specific needs, and can be useful if a student's language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling and privacy is a concern.

With our large staff of native speakers, we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

Private lessons are available in packages of eight, 80-minute sessions; or, if you are enrolled in a group class, your private lesson can be scheduled individually.

Alternative Programs

The majority of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn another language. We also offer the following alternative programs.

English | Accent Reduction

Classes evaluate the student's problem areas and focus on exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Our Accent Reduction course focuses on pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation, through vowel and consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters, and readings. Individual attention is given to each student's area of difficulty.

English | Native Speaker

These classes are for those who grew up speaking English but want to improve and refine their English. Designed to give you the critical edge in English communication, they target grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Little Linguals

Designed for children aged 6 – 11, our "Little Lingual" classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogue. Children aged 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.

These exciting classes are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. The younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is open to new sounds and patterns in preadolescence.

Young children have the luxury of taking in a new language naturally. A child's brain is like a sponge, soaking up new vocabulary, sentence structure, words stress, pronunciation, and everything that makes up language quickly, easily - and, most importantly, without explicit grammatical instruction.

When you're an adult, learning a new language takes a bit more effort!

Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. Language lessons can be informal. Children's minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. Before children become self-conscious, they can try out their newly acquired languages without fear of embarrassment.

Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. They're better prepared to take their place in a global society. In later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer.

Studies by Harvard University confirm that learning additional languages increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. Moreover, pupils who learn a foreign language outscore their non-foreign-language-learning peers in standardized verbal and math tests, indicating that learning additional language is a cognitive - and not just linguistic - activity. The brain, like any muscle, functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental muscle.

Travel Classes

Our Travel Classes are designed for those who are planning a trip and want to get more out of their travel experience. These classes are held twice a week for one month. They are language classes focused on travel conversation, pronunciation, and culture.

Translating and Interpreting

With a roster of over eighty native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute has the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized service. Please contact us to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.