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The French Language Salon was built on a singular mission: to create a community of language learners and lovers.
Winner of the prestigious Chavalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Order of Academic Palms), François Thibaut discovered that language acquisition is a prime example of “use it or lose it” — an unused language is rarely retained.
Whether you’re brand new to the French language or you have a few lessons under your belt, diving right into an immersive language experience gets you fluent faster. From one-on-one lessons with a live native-speaking French instructor to exciting round-table discussions conducted in French, our innovative method builds confidence, connections, and mastery — all from the comfort of your own home.
Discover What Makes FLS Unique
Our Teachers: By intentionally limiting our class sizes, we are able to hold each and every native-speaking instructor to exceptionally high standards. This ensures every FLS student is guaranteed live, personalized instruction with leading educators.
Our Community: Our small-group lessons create a sense of community, accommodate different learning styles, and encourage friendship-building conversation. Many of our students walk away with more than fluency; they walk away with friends.
Our Method: Nearly 50 years of research and instruction have allowed us to develop a teaching method based on how the brain naturally learns – through dynamic visual and emotional memory that builds on continuous progress. Understanding that what matters is what sticks, each lesson is emotionally-engaging, highly relevant, and designed to get even the most novice of French speakers confidently having conversations within weeks.
Meet Our Director: The Acclaimed François Thibaut
Featured in publications such as The Associated Press, New York Family, the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and others, François Thibaut was awarded the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Order of Academic Palms) by the French Ministere de l’Education Nationale. Bestowed by the French government, this award is given to educators who have contributed to the expansion of the French language and culture in the world. He created the Cercle Franco Americain/French Language Salon in 1973 and worked to create language education materials for both kids and adults, including the award winning Professor Toto Multimedia Language Education Series.