No performances are currently available.

This course will employ a range of classic and contemporary French films to improve listening comprehension and conversation skills.

We will screen one film a week and engage with it in a variety of ways, including scene analysis, transcription and discussion. Films will be screened with subtitles, but discussion and activities will be conducted in French.

The course is appropriate for intermediate to advanced French speakers with at least basic conversational skills.


Placement interviews are required for all new students above Level I except Hebrew and Yiddish. Interviews are held on the below dates. For more information, to register for an interview or if you are unable to make a scheduled interview date, please fill out this form.

Placement Exam Dates:
Mon/Tue, Jan 11 and 12 – 7-9 pm

Private and semiprivate lessons are available for foreign languages. For more information, for raters and to arrange sessions, email.


Brief Bio

Brian Kilgo-Kelly teaches French and French literature at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College, and has been teaching French at 92nd Street Y since 2009. He is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation at NYU, which explores the kinetic temporalities imposed on narrative and prose by different modes of transportation in French literature from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

Priority Registration Support

To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.