About Us

La Causerie Française, a Kansas City Language and Cultural Organization

since 1913

We provide professional instruction in French, Italian and Spanish to adults only, as well as cultural programs presented in these languages.


French, Italian and Spanish classes are offered on Fridays from September through mid-May. We contract with professional instructors, many of whom are native speakers. Students can select a level appropriate to their experience: beginning, intermediate, advanced and conversation classes. Students receive not grades or diplomas, but are rewarded with the joy and enrichment of learning a language.

Invited guests often make cultural presentations in one of the three languages at noon on Fridays.


The 2019-2020 school year begins September 5th and runs Friday mornings through May 15th, 2020. Prospective students can determine their level of language proficiency by viewing the Class Descriptions: French, Spanish or Italian.


All classes are held at Second Presbyterian Church, 55th and Brookside Boulevard, Kansas City MO. See the Contact tab above for mailing address, phone number and details. Parking is sometimes tight, but please do not park in the Crestwood Shops spaces, they need those for customers. A map of the parking options can be viewed here.

How much?

Members join for an annual fee of $310 for one class, and $110 for each additional class. Students also purchase textbooks for classes they attend. Associate members who join for $25 can participate in noon programs and social events but do not have access to classes.

Enrollment: On-line enrollment for the 2019 - 2020 school year is scheduled to begin on July 10th, 2019 and closes on August 31, 2020. Total enrollment in each class will be limited as follows: Enrollment in classes at levels 1,2,3, and 4 will be limited to 25 students. Enrollment in levels 5 and 6 will be limited to 15. Any class with fewer than 7 students will be cancelled.

Use the Register tab above to access the On-line Registration 2019-2020 form. Complete that form and register electronically by pressing the Register tab on the form. If not already on the La Causerie website, access (www.lacauserie.org) and find the Register tab on the home page. Payment must be received no later than August 31st, 2019. Enrollment will not be complete until payment is received.

Payment: Payment may be made through PayPal (submitted with the On-line Registration form), or by mailing your personal check to La Causerie Francaise, PO Box 7001, Kansas City, MO 64113-0001. Your enrollment is not complete until payment is received.

Refund Policy: A refund, minus a refund processing fee of $25, will be granted if requested in writing prior to the fourth class session of the fall term (September 27, 2019). The written request must be submitted to Amanda Hassett and must be RECEIVED by La Causerie prior to the deadline. The request for refund may be (1) hand-delivered, (2) mailed to La Causerie Francaise, Attn: Amanda Hassett, PO Box 7001, Kansas City MO 64113-0001, or (3) e-mailed to lacauseriefrancaise@gmail.com. The request must include your name, address, e-mail address, the class or classes in which you enrolled, and the amount you paid. All refunds will be distributed by October 30, 2019.