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The Alliance Francaise de San Francisco reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately. Please check the latest information posted herein to inform yourself of any changes.



Adult or kids Group classes 

The Alliance Française of San Francisco, as a community-supported and locally-run nonprofit cultural center, wishes you to have a very positive experience, both as a student and as a member. Please note the following important policies.
The Alliance Francaise de San Francisco reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately. Please check the latest information posted herein to inform yourself of any changes.

Enrollment Policies

The AFSF is a non-profit, non political, non-discriminatory organization operated locally.

Tuition and fees must be paid in full at time of registration. In exceptional cases, two payments can me made with the consent of the Director of Studies. Acceptable forms of payment are check, money order (payable to Alliance Française de San Francisco), or credit card (Visa & MasterCard). When a student's employer pays course fees, an authorization letter from the employer is required.

1. Enrollment: Registrations are accepted in the order received until the class is declared full (15 students).

2. A minimum of six enrollments is required to open fully a class. If this quota is not met, students already enrolled in such class will be offered alternative courses,  or will be offered a reduced number of hours as follows (see more details in the "Duration of classes for smaller groups" section below):

6 and more enrollments: Full course duration,
5 and 4 enrollments: 80% of course duration,
3 enrollments: 60% of course duration,
1 or 2 enrollments:
First class duration is 1.5h  (for initial duration of 2 or 2.5h) and 1h for (1.5h initial duration). Students will be offered alternative courses, private classes (at the private classes rate) or a credit valid one year (amount of the credit : price paid for the class, less the first class) 

3. A complimentary one-year Individual Membership with the Alliance Française of San Francisco is given to all students who register for a class that is eight weeks or longer in duration. Membership benefits include borrowing privileges with our large multimedia library and our online library, Culturethèque, as well as discounts to certain Alliance events. Please note that registrations for workshops are not eligible for this complimentary membership, and that memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable

4. Non-beginner students who have not previously studied at the Alliance Française must have taken a placement test.

Course Cancellations and Changes

The Alliance Française of San Francisco reserves the right to cancel courses, adjust curriculum or change teachers at any time during the session. New classes must reach a minimum enrollment of three students in order for the class to open, and a minimum of six students to be fully open.  Current classes must have a minimum of three students enrolled 24 hours prior to the start date to be maintained. Courses are typically cancelled due to insufficient enrollment (minimum of 3 students), unavailability of an instructor, or inability to schedule appropriate instructional space. If your course is cancelled, you will be notified by telephone or e- mail and given the option to transfer, to receive a credit or to be fully refunded.

Duration of classes for smaller groups (starting 03/04/19) 

Duration of the first lesson

Initial duration of the group class 2h30 2h00 1h30
Number of paying student per lesson 6 students and more 2h30 2h00 1h30
4 or 5 students 2h00 1h45 1h15
1 to 3 student(s) 1h30 1h30 1h00
For classes with only 1 or 2 students, the remaining lessons of the course will be cancelled.
Options: class transfer, private classes, credit.

Duration of the next seven lessons

Initial duration of the group class 2h30 2h00 1h30
Number of paying student per lesson 6 students and more 2h30 2h00 1h30
4 or 5 students 2h00 1h45 1h15
3 students 1h30 1h30 1h00
1 or 2  student(s) For classes with only 1 or 2 students, the course will be cancelled.
Options: class transfer, private classes, credit
(credit valid for 1 calendar year, amount paid minus the first lesson).

Withdrawals and Refunds

1. Class withdrawals must be made in writing, addressed to Noëmie Causse, noemie@afsf.com, and should include a request for either a refund or a class credit.

2. Tuition refunds are possible during the first week only of an eight-week session and a $50 administrative fee is deducted from all refunds. Otherwise, a class credit, not redeemable for cash, will be issued up to the end of the fourth week of an eight-week session. This credit is valid for 1 year from the date it was issued. Classes attended before receipt of a withdrawal notice will be deducted from the refund/credit. Students who register during the course of a session are not entitled to a class credit or refund. If students are going to miss from 1 to 2 classes, and they let the office know prior to or at the beginning of the course, they can make arrangements with the school director for a make-up class.

3. Refunds are not issued for membership, books and other instructional material.




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Alliance Française de San Francisco 1345 Bush Street |
San Francisco, CA 94109 (+1) (415) 775 - 7755
Contact us: afsf@afsf.com

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