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 be 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 preferrably). 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 (maximum of 10 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 table below):
6 and more enrollments: Full course duration,
5 and 4 enrollments: shortened course duration (see table below),
1 to 3 enrollments:
First class duration is 1h30min (for normal duration of 2h or 2h30min) and 1h (for normal duration of 1h30). After the first week of
the session, students will be offered alternative courses, semi-private or private classes (at the semi-private or private classes rates) or
a credit valid for one year (amount of the credit : price paid for the class, less the first class), or a refund.
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
5. Missed Classes/Make-Up Policy: UPDATED FOR COVID-19: While our classes are online
due to the COVID-19 Shelter In Place Order, we cannot provide make-up class options. Therefore, if you miss class, it is forfeited. We
apologize for any inconvenience.
If a student misses one of their scheduled classes during a session, they may take an equivalent class during the same session
to make up for the missed classes. Check the schedule for equivalent classes here, and
contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The AFSF does not offer credit for missed classes after
registration, except in extreme extenuating circumstances as determined by the AFSF staff.
6. Prorata Policies: UPDATED FOR COVID-19: During the Shelter In Place Order for
COVID-19, pro-rated prices are only available for late registrations.
If a student knows that they will miss one class or more prior to registering for the session, they can call the AFSF and purchase a
pro-rated price, under the following guidelines:
(a) Beginner & Intermediate Grammar Classes - student may only pro-rate up to 2 classes (must purchase a minimum of 6
(b)Intermediate Conversation Classes - student may prorate any number of classes.
(c) Advanced Classes -
student may prorate any number of classes.