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Café Conversation

Café Conversation - Destination Francophonie : La Belgique

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - Echangez sur vos podcast, films et séries françaises préférées

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - La presse française

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - l'histoire du 14 juillet

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation Workshop (05/27)

Café Conversation

Café Conversation - Les symboles de la France

Café Conversation Workshop (06/10)

Café Conversation

Café Conversation - Vos projets pour l'été

Ciné Canapé & Conversation

Ciné-canapé : Bienvenue chez les Chtis

Cultural Workshops

Ciné-canapé : Entre les murs

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma Les femmes du 6e etage (French subtitled in French)

Cultural Workshops
Cultural Workshops/Events - Advanced

French for Business Elementary : Professional conversations by email in French

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Elementary : Scheduling an appointment

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Intermediate/Advanced : Cultural differencies to know about francophone countries

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Intermediate/Advanced : In a meeting, in French

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma Les femmes du 6e etage (French subtitled in French)

Cultural Workshops

Trivia Night

Cultural Workshops
Cultural Workshops/Events - Intermediate

French for Business Elementary : Professional conversations by email in French

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Elementary : Scheduling an appointment

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Intermediate/Advanced : Cultural differencies to know about francophone countries

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Intermediate/Advanced : In a meeting, in French

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma Les femmes du 6e etage (French subtitled in French)

Cultural Workshops

Trivia Night

Cultural Workshops
DALF C1
DALF C2
DELF A1 (Adult, All Audience)

DELF A1 - 12/05/2022

exams
DELF A2 (Adult, All Audience)
DELF B1 (Adult, All Audience)

Workshop Preparation DELF B1

B1 - Intermediate
DELF B2 (Adult, All Audience)

Workshop Preparation DELF B2

B2 - Advanced
Every day French

Bilan

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Expliquer un problème

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

La réservation

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

La ville et le quartier

Conversation workshop

Le médecin

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Le shopping et le restaurant

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Les transports et les directions

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Se présenter et parler de soi

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular
French for Business - Elementary

French For Business Elementary : Presenting your company, job, project (06/10)

French for business
French For Business Elementary : Presenting your company, job, project
French for Business - Intermediate/ Advanced

FFB Intermediate/Advanced : Negotiate a service/a quote (05/27)

French for business
FFB Intermediate/Advanced : Negotiate a service/a quote
French for Travelers

French for Travelers (06/04)

French For Travelers

French for Travelers (06/15)

French For Travelers

French for Travelers (07/23)

French For Travelers

French for Travelers 08/20

French For Travelers
Introduction to French

Intro to French

A1 - Beginner

Pace: Regular
Let's talk, Discutons!

Let's Talk : en musique ! (06/17)

Let's talk, Discutons!
Let's Talk : en musique !

Let's Talk : le sport (06/03)

Let's talk, Discutons!
Let's Talk : le sport
TCF Exam Preparation

TCF Exam Preparation (05/28)

Preparation for the TCF exam

TCF Exam Preparation (06/11)

Preparation for the TCF exam
Workshops

Bilan

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Café Conversation - Destination Francophonie : La Belgique

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - Echangez sur vos podcast, films et séries françaises préférées

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - La presse française

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - l'histoire du 14 juillet

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation Workshop (05/27)

Café Conversation

Café Conversation - Les symboles de la France

Café Conversation Workshop (06/10)

Café Conversation

Café Conversation - Vos projets pour l'été

Ciné-canapé : Bienvenue chez les Chtis

Cultural Workshops

Ciné-canapé : Entre les murs

Cultural Workshops

Expliquer un problème

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

FFB Intermediate/Advanced : Negotiate a service/a quote (05/27)

French for business
FFB Intermediate/Advanced : Negotiate a service/a quote

French For Business Elementary : Presenting your company, job, project (06/10)

French for business
French For Business Elementary : Presenting your company, job, project

French for Business Elementary : Professional conversations by email in French

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Elementary : Scheduling an appointment

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Intermediate/Advanced : Cultural differencies to know about francophone countries

Cultural Workshops

French for Business Intermediate/Advanced : In a meeting, in French

Cultural Workshops

French for Travelers (06/04)

French For Travelers

French for Travelers (06/15)

French For Travelers

French for Travelers (07/23)

French For Travelers

French for Travelers 08/20

French For Travelers

Intro to French

A1 - Beginner

Pace: Regular

La réservation

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

La ville et le quartier

Conversation workshop

Le médecin

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Le shopping et le restaurant

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Les transports et les directions

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Let's Talk : en musique ! (06/17)

Let's talk, Discutons!
Let's Talk : en musique !

Let's Talk : le sport (06/03)

Let's talk, Discutons!
Let's Talk : le sport

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma Les femmes du 6e etage (French subtitled in French)

Cultural Workshops

Se présenter et parler de soi

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

TCF Exam Preparation (05/28)

Preparation for the TCF exam

TCF Exam Preparation (06/11)

Preparation for the TCF exam

Trivia Night

Cultural Workshops
A1 - Beginner - All courses

Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)- ONSITE

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2)

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3) - ONSITE

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4)

A1 - Beginner

​Level A1-4


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4) ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

​Level A1-4


Pace: Regular

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

A1 - Beginner

A screen shouldn’t keep us from chatting together! Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practising your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular

Every Day French (A1. 3 -A2.4)

adult-group-classes
Programme - for levels A1.3- A2.4 Everyday French This class is designed for upper Beginner and Elementary students who wish to improve and practice their skills of basic French situations, from introducing yourself, to asking for directions and visiting the doctor. Each week will focus on one specific theme and include vocabulary, grammar and simulations to ensure you can now navigate each situation easily. 
Semaine 1 - Se présenter et parler de soi Semaine
Semaine 2 - La ville et le quartier Semaine
Semaine 3 - Le shopping et le restaurant Semaine
Semaine 4 - Les transports et les directions Semaine
Semaine 5 - La réservation Semaine
Semaine 6 - Expliquer un problème Semaine
Semaine 7 - Le médecin Semaine
Semaine 8 - Bilan
Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation A1/A2

adult-group-classes
No class on Monday July 4 

 Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practising your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular
A2 - Elementary - All courses

Elementary - Level 3 (A2-3)

A2 - Elementary

Pace: Regular

Elementary 1 (A2-1)

A2 - Elementary

 


Pace: Regular

Elementary Conversation (A2) - ONSITE

A2 - Elementary
Let's practice your spoken skills ! Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !
Pace: Regular

Elementary conversation

A2 - Elementary
Let's practice your spoken skills ! Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !

Pace: Regular

Every Day French (A1. 3 -A2.4)

adult-group-classes
Programme - for levels A1.3- A2.4 Everyday French This class is designed for upper Beginner and Elementary students who wish to improve and practice their skills of basic French situations, from introducing yourself, to asking for directions and visiting the doctor. Each week will focus on one specific theme and include vocabulary, grammar and simulations to ensure you can now navigate each situation easily. 
Semaine 1 - Se présenter et parler de soi Semaine
Semaine 2 - La ville et le quartier Semaine
Semaine 3 - Le shopping et le restaurant Semaine
Semaine 4 - Les transports et les directions Semaine
Semaine 5 - La réservation Semaine
Semaine 6 - Expliquer un problème Semaine
Semaine 7 - Le médecin Semaine
Semaine 8 - Bilan
Pace: Regular

Listening and Speaking (A2/B1)

adult-group-classes

Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation A1/A2

adult-group-classes
No class on Monday July 4 

 Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practising your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular
Advanced - B2 (regular classes)

Advanced (B2)

B2 - Advanced

Venez perfectionner votre français dans ce cours pour niveau avancé !

Le cours Avancé B2 est un parcours ludique qui vous permet d'approfondir vos connaissances et de mettre en pratique de nouvelles compétences. Grâce à diverses activités interactives, votre apprentissage se fera naturellement, et surtout, avec le sourire ! 



Pace: Regular
B1 - Intermediate - All courses

Bonjour French Film B1- B2

B2 - Advanced

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’echanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de decouvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spaciale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5)

B1 - Intermediate

Intermediate - Level 6 (B1-6)

B1 - Intermediate

Intermediate Conversation / Grammar (based on texts) (B1)

B1 - Intermediate

Whether you are 25 or 65 years old, a new member or a long-time San Franciscan, join this class to expand your French skills and understanding!

During each class, you will start with "Quoi de neuf?", a great time to connect with other students and talk in French.
You will then read short texts from a variety of important French literary authors and well-known writers from the francophone world. You will be introduced to the rich literary tradition of France such as Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Emile Zola, André Theuriet and more.
Studying a variety of texts will give you an opportunity to improve your grammar and learn new vocabulary and language structures. By the time you reach the end of this session you will be pleased to find that your reading skills have greatly improved. This class will provide you opportunity for expression through general classroom and small-group discussions and oral reports.

Don't wait to join this class, connect with interesting and diverse people in your community, and apply what you learn in conversation. MEMBERSHIP: As a membership based non-profit organization, we require that all students be members of Alliance Française de San francisco. Our memberships are valid for one year.


Pace: Regular

Listening and Speaking (A2/B1)

adult-group-classes

Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation Intermediate (B1)

B1 - Intermediate

Workshop Preparation DELF B1

B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Advanced - All courses

Advanced (B2)

B2 - Advanced

Venez perfectionner votre français dans ce cours pour niveau avancé !

Le cours Avancé B2 est un parcours ludique qui vous permet d'approfondir vos connaissances et de mettre en pratique de nouvelles compétences. Grâce à diverses activités interactives, votre apprentissage se fera naturellement, et surtout, avec le sourire ! 



Pace: Regular

Bonjour French Film B1- B2

B2 - Advanced

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’echanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de decouvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spaciale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

Culture et Civilisation francophone (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced
Objectif : Comprendre les enjeux actuels du monde de la Francophonie, le rapport des francophones aux réalités culturelles françaises et mondiales.

Découvrez :
De la francophonie aux régions françaises (les productions, les coutumes, les cuisines, les modes de vie.)
Nouvelles tendances de la société française : le numérique, l'environnement, les nouvelles pratiques sociales, les préoccupations des gens.
Participez aux reportages qui illustrent les descriptions et les analyses des différents aspects de la civilisation française
Participez aux activités de compréhension, d'analyse et d'interprétation, des propositions de débat
Pace: Regular

Grammaire - Conversation - Vocabulaire - Advanced (B2)

B2 - Advanced

Ce cours est un bon mélange de conversation et de révisions de points de grammaire pour perfectionner la structure et le vocabulaire ainsi que pour prendre confiance en soi!
Vous commencerez par un "Quoi de neuf?" rapide par personne, pour connecter entre les étudiants, partager des nouvelles, échanger sur ce qui vous a marqué pendant la semaine (pas de discussion sur les polémiques sur la politique américaine, ni de discussions sur la Covid).
Vous continuerez le cours avec un point de grammaire (nouveau ou à réviser) et des exercices. Il y aura un peu de devoirs chaque semaine. 
Enfin, vous présenterez un sujet en français sur ce que vous avez lu, vu ou écouté en français aussi (sujet au choix, comme par exemple l'art, l'écologie, la culture, etc.).


Pace: Regular

ONSITE World news and Society (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)

Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)- ONSITE

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular
Elementary - Level 1 (A2-1)

Elementary 1 (A2-1)

A2 - Elementary

 


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 1 (B1-1)

Workshop Preparation DELF B1

B1 - Intermediate
Regular Proficient class (C1)

Supérieur / Proficient (C1)

C1 - Proficient

Partez à la découverte des cultures françaises et francophones dans un cours interactif !

Le cours "Supérieur / Proficient" vous propose de perfectionner vos compétences linguistiques à partir de documents et thématiques variés (actualités, cinéma, musique, politique, littérature...).

Le cours est axé sur la pratique orale à travers des réflexions, des discussions, des débats : tout pour maîtriser l'art de la conversation en français !  La grammaire est intégrée dans le cours au besoin.

Dans ce cours, développez votre capacité à communiquer sur une vaste gamme de sujets, incluant votre capacité à traiter des sujets inconnus. 
Pace: Regular

TCF IRN

TCF IRN 07-22-2022

TCF exams
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF IRN 10-07-2022

TCF exams
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF IRN 11-04-2022

TCF exams
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes

TCF IRN 12-02-2022

TCF exams
The TCF IRN is composed of 4 compulsory sections:
- 20 multiple choice questions for reading - 20 minutes
- 3 tasks for speaking - 10 minutes
- 20 multiple choice questions for listening - 15 minutes
- 3 tasks for writing - 30 minutes
Advanced (B2) Focus classes : grammaire/ conversation/ pronunciation

Grammaire - Conversation - Vocabulaire - Advanced (B2)

B2 - Advanced

Ce cours est un bon mélange de conversation et de révisions de points de grammaire pour perfectionner la structure et le vocabulaire ainsi que pour prendre confiance en soi!
Vous commencerez par un "Quoi de neuf?" rapide par personne, pour connecter entre les étudiants, partager des nouvelles, échanger sur ce qui vous a marqué pendant la semaine (pas de discussion sur les polémiques sur la politique américaine, ni de discussions sur la Covid).
Vous continuerez le cours avec un point de grammaire (nouveau ou à réviser) et des exercices. Il y aura un peu de devoirs chaque semaine. 
Enfin, vous présenterez un sujet en français sur ce que vous avez lu, vu ou écouté en français aussi (sujet au choix, comme par exemple l'art, l'écologie, la culture, etc.).


Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 2 (A1 - 2)

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2)

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular
C1 - Theme / Culture Classes

Histoire de la langue Francaise - HYBRIDE- ONLINE (C1-C2)

adult-group-classes
required level of language proficiency – C1–C2 Hybrid class you can either register to join the class online OR onsite The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills. This 8-week course will cover: Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history. Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate. Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul. Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes. Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution. Week 6: Old French: lexical system development. Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution. Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution. Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution. If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Histoire de la langue Francaise - HYBRIDE- ONSITE (C1-C2)

adult-group-classes
required level of language proficiency – C1–C2 Hybrid class you can either register to join the class online OR onsite The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills. This 8-week course will cover: Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history. Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate. Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul. Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes. Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution. Week 6: Old French: lexical system development. Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution. Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution. Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution. If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2)
TCF TP

TCF TP - Compulsory 07-15-2022

exams

This part is always mandatory 

  • Listening (29 questions) - 25 minutes
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions) - 15 minutes
  • Reading (29 questions) - 45 minutes

TCF TP - Compulsory 09-23-2022

exams

This part is always mandatory 

  • Listening (29 questions) - 25 minutes
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions) - 15 minutes
  • Reading (29 questions) - 45 minutes

TCF TP - Compulsory 11-11-2022

exams

This part is always mandatory 

  • Listening (29 questions) - 25 minutes
  • Proficiency in language structures (18 questions) - 15 minutes
  • Reading (29 questions) - 45 minutes

TCF TP - Speaking 07-15-2022

exams
  • Speaking (12 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship 

TCF TP - Speaking 09-23-2022

exams
  • Speaking (12 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship 

TCF TP - Speaking 11-11-2022

exams
  • Speaking (12 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship 

TCF TP - Writing 07-15-2022

exams
  • Writing (60 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship  AND for studies in France

TCF TP - Writing 09-23-2022

exams
  • Writing (60 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship  AND for studies in France

TCF TP - Writing 11-11-2022

exams
  • Writing (60 minutes) - Mandatory to take for French citizenship  AND for studies in France
B2 Theme / Culture classes

Bonjour French Film B1- B2

B2 - Advanced

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’echanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de decouvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spaciale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

Culture et Civilisation francophone (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced
Objectif : Comprendre les enjeux actuels du monde de la Francophonie, le rapport des francophones aux réalités culturelles françaises et mondiales.

Découvrez :
De la francophonie aux régions françaises (les productions, les coutumes, les cuisines, les modes de vie.)
Nouvelles tendances de la société française : le numérique, l'environnement, les nouvelles pratiques sociales, les préoccupations des gens.
Participez aux reportages qui illustrent les descriptions et les analyses des différents aspects de la civilisation française
Participez aux activités de compréhension, d'analyse et d'interprétation, des propositions de débat
Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3) - ONSITE

A1 - Beginner


Pace: Regular
Elementary - Level 3 (A2 - 3)

Elementary - Level 3 (A2-3)

A2 - Elementary

Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 4 (A1.4)

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4)

A1 - Beginner

​Level A1-4


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4) ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

​Level A1-4


Pace: Regular
TCF Canada

TCF Canada 08-05-2022

TCF exams

The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory parts. It evaluates general French language proficiency in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

  • 39 multiple choice questions for listening comprehension - 35 minutes; 
  • 39 multiple choice questions for the reading comprehension with only one correct answer possible  - 60 minutes;
  • 3 speaking tasks, organized according to a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 30 minutes (12 minutes effective interaction);
  •  3 writing tasks, also with a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 60 minutes. 

TCF Canada 10-14-2022

TCF exams

The TCF Canada consists of four mandatory parts. It evaluates general French language proficiency in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.

  • 39 multiple choice questions for listening comprehension - 35 minutes; 
  • 39 multiple choice questions for the reading comprehension with only one correct answer possible  - 60 minutes;
  • 3 speaking tasks, organized according to a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 30 minutes (12 minutes effective interaction);
  •  3 writing tasks, also with a progressively increasing level of difficulty - 60 minutes. 
Beginner conversation and/or pronunciation classes

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

A1 - Beginner

A screen shouldn’t keep us from chatting together! Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practising your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular

Every Day French (A1. 3 -A2.4)

adult-group-classes
Programme - for levels A1.3- A2.4 Everyday French This class is designed for upper Beginner and Elementary students who wish to improve and practice their skills of basic French situations, from introducing yourself, to asking for directions and visiting the doctor. Each week will focus on one specific theme and include vocabulary, grammar and simulations to ensure you can now navigate each situation easily. 
Semaine 1 - Se présenter et parler de soi Semaine
Semaine 2 - La ville et le quartier Semaine
Semaine 3 - Le shopping et le restaurant Semaine
Semaine 4 - Les transports et les directions Semaine
Semaine 5 - La réservation Semaine
Semaine 6 - Expliquer un problème Semaine
Semaine 7 - Le médecin Semaine
Semaine 8 - Bilan
Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation A1/A2

adult-group-classes
No class on Monday July 4 

 Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practising your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular
C1 - Proficient - All courses

Histoire de la langue Francaise - HYBRIDE- ONLINE (C1-C2)

adult-group-classes
required level of language proficiency – C1–C2 Hybrid class you can either register to join the class online OR onsite The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills. This 8-week course will cover: Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history. Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate. Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul. Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes. Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution. Week 6: Old French: lexical system development. Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution. Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution. Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution. If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Histoire de la langue Francaise - HYBRIDE- ONSITE (C1-C2)

adult-group-classes
required level of language proficiency – C1–C2 Hybrid class you can either register to join the class online OR onsite The course aims to familiarize students with the main periods of the French language development from the prehistory to the present, to form their critical vision about historical factors influencing the national language formation, to help students acquire advanced knowledge about phonetic, grammatical and lexical systems evolution to develop their writing and oral skills. This 8-week course will cover: Week 1: Introduction to the History of French. Internal and External history. Week 2: Prehistory of the French language. Substrate and Superstrate. Week 3: Particular features of Popular Latin in Gaul. Week 4: Old French: historical overview. Phonetic system changes. Week 5: Old French: grammar system evolution. Week 6: Old French: lexical system development. Week 7: Middle French: historical overview. Particular features of language evolution. Week 8: Classic and Modern French: contribution of the French Academy, poets and writers to the French language evolution. Each theoretical topic will be accompanied by practical tasks, reading and analysis of authentic texts from different periods of the French language evolution. If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact hanna@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

ONSITE World news and Society (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

Pace: Regular

Supérieur / Proficient (C1)

C1 - Proficient

Partez à la découverte des cultures françaises et francophones dans un cours interactif !

Le cours "Supérieur / Proficient" vous propose de perfectionner vos compétences linguistiques à partir de documents et thématiques variés (actualités, cinéma, musique, politique, littérature...).

Le cours est axé sur la pratique orale à travers des réflexions, des discussions, des débats : tout pour maîtriser l'art de la conversation en français !  La grammaire est intégrée dans le cours au besoin.

Dans ce cours, développez votre capacité à communiquer sur une vaste gamme de sujets, incluant votre capacité à traiter des sujets inconnus. 
Pace: Regular

Elementary pronunciation and/or conversation

Elementary Conversation (A2) - ONSITE

A2 - Elementary
Let's practice your spoken skills ! Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !
Pace: Regular

Elementary conversation

A2 - Elementary
Let's practice your spoken skills ! Now that you have completed the A1 level, you can focus on your conversation. In this Elementary Conversation class, we will talk about Francophonie, French culture, news, hobbies, and art based on articles and videos. This class will provide you with various opportunities for expression from general classroom setting through small-group discussions and oral reports. You will learn how to give your opinion and to speak naturally and freely, thus become more confident and comfortable in any conversation in French !

Pace: Regular

Every Day French (A1. 3 -A2.4)

adult-group-classes
Programme - for levels A1.3- A2.4 Everyday French This class is designed for upper Beginner and Elementary students who wish to improve and practice their skills of basic French situations, from introducing yourself, to asking for directions and visiting the doctor. Each week will focus on one specific theme and include vocabulary, grammar and simulations to ensure you can now navigate each situation easily. 
Semaine 1 - Se présenter et parler de soi Semaine
Semaine 2 - La ville et le quartier Semaine
Semaine 3 - Le shopping et le restaurant Semaine
Semaine 4 - Les transports et les directions Semaine
Semaine 5 - La réservation Semaine
Semaine 6 - Expliquer un problème Semaine
Semaine 7 - Le médecin Semaine
Semaine 8 - Bilan
Pace: Regular

Listening and Speaking (A2/B1)

adult-group-classes

Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation A1/A2

adult-group-classes
No class on Monday July 4 

 Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills.

From Beginner level 3, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French !

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. Eight classes, four general topics, to allow you to discover and reuse specific vocabulary while practising your speaking skills !


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5)

Intermediate - Level 5 (B1-5)

B1 - Intermediate
Intermediate 6

Intermediate - Level 6 (B1-6)

B1 - Intermediate
Intermediate Focus conversation / pronunciation / grammar (B1)

Intermediate Conversation / Grammar (based on texts) (B1)

B1 - Intermediate

Whether you are 25 or 65 years old, a new member or a long-time San Franciscan, join this class to expand your French skills and understanding!

During each class, you will start with "Quoi de neuf?", a great time to connect with other students and talk in French.
You will then read short texts from a variety of important French literary authors and well-known writers from the francophone world. You will be introduced to the rich literary tradition of France such as Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Emile Zola, André Theuriet and more.
Studying a variety of texts will give you an opportunity to improve your grammar and learn new vocabulary and language structures. By the time you reach the end of this session you will be pleased to find that your reading skills have greatly improved. This class will provide you opportunity for expression through general classroom and small-group discussions and oral reports.

Don't wait to join this class, connect with interesting and diverse people in your community, and apply what you learn in conversation. MEMBERSHIP: As a membership based non-profit organization, we require that all students be members of Alliance Française de San francisco. Our memberships are valid for one year.


Pace: Regular

Listening and Speaking (A2/B1)

adult-group-classes

Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation Intermediate (B1)

B1 - Intermediate
Intermediate (B1) theme/ culture classes

Bonjour French Film B1- B2

B2 - Advanced

Bonjour French Films est une classe qui touche toutes les facettes du cinéma pour en faire découvrir la richesse. 

Les étudiants sont amenés à découvrir une nouvelle manière d'apprécier les courts métrages et bandes-annonces, les extraits,  les affiches, les acteurs et pour terminer, le synopsis d'un film qui seront support d’echanges et de discussions. Une façon ludique de continuer à progresser en français et de decouvrir la francophonie. 

  Cette classe permettra de pratiquer des éléments de langue comme: 

  • La description physique, spaciale, le caractère
  • Ecrire un synopsis
  • Raconter un film
  • Emettre des hypothèses
  • Débattre
  • Ecrire un scenario
  • Ecrire une critique de film

Pace: Regular

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