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Café Conversation

Café Conversation - Destination Francophonie : La Belgique

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - l'histoire du 14 juillet

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - La presse française

Cultural Workshops
Ciné Canapé & Conversation

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

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

Cultural Workshops
Cultural Workshops/Events - Advanced

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

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

Cultural Workshops
Cultural Workshops/Events - Intermediate

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

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

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)
DELF B2 (Adult, All Audience)
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
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 : enfin les vacances !

Cultural Workshops

Let's talk : histoires d'amitié

Cultural Workshops

Let's talk : le cinéma

Cultural Workshops

Let's talk : les rêves

Cultural Workshops
Teacher training

Formation "Devenir Examinateur - Correcteur du DELF"

adult-group-classes
Les examens du DELF et du DALF sont passés dans 175 pays. Pour évaluer les candidats, les examinateurs-correcteurs doivent posséder une habilitation valable. La formation « Devenir examinateur-correcteur du DELF » conduit à l’obtention de cette habilitation (niveaux A1-B2, valable 5 ans).

Un module de 3h en ligne à réaliser avant le début de la formation : https://plus.ciep.fr/local/course_offer/coursedetails.php?id=2891
Ce module de 3h est obligatoire et doit être réalisé au plus tard une semaine avant le debut du stage. Une fois le module complété, les stagiaires doivent télécharger l’attestation de réussite et l’envoyer à la formatrice par email.

Formation "Renouvelement d'habilitation d'examinateur-correcteur du DELF/DALF"

adult-group-classes
Pour les examinateurs-correcteurs dont l’habilitation est en cours de validité ou arrivée à échéance depuis au maximum un an (réhabilitation sur une journée).

Un module de 3h en ligne à réaliser avant le début de la formation : https://plus.ciep.fr/local/course_offer/coursedetails.php?id=2891
Ce module de 3h est obligatoire et doit être réalisé au plus tard une semaine avant le debut du stage. Une fois le module complété, les stagiaires doivent télécharger l’attestation de réussite et l’envoyer à la formatrice par email.
Workshops

Bilan

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

Café Conversation - Destination Francophonie : La Belgique

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - l'histoire du 14 juillet

Cultural Workshops

Café Conversation - La presse française

Cultural Workshops

Expliquer un problème

Conversation workshop



Pace: Regular

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 : enfin les vacances !

Cultural Workshops

Let's talk : histoires d'amitié

Cultural Workshops

Let's talk : le cinéma

Cultural Workshops

Let's talk : les rêves

Cultural Workshops

Projection cinéma

Cultural Workshops

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

Cultural Workshops
A1 - Beginner - All courses

Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)- ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

 Inspire 1 - Units 1&2 

You will learn how to:
* Greet
* Spell and count
* Present yourself
* Give and ask personal information
 
Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)
Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.
Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.

Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)
Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)
Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)

A1 - Beginner

 Inspire 1 - Units 1&2 

You will learn how to:
* Greet
* Spell and count
* Present yourself
* Give and ask personal information
 
Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)
Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.
Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.

Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)
Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)
Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2) - ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

 Inspire 1 - Units 1&2 

You will learn how to:
* Greet
* Spell and count
* Present yourself
* Give and ask personal information
 
Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)
Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.
Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.

Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)
Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)
Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 3&4
You will learn how to : 
* Present and describe your family 
* Describe a person
* Talk about the hobbies you like
* Describe a place 
* Ask for directions 
* Accept and decline an invitation
* Tell the time 

Unit 3 : Faîtes connaissance (get to know each other)
Grammar : The -er verbs, asking precise questions, the possessives (2) (my, your...), the masculine and the feminine, the negation, me too/me neither. Vocabulary : The family, the jobs, the physical appearance, the sports and leisure activities, the clothes.

Unit 4 : Organisez une sortie (plan an outing)
Grammar : c’est VS il y a, the prépositions of place, the verb “to go”, the imperative, the moments of the day, the verb “faire” and “finir”.
Vocabulary : The places in the city, the directions, the itinerary, the leisure, the outings, telling the hour.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 : Units 5&6 

You will learn how to : 
* Talk about your daily routine
* Go grocery shopping 
* Express quantities 
* Talk about the favorite topic for french people : Food 
* Tell a story

Unit 5 : Parlez de votre quotidien (talk about your daily life)
Grammar : Indicators of time, the reflexive verbs, using adjectives, the partitives (du, de la, des), the close future (I’m going to + action).
Vocabulary : The daily activities, the moments of the day, the meals, the shops, the food items, the price, the clothes (2), the colors.

Unit 6 : Partagez vos expériences (share experiences)
Grammar : Expressing a fixed quantity, the passé compose, the chronology, the “on” pronoun.
Vocabulary : The ingredients and the food, the quantity, the restaurant, the wedding, the cinema and the time.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 : Units 7 & 8 
You will learn how to : 
* Give a piece of advice
* Talk about your health
* Explain a project
* Talk about a trip
* Talk about your studies/ experience/ job 
* Describe an appartment/ house
* Talk about the weather 

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (give your opinion)
Grammar : The imperative, the verbs pouvoir / devoir / vouloir, expressing a goal and the cause, the indicator of time, the past participles of verbs in -ir. Vocabulary : The body parts and the health, the jobs related to health, the garden, the environment, the travels, the leisures and games.

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (gather information)
Grammar : The recent past, the pronoun “y”, comparing things, using “very” / “too much”, the verbs savoir, édutier, connaître, répondre...
Vocabulary : The studies, work, services, tasks, housing, the weather.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4) ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 : Units 7 & 8 
You will learn how to : 
* Give a piece of advice
* Talk about your health
* Explain a project
* Talk about a trip
* Talk about your studies/ experience/ job 
* Describe an appartment/ house
* Talk about the weather 

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (give your opinion)
Grammar : The imperative, the verbs pouvoir / devoir / vouloir, expressing a goal and the cause, the indicator of time, the past participles of verbs in -ir. Vocabulary : The body parts and the health, the jobs related to health, the garden, the environment, the travels, the leisures and games.

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (gather information)
Grammar : The recent past, the pronoun “y”, comparing things, using “very” / “too much”, the verbs savoir, édutier, connaître, répondre...
Vocabulary : The studies, work, services, tasks, housing, the weather.


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.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


Pace: Regular
A2 - Elementary - All courses

Elementary - Level 3 (A2-3)

A2 - Elementary

​Inspire 2 - Units 5&6

You will learn how to:
* Express intensity 
* Say that you're unsatisfied 
* Present the biography of someone 
* Explain 
* Describe and object 
* Talk about quantities

Unit 5 Partagez (share)
Grammar : The passé composé and the imparfait, expressing a duration, the adverbs in -ment, trop de + nom, the negation.
Vocabulary : Sports, airplanes, feelings and sensations, media, the training, the food, the exception.

Unit 6 Engagez-vous (get involved in a cause)
Grammar : The cause and the consequence, giving quantity, mine/yours..., the pronoun en, lequel/laquelle.
Vocabulary : Committing yourself to a cause, the environment, natural catastrophes, the diets, fabrics, clothes, toiletries, food, quantity, eco-friendly.


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

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.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


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 4/5 (B1-4/5)

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

ONSITE - Conversation Intermediate (B1)

B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Advanced - 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

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

Nous allons lire une œuvre littéraire francophone et la situer dans son contexte. Livre choisi pour cette nouvelle session:  La chartreuse de Parme Volume 2 de Stendhal.
   la liste de nos dernières lectures : La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », la seconde partie de À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

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

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

 Inspire 1 - Units 1&2 

You will learn how to:
* Greet
* Spell and count
* Present yourself
* Give and ask personal information
 
Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)
Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.
Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.

Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)
Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)
Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)

A1 - Beginner

 Inspire 1 - Units 1&2 

You will learn how to:
* Greet
* Spell and count
* Present yourself
* Give and ask personal information
 
Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)
Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.
Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.

Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)
Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)
Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2) - ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

 Inspire 1 - Units 1&2 

You will learn how to:
* Greet
* Spell and count
* Present yourself
* Give and ask personal information
 
Unit 1 : Découvrez (discover)
Grammar : First contact with French grammar, the subjects (I, you...), ask a question and answer a question.
Vocabulary : The greetings, the class objects, the alphabet, the numbers until 100 and the days of the week.

Unit 2 : Entrez en contact (first contact)
Grammar : The three forms of « the », some key verbs (to be, to have, to live, to speak), the possessives (my, your...)
Vocabulary : The nationalities, the countries, the greetings (2), the numbers until 1 million, the months and the seasons.


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

Elementary 1 (A2-1)

A2 - Elementary

 


Pace: Regular
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 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

Inspire 1 Units 3&4
You will learn how to : 
* Present and describe your family 
* Describe a person
* Talk about the hobbies you like
* Describe a place 
* Ask for directions 
* Accept and decline an invitation
* Tell the time 

Unit 3 : Faîtes connaissance (get to know each other)
Grammar : The -er verbs, asking precise questions, the possessives (2) (my, your...), the masculine and the feminine, the negation, me too/me neither. Vocabulary : The family, the jobs, the physical appearance, the sports and leisure activities, the clothes.

Unit 4 : Organisez une sortie (plan an outing)
Grammar : c’est VS il y a, the prépositions of place, the verb “to go”, the imperative, the moments of the day, the verb “faire” and “finir”.
Vocabulary : The places in the city, the directions, the itinerary, the leisure, the outings, telling the hour.


Pace: Regular
C1 - Theme / Culture Classes

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

Nous allons lire une œuvre littéraire francophone et la situer dans son contexte. Livre choisi pour cette nouvelle session:  La chartreuse de Parme Volume 2 de Stendhal.
   la liste de nos dernières lectures : La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », la seconde partie de À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

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
Intermediate - Level 2 (B1-2)
TCF TP

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 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 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

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

Nous allons lire une œuvre littéraire francophone et la situer dans son contexte. Livre choisi pour cette nouvelle session:  La chartreuse de Parme Volume 2 de Stendhal.
   la liste de nos dernières lectures : La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », la seconde partie de À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

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

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

Inspire 1 : Units 5&6 

You will learn how to : 
* Talk about your daily routine
* Go grocery shopping 
* Express quantities 
* Talk about the favorite topic for french people : Food 
* Tell a story

Unit 5 : Parlez de votre quotidien (talk about your daily life)
Grammar : Indicators of time, the reflexive verbs, using adjectives, the partitives (du, de la, des), the close future (I’m going to + action).
Vocabulary : The daily activities, the moments of the day, the meals, the shops, the food items, the price, the clothes (2), the colors.

Unit 6 : Partagez vos expériences (share experiences)
Grammar : Expressing a fixed quantity, the passé compose, the chronology, the “on” pronoun.
Vocabulary : The ingredients and the food, the quantity, the restaurant, the wedding, the cinema and the time.


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

Elementary - Level 3 (A2-3)

A2 - Elementary

​Inspire 2 - Units 5&6

You will learn how to:
* Express intensity 
* Say that you're unsatisfied 
* Present the biography of someone 
* Explain 
* Describe and object 
* Talk about quantities

Unit 5 Partagez (share)
Grammar : The passé composé and the imparfait, expressing a duration, the adverbs in -ment, trop de + nom, the negation.
Vocabulary : Sports, airplanes, feelings and sensations, media, the training, the food, the exception.

Unit 6 Engagez-vous (get involved in a cause)
Grammar : The cause and the consequence, giving quantity, mine/yours..., the pronoun en, lequel/laquelle.
Vocabulary : Committing yourself to a cause, the environment, natural catastrophes, the diets, fabrics, clothes, toiletries, food, quantity, eco-friendly.


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

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 : Units 7 & 8 
You will learn how to : 
* Give a piece of advice
* Talk about your health
* Explain a project
* Talk about a trip
* Talk about your studies/ experience/ job 
* Describe an appartment/ house
* Talk about the weather 

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (give your opinion)
Grammar : The imperative, the verbs pouvoir / devoir / vouloir, expressing a goal and the cause, the indicator of time, the past participles of verbs in -ir. Vocabulary : The body parts and the health, the jobs related to health, the garden, the environment, the travels, the leisures and games.

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (gather information)
Grammar : The recent past, the pronoun “y”, comparing things, using “very” / “too much”, the verbs savoir, édutier, connaître, répondre...
Vocabulary : The studies, work, services, tasks, housing, the weather.


Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4(A1-4) ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 : Units 7 & 8 
You will learn how to : 
* Give a piece of advice
* Talk about your health
* Explain a project
* Talk about a trip
* Talk about your studies/ experience/ job 
* Describe an appartment/ house
* Talk about the weather 

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (give your opinion)
Grammar : The imperative, the verbs pouvoir / devoir / vouloir, expressing a goal and the cause, the indicator of time, the past participles of verbs in -ir. Vocabulary : The body parts and the health, the jobs related to health, the garden, the environment, the travels, the leisures and games.

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (gather information)
Grammar : The recent past, the pronoun “y”, comparing things, using “very” / “too much”, the verbs savoir, édutier, connaître, répondre...
Vocabulary : The studies, work, services, tasks, housing, the weather.


Pace: Regular
Intermediate - Level 4 (B1-4)

Intermediate - Level 4/5 (B1-4/5)

B1 - Intermediate
TCF Canada

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.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


Pace: Regular
C1 - Proficient - All courses

Club de lecture (B2-C1)

B2 - Advanced

Nous allons lire une œuvre littéraire francophone et la situer dans son contexte. Livre choisi pour cette nouvelle session:  La chartreuse de Parme Volume 2 de Stendhal.
   la liste de nos dernières lectures : La Chartreuse de Parme de Stendhal, « Combray », la première partie de Du côté de chez Swann de Proust, La Chute de Camus, Bérénice de Racine et Titus n'aimait pas Bérénice de Nathalie Azoulai, La Peau de chagrin de Balzac, Boussole de Mathias Énard, L'Étranger de Camus et Meursault, contre-enquête de Kamel Daoud, « Noms de pays : le pays », la seconde partie de À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs de Proust, Le Tartuffe de Molière et La Mère coupable de Beaumarchais, Suite française d'Irène Némirovsky, Germinal de Zola, Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani et La Peste de Camus.

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

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

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.

Each week, you will have a document (a text, a video...) to read/watch at home to get you prepared to the conversation. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions. It aims to help students acquire knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


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

Intermediate - Level 4/5 (B1-4/5)

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

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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$460.00 USD

Code: SSN1-2022-EXAM-TCF-IRN-11-04-2022


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