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Starting in August: some classes will be held on-site in San Francisco. Most of the courses will still be held online. Look for the sign "AF San Francisco" above the schedule to find on-site classes.

For all: "PACK CLASS + CONVERSATION" DISCOUNT
Looking for an opportunity to practice your speaking skills? Enroll in a Conversation course with a 20% discount. 
Discount is applied automatically when registering for any regular course AND a conversation course.
OR
When you are already enrolled in a French course for adults for the next session (session 6), you can get 20% OFF when you register for a conversation course during the session 6.
Valid until October 18th, 2021.

For all: "MULTIPLE CLASSES - SAME SESSION" DISCOUNT
Get a 10%  discount on each French course when you register for two or more group courses (other than a conversation course) scheduled during the same session.

For AFSF students: until October 18th, get a 5% discount as a returning student. AFSF students are people who signed up for group courses in 2021 or 12 hours of private lessons during the last 12 months.



Please note that we have changed our levels naming system:

  • Level A1 : Beginner (no change)

  • Level A2 : Elementary (previously Intermediate / Intermédiaire)

  • Level B1 : Intermediate (previously Advanced / Avancé )

  • Level B2 : Advanced (previously Master / Maîtrise)

  • Level C1 : Proficient (previously Expert)

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A1 - Beginner - All courses

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.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

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.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
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.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2) ONSITE

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.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
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.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3) ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 4 (A1-4)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

A1 - Beginner

The class is designed for everyone who wants to take their first steps in learning French. It aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Introduce yourself (personal information, nationality, profession, age). Definite / indefinite articles. French verbs avoir, etre, s’appeler.

Week 2 – Introduce your family, describe your friend. 

Week 2 – Talk about the daily activities and your routine, ask / tell the time. 

Week 4 – Rent an apartment, describe an apartment. Talk about your city and your environment

Week 5 – Talk about food, what you like to eat and cook.

Week 6 – Discuss with others about your hobbies and interests

Week 7 – Present your work, what you have done or what you would like to do.

Week 8 – Talk about your holidays and travels. 

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A1 requirements.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Every Day French (A1-A2)

adult-group-classes

The 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. 


This 12 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Se présenter et parler de soi

Week 2 – Parler de sa ville, de son quartier

Week 3 – Faire du shopping 

Week 4 – Les loisirs

Week 5 – Faire une  réservation

Week 6 – Au restaurant

Week 7 – Chez le médecin

Week 8 – Bilan


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation A1/A2

adult-group-classes

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
Beginner - Level 1 (A1-1)

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.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

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.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
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.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 2 (A1-2) ONSITE

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.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
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.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular

Beginner - Level 3 (A1-3) ONSITE

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 5-6

You will learn how to : 

* Décrire son quotidien (to describe your daily life) 

* Faire les courses (to do groceries)

* Acheter des vêtements (to buy clothes)

* Faire une recette (to follow a recipe) 

* Commander au restaurant (to order at a restaurant) 

* Raconter un évènement (to tell an event)

Unit 5 : Parler de votre quotidien (speak about your everyday life)

Grammar : Verb faire (to do, to make), question combien (how much, how many), future tense, propositions to indicate the place. 

Vocabulary : To describe your everyday life, to go shopping, to buy clothes

Unit 6 : Partagez vos experiences (share your experiences)

Grammar : Beaucoup de, peu de, trop de; past tenses, negative form, past participle, time indicators.

Vocabulary : To order at a restaurant, to follow a recipe, to tell an event.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Beginner - Level 4 (A1.4)

Beginner - Level 4 (A1-4)

A1 - Beginner

Inspire 1 Units 7-8

You will learn how to : 

* Conseiller (to give advice)

* Proposer un sujet (to suggest a topic)

* Raconter un voyage (to tell a trip)

* Expliquer son cursus (to explain one's background)

* Décrire son travail (to describe one's work)

* Se loger (to find accomodation)

Unit 7 : Donnez votre avis (share your opinion)

Grammar : Imperative mode, cause sentence, purpose sentence, negative sentence, past tenses (particularities), verbs devoir and pouvoir in present. 

Vocabulary : To give advice, to suggest a topic, to tell a trip

Unit 8 : Informez-vous (get informed)

Grammar : Verbs connaîntre and savoir in present, pronoun y, inversion, comparative, past and future tenses.

Vocabulary : To explain one's background, to describe one's work, to find accomodation.

If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com
Pace: Regular
Beginner conversation and/or pronunciation classes

Beginner Conversation (A1-3 and above)

A1 - Beginner

The class is designed for everyone who wants to take their first steps in learning French. It aims to help students acquire elementary knowledge about the French language vocabulary functioning.


This 8 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Introduce yourself (personal information, nationality, profession, age). Definite / indefinite articles. French verbs avoir, etre, s’appeler.

Week 2 – Introduce your family, describe your friend. 

Week 2 – Talk about the daily activities and your routine, ask / tell the time. 

Week 4 – Rent an apartment, describe an apartment. Talk about your city and your environment

Week 5 – Talk about food, what you like to eat and cook.

Week 6 – Discuss with others about your hobbies and interests

Week 7 – Present your work, what you have done or what you would like to do.

Week 8 – Talk about your holidays and travels. 

Each conversation topic goes with necessary grammar material that corresponds to the level A1 requirements.


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com



Pace: Regular

Every Day French (A1-A2)

adult-group-classes

The 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. 


This 12 hours course will cover: 

Week 1 – Se présenter et parler de soi

Week 2 – Parler de sa ville, de son quartier

Week 3 – Faire du shopping 

Week 4 – Les loisirs

Week 5 – Faire une  réservation

Week 6 – Au restaurant

Week 7 – Chez le médecin

Week 8 – Bilan


If you have any questions about the curriculum or the course, please contact afsf@afsf.com


Pace: Regular

ONSITE - Conversation A1/A2

adult-group-classes

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

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