Would you like to learn French but can't come in-person to Alliance Française de San Francisco? The Alliance Française de San
Francisco gives language learners the opportunity to take online classes no matter where they are, from the comfort of their home, office,
or holiday home!
You can easily collaborate with your teacher live either 1-on-1 or in a group class, and learn just as if you're sitting in a classroom!
Live collaboration with your teacher will happen in an environment with video and audio interaction, instant messaging and access to
educational tools such as shared notepad and learning materials. These tools are essential in creating a quality educational environment
for our students.
All our courses follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which is a guideline that describes the
level of fluency achieved by a foreign language learner. The CEFRL includes 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
Our naming system is the following:
Level A1 : Beginner - 4 sublevels
Level A2 : Elementary - 4 sublevels + conversation classes
Level B1 : Intermediate - 5 Sublevels + conversation classes
Level B2 : Advanced - general + topic classes
Level C1 : Proficient - general + specialized classes
The sublevels are planned to help you achieve the stated level. Each sublevel is a step up in the progression from the
Before enrolling, we invite you to take a placement test. You will spend only a few minutes to complete
it, but it's the best way to find the class that fits your language needs.
Download our 2023
calendar with sessions, early bird dates, holiday closures
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WHat do I need?
- A computer, tablet, or phone with Internet connection
- A webcam
- Headphones or earphones
- A microphone
Webcam, microphone, and headphones / earphones are necessary for all virtual classes and events. They allow everyone
to have a great experience online! Please turn on your camera
turn off your mic when you're not speaking
2. Web browser-
Google Chrome or Mozilla
better audio and video quality with Krowdlearn.
- Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,
or Safari, can be used with Zoom.
3. Pedagogical material
Depending on your course, your teacher will supply the pedagogical material or you will need to purchase a textbook (while
registering in your course or
on this page).
HOW TO ATTEND AN ONLINE CLASS ?
The class will take place at the
scheduled day and time via one of the e-learning platforms. The online groupe classes
will be on Krowdlearn or Zoom, whereas online private lessons can be held on these platforms or with any other videoconferencing tool
if agreed with your teacher.
You will need to click on the
link provided by email in order to access the virtual classroom:
- When you register to a group course, you will receive a link by email from the AFSF team. Keep this email, you will need to use the
same link for the 8 weeks of the session.
- If you take online private classes, your teacher will send a link to you directly.
The instructor will use the video to lead the class, including sharing their screen to guide you through the lesson. You will be able to
communicate with your instructor and classmates, either by speaking, or by using a messaging board connected to the video conference.
Upon request, the teacher will be able to record the class and to share the video with the students after the class.
- To get the full experience, make sure to turn on your video camera when the session starts.
- Please do not activate your own microphone when you enter the classroom or when someone else is talking, as this may affect the
quality of the conference. Unmute your microphone when you need to talk only.
- Please wear headphones for best quality.
About Krowdlearn and zoom
is like Zoom or Skype, developed exclusively for language learning, with integrated tools for teachers to make the class interactive and
closer to an onsite classroom experience. If you do not know about this online learning platform, you can on
how to use it. No application or software downloads are required. The video will open in your internet browser. watch this
Learn more about Krowdlearn .Interested
in a 15-minute "Free Trial Session - technical test". (This is not a French class trial): email@example.com
Any issue? Please report it in this
is a videoconferencing tool that helps us deliver online learning, engage students through virtual experiences, and expand access to
education. Students can learn from anywhere, with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning tools.
Learn more about
Any issue? You may find an answer in the Zoom help center.
About MOODLE, e-learning platform
Online exercises on the e-learning platform Moodle are included in the Beginner (A1.1 to A1.4) and
Elementary (A2.1 to A2.4) courses to practice concepts covered in class.
Log in here: platform.afsf.com
To learn how to use the e-learning platform Moodle, refer to this . Tutorial
Your teacher and our team will follow your progress on this platform to support your learning in a more customized way!
I'm interested in ONLINE GROUP CLASSES
Would you like to learn French but can't come in-person to Alliance Française de San Francisco? Find it more enjoyable to learn in a more
collaborative group context?
If so, our
online group classes are the perfect option for you! You can collaborate with your teacher and engage with
classmates in real-time from your location.
We offer online
. You can check the group courses for adults schedule here
(look for the online mention)
Look for the sign "online" above the schedule in the Registration section.
We are looking forward to e-meet you!
I'm interested in ONLINE Private CLASSES
Can't make it in-person to AFSF? Have a tight schedule? Travelling? You can still get the full benefit of AFSF classes online, and
in your desired time.
Wherever you are, personalized 1-on-1 online classes are available to you. Benefit from efficient online interaction with AFSF's
native teachers who will help you reach your language goals; whether it is an interview, an exam or practicing French conversation. The
sessions are offered for all levels from A1-C2 either as a Single Session (trial lesson) or a 12-hour package.
Your teacher will tailor your course based on your interests, which will structure the learning process so you can achieve your objectives
To learn more about our private classes and request private lessons with us, visit our
& semi-private classes