2024-2025  Calendar - Teen Classes 

Semester 1: August 19 - December 14, 2024 

(No class Nov 25-30 for Thanksgiving)

Semester 2: January 7  - May 17, 2024

(No class Mar 31-Apr 5 for Spring Break)

You can sign up for only one semester, or you can enroll for the full year for a 15% discount!




TO KNOW YOUR LEVEL in FRENCH

If you already know some French, we invite you to take a placement test before enrolling to make sure we find the right class for you. Don't be afraid! It will take you only a few minutes to complete and it's the best way to find the class that fits your language needs.

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Introduction 

To get more familiar with our courses for teens and our teachers, we invite you to attend one of our introduction meetings. You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to our teachers and administrative staff. These meetings will be held the week before the classes start (Sept. 11).

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Registration

(Online courses)

SIBLINGS DISCOUNT  
Want to enroll two kids or more in our courses: get 10% off on each course (non-cumulative with other discounts)

RETURNING STUDENT DISCOUNT
5% off if you register before September 14th (non-cumulative with other discounts) and were enrolled last year 2022 - 2023 (either during Semester 1 or Semester 2)

LATE REGISTRATION / TRIAL CLASSES 
Late registration is possible until a class is full. In this case, we would prorate the price. Contact us if you want to register after the first lesson.

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Teen French 1

Teen French 1

One Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular
Teen French 2

Teen French 2

One Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular

Teen French 2

Spring Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular
Teen French 3

Teen French 3

One Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular
Teen French 4/5 - AP Prep

Teen 4-5 / AP French Prep

One Semester

*This class meets once a week for 1.5 hours, on Tuesdays 

Every week, join this group to 

  • Strengthen your French communication skills (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational), 
  • Develop your knowledge of the French Language and Culture, 
  • Receive customized tutoring to be more prepared for the AP® exam in May
  • Receive customized tutoring for the DELF B1 exam
  • Study in small groups while getting individual feedback from a French tutor.

This course emphasizes communication in French (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations.

From a variety of authentic print, audio and audiovisual resources, you will be expected to synthesize information; and also plan, produce, and present spoken and written presentational communications.

By engaging with a variety of authentic resources, writing emails and short essays, and participating in debates in class, you will have multiple opportunities to strengthen your French communication skills (speaking and writing).

You will also expand your vocabulary, learn about tips and strategies for the exam, and develop your Francophone world's cultural awareness. Grammar will be reviewed as needed.

We will work on the following themes:

  • Défis mondiaux, 
  • Science et technologie, 
  • Vie contemporaine, 
  • Identités personnelles et publiques, 
  • Famille et communauté, 
  • Beauté / esthétique.

 The course will be in French.

Teacher: Michel de Bedoya. Learn more about him here!
Online learning platform: Krowdlearn (no download needed / short tutorial here)

Book required for the course: Barron's AP® French Language and Culture with Online Test and Downloadable Audio. Available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (for example).

...
What students say about this course:
.

J'ai vraiment aimé votre classe de Français AP. Cela m'a beaucoup aidé dans ma préparation pour l'examen parce que j'ai pu m'entraîner pour l'examen et obtenir des commentaires sur mon travail écrit.  En parlant de l'examen, cela s'est très bien passé aujourd'hui et j'étais prête pour chaque tâche de l'examen. Merci beaucoup pour votre aide à me préparer à l'examen avec la classe de l'Alliance Française! - Archie (Teen 4-5 / AP French)
.

For me, the most useful aspect of the class was the opportunity to practice speaking and attain feedback right away. I believe that having all of the students speak frequently was very beneficial. Moreover, the writing practice was also helpful as it got me more accustomed to writing French essays and emails and the feedback I received regarding grammar and word choice was great. I think it was great that we often started with a short French video and I liked that sometimes we would discuss the topics, as many were socially and culturally relevant. I would've liked it better if we discussed the videos every week because that would be more speaking practice and it would've been discussions revolving around salient issues that everyone thinks about. Finally, the reading practice that we did was fantastic as I became more and more comfortable reading in French.  Taking the class has really helped me prepare for the AP Exam and I am glad I took it. Thank you so much for being a great teacher and always providing me with constructive feedback! - Izabella (Teen 4-5 / AP French)
.

The AP French class with Monsieur Michel was wonderful! There was a lot of focus on oral communication and the ability to structure a range of simple to complex sentences, which was extremely helpful in the AP French exam. But even more than that, I felt that I gained valuable experience conversing in French during the weekly lessons. Each class felt like it had a purpose, and I walked away with a lot of confidence in my ability to understand, write, and speak in French by the end of the semester. I'd also like to add that Monsieur Michel is a wonderful teacher -- he made each class interesting, was wonderfully interactive, and motivated me to continue practicing simply for the fun of learning French! I'd highly recommend this class to anyone looking to prepare for the AP French Exam or for simply gaining experience and learning more about the French language and culture!  - Megan (Teen 4-5 / AP French)


Pace: Regular
Teen Classes

Teen 4-5 / AP French Prep

One Semester

*This class meets once a week for 1.5 hours, on Tuesdays 

Every week, join this group to 

  • Strengthen your French communication skills (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational), 
  • Develop your knowledge of the French Language and Culture, 
  • Receive customized tutoring to be more prepared for the AP® exam in May
  • Receive customized tutoring for the DELF B1 exam
  • Study in small groups while getting individual feedback from a French tutor.

This course emphasizes communication in French (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations.

From a variety of authentic print, audio and audiovisual resources, you will be expected to synthesize information; and also plan, produce, and present spoken and written presentational communications.

By engaging with a variety of authentic resources, writing emails and short essays, and participating in debates in class, you will have multiple opportunities to strengthen your French communication skills (speaking and writing).

You will also expand your vocabulary, learn about tips and strategies for the exam, and develop your Francophone world's cultural awareness. Grammar will be reviewed as needed.

We will work on the following themes:

  • Défis mondiaux, 
  • Science et technologie, 
  • Vie contemporaine, 
  • Identités personnelles et publiques, 
  • Famille et communauté, 
  • Beauté / esthétique.

 The course will be in French.

Teacher: Michel de Bedoya. Learn more about him here!
Online learning platform: Krowdlearn (no download needed / short tutorial here)

Book required for the course: Barron's AP® French Language and Culture with Online Test and Downloadable Audio. Available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (for example).

...
What students say about this course:
.

J'ai vraiment aimé votre classe de Français AP. Cela m'a beaucoup aidé dans ma préparation pour l'examen parce que j'ai pu m'entraîner pour l'examen et obtenir des commentaires sur mon travail écrit.  En parlant de l'examen, cela s'est très bien passé aujourd'hui et j'étais prête pour chaque tâche de l'examen. Merci beaucoup pour votre aide à me préparer à l'examen avec la classe de l'Alliance Française! - Archie (Teen 4-5 / AP French)
.

For me, the most useful aspect of the class was the opportunity to practice speaking and attain feedback right away. I believe that having all of the students speak frequently was very beneficial. Moreover, the writing practice was also helpful as it got me more accustomed to writing French essays and emails and the feedback I received regarding grammar and word choice was great. I think it was great that we often started with a short French video and I liked that sometimes we would discuss the topics, as many were socially and culturally relevant. I would've liked it better if we discussed the videos every week because that would be more speaking practice and it would've been discussions revolving around salient issues that everyone thinks about. Finally, the reading practice that we did was fantastic as I became more and more comfortable reading in French.  Taking the class has really helped me prepare for the AP Exam and I am glad I took it. Thank you so much for being a great teacher and always providing me with constructive feedback! - Izabella (Teen 4-5 / AP French)
.

The AP French class with Monsieur Michel was wonderful! There was a lot of focus on oral communication and the ability to structure a range of simple to complex sentences, which was extremely helpful in the AP French exam. But even more than that, I felt that I gained valuable experience conversing in French during the weekly lessons. Each class felt like it had a purpose, and I walked away with a lot of confidence in my ability to understand, write, and speak in French by the end of the semester. I'd also like to add that Monsieur Michel is a wonderful teacher -- he made each class interesting, was wonderfully interactive, and motivated me to continue practicing simply for the fun of learning French! I'd highly recommend this class to anyone looking to prepare for the AP French Exam or for simply gaining experience and learning more about the French language and culture!  - Megan (Teen 4-5 / AP French)


Pace: Regular

Teen French 1

One Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular

Teen French 2

One Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular

Teen French 2

Spring Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular

Teen French 3

One Semester

Want a 15% discount? Buy both Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this class at the same time!

Our online and onsite courses for teenagers are based on communication. We practice conversational French during class using simple open questions. 
We also learn to read and write using the assigned manuals and other supplemental material provided by the teacher. 
During class, we start with what they know. We play numbers games, use vocabulary and images relating to outdoor activities, food and fashion.
We also use educational videos and sometimes present them with the lives of other teenagers in francophone countries.
At the Alliance Française of San Francisco, you are free to ease your way into a better pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression quickly.
Our teachers will keep a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for you to improve on your language skills and learn the fascinating world of French Culture !


Pace: Regular




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Tel: +1 (415) 775-7755
E-mail: afsf@afsf.com

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