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Classes for Teenagers


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2022 - 2023 Calendar  

Our French classes for teens are held online , once per week, for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Semester 1 - 2022: September 12 - December 17                                         
- Semester 2 - 2023: January 3  - May 26
*Please check your specific class for the start date, as they can vary.

You can sign up for only one semester or you can already enroll for the full year and pay less per hour.

Please note that there will be no class these dates (holidays and school breaks):
- for classes on Mondays -  2022: October 10/ November  21 ; 2023: Jan 16&23 / Feb  20/ Mar 27th.
- for classes on Tuesday - 2022: November 22; 2023: March 28 .
- for classes on Wednesdays - 2022: November 23; 2023: March 29.
- for classes on Thursdays - 2022: November 24; 2023: March 30.


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. 13).

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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 when you enroll before Sept 13. For students who enrolled in a group course during the school year 2020-2021, or purchased a 12-hr package of private classes during the last 12 months.

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.

In October, you have the opportunity to attend a class for only $10 before enrolling for the year! See dates below for each level.

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French 1 - teens

French 1 (ONLINE) - Semester 2

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
French 2 - teens

French 2 (ONLINE) - Semester 2

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
French 3 - Teens

French 3 (ONLINE) - Semester 2

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
French 4/5 - Prep for the French Language and Culture exam

French 4/5 (ONLINE) Prep for the FRENCH LANGUAGE and CULTURE EXAM - Semester 1

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

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
  • 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).


Pace: Intensive

French 4/5 (ONLINE) Prep for the FRENCH LANGUAGE and CULTURE EXAM - Semester 2

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

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
  • 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).


Pace: Intensive




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Alliance Française de San Francisco
1345 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 (415) 775 - 7755
E-mail: afsf@afsf.com

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