ONLINE Classes For Adults

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.
Official assessment grid for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 here.

All our classes will be held online until April 26, 2021.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the page for additional information about our online classes during the shelter-in-place. 

Which class best suits my needs?

No background in French?

Check out our Beginner - Level 1 courses (available on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings) and workshops:

 October 19 - December 19

Some background knowledge of French?

Before enrolling, we invite you to take a placement test 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.

Take the free placement test

How to enroll in a group class? 

  1. Take the placement test if you have some background in French

  2. Select the course or workshop of your choice and add it to your cart, by going to the "Registration" section below.

  3. Don't forget the books if needed. During the shelter-in-place order, books can be purchased online and delivered to your place (with shipping fees).

  4. Register for your class online.

  5. You will receive your receipt by email. 

  6. Enjoy learning French! 


Students enrolled in classes for one session or more receive a complimentary basic annual individual membership through the Alliance Française de San Francisco. As a student of the AFSF, you can have access to the French online library Culturethèque.
Once you have created your account on Culturethèque, your access is limited to 48h.  Please contact the AFSF at to extend your free access to a year if it not yet done.

Group courses for adults

Click on the buttons to see the classes and content for each level. 

Level A1 - Beginner

Beginner 1

Beginner 2

Beginner 3

Beginner 4

Beginner 5

Access Apolearn,
online exercise platform

Level A2 - Intermediate

Intermediate 1

Intermediate 2

Intermediate 3

Intermediate 4

Intermediate 5

Conversation + Grammar

Levels B1 to C1 - advanced to proficient

All B1 to C1 courses

Additional information about our online classes during the shelter in place below. 

We also offer workshops of 1h or 1h30. You will find the list of workshops here.


Over 90% of the AFSF students who answered our latest survey are satisfied with our group courses and plan to enroll in a course next session.
Feel free to contact us if you have any question regarding your registration, we will be happy to help!

All our classes will be held online until April 2021

Next session of classes for adults = Session 6 (October 19 - December 19)

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Your previous selection: Session 6-2020

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Available Courses: 10

Advanced - All courses

Available Courses: 8

Beginner - All courses

Available Courses: 5

Intermediate - All courses

Check our schedule

Check our progression, from Beginner 1 to Expert

Discover Private classes options

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Video guides for online classes  



we offer 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?

All our group classes have been transferred online for this session.

More info about online classes

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Alliance Française de San Francisco
1345 Bush Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 (415) 775 - 7755

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