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 and workshops:

Beginner - Level 1

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

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How to register? 

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

  2. Select the course(s) or workshop(s) 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 (+ 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 will receive discounts for some activities and 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.

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Group courses for adults

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

Level A1 - Beginner

Beginner 1

Beginner 2

Beginner 3

Beginner 4

Beginner 5

  • Other courses for this level: 1h/class/week.

Beginner Conversation

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


If you prefer activities "à la carte", we also have many workshops available and for all levels.
There are nearly 100 workshops available until June 2021, take a look at them!


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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!
Next session of classes for adults: Session 1-2021 (January 4 - February 27) 

All our classes will be held online until further notice.

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Age Group

Your previous selection: ADULTS

Select a session

Available Courses: 26

2021 - Session 1 - 2021

From 4 Jan to 27 Feb
Available Courses: 28

2021 - Session 2 - 2021

From 28 Feb to 24 Apr
Available Courses: 106

2021 - Events and Workshops

From 1 Jan '21 to 31 Dec
Available Courses: 7

2021 - Exams 2021

From 1 Jan '21 to 31 Dec

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Check our schedule

Check our progression, from Beginner 1 to Expert

Discover Private classes options

Check our calendar

Check our FAQ

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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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Contact Us

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

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