Online CLASSES FOR TeenAgers 

13 - 18 years old

 
Take a look at our online classes for teens, including a class to help you get ready to take the AP® French Language and Culture exam (*) , stay tuned and join our mailing list for updates.

In short 

Our new live online classes for teens are based on a full school year with 1 or  2 classes of 1h30 per week. 

We offer small group classes (with a cap at 9 students) to offer the maximum attention to each student and multiply their opportunities to practice their communication skills in French.

You can already sign up for a French 1 course (for beginners) or for a French 4/5 course (for students who would like to get more support to prepare for the French Language and Culture exam in May : see details below.

Registrations for levels French 2 and French 3 are on hold until we receive sufficient interest. If you would like us to open a class for these levels, please fill out this survey.

Click on this link to know more about available payment options and discounts.

If you want private classes instead, read more about private lessons on this page.

Finally, discover your benefits as a student of the Alliance Française de San Francisco.

We will be happy to support you in your journey of learning the French language and culture!

Calendar 2020-2021 and Registration

The placement test is free and mandatory for every teen before registering for classes: 

Take the free placement test 


French 1

* Regular classes:
On Mondays and Fridays
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Full year: 90 hours

Semester 1:   September 14 - December 14
Semester 2:   January 4 - May 21


Audience: Students who do not know any French or who are at a beginner level. 
(to assess your level, take the placement test here)

Curriculum French 1 based on Adosphère 1 (textbook + exercise book) and supplement.

Enroll in this course (Semester 2 only)

French 4/5 (*): Tutoring for the AP® French Language and Culture exam(**)

* Regular classes:
On Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
September 15th - April 30th (43.5 hours)

Semester 1:   September 14 - December 14 (contact us for a prorated price)
Semester 2:   January 4 - April 27

* 4 hours of private lessons at a discounted rate (optional - for students enrolled in French 4/5)


Audience: Students with level French 3 (or French 4 if your high school offers 5 levels of French courses) completed and who would like to :

  • Strengthen their French communication skills (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational), 

  • Develop their knowledge of the French Language and Culture, 

  • Receive tutoring to be more prepared for the AP® exam in May (**),

  • Study in small groups while getting individual feedback from a French tutor.

Enroll in this course (Semester 2 only)

Benefit from the 1-on-1 lessons

French  2 / French 3

Registrations for levels French 2 and French 3 are on hold until we receive sufficient interest. If you would like us to open a class for these levels, please fill out this survey.

Let us know about your interest in a French 2 or French 3 course


Audience: Students with level French 1 completed.

Curriculum French 2 based on Adosphère 2 (textbook + exercise book) and supplement.

Curriculum French 3 based on Adosphère 3 (textbook + exercise book) and supplement.


NOTES:

French 1: 
Make up classes may be offered between May 24th and June 11th, if a teacher is sick or needs to reschedule a class.

No class on the following dates (Holidays and school breaks):

2020: Oct. 12th / Nov. 11th, 23rd, 27th / Dec. 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th.
2021: Jan. 1
st, 18th / Feb. 15th / Mar. 29th / Apr. 2nd, 5th.

French 4/5: Make up classes may be offered between May 3rd and May 8th , if a teacher is sick or needs to reschedule a class.

No class on the following dates (Holidays and school breaks): 
2020: Nov. 24th / Dec. 22nd, 29th.
2021: Mar. 30
th.

(*) You may find 4 or 5 levels of French in the "World Language" program of your California High School. The last level of French in your high school is the level corresponding to the preparation for the AP®  French Language and Culture exam.

  • If you are enrolled in a French 4 course in high school where a maximum of  4 levels are offered in the "World Language program", you can enroll in our supplementary tutoring class "French 4/5 : Tutoring for the AP® French Language and Culture exam(**)

  • If you are enrolled in a French 5 course in high school where a maximum of  5 levels are offered in the "World Language program", you can enroll in our supplementary tutoring class "French 4/5 : Tutoring for the AP® French Language and Culture exam (**)

(**) AP® is a registered trademark owned by the College Board, which is not affiliated with Alliance Française de San Francisco. The College Board does not endorse the " French IV - Prep for the French Language and Culture" course designed to help students get ready for the AP® French exam in May.

This course is for tutoring in small groups, it complements and does not replace a regular AP® French course in High School.

Online classes for this course will be on Krowdlearn. If you do not know about the online learning platform Krowdlearn, you can watch this short video on how to use it. No software downloads are required. We recommend Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as the best browsers to use for the session. To get the full experience, make sure to turn on your video camera and microphone when the session starts. Contact us if you would like to test it before the first class.

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).

To be able to take the AP® French Language(*) and Culture exam in May, you need to register with one of the schools that offer registration. You can find a school near you in this list.It is recommended to contact these schools as soon as possible as they may have their own local deadlines and policies for receiving requests from outside students.

From French 1 to the AP®French Language and Culture exam.

The following table gives you an estimation of the time required to complete each level.


To assess your level, we have prepared an online placement test. This placement test will mainly assess your reading, writing, and listening skills. After completing the online placement test, you will know immediately your level. This test is mandatory before registering for a course for teens.

If your level is French 3 or French 4, you will have the option to take an appointment with one of our teachers for an assessment of your speaking skills. 

Take the free placement test

Payment options and Discounts

Registration is available for a full school year (or  by semester). For registration for a full year, we offer the option to pay in 3 installments (by card only) over the phone. Please contact us here if you want to take advantage of this alternative.

By registering to a full school year, you agree to pay the full amount due, whether your child attends the classes or not. 

Payment in 3 installments:

  • 44%  due at registration 

  • 34% due by December 1st, 2020

  • 22% due by February 1st, 2021.


Late registration is possible until a class is full. In this case, we would prorate the price. Contact us here if you register after September 14th.  

Early Bird discount (5%) : if you register before September 9th  (non-cumulative with other discounts)

Discount for siblings  (10%) : if you register 2 children or more in our classes for kids and teens. Contact us here to benefit from this discount.

You can read more about our policies for group courses on this page.

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E-mail: afsf@afsf.com

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