Private and Semi-Private Classes

The Alliance Française provides both customized, private, one-on-one instruction and semi-private (up to 3 students) instruction  in-person, or online, with fully-qualified native French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

You can take lessons at the Alliance Française, online or at your place (in San Francisco).
We require that you inform us 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel a class, otherwise the class will be charged.  
When buying a 12h package, students receive a complimentary one-year AF basic membership with unlimited, free access to our library, our E-library (Culturethèque) and discounts on our cultural events.

You define with your teacher your own schedule for your French private lessons.
Depending on where the classes take place, at the Alliance Française, online, or at your home or your work place (in the City of San Francisco), different rates apply.
To ensure the best preparation for your Private Lessons, please communicate your specific requirements, needs and goals, and your availabilities to the Director of Education or to your instructor before the first class.


Check our policies

What is the duration of a class?

We recommend 1.5h hour per class.
1h class is possible only at the alliance or online when agreed with the teacher.
Outside of the alliance, the minimum is 1.5h duration.  

Private Lesson Advantages

  • Instruction available for adults, kids, and teens at all levels of proficiency
  • Lessons may be taken one-on-one or in groups of two or three (coming together, with the same proficiency level)
  • Lessons tailored to address an individual or group’s particular needs
  • Flexible scheduling throughout the day or evening
  • Lessons take place in our classrooms or offsite at your home/private office
  • Online private tutoring 
  • Immersion courses
  • Personalized exam preparation

Custom Courses

  • Conversation, grammar, reading, writing and business French
  • Preparation for business or leisure trips to France or other francophone countries
  • Preparation for the Advanced Placement test, college prep courses or the TCF, TEF, DELF/DALF


As of october 1, 2018 
Trial class (one hour) at the Alliance : $74. Evaluation and goal scope. 

We now offer a 12h package with special rate:

for 12h   Private  Semi-Private for two
(price per person)
Semi-Private for three
(price per person)
At AFSF   $744 $612 $474
At your home /office   $954 $785 $608
Online $744 $612 $474

As of October 1st 2019, private class rates for kids will be aligned with adults' rates.  

Please note that classes for kids and teenagers are only available in our premises at this time.
We only offer private classes in San Francisco, please consider online classes if you live outside of the city. 
Semi-private classes are for students coming together with the same proficiency level and same objectives. 
 A minimum purchase of 12 hours is required at the time of your registration.

A minimum of 24-hour notice is required to cancel a class. Otherwise, the entire duration of the missed class will be forfeited.
No refunds will be given for private classes, but the amount may be transferred upon agreement for group class partially or in totality (during the same calendar year).
The purchase of private classes are valid for one year starting from the date of payment.

Request for private classes

If you are requesting for the first time, please fill in the following form or  give us a call so we can find the best teacher to fit your needs and schedule before making a payment.

Private or semi private classes for adults

Private or semi private classes for kids and teens


To renew or pay for your private lessons 

Check our policies


We accept cash, check, debit and credit cards for payments. You can subscribe online, by phone or at our reception desk. 


Contact us

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