Group classes

8-week session starting the week of May 1, 2017 (415) 362-3666

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Group Class levels

Levels 1 to 5 ELEMENTARY
Level 6 INTERMEDIATE
Level 7 ADVANCED
Level 8 PROFICIENT

Membership and Policies

Membership and benefits
Group class policies

Important dates

8-week session starting:
week of May 1, 2017

Last day of the session:
Saturday, June 24, 2017

How to register

Three ways to enroll in a Group Class:
  1. Download the registration form , then complete and return it to us by mail, fax or e-mail
  2. Register by phone by calling (415) 362-3666
  3. Come to the The French Class at 500 Sutter Street

Preregistration by phone (even last minute) is highly recommended as classes may be full or canceled. Watch for special offers and discounts for some of our courses.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in class! Á bientôt!


IMAGE: CAFE LE DEPART ST-MICHEL, PARIS. CREDIT: JOE DESOUSSA

Jump Start Your French!

Devour French: The First Bite

Best course ever to lay a strong foundation in French or to prepare for your next trip to France.

PRICE Option 1: Take 4 private classes of 45 minutes each for $195 (choose your own schedule)
Option 2: Create your own group, bring 3 new students with you and your 4-hour course is FREE!
4 hours $255 (choose your own schedule)
PREREQUISITE None
MATERIALS Devour French: The First Bite. $19, tax included
CURRICULUM Get ready for your next trip to France. Learn some basic verbs, practical vocabulary and sentences, pronunciation and cultural tips.

FREE Elementary Level 1

if you purchase LEVEL 2 at $385
OR
pay $255 for LEVEL 1 only

PERKS: Free make-up class in any group available. Free extra attendance during the week. Free 1 hour one-on-one make-up class. Please sign up early. No refund, no credits after 4/27/17. No exceptions. Missed classes may not be credited to a later session.

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

PRICE 8 weeks: $255 or FREE (if you sign up for level 2 at $385)
PREREQUISITE None, but our Jump Start Your French course is recommended.
MATERIALS Book 1: Devour French 1! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM

A1. 30 basic verbs in the Present, Past & Future. Pronunciation. Interrogative & negative forms. Pronouns.

Morning Classes
CLASS DAY TIME
100 Monday a.m.  11:00-1:00
101 Wednesday a.m. 9:30-11:30
102 Thursday a.m. 11:00-1:00
103 Saturday a.m. 10:00-12:00
Afternoon Classes
CLASS DAY TIME
104 Tuesday p.m. 3:00-5:00
105 Wednesday p.m. 3:00-5:00
106 Thursday p.m. 1:30-3:30
Evening Classes
CLASS DAY TIME
107 Monday p.m. 6:00-8:00
108 Tuesday p.m. 6:30-8:30
109 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-9:00
110 Thursday p.m. 6:45-8:45

Pronunciation Quick Fix:

Improve your pronunciation with a 25 minute practice lesson for only $20.

Schedule your pronunciation quick fix before or after your class.
Call us now at 415-362-3666 or just come to the front desk to make an appointment.


 Attend more classes at no extra cost

Enroll in the Elementary Level 1 class of your choice and attend ANY or ALL of the Elementary Level 1 classes we open during your enrolled session at no extra cost.

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 1

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Elementary Level 2

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

PRICE 8 weeks: $385
PREREQUISITE See Level 1 curriculum
MATERIALS Book 2: Devour French 2! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM 35 verbs in the present, past, future and past perfect. Possessives. Comparison. Pronunciation.
CLASS DAY TIME
200 Monday p.m. 6:00-8:00
201 Tuesday a.m. 10:00-12:00
202 Tuesday p.m. 6:30-8:30
203 Thursday p.m. 5:00-7:00
204 Saturday a.m. 9:45-11:45

Pronunciation Quick Fix:

Improve your pronunciation with a 25 minute practice lesson for only $20.

Schedule your pronunciation quick fix before or after your class.
Call us now at 415-362-3666 or just come to the front desk to make an appointment.


Attend more classes at no extra cost

Enroll in the Elementary Level 2 class of your choice and attend ANY or ALL of the Elementary Level 2 classes we open during your enrolled session at no extra cost.

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 2

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Elementary Level 3

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

PRICE 8 weeks: $385
PREREQUISITE See Level 2 curriculum.
MATERIALS Book 3: Devour French 3! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM 42 verbs in the present, past, future, past perfect and present of the subjunctive. Reflexive verbs. The polite form in the conditional. Pronouns. Pronunciation.
CLASS DAY TIME
300 Monday a.m. 9:30-11:30
301 Monday p.m. 7:00-9:00
302 Tuesday p.m. 6:30-8:30
303 Wednesday p.m. 5:00-7:00
304 Thursday p.m. 7:00-9:00
305 Saturday p.m. 12:15-2:15

Pronunciation Quick Fix:

Improve your pronunciation with a 25 minute practice lesson for only $20.

Schedule your pronunciation quick fix before or after your class.
Call us now at 415-362-3666 or just come to the front desk to make an appointment.


Attend more classes at no extra cost

Enroll in the Elementary Level 3 class of your choice and attend ANY or ALL of the Elementary Level 3 classes we open during your enrolled session at no extra cost.

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 3

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Elementary Level 4

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

PRICE 8 weeks: $385
PREREQUISITE See Level 3 curriculum
MATERIALS Book 4: Devour French 4! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM Verb tenses : present, past tenses, future, imperative, subjunctive present and past, conditional present and past, conjunctions
CLASS DAY TIME
400 Monday p.m. 1:00-3:00
401 Monday p.m. 5:00-7:00
402 Tuesday p.m. 6:30-8:30
403 Wednesday a.m. 10:00-12:00
404 Saturday p.m. 12:00-2:00

Pronunciation Quick Fix:

Improve your pronunciation with a 25 minute practice lesson for only $20.

Schedule your pronunciation quick fix before or after your class.
Call us now at 415-362-3666 or just come to the front desk to make an appointment.


Attend more classes at no extra cost

Enroll in the Elementary Level 4 class of your choice and attend ANY or ALL of the Elementary Level 4 classes we open during your enrolled session at no extra cost.

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 4

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Elementary Level 5

This course is divided in two parts, offered back to back. You may elect to take them together or separately.

Review of Verb Tenses & Conversation

MATERIALS Devour French! Review of Verb Tenses, $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM 1st hour of the course: A well organized review of each verb tense and how they work together.

Devour French in Paris

MATERIALS Devour French in Paris! $29.95, tax included
CURRICULUM 2nd hour of the course: Practical conversation and vocabulary: Your whole stay in France in a nutshell.
PRICE 8 weeks: $385
Each course may be taken separately: $210
Drop in: $39/$55 per class
PREREQUISITE See Level 4 curriculum
CLASS DAY TIME
500 Monday p.m. 4:00-6:00
501 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-9:00
502 Thursday a.m. 9:00-11:00
503 Thursday p.m. 6:30-8:30
504 Saturday p.m. 12:45-2:45

Level 5 Plus – Elementary (Prep Course for Level 6)

MATERIALS Grammaire Progressive $48, tax included
CURRICULUM

Grammar & Conversation: This is a new course designed to facilitate the transition between the Elementary and the Intermediate Levels, with an emphasis on conversation.
This course is designed to be taken once or twice:
Only two 8-week programs are being offered.
Programme 1: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15
Programme 2: Chapters 4, 5, 6, 17, 18, 19, 21

PRICE 8 weeks: $385 (no repeat discount/no one-on-one make ups)
Drop in: $39
PREREQUISITE see level 5 curriculum
CLASS DAY TIME
505 Monday p.m. 2:00-4:00
506  Thursday a.m. 9:30-11:30
507 Thursday p.m. 6:30-8:30

Pronunciation quick fix:

Improve your pronunciation with a 25 minute practice lesson for only $20.

Schedule your pronunciation quick fix before or after your class. Call us now at 415-362-3666 or just come to the front desk to make an appointment.


Attend more classes at no extra cost

Enroll in the Elementary Level 5 class of your choice (500-503) and attend ANY or ALL of the Elementary Level 5 classes (500-503) we open during your enrolled session, at no extra cost.Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 5

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Intermediate Level 6

New topics & materials every 8 weeks, so you can repeat your class until you are ready for our Advanced level. (Drop in: $39-$55 per class if space available)

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

Grammar + Conversation & Literature

PRICE 8 weeks: $385 or $240 for only grammar or only conversation (Drop in: $39-$55 per class)
MATERIALS Book: Grammaire Progressive, $48 tax included.
Book: Contes Choisis, A. Daudet$19
CURRICULUM New topics & material every 8 weeks, so you can repeat your class until you are ready for our Advanced level.
CLASS DAY TIME
600 Wednesday p.m. 6:00-8:30
601 Friday a.m. 9:00-11:30
602 Saturday a.m. 10:00-12:30

Grammar & Conversation

PRICE 8 weeks: $385 for both, or $280 per course.
MATERIALS Book: Grammar Progressive, $48 tax included.
CURRICULUM New material every 8 weeks, so you can repeat your class until you are ready for our Advanced level. Discuss contemporary topics every week and your own subjects of interest. Improve your vocabulary. Groups are small, et il y a une bonne ambiance!
CLASS DAY TIME
603 Tuesday p.m. 12:45-3:15
604 Wednesday a.m. 10:00-12:30
605 Thursday a.m. 10:00-12:30

Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE 8 weeks: $240 (Drop in $39 per class)
CURRICULUM Discuss contemporary topics every week and your own subjects of interest. Improve your vocabulary. Groups are small, et il y a une bonne ambiance!
CLASS DAY TIME
606 Tuesday a.m. 10:30-12:00
607 Tuesday p.m. 1:00-2:30
608 Wednesday p.m. 5:30-7:00

 Vocabulary for champions!

PRICE 8 weeks: $280
MATERIALS Book:Vocabulaire du Français progressif, $48 tax included.
CURRICULUM Speak. Play. Learn.
CLASS DAY TIME
609 Monday a.m. 11:00-12:30
610 Tuesday p.m. 3:30-5:00
611 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-8:30

Pronunciation quick fix:

Improve your pronunciation with a 25 minute practice lesson for only $20.

Schedule your pronunciation quick fix before or after your class.
Call us now at 415-362-3666 or just come to the front desk to make an appointment.

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 6

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Advanced Level 7

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

Conversation et Vocabulaire

PRICE 8 weeks: $280 (Drop-in $39 or $55 per class)
CURRICULUM Petits groupes de conversation bien structurés et sympas pour apprendre du vocabulaire, parler de sujets actuels et passer un bon moment en parlant français.
CLASS DAY TIME
700 Tuesday p.m. 1:00-2:30
701 Wednesday p.m. 5:30-7:00
702 Thursday a.m. 9:00-10:30

Conversation et Littérature

PRICE 8 weeks: $280 (Drop-in $39 per class)
MATERIALS Livre: Le coeur à rire et à pleurer, Maryse Condé,  $19 tax included.
CURRICULUM Lisez à la maison, discutez en classe et parlez de sujets actuels pour passer un bon moment tout en parlant français.
CLASS DAY TIME
703 Thursday p.m. 12:30-2:00

Conversation sur la France contemporaine

PRICE 8 weeks: $280 (Drop-in $39 per class)
CURRICULUM Conversation et vocabulaire: cultivez votre français grâce à des articles sur l’actualité mondiale tirés de journaux français.
CLASS DAY TIME
704 Wednesday p.m. 12:00-1:30
705 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-8:30

 Vocabulaire pour les champions!

PRICE 8 weeks: $280
MATERIALS Book: Vocabulaire du Français progressif, $48 tax included.
CURRICULUM

Parlez. Jouez. Apprenez.

CLASS DAY TIME
706 Monday a.m. 11:00-12:30
707 Tuesday p.m. 3:30-5:00
708 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-8:30

Grammaire avancée et Conversation

PRICE 8 weeks: $320 or $230 per course (Drop-in $39/$55 per class)
MATERIALS Livre: Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II. $39 tax included.
CURRICULUM Cours de grammaire bien organisé, dynamique, interactif de 3:30 à 4:30.
Conversation et vocabulaire de 4:30 à 5:30. Un cours bien structuré et des sujets contemporains.
CLASS DAY TIME
709 Tuesday p.m. 3:30-5:30

Grammaire avancée, conversation et littérature

PRICE 8 weeks: $400 or $280 per course (Drop-in $39/$55 per class)
MATERIALS Livres:
Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II, $39 tax included.
Le coeur à rire et à pleurer, Maryse Condé, $19 tax included.
CURRICULUM Améliorez votre grammaire grâce à un cours bien organisé, dynamique, interactif, 1ère partie du cours. Parlez et améliorez votre vocabulaire, 2ème partie du cours.
CLASS DAY TIME
710 Tuesday a.m. 9:30-12:00
711 Saturday a.m. 10:00-12:30

Grammaire avancée

PRICE 8 weeks: $280 (Drop in $39 per class)
MATERIALS Livre: Grammaire de la Sorbonne Niveau Supérieur II , $39 tax included.
CURRICULUM Améliorez votre grammaire grâce à un cours dynamique, interactif et truffé d’informations.
CLASS DAY TIME
712 Wednesday p.m. 5:30-7:00
713 Thursday a.m. 10:30-12:00
714 Friday a.m. 10:30-12:00

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


ADVANCED LEVEL 7

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.

Proficient Level 8

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.

Littérature et Culture

PRICE 8 weeks: $280 (drop-in $39)
MATERIALS

Malvil. Robert Merle, $19 tax included.

CLASS DAY TIME
800 Tuesday a.m. 10:30-12:00

Histoire et Civilisation

PERIOD 7 weeks: 5/3-6/14
PRICE $245  (Drop-in $39)
CURRICULUM

Nourritures terrestres. Venez discuter comment les Français conjuguent leur nourriture, au présent, au passé et au futur.
Cours présenté par Renée Morel.

CLASS DAY TIME
801 Wednesday a.m. 10:30-12:00

Conversation sur la France contemporaine

PRICE 8 weeks:$280 (drop-in $39)
CURRICULUM Conversation et vocabulaire: cultivez votre français grâce à des articles sur l’actualité mondiale et les grands courants sociaux et économiques contemporains.
CLASS DAY TIME
802 Wednesday p.m. 12:00-1:30
803 Wednesday p.m.
Course 803 présenté par Thierry Régnier
7:00-8:30

Please pick up an updated schedule the 1st week of classes.


Special offer for NEW Students:

LEVELS 2 to 8: Bring in a registration form or an ad from another SF private language school 6 or 8-week program, and we will beat their price by 20%!


PROFICIENT LEVEL 8

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 4/27/17. PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO MAKE AN EXCEPTION TO OUR POLICIES. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLEXIBLE & FREE MAKE UP OPTIONS. MISSED CLASSES CANNOT BE CREDITED TO A LATER 8-WEEK SESSION. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS EXCEPT THE MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT.