Group classes

8-week session starting the week of January 7, 2019 (415) 362-3666

How to view the Group Classes schedules

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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 January 7, 2019

Last day of the session:
Saturday, March 2, 2019

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 $409
OR
pay $299 for LEVEL 1 only

PERKS: Free make-up class in any group available. Free extra attendance during the week. Two free one-on-one 30 minute make-ups. Please sign up early. No refund, no credits after 1/3/19. 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: $299 or FREE (if you sign up for level 2 at $409)
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. 10:30-12:30
102 Thursday a.m. 10:30-12:30
Afternoon Classes
CLASS DAY TIME
103 Wednesday p.m. 2:30-4:30
104 Thursday p.m. 1:30-3:30
105 Friday p.m. 3:00-5:00
Evening Classes
CLASS DAY TIME
106 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-9:00
107 Thursday p.m. 6:00-8:00
Saturday Class
CLASS DAY TIME
108 Saturday p.m. 12:30-2:30

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 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 1/3/19. 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: $409
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. 6:30-8:30
201 Wednesday a.m. 10:30-12:30
202 Thursday p.m. 12:00-2:00
203 Saturday p.m. 2:30-4:30

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 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 1/3/19. 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: $409
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 Tuesday a.m. 9:00-11:00
301 Tuesday p.m. 1:00-3:00
302 Tuesday p.m. 6:30-8:30
303 Thursday p.m. 7:00-9:00
304 Saturday p.m. 2:30-4:30

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 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 1/3/19. 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: $409
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. 12:00-2:00
401 Tuesday p.m. 6:30-8:30
402 Saturday p.m. 12:30-2:30

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 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 1/3/19. 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: $409
Each course may be taken separately: $225
Drop in: $42/$59 per class
PREREQUISITE See Level 4 curriculum

 

 

CLASS DAY TIME
500 Wednesday a.m. 7:00-9:00
501 Thursday p.m. 10:00-12:00
502 Thursday p.m. 3:15-5:15
503 Saturday a.m. 10:00-12:00

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 5 class of your choice (500-501) and attend ANY or ALL of the Elementary Level 5 classes (500-501) 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 1/3/19. 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: $42-$55 per class if space available)

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

Grammar + Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE 8 weeks: $429 or $299 for only grammar or only conversation (Drop in: $42-$59 per class). These classes are 2.5 hours.
MATERIALS Livre: Grammaire Progressive. $48, tax included.
CURRICULUM New topics & material every 8 weeks, so you can repeat your class until you are ready for our Advanced level.

Morning Classes

CLASS DAY TIME
600 Friday a.m. 9:00-11:30

Afternoon Class

CLASS DAY TIME
601 Tuesday p.m. 1:00-3:30

Grammar + Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE 8 weeks: $409 for both, or $299 for only grammar or only conversation and vocabulary.
These classes are 2 hours.
MATERIALS Livre: 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.

Evening Classes

CLASS DAY TIME
602 Monday p.m. 6:30-8:30
603 Wednesday p.m. 5:00-7:00
604 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-9:00

Saturday Class

CLASS DAY TIME
605 Saturday a.m. 10:00-12:00

 


Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Improve your vocabulary by discussing contemporary topics and your own subjects of interest.. Groups are small et il y a une très bonne ambiance!

CLASS DAY TIME
606 Monday a.m. 9:30-11:00
607 Thursday p.m. 5:30-7:00

French as It Is Spoken in France

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Learn how to speak like a French person, with the slang, the contractions and the most common expressions.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
608 Monday p.m. 6:00-7:30
609 Wednesday a.m. 10:30-12:00

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.

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 1/3/19. 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: $299 (Drop-in $42 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 Thursday a.m. 9:00-10:30
701 Thursday p.m. 5:30-7:00

 Le français qu’on parle en France

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Apprenez à parler comme un(e) Français(e) ! Avec les mots familiers, les contractions et les expressions les plus utilisées.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
702 Monday p.m. 6:30-8:00
703 Wednesday a.m. 10:30-12:00

Conversation et Littérature

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
MATERIALS Livre:

Moka de Tatiana de Rosnay. $19, tax included.

CURRICULUM

Lisez à la maison, parlez en classe! Passez un bon moment tout en améliorant votre français.

CLASS DAY TIME
704 Thursday p.m. 12:30-2:00

Conversation sur la France contemporaine

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM Conversation et vocabulaire: cultivez votre français grâce à des articles sur l’actualité mondiale tirés de journaux français.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
705 Tuesday p.m. 2:00-3:30
706 Wednesday p.m. 12:00-1:30

 Influences et culture françaises

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Découvrez différents de la France aspects et les personnages qui ont influencé l’histoire et la culture  françaises.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
707 Wednesday p.m. 7:00-8:30

Grammaire avancée, conversation et littérature

PRICE 8 weeks: $429 or $299 per course (Drop-in $42/$59 per class)
MATERIALS Livres:
Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II, $39 tax included.

Moka de Tatiana de Rosnay. $19, tax included.

CURRICULUM 1ère partie du cours: Améliorez votre grammaire grâce à un cours bien organisé, dynamique, interactif.
2ème partie du cours: Conversation et littérature.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
708 Tuesday a.m. 9:30-12:00
709 Saturday a.m. 10:00-12:00

Conversation et grammaire avancée

PRICE 8 weeks: $429 or $299 per course (Drop-in $42/$59 per class)
MATERIALS

Livre: Grammaire de la Sorbonne. Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.

CURRICULUM

1ère partie du cours: conversation et vocabulaire

2ème partie: un cours de grammaire bien organisé, dynamique, interactif

CLASS DAY TIME
710 Friday a.m. 9:00-10:15 conversation
10:30-12:00 grammaire

Grammaire avancée

PRICE 8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 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
711 Wednesday p.m. 5:30-7:00
712 Thursday a.m. 10:30-12:00
713 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 1/3/19. 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: $299 (drop-in $42)
MATERIALS

Livre: La Saison de l’ombre de Leonora Miano. Prix Femina 2013.

$19, tax included.

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

Histoire et Civilisation

PERIOD

du 1/9/2019 au 2/27/2019

PRICE

8 weeks. $299. Drop in $42

CURRICULUM

Cours présenté par Renée Morel.

Sujet du cours: TBA

CLASS DAY TIME
801

Wednesday a.m.

10:30-12:00

Conversation sur la France contemporaine

PRICE 8 weeks:$299 (drop-in $42)
CURRICULUM Conversation et vocabulaire:

cultivez votre français grâce à des articles sur l’actualité mondiale et les grands courants sociaux et économiques.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
802 Tuesday p.m. 2:00-3:30
803 Wednesday p.m. 12:00-1:30

 Influences et culture françaises

PRICE 8 weeks:$299 (drop-in $42)
CURRICULUM

Découvrez différents de la France aspects et les personnages qui ont influencé l’histoire et la culture françaises.

 

CLASS DAY TIME
804 Wednesday p.m. 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 1/3/19. 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.