Group classes

8-week session starting the week of March 2, 2020 (415) 362-3666

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Group Class levels

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

Membership and Policies

Membership and benefits
Group class policies

Important dates

8-week session starting:
week of March 2, 2020

Last day of the session:
Saturday, April 25, 2020

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

The First Bite: Introduction to French

Get ready for your next trip to France!

PRICEOption 1: Take 4 private classes of 45 minutes each for $195 (choose your own schedule).
Option 2: Small group class. 4 weeks. $159.
First session starts on Monday, March 30, through April 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
PREREQUISITENone
MATERIALSDevour French: The First Bite. $19, tax included
CURRICULUM

The practical and conversational French course you’ve been looking for to prepare your next trip to France. Vocabulary, phrases and pronunciation. Lively course with a lot of interaction and oral practice.

FREE Elementary Level 1

with the purchase of LEVEL 2 at $399
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 2/27/20. Sorry, no exceptions. Missed classes may not be credited to a later session.

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

PRICE8 weeks: $299 or FREE (if you sign up for level 2 at $399)
PREREQUISITENone, but our course The First Bite: Introduction to French is recommended.
MATERIALSBook 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
CLASSDAYTIME
100Monday a.m. 9:30-11:30
101Wednesday a.m.11:00-1:00
Afternoon Classes
CLASSDAYTIME
102Monday p.m.12:30-2:30
103Tuesday p.m.1:00-3:00
Evening Classes
CLASSDAYTIME
104Monday p.m.7:00-9:00
105Tuesday p.m.6:30-8:30
Saturday Class
CLASSDAYTIME
106Saturday 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 2/27/20. 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.

PRICE8 weeks: $409
PREREQUISITESee Level 1 curriculum
MATERIALSBook 2: Devour French 2! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM35 verbs in the present, past, future and past perfect. Possessives. Comparison. Pronunciation.
CLASSDAYTIME
200Tuesday p.m.6:30-8:30
201Wednesday a.m.11:00-1:00
202Wednesday p.m.7:00-9:00
203Thursday p.m.1:30-3:30
204Saturday p.m.12:30-3:30

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 2/27/20. 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.

PRICE8 weeks: $409
PREREQUISITESee Level 2 curriculum.
MATERIALSBook 3: Devour French 3! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM42 verbs in the present, past, future, past perfect and present of the subjunctive. Reflexive verbs. The polite form in the conditional. Pronouns. Pronunciation.
CLASSDAYTIME
300Thursday a.m.10:30-12:30
301Thursday p.m.6:15-8:15
302Saturday 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 2/27/20. 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.

PRICE8 weeks: $409
PREREQUISITESee Level 3 curriculum
MATERIALSBook 4: Devour French 4! $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUMVerb tenses : present, past tenses, future, imperative, subjunctive present and past, conditional present and past, conjunctions
CLASSDAYTIME
400Monday p.m.5:30-7:30
401Tuesday a.m.11:00-1:00
402Wednesday p.m.1:30-3:30
403Saturday 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 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 2/27/20. 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

MATERIALSDevour French! Review of Verb Tenses, $29.95, tax included.
CURRICULUM1st hour of the course: A well organized review of each verb tense and how they work together.

Devour French in Paris

MATERIALSDevour French in Paris! $29.95, tax included
CURRICULUMHour 1: Review of Verb Tenses. A well organized review of each verb tense and how they work together.
Hour 2: Devour French in Paris. Practical conversation and vocabulary: Your stay in France in a nutshell.
PRICE8 weeks: $409
Each course may be taken separately: $225
Drop in: $42/$59 per class
PREREQUISITESee Level 4 curriculum
CLASSDAYTIME
500Monday a.m.11:00-1:00
501Thursday p.m.6:30-8:30
502Saturday 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 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 2/27/20. 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 or $59 per class if space available)

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

NOTE: Missed classes cannot be credited nor taken in a later 8-week Session.

Grammar + Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE8 weeks: $429 or $299 for only grammar or only conversation (Drop in: $42-$59 per class).
MATERIALSLivre: Grammaire Progressive. $48, tax included.
CURRICULUMNew topics & material every 8 weeks, so you can repeat your class until you are ready for our Advanced level.

Morning Classes

CLASSDAYTIME
600Friday a.m.9:00-10:15 conversation
10:30-12:00 grammar

Afternoon Class

CLASSDAYTIME
601Tuesday p.m.1:00-3:30

Grammar + Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE8 weeks: $409 for both, or $299 for only grammar or only conversation and vocabulary.
These classes are 2 hours.
MATERIALSLivre: Grammar Progressive, $48, tax included.
CURRICULUMNew material every 8 weeks, so you can repeat your class until you are ready for our Advanced level.

Evening Classes

CLASSDAYTIME
602Wednesday p.m.5:00-7:00
603Wednesday p.m.6:00-8:00
604Wednesday p.m.7:00-9:00
605Thursday p.m.12:15-2:15

Saturday Class

CLASSDAYTIME
606Saturday a.m.10:00-12:00

Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
CURRICULUMImprove your vocabulary by discussing contemporary topics and your own subjects of interest.. Groups are small et il y a une très bonne ambiance!
CLASSDAYTIME
607Monday a.m.9:30-11:00
608Wednesday p.m.6:00-7:00
609Wednesday p.m.8:00-9:00
610Thursday p.m.3:30-5:00

The French You Hear in France

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Learn the French spoken in French movies: the slang, the contractions and the most common colloquials.

CLASSDAYTIME
611Tuesday p.m.1:30-3:00
612Wednesday p.m.12:00-1:30

La série 10% by Laurence Delahaye

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Understand the slang in this French Netflix series!

CLASSDAYTIME
613Wednesday a.m.9:30-11:00

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.

NOTE: Missed classes cannot be credited nor taken in a later 8-week Session.


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 2/27/20. 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 & Vocabulary

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Small group, lively and fun conversation, and a lot of vocabulary introduced by the teacher to expand your knowledge of French.

CLASSDAYTIME
700Thursday a.m.9:00-10:30

The French You Hear in France

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Learn the French spoken on the street, with the slang, the contractions and the most common colloquials.      

CLASSDAYTIME
701Tuesday p.m.1:30-3:00
702Wednesday p.m.12:00-1:30

La série 10% by Laurence Delahaye

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Understand the slang in this French Netflix series!

CLASSDAYTIME
703Wednesday a.m.9:30-11:00

Conversation on Current Events in France

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop-in $42 per class)
CURRICULUM

Lively and fun conversation on current events (no politics) and a lot of vocabulary introduced by the teacher.

CLASSDAYTIME
704Wednesday p.m.12:00-1:30
705Wednesday p.m.7:00-8:30

Advanced Grammar, Conversation & Literature

PRICE8 weeks: $429 or $299 per course. (Drop-in $42/$59 per class)
MATERIALSBooks:
Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.
Un sac de billes, de Joseph Joffo. $19, tax included.
CURRICULUM

1st part of the course: grammar - well organized and very interactive course with clear, step by step explanations.
2nd part of the course: conversation & literature.

CLASSDAYTIME
706Tuesday a.m.9:30-12:00

Advanced Grammar, Conversation & Literature

PRICE8 weeks: $409 or $299 per course (Drop-in $42/$59 per class)
MATERIALSLivres:
Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.
Un sac de billes, de Joseph Joffo. $19, tax included.
CURRICULUM

1st part of the course: grammar - well organized and very interactive course with clear, step by step explanations.
2nd part of the course: conversation & literature.

CLASSDAYTIME
707Saturday a.m.10:00-12:00

Advanced Grammar & Conversation

PRICE8 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

1st part of the course: conversation and vocabulary.
2nd part of the course: grammar - well organized and very interactive course with clear, step by step explanations. 

CLASSDAYTIME
708Friday a.m.9:00-10:15 conversation
10:30-12:00 grammaire

Advanced Grammar

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (Drop in $42 per class)
MATERIALSLivre: Grammaire de la Sorbonne Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.
CURRICULUM

A well organized and very interactive course with clear, step by step explanations. 

CLASSDAYTIME
709Wednesday p.m.5:30-7:00
710Thursday a.m.10:30-12:00
711Friday 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 2/27/20. 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

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (drop-in $42)
MATERIALS

Livre: Le secret d’Adèle de Valérie Trierweiler.
$19 taxes comprises.

 

CLASSDAYTIME
800Tuesday a.m.10:30-12:00

Histoire et Civilisation

PERIOD

du 3/4/2020 au 4/22/2020

PRICE

8 weeks. $299. Drop in $42.

CURRICULUM

Un cours de Renée Morel. Sujet du cours: Les Français aujourd’hui . Les aspects sociologiques de la vie moderne en France.

CLASSDAYTIME
801

Wednesday a.m.

10:30-12:00

Conversation: Les événements actuels en France

PRICE8 weeks: $299 (drop-in $42)
CURRICULUMConversation et vocabulaire:
Conversation et vocabulaire: cultivez votre français grâce à des articles sur l’actualité mondiale et les grands courants sociaux et économiques contemporains en France. Pas de politique.
CLASSDAYTIME
802Wednesday p.m.12:00-1:30
803Wednesday p.m.7:00-8:30

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 2/27/20. 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.