Private classes are conducted at our school or on Skype by one of our highly trained and experienced French native instructors. Instructors may be sent to your San Francisco office or home if easily accessible by public transportation.
One of the main benefits of private lessons is the complete flexibility of the learning program in terms of scheduling and content of the course. You may want to have one private lesson per week, per month or every other week, as you prefer. The frequency and length of your lessons may be changed with at least a 24-hour notice.
If you are not sure how to begin or don’t know your level, you can schedule a free initial consultation with absolutely no obligation. We will assess your level and discuss a detailed lesson plan according to your level, goals, and preferred teaching method. Once you start your private lessons, you may request another free consultation at any time to review your progress and/or change your lesson plan or the teaching method.
Scheduling and canceling
You can schedule a private class by phone at 415.362.3666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initially we will need a credit card number to reserve your class with a teacher, but you can pay for your classes by check, debit card or cash if you prefer.
We will confirm your private class by phone two business days prior to your class. You do not need to call back unless you need to cancel or reschedule your private class. We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please call us at 415.362.3666 during office hours (Monday to Thursday 9 to 7, Friday 9 to 2, Saturday 10 to 12) to avoid charges. Students having a private class on Monday will be given an emergency number to call during the weekend ONLY to cancel their private class scheduled on Monday.
Our rates vary depending on the number of hours purchased at a time.
Private on-site classes
|5 hours||$345 ($69/hour)||$335 ($67/hour)|
|10 hours||$670 ($67/hour)||$650 ($65/hour)|
|20 hours||$1300 ($65/hour)||$1260 ($63/hour)|
|30 hours||$1890 ($63/hour)||$1830 ($61/hour)|
Private Skype classes anywhere in the US
|one single 30 minute lesson||$35|
|five 30 minute lessons ($29/lesson)||$145|
|ten 30 minute lessons ($27/lesson)||$270|
|twenty 30 minute lessons ($25/lesson)||$500|
Private off-site classes in San Francisco
|5 hours||$1175 ($235/hour)||NA|
|10 hours||$2250 ($225/hour)||NA|
|20 hours||$4300 ($215/hour)||NA|
|30 hours||$6150 ($205/hour)||NA|
Frequently asked questions
Elementary levels will need to buy one of our books. $29.95 tax included.
Intermediate or advanced students who wish to practice conversation do not have to buy a book, but we recommend using some written support for the class such as newspaper or magazine articles, photographs, ads, etc.
Intermediate or advanced students who wish to study grammar need to buy one of the books we use for group classes.
The membership is optional. Our annual individual membership fee is $75. The family membership is $95. The benefits of The French Class membership are the following:
- Lower rates on private lessons
- 10% off 8-week group classes
- free access to our library (books and DVDs)
- free correction of two personal letters you write in French per month
- free school events such as our book club