Group Classes to Learn the French Language Online

8-week session starting the week of October 26, 2020 (415) 362-3666

The French Class is currently offering group classes on Zoom, and private lessons on Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.
Please see our November-December 8-week class schedule below.

Do you feel a connection to France? You aren’t alone. Many others do. Perhaps, you have a trip planned in the future. Maybe, that is where your family hails from. Or, perhaps, you’re in love with French food, culture, and art. Whatever your reason, here is your chance to learn the language of love from native speakers with French language group classes. Our school's founder was born and raised in France where she goes back regularly to spend time with family and friends.

The French Class offer French courses from elementary to proficient. Enroll now in our current class on Zoom for eight weeks of immersion in the language. Our teachers are native speakers. They’ll motivate you to speak the language as much as possible, so the basics become a part of your thinking.

You, Too, Can Speak French

No one ever too young or old to learn a second language. A strong motivator is an earnest desire to speak the language. And the best way to do that is to immerse yourself in the environment. We do that for you in our classrooms. You’ll be on French soil and need to make your way in a landscape where everyone speaks the language.

Practice, practice, practice in class, and daily life, and when someone asks you, Parlez-vous Français? You can reply with an enthusiastic, Mais oui! Enroll in one of our group classes today.

How to view the Group Classes schedules

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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 October 26, 2020

Last day of the session:
Saturday, December 19, 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

 4-WEEK COURSE: “FRENCH LITE” A QUICK PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH.


4 weeks: $159
We’re offering two 4-week sessions online starting on Monday, November 2nd:
- from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Four Mondays.
- from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Four Mondays.
Next 4 week-session: Monday, December 7th.
Course book: “Devour French. The First Bite.” $19, tax included.

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.

Please call us at (415) 362-3666 for more information and to register.

FREE Elementary Level 1

with the purchase of LEVEL 2 at $399
OR
pay $299 for LEVEL 1 only

CHECK OUT OUR PERKS:
- Free make-up class in any group available
- Free extra attendance during the week: you may come twice a week or more
- Two free 30 min. one-on-one make-ups
Missed classes cannot be credited or taken during a later session.
No refund or credit after 10/22/20. Sorry, no exceptions.

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! Hard copy $29.95, tax included + shipping or $19 pdf
CURRICULUM

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

ALL TIMES ARE PST (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)

Morning Classes
CLASSDAYTIME
100Tuesday a.m. 8:30-10:30
101Friday a.m. 10:00-12:00
Afternoon Classes
CLASSDAYTIME
102Tuesday p.m.2:30-4:30
103Wednesday p.m.12:30-2:30
104Thursday p.m.3:30-5:30
105Friday p.m.4:00-6:00
Evening Classes
CLASSDAYTIME
106Monday p.m.5:30-7:30
107Wednesday p.m.5:00-7:00
108Tuesday p.m.5:45-7:45
Saturday Class
CLASSDAYTIME
109Saturday p.m.2:30-4:30

 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.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 1

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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

PRICE8 weeks: $399
PREREQUISITESee Level 1 curriculum
MATERIALSBook 2: Devour French 2! Hard copy $29.95 tax included + shipping or $19 pdf
CURRICULUM35 verbs in the present, past, future and past perfect. Possessives. Comparison. Pronunciation.

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CLASSDAYTIME
200Thursday a.m.10:00-12:00
201Thursday p.m.6:00-8:00
202Saturday p.m.12:30-2:30

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.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 2

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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

PRICE8 weeks: $399
PREREQUISITESee Level 2 curriculum.
MATERIALSBook 3: Devour French 3! Hard copy $29.95 tax included + shipping or $19 pdf
CURRICULUM42 verbs in the present, past, future, past perfect and present of the subjunctive. Reflexive verbs. The polite form in the conditional. Pronouns. Pronunciation.

ALL TIMES ARE PST (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)

CLASSDAYTIME
300Friday p.m.12:00-2:00
301Saturday a.m.10:00-12:00

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.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 3

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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

PRICE8 weeks: $399
PREREQUISITESee Level 3 curriculum
MATERIALSBook 4: Devour French 4! Hard copy $29.95 tax included + shipping or $19 pdf
CURRICULUMVerb tenses : present, past tenses, future, imperative, subjunctive present and past, conditional present and past, conjunctions

ALL TIMES ARE PST (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)

CLASSDAYTIME
400Tuesday p.m.6:30-8:30
401Saturday p.m.2:30-4:30


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.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 4

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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

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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, Hard copy $29.95 tax included + shipping or $19 pdf
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! Hard copy $29.95 tax included + shipping or $19 pdf
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: $399
Each course may be taken separately: $279
PREREQUISITESee Level 4 curriculum

CLASSDAYTIME
500Tuesday p.m.6:30-8:30
501Wednesday a.m.10:30-12:30
502Saturday p.m.12:30-2:30

Elementary Level 5 Plus

PRICE8 weeks: $299
PREREQUISITESee Level 4 curriculum
MATERIALSBook: Grammaire en dialogues. $39, tax included.
CURRICULUM

Grammaire par le dialogue. A great transition to the Intermediate level (B1) with a combination of conversation, vocabulary and grammar review from the top!

ALL TIMES ARE PST (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)

CLASSDAYTIME
503Monday p.m.6:30-8:00
504Tuesday a.m.11:00-12:30
505Friday p.m.2:00-3:30


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.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL 5

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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.

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

ALL TIMES ARE PST (PACIFIC STANDARD TIME)

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.
CLASSDAYTIME
600Tuesday p.m.1:00-3:30
601Thursday a.m.10:00-12:30

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.
CLASSDAYTIME
602Wednesday p.m.5:00-7:00
603Thursday p.m.1:00-3:00
604Saturday a.m.10:00-12:00

Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE8 weeks: $299
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
605Monday a.m.9:30-11:00
606Tuesday p.m.2:15-3:30
607Wednesday a.m.10:30-12:00
608Thursday p.m.6:00-7:30

Grammar Only

PRICE8 weeks: $279
Materials

 Livre: Grammar Progressive. $48, tax included.

CLASSDAYTIME
609Wednesday p.m.5:00-6:00

Conversation Only

PRICE8 weeks: $279
CLASSDAYTIME
610Wednesday p.m.6:00-7:00


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


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 6

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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

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Conversation & Vocabulary

PRICE8 weeks: $299
CURRICULUM

Free flow conversation. Lively and fun and a LOT of vocabulary, expressions and corrections introduced by your teacher so you can expand your knowledge of French.

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

The French You Hear in France: l’argot

PRICE8 weeks: $299
MATERIALSBook: $19, tax included.
CURRICULUM

Learn the most common expressions and slang French people use & in daily life and French movies: slang, contractions and colloquials.


CLASSDAYTIME
701Monday p.m.5:00-6:30

Conversation on Current Events in France

PRICE8 weeks: $299

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

CLASSDAYTIME
702Wednesday p.m.12:00-1:30
703Wednesday p.m.7:00-8:30

Advanced Grammar, Conversation & Literature

PRICE8 weeks: $429 or $299 per course.
MATERIALSBooks:
Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.
Le Bal d’Irène Nemirosky. Free online download or Kindle
CURRICULUM

1st part of the course (9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m.):
grammar - well organized and very interactive course with clear, step by step explanations.
2nd part of the course (10:45a.m.-12p.m.):
conversation & literature.

CLASSDAYTIME
704Tuesday a.m.9:30-12:00

Advanced Grammar, Conversation & Literature

PRICE8 weeks: $409 or $279 per course
MATERIALSLivres:
Grammaire de la Sorbonne, Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.
Le Bal d’Irène Nemirosky. Free online download or Kindle
CURRICULUM

1st part of the course (10a.m. - 11a.m.):
grammar - well organized and very interactive course with clear, step by step explanations.
2nd part of the course (11a.m. -12pm):
conversation & literature.

CLASSDAYTIME
705Saturday a.m.10:00-12:00

Advanced Grammar Only

PRICE8 weeks: $299
MATERIALSLivre: Grammaire de la Sorbonne Niveau Supérieur II. $39, tax included.
CURRICULUM

A well organized course, clear step by step explanations, very interactive and lively!

CLASSDAYTIME
706Wednesday p.m.5:30-7:00
707Thursday a.m.10:30-12:00

ADVANCED LEVEL 7

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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

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Littérature et Culture

PRICE8 weeks: $299
MATERIALS

Lisez le livre à la maison. Parlez-en en classe.
Livre: Le ventre de Paris d’Emile Zola. Free online download or Kindle

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

Histoire et Civilisation

PERIOD

TBA
This course is not being offered at this time.

PRICE

CURRICULUM

Un cours de Renée Morel. 

CLASSDAYTIME
801

Wednesday a.m.

10:30-12:00

Conversation: Les événements actuels en France

PRICE8 weeks: $299
CURRICULUM

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

PROFICIENT LEVEL 8

* RESTRICTIONS: NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS AFTER 10/22/20. 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.