Private French lessons

Private French lessons 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 French 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. You can

Free consultation

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. You can choose in-person private French lessons or online private French lessons whichever is convenient for you. Once you start your French 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. You can also discuss regarding what you will learn from the French class courses.

Scheduling and canceling

You can schedule a private class by phone at 415.948.8557 or email 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 415.948.8557 during office hours 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.

We offer fun, interactive classes and private lessons for adults and children. Let our friendly and experienced teachers help you meet your language goals! Best place you can learn French in San Francisco! Contact Us Today to schedule a free consultation!

Rates - Privates

TIME 30 Min. 45 Min. 60 min.
five lessons ($30/lesson) $150 $225 $300
ten lessons ($28/lesson) $280 $420 $560
twenty lessons ($26/lesson) + one free $520 (plus one free 30-minute lesson) $780 (plus one free 45-minute lesson) $1040 (plus one free one-hour lesson)
thirty lessons ($25/lesson) + two free $750 (plus two free 30-minute lesson) $1140(plus two free 45-minute lessons) $1500 (plus two free one-hour lessons)

Rates - Semi-Private (2 people)

TIME 30 Min. 45 Min. 60 min.
five lessons ($30/lesson) $230 ($115pp) $290 ($145pp) $360 ($180pp)
ten lessons ($28/lesson) $460 ($230pp) $580 ($290pp) $720 ($360pp)
twenty lessons ($26/lesson) + one free $920 ($460pp) $1160 ($580pp) $1440 ($720pp)
thirty lessons ($25/lesson) + two free $1380 ($690pp) $1740 ($870pp) $2160 ($1080pp)
For a private group with 3 people and up, please contact or call (415) 948-8557
1May I try just one class?
Yes you can! Please contact or call Dominique at (415) 948-8557
2May I make-up a private lesson I missed?
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you have to cancel or reschedule a private lesson, please call us at least 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. Private lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged at the regular rate. However, you may make-up the private class you missed in a group class. Please call us or speak with the person at the desk for more details.
3Are private lessons conducted exclusively in French?
We recommend total immersion. However, a private class is your class and should be conducted exactly as you like it to be. English may be used in class at your own discretion. It will be specified in your lesson plan.
4Do I need to buy a book?

Elementary levels will need to buy one of our books. $26 for the pdf or $39 for the hard copy (shipping and 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.

5Is there homework?
Not necessarily, but to ensure progress, we recommend that students spend 10 to 15 minutes, 4 to 5 days a week on their lesson. You are always welcome to discuss your specific needs with your teacher or to request another free consultation to re-assess your goals and review your lesson plan.
6Do I need to become a member of The French Class?

No. The membership is optional. Our annual individual membership fee is $99. The family membership is $125. The benefits of The French Class membership are the following:

  • 10% off 8-week group classes
  • free correction of two personal letters you write in French per month
  • free school events such as our book club
7May I use my private lessons to prepare for an exam?
We prepare students for the DELF and DALF exams. We can help you with other exams.
8What mode of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Venmo and major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover.

Call to sign up for a class (415) 362-3666