Our French native teachers welcome all children in a happy, caring and relaxed atmosphere.

Morning activities are focused primarily on language skills. We combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one learning in a way that works for your child. Our teachers respect every individual rhythm and personality, and make sure that everyone enjoys their camp activities. 

Afternoon activities are designed to give the children multiple ways to express their creativity and to learn and develop new skills.  Afternoon activities include visual and performing arts, games, and more surprises!

For several years, the Alliance Française of San Francisco has offered afterschool programs in public schools.

We have a great program based on the method Alex et Zoe, and incorporate games, songs, videos, and crafts so that kids will have fun while learning French.

For the 2016-2017 school year, we were present in different schools,  programs for 2017-2018 :

  • Jefferson (Spring registration is open)
  • This program is only open for students of the school. 

If you are interested in having a French Afterschool program at your school, please contact us.

We also have an afterschool program on our premises with different levels:


The afterschool programs are designed for kids between 7 and 12, fluent readers.

If your kid is under 7, please check our Saturday classes.

  • Beginner (Monday): to learn the basics in French based on the book Alex et Zoe 1. This class is based on Alex et Zoe 1.
  • Intermediate (Tuesday):  If your child already has one or two years of French with a good basic foundation. This class is based on Alex et Zoe 2.

We offer 4 different classes on Saturdays depending on the age and French proficiency.

The program is activity based, adapted to each age group. Students are presented
with various activities (games, songs, role-playing etc.) as a means of
encouraging them to speak French.
Year registration based on San Francisco public schools calendar.

We offer different types of classes to meet every need:

Our Programs on Saturdays are for kids between 3 and 7 (non readers) :

  • Kids not yet enrolled in kindergarden : Learn and play in French with your Kid (Parent and Child class)
  • Kids already enrolled in kindergarden (Advanced French speaking proficiency required) Learn to read and write in French with le Loup

The Alliance Française provides customized private one-on-one and semi-private (up to 3 students) instruction -either in person, or online- with fully qualified native French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

This program provides schedule flexibility for individuals who cannot attend our regular classes and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.  We trust that you will keep us informed should you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the instruction you are receiving, your assigned teacher, or scheduling.

We offer a special rate for 10h package.

You can have your lessons at the Alliance Française, online or at your place (mainly San Francisco).

We require that you inform us 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel a class.  

Students receive a complimentary one-year AF basic membership with unlimited free access to our library, our E-library (Culturethèque) and discounts to our cultural events.


Private Lessons Advantages

  • Instruction available for adults, kids, and teens at all levels of proficiency
  • Lessons may be taken one-on-one or in groups of two or three (we don’t organize these groups)
  • Lessons tailored to address an individual particular needs
  • Flexible scheduling throughout the day or evening
  • Lessons take place in our classrooms or offsite at your home
  • Online private tutoring is available