Group Classes2020-06-24T10:01:00-07:00

Online Classes for Adults

UPDATE: Summer Session II classes will run from June 29 – July 24, 2020 (4 weeks)

Please view the summary class schedule below or the site CALENDAR for more info.  Scroll down the page to see more details for each class organized by proficiency level.

All classes are now running online through the Zoom platform, until our Shelter-in-Place orders are safely lifted in Sonoma County.

We are all staying home these days to help contain COVID-19. The Alliance Francaise currently operates from a virtual office and will offer online classes for the forseeable future. Below are helpful tips for joining our virtual classes.  After registering for a class, your instructor will send you a link to join the class.

WHAT IS ZOOM AND HOW TO USE IT

The Alliance Francaise uses the video capablilities of Zoom for online classes, and you will need a Zoom account to take a class. Sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.us/signup (you do not need a paid account). You can test Zoom on your device at https://zoom.us/test

Remember to keep your login information handy.

Zoom provides audio and video conferencing, chat, and webinar access.  You can talk to a friend with Zoom like you would with FaceTime or Skype.

The Zoom site has extensive resources for users such as this guide to joining a meeting:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting

Please view the summary class schedule below or the site CALENDAR for more info.  Scroll down the page to see more details for each class organized by proficiency level.

Can’t make it to any of our group classes?

Please contact the School Administrator at school@afsantarosa.org to let us know which days and times suit you well for classes.

Schedule of classes for Spring 2020 session at the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa

Emphasis in all of our courses is on communication achieved through active student participation. All classes are conducted in French, giving you maximum exposure to practice the language. Small classes are standard to facilitate communication. All our teachers have native speaker fluency.

NOTE: Please avoid buying the instructor’s version of textbooks as these will not be as useful.

Membership with AFSR is a requirement to enroll for classes and can also be purchased on-line.

For more information, please view our School Policies.

Assess Your Level

Beginner Level Group Classes

Beginning French teaches the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Common themes covered are greetings, exchanging simple information, restaurant, travel, family, weather, activities and shopping. Students learn correct pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary through student interactions while exploring French and francophone cultures.

As students progress through the beginning levels, new thematic units and vocabulary are introduced such as clothing, careers, daily routines and activities, foods, transportation, and directions. Through paired and group activities, simple conversations, dictations, and grammatical patterns students learn to comprehend, ask and answer questions, and follow instructions in French. Students explore writing and reading while expanding their vocabulary and command of the language.

Intermediate Level Group Classes

AFSR offers a variety of approaches in advancing students’ speaking, reading and writing facilities. We hold ongoing classes in conversation (échanges), idiomatic expressions, student reports, grammar, and culture.  Classes offered include

Culture et Civilisation – advancing the student’s grammar and spoken abilities in the context of learning French history, art and culture.

Advanced Level Group Classes

Advanced-level students can easily understand virtually everything heard and read. They are able to summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. They can express themselves spontaneously, fluently and precisely.

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Can’t make it to any of our group classes?

Please contact the School Administrator at school@afsantarosa.org to let us know which days and times suit you well for classes.

Practice Your French

Alliance Française of Santa Rosa

182 Farmers Lane, Suite #200, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: 707-543-8151

Web: https://afsantarosa.org