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Group Classes

Spring Session: April 29th – June 21st, 2024 

Summer Session: June 24th – August 16th, 2024

Fall I Session – September 3rd – October 25th, 2024

Fall II Session – October 28th – December 20th, 2024

Course Details: 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. Classes are taught at proficiency levels A1 through C2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Visit the Course Levels page for more information or to take a proficiency test. Contact the school director, at school@afsantarosa.org, if you have any questions about placement. Membership with AFSR is a requirement to enroll in classes and can be purchased on-line. For more information, please view our School Policies.

Group Class Calendar

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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.

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.

  • Spring I Session - May 2 through June 20, 2024
    • Day and Time: Thursday 4:00 - 5:30pm
    • Location: In-Person – 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa
    • Instructor: Laura Patterson
    • Tuition: $240 (8 weeks) or $225 (7 weeks)
    French for Beginners A1.2 In-Person class! This is an ongoing class for beginners in the 2nd part of a 4 part course which teaches students to communicate immediately in Everyday Situations by learning the building blocks of the language.  Students practice dialogues to introduce themselves, ask questions, make purchases, and enjoy the culture and challenges of everyday life. Use of practical expressions, correct pronunciation, grammar, and cultural know-how are stressed. This class will help students learn to enjoy and interact in the French culture, whether it be for travel, work, or personal pursuits. (A1 Level) Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Books: Inspire 1, Textbook and Workbook - Hachette. For fast 1-2 day shipping, purchase at European Books and Media, Oakland. 
  • Spring I Session - May 1 through June 19, 2024
    • Day and Time:  Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30pm
    • Location: In-Person – 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa
    • Instructor: Valerie Sell
    • Tuition: $240 (8 weeks) or $225 (7 weeks)
    French for Beginners A1.3: In-person class. In-Person class! This is an ongoing class for beginners in the 3rd part of a 4 part course which teaches students to communicate immediately in Everyday Situations by learning the building blocks of the language.  Students practice dialogues to introduce themselves, ask questions, make purchases, and enjoy the culture and challenges of everyday life. Use of current practical expressions, correct pronunciation, grammar, and cultural know-how are stressed, focusing on a communicative approach to the language. This class will help students learn to enjoy and interact in the French culture, whether it be for travel, work, or personal pursuits. (A1 Level) Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Books: Inspire 1, Textbook and Workbook - Hachette. For fast 1-2 day shipping, purchase at European Books and Media, Oakland. Click to order on their website:https://www.europeanbook.com/  
  • Spring I Session: May 2 through June 20, 2024

    • Day and Time: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    • Location: In-Person – 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa
    • Instructor: Laura Patterson
    • Tuition: $240 (8 weeks) or $225 (7 weeks)
    French for Beginners A1.3 (Part III): In-Person class! This is an ongoing class for beginners in the 3rd part of a 4 part course which teaches students to communicate immediately in Everyday Situations by learning the building blocks of the language.  Students practice dialogues to introduce themselves, ask questions, make purchases, and enjoy the culture and challenges of everyday life. Use of current practical expressions, correct pronunciation, grammar, and cultural know-how are stressed, focusing on a communicative approach to the language. This class will help students learn to enjoy and interact in the French culture, whether it be for travel, work, or personal pursuits. (A1 Level) Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Books: Inspire 1, Textbook and Workbook - Hachette. For fast 1-2 day shipping, purchase at European Books and Media, Oakland. Click to order on their website:https://www.europeanbook.com/
  • Spring I Session: April 30 through June 18, 2024

    • Day and Time:  Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
    • Location: In-Person – 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa
    • Instructors: Julia Fornage
    • Tuition: $240 (8 weeks) or $225 (7 weeks)
    French for Beginners A1.4 (Part IV): In person class!This is an ongoing class for beginners in the final part of a 4 part course which teaches students to communicate immediately in Everyday Situations by learning the building blocks of the language.  Students practice dialogues to introduce themselves, ask questions, make purchases, and enjoy the culture and challenges of everyday life. Use of current practical expressions, correct pronunciation, grammar, and cultural know-how are stressed, focusing on a communicative approach to the language. This class will help students learn to enjoy and interact in the French culture, whether it be for travel, work, or personal pursuits. (A1 Level) Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Books: Inspire 1, Textbook and Workbook - Hachette. For fast 1-2 day shipping, purchase at European Books and Media, Oakland. Click to order on their website:https://www.europeanbook.com/
  • Spring I Session: May 2 through June 20, 2024

    • Day and TimeThursdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
    • Location: In-Person – 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa
    • Instructor: Lisa Broderick
    • Tuition: $320 (8 weeks) or $280 (7 weeks)
    Advanced Beginner to Early Intermediate: In-person class! Students will improve their language skills through speaking, news podcasts, reading selections and short films.  Listening and proper pronunciation are stressed using dictation, videos and situational vocabulary.  (A2/B1 Level) This is an ongoing class. Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Book: Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Fourth Edition: Available at Amazon.
  • Spring I Session: April 29 through June 17, 2024

    • Day and Time:  Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    • Location: Online
    • Instructor: Laura Patterson
    • Tuition: $225 (7 weeks)
    French for Advanced-Beginners A2: Online class! At the A2 level, students continue to strengthen their skills in French through proper pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, focusing on a communicative approach to the language. Dialogues and listening activities are stressed and students read short stories to expand their vocabulary, grammar and comprehension.This class will help students learn to enjoy and interact in the French culture, whether it be for travel, work, or personal pursuits. (A2 Level) Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Books: Inspire 2, Textbook and Workbook - Hachette. For fast 1-2 day shipping, purchase at European Books and Media, Oakland. Click to order on their website:https://www.europeanbook.com/
  • Spring I Session: April 30 through June 18, 2024
    • Day and Time:  Tuesdays, 1:45 - 3:45 pm
    • Location: In-Person – 1011 2nd Street, Suite #206, Santa Rosa
    • Instructor:  Lisa Broderick
    • Tuition: $320 (8 weeks) or $280 (7 weeks)
    French for Advanced-Beginners A2: In person class!  At the A2 level, students continue to strengthen their skills in French through proper pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, focusing on a communicative approach to the language. Dialogues and listening activities are stressed and students read short stories to expand their vocabulary, grammar and comprehension.This class will help students learn to enjoy and interact in the French culture, whether it be for travel, work, or personal pursuits. (A2 Level) Please contact the School Director for additional questions on correct placement in beginning classes. Books: Inspire 2, Hachette, textbook and cahier d'activités (Workbook)  For fast 1-2 day shipping, purchase at European Books and Media, Oakland. Click to order on their website: https://www.europeanbook.com/

Intermediate Level Group Classes

Intermediate classes offer a variety of approaches in advancing students’ speaking, reading and writing facilities. Ongoing classes include French for Everyday Situations for levels B1 and B2, Intermediate French w/ Short Films and News, Short Story/Poems and Song, and Comics in French.

Advanced Level Group Classes

Advanced-level students continue to improve their communication skills by summarizing information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation, and expressing themselves spontaneously and fluently with videos, dictations, and discussion.

Group Class Sessions

Image graphic of school sessions throughout the year at the Alliance Française of Santa Rosa

The graphic above illustrates the usual course of AFSR group class sessions throughout the year.

Current and upcoming session dates:

  • Spring Session:  April 29th – June 21st, 2024

  • Summer I Session:  June 24th – July 19th, 2024

  • Summer II Session:  July 22nd – August 16th, 2024

NOTE: Tutoring (semi-private and private instruction) is available year-round, and is arranged with the school director or directly with the instructor.

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.

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