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L’Alliance Française de Fresno offers a variety of classes at all levels. The School uses modern methods that encourage active participation and place the emphasis on person-to-person exchange. It teaches conversational French as it is spoken today and pays great attention to good pronunciation, rapid comprehension and accurate self-expression from the very beginning. Students quickly gain confidence in communicating with the language and acquire the ability to understand spoken French from an early stage. Classes emphasize conversational French as well as French cultural themes.


Special features include:



  • Highly qualified French teachers (native or near- native speakers)
  • Small class sizes (4-8) in well-equipped and congenial classrooms
  • Entry at any level – Beginner I, II, III / Intermediate I, II, III/ Advanced I, II
  • French for Travelers in the Spring Session
  • Written and Oral Placement Tests available
  • Private and semi-private classes
  • Evening group classes
  • Special classes for children in different age groups from 7 to 12 years




AFF Membership
All students are required to be members of the Alliance Francaise. Rates are $5 for fulltime students, $30 for adults, and $40 for a family.

Tuition Rates for Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer
Tuition for adult group classes is $170 for 10 weeks, a total of 20 hours. French for Travelers, normally offered in the Spring Session, is $140 for 16 hours.

Children’s classes are on Saturdays for ten weeks, a total of 10 hours.

Private lessons are $50 an hour, and Semi-Private Lessons are $25 an hour.

There is a one-time charge of $25 to visit a class.  This rate will be applied to tuition when a person registers for this class or for one at another level.

Tuition for the Fall Session is payable in full by mail by September 9. Tuition for private lessons must be paid in full the first day of private or semi-private classes.

There is no registration fee for classes.


All students requiring course textbooks may purchase them from the instructor at the first class meeting. Full payment must be made at the time of purchase.

New adult students with prior knowledge of French must take a placement test before the first day of classes. The test is in two parts: a 20-minute written test and a 5-10 minute conversation. Students should consult the Director of Studies for information. Complete beginners will not take a placement test.


Tuition rates are based upon a minimum paid enrollment of four students. L’Alliance reserves the right to cancel the course and make appropriate refunds. A refund will also be made if a written request is received before the second class meeting.
For more information, e-mail the Director of Studies, Camilla Colby at