We limit our classes to 8 students so we can address everyone’s special needs and give more attention to classroom interaction. Our classes are given by certified and experienced teachers who are native French speakers.
What class level should you attend? If you want to join our classes but don't know which class you best fit in, call our teacher at 707-363-4313 for a telephone evaluation and to discuss your specific needs.
Membership is required for all students and allows access to the online learning tool, CULTURETHEQUE. Become a student member at a discounted price of $30/year.
CLASSES SCHEDULE - WINTER/SPRING 2023
Each 6-week session is $252 ($21/hr).
In order to continue to provide high quality classes, we have made a modest increase in the prices from 19 to $21/hr. Students may choose one to register for a second continuing session at a discount.
Purchase 2 Fall sessions and save: $480 for both sessions.
Class minimum - 4; maximum - 10.
Teacher approval is required for intermediate and advanced classes.
Advance registration is required at least one week before a session begins.
All new students will be interviewed for proper level placement prior to purchasing sessions.
Students must be members of the Alliance
Students must be members of the Alliance Francaise de Napa. Discounted Student Memberships are available
All material shall be supplied via PDF.
Please plan on at least 2 hrs of homework per week.
To register or to inquire about our classes, please call 707-363-4313
ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM THE CDC.
We will explore the options to returning to our classroom depending on the Covid-19 situation.
Your French language teacher
Malek is one of the founders of the Alliance Français de Napa Valley. Since 1992, he has stepped in as a French language teacher whenever the position was open. Since 2012, he has been the full time French language teacher.
Why Learn French?
World Language - There are more than 200 million French speakers on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English.
Travel - France is the world’s number one tourist destination, attracting 70 million visitors a year. French also comes in handy when traveling to Africa, Switzerland, Belgium, Monaco, Canada, the Seychelles and other places.
Culture - French is the language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance, and architecture.
Fun - French is a fairly easy language to learn for native English speakers. More than 50 percent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.
Love & Reason - French is a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called the language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking.
Jobs - A knowledge of French opens the doors of companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world (Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and Africa).
Higher Learning - Speaking French opens up opportunities at renowned French universities and business schools, ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.
International - French is both a working language and an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.