For Adults

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French for adults

The Alliance Française offers beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for adults, including classes in literature, travel, cinema and conversation. We use the Common European Framework of References for Languages, an international system that defines levels of language proficiency.

All classes are currently online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

If you are a returning student and know your level, browse the current course offerings below.

If you are a new student to the Alliance, please take our free placement test. 

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4 reasons to 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.


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.


French is a fairly easy language to learn for native English speakers. More than 50 percent of current English vocabulary is derived from French.


French is the language of cooking, fashion, theatre, the visual arts, dance and architecture.

Program adults classes 2021

Spring 2021

April 5 - June 14, 2021
No classes Monday, May 31 Memorial Day

Summer Break - No classes June 15 - July 11

Summer 2021
July 12 - September 20, 2021
No classes September 6 Labor Day

Fall Break - No classes September 21 - October 3

Fall 2021
October 4 - December 19, 2021
No classes November 22-28 (Thanksgiving break)

Winter Break - No Classes December 20- January 9, 2022


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Available Courses: 41

Alliance Française de Sacramento

Contact us

Adress: 2420 N Street, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 453-1723
Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 12pm-7pm, Friday: Closed

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