French Language School

Welcome to our French Language School

Alliance Française comes to Santa Cruz!

Write us a short note! In response to requests from the local community, the Alliance Française Silicon Valley is pleased to announce the debut of cultural and educational programming in Santa Cruz in July 2017. In order to better serve you, we would like to hear from you so that we can plan an exciting program.

Over the past few years, a number of AF members and students from Santa Cruz have made the commute to the South Bay for classes and events. AFSCV is excited to work with local programs and institutions in bringing French-language classes and cultural events to Santa Cruz County and the surrounding areas!


Alliance Française Silicon Valley offers French classes, all year long for all ages and all levels. If you always wanted to learn French or improve your skills, this is the right place for you! We have a team of talented and dedicated native French instructors, as well as two locations to better serve the South Peninsula area.

Come meet us at our Menlo Park and Campbell centers!

Both centers are only open on class days, during the evening.

We offer different types of classes to suit all our students’ needs and levels. If you are not sure about your level, you can take our free placement test to find out which class is right for you.

Our group classes are intentionally small (4 to 12 students) in order to maximize the communication and offer a more dynamic learning environment. All our classes last from 10 to 12 weeks (4 sessions each) and are available all year long. All levels are welcome.
Our group classes are available for adults and teenagers (over 13) and are held in the evenings after 7:00 p.m.

If you prefer more personal instruction, we offer private lessons (1 to 4 students) at all levels for adults, teenagers and children at times convenient to the students.

We also offer corporate classes and programs for executives and adapt them to your company’s goals.

If you are already fluent in French, make sure to have a look at our cultural workshops at the Menlo Park center. Examples include literature, history, sociology, as well as pronunciation and penmanship.

Alliance Française’s members can also further their immersion into the francophone world through a wide range of French books and dvds available for free at the Campbell location library. In addition, members are granted free access to Culturetheque, the French  online library.

Alliance Française Silicon Valley adheres to a non-discriminatory policy for all students and members.