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Welcome to the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AF Silicon Valley), the official Center of French Language and Culture serving San Jose and the Bay Area. We offer French classes near you in Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Campbell, Saratoga, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and neighboring communities.

Our offices and library will be closed after June 17 and will reopen on July 15; French Express on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be suspended during that time, as well. We will be answering phone calls and emails—call us at 408-445-2095 or send us a message, e.g., to arrange for the return of library items. 

Kids classes at the alliance francaise

Kids & Teens
French classes

French classes for kids and teens on all levels, including preparing for the AP French Exam and French lessons online, with the best French teachers available .

Adult classes at the alliance francaise

French classes near me

From private French lessons to corporate classes, get ready for work or for your next travel with our French tutors.

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Free French placement test

Find the right French level for you with our free placement test and get the best out of your French lessons near you.

Alliance Française Silicon Valley Blog

Check out the Alliance Française Silicon Valley Blog to get the best information about learning French, French culture, and visiting France!


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Our Upcoming French Events & News near you 

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Monday to Friday | 9am to 12 pm | 7 -12 years old
4 weeks of themed camps designed for non native French speakers.

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Nelly Alard discusses her new novel, The Life You Had Imagined (in English)

Nelly Alard discusses her new novel, The Life You Had Imagined (in English)

Actress and bestselling author Nelly Alard speaks with Florence Klein about her new novel, The Life You Had Imagined: From Imperial Vienna to Hollywood, the mystery of Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s secret daughter.


Our partners at Alliance Française Silicon Valley

  • AF fondation
  • Institut Francais
  • goudy's
  • Saveur du Jour
  • AATF Northern California Chapter
  • Le panier francais
  • Cyntia Apps Photography
  • Best French Forever
  • Fleur de Cocoa
  • Consulat Général de France San Francisco
  • Globesisters
  • Frenchery
  • Fabrique Délices

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Office hours:
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Thursdays 11am-1pm

Saturdays 10am-12pm

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Alliance Française Silicon Valley



14107 Winchester Blvd. Suite T,
       Los Gatos, CA 95032

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