Welcome to the Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSCV), the official Center of French Language and Culture serving San Jose and the Bay Area. We offer French classes in Los Gatos, Menlo Park, and neighboring communities.

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Help Us Furnish Our New Home
After 50 years of subleasing office space to conduct our classes and keep our French library, we are thrilled to have finally secured our very own place at 14107 Winchester Blvd, Suite T, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
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Office Hours

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • Los Gatos
  • (408) 445-2095

French Express

  • Tuesdays (beginner) and Thursdays
  • 12 - 1 pm
  • Los Gatos

A Bring Your Own Lunch event for fun French conversation practice.

Free Placement Test

It is taken online, can be completed within 10 minutes or less, and is a great way for us to better understand your strengths and needs, so as to recommend the course best adapted to your current level.

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Fall Session

Start or continue your French journey: Fall Session runs from Sep-30 through Dec-13.

Do not procrastinate, join us now!

Don't know what level suits you best?  Take the free online placement test, and we'll get back to you with a recommendation.

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Classes for Kids & Teens

New this Fall Session, we are offering classes for children & teens, with programs especially crafted for age groups 3 to 5, 7 to 10, 11 to 14, and high school students.

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Le cinéma français, évolution et reflet de la société

  • Mondays Sep-30 to Oct-28
    (5 sessions)
  • 7 - 8:30 pm
  • Menlo Park

Join Hélène Laroche Davis for a fascinating journey following the evolution of French cinema from its beginnings in 1895 until present day.

Atelier discussion en français.

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Family Activities in French

Join us for a family and fun time on Saturday mornings!
Open to Francophone and Anglophone families. Practice your French while having a good time. All ages welcome.

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Ciné-Club

Ridicule by Patrice Leconte with Fanny Ardant and Jean Rochefort

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Bibliothèque de livres en français

Coming Soon to Los Gatos
The AFSCV Library is reopening soon at our Los Gatos location. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss it…

Come check out our collection of French language books!  We have more than a thousand books covering a wide range of topics and genres. These books will be a pleasure for the whole family.

Search our online catalog or contact us at library@afscv.org.

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