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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Cine-club

Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu (2014) by Philippe de Chauveron with Christian Clavier et Chantal Lauby, with a bilingual introduction and discussion led by Hélène Laroche Davis, Professor of Film Studies.

Food (traditional French charcuterie and cheeses provided by Fabrique Délices and Frenchery), Wine, Networking and French Songs with Gaëlle Boudier for starters!

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Saturdays of Fun Games and Crafts

  • Saturdays Oct-12, 26, Nov-16, Dec-7
  • 10 - 11:30 or 12 pm
  • Los Gatos

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

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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, 5 to 7, 7 to 10, 11 to 14, and high school students.

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October 2019

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  • Office Hours
  • French Express (beginner)
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  • Café Conversation
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  • Open House
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  • Le cinéma français, évolution et reflet de la société
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  • Office Hours
  • French Express (beginner)
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  • Saturdays of Fun Games and Crafts - Play Board Games in French
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  • Le cinéma français, évolution et reflet de la société
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  • Office Hours
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  • Monthly Luncheon
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  • French Express
  • Club de Lecture in Menlo Park
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  • Ciné-Club
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  • Le cinéma français, évolution et reflet de la société
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  • Office Hours
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  • Cercle de Lecture in Los Gatos
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  • Saturdays of Fun Games and Crafts - Make Crafts in French
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  • Le cinéma français, évolution et reflet de la société
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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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