School Information

Emphasis in all of our courses is on communication achieved through active student participation. All classes are conducted in French, giving you maximum exposure to practice the language. Small classes are standard to facilitate communication. All our teachers have native speaker fluency.

Our Teachers

  • Kimberly McCartney
  • Julia Fornage
  • Carol Stone
  • Maguy Palluel
  • Lisa Broderick
  • Kate Levine
  • Joelle Pluchon
  • Michele Shockey

Classes : “Eté 1” session is open for enrollment! Our first 4-week summer session begins the 5th of  June and goes til the 30th of June. Adult group classes will be confirmed pending a minimum of 3 students per class. Children’s classes will be confirmed pending a minimum of 4 students per class.
For Intermediate students and above we are also offering two summer courses: ‘Regions of France’ and ‘When in France…’

  1. All those registered for classes must have current membership in AFSR. Please see the rates.
  2. Overall, our classes average 5-6 students per class with a maximum of 8 students.
  3. A minimum of 3 students per adult class and 4 students per children’s class is required for a class to take place.
  4. Registration in any class is taken in the order received until a maximum of 8 students has been reached.
  5. All classes must be paid for at the beginning of the session. (Please reserve a seat in our classes by contacting the Director and paying online)
  6. For sessions of seven to eight weeks, AFSR will prorate a maximum of 1 class if a student informs the teacher of missed classes before the session begins.
  7. AFSR will not prorate for missed classes other than what has been specified above.  We do not offer refunds.
  8. For books, click here for more information.

Tutoring (private, semi-private and families) for adults and children.

  1. All those registered for classes must have current membership in AFSR. Please see rates.
  2. Sessions last one month ( 3 classes minimum), with the exception of Christmas and summertime when somewhat more flexibility can be afforded.
  3. All classes must be paid for on the first day of class (We encourage online payments)
  4. AFSR will prorate for tutoring, and make-up classes are available at everyone’s convenience but only if notice is given 24 hours in advance to the teacher.
  5. Make-up classes for lessons are available when both student(s) and the instructor have agreed to postpone the scheduled class at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  6. AFSR does not offer refunds.
  7. For books, click here for more information, and consult your instructor.

Please contact the School Director, Kimberly McCartney:
school@afsantarosa.org if you have any questions.

Merci beaucoup et à bientôt !

Fluency Levels:  Description

The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is used in all institutions of learning and major organizations throughout Europe and in much of the world. It offers descriptions of a learner’s abilities at six different levels of competency in listening, reading, spoken production, spoken interaction and writing.

To obtain your levels in these five areas we invite you to self-assess your French language skills. You may do so with ease at https://rm.coe.int/168045bb52