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

  • Julia Fornage
  • Joelle Pluchon
  • Kate Levine
  • Lisa Broderick
  • Michele Shockey
  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/or paying online)
  6. For sessions of seven to nine weeks, when signing up online you have the option of paying one less class when you know you will be missing one. If paying by check at the first class, you may pay one less class when you know you will miss one and inform the teacher of missed class when paying.
  7. AFSR will not prorate for missed classes other than what has been specified above.
  8. We do not offer refunds.
  9. For books, click here for more information.

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

  1. All those registered for tutoring must have current membership in AFSR. Please see rates.
  2. Sessions last one month (3 classes minimum, or 4 in a month with 5 possible courses), with the exception of end-of-the-year holidays 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 reschedule tutoring lessons only if notice of cancellation is given 48 hours in advance to both the school director and the instructor.
  5. Make-up for lessons is available at the convenience of the instructor and the student(s), when both student(s) and the instructor have agreed to postpone the scheduled lesson at least 48 hours ahead of time.
  6. AFSR does not offer refunds except when a course has been cancelled.
  7. For books, click here for more information, and consult your instructor.

Please contact the School Director, 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