French in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with more than 100 languages spoken at home. French is the fifth most common in those households, with more than 3,000 speakers according to the 2011 Census.  So, learning French will allow you to communicate with this growing community, connect with fellow entrepreneurs who also speak the language and make the most of your holidays to French-speaking countries. Just get in touch with us at Language Trainers and we will start planning a course tailored to your needs and schedule!

 

Why Study French in San Francisco

For Work: Those who are looking for new job opportunities will find that French can boost their careers. There are a lot of companies that value French bilingual speakers, such as Hallmark Aviation Services, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco or SoundHound, and want to hire candidates for positions such as customer service representative, associate editor and software engineer. And if you are looking to connect with entrepreneurs from France, you should contact the French American Chamber of Commerce on O’Farrell Street. Since 1978, they have been promoting economic and commercial relations between San Francisco and France, organizing interesting events and offering networking opportunities. Work aside, if you are more interested in learning French to travel, you will be pleased to know that since 2016, United Airlines, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines have all been offering direct flights to and from Paris. In a little over 10 hours, you can be in the beautiful city of Paris, ordering food like a local with your newly acquired French skills!

For Culture: If you would like to understand French culture better, you will find a lot of opportunities to do so in San Francisco. The Alliance Française on Bush St is always organizing different events such as film screenings, conversation nights, concerts, conferences and more! For example, you can join the French Movie Night  every Tuesday. Since 2017 they have been featuring French classic films with English subtitles. After taking some lessons with us and developing your listening skills, we are sure you are not going to need those subtitles! And if you are more interested in art, you can join their annual art opening Vernissage Loic Riou, that includes a live performance by the artist. Why not approach him after the opening and impress him with your French accent?

For Social and Food: Culture aside, you can meet new friends in San Francisco with a similar interest in French. For example, you can join the San Francisco French Language and Culture Lovers MeetUp Group, with more than 1400 members. If you love the French language or culture, you can meet these people in the events they organize twice a week. In case you have children who are also studying French, they can join the Francophone Kids MeetUp Group, dedicated to children who want to interact with other French speaking kids. And if you want to have some excellent French food with your friends and family, don’t miss Piperade on Battery St, a warm and welcoming place that offers calamari a la plancha and roasted fish in vinaigrette. Another option is Castagna on Chesnut St, a restaurant that serves seafood and classic dishes such as beef daube and ratatouille. Imagine ordering these dishes with the French pronunciation you acquired with Language Trainers!

 

Where to Learn French in and around San Francisco

Studying French with us is very easy! At Language Trainers we offer convenient courses that adapt to your needs and requirements, so you can take your lessons with one of our native teachers in the comfort of your home or office or you can meet a public place if you prefer. San Francisco Public Library on Larkin St. is a great place to study, but there are also many cafés like Weaver's Coffee & Tea on Market Street where you can meet your instructor.

And if you are not based in downtown San Francisco, don’t worry. You can still study French with us, as we have excellent tutors waiting to start teaching in Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, SunnyVale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond and Antioch.

Get started with French today! Let’s go, Allons-y! You can take our French level test, or  send us a quick inquiry to start your language course right away!

Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.

31% of international executives are bilingual.

Bilinguals' increased use of 2 language systems can protect against Alzheimer's.
WHY people learn FRENCH?
1.
Personal reasons (communicating with relatives or friends abroad)
2.
Travel
3.
Business in French-speaking countries
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
74
Million
Non-Native
264
Million
FRENCH

JOKE
—"Papa, tu peux m'épeler le mot 'accident' s'il te plaît?"
—"T-O-I."
Foreign Language Speakers
in SAN FRANCISCO
45.4%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in SAN FRANCISCO
35%
of population

1-on-1 General French Course in San Francisco

Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco will help students improve their French level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our French classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business French Course in San Francisco

Our French courses in San Francisco are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone French and email skills, as well as a level of survival French, granting them the ability to work in a country where French is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
French Courses in San Francisco (closed group)

Our French courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One French Course or In-Company Small Group French Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster French Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in French
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
15979
people have taken our
French level test.
284
language teachers in San Francisco
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Some of our Language Teachers in San Francisco


Erin
Language Taught: English

Erin is a qualified English language teacher who has over seven years of experience in language instruction. She earned her TESOL certificate in the Czech Republic, and has taught both there and in the United States. She specializes in business-oriented classes.


Maki
Language Taught: Japanese

With over 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to learners, Maki is a seasoned language trainer who is well-versed in teaching students from different nationalities. She has taught a variety of learners, from elementary school students to company executives.

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Take our French Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn French and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your French tutor’s details.

Begin your French training and receive your French course book.

Throughout your French course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in French-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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