Info & Policies


Placement Test

New students with prior experience in French language learning are encouraged to take a free test in order to be placed in the appropriate class.


AF Seattle membership is not required to take group classes, however, a $40 registration fee will be applied to each registration for non-members.

Please note that AFSeattle membership is required to register for Private Classes or take part in the Choir.

Please note the registration deadline for all classes is 48 business hours before the beginning of the course. Past this deadline, a $25 late registration fee will apply.

Registration and payment are due prior to the start of classes.

Course Cancellations and Changes

The Alliance Française de Seattle reserves the right to cancel courses, adjust curriculum or change teachers at any time during the session.
A minimum of three enrollments is required to open a class. If you are registered in a class that is canceled, you will be notified by telephone or email and given the option to transfer to another course or to be fully refunded.

Prorated classes

The Alliance Française de Seattle is able to offer a 10% prorated discount for students not able to attend all class sessions due to work or travel. Students must contact the office prior to registration. Discounts will be given once classes start. A prorated discount can be applied for the following:

  • Group classes, 33 hours of instruction: If more than 4 sessions (a total of 6 hours) are going to be missed
  • Group classes, 22 hours of instruction: If more than 2 sessions (a total of 4 hours) are going to be missed


  • Students will receive a 10% discount on 2 or more session registrations in the same quarter. This does not apply to two sessions of the same course.

Refunds and Credits

  • Partial refunds and credits are issued only if requested before the third class meeting.
  • No refunds or credits will be issued thereafter.
  • Classes attended will be charged.
  • A $70 fee will be charged for all cancellations.
  • Credits must be used within 3 class terms from original registration.
  • Credits are not transferable.
  • Workshops, intensive one-week sessions, accelerate two-week sessions, summer camps, and children & youth classes are non-refundable.


  • Students may request a transfer from one group class to another group class before the third session.
  • Classes attended will be charged.
  • Any difference in price will be charged (or a credit or refund given).
  • Students may not be transferred from group classes to private tuition.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Tuition Payment

The Alliance Française accepts  payments in cash, by check, visa or master card. A $5 transaction fee is charged for all declined credit card transactions. The easiest way to pay for your class is when you register online.

Payments must be made in full at enrollment. Please contact us if you would like to arrange payment by installment.