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The Alliance Française de Seattle is delighted to announce the first steps of its return on-site. Starting April 27, our conversation events "Let's Talk" offer the opportunity to meet other French learners in person, at intermediate and advanced levels (B1+ to C1), for a fun and relaxed discussion moderated by an AFSeattle instructor.

Remise des Palmes académiques à Alexandra Dorca le 12 avril 2022

Remise des Palmes académiques à Alexandra Dorca le 12 avril 2022

On April 12, 2022, we gathered for a very special ceremony as Alliance Française de Seattle executive director, Alexandra Dorca, received the insignia of Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the French language and culture, awarded by Mr. Frédéric Jung, Consul General of France in San Francisco. Félicitations, Alexandra !

Le mardi 12 avril à Seattle, lors d’une très belle cérémonie, Alexandra Dorca, directrice de l’Alliance Française de Seattle, a reçu l’insigne de chevalière de l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, décerné par M. Frédéric Jung, Consul général de France à San Francisco. Alexandra Dorca est ainsi honorée pour ses contributions exceptionnelles à la langue et à la culture françaises. Félicitations, Alexandra!

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Otilia Baraboi to become the next Executive Director of AFSeattle

Otilia Baraboi to become the next Executive Director of AFSeattle

The Board of Directors is delighted to announce that a new executive director has been chosen to lead the Alliance Française de Seattle: Otilia Baraboi will be taking over the duties of executive director of the Alliance Française de Seattle on June 1, 2022.

Otilia Baraboi joins the Alliance Française de Seattle with over ten years of experience in managing a successful cultural and educational nonprofit organization in Seattle, as well as over eighteen years of experience in teaching French and developing curricula for French language, literature, and culture.

Otilia holds an MA (2003) and a PhD (2010) in French Studies from the University of Washington, and a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in French Literature from the University of Geneva (2004). In 2013, she co-founded the American Romanian Cultural Society and was president of the Board of Directors for five years before becoming its first executive director. There, she managed more than 300 cultural and educational events over the past nine years. In addition to teaching, Otilia’s professional experience includes fundraising and community outreach, leading events and strategic partnership, and building and fostering collaboration in the nonprofit sector. She has a vast experience as a literary journalist and published short fiction, translations, and articles in French, English, and Romanian.

Her priorities to pursue excellence in French-language teaching and Francophone events, to create sustainable, community-building programs and partnerships, as well as her ability to develop a nonprofit’s brand identity in accordance with its mission and values, are strong and relevant skills that she brings into her new role at the Alliance Française de Seattle.

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