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In Memoriam: Thierry Rautureau

In Memoriam: Thierry Rautureau

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed board member Thierry Rautureau, on Sunday, October 29, 2023. Thierry was the Vice-President of the AFSeattle board, and was very involved with all facets of the Alliance’s activities. He served on the board for over 10 years and was universally loved for his presence, his contribution and his sense of humor.  Thierry was a prominent member of the Francophone community in Seattle and hosted the famous podcast “Hot Stove Radio” with Tom Douglas under his title "The Chef in the Hat". This is a sad day for the Alliance community, the staff, and the board, and he will be very much missed. We are all grieving this sudden loss, and we encourage you to take a moment to celebrate his legacy. 

Read the complete announcement from Raj Mathew, President of the Board.

We are hiring! We are looking for Part-Time and Full-Time FLE Instructors for our On-Site Classes. Apply today!

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!

Consulate General of France in San Francisco Embassy of France in the United States Fondation des Alliances Françaises Federation of Alliances Françaises USA Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports