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A1 Beginner

WIN23 - Beginner Part 1 (A1.1)

General French
The first sublevel in A1 (Beginner), for complete beginners without any prior exposure to French.

In this course students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings and basic vocabulary relevant to interacting in the classroom. Students will learn to ask basic questions and to describe themselves and their city or country.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 1, Chapters 1-3
Prerequisite: none, this class is for complete beginners
Next course: A1.2

This course is NOT recommended as a review for those returning to French after a long time. Please take our placement test for an accurate assessment of your level.


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h30 per session, twice a week, total of 30h

WIN23 - Beginner Part 1 (A1.1)

General French
The first sublevel in A1 (Beginner), for complete beginners without any prior exposure to French.

In this course students will learn the alphabet, numbers, greetings and basic vocabulary relevant to interacting in the classroom. Students will learn to ask basic questions and to describe themselves and their city or country.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 1, Chapters 1-3
Prerequisite: none, this class is for complete beginners
Next course: A1.2

This course is NOT recommended as a review for those returning to French after a long time. Please take our placement test for an accurate assessment of your level.


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

WIN23 - Beginner Part 3 (A1.3)

General French
The third and final sublevel in A1 (Beginner), for students with some prior exposure to French.

In this course students will learn to talk about the weather and seasons, and how to make suggestions about suitable clothing for different times of the year. Students will also learn basic interactions related to shopping, eating in a restaurant, as well as how to talk about basic future events. At the end of the course, students will be guided through a DELF review of the A1 level.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 1, Chapters 7-8 + A1 DELF review
Prerequisite: General French A1.2 or A1.3 result on placement test

Next courses: A1 Review, A1/A1+ workshops, or General French A2.1


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h30 per session, twice a week, total of 30h

WIN23 - Essential French for Travel A1+

Specialized French

This class will review essential vocabulary for travel and teach you what you need to know for practical, fun travels in France or to any other French-speaking country. You'll learn how to pronounce French words and use key vocabulary and phrases for authentic cultural experiences. 

• Prerequisite: General French A1.3 course, A2 Review, or A2.1 result at placement test. 


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30

WIN23 - French Pronunciation A1/A2 SAT

Workshops
Ideal for beginners: you will learn key elements in pronunciation, such as accentuation, links, oral and nasal vowels, semivowels, and difficult consonants.

• Course Type: Online.

Please keep in mind that online courses are limited to six students. If the course is full, please let us know your interest, and we will try to open an additional class.

• Course Pace: Workshop. One 3-hour session on Zoom.

• Prerequesite: Recommended for A1 and A2 levels.

• Educational Program Policies and Procedures: https://www.afseattle.org/about/policies/
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23 - Improve Your Reading Skills A1+ SAT

Workshops
Knowing how to pronounce French is one thing, but reading it is different! French is known for its important number of letters that are not pronounced at the end of words, its amazing combinations of letters and yet, in 3 hours you will have decrypted the code and you will be able to read without fail!

This workshop will be organized around the decryption of the rules of phonology, the work on links and fluidity (fluency) in reading. Children's literature will be used as support. A short, 10-minute preliminary work will be required of each learner.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
A2 Intermediate

WIN23 - DELF Prep A2, B1, B2

Workshops
This 3-hour workshop is designed to help you prepare for the DELF A2, B1, and B2 exams.

You will be provided with a comprehensive review of all the sections, effective study tips and strategies, and a practice exam with constructive feedback. The instructor is a certified DELF & DALF examiner.

• AFSeattle is a Washington State Approved Clock Hour Provider for 2021-2022. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23 - French Pronunciation A1/A2 SAT

Workshops
Ideal for beginners: you will learn key elements in pronunciation, such as accentuation, links, oral and nasal vowels, semivowels, and difficult consonants.

• Course Type: Online.

Please keep in mind that online courses are limited to six students. If the course is full, please let us know your interest, and we will try to open an additional class.

• Course Pace: Workshop. One 3-hour session on Zoom.

• Prerequesite: Recommended for A1 and A2 levels.

• Educational Program Policies and Procedures: https://www.afseattle.org/about/policies/
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23 - Oral Communication A2+

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who are at the end of the A2 level and who wish to strengthen and practice their oral comprehension and production skills through a communicative and action-oriented approach to language learning. Some written comprehension and production may be introduced in support of the targeted oral communication outcomes.

Each week, a theme will be explored through a reading and/or listening exercise appropriate to the level. Relevant vocabulary and one or more grammar points at the A2 level will be reviewed based on support materials and put into practice through structured activities designed to generate authentic conversation, including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc.

Throughout the course, students will receive personalized and prompt feedback from their instructor on grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation. A2+ learners are expected to communicate in a simple manner on familiar topics about their background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need; they can generally identify the topic of a discussion which is conducted simply and clearly as a direct exchange of information.

Prerequisite: students should already have completed the three-part A2 General French series (A2.1, A2.2 and A2.3) or an A2 Review course before registering in an A2+ course. Students who have received an A2.3 or B1.1 result on the placement test are also eligible to register.

Next course: any other Specialized French A2+ or General French B1.1

Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30

WIN23 - Simple Guide to Informal French A2+/B1

Workshops
Being too informal during a job interview can lead to a disaster but being too formal while socializing at a party will also make you feel awkward.

This 3-hour workshop will give you the opportunity to discover the French of everyday life—the one you will hear on the metro, in cafés, or at your friend’s house. You will also explore linguistic patterns such as casual speech, verlan, and slang, short forms for texting, and the highly creative 'parler jeune'.

• Prerequisite: A2.3 course, A2 Review, or B1.1 result at placement test. New students are invited to take a short online placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23-French for Travel A2+/B1

Workshops
Traveling to France or a Francophone country soon? This workshop will help you review the essential vocabulary for travel and will give you some tips for everyday life abroad.

• Prerequisite: General French A2.3 course, A2 Review, or B1.1 result at placement test. 


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
B1 Independent

WIN23 - DELF Prep A2, B1, B2

Workshops
This 3-hour workshop is designed to help you prepare for the DELF A2, B1, and B2 exams.

You will be provided with a comprehensive review of all the sections, effective study tips and strategies, and a practice exam with constructive feedback. The instructor is a certified DELF & DALF examiner.

• AFSeattle is a Washington State Approved Clock Hour Provider for 2021-2022. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23 - Independent Part 2 (B1.2)

General French
The second sublevel in B1 (Independent). In this course, students will learn new ways to express opinions as well as agreement and disagreement, defend ideas, and share feelings. Students will also learn how to file a complaint, share a film critique, and discuss their relationship to social media.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 3, Chapters 4-6

Prerequisite: General French B1.1 or B1.2 result on placement test

Next course: General French B1.3 and/or a Specialized B1 course


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h30 per session, twice a week, total of 30h

WIN23 - Oral Communication & Grammar B1+/B2

Specialized French
This class is designed for students wishing to strengthen their vocabulary and grammar at the upper B1 independent level. Each week, through a study in areas such as politics and economics, literature and history, the arts, and many more, students will have the opportunity to practice and strengthen their linguistic skills in the language, review grammatical concepts, and develop their cultural understanding of France and the francophone world.

Prerequisite: B1.3, B1+ or B2.1 course completed, or B1.3/B2.1/B2.2 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 twice per week, total of 15h

WIN23 - Oral Communication B1+

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who have reached the end of the B1 level and who wish to strengthen and practice their oral comprehension and production skills through a communicative and action-oriented approach to language learning. Some written comprehension and production may be introduced in support of the targeted oral communication outcomes.

Each week, a theme will be explored through a reading and/or listening exercise appropriate to the level. Relevant vocabulary and one or more grammar points at the B1 level will be reviewed based on support materials and put into practice through structured activities designed to generate authentic conversation, including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc.

Throughout the course, students will receive personalized and prompt feedback from their instructor on grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation. B1+ learners are expected to communicate in a simple manner on familiar topics regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. and cope flexibly with problems of everyday life; they can generally identify the topic of a discussion which is conducted simply and clearly.

Prerequisite: General French B1.3 or B2.1 result at our placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30

WIN23 - Oral Communication B1

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who recently started the B1 level (completed B1.1 or B1.2) and who wish to strengthen and practice their oral comprehension and production skills through a communicative and action-oriented approach to language learning. Some written comprehension and production may be introduced in support of the targeted oral communication outcomes.

Each week, a theme will be explored through a reading and/or listening exercise appropriate to the level. Relevant vocabulary and one or more grammar points at the B1 level will be reviewed based on support materials and put into practice through structured activities designed to generate authentic conversation, including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc.

Throughout the course, students will receive personalized and prompt feedback from their instructor on grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation. B1 learners are expected to be gaining some confidence in communicating in a simple manner on familiar topics regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. and cope flexibly with problems of everyday life; they can generally identify the topic of a discussion which is presented in straightforward terms and conducted simply and clearly.

Prerequisite: General French B1.1 or B1.2, or B1.2/B1.3 result at our placement test.

Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30

WIN23 - Simple Guide to Informal French A2+/B1

Workshops
Being too informal during a job interview can lead to a disaster but being too formal while socializing at a party will also make you feel awkward.

This 3-hour workshop will give you the opportunity to discover the French of everyday life—the one you will hear on the metro, in cafés, or at your friend’s house. You will also explore linguistic patterns such as casual speech, verlan, and slang, short forms for texting, and the highly creative 'parler jeune'.

• Prerequisite: A2.3 course, A2 Review, or B1.1 result at placement test. New students are invited to take a short online placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23 - Tips For Writing in French B1+/B2

Specialized French

This course will help you improve your writing in French. Using the textbook "Rédiger et communiquer efficacement", we will learn useful tips to help you write creative texts or emails to your French-speaking friends, as well as various forms of professional writing such as cover letters or reviews.

On the last day of class students will share their creative pieces. 

Textbook (not included with tuition): Rédiger et communiquer efficacement

Prerequisite: General French B1.3 course, B1 Review, any B1+ specialized course, or B2.1 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30

WIN23-French for Travel A2+/B1

Workshops
Traveling to France or a Francophone country soon? This workshop will help you review the essential vocabulary for travel and will give you some tips for everyday life abroad.

• Prerequisite: General French A2.3 course, A2 Review, or B1.1 result at placement test. 


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
B2 Advanced

WIN23 - Book Club B2: Leïla Slimani

Specialized French
In this course, students will read Le pays des autres by Leïla Slimani.

“Ici, c’est comme ça." Cette phrase, elle l’entendrait souvent. À cet instant précis, elle comprit qu’elle était une étrangère, une femme, une épouse, un être à la merci des autres. En 1944, Mathilde tombe amoureuse d’Amine, un Marocain venu combattre dans l’armée française. Rêvant de quitter son Alsace natale, la jeune femme s’installe avec lui à Meknès pour y fonder une famille. Dans ce pays ambivalent, qui réclame une indépendance que les hommes refusent pourtant aux femmes, Mathilde réussira-t-elle à poursuivre sa quête de liberté sans heurter ceux qu’elle aime? 

Class Pace: 1 hour and 30 min a week, 6 sessions

Students will be responsible for weekly assigned readings and encouraged to share their questions and impressions on our elearning plateform, Apolearn. During class, the instructor will guide the discussion about the weekly reading, touching on relevant historical and cultural context, character development, major themes, and overall impressions through general questions as well as close readings.

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Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

WIN23 - DELF Prep A2, B1, B2

Workshops
This 3-hour workshop is designed to help you prepare for the DELF A2, B1, and B2 exams.

You will be provided with a comprehensive review of all the sections, effective study tips and strategies, and a practice exam with constructive feedback. The instructor is a certified DELF & DALF examiner.

• AFSeattle is a Washington State Approved Clock Hour Provider for 2021-2022. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

WIN23 - French Cinema B2+

Specialized French

This course is a film-centered language class, dedicated to building oral comprehension and communication skills. Through film, criticism, and reviews, students will enhance their knowledge of spoken French at all language registers —formal, standard, and informal—as well as their French cultural literacy. 

This film study will be accompanied by a look at popular songs from the time period in which each film exploded in the world of French cinema. French cinema is a conduit to explore ideas—philosophical, sociological, or political—embodied by actors on film. This quarter, students will explore romantic attachment through three films: Jean Renoir’s La règle du jeu (1939), Éric Rohmer’s Ma nuit chez Maude (1969), and Claude Chabrol’s L’Enfer (1994).  

Course materials: Students will watch each film outside of class. Access to the films will be provided through our elearning platform Apolearn. All other materials will be made available on our e-learning platform Apolearn.

Prerequisite: B2.3 or B2+ course, or B2.3/C1 result at placement test

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 15h

WIN23 - French Podcasts B2+

Specialized French
In this course focused on oral expression and listening comprehension, students will listen to podcasts and speculate together on subjects worthy of greater debate. The instructor will guide a discussion of current events, including important moments that characterize the Anthropocene and its drifts. Students will also discuss topics related to science, societies, fauna and flora, and arts and culture, amongst others. These subjects will allow the class to reflect on and discuss the various stakes which constitute our current society.

Course materials: All materials will be made available on our e-learning platform Apolearn.

Prerequisite: B2.3 or B2+ course, or B2.3/C1 result at placement test

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

WIN23 - Oral Communication & Grammar B1+/B2

Specialized French
This class is designed for students wishing to strengthen their vocabulary and grammar at the upper B1 independent level. Each week, through a study in areas such as politics and economics, literature and history, the arts, and many more, students will have the opportunity to practice and strengthen their linguistic skills in the language, review grammatical concepts, and develop their cultural understanding of France and the francophone world.

Prerequisite: B1.3, B1+ or B2.1 course completed, or B1.3/B2.1/B2.2 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 twice per week, total of 15h

WIN23 - Oral Communication B2+

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who have reached the end of the B2 level and who wish to strengthen and practice their oral comprehension and production skills through a communicative and action-oriented approach to language learning. Some written comprehension and production may be introduced in support of the targeted oral communication outcomes.

Each week, a theme will be explored through a reading and/or listening exercise appropriate to the level. Relevant vocabulary and one or more grammar points at the B2 level will be reviewed based on support materials and put into practice through structured activities designed to generate authentic conversation, including role playing, presentations, discussions, games, etc.

Throughout the course, students will receive personalized and prompt feedback from their instructor on grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation. B2+ learners are expected to communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. This is a class in which you will express opinions on current affairs, as well as socio-cultural subjects, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options, develop an argument giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view; and speculate about causes and consequences.

Prerequisite: General French B2.3 completed, or B2.3/C1 result at our placement test.

Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30

WIN23 - Refine Your Oral Expression B2+

Specialized French
This course is designed for students who have finished the B2 level and need to improve their oral fluency before starting the C1 level. It may also be appropriate for some C1 students who need to gain confidence in their oral expression.

Each week, students will receive group (during class) and individualized (on our e-learning platform Apolearn) feedback from the instructor based on their oral production during class. Additionally, students will acquire oral strategies and personalized grammar tips from the instructor along with lesson and exercise recommendations to complete in a workbook of reference.

Materials: no textbook required.

Prerequisite: B2.3 or B2+ course, or B2.3/C1 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

WIN23 - Tips For Writing in French B1+/B2

Specialized French

This course will help you improve your writing in French. Using the textbook "Rédiger et communiquer efficacement", we will learn useful tips to help you write creative texts or emails to your French-speaking friends, as well as various forms of professional writing such as cover letters or reviews.

On the last day of class students will share their creative pieces. 

Textbook (not included with tuition): Rédiger et communiquer efficacement

Prerequisite: General French B1.3 course, B1 Review, any B1+ specialized course, or B2.1 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7h30
C1 Expert

WIN23 - A Table Avec les Artistes Français C1

Specialized French

Get a chance to learn about famous French writers (Alexandre Dumas, Georges Sand, Colette, Marguerite Duras) and painters (Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec) and their passion for exquisite food and gastronomy. Discover unforgettable recipes, read excerpts from their books, learn how to describe tastes, colors and textures. What an engaging way to improve your reading and speaking skills in French!


Course materials: All materials will be made available on our e-learning platform Apolearn

Prerequisite: Both former and current AFSeattle students, as well as all new students, must take our online placement test and complete an oral assessment to confirm their level prior to enrolling in their first C1 level course.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

WIN23 - The Art of Translation C1

Specialized French
This course is designed to perfect written expression, to revise certain grammatical points, and to enrich vocabulary through the practice of English to French translation.

This course is comprised of the following five (5) sessions:
  • Translation of two French songs (Edith Piaf & Stromae)
  • Translation of two literary excerpts (Camus & Colette)
  • Translation of two poems (Prévert & Desnos)
  • Translation of a political speech (Macron) and an academic speech (Yourcenar)
  • Final discussions

Course materials: All materials will be made available on our e-learning platform Apolearn

Prerequisite: Both former and current AFSeattle students, as well as all new students, must take our online placement test and complete an oral assessment to confirm their level prior to enrolling in their first C1 level course.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

WIN23 - World News & Society C1

Specialized French
A class for fluent students wishing to perfect their linguistic and cultural understanding in areas such as geopolitics and economics, literature and history, the arts, and many more. Students will focus on formulating ideas and opinions with precision and on discussing clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects.

Course materials—including newspaper articles, TV, and radio shows—are to be studied before class; expect approximately two hours of autonomous study per week.

Prerequisite: Both former and current AFSeattle students, as well as all new students, must take our online placement test and complete an oral assessment to confirm their level prior to enrolling in their first C1 level course.

Clock Hours: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

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