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A1 Beginner

FALL22 - One-Week Intensive A1 Review

Intensive Courses
This class is designed for students who are at the end of the A1 level and who wish to strengthen and practice their language proficiency across all language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) before moving on to the A2 Intermediate level. Please note it will not be possible to cover every A1 topic in this weeklong class. Learners are encouraged to share with their instructor their challenges or questions at the outset of the course so that the curriculum can be adapted to best meet the needs of the group.

Each day, one or more grammar topics at the A1 level will be reviewed based on support materials such as readings or videos, and put into practice through a series of written and spoken exercises. Throughout the course, relevant vocabulary and appropriate syntax for the A1 level will be addressed. Learners at the end of the A1 level can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. They can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have. They can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

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

• Prerequisite: A1.3 course completed, or A2.1 result at placement test

• Next course: General French A2.1.


Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

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 2 (A1.2)

General French
The second sublevel in A1 (Beginner), for students with limited prior exposure to French.

In this course students will learn to describe their family, their hobbies and interests, their preferences, and their personality. Students will also learn to tell time and share facts about past events.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 1, Chapters 4-6

Prerequisite: General French A1.1 or A1.2 result on placement test

Next course: General French A1.3

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

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
A2 Intermediate

FALL22 - One-Week Intensive A2 Review

Intensive Courses
This class is designed for students who are at the end of the A2 level and who wish to strengthen and practice their language proficiency across all language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) before moving on to a specialized A2+ course or a General French course at the B1.1 level. Please note it will not be possible to cover every A2 topic in this weeklong class. Learners are encouraged to share with their instructor their challenges or questions at the outset of the course so that the curriculum can be adapted to best meet the needs of the group.

Each day, one or more grammar topics at the A2 level will be reviewed based on support materials such as readings or videos, and put into practice through a series of written and spoken exercises. Throughout the course, relevant vocabulary and appropriate syntax for the A2 level will be addressed.

Learners at the end of the A2 level can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters, as well as describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

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

• Prerequisite: A2.3 course completed, or B1.1 result at placement test

• Next course: General French B1.1 or an A2+ Specialized French course.


Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

FALL22 - Oral Communication A2+

Specialized French
Using a communicative approach based on current material and techniques, your instructor will help you converse in French.

At the end of the A2 level (A2+), learners are expected to communicate in a simple manner on familiar topics; they can generally identify the topic of a discussion which is conducted simply and clearly.

• Prerequisite: General French A2.3 course, A2 Review, or A2.3/B1.1 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take our online placement test.


Pace: Regular

FALL22-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

WIN23 - Intermediate Part 1 (A2.1)

General French
The first sublevel in A2 Intermediate. In this course, students will learn to talk about their daily activities and describe their home, as well as share both present and past experiences. They will also learn to express their opinion and reactions, communicate cause and make comparisons.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 2, Chapters 1-3

Prerequisite: General French A1.3, A1 Review, or A2.1 result on placement test

Next course: General French A2.2 and/or a Specialized A2 course.


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

WIN23 - Intermediate Part 2 (A2.2)

General French
The second sublevel in A2 Intermediate. In this course students will learn to ask questions, request permission, recount stories and make predictions about the future. They will also learn to express condition, consequence and uncertainty. They will communicate on topics related to their health and well-being past, as well as learn how to request a service, accept or decline an offer, and offer advice.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 2, Chapters 4-6

Prerequisite: General French A2.1 or A2.2 result on placement test

Next course: General French A2.3 and/or a Specialized A2 course.


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

WIN23 - Intermediate Part 3 (A2.3)

General French
The third course in A2 (Intermediate). In this course, students will talk about their lifestyle and habits, share conflicts that might arise at work, and propose solutions. They will learn to express hypotheses, desires, and goals. At the end of the course, students will be guided through a DELF review of the A2 level.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 2, Chapters 7-8 + A2 DELF Review

Prerequisite: General French A2.2 or A2.3 result on placement test

Next course: A2 Review, a Specialized A2+ course, or General French B1.1.


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

WIN23 - Intermediate Part 3 (A2.3)

General French
The third course in A2 (Intermediate). In this course, students will talk about their lifestyle and habits, share conflicts that might arise at work, and propose solutions. They will learn to express hypotheses, desires, and goals. At the end of the course, students will be guided through a DELF review of the A2 level.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 2, Chapters 7-8 + A2 DELF Review

Prerequisite: General French A2.2 or A2.3 result on placement test

Next course: A2 Review, a Specialized A2+ course, or General French B1.1.


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

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
B1 Independent

FALL22 - French Around the World B1+

Workshops
In Switzerland and Senegal we speak French, and yet it is not the same. Today, this language is spoken on all continents and its richness also comes from its great variety. With this workshop, we will discover what the term Francophonie means then we will go around the world on a little linguistic trip to discover the linguistic particularities of many countries French speakers.

• Prerequisite: Recommended for B1.2 and B1.3 levels

Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

FALL22 - French Cinema B1+/B2

Specialized French

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

French Cinéma is also a conduit to explore ideas—philosophical, sociological, or political—embodied by actors on film. In the third course this quarter, you’ll continue with a newer classic French film, Claude Chabrol’s La Cérémonie (1995) starring Isabelle Huppert et Sandrine Bonnaire. This crime drama adapts Ruth Randell’s novel, The Judgement Stone which drew its inspiration from l’affaire Papin, the criminal trial of two sisters that captivated the interest of most everyone in France in the mid 1930s. Without giving two much away, through La Cérémonie you’ll explore French culture through an examination of social classes and class relations. Is La Cérémonie the last Marxist film?

You will read criticism and reviews of La Cérémonie to deepen your appreciation of the film. Lastly, you’ll listen to and study songs from the same period the film exploded the French cinéma.

• Prerequisite: B1.3 course completed, or B2.1 at placement test.

• Pace: 4 sessions of 1.5h, over 2 weeks

FALL22 - Making French Grammar Easy B1+/B2-Online

Workshops
Conducted in an interactive and fun manner, this workshop will focus on helping you master the common difficulties of French grammar.

• Prerequisite: General French B1.3 course, B1 Review, or B2.1 result at placement test. New students are invited to take a short online placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

• 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

FALL22 - Oral Communication B1

Specialized French
Using a communicative approach based on the most current material and techniques, your instructor will help you improve your vocabulary as well as your oral comprehension and expression skills in French. This is an ideal class to express opinions, to describe experiences and events, or to tell a story in a friendly atmosphere. For learners who finished B1.1 or B1.2.

• Prerequisite: B1.1 or B1.2 course, or B1.2/B1.3 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

Pace: Regular

FALL22-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

WIN23 - Improve Your Written Expression B1+/B2

Specialized French

This course will help you master your written expression in French. Using the textbook "Rédiger et communiquer efficacement", we will learn how to write professional emails, letters of intent, summaries, and reviews. 

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 - Independent Part 1 (B1.1)

General French
The first sublevel in B1 (Independent). In this course, students will share past experiences and hypothetical situations. They will learn to talk about feelings, preferences, give advice, and express dreams and regrets. Students will also be introduced to figures of speech, colloquial language, and slang.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 3, Chapters 1-3

Prerequisite: General French A2.3, A2 Review, or B1.1 result on placement test

Next course: General French B1.2 and/or a Specialized B1 course.


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

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 - Independent Part 3 (B1.3)

General French
The third and final sublevel in B1 (Independent). In this course, students will learn to recount an event or a conversation through indirect discourse and passive structures, and how to present uncertain information. They will also learn to express concession, cause, and consequence. At the end of the course, students will be guided through a DELF review of the B1 level.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 3, Chapters 7-8 + B1 DELF Review

Prerequisite: General French B1.2 or B1.3 result on placement test

Next course: B1 Review, Specialized B1+, or General French B2.1


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
B2 Advanced

FALL22 - Book Club B2: Annie Ernaux

Specialized French
Discover the writing of Nobel Laureate 2022 Annie Ernaux!  We will read La Place (A Man's Place), a fragmented autobiographical work exploring Ernaux's relationship with her father, as well as the dynamics of class, family and transgenerational memory in rural Normandy. 

• Prerequisite: B1 Review, any general or specialized French B2 course, or at least B2.1 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

• Book (not included in tuition): "La Place", by Annie Ernaux (Folio Plus Classique). AFSeattle has closed its store, but please check the store page for additional purchase options https://www.afseattle.org/store/

• Clock Hours. AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2021-2022. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

• Pace: Regular, 3 weeks, once per week, 2H per session. Total: 6 hours (class time).

Pace: Regular

FALL22 - French Cinema B1+/B2

Specialized French

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

French Cinéma is also a conduit to explore ideas—philosophical, sociological, or political—embodied by actors on film. In the third course this quarter, you’ll continue with a newer classic French film, Claude Chabrol’s La Cérémonie (1995) starring Isabelle Huppert et Sandrine Bonnaire. This crime drama adapts Ruth Randell’s novel, The Judgement Stone which drew its inspiration from l’affaire Papin, the criminal trial of two sisters that captivated the interest of most everyone in France in the mid 1930s. Without giving two much away, through La Cérémonie you’ll explore French culture through an examination of social classes and class relations. Is La Cérémonie the last Marxist film?

You will read criticism and reviews of La Cérémonie to deepen your appreciation of the film. Lastly, you’ll listen to and study songs from the same period the film exploded the French cinéma.

• Prerequisite: B1.3 course completed, or B2.1 at placement test.

• Pace: 4 sessions of 1.5h, over 2 weeks

FALL22 - Making French Grammar Easy B1+/B2-Online

Workshops
Conducted in an interactive and fun manner, this workshop will focus on helping you master the common difficulties of French grammar.

• Prerequisite: General French B1.3 course, B1 Review, or B2.1 result at placement test. New students are invited to take a short online placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

• 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

FALL22 - Refine Your Oral Expression B2+

Specialized French
In this course, students will receive collective (during class) and individual (on our e-learning platform) 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.

Ideal for students who finished the B2 level and need to improve their oral fluency and get ready to transition to our C1 courses. May be appropriate for some C1 students who need to gain confidence in their oral competence.

• Prerequisite: Completion of B2.3 ou B2 Review or a specialized course B2+ 
New AF Students who never took a class at the B2 + level must take our placement test: https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/

• Clock Hours. AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2021-2022. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular

WIN23 - Advanced Part 1 (B2.1)

General French
The first sublevel in B2 (Advanced). In this course, students will continue to work on how to recount an event or a conversation through indirect discourse and passive structures, as well as additional ways to make comparisons, express themselves in the negative and speak about future events. They will also learn to develop more complex sentences in addition to exploring idiomatic expressions and word games.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 4, Chapters 1-3

Prerequisite: B1.3 course, B1 Review, or B1.1 result on placement test

Next course: B2.2 and/or a Specialized B2 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, 10 weeks, 1h30 per session, twice a week, total of 30h

WIN23 - Advanced Part 2 (B2.2)

General French
The second sublevel in B2 (Advanced). In this course students will learn new ways to express feelings, goals, and regrets. They will focus on taking a stand and structuring their points of view by using expressions of cause and consequence, idiomatic expressions, and varying language registers.

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

Prerequisite: General French B2.1 or B2.2 result on placement test

Next course: General French B2.3 and/or a Specialized B2 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, 10 weeks, 1h30 per session, twice a week, total of 30h

WIN23 - Advanced Part 3 (B2.3)

General French
The third and final sublevel in B2 (Advanced). In this course, students will continue to strengthen their ability to defend their ideas or share their opinions. They will use temporal markers and other logical connectors to express cause, consequence, goals, opposition, and concession in a structured and convincing way. At the end of the course, students will be guided through a DELF review of the B2 level.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Entre Nous 4, Chapters 7-8 + B2 DELF Review

Prerequisite: General French B2.2 or B2.3 result on placement test

Next course: B2 Review or a Specialized B2+ course. At the end of the B2 level, students may be able to enroll in a C1 class contingent on the result of a mandatory placement test and oral assessment.

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 per session, twice a week, total of 30h

WIN23 - Book Club B2: Didier Van Cauwelaert

Specialized French
In this course, students will read Jules by Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Zibal est un petit génie mais malgré ses diplômes, il se retrouve à 42 ans vendeur de macarons à l'aéroport d Orly. Un jour, devant son stand, apparaît Alice, une jeune et belle aveugle qui s'apprête avec son labrador Jules à prendre l'avion pour Nice où elle doit subir une opération pour recouvrer la vue. L'intervention est un succès mais, pour Jules, affecté à un autre aveugle, c'est une catastrophe. Un roman plein de tendresse, mené par un trio digne des plus ébouriffantes comédies hollywoodiennes.

Class Pace: 4 sessions of 1 hour and 30 min

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.

Purchase the book on Amazon

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 - Book Club B2: Didier Van Cauwelaert

Specialized French
In this course, students will read Jules by Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Zibal est un petit génie mais malgré ses diplômes, il se retrouve à 42 ans vendeur de macarons à l'aéroport d Orly. Un jour, devant son stand, apparaît Alice, une jeune et belle aveugle qui s'apprête avec son labrador Jules à prendre l'avion pour Nice où elle doit subir une opération pour recouvrer la vue. L'intervention est un succès mais, pour Jules, affecté à un autre aveugle, c'est une catastrophe. Un roman plein de tendresse, mené par un trio digne des plus ébouriffantes comédies hollywoodiennes.

Class Pace: 4 sessions of 1 hour and 30 min 

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.

Purchase the book on Amazon

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 - 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.

Purchase the book on Amazon

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 - 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 - Improve Your Written Expression B1+/B2

Specialized French

This course will help you master your written expression in French. Using the textbook "Rédiger et communiquer efficacement", we will learn how to write professional emails, letters of intent, summaries, and reviews. 

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 - 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
C1 Expert

FALL22 - 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: New AFSeattle students and current students who never took a C1-level class must take our placement test https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/ followed by an oral assessment

• Clock Hours. AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2021-2022. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


Pace: Regular

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 - Expert Part 1 (C1.1)

General French
The first sublevel in C1 (Expert). In this course, students will address a wide range of topics including urban development, farming and agriculture, and medicine. Through authentic texts, videos, and reports, students will broaden their general and specialized vocabulary while mastering the grammatical structures necessary to present the theme of a document, provide a synthesis, support a point of view or personal opinion with both primary and secondary arguments, and offer advice.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Cosmopolite 5, Chapters 1-3

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.

Next course: Students may take any C1 level General French course, Specialized class or Workshop.

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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

WIN23 - Expert Part 2 (C1.2)

General French
The second sublevel in C1 (Expert). In this course, students will address a wide range of topics including self-image and social media, professional life, inequality, feminism, and immigration, amongst others. Through authentic texts, videos, and reports, students will broaden their general and specialized vocabulary while mastering the grammatical structures necessary to denounce inequality and other social injustices, summarize a speech, and share personal experiences related to the themes. Students will also continue to master the different registers of language, both formal and informal, and practice analyzing artworks, songs, and poems.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Cosmopolite 5, chapters 4-6

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.

Next course: Students may take any C1 level General French course, Specialized class or Workshop.

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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

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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$193.00 USD

Code: 5899-OralCommB1+MON-Online [WIN1]
No class on Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed)

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