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A1 Beginner

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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 7.5h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - One-Week Intensive A1 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2 hours daily from Monday to Friday, designed to strengthen major skills acquired during the A1 level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

This class can help you to boost your French or simply to give you more confidence and enhance your knowledge before joining the A2 level.

• Prerequisite: A1.3 course completed, or A2.1 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test.

• Next course: General French A2.1.

Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

WIN23 - One-Week Intensive A1 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2 hours daily from Monday to Friday, designed to strengthen major skills acquired during the A1 level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

This class can help you to boost your French or simply to give you more confidence and enhance your knowledge before joining the A2 level.

• Prerequisite: A1.3 course completed, or A2.1 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test.

• Next course: General French A2.1.

Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h
A2 Intermediate

Corporate - Private
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): Défi 2 - Textbook & workbook available here

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

SPR23 - 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 2022-2023. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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): Défi 2 - Textbook & workbook available here

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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - One-Week Intensive A2 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2.5 hours daily from Tuesday to Friday, designed to strengthen major skills acquired during the A2 level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

This class can help you to boost your French or simply to give you more confidence and enhance your knowledge before joining the B1 level. 

• Prerequisite: A2.3 course completed, or B1.1 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test.

• Next course: General French B1.1. 


Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

SPR23 - 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 7.5h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23-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

SPR23 - 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 2022-2023. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

SPR23 - French Cinema B1+/B2: Bresson, Carné, Malle

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. This quarter, we’ll explore imprisonment both as literal incarceration and as metaphor captured by love or political conviction. We’ll study three classic French films, Marcel Carné’s Le jour se lève (1939), Robert Bresson’s Un condamné à mort s’est échappé (1956) and Louis Malle’s Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958).

We will read criticism and reviews of all three films to deepen your appreciation of the them.

Lastly, you’ll listen to and study popular songs from the period each film exploded in the world of French cinéma.

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

SPR23 - French Cinema B1+/B2: Carné, Ouaniche

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. This quarter, we’ll explore two representations of theater in French cinéma. We’ll study one classic French film, Marcel Carné’s Les enfants du paradis (1945) as well as the more recent gem, Jacques Ouaniche’s L’esquive (2003).

We will read criticism and reviews of all three films to deepen your appreciation of the them.

Lastly, you’ll listen to and study popular songs from the period each film exploded in the world of French cinéma.

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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - Les Infos sur RFI 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 centered around current events. Some written comprehension and production may be introduced in support of the targeted oral communication outcomes.

Each week, a different RFI news report 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.

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 7.5h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - One-Week Intensive B1 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2.5 hours daily from Tuesday to Friday, designed to strengthen major skills acquired during the B1 level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

This class can help you to boost your French or simply to give you more confidence and enhance your knowledge before joining the B2 level.

• Prerequisite: B1.3 course completed, or 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.

• Next course: A specialized B1+ course or General French B2.1.


Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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 7.5h

SPR23 - 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 7.5h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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 7.5h

SPR23-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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - Book Club B2: Bernard Quiriny

Specialized French
In this course, students will read "Portrait du Baron d'Handrax" by Bernard Quiriny.

Class Pace: 5 sessions of 1.5 hours 

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.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SPR23 - Book Club B2: Victoria Mas

Specialized French
In this course, students will read "La Bal des Folles" by Victoria Mas.

Class Pace: 5 sessions of 1.5 hours 

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.


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SPR23 - 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 2022-2023. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

SPR23 - French Cinema B1+/B2: Bresson, Carné, Malle

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. This quarter, we’ll explore imprisonment both as literal incarceration and as metaphor captured by love or political conviction. We’ll study three classic French films, Marcel Carné’s Le jour se lève (1939), Robert Bresson’s Un condamné à mort s’est échappé (1956) and Louis Malle’s Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958).

We will read criticism and reviews of all three films to deepen your appreciation of the them.

Lastly, you’ll listen to and study popular songs from the period each film exploded in the world of French cinéma.

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

SPR23 - French Cinema B1+/B2: Carné, Ouaniche

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. This quarter, we’ll explore two representations of theater in French cinéma. We’ll study one classic French film, Marcel Carné’s Les enfants du paradis (1945) as well as the more recent gem, Jacques Ouaniche’s L’esquive (2003).

We will read criticism and reviews of all three films to deepen your appreciation of the them.

Lastly, you’ll listen to and study popular songs from the period each film exploded in the world of French cinéma.

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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - One-Week Intensive B2 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2.5 hours daily from Tuesday to Friday, designed to strengthen major skills acquired during the B2 level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

This class can help you to boost your French or simply to give you more confidence and enhance your knowledge before joining the C1 level.

• Prerequisite: B2.3 course completed, or C1 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test.

• Next course: A specialized B2+ course or a C1 course upon approval (please take our C1 placement test and our Admissions Coordinator will contact you to assess your oral skills).


Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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 7.5h

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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 7.5h
C1 Expert

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - Expert Part 3 (C1.3)

General French
The third sublevel in C1 (Expert). In this course students will address topics including the pursuit of happiness, the digital era, and the francophone world and French language. Through authentic texts, videos, and reports, students will broaden their general and specialized vocabulary while mastering the grammatical structures necessary to debate a given topic and produce formal texts such as letters and articles.

Textbook (not included in tuition): Cosmopolite 5, Chapters 7-9

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.


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

SPR23 - 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

SPR23 - 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. Each session will focus on a different type of text, including songs, poems, literary excerpts, and speeches.

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

SPR23 - 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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