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A1 Beginner

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 1 (Chapters 1-3) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 1 (Chapters 4-6) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 1 (Chapters 4-6) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Tue & Thu   6pm ▸ 7:30pm
14 Sep 2023 ▸ 21 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Découverte littéraire: Le poète Robert Desnos A1

Workshops
Step into the enchanting realm of Robert Desnos, the prolific poet of surrealism and dreams! This immersive French workshop is tailored for learners at the A1 level, offering an exquisite journey through the life, works, and poetic genius of this influential French literary figure.

Engage in language exercises, vocabulary building, and discussions to deepen your appreciation of French poetry. Whether you're an aspiring poet, a French learner, or simply intrigued by Desnos' unique style, this workshop will enrich your language skills and ignite your creativity.

Prerequisites: having completed General French A1.1 (or 30 hours of French study), or received an A1.2 result at our placement test.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 1.5h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Friday   9:30am ▸ 11am
20 Oct 2023

FALL23 - Essential Conversation A1+

Specialized French

This class will review essential vocabulary at the A1 level and teach you what you need to know to talk about yourself, your family, and your interests, and to get by in everyday situations. You'll learn how to pronounce French words and use key vocabulary and phrases for authentic cultural experiences. 

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


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

FALL23 - French Arts for the Holidays A1

Workshops

Celebrate the holiday season by creating a greeting card in French! In this family workshop—open to all, and great for parents and children 7y old+—you will learn basic art techniques and French phrases simultaneously. Stencils, images, and live demonstrations will make it easy to come away from the workshop having expanded your French vocabulary and a finished holiday card to share with your loved ones.

The workshop will be led by visual artist Nicholas Enevoldsen and French instructor Pauline Chateau.

Ideal for complete beginners or beginners at the A1 level.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Saturday   10am ▸ 12pm
16 Dec 2023

FALL23 - French Pronunciation A1/A2

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

Prerequesite: Students must have completed A1.1 or at least 30 hours of French study. Recommended for A1 and A2 levels.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

FALL23 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

Welcome to Yoga in French, a new experiential class offered by the Alliance Française de Seattle in partnership with certified yoga instructor Fleur-Anne Serre.


Join us for this 5-week guided yoga course that seamlessly blends dynamic Vinyasa with soothing Hatha, all centered around mindful breathing. Yoga in French classes led by Fleur-Anne are thoughtfully designed for adaptability and inclusivity, catering to all participants. This inclusiveness ensures that every individual can unlock their potential through this discipline.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the practice and get introduced to new vocabulary in French, allowing you to not only nurture your body and mind but also expand your language skills over the course of several weeks. Fleur-Anne will guide you through fluid poses and calming meditation moments, aiming to harmonize your body and mind. Each session will initiate with a brief meditation segment and conclude with a period of relaxation.


The class is open to all levels of French starting at A1+. Open to all levels of yoga.


Class schedule:
This is a 5-week session from November 8 to December 6.


Discounts:
 AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Fall23 session receive an automatic 10% discount.


Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
08 Nov 2023 ▸ 06 Dec 2023
A2 Intermediate

FALL23 - 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 2022-23. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
02 Dec 2023

FALL23 - Découverte littéraire: Charles Perrault A2+

Workshops

The magic of fairy tales with Charles Perrault 

Discover the enchanting world of French literature through the lens of Charles Perrault, a renowned 17th-century author whose timeless tales continue to captivate readers of all ages. Tailored for French learners at the A2+ level, this engaging 3-part workshop will allow you to delve into Perrault's classic fairy tales, explore key language concepts, and learn more about the society that influenced his writing. 

On Mondays, December 4, 11 and 18, from 9am to 11am (in person)

Prerequisite: having completed General French A2.3, or B1.1 result at our placement test.


Pace: Workshop, three sessions of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Monday   9am ▸ 11am
04 Dec 2023 ▸ 18 Dec 2023

FALL23 - Découverte littéraire: Jules Verne A2+

Workshops

Jules Verne’s extraordinary worlds 

Welcome to the captivating world of Jules Verne! This three-part workshop is designed for French learners at the A2+ level who are eager to explore the literary legacy of the visionary French author, Jules Verne. Through engaging discussions, interactive activities, and language exercises, participants will not only enhance their French language skills but also gain insight into the imaginative worlds created by this influential writer. 

On Mondays, December 4, 11 and 18 from 7-9pm (online)

Prerequisite: having completed General French A2.3, or B1.1 result at our placement test.



Pace: Workshop, three sessions of 2h

FALL23 - French Pronunciation A1/A2

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

Prerequesite: Students must have completed A1.1 or at least 30 hours of French study. Recommended for A1 and A2 levels.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 2 (Chapters 1-3) - 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

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 2 (Chapters 1-3) - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 2 (Chapters 4-6) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 2 (Chapters 7-8 & DELF A2) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - Les Infos sur RFI A2+

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who recently finished the A2+ level (completed A2.3 ) 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 A2+ 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. A2 + 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 A2.3, or A2.3 result at our placement test.

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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - 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 A2 level, 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. For learners who finished A2.1 or A2.2.

Prerequisite: A2.1 or A2.2 course, or A2.1/A2.2 result at placement test. New students and students returning after more than three quarters are required to take a short online placement test.
Pace: Regular
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Monday   6:15pm ▸ 7:45pm
23 Oct 2023 ▸ 20 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

Welcome to Yoga in French, a new experiential class offered by the Alliance Française de Seattle in partnership with certified yoga instructor Fleur-Anne Serre.


Join us for this 5-week guided yoga course that seamlessly blends dynamic Vinyasa with soothing Hatha, all centered around mindful breathing. Yoga in French classes led by Fleur-Anne are thoughtfully designed for adaptability and inclusivity, catering to all participants. This inclusiveness ensures that every individual can unlock their potential through this discipline.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the practice and get introduced to new vocabulary in French, allowing you to not only nurture your body and mind but also expand your language skills over the course of several weeks. Fleur-Anne will guide you through fluid poses and calming meditation moments, aiming to harmonize your body and mind. Each session will initiate with a brief meditation segment and conclude with a period of relaxation.


The class is open to all levels of French starting at A1+. Open to all levels of yoga.


Class schedule:
This is a 5-week session from November 8 to December 6.


Discounts:
 AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Fall23 session receive an automatic 10% discount.


Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
08 Nov 2023 ▸ 06 Dec 2023
B1 Independent

FALL23 - 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 2022-23. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
02 Dec 2023

FALL23 - Discover the French Speaking World B1

Specialized French
Discover the richness of the French-speaking world from Africa to the Caribbean, to Quebec, and to Europe! We will explore selected Francophone histories and geographies through engaging excerpts of classic Francophone texts, discussions of internationally acclaimed films, culinary dishes, music, public figures, and snapshots of everyday life. We will use the textbook La Culture Francophone to develop our language and conversation skills.   

Materials: The textbook used, La Culture Francophone, is not required; the instructor will make PDF files available to students.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

FALL23 - French Short Films and Short Readings B1

Specialized French
A great introductory step, before diving into the world of French long form films, is the study of French short form films. Shorts can run anywhere from one to twenty minutes, if not a bit longer. Studying French cinema of any length is a spectacular way to perfect one’s oral comprehension. Shorts will serve as the topic of conversation each session, as this course is primarily an Oral Communication class.

Additionally, before embarking into the world of French long-form literature, reading novels in français facile is a formidable debut. Students will read a chapter each week of a classic French novel condensed and transformed into français facile. These pages will be accompanied by several questions to aid and guide comprehension.

Prerequisite: General French B1.1 or B1.2, or B1.2 result at our placement test.
Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 15h

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 3 (Chapters 1-3) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 3 (Chapters 1-3) - Textbook & workbook available here

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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 3 (Chapters 4-6) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - 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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 1 Grammar

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 1 will focus on Grammar
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 2 Vocabulary

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 2 will focus on Vocabulary
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 3 Pronunciation

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 3 will focus on Pronunciation.
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Embark on a journey to explore the enchanting region of Martinique! This immersive experience is designed to enhance your language skills while immersing you in the vibrant culture, history, and natural beauty of this Caribbean gem.

Immerse yourself in the French language throughout the workshop, engaging in interactive activities, conversations, and language exercises tailored to the wonders of Martinique. Discover the unique blend of French and Creole influences that shape the identity of Martinique, learn about the island's fascinating history, traditional music, dance, and local customs. Whether you're a language enthusiast, a traveler, or simply curious about the culture of Martinique, this workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the French language and the richness of this Caribbean paradise.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Réunion B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Immerse yourself in the wonders of La Réunion Island; this unique workshop is designed to elevate your French language proficiency while uncovering the cultural richness, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse heritage of this tropical paradise.

Discover the melting pot of cultures that shape La Réunion's identity, the island's French, African, Indian, and Chinese influences, and how they blend harmoniously into its vibrant society. You'll explore the flavors of La Réunion's cuisine, the awe-inspiring beauty of La Réunion's landscapes, and its traditional music and dance. Gain a deeper understanding of the island's history, customs, and way of life.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   4pm ▸ 7pm
28 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: Nantes, ville de Jules Verne B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Embark on an exciting journey to explore the magnificent city of Nantes. This unique workshop is designed for language enthusiasts who not only wish to enhance their French skills but also want to delve into the rich history, culture, and traditions of this enchanting city in western France. 

You will discover Nantes, a city steeped in culture and history, with iconic landmarks such as the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. We will engage in conversations about Nantes' rich maritime history, vibrant festivals, its culinary specialties and the famous Muscadet wine. And finally, we will discuss one of Nantes' most famous figures: author Jules Verne! Whether you are a student, a traveler, or simply a Francophile, this immersive experience will cater to your language learning needs while providing an unforgettable journey.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
04 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: Rennes et la Bretagne B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Embark on an exciting journey to explore the charming city of Rennes and the captivating region of Bretagne. This unique workshop is designed for language enthusiasts who not only wish to enhance their French skills but also want to delve into the rich history, culture, and traditions of this part of France. 

You will talk about Rennes, a city steeped in history and adorned with a blend of ancient and modern architecture. You will learn about the vibrant Breton culture, its unique festivals, traditional cuisine, and folklore that have shaped the identity of the region for centuries. Whether you are a student, a traveler, or simply a Francophile, this immersive experience will cater to your language learning needs while providing an unforgettable journey through the heart of Bretagne.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
02 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

Welcome to Yoga in French, a new experiential class offered by the Alliance Française de Seattle in partnership with certified yoga instructor Fleur-Anne Serre.


Join us for this 5-week guided yoga course that seamlessly blends dynamic Vinyasa with soothing Hatha, all centered around mindful breathing. Yoga in French classes led by Fleur-Anne are thoughtfully designed for adaptability and inclusivity, catering to all participants. This inclusiveness ensures that every individual can unlock their potential through this discipline.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the practice and get introduced to new vocabulary in French, allowing you to not only nurture your body and mind but also expand your language skills over the course of several weeks. Fleur-Anne will guide you through fluid poses and calming meditation moments, aiming to harmonize your body and mind. Each session will initiate with a brief meditation segment and conclude with a period of relaxation.


The class is open to all levels of French starting at A1+. Open to all levels of yoga.


Class schedule:
This is a 5-week session from November 8 to December 6.


Discounts:
 AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Fall23 session receive an automatic 10% discount.


Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
08 Nov 2023 ▸ 06 Dec 2023
B2 Advanced

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 4 (Chapters 1-3) - Textbook & workbook available here 

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

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 4 (Chapters 1-3) - Textbook & workbook available here 

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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

FALL23 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 4 (Chapters 4-6) - Textbook & workbook available here 

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

FALL23 - Book Club B1+: 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 B1.1, B1.2 or B1.3 course,or 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/

• 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

FALL23 - Book Club B2: Mohamed Mbougar Sarr

Specialized French
In this course, students will read La plus secrète  mémoire des hommes par Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Prix Goncourt 2022. 

You can buy the book here.

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.

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

FALL23 - Book Club B2: Simone de Beauvoir et Marguerite Yourcenar

Specialized French
In this course, students will read « Les inséparables », by Simone de Beauvoir and « Alexis ou le traité du vain combat », by Marguerite Yourcenar.

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.

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.

« Les inséparables », by Simone de Beauvoir

Une nouvelle inédite, autobiographique et intime de la grande philosophe, lauréate du prix Goncourt et icône du féminisme. Écrit en 1954, cinq ans après la publication du Deuxième sexe, Les Inséparables raconte l'amitié passionnée qui unit Sylvie à Andrée – alter égo de Simone de Beauvoir et d'Élisabeth Lacoin (Zaza) – depuis l'âge de neuf ans où elles font connaissance au Cours Désir. Andrée est joyeuse, impertinente, audacieuse tandis que Sylvie plus traditionnelle et timide se sent irrésistiblement attirée par cette personnalité solaire. Ensemble elles apprennent à se libérer des conventions et des attentes asphyxiantes de leur entourage, ignorantes du prix tragique à payer pour leur liberté et leurs ambitions intellectuelles et existentielle. Cette histoire cathartique pour l'auteur, peut-être trop révélatrice pour être publiée de son vivant, dont la publication aujourd'hui, augmentée de photographies personnelles et de lettres de l'époque entre les deux amies, constitue un véritable événement littéraire.

You can buy the book here.

« Alexis ou le traité du vain combat », by Marguerite Yourcenar

Alexis s'interroge pour mieux comprendre le monde et mieux se comprendre lui-même. Il cherche à sortir d'une situation fausse qui est l'échec de son mariage. Une longue lettre forme tout le récit où il prend sa femme à témoin du vain combat qu'il a mené contre son penchant naturel et sa vocation véritable. Alexis est le premier roman de Marguerite Yourcenar et a révélé son grand talent d'écrivain.

You can buy the book here.


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

FALL23 - 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 2022-23. This workshop is eligible for clock hours. Send an email to school@afseattle.org for more details.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
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Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
02 Dec 2023

FALL23 - Découverte littéraire: Marcel Proust B2+

Workshops


Welcome to the captivating world of Marcel Proust, one of the most celebrated and influential authors in French literature! This immersive advanced French workshop is designed for language enthusiasts who wish to embark on a literary exploration of Proust's masterpieces and delve into the intricate themes that shaped his writing.

In this 2-part workshop, you will analyze key excerpts and passages from Proust's works, examine his characters, and engage in discussions on the themes presented in Proust's writing, such as time, memory, love, and the nature of art. This workshop is tailored for advanced French students with a deep interest in literature, language, and the works of Marcel Proust. Participants should have a solid grasp of the French language and be eager to explore the intricacies of Proust's writing.

Prerequisite: having completed General French B2.3, or a B2+ placement recommendation from our Admissions Coordinator.


Pace: Workshop, two sessions of 2h

FALL23 - French Cinema B2+: Leconte, Chabat, Hazanavicius

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 humor à la française, studying three cult classics, Patrice Leconte’s Les Bronzés font du ski (1979), Alain Chabat’s Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre (2002) and Michel Hazanavicius’s OSS 117 : Le Caire, Nid d’espions (2006).

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:B2.3 or B2+ course completed, or B2.3 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


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

FALL23 - French Cinema B2+: Poiré, Desplechin

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 celebrate Christmas à la française. We’ll study the cult classic Jean-Marie Poiré’s Père Noël est une ordure (1982) as well as the more recent gem, Arnaud Desplechin’s Un conte de noël(2008).

 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:B2.3 or B2+ course completed, or B2.3 result at placement test.

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - Le français à la mode B2

Specialized French
Step into the glamorous world of French fashion with our captivating course, "Le Français à la Mode"! .

Immerse yourself in the evolution of French fashion as we journey through its rich history. From the iconic "petite robe noire" (little black dress) to the timeless elegance of "les ballet flats," you'll gain insight into the iconic pieces that have shaped the world of fashion. You will also unravel the secrets of the "French Touch", dive into the alluring world of French perfumes' crasftmanship, and explore the cultural significance of perfumes in French society.

Join us to engage in discussions and interactive activities related to French fashion and culture, and enhance your vocabulary, refine your pronunciation, and build confidence in expressing yourself in French. French learners of all levels who have a passion for fashion, culture, and language are welcome to register. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a language lover, or simply intrigued by French culture, this course promises an enriching and inspiring experience.

Prerequisites: having completed General French B1.3, or a minimum result of B2.1 at our placement test
Pace: Regular, 10 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 15h

FALL23 - Le Paris des Écrivains: Maupassant, Hugo, Zola B2+

Workshops

This literary journey will transport you to the heart of Paris, where three iconic authors—Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, and Émile Zola—found their inspiration, penned their masterpieces, and left an indelible mark on the literary landscape.

During this 2-part workshop, participants will delve into the lives, works, and impact of these three literary giants, exploring their unique styles, themes, and contributions to the literary canon. Through a blend of interactive discussions, engaging presentations, and guided activities, attendees will gain a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of French literature and the city that inspired it.

All materials will be provided by the instructor before and during class via the Apolearn platform.

Prerequisite: having completed General French B2.3 or having received a B2+/C1 recommendation from our Admissions Coordinator. This workshop is for advanced French speakers and will be held mainly in French. 


Pace: Workshop, two sessions of 2h

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 1 Grammar

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 1 will focus on Grammar
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 2 Vocabulary

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 2 will focus on Vocabulary
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 3 Pronunciation

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 3 will focus on Pronunciation.
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Embark on a journey to explore the enchanting region of Martinique! This immersive experience is designed to enhance your language skills while immersing you in the vibrant culture, history, and natural beauty of this Caribbean gem.

Immerse yourself in the French language throughout the workshop, engaging in interactive activities, conversations, and language exercises tailored to the wonders of Martinique. Discover the unique blend of French and Creole influences that shape the identity of Martinique, learn about the island's fascinating history, traditional music, dance, and local customs. Whether you're a language enthusiast, a traveler, or simply curious about the culture of Martinique, this workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the French language and the richness of this Caribbean paradise.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Réunion B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Immerse yourself in the wonders of La Réunion Island; this unique workshop is designed to elevate your French language proficiency while uncovering the cultural richness, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse heritage of this tropical paradise.

Discover the melting pot of cultures that shape La Réunion's identity, the island's French, African, Indian, and Chinese influences, and how they blend harmoniously into its vibrant society. You'll explore the flavors of La Réunion's cuisine, the awe-inspiring beauty of La Réunion's landscapes, and its traditional music and dance. Gain a deeper understanding of the island's history, customs, and way of life.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Tuesday   4pm ▸ 7pm
28 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: Nantes, ville de Jules Verne B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Embark on an exciting journey to explore the magnificent city of Nantes. This unique workshop is designed for language enthusiasts who not only wish to enhance their French skills but also want to delve into the rich history, culture, and traditions of this enchanting city in western France. 

You will discover Nantes, a city steeped in culture and history, with iconic landmarks such as the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. We will engage in conversations about Nantes' rich maritime history, vibrant festivals, its culinary specialties and the famous Muscadet wine. And finally, we will discuss one of Nantes' most famous figures: author Jules Verne! Whether you are a student, a traveler, or simply a Francophile, this immersive experience will cater to your language learning needs while providing an unforgettable journey.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
04 Nov 2023

FALL23 - Voyages Extraordinaires: Rennes et la Bretagne B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new Fall workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires (in hommage to Jules Verne)! 

Embark on an exciting journey to explore the charming city of Rennes and the captivating region of Bretagne. This unique workshop is designed for language enthusiasts who not only wish to enhance their French skills but also want to delve into the rich history, culture, and traditions of this part of France. 

You will talk about Rennes, a city steeped in history and adorned with a blend of ancient and modern architecture. You will learn about the vibrant Breton culture, its unique festivals, traditional cuisine, and folklore that have shaped the identity of the region for centuries. Whether you are a student, a traveler, or simply a Francophile, this immersive experience will cater to your language learning needs while providing an unforgettable journey through the heart of Bretagne.

Prerequisite: This workshop is for B1 and B2 levels. You must have a minimum of B1.1 result at our placement test, or have completed General French A2.3. This workshop will be conducted mainly in French.
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
02 Nov 2023

FALL23 - World News and Society B2

Specialized French

This class is designed for all students at the B2 level who wish to strengthen their oral and reading comprehension through authentic resources based on current events and to refine their oral expression during class in order to formulate ideas and opinions. Students will also have the option to submit short written productions on the e-learning platform and receive personalized feedback.

Each week, a different document (video, radio show, article) will be provided on the e-learning platform before class (expect no more than 1 hour of autonomous study per week) and discussed during class. Relevant vocabulary and grammar points at the B2 level will be reviewed based on support materials. Throughout the course, students will receive personalized and prompt feedback from their instructor on grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation.

Prerequisite: General French B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, or B2.2/B2.3 result at our placement test


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

FALL23 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

Welcome to Yoga in French, a new experiential class offered by the Alliance Française de Seattle in partnership with certified yoga instructor Fleur-Anne Serre.


Join us for this 5-week guided yoga course that seamlessly blends dynamic Vinyasa with soothing Hatha, all centered around mindful breathing. Yoga in French classes led by Fleur-Anne are thoughtfully designed for adaptability and inclusivity, catering to all participants. This inclusiveness ensures that every individual can unlock their potential through this discipline.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the practice and get introduced to new vocabulary in French, allowing you to not only nurture your body and mind but also expand your language skills over the course of several weeks. Fleur-Anne will guide you through fluid poses and calming meditation moments, aiming to harmonize your body and mind. Each session will initiate with a brief meditation segment and conclude with a period of relaxation.


The class is open to all levels of French starting at A1+. Open to all levels of yoga.


Class schedule:
This is a 5-week session from November 8 to December 6.


Discounts:
 AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Fall23 session receive an automatic 10% discount.


Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
08 Nov 2023 ▸ 06 Dec 2023
C1 Expert

FALL23 - 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 and Workbook (not included in tuition): Tendances C1/C2, Unité 1 (leçons 1 à 3) et Unité 2 (leçons 1 et 2): 
Textbook : Tendances C1/C2 Clé International
Workbook : Cahier d'activités Tendances C1/C2 Clé International

Prerequisite: Both former and current AFSeattle students who never took classes at the C1 level, 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

FALL23 - French Artists Writing on Food 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 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


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

FALL23 - Holiday Special: French Gastronomy C1

Workshops

Embark on a culinary and linguistic journey through the heart of France's culinary heritage! Indulge your senses and deepen your appreciation for the rich tapestry of French culture through the lens of its world-renowned gastronomy, with a focus on traditional holiday celebrations and dishes.

In this 3-part workshop, through a combination of interactive language lessons and gastronomic discussions, students will elevate their language skills while discovering the secrets behind classic French gastronomy. You will build upon your advanced language foundation by engaging in nuanced conversations about food, wine, and culinary experiences; and enhance your vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension while exploring gastronomic literature and resources.

Prerequisite: any General French C1-level class, or a C1 placement approved by our Admissions Coordinator.


Pace: Workshop, three sessions of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 1 Grammar

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 1 will focus on Grammar
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 2 Vocabulary

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 2 will focus on Vocabulary
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - Paris, je t'aime Linguistic Workshop B1/B2/C1 - Part 3 Pronunciation

Workshops

This 3-part workshop series explores the short film 14e arrondissement by Alexander Payne, from the 2006 anthology Paris, je t'aime. Follow Carole, a mailwoman from Denver, Colorado in her discovery of Paris 14th arrondissement to identify English speakers' difficulties in speaking French. With a comparative analysis of French and English, and through an authentic and cultural approach, these 3 workshops will provide keys to become aware of deceptive cognates and common mistakes in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. 

Part 3 will focus on Pronunciation.
You may sign up for one, two, or all three parts of the series! Members get 10% off any additional course in the same term.

Open to B1/B2/C1 levels (the workshop will be conducted in French). Take our placement test here.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h

FALL23 - 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

FALL23 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

Welcome to Yoga in French, a new experiential class offered by the Alliance Française de Seattle in partnership with certified yoga instructor Fleur-Anne Serre.


Join us for this 5-week guided yoga course that seamlessly blends dynamic Vinyasa with soothing Hatha, all centered around mindful breathing. Yoga in French classes led by Fleur-Anne are thoughtfully designed for adaptability and inclusivity, catering to all participants. This inclusiveness ensures that every individual can unlock their potential through this discipline.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the practice and get introduced to new vocabulary in French, allowing you to not only nurture your body and mind but also expand your language skills over the course of several weeks. Fleur-Anne will guide you through fluid poses and calming meditation moments, aiming to harmonize your body and mind. Each session will initiate with a brief meditation segment and conclude with a period of relaxation.


The class is open to all levels of French starting at A1+. Open to all levels of yoga.


Class schedule:
This is a 5-week session from November 8 to December 6.


Discounts:
 AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Fall23 session receive an automatic 10% discount.


Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
08 Nov 2023 ▸ 06 Dec 2023
Open to All

FALL23 - French Arts for the Holidays A1

Workshops

Celebrate the holiday season by creating a greeting card in French! In this family workshop—open to all, and great for parents and children 7y old+—you will learn basic art techniques and French phrases simultaneously. Stencils, images, and live demonstrations will make it easy to come away from the workshop having expanded your French vocabulary and a finished holiday card to share with your loved ones.

The workshop will be led by visual artist Nicholas Enevoldsen and French instructor Pauline Chateau.

Ideal for complete beginners or beginners at the A1 level.


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Saturday   10am ▸ 12pm
16 Dec 2023