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A1 Beginner

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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 1 (Chapters 7-8 & DELF A1 review) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

WIN24 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 1 (Chapters 7-8 & DELF A1 review) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - One-Week Intensive A1 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2.5 hours daily from Monday to Thursday, 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

WIN24 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

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

Join us for this 4-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.

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Winter 2024 session receive an automatic 10% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 4 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
24 Jan 2024 ▸ 21 Feb 2024
A2 Intermediate

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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Découverte littéraire: Jacques Prévert A2

Workshops

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of French poetry while enhancing your language skills with our workshop on the life and works of Jacques Prévert, 20th century French poet and screenwriter. Engaged, funny or sad, ironic or melancholic, Prévert’s style may seem simple, but is touching and mesmerizing. His poems are taught in all French schools and his screenplays, like "Les enfants du Paradis", are among the masterpieces of French cinema.

Prerequisite: having completed General French A1.3 or A2.1, or A2.1/A2.2/A2.3 result at our placement test.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Friday   12:45pm ▸ 2:45pm
26 Jan 2024

WIN24 - Easy Reading in French A2+

Specialized French
Discover the pleasure of reading in French with accessible and engaging versions of French classics. This 5 week course will combine discussion about the plot, language study, and short written compositions.

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, 2h once a week, total of 10h

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

WIN24 - 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 review) - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
22 Feb 2024

WIN24 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

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

Join us for this 4-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.

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Winter 2024 session receive an automatic 10% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 4 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
24 Jan 2024 ▸ 21 Feb 2024
B1 Independent

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Essential Conversation B1+

Specialized French

This class will review essential vocabulary at the B1 level and teach you what you need to know to talk about yourself, your family, your interests and opinions, 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 B1.3 course, B1 Review, or B2.1 result at placement test. 


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

WIN24 - Français à la mode B1+/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. 

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. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a language lover, or simply intrigued by French culture, this course promises an enriching and inspiring experience.

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


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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Grands Livres, Grands Films: Tous les Matins du Monde B1+

Specialized French

Dive into the mesmerizing world of "Tous les matins du monde," a film by Alain Corneau and its literary counterpart by Pascal Quignard. 

Discover the complex relationship between state power and art, as reflected by the intertwined life stories of two visionary musicians, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais, set against the backdrop of 17th-century France and the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. We'll analyze the social and cultural nuances of this period, shedding light on the secrets that inspired their timeless compositions.

Whether you're a fan of one or both, or entirely new to this tale, our class provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the artistic beauty of "Tous les matins du monde" from cinematic and literary perspectives, while immersing yourself in the historical context of the time. Join us for a captivating journey into French culture, art, and history.


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


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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 3 (Chapters 7-9 & DELF B1 review) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

WIN24 - La France: Culture and Civilization B1+

Specialized French

This class will revolve around chapters from a textbook entitled "La France Contemporaine". In this course, we'll be working on a variety of topics, and discussing multiple areas: from French institutions, to education, to the Francophonie, social security, and culture, the interest of this class will truly be to discover various facets, of the territory, language, and life of the people of France.

All course materials will be made available on our e-learning platform, Apolearn.

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


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

WIN24 - Les Châteaux de la Loire B1

Workshops

Our Voyages Extraordinaires series presents "Les Châteaux de la Loire," a workshop blending history, architecture, and cultural exploration in the picturesque landscapes of the Loire Valley. Explore the rich history of the region known as the "Garden of France" and uncover captivating tales behind iconic châteaux, ranging from royal residences to fortresses, each telling a story of a bygone era.

Designed for intermediate French learners, this workshop not only delves into historical and architectural wonders, but also offers an opportunity to enhance your language skills. Immerse yourself in the captivating narratives with discussions, providing a unique experience for history enthusiasts, architecture aficionados, and those simply looking for travel ideas.

Prerequisite: having completed General French A2.3 or B1.1, or B1.1/B1.2/B1.3 result at our placement test.



Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
16 Mar 2024

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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
Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
22 Feb 2024

WIN24 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

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

Join us for this 4-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.

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Winter 2024 session receive an automatic 10% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 4 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
24 Jan 2024 ▸ 21 Feb 2024

WIN24- 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

WIN24- 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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h
B2 Advanced

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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

WIN24 - 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 & Workbook (not included in tuition): Défi 4 (Chapters 7-9 & DELF B2 review) - Textbook & workbook available here

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

WIN24 - Book Club B2: Simone de Beauvoir

Specialized French
In this course, students will read « Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée », by Simone de Beauvoir.

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 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

« Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée », by Simone de Beauvoir

« Je rêvais d'être ma propre cause et ma propre fin ; je pensais à présent que la littérature me permettrait de réaliser ce voeu. Elle m'assurerait une immortalité qui compenserait l'éternité perdue ; il n'y avait plus de Dieu pour m'aimer, mais je brûlerais dans des millions de coeurs. En écrivant une oeuvre nourrie de mon histoire, je me créerais moi-même à neuf et je justifierais mon existence. En même temps, je servirais l'humanité : quel plus beau cadeau lui faire que des livres ? Je m'intéressais à la fois à moi et aux autres ; j'acceptais mon "incarnation" mais je ne voulais pas renoncer à l'universel : ce projet conciliait tout ; il flattait toutes les aspirations qui s'étaient développées en moi au cours de ces quinze années. »

You can buy the book here.



Pace: Once a week, 1h30 per session (course duration varies)

WIN24 - Book Club B2: Tania de Montaigne

Specialized French
In this course, students will read « Sensibilités », by Tania de Montaigne.

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 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

« Sensibilités », by Tania de Montaigne

Il était une fois une femme qui avait décidé de faire le BIEN. Et c'est toujours bien de faire le BIEN, n'est-ce pas ? Cette femme travaillait dans une prestigieuse maison d'édition cotée en bourse, Feel Good était son nom. Chez Feel Good, on tenait par-dessus tout à ce que les actionnaires et les lecteurs soient heureux et calmes. Oui, on y mettait un point d'honneur. Mais, après tout, être heureux et calmes n'est-ce pas ce que nous voulons tous ? Cette femme, celle qui voulait faire le BIEN, se disait que les livres devaient être la première étape du chemin qui mènerait au bonheur. Déterminée, méthodique, rigoureuse, elle avait décidé que sa mission serait de nettoyer chaque mot de chaque texte pour que plus jamais personne ne soit heurté dans sa sensibilité. Corriger, à la source, chaque manuscrit dans un esprit Feel Good afin que tout le monde se sente bien, confortable. Se sentir bien, c'est important, n'est-ce pas ? Désormais, la seule et unique question qui la guiderait serait : est-ce que ce texte, cette phrase, ce mot peut être source d'inconfort ? Car l'inconfort n'était pas bon pour les lecteurs, pas bon pour les actionnaires, pas bon pour la vie sociale, il n'était pas Feel Good. Et être Feel Good c’est ce que nous voulons tous, n’est-ce pas? Mais on n’efface pas les maux de la société comme on efface les mots des manuscrits. Dehors, le monde est en colère, chaque jour apporte son nouveau lot de violence, de haine, de racisme… Être Feel Good ? Quitte à se laisser aveugler par le soleil du Bien et retirer des rayons les livres qui dérangent ? Quel en sera le prix ?
Dialogues hilarants. Situations justes et si souvent vraies, où l’ironie se mêle à la tendresse moqueuse. Une fable sur notre temps.

You can buy the book here.



Pace: Once a week, 1h30 per session (course duration varies)

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Français à la mode B1+/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. 

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. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast, a language lover, or simply intrigued by French culture, this course promises an enriching and inspiring experience.

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


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

WIN24 - French Cinema B2+: Muyl, Klapisch, Renais

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 the screenwriting and acting partnership of Agnès Jaoui et Jean-Pierre Bacri. We’ll study Philippe Muyl’s Cuisine et Dépendances (1993), Cédric Klapisch’s Un air de famille (1996), and Alain Renais’ On connaît la chanson (1997).

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

WIN24 - French Cinema B2+: Verda, Ackerman, Zlotowski

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 the female gaze as defined by Iris Brey in here book: Le regard féminin: Une revolution à l’écran. While the female gaze is not the opposite of the male gaze, it would be beneficial to elucidate what exactly is the male gaze. We will do this quickly through extracts from Ms. Brey’s book. This quarter we’ll study, Agnès Verda’s Cléo de 5 à 7 (1961), Chantal Ackerman’s Jeanne Dielman 23, quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975) and Rebecca Zlotowski’s Les enfants des autres (2020).

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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Oral Communication & Grammar 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 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

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

Join us for this 4-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.

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Winter 2024 session receive an automatic 10% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 4 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
24 Jan 2024 ▸ 21 Feb 2024
C1 Expert

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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   1:30pm ▸ 3:30pm
06 Dec 2023 ▸ 20 Dec 2023

WIN24 - Expert Part 2 (C1.2)

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

Textbook and Workbook (not included in tuition): Tendances C1/C2, Unité 2 (leçons 3), Unité 3 (leçons 1 à 3) et Unité 4 (leçon 1)  
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

WIN24 - 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 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.


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

WIN24 - French Gastronomy C1

Specialized French

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.

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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - 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

WIN24 - Yoga in French

Experiential Classes

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

Join us for this 4-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.

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Winter 2024 session receive an automatic 10% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 4 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
24 Jan 2024 ▸ 21 Feb 2024
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

Sorry, this course is sold out.

But you can be added to a waiting list in case a spot becomes available.

Code: 6384-B1.2-GR2-EVE-WED-Online


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