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A1 Beginner

Corporate - Private
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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - One-Week Intensive A1 Review

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

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

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

• Next course: General French A2.1.

Pace: Intensive, 1 week, total of 10h

SPR24 - 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 Spring 2024 session receive a 5% 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
22 May 2024 ▸ 12 Jun 2024

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Saturday   11:15am ▸ 1:15pm
22 Jun 2024 ▸ 07 Sep 2024

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

SUM24 - Brittany and Crêpe-Making A1

Experiential Classes

Make French Crêpes in our New Experiential Workshop this Summer!

Travel to Brittany, this beautiful region of the West of France for an evening, through the art of crêpe-making and the opinions of a proud Breton. We’ll talk about the geography, the culture, the traditions of the region. We’ll also learn how to make its most famous dish, “La crêpe”, its toppings, through a demonstration and sampling. 

Great for beginners. You will learn 10 new words and expressions, essential for your trip to Brittany.

Prerequisite: none

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This class is taught by Emma Le Du, a French native from Brittany. Crêpes and galettes are a long-rooted geographic and family tradition which represent the authenticity and excellence of the region. Emma is passionate about finding the essence of things, particularly as it relates to sense of place and group dynamics. That’s what she loves about being a tour guide to Brittany. When not in Brittany, Emma resides in the Pacific Northwest. When not teaching, she runs a non profit (TINFA), empowering teachers through technology and collaboration in under-served areas of Latin America. 

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Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
24 Jul 2024

SUM24 - Easy Reading and Pronunciation A1+

Specialized French
Discover the pleasure of reading in French with accessible and engaging versions of French classics. This 5-week course will fine-tune your comprehension and pronunciation skills.

Summer 1 Book: Jules Verne, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers
Summer 2 Book: Louis Pergaud, La Guerre des boutons

The class materials will be provided by the instructor before the start of the class.

Prerequisite: for students enrolled in A1.3. Students who have received an A2.1 result on the placement test are eligible to register.

Next course: any other Specialized French A1+, or General French A2.1
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SUM24 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
01 Aug 2024

SUM24 - One-Week Intensive A1 Review

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

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

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

• Next course: General French A2.1.

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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - One-Week Intensive A2 Review

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

SPR24 - 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 Spring 2024 session receive a 5% 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
22 May 2024 ▸ 12 Jun 2024

SUM24 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
01 Aug 2024

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Saturday   1pm ▸ 3pm
22 Jun 2024 ▸ 07 Sep 2024

SUM24 - One-Week Intensive A2 Review

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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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'.

Prerequisites: 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
08 Aug 2024
B1 Independent

SPR23 - 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

SPR24 - One-Week Intensive B1 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2 hours daily from Monday 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new 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

SPR24 - 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 Spring 2024 session receive a 5% 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
22 May 2024 ▸ 12 Jun 2024

SUM24 - Brittany and Crêpe-Making B1/B2

Experiential Classes
Make French Crêpes in our New Experiential Workshop this Summer!

Travel to Brittany, this beautiful region of the West of France for an evening, through the art of crêpe-making and the opinions of a proud Breton. We’ll talk about the geography, the culture, the traditions of the region. We’ll also learn how to make its most famous dish, “La crêpe”, its toppings, through a demonstration and sampling. 

The class will be taught in French, with few English translations.

Prerequisite: B1

*

This class is taught by Emma Le Du, a French native from Brittany. Crêpes and galettes are a long-rooted geographic and family tradition which represent the authenticity and excellence of the region. Emma is passionate about finding the essence of things, particularly as it relates to sense of place and group dynamics. That’s what she loves about being a tour guide to Brittany. When not in Brittany, Emma resides in the Pacific Northwest. When not teaching, she runs a non profit (TINFA), empowering teachers through technology and collaboration in under-served areas of Latin America. 

*


Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
14 Aug 2024

SUM24 - French for Travel B1

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

• Prerequisite: General French A2.3 course, A2 Review, or B1.1 result at our placement test
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - Independent Part 1 (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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Tue & Thu   11am ▸ 12:30pm
20 Jun 2024 ▸ 29 Aug 2024

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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
17 Aug 2024

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - Making French Grammar Easy B1+/B2

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

This course can be taken more than once as content is adapted based on the students who have registered (returning students will study new material). 

• Prerequisite: General French B1.3 course, B1 Review, or B2.1 result at placement test. New students are invited to take a short online placement test


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
15 Aug 2024

SUM24 - One-Week Intensive B1 Review

Intensive Courses
An intensive week, 2 hours daily from Monday 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

SUM24 - Oral Communication B1+

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who reached at the end of the B1 level (completed B1.3) 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 B1.1 or B1.2 completed, or B1.3/B2 result at our placement test.

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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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'.

Prerequisites: 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
08 Aug 2024

SUM24 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires!

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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
10 Aug 2024

SUM24- 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
B2 Advanced

SPR23 - 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

SPR24 - Le Paris des Artistes B2+/C1

Workshops

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant and eclectic world of artistic expression in the "Paris of Artists." This immersive course invites participants to explore the City of Light as a haven for painters, performers, and visionaries alike.

Across two sessions we will delve into the lives, works, and enduring legacies of iconic figures such as Josephine Baker, whose electrifying performances ignited the stages of Montmartre and captivated audiences worldwide. From the avant-garde experimentation of surrealists like René Magritte to the bold brushstrokes of impressionist masters like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, participants will unravel the diverse influences and groundbreaking movements that have shaped Paris as a crucible of artistic innovation.

Through engaging discussions students will gain insight into the unique contributions of these visionary creators, while also exploring the dynamic intersections between art, society, and cultural identity in the Parisian landscape.

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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our new 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

SPR24 - 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 Spring 2024 session receive a 5% 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
22 May 2024 ▸ 12 Jun 2024

SUM24 - 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, 2h per session, once a week, total of 20h

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - Book Club B2: Barbe bleue par Amélie Nothomb

Specialized French
In this course, students will read Barbe bleue by Amélie Nothomb.

Students will be responsible for weekly assigned readings and encouraged to share their questions and impressions on our elearning plateform. 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.

Barbe bleue by Amélie Nothomb

Saturnine Puissant, jeune professeure à l'École du Louvre, répond à une annonce de colocation trop avantageuse pour être tout à fait normale et pénètre dans le monde à la fois luxueux, surprenant et macabre de l'aristocrate espagnol Don Elemirio Nibal y Milcar. L'évolution de leur relation poussera la jeune femme à réfléchir et peut-être reconsidérer sa conception des normes relationnelles et de la rationalité du mode de vie de son insolite colocataire, Barbe Bleue philosophe des temps modernes.

You can buy the book here or here



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

SUM24 - Book Club B2: En attendant Bojangles par Olivier Bourdeaut

Specialized French
In this course, students will read En attendant Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut.

Students will be responsible for weekly assigned readings and encouraged to share their questions and impressions on our elearning plateform. 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.

En attendant Bojangles par Olivier Bourdeaut

Sous le regard émerveillé de leur fils, ils dansent sur «Mr. Bojangles» de Nina Simone. Leur amour est magique, vertigineux, une fête perpétuelle. Chez eux, il n'y a de place que pour le plaisir, la fantaisie et les amis.

Celle qui mène le bal, c'est la mère, imprévisible et extravagante. Elle n'a de cesse de les entraîner dans un tourbillon de poésie et de chimères.

Un jour, pourtant, elle va trop loin. Et père et fils feront tout pour éviter l'inéluctable, pour que la fête continue, coûte que coûte.

L'amour fou n'a jamais si bien porté son nom.

You can buy the book here




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

SUM24 - Brittany and Crêpe-Making B1/B2

Experiential Classes
Make French Crêpes in our New Experiential Workshop this Summer!

Travel to Brittany, this beautiful region of the West of France for an evening, through the art of crêpe-making and the opinions of a proud Breton. We’ll talk about the geography, the culture, the traditions of the region. We’ll also learn how to make its most famous dish, “La crêpe”, its toppings, through a demonstration and sampling. 

The class will be taught in French, with few English translations.

Prerequisite: B1

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This class is taught by Emma Le Du, a French native from Brittany. Crêpes and galettes are a long-rooted geographic and family tradition which represent the authenticity and excellence of the region. Emma is passionate about finding the essence of things, particularly as it relates to sense of place and group dynamics. That’s what she loves about being a tour guide to Brittany. When not in Brittany, Emma resides in the Pacific Northwest. When not teaching, she runs a non profit (TINFA), empowering teachers through technology and collaboration in under-served areas of Latin America. 

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Pace: Workshop, one session of 2h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   6:30pm ▸ 8:30pm
14 Aug 2024

SUM24 - French Cinema B2+

Specialized French

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

French Cinéma is also a conduit to explore ideas—philosophical, sociological, or political—embodied by actors on film. This quarter, we’ll study three (relatively) newly released films. They each uniquely explore healing, from events that were both physically and emotionally traumatic. First, there’s healing from an accident of our own making. This is often a singular journey. We’ll observe Jean Dujardin on this inner voyage of redemption across France in Denis Imbert’s Sur les Chemins noirs (2023). Next, in Yvan Attal’s Les Choses Humaines (2021), we’ll attempt to discern healing from a declared and contested traumatic event in a very public setting: the courtroom. Lastly, we’ll see if the rehabilitation part France’s justice system helps heal both victims and perpetrators of crimes in the powerful film: Je verrai toujours vos visages de Jeanne Herry (2023).

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.


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

SUM24 - 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 by the instructor.

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

SUM24 - Le Paris des Artistes B2+/C1

Workshops

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant and eclectic world of artistic expression in the "Paris of Artists." This immersive course invites participants to explore the City of Light as a haven for painters, performers, and visionaries alike.

Across two sessions we will delve into the lives, works, and enduring legacies of iconic figures such as Josephine Baker, whose electrifying performances ignited the stages of Montmartre and captivated audiences worldwide. From the avant-garde experimentation of surrealists like René Magritte to the bold brushstrokes of impressionist masters like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, participants will unravel the diverse influences and groundbreaking movements that have shaped Paris as a crucible of artistic innovation.

Through engaging discussions students will gain insight into the unique contributions of these visionary creators, while also exploring the dynamic intersections between art, society, and cultural identity in the Parisian landscape.

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

SUM24 - Making French Grammar Easy B1+/B2

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

This course can be taken more than once as content is adapted based on the students who have registered (returning students will study new material). 

• Prerequisite: General French B1.3 course, B1 Review, or B2.1 result at placement test. New students are invited to take a short online placement test


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
15 Aug 2024

SUM24 - 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 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 twice per week, total of 15h

SUM24 - 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

SUM24 - The Art of Translation B2+/C1

Specialized French

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

This course is comprised of the following five (5) sessions:

  • Translation of two French songs (Edith Piaf & Stromae)
  • Translation of two literary excerpts (Camus & Colette)
  • Translation of two poems (Prévert & Desnos)
  • Translation of a political speech (Macron) and an academic speech (Yourcenar)
  • Final discussions

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

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

SUM24 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

Workshops
Welcome to our workshop series Voyages Extraordinaires!

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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Saturday   9am ▸ 12pm
10 Aug 2024

SUM24 - 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
C1 Expert

SPR24 - Le Paris des Artistes B2+/C1

Workshops

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant and eclectic world of artistic expression in the "Paris of Artists." This immersive course invites participants to explore the City of Light as a haven for painters, performers, and visionaries alike.

Across two sessions we will delve into the lives, works, and enduring legacies of iconic figures such as Josephine Baker, whose electrifying performances ignited the stages of Montmartre and captivated audiences worldwide. From the avant-garde experimentation of surrealists like René Magritte to the bold brushstrokes of impressionist masters like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, participants will unravel the diverse influences and groundbreaking movements that have shaped Paris as a crucible of artistic innovation.

Through engaging discussions students will gain insight into the unique contributions of these visionary creators, while also exploring the dynamic intersections between art, society, and cultural identity in the Parisian landscape.

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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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 Spring 2024 session receive a 5% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 4 weeks, 1h per week
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Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
22 May 2024 ▸ 12 Jun 2024

SUM24 - Expert Part 4 (C1.4)

General French
The fourth and final sublevel in C1 (Expert). In this course, students will address topics as varied as pedagogy, the European Union, humor and cultural practices, and the environment. Through authentic texts, videos, and reports, students will broaden their general and specialized vocabulary while mastering the grammatical structures necessary to write argumentative and editorial texts, engage in debate, and share personal experiences related to the themes of the course.

Textbook and Workbook (not included in tuition): Tendances C1/C2, Unité 6
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.


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

SUM24 - Le Paris des Artistes B2+/C1

Workshops

Embark on a captivating journey through the vibrant and eclectic world of artistic expression in the "Paris of Artists." This immersive course invites participants to explore the City of Light as a haven for painters, performers, and visionaries alike.

Across two sessions we will delve into the lives, works, and enduring legacies of iconic figures such as Josephine Baker, whose electrifying performances ignited the stages of Montmartre and captivated audiences worldwide. From the avant-garde experimentation of surrealists like René Magritte to the bold brushstrokes of impressionist masters like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, participants will unravel the diverse influences and groundbreaking movements that have shaped Paris as a crucible of artistic innovation.

Through engaging discussions students will gain insight into the unique contributions of these visionary creators, while also exploring the dynamic intersections between art, society, and cultural identity in the Parisian landscape.

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

SUM24 - Oral Communication C1

Specialized French
This class is designed for students who have reached the end of the C1 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 C1 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. C1 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

SUM24 - The Art of Translation B2+/C1

Specialized French

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

This course is comprised of the following five (5) sessions:

  • Translation of two French songs (Edith Piaf & Stromae)
  • Translation of two literary excerpts (Camus & Colette)
  • Translation of two poems (Prévert & Desnos)
  • Translation of a political speech (Macron) and an academic speech (Yourcenar)
  • Final discussions

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

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

SUM24 - 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 2023-2024. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h