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A1 Beginner

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Saturday   9:45am ▸ 11:45am
06 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 Jun 2024

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

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

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

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

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Spring 2024 session receive a 5% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
17 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 May 2024

SPR24- 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 - 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
A2 Intermediate

Corporate - Private
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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Wednesday 3 Apr 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
03 Apr 2024
Thursday 4 Apr 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
04 Apr 2024
Wednesday 10 Apr 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
10 Apr 2024
Thursday 11 Apr 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
11 Apr 2024
Wednesday 17 Apr 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
17 Apr 2024
Thursday 18 Apr 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
18 Apr 2024
Thursday 2 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
02 May 2024
Wednesday 8 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
08 May 2024
Thursday 9 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
09 May 2024
Wednesday 15 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
15 May 2024
Thursday 16 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
16 May 2024
Wednesday 22 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
22 May 2024
Thursday 23 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
23 May 2024
Wednesday 29 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
29 May 2024
Thursday 30 May 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
30 May 2024
Wednesday 5 Jun 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
05 Jun 2024
Thursday 6 Jun 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
06 Jun 2024
Wednesday 12 Jun 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
12 Jun 2024
Thursday 13 Jun 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
13 Jun 2024
Wednesday 19 Jun 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
19 Jun 2024
Thursday 20 Jun 2024 - 3:30pm ▸ 4:30pm
20 Jun 2024
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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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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 19 Apr 2024 - 12:30pm ▸ 2:30pm
19 Apr 2024

SPR24 - Easy Reading and Pronunciation A2 Arsène Lupin, l’aiguille creuse

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. .

Spring 1 Book: Arsène Lupin, l’aiguille creuse by Maurice Leblanc
The class materials will be provided by the instructor before the start of the class.

Prerequisite: for students enrolled in A2.1, A2.2 or  A2.3. Students who have received an A2.1, A2.2, A2.3 result on the placement test are eligible to register.

Next course: any other Specialized French A2 or A2+.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

SPR24 - Easy Reading and Pronunciation A2 De la Terre à la Lune, Jules Verne

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. .

Spring 2 Book: De la Terre à la Lune, Jules Verne
The class materials will be provided by the instructor before the start of the class..

Prerequisite: for students enrolled in A2.1, A2.2 or  A2.3. Students who have received an A2.1, A2.2, A2.3 result on the placement test are eligible to register.

Next course: any other Specialized French A2 or A2+.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h

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 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - Intermediate Part 2 (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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Tue & Thu   9am ▸ 10:30am
02 Apr 2024 ▸ 06 Jun 2024

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Saturday   1pm ▸ 3pm
06 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 Jun 2024

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 - 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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Spring 2024 session receive a 5% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
17 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 May 2024

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 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
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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
13 Jun 2024

SPR24 - Conversations on French Contemporary Culture B1+

Specialized French

In this class we'll be working on a variety of engaging cultural topics ranging from French societal matters, music, art and education, while practicing conversational skills and getting familiar with current vocabulary.

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, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - Grands Livres, Grands Films: Entre les murs B1+

Specialized French

Step into the shoes of François Bégaudeau, a French literature teacher battling challenges within a diverse Parisian classroom in "The Class," both the acclaimed novel and its award-winning movie adaptation. This course throws you into the heart of a complex educational landscape, examining: the realities and struggles of modern day education; the dynamics between students, teachers, and authority figures; themes of social, cultural, and economic disparity; and the power and limitations of language and literature..

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

SPR24 - Grands Livres, Grands Films: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran B1+

Specialized French

Embark on a journey of unexpected friendship and profound lessons with "Mr. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran," Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt's acclaimed novel and its captivating film adaptation. This course delves into the heartwarming story of Momo, a troubled young boy, and Mr. Ibrahim, a wise old shopkeeper, whose unlikely bond transcends religious and cultural differences.

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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Tue & Thu   9am ▸ 10:30am
02 Apr 2024 ▸ 06 Jun 2024

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

SPR24 - 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

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 - 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

SPR24 - 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

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 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

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

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

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

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


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

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

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

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

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

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Spring 2024 session receive a 5% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
17 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 May 2024

SPR24- 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 - 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

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
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
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Online
Thursday   1pm ▸ 4pm
13 Jun 2024

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - Advanced Part 2 (B2.2)

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

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

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

Next course: General French B2.3 and/or a Specialized B2 course

Clock hours eligible: AFSeattle is a Washington State approved clock hour provider in 2022-2023. Please send an email to info@afseattle.org upon enrollment.

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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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, 2h30 per session, once a week, total of 25h

SPR24 - Book Club B2: Comme un ciel en nous

Specialized French
In this course, students will read Comme un ciel en nous, by Jakuta Alikavazovic.

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.

Comme un ciel en nous, by Jakuta Alikavazovic

Si l’on s’en tient aux faits, l’auteure passe la nuit du 7 au 8 mars 2020 au musée du Louvre, section des Antiques, salle des Cariatides, avec un sac en bandoulière dans lequel il y a, entre autres, une barre de nougat illicite.

Les faits, heureusement, ne sont rien dans ce livre personnel, original, traversé d’ombres nocturnes et de fantômes du passé, de glissades pieds nus sous la Vénus de Milo, ce livre joyeux et mélancolique, qui précise vite son intention : « Je suis venue ici cette nuit pour redevenir la fille de mon père. »

Quel père, en fait ? Celui, biologique, né en 1951 dans un village du Monténégro, alors une partie de la défunte Yougoslavie, qui vient à Paris par amour, par fuite, pour voir le Louvre, une ville dans la ville, un père qui ne sait pas bien parler le français et voit tout en noir et blanc. Celui, plus probable, le père exilé à qui l’on a dit que « sa fille ne parlera jamais français », l’esthète-pilleur qui se promène l’air de rien avec sa fille Jakuta au Louvre, et lui demande, lui transmet en héritage : « Et toi, comment t’y prendrais-tu pour voler la Joconde ? ». En effet : comment ?

Même si l’auteure exprime que « la honte vous rassemble bien mieux que le reste », il serait aisé, après la lecture, d’affirmer que l’amour, celui réciproque d’un père pour sa fille unique, vous rassemble et vous tient debout. Comme la Vénus de Milo, les siècles durant.

You can buy the book here.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SPR24 - Book Club B2: Zazie dans le Metro

Specialized French
In this course, students will read Zazie dans le Metro, by Raymond Queneau.

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.

Zazie dans le Metro, by Raymond Queneau

Zazie débarque à Paris pour la première fois chez son tonton Gabriel. Le Panthéon, les Invalides et le tombeau du véritable Napoléon, elle s'en contrefiche. Mais kess-qui l'intéresse alors, Zazie, à part les bloudjinnzes ? Le métro. Et quand elle apprend que les employés sont en grève, elle leur envoie une bordée d'injures. C'est qu'il vaut mieux pas la contrarier, la mouflette !

Les tribulations d'une gamine impertinente et culottée dans le Paris des années 1950. Un chef-d'oeuvre d'humour qui joue avec le langage, par un maître du genre.

You can buy the book here.



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

SPR24 - Carnets de Voyage B2+/C1

Specialized French
This course will allow you to travel in writing. You will work on a notes & queries on travel, introducing the most beautiful country, region, or city you ever saw, describing a failed trip, writing about the best (or the worst) culinary experience, and sharing your thoughts about an unusual travel experience.

• Prerequisite: B2.3 course, B2 Review, 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.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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

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 - Le Paris des Écrivains: Maupassant, Hugo, Zola B2+/C1

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, one session 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 - 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

SPR24 - 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

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 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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 English to French translation.

This course is comprised of the following five (5) sessions:
  • Translation of two French songs (Edith Piaf & Stromae)
  • Translation of two literary excerpts (Camus & Colette)
  • Translation of two poems (Prévert & Desnos)
  • Translation of a political speech (Macron) and an academic speech (Yourcenar)
  • Final discussions

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

Prerequisite: Both former and current AFSeattle students, as well as all new students, must take our online placement test and complete an oral assessment to confirm their level prior to enrolling in their first C1 level course.

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


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Monday   1pm ▸ 2:30pm
06 May 2024 ▸ 10 Jun 2024

SPR24 - Voyages Extraordinaires: la Martinique B1/B2

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

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

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

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


Pace: Workshop, one session of 3h

SPR24 - 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

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

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

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

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

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Spring 2024 session receive a 5% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
17 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 May 2024

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 - 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 - Carnets de Voyage B2+/C1

Specialized French
This course will allow you to travel in writing. You will work on a notes & queries on travel, introducing the most beautiful country, region, or city you ever saw, describing a failed trip, writing about the best (or the worst) culinary experience, and sharing your thoughts about an unusual travel experience.

• Prerequisite: B2.3 course, B2 Review, 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.
Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h30 once a week, total of 7.5h

SPR24 - Expert Part 3 (C1.3)

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

Textbook and Workbook (not included in tuition): Tendances C1/C2, Unité 4 (leçons 2 et 3) et Unité 5 (leçons 1 à 3)
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

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 - Le Paris des Écrivains: Maupassant, Hugo, Zola B2+/C1

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, one session of 2h

SPR24 - Les Petits Plats de l'Histoire C1

Workshops

"The Little Dishes of History" invites you on a culinary journey through France's iconic dishes. Explore the origins and evolution of classics like the baguette, cassoulet, croissant, lièvre à la royale, Napoleon's favorite Poulet Marengo, discover the Parisian menu during the 135 days of the Siege of Paris in 1870-1871, and more.

Learn how historical contexts and regional traditions shaped these treasures. Through engaging discussions and visual presentations, uncover the cultural significance of each dish. Whether you're a food enthusiast or curious about French fare, this two-part workshop offers a delectable exploration of culinary heritage.

Come hungry for knowledge and ready to savor the flavors of the past!

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


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 - 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

SPR24 - 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

SPR24 - 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 English to French translation.

This course is comprised of the following five (5) sessions:
  • Translation of two French songs (Edith Piaf & Stromae)
  • Translation of two literary excerpts (Camus & Colette)
  • Translation of two poems (Prévert & Desnos)
  • Translation of a political speech (Macron) and an academic speech (Yourcenar)
  • Final discussions

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

Prerequisite: Both former and current AFSeattle students, as well as all new students, must take our online placement test and complete an oral assessment to confirm their level prior to enrolling in their first C1 level course.

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


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 2h once a week, total of 10h
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Monday   1pm ▸ 2:30pm
06 May 2024 ▸ 10 Jun 2024

SPR24 - 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

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

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

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

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

Discounts: AFSeattle members already enrolled in the Spring 2024 session receive a 5% discount.

Read more about Fleur-Anne Serre here!


Pace: Regular, 5 weeks, 1h per week
ORDER THIS COURSE:
Seattle - Wallingford
Wednesday   9:30am ▸ 10:30am
17 Apr 2024 ▸ 15 May 2024

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

Order This Course

$244.00 USD

Code: 6603-French PodcastsB2+DAY-WED-Online [SPR2]


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