What is the Member Presale?
Our Member Presale is a 7-day early registration period reserved for AFSeattle members. You can purchase a membership during the presale. Members have priority enrollment during this period and have exclusive access to early registration pricing on French collective courses*.
* Workshops, reviews and self-study reviews are not eligible for early registration discounts.
** Please note that General French courses are no longer eligible for this additional discount.
Fall 2021 Presale: August 5, 2021, at 8AM, until August 12, 2021, at 8AM. Regular registration opens on August 12 at 9AM.
Winter 2022 Presale: November 18, 2021, at 8AM, until November 24, 2021, at 8AM. Regular registration opens on November 25 at 9AM.
What is an online class?
On March 12, 2020, AFSeattle became the first Alliance Française in North and South America to move its educational and cultural program 100% online. Our adult and youth learners have been very satisfied and enthusiastic about our virtual French classes—read their testimonials here —and our instructors have been doing incredible work to bring them an immersive and interactive learning experience. We have shared our expertise in webinars organized for other Alliances Françaises and we have even been featured on the global television channel TV5Monde (watch it here in French!).
An online course is a live video conference with your instructor and fellow students that will follow the usual format and course plan. Several tools will support our online courses: Apolearn, Zoom, and Frello. For best learning practices, all our online classes are limited to 6 students.Apolearn: An instructor and their students use the e-learning platform Apolearn for their class to share resources, articles, comments, or homework. AFSeattle was a leading school in implementing Apolearn for its students as early as January 2018.
Zoom: This video conferencing tool is where the virtual class takes place. It is a live course at the scheduled
time. We are keeping our Zoom classes safe:
- Every class meeting is password protected.
- Zoom meeting links are never distributed by email; they are only available on our secure e-learning platform.
- Instructors must manually accept students in their class meeting; after the students have arrived, instructors lock the meeting and no one can enter, invited or not.
How can I become a member?
You can purchase a membership at any time. Choose your membership here: https://www.afseattle.org/join/become-a-member/
Members who register for any course at AFSeattle will have their $40 registration fee waived. Members also have access to early registration (7-day member presale). Check the other perks on our membership page.
ADULTS: I am a new student. Can I enroll directly on the website? How do I choose a course?
Please note that we have a strict policy regarding level placement, as it may affect teaching methods, learning progress, and the course experience for the rest of the class. Our educational team will proceed to transfers or unenrollments in case of registration in the wrong level.
Students who have not taken a placement test before the start of their class will be automatically unenrolled.
YOUTH: I want to enroll my children in the youth courses, but we are new students. Why can't I enroll early?
Our youth program (all courses for kids, youth, and teens) is organized on an academic year schedule. This means that the classes start in the Fall quarter and continue until June. Previously enrolled students (from the previous academic year) have priority enrollment, due to limited online classes capacity. New students are accepted if there is availability in the class, and if their fluency level corresponds to the rest of the group. New students are not eligible for early enrollment or presale discounts.
To enroll, please:
New students are not eligible for early registration in youth classes. Priority is given to continuing students from the previous academic year.
How can I check which courses I have taken in the past at AFSeattle?
You can view your invoice history in your student account: https://www.afseattle.org/community/profile/ under the tab “Purchase History”.
You can also view the courses taken during the previous year on your Apolearn account: https://afusa.apolearn.com/catalog/mine
The course I want to enroll in is sold out.
We are sorry if the course you want if no longer available. Since our move online, we have established that a 6-student limit is the best teaching and learning environment for our online courses. We will add you to the waitlist for the class if you send us a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes, a student drops out before the start of the class.
A waitlist of 3-4 students will also prompt our team to try and open a new course, upon teacher availability. Such courses, created
and added to the catalog upon request after the early registration period, are not eligible for presale pricing.
Where can I purchase my textbook?
AFSeattle closed its store, but please check this page for alternative purchasing options: https://www.afseattle.org/store/
I am enrolled and my class starts soon. What's next?
You will receive a course confirmation with instructions at the latest 2 days before the start of your course. Your instructor will also open the Apolearn e-learning platform for your course at this time. Always check your spam folder for any automated emails from Apolearn to access your account. Apolearn is where you will find the course content and the Zoom link to access your virtual class.