Enrollment F.A.Q.

What is the Member Pre-Sale?

Our Member Pre-Sale is a 7-day early registration period reserved for current AFSeattle members. You can purchase a membership during the pre-sale. Members have priority enrollment during this period and have exclusive access to early registration pricing on French collective courses*.

  • All members will receive access to early bird pricing during this time. You must login with your member account or purchase a membership to get access.
  • The discount is limited to one (1) per student (valid on your first enrollment only). Make sure to have only one course in your cart, otherwise it will not work!
  • Any additional enrollment will benefit from our usual 10% member discount on a second/third course in the same term** (valid as a separate purchase for Specialized, Intensive, Self-Study or Workshops only). Please purchase your second course separately.
  • Enrolling several family members? Login and enroll each of your family members in a separate transaction; you will have to make a unique transaction for each student in order for them to all receive the discount
  • Different types of courses have different discount values.
  • Plus, remember that our $40 registration fee is waived for members!

*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.

Summer 2021 Pre-Sale (for adult courses): May 6, 2021 at 8am until May 13, 2021 at 8am. Regular Registration opens on May 13 at 9am


What is an online class?

On March 12, 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.

This is what an online class looks like!


 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 pre-sale). 


I am a new student. Can I enroll directly on the website? How do I choose a course?

  1. Take our online placement test (mandatory for all new students, and students returning after 3 terms or more)
  2. Upon receiving a result, you can register in the corresponding course. Please be careful when choosing a course/level and follow the following guidelines: https://www.afseattle.org/learn-french/levels-schedule/


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.

 

 I want to enroll my children in the youth courses, but we are new students. Why does the course say “restricted”?

Our youth program (all courses for kids, youth, and teens) is organized on an academic year schedule. This means that the classes started in the Fall and will continue until June. Previously enrolled students have priority enrollment. 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 pre-sale discounts.

To enroll, please:

  1. Have your child take our placement test online: https://www.afseattle.org/placement-tests/ (you can create an account with several family members if needed). 
  2. Upon receiving a result, email us at info@afseattle.org to find out if we have a matching course.

 
Students who have not taken a placement test before the start of their class will be automatically unenrolled.


 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 your past courses 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 this year, 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 info@afseattle.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 pre-sale pricing.

 Will you ship my textbook during the holidays/in time for my course? 

YES! Your textbook will be shipped to you during the holidays. We prioritize shipping by course start date. If you are purchasing your textbook only a few days before the start of your class, please make sure to select express shipping at checkout.
 

 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. That is where you will find the course content and the Zoom link to access your virtual class!

Our Fluency Levels (Adults)

A1 Beginner A2 Elementary  B1 Intermediate B2 Upper Intermediate C1 Advanced


A1
Beginner

A1.1
First course in the level, for complete beginners 

A1.2 
Second course in the level

A1.3 
Third and final course in the level

A1 Intensive Review
Optional after A1.3


Book for all 3 courses in A1 level:
Entre Nous 1

A2
Elementary

A2.1
First course in the level

A2.2 
Second course in the level

A2.3
Third and final course in the level

A2 Intensive Review
Optional after A2.3


Book for all 3 courses in A2 level:
Entre Nous 2

B1
Intermediate

B1.1
First course in the level

B1.2 
Second course in the level

B1.3
Third and final course in the level

B1 Intensive Review
Optional after B1.3


Book for all 3 courses in B1 level:
Entre Nous 3

B2
Upper Intermediate

B2.1
First course in the level

B2.2 
Second course in the level

B2.3
Third and final course in the level

B2 Intensive Review
Optional after B2.3


Book for all 3 courses in B2 level:
Entre Nous 4

C1
Advanced

C1.1
First course in the level

C1.2 
Second course in the level

C1.3
Third course in the level

C1.4
Fourth and final course in the  level

Book for all 4 courses in C1 level:
Tendances C1

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