Spring 2020 Online Courses

Due to the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak in the USA and the directives of the state of Washington, the Alliance Française de Seattle will start its Spring 2020 term fully online. 

Courses will take place online until April 30 or until further notice. The Alliance Française de Seattle is following the official directives of the state of Washington, King County and the CDC to guarantee a safe learning space for our students, members, and staff. We will communicate with enrolled students regarding the rest of the Spring term as soon as the situation evolves. Given the global situation, there is a high probability that we will have to extend online courses into May.

Please note that following the very positive feedback on the online courses that have already taken place in March, the Alliance Française de Seattle will continue to offer online courses in the future, in addition to its regular on-site courses (which will be available as soon as things get back to normal).

This page will answer all your questions related to online classes!

*Read our March 18 communication*

What is an online course?

It 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.




An instructor and his students share an e-learning platform for their class to share resources, articles, comments, or homework. Apolearn also allows for safe sharing of recorded sessions for absent students (restricted to each class).


This video conferencing tool is where the virtual class takes place! It is a live course at the scheduled time. Classes can also be recorded for students who miss the live class.


Private and group course students will receive complimentary access to e-learning resources for self-learning on Frello.

Try out a free online class before signing up!

We are offering free demo classes with our instructors from March 23-26. Click on your preferred schedule to complete the RSVP!

Space is limited to 6 participants - please only RSVP to one demo.

Demo courses are recorded for internal purposes. 

Level Course Schedule Instructor
A1  Pas à Pas A1 Beginner - Online Demo
Great for beginners with zero or very little exposure to French
Monday, March 23, 10am - 11am Camille
Monday, March 23, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
A2 A2 Elementary French - Online Demo
Theme: "Qu'est-ce que la France pour vous ?"
Tuesday, March 24, 10am - 11am Preston
Tuesday, March 24, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
B1 B1 Oral Communication - Online Demo Tuesday, March 24, 10am - 11am Lusiné
Tuesday, March 24, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
B2 B2+/C1 Applied Grammar and Composition - Online Demo Wednesday, March 25, 10am - 11am Pauline
B2 Oral Communication - Online Demo Wednesday, March 25, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
C1 C1 General French - Online Demo
Thursday, March 26, 10am - 11am Pauline
Thursday, March 26, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Youth A1.2  Youth General French A1.2
Recommended age: 10-14 years old
Tuesday, March 24, 4pm - 5pm Aurelia
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Student Feedback: Winter 2020 online courses

"The Zoom tool worked really well. I was impressed. In some ways, the learning environment was better than in classroom, since it was easier to multi-task with note taking, looking at reference material, and generally being able to spread out and be more comfortable. [...] The ability to break out into groups that were private was great, because in the classroom there is too much cross-talk and distraction when we were in subgroups."

"I did not think I would enjoy French class using Zoom, but it was really excellent."

"I was only able to attend one Zoom session. I was surprised how effective it was. I am very happy that I attended this session, because it made me feel confident that if I need to take future classes through Zoom, the classes will be very worthwhile."