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  • Online Poetry Night! 06/19

    ONLINE: La Nuit de la Poésie, 3rd edition

    Friday 19th June 2020 — 7:00pm to 9:00pm


    Join us for an online poetry session to hear select poems from around the French-speaking world and discuss their meanings. Have poetry of your own? Bring it along to share!

    Free sign up

    This online event is free, but advance registration is required. Donations are appreciated and support the Cultural Programs of the Alliance Française of Washington, DC. All registered people will receive a join link to the online session.

  • Online Book Talk, 06/26

    Online Book Talk with Loubna Hassanieh

    Friday 26th June 2020 — 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Free sign up

    Under the gracious patronage of the Embassy of Lebanon, the Alliance Française of Washington, DC is proud to present Dr. Loubna Hassanieh's debut novel Where Will My Heart Beat? We will be holding this event online via web teleconferencing platform Zoom. 

    Books for purchase are availble through the local DC Politics & Prose bookstore:

    This online event is free, but registration is required. Donations to support cultural programs of Alliance Française  of Washington, DC are highly appreciated. 

    About the book

    Although its essential elements are fictional, Where Will My Heart Beat? delves into a topic that is very real: it raises questions about the nature of our existence. Its characters shed light on the diversity of the human experience while underscoring the enduring human quest we all share. While some of our pursuits are rudimentary, such as putting food on the table, others become far-reaching as we face a comprehensive dilemma: are we discrete physical entities bouncing in a physical universe, or spiritual beings imbuing collective mind and soul with our individual experiences?

    "Loubna Hassanieh's romance Where Will My Heart Beat? brings good and evil into stark contrast in an epic tale of young lovers torn apart… " — Foreword Clarion Review

    About the author

    Dr. Loubna Hassanieh was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, during grueling years of civil wars and invasions. She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California (USC). She's a published scientist with a deep understanding that knowledge cannot be attained through scientific reductionism alone. She wrote her debut novel Where Will My Heart Beat? to spark the conversation about the mystery of human existence. Dr. Hassanieh resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. 

  • Summer Camps 2020

    Summer Camps 2020

    Please Sign up here !

    The Alliance Française will offer 7 week of Summer Camps from June 29 until August 14, 2020 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
    Please contact for more information.

  • Library Resource Guide

    Ressources en français !

    Voici quelques idées pour occuper vos petits trésors et vous même pendant cette période de confinement. Ces différents sites, spécialement élaborés par des professionnels aideront vos enfants à maintenir leur niveau de français en tout s’amusant, dans l’espoir de vous revoir très bientôt dans nos locaux de l’Alliance Françaises pour plus d’enseignements et de découvertes avec nos formidables professeurs.

    • Adult Placement Test Information

      Placement Test Information

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    • Portraits croisés

      Portraits croisés at AFDC


      It would be impossible to truly understand French culture without first getting to know its biggest personalities. In this new series, we will introduce (or, in some cases, re-introduce) the most enigmatic figures that have contributed to all of our favourite aspects of la culture française

      Learn more about the French language with linguists Bernard Pivot and Bernard Cerquiglini, modern art with Marcel Duchamp and JR, cuisine with Paul Bocuse and Anne-Sophie Pic, and much, much more!

    • Private Classes

      Private Classes

      The Alliance Française de Washington provides customized private one-on-one and semi-private instruction on-site and off-site, as well as Skype lessons with fully qualified French teachers. Start at any time and benefit from flexible scheduling and personalized instruction.

      Submit request form for adult private classes. Learn more about our adult private classes. Learn more about kids & teens private classes here.

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