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  • Nominate us for Best of DC!

    Best of DC 2021

    Nomination Phase: July 1-August 1

    It’s that time of year again! Washington City Paper is asking readers to name their favorite restaurants, entertainment venues, services, and more for the Best of D.C. issue.

    Nominate us today for Best Arts & Culture Nonprofit. Type "Alliance Française" here

    Be sure to send your nomination ASAP as nominations close on August 1.

    We greatly appreciate your support!

  • Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, 09/24

    Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, a Book Talk with Rhonda Garelick

    Friday 24th September 2021 — 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Coco Chanel transformed forever the way women dressed. Her influence remains so pervasive that to this day we can see her afterimage a dozen times while just walking down a single street: in all the little black dresses, flat shoes, costume jewelry, cardigan sweaters, and tortoiseshell eyeglasses on women of every age and background. A bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume is sold every three seconds. Arguably, no other individual has had a deeper impact on the visual aesthetic of the world.

    But how did a poor orphan become a global icon of both luxury and everyday style? How did she develop such vast, undying influence? And what does our ongoing love of all things Chanel tell us about ourselves?

    Rhonda Garelick will explore Chanel’s unique genius in our virtual conversation on Friday, September 24. After the conversation, you will be able to ask your questions directly to the author!

    This event will be in English. Order your copy here.

  • Online Children's Summer Session

    Online Children's Summer Session 2021

    They can't spend the whole day at the pool! Join us for our session of fun and engaging summer classes for kids and teens of all ages and levels.

    Sign up here !

  • Click-&-Collect Service is here!

    The AFDC Libary is back!

    We are delighted to announce that beginning in April 2021, the Alliance Française DC Library will offer 10 minute click-&-collect appointments two times per month.The next pick-up date is Saturday, April 24th!

    How does it work?

    1. Connect to your AFDC Library account through our online catalog. 
    2. Reserve your desired items by clicking on the green "Reserve" button next to eligible titles. 
    3. Once you have submitted your reservations, using the pre-set dates below, choose the day and time that you would like. You will then need to send a e-mail to with your selected timeslot. 
    4. On the day of your pick-up appointment, you will receive an e-mail from the library confirming your reservation and the contactless pick-up. 
    5. You may also submit your reservations and desired timeslot by e-mail to

    For complete details, including policies and appointment times, please check out our dedicated page here: /Click_and_Collect_Service

      • Adult Placement Test Information

        Placement Test Information

        Not sure what your level of French is?  Do the free placement test online!             Take the Placement Test now

        Would you like to have your level assesed while experiencing one of our classes? Click below to register for a free online trial class.Register for a Zoom Trial Class


      • 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.

      • Boot Camps

        Grammar and Phonetics Boot Camps


        If you're having trouble with particular grammar or phonetic points in your language study, we've got you covered. Our three hour long boot camps are specially designed to tackle the most common hurdles students face when learning French. Join us to review tenses, finally understand the subjunctive, distinguish vowel sounds, and more!

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