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    Les affamés (Quebec, 2017): Roundtable Discussion

    Friday 29th October 2021 — 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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    If you ever wondered how horror films are made, join us for a roundtable discussion with the director of zombie apocalypse drama "Les affamésRobin Aubert and the Dean of Humanities at St. Thomas University Dr. André Loiselle. This roundtable is part of 2021 Virtual Quebec Film Festival organised by the Department of French and Francophone Studies of Georgetown College, the Québec Government Office in Washington, and the Alliance Française of Washington, DC. Scroll down for the entire film festival program.


    This roundtable will be held online on Zoom. Discussion in French and in English. Click here to sign up for a screening of the film "Les affamés" on October 28 at Georgetown University. You can also watch the film at home on Netflix.

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  • Cooking Demo with Le Chef's Wife, 11/06

    Creative Thanksgiving recipe: Turkey au Vin

    Saturday 6th November 2021 — 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Anina Belle Giannini, author of Le Chef's Wife blog, and her husband, an internationally renowned French Chef Sébastien Giannini, are back for another online cooking demo. This time, Anina Belle and Sébastien will show you how to be creative with your turkey in case you are tired of roasting an entire 20-pound bird every year. Join us to learn a very special recipe, turkey au vin!

    This event will be in English including some French cooking terms, and will last for about 2 hours. The menu and the shopping list will be communicated in advance to all the participants. Anina Belle and Sébastien will be cooking in real time. You are welcome to follow them (and make it a trial meal before your actual Thanksgiving dinner), but you don't' have to! Join in with a glass of your preferred drink, watch and ask the chefs all your questions!

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  • Online Judo Camp, October 7

    Online Judo Camp for Kids, October 7

    Learn the judo basics with our local champion, Fred!

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  • 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

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        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.

      • Camps Are Back

        Camps are back


         Online Coiking Camps are back. Check here for the schedule. 

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