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  • AFDC 70th ANNIVERSARY GALA 04/11

    Alliance Française de Washington, DC 70th Anniversary 

    Thursday April 11, 2019

    Under the High Patronage of H.E. Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States,

    The Board of Directors,

    Gala Co-Chairs Ambassador Charles Rivkin and Ms. Susan Tolson

    Invite you to celebrate Alliance Française de Washington, DC 70th Anniversary

    on Thursday April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm at a private club in D.C.

    Tickets start at $1,000.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alliance-francaise-of-washington-dc-70th-anniversary-gala-tickets-57743228551?fbclid=IwAR0sQoasc4d4Db2k_aRs4fSuNG6Msr0CduElV9-2N1P-l1d9AlTG54qQF8s

    If you would like to attend this Anniversary Gala, sponsor, and/or celebrate Alliance Française de Washington, DC, contact the Executive Director, Sarah Diligenti, for more information and tickets at director@francedc.org

  • BOOK TALK: "Millennium in Belgrade", 03/26

    BOOK TALK: "Millennium in Belgrade", by Vladimir Pistalo

    Tuesday 26th March 2019 — 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    The Alliance Française de Washington in partnership with the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Embassy of Serbia is proud to present “Millennium in Belgrade” by Vladimir Pistalo as part of DC Francophonie Festival. The novel has been shortlisted for the prestigious French literary award for translated fiction "Prix Femina" (2018). Presentation will be held in English, some excerpts from the book will be recited in French.  

    ABOUT THE LECTURER: Vladimir Pistalo, the most translated Serbian author, was born in Sarajevo in 1960. Pistalo got his PhD in American History at the University of New Hampshire. Before immigrating to the United States in 1993, he worked as a journalist and critically commented on the bloody destruction of Yugoslavia in his column in the “Vreme” magazine. Vladimir Pistalo published 12 books of fiction ranging from poetic prose to novels and is currently teaching US and World history at Becker College in Massachusetts.

    Event in English. Glass of wine after the event.

    AFDC Member / Culture Pass: FREE           

    General Admission: FREE

    Tickets here

  • Festinema Junior 2019

    Festinema Junior / 2019

    The Alliance Française network of French-speaking cultural centers presents the 6th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents, part of Kids Trail, a program initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S and FACE Foundation.

    For more information, please contact children@francedc.org or library@francedc.org

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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  • Library

    AFDC Library

    Starting tomorrow, the library will have special hours for the next 2 weeks. Find them below!

  • Adult Placement Test Information

    Placement Test Information

    Not sure what your level of French is?  Do the free placement test online or join us for one of our on-site placement test nights!             Take the Placement Test now

    Our next Placement Test Night will be on TUESDAY, April 23!  Come take the test, meet our staff, sign up for a class or two, and enjoy light refreshment after!

    Register for Placement Test Night

  • Immersion days

    Early Spring Immersion Days

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    Come join us for our next French Immersion Days.

    Discussions in French will continue over a French style lunch will be served.

    Three different levels, with three different topics will be offered on April 5th & April 20th: 

    Date: Topics and levels:
    Fri, April 5th 

    Les Symboles de France (Level 100+)

    Les Parfums de France (Level 200+)

    French Leading Women of the XXI Century (Level 300/400+)

    Sat, April 20th

    Les Symboles de France (Level 100+)

    Les Parfums de France (level 200+)

    French Leading Women of the XXI Century (Level 300/400+)

    A bientôt!

  • 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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