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  • Help us Equip the Library with LiveStreaming

    AFDC is raising money to equip the library with livestreaming technology, in order to make it possible for the AFDC community living beyond the Beltway to attend events from their home. Help us maintain the links with French language and French culture for those outside the immediate DMV area. Email for more information.

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  • Meet Carole Reynaud-Paligot May 30th

    Meet Author Carole Reynaud-Paligot- in French!

    Thursday May 30th — 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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  • Author Alaa Al Aswany at AFDC - June 27

    Acclaimed Egyptian Author Alaa Al Aswany exclusively at Alliance Française of Washington DC on Thursday June 27 at 7:00pm

    Join us for a discussion on French Language and Literature, in French, with internationally acclaimed author Alaa Al Aswany who wil be in discussion with AFDC's Executive Director, Sarah Diligenti



    Sign up your children and teenagers for Summer in French!

  • Modified library hours : May 16 - 27

    Modified Library Hours May 16 - 27

    Please note that the library will have reduced hours from May 16 - May 27 while the library director is away.

    A volunteer OR staff member will be in the library to assist you during the library's modified hours.

    For any questions, please contact

    • 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


    • Adult Group Classes

      Adult Online Classes via Zoom

       Learn French from the comfort of your home. Check here for the schedule. 

    • 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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    AFDC offers 50+ classes each session. If you are ready to see the complete list, click the button below.

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