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  • When the United States Spoke French

    When the United States Spoke French-Book Talk

    Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
    Time: 7 - 9 PM
    Location: AFDC - 2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    Cost: $10 + processing fees (AFDC members+Culture Pass holders); $15 + processing fees (General Admission)

    "When the United States Spoke French: Five refugees who shaped a nation' offers a fresh perspective on the tumultuous years of America as a young nation, when the Atlantic world’s first republican experiments were put to the test. 

    This event will be in English.

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  • The End of Eddy

    The End of Eddy –  Sexuality, Literature & the New Left in France.

    Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
    Time: 7 - 9 PM
    Location: AFDC - 2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    Cost: $10 + processing fees (AFDC members + Culture Pass holders); $15 + processing fees (General Admission)

    The publication of Edouard Louis’s The End of Eddy (2014) was a disruptive moment in French academic and literary circles. More than a coming-of-age novel, Louis’s books reframes the act of writing fiction into a transformative social/political experience. In this talk, Tristan Cabello will explore Louis’s intersectional representation of sexuality, his redefinition of fiction writing and the politics that emerge from his literary work.

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  • Kids & Teens Open House

    Children Open House on September 8 / 9:00am-12:30pm

    You are invited to the Alliance Française to discover our programs for children from 1 to 18 years old.
    Visit our beautiful building and classrooms dedicated to babies and toddlers. Meet our experienced teachers, native speakers trained to teach French in Full immersion. (...)


    Please RSVP here!

  • Library

    AFDC Library

    On vous souhaite une bonne lecture !

    Check out library materials with your AFDC membership :

    • Check out items for 3 weeks, renew up to 2 times
    • Consult our online catalogue here
    • Find ebooks, magazines, and more online ressources with Culturethèque

  • 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!

    The next placement test night will be on Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Register for free here.

  • Adult French Immersion Days

    Come join us for our next French Immersion Day and discover some of France’s most significant women over the ages through poetry, politics, and plenty more!  From Jeanne d’Arc to Coco Chanel, these women have shaped and strengthened the culture of France today.  Though various listening, speaking, and writing activities, you too will be inspired by their conviction, curiosity, and courage to make an impact on the world.

    We will be having TWO different Significant Women of France Immersion days: Part 1 and Part 2.  Come to both or come to one, you will not regret it!

    Discussions in French will continue over a French style lunch sponsored by our partner, La Maison Kayser.  Enjoy one of the best French bakeries Washington, D.C. and practice your French!  A bientôt!

    Click here to enroll in one of our Significant Women of France Immersion Days!

     

  • 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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