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  • FULL IMMERSION TRIP TO PARIS

    6 nights, 7 days of classes, culture and fun! Of course, if you would like to stay longer on your own, you can! 

    Date: Sunday 10th March to Saturday 16th March, 2018

    For its 70th anniversary since reopening its doors to Washingtonians after World War II, the AFDC is projecting its first ever language immersion trip to France.

    For less than $3,000*, the trip will include:

    *($2,900 per person for double occupancy, $3,200 per person for single occupancy)

    • 6-nights’ accommodation at a centrally located, design-focused hotel in trendy 5th arrondissement
    • Daily delicious buffet breakfast
    • Transfers from CDG airport and back (one time arranged for both transfers)
    • Daily 1.5 hour French class led by AFDC Executive Director or a local teacher
    • 6 activities in French
    • Free time for your own leisure and shopping
    • Paris Metro tickets
    • Services of Certified International Tour Director Robyn Webb, CITM available to guests for any and all questions and concerns

    For detailed Programme, upload the brochure. 2 SPOTS LEFT !

    For more information or for any queries contact: communications@francedc.org

  • “Winnaretta Singer-Polignac, Princesse, mé

    Friday, January 25 - 7:00PM - PRESENTATION ET DEDICACE 

    La vie et l'œuvre de la Princesse de Polignac, qui consacra sa fortune aux arts, aux sciences et aux lettres, et dont l'influence sur le monde musical et littéraire du XXe siècle est incommensurable. Américaine de naissance, Winnaretta Singer (1865-1943) était millionnaire à l'âge de dix-huit ans, héritière d'une part conséquente de la fortune des machines à coudre Singer. Son mariage en 1893 avec le prince Edmond de Polignac, compositeur aristocrate, lui a ouvert les portes de l'élite de la société française. 

    Présentation et dédicace par l'auteure américaine Sylvia Kahan. 

    Livre en vente sur place pour $35. Evénement en Français, suivi d'une petite réception.

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  • Day Camp on January 28 / Judo

    Day Camp Judo / Jan. 28

    • Starts: 8:30am, Ends: 3:30pm
    • Day Camp in French, but open to children at every level of French language learning
    • Open to children ages 5-11
    • Aftercare available for $25 from 3:30pm-5:30pm
    • Click here to register!

    For more information, please contact children@francedc.org

  • 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!             Take the Placement Test now

    Our next Placement Test Night will be on WEDNESDAY, February 13!  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

    Winter 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 sponsored by our partner, La Maison Kayser.  Enjoy one of the best French bakeries Washington, D.C. and practice your French! 

    There will be several sessions organized in October and November: 

    Fri, Feb 1st

    French Culture Through Its Gastronomy (Level 100+)

    Gender Equality Through Media (Level 200+)

    History of Europe (Level 300/400+)

    Sat, Feb 16th 

    French Culture Through Its Gastronomy (Level 100+)

    Gender Equality Through Media (Level 200+)

    History of Europe (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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