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  • Discover the language of scents! 05/15

    Randonnée olfactive avec Anastasia Sokolow : l’immortelle de Corse

    En français : Saturday 15th May 2021 — 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

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    In English: Saturday 15th May 2021 — 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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    Alliance Française de Washington, DC invites you to discover France with your sense of smell! Join us for an exceptional experience, an online but interactive event with the founder of the Perfume House Sulékó, Anastasia Sokolow. Anastasia will take you on a virtual journey across Corsica and make you discover this magnificent region through the eyes of a passionate perfumer (herself)! She will unveil her favorite treks from Porto-Vecchio to Bonifacio and show the richness and complexity of the intoxicating scent of the immortelle flower.

    This workshop will be hosted by the Alliance Française de Washington, DC and led by Anastasia Sokolow live on Zoom from her Sulékó showroom in Paris.

    This event will be held in English. Inscrivez-vous ici si vous voulez participer au même atelier en français (à 14h00 EDT).

    Register ASAP as the spots are limited. This workshop is designed for a maximum of 15 people.

  • Own a Château in France, 06/05

    Own a Château in France: A Dream or a Nightmare?, with Adrian Leeds

    Saturday 5th June 2021 — 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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    If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a château in France and being deemed as the châtelaine or châtelain . . . think again! In this one-hour session on Zoom with moving-to-France and property expert Adrian Leeds, you’ll get the inside scoop on what it’s like to buy, own and reside in a real French château, and whether that dream of yours can become a reality or turn into a nightmare you weren’t expecting!

    Adrian has lived in France for over 26 years. Her expertise has been featured on HGTV’s popular show, House Hunters International. She understands the ins and outs of finding an apartment to rent or a home to buy anywhere in France (not just Paris). During this Zoom session, she’ll discuss the ins and outs of property ownership in France in a way that will help you determine where in France you might want to live, and the steps to finding the perfect home.

    This event will be in English with some French vocabulary. It will include an open forum for questions.

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  • Online Children's Summer Session

    Online Children's Summer Session 2021

    They can't spend the whole day at the pool! Join us for our session of fun and engaging summer classes for kids and teens of all ages and levels.

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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

        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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        Grammar and Phonetics Boot Camps


        If you're having trouble with particular grammar or phonetic points in your language study, we've got you covered. Our three hour long boot camps are specially designed to tackle the most common hurdles students face when learning French. Join us to review tenses, finally understand the subjunctive, distinguish vowel sounds, and more!

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