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 All group classes will remain entirely ONLINE. 

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  • Dictée de la rentrée, 09/11

    Dictée de la rentrée!

    Friday 11th September 2020 — 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Nous vous invitons à participer à notre 2e dictée qui sera organisée en ligne sur Zoom le 11 septembre à 18h30. Après le grand succès de la première -- que l'on peut appeler "dictée du confinement" -- nous serons de retour en septembre, le mois de la rentrée en France. Rejoignez-nous pour une expérience authentiquement française, apprenez ce que c'est qu'une "dictée à la française", et faites travailler vos méninges avec Directeur Exécutif de l'Alliance Française à Washington, Sarah Diligenti ! Un « bonus » avec des questions sur la grammaire suivra la dictée.

    L'événement est gratuit et ouvert à tous ! Nous recommandons cependant un niveau de français B2. Tous les inscrits recevront un lien vers Zoom avec les instructions quelques jours avant l'événement.

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  • Live conversation, 09/20

    Up Close and Personal with Oliver Gee of The Earful Tower

    Sunday 20th September 2020 — 11:00am to 12:00pm

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    “Wherever you are in the world, forget about that now, close your eyes … and imagine that you are being transported into the eighth arrondissement of Paris,” says Oliver Gee, the host of the popular Paris podcast The Earful Tower.

    The podcast has 60,000 downloads per month and was recently lauded by the New York Times as a great way to travel by ear. Originally from Australia, Oliver has lived in Paris since 2015. Paris On Air, a memoir telling the often laugh-out-loud stories from his past five years in the French capital, is his first book.

    Join us for a live virtual meeting with Oliver on Sunday, September 20, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. It will be mostly in English with a smattering of French terms. Oliver will show us the view of the Eiffel Tower from his Montmartre apartment and he’ll share readings from his memoir. Look for a lively Q&A session where he shares his tips on Paris, the language, and more!

    This online event is free. Registrants will receive an exclusive discount code for a hot-off-the-press copy of his book Paris on AirIf you don't receive the code, email

    Sing up now and follow Oliver Gee on Instagram @theearfultower.

  • Summer Online Workshops

    Summer online Workshops

    Summer in French goes digital! Experience our new, creative, summer camp workshops where fun and French never end!

    Our 7 weeks of camps have all been moved online from June 29 until August 14, 2020. Each week’s theme will be divided by age group and will feature hands-on craft making and promote full French immersion! The list of materials needed will be sent in advance. Please contact for more information.

    Please Sign up here !

  • Library Resource Guide

    Ressources en
    français !

    Dans la région du DMV, nous avons la chance d’être entourés par une riche communauté noire et une riche communauté francophone. Nous avons accès à une diversité de voix, de perspectives, et de cultures. Maintenant est arrivé le temps de les soutenir, de les écouter, et d’amplifier leurs voix.

    Comment s’y prendre ? Quelles actions mener ?

    Lire. Écouter. Parler. Voter. Soutenir. S’éduquer.

    En s’inspirant de la bibliothèque publique de DC, de la bibliothèque nationale de France, et de plusieurs librairies indépendantes, nous avons établi une liste de livres, d’articles et de liens pour aborder le problème du racisme en français. 

    • 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


    • 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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    • Boot Camps

      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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