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  • AFI EU Film Showcase, 1-19 Dec

    2021 AFI European Union Film Showcase | December 1–19

    The best of European cinema…without the jet lag.

    We are proud to be sponsoring - again this year - the AFI European Union Film Showcase brought to you by the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. This year's selection includes 53 films from all 27 EU Member States, 11 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film and 13 U.S. and North American premieres.

    When you book a French movie, you get a FREE MEMBERSHIP with Alliance Française! Email with your ticket and join our French-learning community.

    Proof of vaccination –or– negative Covid PCR test required for entry.
    Masks required. More info.

    Click below to view the full lineup!


  • Art Lecture with Tosca Ruggieri, 12/09

    Art Talk with Tosca Ruggieri: Gertrude Stein

    Thursday 9th December 2021 — 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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    Gertrude Stein’s presence in early 20th century Paris shaped a whole generation of artists, painters and authors. Larger than life, she is mainly remembered for her personality and patronage of the arts, more than for her huge contribution to modern literature.

    Join us for an online lecture with French Art Historian Tosca Ruggieri who will examine various aspects of Gertrude Stein’s life and legacy while also exploring the close ties between American collectors and France.

    About the speaker

    Tosca Ruggieri was born and raised near Reims, a city in northeastern France and has spent a significant portion of her time in Italy.

    She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Art & Archaeology from the EPHE-Sorbonne in Paris in 2015. Her broad interests in art led her to conduct research on subjects such as Etruscan Jewelry and Decorative Arts in the Italian Renaissance. In London, Tosca obtained her Master’s Degree from King's College London.

    After a career in the art markets of Paris and London, where she worked with auctions houses, art galleries and private collectors, Tosca reconnected with her passion for art through teaching art history.

    Now based in Washington, D.C., Tosca offers cultural tours of the capital’s National Gallery of Art which boasts from an overflowing collection of masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance to Modern masters. She also offers a program of online lectures on a wide array of art history subjects. Her objective is to inspire through different aesthetics in art history and to transport her audience across centuries of art.

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  • Online Judo Camp, October 7

    Online Judo Camp for Kids, October 7

    Learn the judo basics with our local champion, Fred!

    Sign up here !

  • 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

      • 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.

      • Camps Are Back

        Camps are back


         Online Coiking Camps are back. Check here for the schedule. 

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