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    PHOTO exhibit


    Washington, D.C. has so many links with Paris and France! Come check out the exhibition which will display the pictures we received during our photo competition "Paris On The Potomac." 

    The exhibit will open on July 8 and will be available until the end of July. 

    Location:  The Ven at Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Gallery Room

  • Parenting with an accent, 07/20

    Parenting with an accent: Book Talk & Signing with Masha Rumer

    Wednesday 20th July 2022 — 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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    Merging real stories with research and on-the-ground reporting, Masha Rumer, an award-winning journalist and an immigrant herself, explores multicultural parenting and identity in the US.

    Through her own stories and interviews with other immigrant families, Masha Rumer paints a realistic and compassionate picture of what it’s like for immigrant parents to raise a child in America while honoring their cultural identities. Parenting with an Accent incorporates a diverse collection of voices and experiences, giving readers an intimate look at the lives of many different immigrant families across the country. Using empirical data, humor, and on-the-ground reportage, Rumer offers interviews with experts on various aspects of parenting as an immigrant, including the challenges of acculturation, bilingualism strategies, and childcare. She visits a children’s Amharic class at an Ethiopian church in New York, a California vegetable farm, a Persian immersion school, and more.

    Masha Rumer will be in conversation with the Alliance Française of Washington's Executive Director Sarah Diligenti. Signed books will be available for sale at the event. You can order your copy in advance and have it signed by the author at the event. Click here to order.

    This event is co-organized by the Alliance Française of WashingtonBonjour Books DC, and Russian Online Bookstore. It will be held outside in the courtyard of Bonjour Books DC (which is within a 3-minute walk of three independent bookstores including Russian Online and the Kensington Row Bookshop).

    Russian Online Bookstore condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine and is supporting Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees. If you would like to help, they are selling Ukrainian flag pins at their bookstore as a fundraiser for the World Central Kitchen, which is actively making sure that Ukrainians and Ukrainian refugees are able to enjoy a hot meal. More information on their website.

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  • Summer Camps 2022

    Summer Camps 2022

    Summer camps are back in-person from June 27 to August 12. Age 5 to 11. 

    See our Covid Restrictions and partial policies here.

    Sign up here.

  • Click & Collect is back!

    The AFDC Library is back!

    The library is delighted to offer Click & Collect appointments every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm.

    For more information, please check out our dedicated page: https://francedc.org/Click_and_Collect_Service

    For questions, please e-mail library@francedc.org.


    • 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

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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.

    • Adult Group Classes

      Adult Online Classes via Zoom

       Learn French from the comfort of your home. Check herefor the schedule. 

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