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What's happening at Alliance Française

  • The End of Eddy

    The End of Eddy –  Sexuality, Literature & the New Left in France.

    Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
    Time: 7 - 9 PM
    Location: AFDC - 2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    Cost: $10 + processing fees (AFDC members + Culture Pass holders); $15 + processing fees (General Admission)

    The publication of Edouard Louis’s The End of Eddy (2014) was a disruptive moment in French academic and literary circles. More than a coming-of-age novel, Louis’s books reframes the act of writing fiction into a transformative social/political experience. In this talk, Tristan Cabello will explore Louis’s intersectional representation of sexuality, his redefinition of fiction writing and the politics that emerge from his literary work.

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  • Cognac Tasting with Calvert Woodley

    Cognac Tasting

    Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
    Location: AFDC - 2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    Cost: $25 + processing fees (AFDC members+Culture Pass holders); $35 + processing fees (General Admission)

    When it comes to drinking Cognac, the recurrent question often is "How to taste Cognac"? 

    Confusing huh… Well fear not, join CALVERT WOODLEY's liquor specialist to learn how to taste and enjoy Cognac. We are proud to partner with this family-run local institution with a vast selection of wine, beer, & liquor. Home of La Cheeserie, your go-to spot for cheese, deli meats, coffee & more!

    This event will be in English and for +21 only.

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  • Fall Camp for Children ages 5-11

    Fall Camp / Oct. 22-26

    Full immersion French camps are a great way to keep your kids active and up to speed in the language practice over the fall! Specialized instructors provide campers with a continuous mix of games, activities and projects designed to build vocabulary and conversational ability. Our Camps are open to children ages 5 to 11, from beginner to bilingual.

    Register here!

  • 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!

  • DELF DALF preparation

    Planning on taking DELF/DALF and need help preparing for the exam? Register for our preparation classes for B1, B2, or C1 levels. Classes will start on Friday September 28th at 6:00 pm. There are still spots available and you can register here

    We will organize the whole session of DELF/DALF Tout Public (18+) exams in December:

    A1–A2: December 3rd
    B1:  December 4th
    B2: December 5th
    C1: December 6th
    C2: December 7th

    The registration for the DELF/DALF Tout Public (18+) exams will start on October 19th and go through November 19th. For more information please go here or call us at 202 234 7911

  • 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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