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    The best of European cinema…without the jet lag, with no less than 5 French movies!

    Date: November 30 to December 19, 2018
    Time: check all movies and showtimes 
    Location: AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER, 8633 Colesville Road - Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Now in its 31st year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase highlights the quality and diversity of European filmmaking, with 49 films representing 25 EU member states, including award winners, regional box-office hits, debut works by up-and-coming talents and new works by leading auteurs, plus 12 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and eight U.S. premieres.

    2018 French movies screened: A Faitheful Man (L'homme fidèle), Eva (Eva), Knife and Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur), Non-Fiction (Doubles vies), Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite). 

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    Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Location: AFDC - 2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    Cost: $10 + processing fees (AFDC members+Culture Pass holders); $15 + processing fees (General Admission)

    Get into the Holiday Spirit à la Française! Not only do they sell all sort of breads, pastries and cakes, Maison KAYSER is always tuned in with the calendar events. They will present and explain the history and the making of their traditional (or not) yule logs, together with a seasonal drink of our own, French do not only drink Champagne!! Will they share all their secrets so that you can bake yours ? Join us for a savory, sweet and fun event! 

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  • Children's Open House

    Children Open House / Dec. 15


    Bienvenue !
    You are invited to the Alliance Française to discover our programs in French for children from 1 to 18 years old.
    Visit our beautiful building, library and classrooms. Meet our experienced teachers, native speakers trained to teach French in full immersion. Program coming soon. For further information, please contact

    This event is free, but please RSVP

  • 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!             Take the Placement Test now

  • Immersion days

    Winter Immersion Days


    Come join us for our next French Immersion Days.

    Discussions in French will continue over a French style lunch sponsored by our partner, La Maison Kayser.  Enjoy one of the best French bakeries Washington, D.C. and practice your French! 

    There will be several sessions organized in October and November: 

    Fri, Feb 1st

    French Culture Through Its Gastronomy (Level 100+)

    Gender Equality Through Media (Level 200+)

    History of Europe (Level 300/400+)

    Sat, Feb 16th 

    French Culture Through Its Gastronomy (Level 100+)

    Gender Equality Through Media (Level 200+)

    History of Europe (Level 300/400+)

    A bientôt!

  • 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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