Adult Classes

 

The Alliance Française provides instruction based on an effective cultural and communicative approach that integrates all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking). Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the FRAMES (FRench-AMerican Educational Standards) program, which means that our instructors have followed professional development workshops on the latest standards and techniques.
All classes provide the language skills to meet the DELF/DALF exam requirements. LEARN MORE

CHOOSE A LEVEL

  • A1  Beginner
  • A2  Intermediate
  • B1  High Intermediate
  • B2  Advanced
  • All Levels Workshops (see section “For Everyone” in the upper right corner)

LEARN MORE about the CEFR levels.

— 2018-2019 Schedule —

Winter Registration opens on November 19th, 2018

Winter quarter: January 7, 2019 – March 30, 2019

Closures and no classes on: January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Spring quarter: April 8, 2019 – June 29, 2019

Closures and no classes on: May 27 in observance of Memorial Day

Summer quarter: July 8, 2019 – August 31, 2019

Fall quarter: September 10, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Closures and no classes on: September 3 in observance of Labor Day

 

— Classes —

Winter Course Schedule & Registration open on November 19th, 2018

A1: Levels 101 – 103  |  REGISTER
Our standard beginner group classes are offered in day, evening, and Saturday formats and follow the Entre-Nous A1 textbook series published by Editions Maison des Langues. Each class is 33 hours taught over the period of 11 weeks (8 weeks during summer).

A2: Levels 201 – 203 REGISTER

Our standard intermediate group classes are offered in day, evening, and Saturday formats and follow the Entre-Nous A2 textbook series published by Editions Maison des Langues. Each class is 33 hours taught over the period of 11 weeks (8 weeks during summer).

B1: Levels 301 – 303 | REGISTER

Our standard advanced group classes are offered in day, evening, and Saturday formats and follow the Entre-Nous B1 textbook series published by Editions Maison des Langues. Each class is 33 hours taught over the period of 11 weeks (8 weeks during summer).

Accelerated classes   |   REGISTER

Our 101-103 classes (A1) are also offered in an accelerated format. Complete each class in only 2 weeks, and finish the entire A1 level in one quarter!

Conversation classes   |   REGISTER
Offered in both day and evening schedules, our conversation classes are designed for the elementary (A1)**, intermediate (A2-B1), and advanced (B2+) levels. LEARN MORE
**Please note that the elementary conversation class requires students to have the completed a 101 or equivalent class. This class is not designed for complete beginners.

Review classes   |   REGISTER
Our review classes are split into 3 levels, A1, A2, and B1, and cover 33 hours of class time taught over 11 weeks (8 weeks in summer). Using the Agenda textbook series, students will complete a comprehensive review of an entire level using all 4 language skills, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. A great way to brush up on your French if it has been a while, or if you need extra practice before the next level.
Review A1

One-Week False Beginner   |   REGISTER
One of our most popular classes, this intensive class is designed for beginner-level speakers who are between levels and want to strengthen their skills. Who is a false beginner? First and foremost, you are not a complete beginner. You have taken some classes or have had enough exposure to express yourself at the elementary level,  but it’s been a while and you need some brushing up. If you are a complete beginner, consider taking our regular or accelerated 101 classes (see above).

One-week Intermediate   |   REGISTER

These one-week sessions are a great way to review and build on your intermediate (A2+) French skills in an accelerated format. Great before another class or travel!

Savoir communiquer |   REGISTER

Plusieurs éléments distinguent l’écrit de l’oral : la situation de communication, le registre de langue, les techniques de production. Ce cours a été conçu pour répondre aux besoins des apprenants de niveau intermédiaire (B1) et permet de travailler la compréhension et l’expression orales et écrites en se concentrant sur les stratégies de production. Le cours s’étale sur 8 semaines et comporte 16 séances. Parmi les objectifs du module écrit figure la réalisation d’un compte rendu, d’un résumé et d’une synthèse, alors que la partie orale permettra de pratiquer la compréhension de courts documents originaux, de développer les capacités d’improvisation à partir de sujets divers et de préparer un exposé. Le cours est utile pour les candidats à l’examen du DELF.

Immersion Day| REGISTER

Durant une journée, plongez dans le Paris des années 45/70 avec la photographie humaniste et le contexte, les origines, l’appel à l’insurrection de bonté de l’abbé Pierre.
En compréhension orale, des présentations des photographes les plus célèbres : Doisneau, Ronis, Brassai.
Quelques chansons pour se mettre dans l’ambiance et le plaisir : Paris canaille, la chanson de l’Auvergnat, une chanson d’Edith Piaf.
En expression orale, une analyse de quelques photos.
Puis enfin la permanence de la photographie de rue à Paris aujourd’hui .
Et à la même époque aux Etats-Unis ?

Club de Lecture   |   REGISTER
The Alliance Française de Seattle offers a quarterly “Club de Lecture” for adults at intermediate and advanced levels (B1+)! This class is a great way to expand your knowledge of French and Francophone literature while enhancing your vocabulary and grammar.

Actualités TV5 Monde  |   REGISTER

Le cours vise à analyser et commenter des sujets d’actualité à travers des médias français, notamment TV5 Monde. Nous regarderons de courts reportages et des journaux télévisés, et lirons des articles de presse. Vous développerez ainsi vos compétences de compréhension et d’expression orales, tout en enrichissant votre vocabulaire et votre fluidité verbale. Les classes sont divisées en deux niveaux, B1 et B2.

 

— New classes —

Don’t miss our great selection of new courses this quarter! LEARN MORE

— Workshops —

Check out our variety of theme-based workshops. LEARN MORE

 

Undecided? Contact us to schedule a free placement test to determine your level.