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Spring Schedule

The Spring Program started on April 4th, 2022
The Summer Program will start on June 27th
All classes are held online

 

 

How can I sign up?

1- If you already have some experience with French, please take our free Placement Test first.  We will get back to you within 48 hours to discuss your best class options. If you have never taken French before, your level is A1.0, True Beginner - no need to take the Placement Test.

2- Once you know your level, check the schedules for General Classes, Conversation Classes and Specialty Classes below for days and times.  Please note your Class Code; you'll need it when you sign up.  

3- To sign up for a Group Class click on Class Registration. You will be able to pay for the class and the textbook (if needed)  online using a credit or debit card.  Alternatively, you can mail your registration form and check to Alliance Française, attn: Class Registration, 5510 Munford Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612.               

4- Current membership is required from all adult students - however it is optional for teens.  Click on Membership to sign up.

 

How long is a program?

1- Programs for General Classes are 10-week long for a total of 20 hours of tuition - 2 hours per week.

2- Programs for Conversation Classes and Teen Classes are 10-week long for a total of 10 hours of tuition - 1 hour per week.

3- Programs for Specialty Classes are 4-week long for a total of 4 hours of tuition - 1 hour per week.

 

What do class codes mean?

General classes in Alliance Française chapters around the world follow the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)

The CEFRL sets language competency levels as follows.   

A1 = Beginner
A2 = Elementary
B1 = Intermediary
B2 = Independent
C1 = Advanced
C2 = Proficient

Click HERE for a detailed description of the levels.

Within each level, you will find sub-levels.  For example, within level A1, you will find A1.00, A1.10, A1.20 etc... indicating how far along each class has gone within level A1.

Classes change levels from program to program.  However class days and times stay the same throughout the year and from level to level.

If you're currently enrolled in a class, your class will resume on the same days and times in the next course.  Only the class code will change so as to reflect your group's progress.  For example, if you're currently enrolled in class A1.10, you'll be moving on to A1.20. same days, same times.

You will need about 100 hours to complete the A1 level,  100 additional hours to complete the A2 level, and additional 180 hours to complete each of the B1, B2, and C levels. 

 

General Classes

A1 - Beginner

 

A1.00

Tue/Thu   5-6p

From 04//05 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

A1.10

Mon/Wed   5-6p

From 04//04 to 06/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.11

Tue/Thu   12-1p

From 04/05 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Catherine Prié-Leray

 

A1.20

Tue/Thu   6:30-7:30p

From 04/05 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.30

Mon/Wed  5-6p

From 04/04 to 06/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Catherine Prié-Leray

 

A1.40

Mon/Wed   6:30 to 7:30p

From 04/04 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.50

Tue/Thu   12:30 to 1:30p

From 04/05 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

A2 - Elementary

 

A2.00

Tue/Thu   5 to 6p

From 04/05 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A2.10

Mon/Wed   12 to 1p

From 04/04 to 06/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

A2.30

Tue/Thu   7 to 8p

From 04/05 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Sophie Acquart

B1 - Independent

 

B1.0

Mon 6:30 to 8:30p

From 04/04 to 06/06

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

B1.2

Thu   6:30 to 8:30p

From 03/31 to 06/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

B2 - Advanced

 

B2.0

Sat 10a to 12p

From 04/09 to 06/11

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut 

 

B2.3

Fri   9:45 to 11:45a

From 04/01 to 06/10

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

 Conversation Classes

 

Conversation 1F
(A1+/A2)   
FULL

Fri 12-1p
From 04/08 to 06/10

No textbook


Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

Conversation 1T
(A1+/A2)

Tue 6:30-7:30pm
From 04/05 to 06/07

No textbook

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

Conversation 2
(B1 / B2) 
FULL

Mon  12-1p
From 04/04 to 06/06
No textbook

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

Conversation 3
(B2/C1)

Tue 5-6pm
From 04/05 to 06/07
No textbook

Teacher: Claire Barthelemy

 Teen Classes

 

Teen 1

Sat 12-1pm

TBD
 

Teacher: Minerva Martinez

 

Teen 2

Sunday 7-8pm

From 04/10 to 06/12

 

Teacher: Minerva Martinez

Specialty Classes

French Phonetics 1 

Struggling with French pronunciation?   This class will help you with the most common challenges that English speakers meet when learning French.  You will also study the basic principles of French phonetics and acquire a more discerning ear when listening to everyday spoken French.  The class is taught in Englsih with smatterings of French.

All levels                                                               FULL
Sat 11a to 12p   /   April 2, 9, 16, 23

Teacher: Marie Lambert

French 2022 Elections

France heads to the polls in two rounds of voting on April 10 and 24 to elect a new president.  In this class we'll examine how the French presidential elections work and go over the highlights of the 2022 presidential campaign - and its outcome.  The class is taught in French.

Level B1minimum
Thu 5 to 6pm   /   April 7, 14, 21, 28

Teacher: Catherine Prié-Leray

Literature: Albert Camus

Albert Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. In this class, you will explore Camus’ writing through excerpts of his most famous books and essays.  You will also develop an appreciation of the manner in which Camus represents the synthesis of existentialist thinking.  The class is taught in French.

Level B1 minimum
Wed 6:30 to 7:30pm   /   April 6, 13, 20, 27

Teacher: Sophie Rollins

Women Artists - Part 2

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was a prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century - which was unusual for a woman in her time. The following three artists have been recognized through the impressionist movement: Berthe Morisot, Rosa Bonheur et Marie Braquemond.  The class is taught in French.

Level B1 minimum
Thu 5 to 6pm   /   May 5, 12, 19, 26

Teacher: Catherine Prié-Leray

French Phonetics 1 

Struggling with French pronunciation?   This class will help you with the most common challenges that English speakers meet when learning French.  You will also study the basic principles of French phonetics and acquire a more discerning ear when listening to everyday spoken French.  The class is taught in Englsih with smatterings of French.

All levels                                                              
Sat 11a to 12p   /   May 7, 14, 21, 28

Teacher: Marie Lambert