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Summer Schedule

The Summer Program starts on June 27th, 2022
The Fall Program will start on September 26th, 2022
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- General Classes are 10-week long for a total of 20 hours of tuition - 2 hours per week.

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

3- 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

Mon/Wed  6:30-7:30p

From 06/27 to 08/31

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.10

Tue/Thu   5-6p

From 06/28 to 09/01

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

A1.20

Mon/Wed   5-6p

From 06/27 to 08/31

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.30

Tue/Thu   6:30-7:30p

From 06/28 to 09/01

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.40

Mon/Wed  5-6p

From 06/27 to 08/31

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

A2 - Elementary

 

A2.00

Tue/Thu   12:30 to 1:30p

From 06/28 to 09/01

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

A2.10

Tue/Thu   5-6p

From 06/28 to 09/01

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A2.20

Mon/Wed   12 to 1p

From 06/27 to 09/01

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Priya Joawn

B1 - Independent

 

B1.1

Mon 6:30 to 8:30p

From 06/27 to 08/29

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

B1.3

Thu   6:30 to 8:30p

From 06/30 to 09/01

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

B2 - Advanced

 

B2.1

Sat 10a to 12p

From 07/02 to 09/03

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut 

 

B2.4

Fri   9:45 to 11:45a

From 07/01 to 09/02

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

 Conversation Classes

 

Conversation 1F
A1+/A2

Fri 12-1p
From 07/01 to 09/02

No textbook


Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

Conversation 1T
A1+/A2

Tue 6:30-7:30pm
From 06/28 to 08/30

No textbook

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

Conversation 2
B1 / B2

Mon  12-1p
From 06/27 to 08/29
No textbook

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

Conversation 3
B2/C1

Tue 5-6pm
From 06/28 to 08/30
No textbook

Teacher: Claire Barthelemy

Specialty Classes

French Phonetics 2 

Building up on ear training and clearer pronunciation, this class will introduce the basics of French intonation.   A correct intonation is just as important as a good pronunciation, to be understood. The class is taught in English with smatterings of French.  You don't need to have completed Phonetics 1 to join Phonetics 2.  The 2 classes can be taken independently from each other.

All levels                                                              
Sat 11a to 12p   /   June 4, 11, 18, 25

Teacher: Marie Lambert

Emergencies in France

You plan the perfect vacation to Paris and then, on the second afternoon, you twist your ankle getting off the bus. Or you’ve just arrived on the French Riviera, and your child wakes up with a high fever. What do you do?  Nobody wants their time in France to be tainted by the memory of a bad situation, but emergencies can happen anywhere at any time.  In this class taught in English, Priya will teach you how to deal with potential emergencies during your visit, how the French emergency system works whether you're dealing with medical issues, road accidents, fire hazards, theft and other petty crimes.

All levels                                                              
Mon 5-7pm   /   June 13, 20

Teacher: Priya Joawn