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Fall Schedule

The Fall Program starts on September 26th, 2022

All classes are held online

There is no class on Thanksgiving week
The Winter Program will start on January 9th, 2023
 

 

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, Specialty Classes and Workshops 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 - 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- Teen Classes are 10-week long for a total of 10 hours - 1 hour per week.

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

5- Workshops are 2-to-4 hour long on a Saturday or Sunday.

 

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  FULL

Mon/Wed  7-8p

From 09/26 to 12/07

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Sophie Acquart

 

A1.10

Mon/Wed  7-8p

From 09/26 to 12/07

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.20

Tue/Thu   5-6p

From 09/27 to 12/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

A1.30

Mon/Wed   5:30-6:30p

From 09/26 to 12/07

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

A1.40

Tue/Thu   7-8p

From 09/27 to 12/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

A2 - Elementary

 

A2.00

Mon/Wed  5-6p

From 09/26 to 12/07

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

A2.10

Tue/Thu  12:30 to 1:30p

From 09/27 to 12/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

A2.20 FULL

Tue/Thu  5:30-6:30p

From 09/27 to 12/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ A2

Teacher: Marie Lambert

B1 - Independent

 

B1.0

Tue  12 to 2p

From 09/27 to 12/06

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1

Teacher:  Priya Joawn

 

B1.2

Mon 6:30 to 8:30p

From 09/26 to 12/05

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1

Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

B1.4

Thu  6:30 to 8:30p
From 09/29 to 12/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B1
Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

B2 - Advanced

 

B2.2

Thu  6:30 to 8:30p

From 9/29 to 12/08

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Valérie Huet

 

B2.5  FULL

Fri   9:45 to 11:45a

From 09/30 to 12/09

Textbook: Alter Ego+ B2

Teacher: Rebecca Rumpf

Teen Classes

 

French 1

Fri  4:15 to 5:15p

From 09/30 to 12/09

Textbook: Décibel A1

Teacher: Marie Lambert

 

French 2

Sun 7 to 8p

From 09/25 to 12/04

Textbook: Décibel A2

Teacher: Minerva Martinez

 Conversation Classes

 

Conversation 1T
A1+/A2

Tue 7-8pm
From 09/27to 12/06
No textbook


Teacher: Priya Joawn

 

Conversation 1F
A1+/A2

Fri 12-1pm
From 09/30 to 12/09
No textbook


Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

Conversation 2
B1/B2

Mon  12-1pm
From 09/26 to 12/05
No textbook

Teacher: Nathalie Gaut

 

Conversation 3
B2/C1

Thu 5:30-6:30pm
From 09/29 to 12/08
No textbook

Teacher: Naïma Ouidane

Specialty Classes

French Slang

French Slang is rarely taught, and yet, it’s a very important – if not crucial – part of the language. Being able to understand it, and sprinkle it into everyday conversations will make a tremendous difference in your social interactions with French people. It will also allow you to enjoy French movies and TV series like never before!  In this class, you'll learn the most useful French "argot" and, importantly, how to use it. 

Level A2+                                                             
Wed 6:30 to 7:30pm  /   October 5, 12, 19 , 26

Teacher: Priya Joawn

French Freedom Poets

Freedom has proved to be a popular topic for poets throughout the ages.  In this class, we'll look at the lives and works of four French poets of the mid-XXth century: Jacques Prévert, Paul Eluard, Boris Vian and Maurice Carême.  Caught in the drama of the unfathomable modern inner life mixed and matched with the whole new political landscape of two world wars, all four deeply engaged with the ideas, and possibly new meanings, of freedom, liberty and resistance.

Level B1+                                                        
Mon 5:30 to 6:30pm /   Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28

Teacher: Naïma Ouidane

Workshops

French Phonetics 4

In this 2-hour workshop, you use simple and short dialogues to work on French pronunciation as a whole. The focus is on intonation, rhythm, accentuation and sounds. This workshop is available to all levels from A1.3 up. You don't need to have completed previous Phonetics classes. Each class of the series can be taken as a "stand alone" class.  This class is held in person at 5510 Munford Road, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Level A1.3 +                                                          
Sat October 15, 1-3pm

Teacher: Marie Lambert