French is a widely used language
French is an international language
French is a modern language
French is a living language:
It is one of the rare languages to be taught in the education systems of every country.
Information courtesy of France Diplomatie
AF DuPage members are able to pay the same rates as AF du North Shore members for their fall classes.
Brush Up Your French with AFduNS member and instructor Ann Koller. Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm
Conversation Avancée, for those who speak French at an advanced level. Tuesdays, 5–6:30 pm
Each course is $150 for AF du NS and AF DuPage members, $165 for non-members. Please visit the link below for more information.
The Alliance Française du North Shore now offers the "Régions de France" mini-course, open to those who speak French at intermediate and advanced levels. Beginning March 20, the three Session I classes will take place on the third Saturday of the month, from 10:30 AM to noon.
Travel virtually to France and explore highlights of three regions: Côte d'Azur (March 20), Franche Comté (April 17), and Normandie (May 15). Meet local experts who will speak to you en direct from France about their locale. Discuss in French the regional traditions and local culture with these French natives.
French-language and culture specialist Gigi Olmstead will open each class and guide the conversation.
This mini-course is open to members of the AFduNS and the AF de DuPage, as well as to nonmembers. The cost is $45 for AFduNS and AF DuPage members; $60 for nonmembers. Please submit your registration by March 17. Click for the course description and a printable registration form, or click here to register online. Questions? Write to education@AFnorthshore.org.
For the foreseeable future, classes will be held online with Zoom. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per class. Register now to ensure your spot.
Meet Instructor Gigi Olmstead
Join an interview on Zoom on Saturday, March 6, at 10:30 AM with Education Chair Tim Rogus and Gigi to learn about the course and her approach to teaching. Those who join us will have the opportunity to ask questions in French and English.
College of DuPage - Spring 2021 French Classes Online
Elementary French, Intermediate French, and Conversation & Composition II courses are being offered online at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Tuition rates for these classes are now the same for in-district and out-of-district students.
Contact program chairperson Mirta Pagnucci at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Online resources for continuing to study French while practicing social isolation:
My French Film Festival: https://www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com
High Five French: https://rlneducation.com
Duolingo Podcast: https://podcast.duolingo.com/french
Lawless French: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/
News in Slow French: https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/
Tex's French Grammar: https://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/index.html
Coffee Break French: https://radiolingua.com/coffeebreakfrench/
Comme une Francaise: https://www.commeunefrancaise.com/
BBC Languages - French: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/
French Today: https://www.frenchtoday.com/featured-blog-articles/
Yabla: https://french.yabla.com/ (free for 15 days)
Les Petits Citoyens: https://lespetitscitoyens.com/ (aimed at children but good for beginner-intermediate learners)
French Streams: A weekly selection of the best of French cinema: https://telescopefilm.com//frenchstreams
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy has put together a list of the best of recent online French cultural offerings: https://frenchculture.org/books-and-ideas/11279-immerse-yourself-french-culture
Five ways to take a virtual trip around France: https://www.thelocal.fr/20200326/five-ways-to-take-a-virtual-trip-around-france
Tons of art books from the Guggenheim museum:
A whole bunch of free e-books provided by FNAC:
More e-Books en français at Project Gutenberg:
Bunch of free movies:
Philharmonie de Paris online:
A bunch of concerts everyone is missing out on right now:
And to bring a little brightness to your day, here is a YouTube playlist of some of Charles Coulon's favorite French songs. Check back often for new songs.
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