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 Federation of Alliances Françaises USA has partnered with the Los Angeles-based COLCOA Film Festival to provide a platform of 150+ recent French films and documentaries, available for streaming in the USA. Prices start at $2.99 per rental.
Visit https://colcoa.org/virtual-cinema/ for the full listing of available movies.
The Alliance Française du North Shore offers two French courses and a Régions de France mini-course, open to members of the AFduNS as well as to nonmembers. Fall classes will be held online with Zoom. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per class.
Régions de France mini-course, for intermediate- and advanced-level students, will be held on third Saturdays, 10:30 AM to noon, with Mme Gigi Olmstead.
Travel virtually to France and explore the highlights of three regions. Meet local experts who will speak to you about their locale. Discuss in French the regional traditions and local culture with these French natives.
Session I classes will be held on September 18, October 16 and November 20. $45 for AFduNS and AF DuPage members; $60 for nonmembers. Please submit your registration by September 15.
Click here https://www.afnorthshore.org/coursesregions.htm to go to the website page for the course description and to register and pay online.
Brush Up Your French, for intermediate students, is held on Wednesdays, 4:30-6 PM.
Mme Ann Koller offers three 10-week sessions. Session I will run from September 15 through November 17, 2021. $150 for AFduNS and AF DuPage members; $165 for nonmembers. Please submit your registration by September 10.
Click here: http://www.afnorthshore.org/courses.htm to go to our website for the course description and to register online.
Questions? Write to education@AFnorthshore.org.
Conversation Avancée, for those who speak French at an advanced level, is held on Tuesdays, 5-6:30 PM.
Mme Domitille Nicolescou offers three 10-week sessions. Session I will run from September 14 through November 16, 2021. $150 for AFduNS and AF DuPage members; $165 for nonmembers. Please submit your registration by September 9.
Click here https://www.afnorthshore.org/courses.htm to go to the website page for the course description and to register online.
Questions? Write to education@AFnorthshore.org.
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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