Learn French at the Alliance Française

learning |ˈlərniNG|


the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught: Come experience the joy of learning - in Paris |
[ as modifier ] : an important learning process.
• knowledge acquired through experience, study, or being taught: I like to parade my Paris learning in front of my sisters.


The Alliance Française was founded in 1883 and currently works in 133 countries, operating over 800 institutions, including 118 in the United States.. Their mission is to “promote and disseminate the French language and Francophone cultures throughout the world.” 

The Alliance Française works towards three essential tasks:

  • Offering French classes for all, both in France and abroad
  • Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture
  • Promoting cultural diversity.

With Lifelong Learning Abroad Paris at the Alliance Française, you will take nine hours of French instruction, three days a week. An online placement exam will determine exactly what level you require, whether you are a beginner or already have a high level of French. For those feeling more ambitious, you can sign up for twenty hours of Intensive French for a supplement. 
All Alliance Française professors are certified to teach French as a second language and are experienced language teachers.  The average class at the Alliance Française has twelve students.

Everyone enrolled at the Alliance Française with Lifelong Learning Abroad Paris will receive the Alliance Française’s, “Culture Pass.” This card provides you with unique cultural opportunities at museums, theaters, cinemas, and other such venues - and often at reduced fares.  The Alliance Française also offers free activities to card holders.  Enrollment includes the Alliance Française Book Kit, the books you will need for your class. 

A Lifelong Learning Abroad Favorite

When it comes to learning and speaking French, I have dozens of favorites.  The French take our basic eggplant and turn it into, aubergine, which sounds rather glamorous to me.  Or pamplemousse, the French word for grapefruit; it sounds as plump as a grapefruit really is.   I have favorite phrases like chercher midi à quatorze heures, which translates literally as "looking for two o'clock at twelve noon" which is the French way of saying someone is being complicated.  I love the interjection, O la vache!  It quite simply means, "Oh, the cow!" as it is our Holy Cow, without the holy, but far more amusing.  I even have favorite letters.  I like the letter "ç," and French has many of them, for example, façade or salade niçoise, for example.  Then there are favorite language differences.  The French do not capitalize the personal pronoun, I.  Moi, je cherche midi à quatorze heures.  

I have many favorites, too many to list here.  After a few weeks of French in France, you will have a list of your own!


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