ABOUT our classes

Alliance Française d'Omaha currently offers French classes in the Fall, Winter,  Spring and Summer.  From true beginner to advanced, all classes are taught by experienced teachers. What is especially important is that our students are enthusiastic about taking classes because they enjoy learning the French language.  After reading over the course descriptions, if you are unsure about which level you should attend,  we invite you to contact us at bonjour@afomaha.org and mention “question about classes” in subject line.

The Grammar Classes (Level 1, 2, 3)  are broken down into three 10-week sessions offered every Fall, Winter and Spring as follows:

Fall Session:             Levels 101, 201, 301
Winter Session:       Levels 102, 202, 302
Spring Session:        Levels 103, 203, 303

French Grammar/Communication Courses

Level 100 classes are designed for beginning students and progress through the year - 101, 102, 103.  Although it is helpful to have taken the prior class, we welcome new registrants to contact us with any questions about placement.  Level 100 classes are an introduction to the French language and culture with a focus on developing basic grammar and vocabulary.  Instruction via textbook, individual/group activities and multi-media.

Level 200 classes are designed for intermediate level students who have either completed Level 103 class or have an equivalent familiarity with the French language. 

Level 300 classes are considered advanced level for students that have completed Level 203 class or have an equivalent background with the French language. 

Students may expect to advance to the next level of classes after completing all three sessions (30 weeks total).  A student may also have the option of advancing to the next level if he/she feels ready to do so before completing all three sessions.  Students may also repeat courses as often as desired.  If you have any questions about which class to take, please contact us at bonjour@afomaha.org directly for assistance. 

The Conversation Group (Salon Avancé)  is designed to be a guided conversation group.  Because a basic understanding has already been developed, students will delve further into the study of the French language/culture using themed topics of discussion, the recommended texts, individual/group activities and various forms of media. Each session will last 10 weeks.

Special Topics classes offered (such as French for Travelers and French for Kids) may vary by season.  Special topic classes are typically 8-weeks long.  

NEW SUMMER CLASS ADDED: parlons français ensemble!

Is this conversation class for you?  For this class students need to be able to compose sentences in the present and past, and have the vocabulary to talk about such topics as yourself, family & friends, what you do/did for a living, what you like to eat, hobbies, etc. 

Class description:  The instructor will assign a topic for each class. Students will need to prepare for the class by learning vocabulary that may be relevant to what they want to say, reading an article, preparing a short presentation.

Each class will last 90 minutes. The first 30 minutes will be in English for explanations and a little grammar as necessary. The final hour of the class will be only in French. The instructor will focus on helping students:

•   be more comfortable speaking French

•   improve their pronunciation

•   have a better command of French vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure

Upcoming class schedule

Winter 2018

  • Monday classes (Salon at Boys Town Campus / French For Travelers at College of St Mary):  January 8 - March 12
  • Saturday classes (Levels 1, 2, 3 at UNO):  January 13 - March 17

Spring 2018

  • Monday classes (Salon at Boys Town Campus / French For Travelers at College of St Mary): March 26 - June 4 
  • Saturday classes (Levels 1, 2, 3 at UNO):  March 31 - June 9

As always, if you don't see a class you are interested in, or have suggestions for new classes, please contact us at bonjour@afomaha.org.    We'd love to hear from you!


current classes:

French for travelers (8-weeks - no prior experience)

Instructor:          Paul Callahan

Meeting Time:    Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8pm

Fall Session:             September 9, 2107

Location:            Boys Town Campus

                                  13460 Walsh Drive, Omaha, NE

Parlons français ensemble - 6 week session

Instructor:              Sue White

Meeting Time:       Sundays, 6:30 - 8pm

Session:                   August 6, 2017

Location:                   Private Home

SALON AVANCé - 10 week session

Instructor:              Krissy Abdouch Stiles

Meeting Time:      Mondays, 6:30– 8pm 

Session:                   September 11, 2017

Location:                 Boys Town Campus,

                                     13460 Walsh Drive

grammar 101 (10-weeks - beginner)

Instructor:            Paul Callahan

Meeting Time:     Saturdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

                                    Begins September 9, 2017

Location:               UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Rm 339


Instructor:             Paul Callahan

Meeting Time:      Saturdays, 11:45 am - 1:15pm

                                     Begins September 9, 2017

Location:               UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Rm 344    

grammar 301 (10-weeks - advanced)

Instructor:               Krissy Abdouch Stiles

Meeting Time:        Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00 am

Session:                     September 9, 2017

Location:                   UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Rm 344

grammar 401 (10-weeks - advanced)

Instructor:               Krissy Abdouch Stiles

Meeting Time:        Saturdays 11:15am - 12:45pm

Session:                     September 9, 2017

Location:                   UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Rm 344


See map of UNO for class location held on campus.  UNO parking is free on weekends.




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