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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.

Communication Classes (Levels 100 and 200)

This series of classes is designed to help French language learners develop their verbal communication skills.  Students may expect to learn new vocabulary and basic grammar principles, though the majority of the courses will focus on conversation and the spoken word.  True beginners as well as intermediate students will benefit from the oral and aural practice offered in these courses.  Each level is comprised of three 10-week sessions offered during Fall, Winter, and Spring.

Intermediate - Advanced Grammar

This class is designed for students who already have some French language experience, but are interested in deepening their understanding of various French grammar concepts.  Additionally, students will learn a variety of thematic vocabulary over the course of each 10-week session.

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. 

French conversation courses

●    Beginning Conversation - A 10-week session for students who are familiar with advanced grammar concepts, but are not yet comfortable conversing in French.  Through reading, some grammar and vocabulary, and in-class discussion, students will be eased into the joy of French conversation!

●    Salon Avancé - A 10-week session for the advanced (though not necessarily perfect!) French speaker who enjoys the finer things in life.  Art, history, literature, travel, and various cultural niceties are among the favorite topics of discussion in this course.  Students can also expect a variety of other conversation topics, as well as a number of creative activities from this class.  Furthermore, spontaneous and organic discussions are always encouraged in this dynamic course.

  • Parlons (et lisons) Français is designed for students who are familiar with advanced grammar concepts. With this class students will become more comfortable speaking and reading French, and improve their pronunciation, vocabulary and sentence structure. Each session will last 8 weeks.

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!

Upcoming class schedule

Winter 2019

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday classes will commence in early January. Start dates will be listed soon.

 

CURRENT class schedule

Fall 2018

Although our fall classes are currently in session you may still register. Monday classes began September 10th; Wednesday classes began September 5th; and Saturday classes began September 8th. Note: our Parlons Français Ensemble class is full.

Communication 101

Meeting Time:       Saturday, 9:30am - 11:00am

Session:               September 8, 2018

Location:             UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 339

Communication 201

Meeting Time:       Saturday, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Session:               September 8, 2018

Location:             UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 339

Intermediate/advanced grammar

Meeting Time:       Saturday, 9:30am - 11:00am

Session:               September 8, 2018

Location:             UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 344

beginning conversation

Meeting Time:       Saturday, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Session:               September 8, 2018

Location:             UNO Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 344

parlons français ensemble

We will be reading a novel called “Le Silence de la Mer” by Vercours.  It is available through Amazon for $12.94.  Students will need to read about 5 pages of the book before each session so that we can discuss what we have read.  There should also be time for general conversation and discussion of other topics of interest to the group.  Class is limited to 8 students and will last 8 weeks – the dates will be as follows:

September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 10, 17, November 7, 14.  Please note that there will not be class on October 3, 24, or 31. 

Meeting Time:       Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session:               September 8, 2018

Location:             Boys Town Campus

salon avance

Meeting Time:       Monday, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Session:               September 10, 2018

Location:             Boys Town Campus


Special Topics Classes

The AFO offers courses on more specialized topics throughout the year, frequently during the Summer Session.  In the past, these courses have included (but were not limited to):

●      French for Travelers           ●      Children’s Programs       ●      Culture Classes       ●      Reading Classes

●      Art and Architecture History Classes     ●      Film Classes     ●      Lunch and Learns (e.g. Pronunciation, Slang, Music)

The AFO will continue to offer classes such as these according to student interest and instructor availability.


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

 

 

 

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