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 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. 

Level 400 classes are designed for those who have completed a Level 3 equivalency or possess a Level 3 skill level.  Course material includes advanced grammar and reading practice. 

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

Salon Avancé is a guided conversation group for those with an established understanding of French grammar and communication.  Students will delve further into the study of the French language & culture using themed topics of discussion, recommended texts, individual/group activities and various forms of media. Each session will last 10 weeks.

Parlons Français Ensemble is designed for students who have completed levels 1 thru 3 of the Grammar courses or have knowledge of basic grammar and able to use the past and future tenses.  With this class students will become more comfortable speaking French, and improve their pronunciation, vocabulary and sentence structure. Each session will last 8 weeks.

Special Topics courses

French for Travelers - Beginning French for those wishing to learn basic phrases, culture and food as well as useful travel tips.

French for Kids - Beginning French for kids ages ranging from 9-12.


Upcoming class schedule

Fall 2018

  • Monday classes will commence
  • Wednesday classes will commence
  • Saturday classes will commence

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!

 

SUMMER classes:

Visitons le louvre (4-weeks - all levels)

Taught in English and French.  We break down the museum so it's not so overwhelming to visit, including a brief art history for many of the objects on display.

Meeting Time:    Mondays, 6:30-8pm

Session:            4 meetings: June 11, 18, 25, July 2

Location:            Boys Town Campus, 13460 Walsh Dr.     

Chateaux, Églises, et Cathédrales (4 weeks - Level 300+)

Taught in French. We will study a variety of castles, churches, and cathedrals throughout France, including some history (architectural and/or political) to help viewers appreciate various features of these buildings.

Meeting Time:       Mondays, 6:30 - 8pm

Session:               July 9, 16, 23,  30           

Location:             Boys Town Campus, 13460 Walsh Dr.

French Pronunciation workshop - (2hours)

If you’re like many trying to learn French, sometimes the language seems like more vowels than consonants, some pronounced, some not. Pack a bag lunch and learn how to master those sounds the English language doesn’t use, the right way to pronounce a string of vowels, and the quandary of whether to pronounce a consonant or not.  Requirement:  Must have taken French classes and know some French.

Meeting Time:       Saturday, 12pm - 2pm

Session:               June 9th           

Location:             Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha


Note:  The password for taking the Placement Test is:  Bonjour!

 

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

 

 

 

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