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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.

Any student has the option of advancing to the next level if he/she feels ready to do so.  Students may also repeat courses as often as desired. 

If you have any questions about which class to take, please contact us at educationafomaha@gmail.com directly for assistance.

Note: Members of Alliance Française d’Omaha receive significant discounts on classes and events!

Once you have signed up for a class, please click the REQUIRED MATERIALS link. All the textbooks, workbooks, and other class texts can be ordered online at Amazon and other booksellers sites.

Where’s My Class? Our Classes and Workshops take place in a variety of locations. Please check your class location then click the button for directions, maps, etc.

summer SESSION 2019

Our summer class session serves up a variety of short workshops or ateliers that consist of 1 to 4 meeting times. We hope these intriguing, informative, and entertaining workshops will appeal to you in the midst of your summer plans. A full roster of 8 to 10 week classes will resume in the upcoming Fall session.

Have you got an idea for a class you’d like to take at the Alliance Française d’Omaha? Write to us at bonjour@afomaha.org with your suggestions.

We'd love to hear from you!

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Five new workshops were just added to the this summer’s line up! Check them all out below!

language and cultural workshops - summer, 2019

Atelier #2 - La Grammaire française: adjectifs et adverbes
from 40.00

Atelier #2 - La Grammaire française: adjectifs et adverbes

This two-week course will offer students of various levels either an introduction to or a review of French adjectives and adverbs.  We will cover some irregular adjectives and adverbs as well as comparatives and superlatives.

When: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm on July 22nd and 29th

Where: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, Room TBA

Class Requirements: Open to students who have completed Communications 100 level, or equivalent.  Classes will be taught in a mixture of French and English.  

Required Materials: Please click the Required Materials button above for details.

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French for Travelers - August Session
from 80.00

This 4-week class provides basic conversation, vocabulary, cultural insights and travel tips for beginners or those students needing a refresher. A must-take course if you are planning an upcoming trip to a French-speaking country!  This early session times out will be beneficial to those taking the organized trip to Omaha’s new sister city in Normandy France: Isigny Omaha Intercom. Members - $80. Non-Members - $90

WHEN: 4-week session. Mondays evenings - August 5, 12, 19, 26

MEETING TIME: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Boystown Center for Behavioral Health

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Your instructor will contact you regarding required materials.

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French Fashion and Perfume
from 30.00

Nobody can beat the French when it comes to Haute Couture Fashion and perfume. Join Sam Tepanossian in an interactive workshop that explores these two very French, very Parisian, exports. Learn how the French view the importance of both in their everyday life. Sam will share the fashion tips and secrets the French use to keep themselves looking and smelling chic.

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kaneko Classroom, The Kaneko, 1111 Jones. Street

REQUIREMENTS: Some knowledge of French is helpful

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French Expressions and Latin Words Used in Daily French
from 30.00

Want to learn common French expressions? Join Sam Tepanossian for an interactive approach to learning how to speak French by studying Latin words that are used in everyday expressions. He’ll cover useful expressions and discuss their origins and give you a chance to practice their pronunciation. Latin words are part of many languages and learning these roots can help you understand French better. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kaneko Classroom, The Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street

REQUIREMENTS: Some knowledge of French is helpful

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L'amour et bonheur / Love and Happiness
30.00

Do the French have the secret to love and happiness? Join Sam Tepanossian for an interactive approach to learning how the French view love and happiness and how it’s different from American culture. He’ll share his insights into this all important aspect of French life. Who knows? You may discover some secrets to finding your own love and happiness!

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kaneko Classroom, The Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street

REQUIREMENTS: Some knowledge of French is helpful

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Business French
from 30.00

Want to improve your French in the work place? Join Sam Tepanossian for an interactive approach to learning how to speak French at work. He’ll cover vocabulary and how business is done differently in France, things to avoid, and how to be a success while doing business in another culture. 

WHEN: Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kaneko Classroom, The Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street

REQUIREMENTS: Some knowledge of French is helpful, but not necessary.

INSTRUCTOR: Sam Tepanossian

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France and its Products: Cheese and Wine by Region
from 30.00

Did you know there are almost 1000 different types of cheeses in France? Learn the major kinds of cheeses, where they’re made, what they taste like and the wines that go best with them. Join Sam Tepanossian in an interactive workshop that takes you on a tour of these French products that grace French tables all over France.

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kaneko Classroom, The Kaneko, 1111 Jones Street

REQUIREMENTS: Some knowledge of French is helpful

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Atelier #3 - Culture, Fromage, et Chocolat
80.00

France boasts over 400 varieties of cheese.  The francophone world is renowned for its delightful chocolates.  The the Alliance Française d'Omaha is bringing back its most popular summer class:  Culture, Cheese, and Chocolate.  In this four-week course, students will take turns researching -and tasting!- some of France and the francophone world's tastiest treats, while enjoying diverse aspects of a culture that has inspired the world.  

When: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays: August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Location: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health

Class Requirements:: Open to intermediate levels (and above).  Classes will be taught in French.

Materials: While there are no required materials for this course, students must be willing to research and purchase food items to share with the group once during the session.  Internet access may be necessary.

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Our Winter Classes will begin January 11, 2020

Our Spring Class Session starts March 28, 2020.

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 special topic classes according to student interest and instructor availability.