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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 bonjour@afomaha.org 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.

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

Workshop Redoux #1 - Everyday Life
from 30.00

Our worldly and delightful AFO member Sam Tepanossian returns to our classroom this summer to explore how some aspects of French life differ from the way Americans view them in our culture. Learn new French vocabulary and how to navigate these everyday moments while in France.

When: Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, Room TBA

Requirements - Must have taken French classes and know some French

Materials - None required

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Atelier #1 - L’Art français à Omaha / French Art in Omaha
from 40.00

This two-week course is designed to give students the context and vocabulary necessary to more deeply appreciate the works of some of France’s most famous artists. After spending time learning about some of the various artistic periods and movements in Europe, students will then engage in a gallery activity in Omaha's own Joslyn Art Museum.  

When: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., July 6h and 13th

Two Locations:

  • July 6, 2019 - On UNO campus, room and building TBD

  • July 13, 2019 - Joslyn Art Museum Atrium (Main Entrance)

Class Requirements: Open to all levels.  Classes will be taught primarily in English, though a certain level of French will be helpful for the gallery activity.

Materials: No required materials.

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Workshop Redoux #2 - A French Language Odyssey
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Back by popular demand! Please join our entertaining speaker Chris Behr as he relates his bilingual adventures as a young man, navigating a variety of French and English-speaking cultures from Oregon to Paris, The Hague, Aix-en-Provence, San Fransisco, and Montreal. The odyssey begins at 6:30 p.m. on June 19th in our classroom at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health.

When:: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

Location:: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, Room TBA

Requirements: Some French may be spoken in the presentation.

Materials: None required

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Atelier #2 - La Grammaire française: adjectifs et adverbes
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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:: Students are encouraged to purchase their own text and workbook for class.  Please click the Required Materials button above for details.

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Workshop Redoux #3 - There's More to France than Paris!
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Make sure to reserve your spot this time around as seasoned traveler Sue White explores the lesser known but no less fabulous parts of France. Sue will share photos and insights based on her travels in many parts of France. She will as well as gage interest among the participants in a potential trip to France, sponsored by the AFO.

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, Room TBA

Requirements: None

Materials: None

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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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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.