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

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 educationafomaha@gmail.com and mention “question about classes” in subject line.

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Communication class series for Levels 100, 200, 300 and 400

Our Communication Classes will use the textbook series “Latitudes” which is designed for adults.  Each level is divided into three 10-week sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) and will build on what has been learned in the previous session. 

on progressing through communication class levels 101-403

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. 

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Communication 101
from 200.00

The 101 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 102 in the Winter and 103 in the Spring.

This class is designed to help true beginners develop basic communication skills. Students will learn vocabulary and grammar principles, with emphasis on conversation and the spoken word.  Topics will include: Greetings and introductions, Likes and dislikes, Asking questions, Speaking of past actions, and Telling time. First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 10-Week Session

Members - $200. Non-Members - $225.

WHEN: Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:00am

WHERE: Arts & Sciences Hall, UNO Campus, Room 339

PREREQUISITE: None.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Latitudes I, Text and Workbook. Go to Required Materials for more details.

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Communication 401
from 200.00

The 401 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 402 in the Winter and 403 in the Spring.

This class continues to expand French language learners’ knowledge and fluency, along with gaining more knowledge from the media and information of how the Francophone world operates and thinks.

Students will interact with people to propose, accept or decline projects and ideas; Learn telephone etiquette and communication; Use written communication in a work and personal context; Talk about causes and consequences; and Explain the meaning of something, such as in letters, songs, films etc. First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Members - $200. Non-Members - $225.

WHEN: Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

WHERE: Arts and Sciences Hall, UNO Campus, Room 344

PREREQUISITES: Students should have completed Communication 303 or the equivalent.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Latitudes II, text and workbook with disc. Go. to Required Materials for more details.

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French for Travelers - Sept/Oct Session
from 120.00

This 6-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 will be beneficial to those taking the organized trip to Omaha’s new sister city in Normandy France: Isigny Omaha Intercom. Class meets on Mondays, beginning September 9, 2019.

Fee for Members: $120. Non-Members: $135.

WHEN: Mondays, September 9 - October 14, 2019

WHERE: Boystown Center for Behavioral Health

PREREQUISITES: None.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Once enrolled, your instructor will contact you with required materials information.

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Communication 201
from 200.00

The 201 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 202 in the Winter and 203 in the Spring.

This class is designed to help intermediate French language learners further develop their verbal communication skills. Students will also learn new vocabulary, grammar principles and cultural insights.  Topics covered in class include: How to ask for and give directions, Give advice, Tell a story, Describe people, Speak of the future. First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Members - $200. Non-Members - $225.

WHEN:  Saturday, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm

WHERE: Arts & Sciences Hall, UNO Campus, Room 339

PREREQUISITE: Students should have completed level 103 or the equivalent.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Latitudes 1, text and workbook. Go to Required Materials for more details.

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Parlons - Intermediate Level Conversation Class
from 200.00

This 10-week class is for  students who are familiar with fundamental grammar concepts but are not yet comfortable conversing in French. Through reading, some grammar and vocabulary, in-class discussion, and a variety of creative activities, students will be eased into the joy of French conversation! First class: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Members - $200. Non-Members - $225.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, Room TBA

PREREQUISITE: A knowledge of some vocabulary and grammar basics

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Discovering French Nouveau Rouge textbook and workbook. Please see Required Materials page for details.

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Communication 301
from 200.00

The 301 class is offered in the Fall, to be followed by 302 in the Winter and 303 in the Spring.

This class is designed to help more advanced French language learners continue to communicate, with more extensive vocabulary, grammar and knowledge of Francophone life and culture. Students will learn to Express certainty and uncertainty, Discuss points of view, Express emotions. First class: Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Members - $200. Non-Members - $225.

WHEN: Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Arts and Sciences Hall, UNO Campus, Room 344

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Conversation 203 or the equivalent

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Latitudes II, text and workbook with disc. Go to Required Materials for more details..

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Parlons - Advanced Level Conversation Class
from 160.00

This 8-week class is designed for those who are familiar with advanced grammar concepts and can already hold a conversation in French. Students will continue to improve their speaking and reading skills. 

Note:  The Fall semester for this class will not start until the first Wednesday of October, and will run for eight weeks from that date.  

Students will be reading La Gloire de mon Père by Marcel Pagnol in conjunction with the film. First class: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Members - $160. Non-Members - $175.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health, Room TBA

PREREQUISITE: Students should have sufficient experience in speaking and reading French to be able to read sections of a book each week and discuss both the book and the film in class.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: The novel La Gloire de mon Père by Marcel Pagnol. Go to Required Materials for details.

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UPCOMING CLASS SESSIONS

Our Winter Classes will begin January 11, 2020

Our Spring Class Session starts March 28, 2020.

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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 classes such as these according to student interest and instructor availability.