Class Offerings for Adults
Class Schedule - Summer 2015
The class schedule will be mailed out and posted on the website by June 22nd. You may request that a class schedule be
mailed to you by filling out our request form.
Bienvenue à l'Alliance Française d'Albuquerque !
The Alliance Française d'Albuquerque is our local, independent chapter of the international Federation
of Alliances Françaises, the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world.
With over 1000 chapters in
more than 100 countries, the Alliance Française is dedicated to promoting French language
and culture, and to fostering friendly relations between Francophones and Francophiles of
all racial, ethnic and national origins. The School and the French for Children program
admit students of any race, color, creed, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin.
The Alliance School offers courses in French on all levels taught by highly
qualified instructors who are native or near-native speakers. Classes meet
in our offices, conveniently located between Menaul and Candelaria at
2917 Carlisle NE, suites 207 and 110. (For 207, please use the west entrance at the top
of the stairs; for 110, use the south door off the parking lot - look for our buzzer).
Minimum enrollment is 5 students (although sometimes exceptions may be made for groups of 4);
maximum enrollment is 10 students. The
textbooks used in each course are available for purchase in our office or may be found online.
The Alliance School offers two types of courses, both conducted in French.
Conversational French language classes introduce students to grammar, vocabulary
and pronunciation while emphasizing communication. Advanced seminars are for students
who have already studied French and wish to maintain or increase their fluency. Our small
classes allow for more personalized attention and active participation in a friendly
classroom setting that helps students gain confidence in speaking French.
***BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE NOTE: If this is your first Alliance course,
please call 872-9288 for assistance in placement and/or to schedule a placement interview.
This will help us to ensure that every student enrolls in a class that is the right level
for his/her abilities. Merci!
We offer free placement interviews by appointment (in person or by phone) throughout the year.
Whether you are a new or returning student, please register
by mail, phone (872-9288) or through our website — www.afabq.com. Discounts are available for
early registration. Some classes may be postponed 1-2 weeks until minimum enrollment is reached.
You will be contacted by phone or email 2 days before the starting date with a confirmation of
If you do not receive a written or verbal confirmation, we may not have received your registration and
so it is imperative that you contact Director C. Simmons at 280-9031 or Co-Director K. Frings at 821-
4169 before attending class.
Tuition and Membership
Tuition for each course is based on a fee of $11 per hour of instruction.
Alliance Française membership is required to enroll in our classes.
Rates for the calendar year are $22 for those enrolling as a student in any AF course,
$36 for families. Single non-student memberships are $27. After July 1, new or renewing
members may pay the pro-rated fee of $11 for a student membership ($18 for families, $13.50 for single).
Members receive our
newsletter, have library privileges and
are invited to join in our social and cultural activities including lectures,
films, dinners, lively celebrations of French holidays and monthly gatherings
like Café Causette.
We ask that your registration form and payment reach the Director prior to the
first day of class.
PLEASE NOTE: Fees are refundable should the class be cancelled; however, no refunds
will be allowed after the first week of class and tuition is not transferable from
one session to another. For further information and for registration, please call
the School at 872-9288. Merci!
School Calendar ~ 2015
- Winter session: January 17 - April 4
- Spring Session: April 20 - June 27
- Summer Session: July 13 - September 5
- Fall Session: September 21 - December 5
Alliance Française Offers TEF Exam
The Alliance is an official center for the Test d'Evaluation de français
Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris, an internationally recognized assessment
of non-francophone speakers' oral and written French. We now offer the e-TEF and the e-TEFaQ.
Testing sessions are arranged on demand. Please
contact Carolyn Simmons at 505-872-9288 for
details and to register.
Private tutoring is available for all Alliance members and students in our offices.
As of September 1, 2014, rates are $35 per hour for one person;
$40 per hour for two people; $48 per hour for
three people and $54 per hour for 4 people. After the
first meeting, you may pay in advance for 4 sessions. If you are unable to
attend a session, your fee will be refunded if you notify the instructor at least 8
hours in advance to reschedule.
Alliance instructor, Patricia Dardant, is available for private tutoring via Skype!
Purchase 30-minute units in advance at our low rate of $17.50/unit or 60-minute units for $35/unit.
tutoring is ideal for those
students who prefer not to come to the AF offices, or perhaps for a student who needs a
little extra help understanding a homework assignment or preparing for a French exam.
Please call Carolyn Simmons at 505-872-9288, or send us an email, for more information and to purchase
French for Children
A fun way to learn French!
Learn about French language and culture through games, songs and basic conversation.
Classes for children (ages 4-14) meet once a week and are held at various locations.
For more information or to register, please call FFC Director, Karin Frings at 821-4169.
~Pratiquez votre français~
Come join fellow Alliance members for Café Causette & special events
listed on our calendar page.
For details, see our newsletter, Le Lien, or call 872-9288.
And be sure to stop by our Médiathèque–over 2,600 titles including a large video,
DVD & audio collection. As of January 2015, the library will
generally be open on 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10:30 to noon. Please see the Library page of our
website for exact dates. Questions? Call our librarian, Henry Botts at 872-9288.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
The Alliance Française School admits students of any race, color, creed, sexual orientation,
national or ethnic origin
to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available
to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national
or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies,
scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.
Conversational French Courses ~ Summer 2015
|Class Schedule Updates
Updates to the original schedule will be posted here.
- The Beginners II+ class will now be meeting from 5:30-7pm on Wednesdays (instead of 5:30 on Fridays) and the dates are July 22-Aug 26.
- The Avancé III+/IV: Conversation avancée class will meet from 5-7pm on Thursdays (instead of 6:15-8:15).
The Alliance School is offering a shortened program of courses (as well as private tutoring) for the summer.
Our full program will return in September. Most summer classes start the week of July 20; however,
classes may be postponed 1-2 weeks until minimum enrollment is reached. Students will be contacted
by phone or by email 2 days before the scheduled starting date with a confirmation. Please do not
attend a class without a confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation, we may not have received
your registration, or the class may have been postponed. Please contact Karin Frings to verify the
course status. Updated information may be available on our website.
Students may call the AF at 872-9288 or Karin Frings at 821-4169 for more information.
Please note that the tuition price listed for each class does not cover the cost of additional photocopies.
Your instructor may collect a nominal fee from you in class to cover those costs. Merci!
Bonjour le français! Learn the essentials for everyday communication and conversations.
|Beginners II+||July 24 - August 28|
Review and practice all you learned in Beg. II with new activities and exercises. Grammar: être
, articles, adjectives. Conversation: Au café, au téléphone
, asking questions, describing people, daily life, travel and more. Text: Contacts
, 7th ed. ($15) Leçons 6-10
& recommended supplemental text, Vite et Bien 1, Unités 1-4.
|With Patricia Dardant||Fridays||5:30 - 7:00pm||6 weeks||$99|
|Beginning French for Travelers||Aug. 8 - Sept. 5|
You have already had some experience with French but need a very quick refresher before an upcoming trip, or you just want to practice speaking the French one needs when traveling. This is the mini-course for you! Text: Fodors French for Travelers
, 2nd ed. with CD ($24.50)
|With Catherine Fridey||Saturdays||9:30 - 11:30am||5 weeks||$110|
Intermediates / Advanced
Perfect the French you have learned to prepare for more advanced courses this fall.
|Intermediates III & Advanced I: Parlez français! ||July 20 - Aug. 24|
This dynamic class is designed to increase fluency and build vocabulary through discussions of a variety of French materials.
|With Patricia Dardant||Mondays||2:00 - 4:00pm||6 weeks||$132|
Parlez français! Focus on your speaking skills while advancing in your study of
French to more sophisticated grammar and vocabulary.
Venez participer à des conversations animées autour de sujets et d'activités divers.
|Advanced II & III: Le Moulin à paroles! ||July 23 - Aug. 27|
|With Patricia Dardant||Thursdays||2:00 - 4:00pm||6 weeks||$132|
|Advanced French for Travelers: Bon voyage! ||July 21 - Aug. 25|
You speak French fairly well but need a very quick refresher before an upcoming trip, or you just want to practice speaking the French one needs when traveling. This is the mini-course for you! *Please indicate which time you prefer.
|With Patricia Dardant||Tuesdays||10am - 12pm||6 weeks||$132|
|Advanced French for Travelers: Bon voyage!||July 21 - Aug. 25|
|With Patricia Dardant||Tuesdays||6:00 - 8:00pm||6 weeks||$132|
Vous parlez assez couramment le français mais vous désirez affiner
votre niveau, enrichir votre vocabulaire et approfondir vos connaissances.
Explorez un potpourri de sujets, tout en français.
|Avancé III+/IV: Conversation avancée||July 23 - Aug. 27|
|With Patricia Dardant||Thursdays||6:15 - 8:15pm||6 weeks||$132|