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    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Mondays from 28 September 2015 to 27 June 2016
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

    No class during
    Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of French. Our group leaders, native French speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only French for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of French.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment. Nos animateurs de langue maternelle française, proposent des sujets intéressants, animent les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle uniquement français pendant 1,5 heure.

    Instructors:  Christian Lebreton, Liliane Daniel, Sylvie Kerisit, Claire Prat, Melanie Razzetto

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau de francais.

    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 5
    Mondays from 28 September 2015 to 27 June 2016
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays

    This class is for students with an elementary knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and for those who want to refresh their communication skills in English. The program is designed to promote proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening capacities. Various discussion topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills.

    Ce cours s'adresse à la fois aux personnes qui ont des connaissances élémentaires en grammaire et en vocabulaire et à celles qui souhaitent réactiver leurs capacités de communication en anglais. Il vous permet de renforcer vos connaissances orales et écrites en anglais, tout en traitant de sujets variés avec le professeur pour améliorer votre grammaire et enrichir votre vocabulaire.

    Instructor: 
    Louise Denyer, a native English speaker, is a qualified English solicitor and an experienced teacher holding the Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CTEFLA). For the past 20 years, she has been teaching Business, Legal and General English to various international audiences; she also coaches French and foreign actors in English and teaches theater in English to French children.

    Important:
    Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    Avant de vous inscrire, merci de compléter le test de niveau et de l'envoyer par e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org en indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    • 30 Sep 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Wednesdays from 30 September 2015 to 29 June 2016
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This Spanish Guided Discussion Group is open to people who speak Spanish almost fluently. Our group leaders, native
    speakers from Spain or Latin America, come up with interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only Spanish for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your background in Spanish.


    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Espagnol est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent espagnol presque couramment. Nos animateurs, natifs d'Espagne ou d’Amérique Latine, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement espagnol pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'espagnol.

    Instructors:  Ethel Chesnoy),
         


    • 30 Sep 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 0
    Wednesdays from 30 September 2015 to 29 June 2016
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.


    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test (see link below) and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, merci de completer le test de niveau (voir plus bas) et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors:  Shamina Chowdhury, Dijana Vrban, Carl Coleman, Barbara Levy

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 8
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016.
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

     
    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    Based on understanding French in practical, everyday situations, the goal of this course is to give you the basics of communication and help you in any activity where French is needed. It will also help you acquire the basics of grammar and the principal rules of pronunciation. Classes are small and will be held mostly in French, to ensure fast and lasting progress. 

    Basé sur la compréhension et la simulation de situations pratiques, ce cours donne des éléments de communication et vous aide dans vos premiers pas dans la vie courante. Il vous permet d'acquérir les structures grammaticales basiques et les principales règles de prononciation. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant surtout en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor:  Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 1
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016.
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course. The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations. It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary. Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor: Muriel Lunetta, has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 01 Oct 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Thursdays, 1 October 2015 to 30 June 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    This German Guided discussion Group is open to people with an advanced or intermediate level of German. Our group leaders from Germany suggest interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only German for 90 minutes.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Allemand est ouvert aux personnes qui ont un niveau intermédiaire d'allemand ou le parle presque couramment. Nos animatrices allemandes suggèrent  des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement allemand pendant 1,5 heure.

    Instructors: Monika de Vigneral, Ulla Emonet, Dorothée Yvernes, Nadine von Lukowicz

    • 06 Oct 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 3
    Tuesdays, 6 October 2015 to 28 June, 2016
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.



    This advanced level French course will consolidate your knowledge of French through the development of speaking and listening skills. With a focus on interactive conversation you will expand your knowledge of grammar and improve pronunciation for a variety of social situations.

    A ce niveau, vous avez acquis une certaine indépendance dans l’utilisation de la langue et vous êtes autonome face à de nombreuses situations de la vie courante. Ce cours vous permet d’affiner vos compétences dans des situations complexes et d’acquérir des structures linguistiques plus approfondies.

    Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.
    • 09 Oct 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • WICE Office
    • 2
    Tuesdays (8:30 AM-10:00 AM) and Fridays (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM) from 9 October 2015 to 28 June 2016.


    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.

    An elementary knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary will be necessary to participate fully in this course. The course will prepare you to understand spoken French in social situations. It will help you with pronunciation, oral and written comprehension, French language structure and help you learn vocabulary. Using French interactively in the classroom, you will practice common expressions for everyday life. Classes are small and will be held in French only, to ensure fast and lasting progress.

    Ce cours vous aidera en prononciation et compréhension orale et écrite pour les tâches variées de la vie sociale. Vous élargirez votre vocabulaire et pratiquerez interactivement, en classe, les expressions courantes de la vie de tous les jours, grâce à l'acquisition d'un savoir-faire communicatif et linguistique. Les classes étant petites et le cours étant uniquement en français, vous êtes assurés de progrès rapides et durables. 

    Instructor: Audrey Charmont has a Master in Marketing and Communications as well as a DAEFLE (French as a Foreign Language). For the past ten years, she has built up a combined business and French teaching experience in France and abroad.

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.


    • 21 Oct 2015
    • 2:45 PM
    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 4:15 PM
    • WICE Office
    • 0
    Wednesdays from 21 October 2015 to 29 June 2016
    2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

    No class during Christmas school holidays and official public holidays.


    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have an advanced or strong intermediate level of English. Our group leaders, native English speakers, will provide interesting topics, guide participants' discussions and correct their mistakes. The group speaks only English for 90 minutes. Before enrolling, please complete the placement test (see link below) and send an e-mail to languages@wice-paris.org with a brief summary of your level of English.

    Ce Groupe de Conversation guidée en Anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment. Nos animatrices de langue maternelle anglaise, proposent des sujets intéressants, guident les discussions et corrigent les fautes des participants. Le groupe parle seulement anglais pendant 1,5 heure. Avant de vous inscrire, merci de completer le test de niveau (voir plus bas) et d'envoyer un e-mail à languages@wice-paris.org indiquant votre niveau d'anglais.

    Instructors: Ronni Malcolm, Anne Carson, Carron Santos

    Important: Before signing up for a course please read the How to Enroll instructions and take the appropriate placement test found therein.

    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 6
    Registration is closed
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor: Nahid Rachlin


    Whether you're a beginner or an advanced writer, the challenge in this course will be to hone your skills for writing a novella and/or short story, from brainstorming to writing to editing.  This will be done through discussions of character, voice, point of view, structure and other craft elements.  We will comment on the pieces you hand in as well as on in-class writing exercises.

    We will study two published short stories, one by William Trevor and another by Alice Munro.  We will recall the great novellas like Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Old Man and the Sea, Of Mice and Men and The Third Man.  The aim is to get your story to the point that it is as good as it can be.

    Requirements: Submit a 10-20 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016. See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016.  For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional
    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member.  However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.

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    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 3
    Registration is closed
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor Michelle Huneven

    Michelle HunevenAt their best, memoirs, personal essays, and other forms of creative non-fiction are a compelling mix of keen observation, vivid expression, and clarity of thought.  In this workshop, we will develop our individual voices, address ways to research and report our subjects, and explore the use of literary techniques to create non-fiction that is lively, evocative, meaningful, and deeply true.  We will discuss dialogue, narration, sentences, structuring strategies, and other elements of craft as they arise in the work we’re reading.  

    Requirements: Submit a 10-20 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016.  See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member. However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation). Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner). Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Instructor: Ayana Mathis

    Ayana Mathis (c) Elena Seibert
    Writers are urged (relentlessly) to "find their voices"-- a frustrating bit of advice if ever there was one. Voice is among the most elusive of craft terms.  What is it exactly?  Of what does it consist?  How does one go about developing it?  Certainly voice includes style, but that is so unique and organic to each writer that it only further confuses the issue.  This workshop will dismantle voice into practical (and comprehensible) elements as they relate to longer fiction: narration (point of view), character development and theme.  We'll also discuss the ways in which voice is supported, or stymied, by structure.  To aid in our exploration the seminar will include short readings, as relevant, by Marilynne Robinson, Edward P. Jones and Marlon James among others.

    Requirements: Submit a 15-25 page draft of your work by Friday, 31 May 2016. See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June 2016. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member.  However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner).  Dinner rates for PWW participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.

    Image: Ayana Mathis (c) Elena Seibert
    • 27 Jun 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 6
    Registration is closed
    Monday, 27 June - Friday, 1 July 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    Instructor: Marilyn Hacker

    This course will explore the possibilities of meter in English poetry, from iambic pentameter to quantitative meters (alcaics and sapphics, for example)  to syllabic forms.

    Requirements: Submit 5-10 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages, by Friday, 31 May 2016.  See the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of the Paris Writers' Workshop website for more details.

    This course is a part of Paris Writers' Workshop, a week-long program that includes a mandatory Registration Reception on Sunday, 26 June. For more information about the program, please visit www.pariswritersworkshop.org.
    Optional

    Agent Consultation: Your registration automatically entitles you to a one-on-one consultation with your workshop faculty member. However, if you wish to have a one-on-one consultation with a literary agent, please register for that separately (PWU301 Literary Agent Consultation).  Agent consultations are 60 euros for PWW participants.

    Literary Dinner: If you would like to attend the literary dinner, please register for that separately as well (PWL012 Literary Dinner).  Dinner rates for participants and their guests are 50 euros per person.
    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 15

    Tuesday, 28 June

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Cost: free


    Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Left Bank Writers

    Walk the old streets of Montparnasse and St Germain, see the famous cafés and bars where writers and artists congregated in the 1920s, and stroll in the attractive Luxembourg Gardens. The tour will include where Hemingway lived in rue Ferou, Scott Fitzgerald’s apartment on rue de Vaugirard, and Gertrude Stein’s home in Montparnasse. We will walk across the Luxembourg gardens, where Hemingway visited the Luxembourg gallery of modern art, and Gertrude Stein walked her dog. We will also show you where Sylvia Beach had her celebrated bookshop: Shakespeare and Company, a meeting place for both French and expatriate writers. It was Sylvia Beach who encouraged the writers who made Paris the center of creative excellence of the day and first published James Joyce’s ground breaking novel Ulysses. You will hear some amusing and revealing anecdotes about this bohemian community.


    This walk is a part of Paris Writers’ Workshop. It is only open to those already enrolled in a PWW master class. For more information about PWW, please visit: wice-paris.org/pariswritersworkshop.


    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 01 Jul 2016
    • Left bank, Paris
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist
    Thursday, 30 June and Friday, 1 July 2016
    Cost: 60 (for PWW participants)
           
    100 (for general public)

    In the traditional publishing world, an agent is essential to having your work read by editors and publishers.  Paris Writers' Workshop offers a unique opportunity to meet with an agent and present your work.  Take advantage of this consultation to find out what your manuscript needs to get noticed and what publishing opportunities might be available to you.

    You must pre-register: Your 15-minute consultation appointment time will be provided upon your arrival on 26 June 2016.  Consultation times vary by participant but will occur sometime Thursday, 30 June or Friday, 1 July 2016.

    Manuscript Submission: Instructions for manuscript submission will be provided after registration confirmation.

    Requirements: Registrations for those participating in a
    PWW master class, the fee is
    €60.  If you have not registered for a master class, the rate is €100.

    Cancellation Policy: For cancellations made before 27 May 2016 your fee will be refunded in full.  No refunds will apply to cancellations made after this date.

    Photo: © Alastair Arthur

    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
    • 45

    Expert Panel: Getting Published Today

    Thursday, 30 June, 2016

    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Writing your book, (or short story, or poem, or essay) is only half of the battle. The next hurdle is getting it published.

    Do you know how to get your manuscript noticed? Have you wondered whether it is better to self-publish, seek out a traditional publisher or explore the relatively new third option of partner publishing? Do you need an agent, or an editor, and how do you find a reputable one? Our panel will address all of these questions and more.

    Learn about your options from those "in the know." Our expert panel includes publishers, agents, editors, and authors. They will give advice on how to improve your chances of seeing your work in print, or on e-readers, as the case may be.

    This panel is a part of the Paris Writers' Workshop.

    This event is free to PWW participants.

    For those not enrolled in a PWW master class, the fee is 
    10. The fee must be paid in advance for attendees to be added to the guest list.


    This event will be held at UNESCO

    7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris

    Please note: UNESCO is a secure building. Please allow extra time to pass through the screening area and check-in at the front desk. You will have to leave a form of ID at the front desk in order to enter the building. You will find guides in the lobby with WICE signs waiting to escort you to the panel room.

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    • 01 Jul 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Left Bank, Paris
    Friday, 1 July 2016  
    7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Cost: €50

    The closing dinner on the last evening has become a feature of the Paris Writers' Workshop - a chance to relax with new friends, talk further with the faculty and presenters, and unwind after the pressures of the week.

    Join us for this great opportunity to socialize with new and published authors.

    The dinner will be held at a historic French brasserie Café du Commerce.

    Bon Appétit!

    All WICE Members and Paris Writers' Workshop participants are welcome to attend.

    Photo: Dana Voss

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    • 20 Sep 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Dorothy's Gallery, 27 rue Keller, 75011 Paris





    Come and be part of WICE Open House 2016! 
             
    This is your opportunity to:
    • Discover exciting courses WICE has to offer;
    • Connect with current WICE members;
    • Learn about the wider benefits of WICE membership;
    • Join the WICE community;
    • Register for courses starting from September 2016.
               
    Register in advance, and drop in on the day, for a chance to win a 'money can't buy' spot on an exclusive cooking demonstration at the new Le Cordon Bleu cookery school on the banks of  the Seine.

    Sign up for a course at the event and get 50% off your WICE membership fee.

    Remember that this is a free event and is open to all so be sure to let your family and friends know.
                         
    We look forward to seeing you there.
             

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