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Here at WICE, the team is working to hold as many of our courses as possible online and provide continuity to our members here in Paris during the current lock-down period.

The language courses are leading the charge online but we are endeavouring to get as much content and as many of our members learning and interacting online as possible.

Check this page for updates as we provide new courses and talks online.

Upcoming Events

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 29 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 23 sessions
    • Remote
    • 4
    Register

    This program introduces the French language for learners with no or little previous knowledge. It will help you acquire and put into practice the basic foundations of French grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation techniques. You will develop your French language competencies in areas of writing, speaking, listening, and reading. This program’s use of interactive learner-centered methods facilitates engagement and lasting progress.

    Please note that this program is geared for learners new to French with little or no prior knowledge. Meeting twice a week for 90-minutes, this course will be held mostly in French to maximize learner exposure to the target language during the initial stages of the French language acquisition process.

    The purpose of this class is to give the students the linguistic skills to get by in their daily life. We focus on pragmatic objectives such as buying food in a shop, interacting with neighbours, expressing health troubles, dealing with the Prefecture (in other words, real life situations).

    The following books are needed for class:

    • Edito A1, Didier, méthode de français
    • Edito A1, Didier, cahier d'activités
    • La grammaire progressive du français, niveau débutant, CLE international

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here

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

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 29 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote
    • 4
    Register

    French for French Nationality will help prepare you by covering language skills as well as culture and civilization knowledge necessary for the exam portion of your application for French nationality.

    To become a French citizen, you will have to pass a B1 language test called TCF-ANF (French Knowledge Test for Access to French Nationality). There are two tests:

    • Oral comprehension test of 30 questions that lasts 30 minutes
    • French oral test of 6 questions that lasts 15 minutes.

    WICE classes will help you to:

    • File your request for French citizenship (Compared to a typical annual carte de séjour renewal, applying for citizenship is more demanding)
    • Prepare for the two oral tests
    • Develop your cultural and historical French knowledge
    • Prepare for the oral with an employee of the French prefecture

    For the greatest benefit, from this class, students should be an advanced beginner or intermediate student  before enrolling. A score of 14 or higher on the French placement test will ensure you are ready for this course.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course will continue to be emailed to you before the start of the class.

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

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 06 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 29 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote
    • 4
    Register

    This English course is for people with an advanced intermediate knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary or higher.

    Participants will strengthen their knowledge in English grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening building upon existing skills. Emphasis will be given to developing conversational skills and building confidence in various types of interactions. A variety of topics and readings will be used to develop oral and written communication skills. This  course will be held in English once a week.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course will be emailed to you before the start of the class.If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you click the computer icon above or click here.

    About the Instructor: Holly Runde holds an M.A. and PhD in French Studies from the University of Virginia, as well as a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in Philosophy. She has been teaching language, cinema, and culture courses to adult learners in the US and France for over 8 years. 

    Special Instructions: Before registering for this course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the English Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 07 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 28 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Remote Online
    • 10
    Register

    WHAT IS PILATES
    Pilates is a Mind/Body form of exercising. The use of the breath concentrates the mind and helps to control the simple movements. When the familiarity of the movements are achieved you flow from one position to another from spiralling, stretching and co-ordinating. The words written in “bold” emphasize the Principals of Joseph Pilates who started coding his method of obtaining a healthy body and mind and he explains it fully in his first book “Return to Life”. He had studied the optimum possibilities of body awareness throughout his life of strength and stretching to promote good health and longevity.

    WHO IS PILATES
    Joseph Pilates worked as a hospital orderly when he was interned on the Isle of White on the way to the US at the outbreak of WW1. His breathing and movement techniques helped and even saved interned soldiers during the epidemic of Influenza. A consideration during our current Pandemic situation that we are all experiencing. He continued with his discoveries and developments and when he reached New York and together with his wife Clara (a nurse) they created a studio in Manhattan which was attended by people with body issues, athletes and dancers. It is still considered to be one of the best cross training regimens of physical training.

    Anne gave three introductory Pilates classes for WICE in June of 2020 and she hopes to see some familiar faces again. She will explain and give a “follow-me class” at an accessible standard to all. It is recommended to turn on the ZOOM videos and time will be allotted for answering questions.

    All that is needed is the basic equipment of a yoga mat and an exercise band or, as substitutes, a towel laid on a carpet and stretchy tights if you do not yet have a band.


    About the Instructor: WICE member and Pilates teacher Anne Campbell- Crawford has been teaching Pilates in Paris for the last eleven years. After a lifetime in the world of Ballet and Modern Dance dancer/teacher/choreographer and later Artistic Director in Ireland, UK and the US. When arriving in Paris to live she trained as a Pilates Mat Instructor and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She hopes you will join her.

    • 07 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 30 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote
    • 4
    Register

    In this French Film class, you will watch a film at home before class. Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Orange Video on Demand, Google Play, iTunes or YouTube. In class, the film will be used as a basis for a language lesson with cultural points and discussion.

    Watching films can be a powerful tool for learning a language and improving cultural knowledge.  It can be entertaining and enjoyable, which breaks psychological barriers that arise in traditional language learning.  Dialogue in films exposes you to authentic spoken language, a rich range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions anchored in a meaningful context, all of which aids understanding and retention. 

    During the spring trimester, the group will watch classic movies of 1960 to modern movies from 2020 which showcase a variety of directors and actors. 

    • Jules et Jim (1962). De François Truffaut, avec Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre.
    • La piscine (1969). De Jacques Deray, avec Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet.
    • Violette Nozière (1978). De Claude Chabrol, avec Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet.
    • Coup de torchon (1981). De Bertrand Tavernier, avec Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle.
    • Garde à vue (1981). De Claude Miller, avec Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider.
    • Au revoir les enfant(1987). De Louis Malle, avec Gaspart Manesse, Raphael Fejtö.
    • Le Huitième jour (1996). De Jaco Van Dormael, avec Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou.
    • Ridicule (1996). De Patrice Leconte, avec Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant.
    • Le Prénom (2012). De Alexandre de la Patellière, avec Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling.
    • La Cour de Babel (2014). De Julie Bertuccelli. Enfants irlandais, Serbes, Brésiliens, Tunisiens, Chinois, Sénégalais…..
    • Nous Trois Rien (2015). De Kheiron, avec Kheiron, Leïla Bekhti, Gérard Darmon.
    • Pupille (2018). De Jeanne Herry, avec Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez.
    To get information on movies you can use AlloCiné.fr which is the French IMDb.

    The main purpose of this course is increasing vocabulary, improving conversational skills and learning French culture via the movies presented.

    This French course is for people with advanced knowledge of French. Before registering for this course, you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the French Placement Test. If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    This course will be online due to governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

    About the Instructor: : Valérie Brosbrann grew up in Paris and moved to the US in 1981. She lived in the US for 38 years in New York City,  Washington, D.C and Boston. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. She has been teaching French since 1986. She taught adults with the US State Department, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Afterwards, she taught at private high schools in Manhattan. She has taught all levels of French including Advanced and AP classes. She returned to Paris for retirement in 2018 and has been volunteering with WICE for two years.

    Photo credit: Pubic Domain

    • 08 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 28 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 sessions
    • Remote
    • 4
    Register

    This program builds on the basics of French. It is for students with a basic understanding and ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way. At the beginning of the program, students can ask simple questions and understand simple answers. You will develop and improve your French language competencies in areas of writing, speaking, listening, and reading. This program’s use of interactive learner-centered methods facilitates engagement and lasting progress.

    Please note that this program is geared for learners with some prior knowledge in French (Advanced Beginner). Meeting twice a week for 90-minutes, this course will be held mostly in French to maximize learner exposure to the target language during the initial stages of the French language acquisition process. This course runs in three modules 2.1 in the fall; 2.2 in winter; 2.3 spring. 

    This course will be online due to changes in current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course will continue to be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

    About the Instructor: Camille ESPLENDIU has a Masters degree in French language as well as an undergraduate degree in English and Spanish.  She began her teaching career in Paris teaching American university students. She then spent one year as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.  Camille has been teaching in Paris for four years at various schools.  She specializes in teaching adults and professionals.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 08 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 28 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 22 sessions
    • Remote
    • 3
    Register

    This dynamic French course will help you practice and prepare for an array of everyday life situations in French. This level is for students with ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and the ability express themselves in familiar contexts and to take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

    Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development; oral and written expression; comprehension; and pronunciation.

    This course is geared for learners with an intermediate knowledge of French. This 90-minute course will be held in French, twice a week, to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the target language.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

    About the 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 and has been teaching at WICE for 11 years.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    • 08 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote
    • 3
    Register

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or advanced level of English. Our group leaders suggest interesting topics and readings prior to each group discussion. If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition, to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The group speaks only in English for 90 minutes.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidée anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs proposent des sujets intéressants et des textes avant chaque groupe. Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus, d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs. Ce groupe de discussion guidée est un excellent endroit pour vous réunir avec d’autres enthousiastes de la langue anglais. Le groupe ne parle qu’anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course will be emailed to you before the start of the group meetings.

    Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here.

    Facilitators: Regan Falcon, Alice Meade, Mavis Negroni, Edward Donelan, Jane Etienne, Jayantika gandhi

    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 08 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 10 sessions
    • Remote
    • 5
    Register

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or an advanced level of French. The group leaders provide participants with engaging weekly readings on a wide range of topics prior to each dynamic and fast-paced seminar.

    If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The French Guided Discussion group speaks only in French for 90 minutes which gives participants an excellent space to practice.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidé français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs de langue française fournissent aux participants des lectures intéressants avant chaque groupe hebdomadaire.  Ce groupe est dynamique et rapide.

    Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus, d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs et personnalisés. Le groupe ne parle que français pendant 1,5 heure ce qui donne aux participants toute la place pour s’exprimer.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course will be emailed to you before the start of the class. This group may move back to face to face meetings in our classroom if the restrictions on group meetings are relaxed.

    Facilitators:  Linda Adenis-Lamarre and Nathalie Abdallah 

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the French Placement Test (optional). If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without the assistance of study aids.

    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 09 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 25 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 11 sessions
    • Remote
    • 4
    Register

    This dynamic course will fine tune your abilities in an array of everyday life situations in French. Students at this level have the ability to express themselves on a range of topics. They are comfortable in most situations and have a strong vocabulary with few mistakes.

    Using interactive methods to ensure learner engagement and lasting progress, the course’s aim is to facilitate your progression in areas of vocabulary development, oral and written expression, comprehension and pronunciation.

    This course is geared for learners with prior advanced-intermediate French. This course will be held in French, once a week.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. If you would like to test out your internet connection from a computer device before the start of the class you can click on the computer icon above or here

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

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids.

    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 09 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 25 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote
    • 1
    Register

    This French Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or an advanced level of French. The group leaders provide participants with engaging weekly readings on a wide range of topics prior to each dynamic and fast-paced seminar.

    If you enjoy reading, speaking, presenting, and engaging in diverse topic-centered discussions, this group is for you. In addition to learning and developing through guided discussions with other participants, you will also have the opportunity to get personalized constructive feedback. The French Guided Discussion group speaks only in French for 90 minutes which gives participants an excellent space to practice.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidé français est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent français presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs de langue française fournissent aux participants des lectures intéressants avant chaque groupe hebdomadaire.  Ce groupe est dynamique et rapide.

    Si vous appréciez la lecture, la communication, la présentation et la participation à des discussions diverses, ce groupe est pour vous. En plus, d’apprendre et se développer à travers des discussions guidées avec d'autres participants, vous aurez également la possibilité d'obtenir des commentaires constructifs et personnalisés. Le groupe ne parle que français pendant 1,5 heure ce qui donne aux participants toute la place pour s’exprimer.

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course will be emailed to you before the start of the class. This group may move back to face to face meetings in our classroom if the restrictions on group meetings are relaxed.

    Facilitators: Brice Dardel and Valerie Brosbrann 

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the course you may want to check if the level of the course is right for you using the French Placement Test (optional). If you choose to take the placement test, we recommend that you take this assessment once, without the assistance of study aids.

    Photo Credit: Nancy Cooper

    • 12 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 17 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Remote: On-line
    • 12
    Register

    As we continue to adapt to challenging times, WICE will again offer the popular Creative Workout online class, with students from around the world joining the group.

    Each session will consist of two parts: an introduction lecture/discussion featuring practical information, a review of the work of notable photographers, and creative exercises; and, two weeks later, a review of images created in response to assignments.

    Session subjects include long exposures (creative ways to “paint” with light or expose in low-light conditions) and creativity in capturing motion (from frozen action to the beauty of blur).

    Students can expect to: • Learn about various genres of photography and master photographers in each field • Learn about exposure, composition, subject selection, and image impact • Have your technical questions answered directly • Participate in a friendly critique session of their work Course Requirements:

    Suitable for all levels of photographer

    Session 1 (The Art of Long Exposures) Mondays,  April 12 and 26

    Session 2: (Capturing Motion) Mondays,  May 3 and 17

    Meredith Mullins is a popular photo instructor and fine-art photography mentor, an internationally exhibited photographer, and a winner of international photography competitions, including the Grand Concours Photo sur Paris, PX3 Competition, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Photographer’s Forum, and Worldwide Gala Photo Awards. She is the author of the award-winning book In a Paris Moment, a leader of photo adventure tours, and the Co-Founder and Director of the International Fine Art Photography Competition.

    www.meredithmullins.artspan.com

    Photo Credit: Minsun Lee

    • 15 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 10 sessions
    • Remote
    • 8

    REVISED TIME - NOW AT 4:30pm to 6:00 pm

    Advance your French while exploring French literature.  This is an advanced French course in which we will touch on the principal literary movements and the authors who are attached to them, from the 18th century to the 20th century, in poetry, theater and novels.

    French literature is plentiful, so we will evoke excerpts from the most famous authors, those whom you have heard about (and including your suggestions if time remains): 

    • 18th century: Voltaire and Rousseau 
    • 19th century: romanticism with Victor Hugo naturalism with Emile Zola realism with Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal 
    • 20th century: Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and surrealism. The novel with Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, louis-Ferdinand Céline Poetry with Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Guillaume Apollinaire. The theater of the absurd with Samuel Beckett, Ionesco Feminist literature with Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Veil

    This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. 

    Dans ce cours nous balaierons les principaux courants littéraires et les auteurs qui y sont attachés, du 18e siècle au 20e siècle, dans la poésie, le théâtre et le roman.
    La littérature française ayant été très riche, Il s'agira d'évoquer ici,  les auteurs les plus connus, ceux dont vous avez entendu parler :

    • 18e siècle : Voltaire et Rousseau
    • 19e siècle : le romantisme avec Victor Hugo le naturalisme avec Emile  Zola le réalisme avec Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal
    • 20e siècle : Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus  et le surréalisme       Le roman avec Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, louis-Ferdinand Céline  La poésie avec Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Guillaume Apollinaire. Le théâtre de l'absurde avec Samuel Beckett, Ionesco.  Et en fonction du temps qu'il nous reste : La littérature féministe avec Simone de Beauvoir et Simone Veil.                     
    Dans ce cadre, Je resterai ouverte, bien entendu à tous vos souhaits et suggestions.

    About the 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 and has been teaching at WICE for 11 years.

    Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids. This course requires an advanced level of French.

    • 03 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 24 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Remote: On-Line
    • 20
    Register

    Participants in this course will learn how to create a vision for their life no matter where they are in the world. First, we will evaluate all the major areas of your life. Next, we will make a plan to help you coordinate all of those areas of your life to work together. Making your vision a reality requires stretching your imagination. You may not realize it yet, but you already have all the resources you need to be successful wherever you are. 

    International Lifestyle Coach, Mundey Young, will work with each participant to deal with any blocks or challenges they are currently facing. This course gives you the tools to get started right away to make big changes in your life.  


    Participants will:

    • Determine and create a vision for the 7 major areas of your life in just FOUR easy steps! (This is the most important step in creating the life you want!) Use this tool over and over again, no matter where you are located! 

    • Training your mind: seeing is believing! Gain access to powerful tools to retrain your mind to work with you and not against you!

    • Deeply explore and identify your needs, wants, and desires and how to fulfill them! This course is the perfect start to reignite your imagination and creativity

    • Mindfulness techniques: learn how to access your inner self and true desires in life for what you want, where you are. These techniques can also be applied to managing expectations, emotions, negative belief systems, stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. 

    • Vision planner: Design a framework around your objectives and goals to move forward. This will help you to track your progress and better acknowledge your personal growth. 

    • BONUS! Bring your vision to life with art teacher Rebecca Devaney! Rebecca will help you step by step to make a beautiful virtual vision board that you can look at and use daily to stay motivated and focused!

    • Sign up today to start bettering your life and dreams...

    These proven course methods will be taught live online so Mundey can interact with students and enjoy lively discussions. Take part in four online courses combining presentations, discussions, and video tutorials. The atmosphere is supportive and encouraging providing the perfect balance for participants to apply these methods to the 7 areas of their lives. Lastly, because there are four separate courses, Mundey can review your progress and give feedback and reflection.

    Mundey Young is an American who has been residing in France for 15 years. As a Life & Expat Coach, she helps people to create their dream life no matter where they are in the world. 

    Rebecca Devaney is an award-winning art teacher from Ireland who has traveled the world teaching others before landing in Paris to study haute couture embroidery. She recently launched Textile Tours of Paris to help people explore the French fashion industry from the inside.

    mundeyyoung.com


    • 04 May 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 08 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 6 sessions
    • Remote: On-Line
    • 8
    Register

    Writing Poetry - Craft and Inspiration

    A poet needs both inspiration and skill. In this class we will go prospecting in the rivers where the gold of inspiration is to be found, and practice our craft – how to use words and sound for poetic effect. Each week we will do some reading and writing in class and a homework task will be set so that we can share what we've written the following week. All levels of experience welcome.

    David Barnes is a British poet who ran a weekly writers' workshop at Shakespeare & Company for a decade and founded and runs Spoken Word Paris, the poetry night at the Chat Noir café. He is editor-in-chief of literary magazine The Bastille and was co-editor of Strangers in Paris - New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (Tightrope Books, 2011). He has taught this class every year since 2017 and has also taught classes in short fiction, travel writing and turning life into fiction.

    • 10 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Remote: On-line
    • 15
    Register

    History of French Fashion

    French fashion dates back to the reign of King Louis XIV, nicknamed the Sun King. Find out how this eccentric king influenced fashion and how Marie-Antoinette came to become known as a fashion icon. Discover how accessories including the beret and a marinière shirt created a look that is known to be typically French. Join local handbag designer and writer Kasia Dietz on a journey into French fashion to discover how Parisian style has evolved through the years. In this visual presentation, Kasia will also share her tips on Parisian fashion and shopping in Paris.

    Kasia Dietz handbags have been featured in Vogue UK, CN Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Marie Claire, Do It in Paris, Hamptons Magazine, and Lonely Planet. Kasia writes about travel, lifestyle, and fashion for magazines and sites including CN Traveller, BBC Travel, Fodor's, Architectural Digest, National Geographic, Fathom, France Today, Bonjour Paris, Thrillist, Hemispheres, Metropolitan, Canadian Traveller, Evening Standard, and The Independent. In addition to offering custom fashion tours in Paris, Kasia launched virtual fashion club Paris à la Mode for those who love Parisian fashion (at an exclusive discount).

    https://www.loveinthecityoflight.com

    • 04 Jun 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • REMOTE on-line via Zoom
    • 27
    Register

    WICE Bilingual Book Group Special Event

    4 June 2021

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

     For France’s annual “Semaine de l’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes” (SALC), Jamaican writer and WICE member Alecia McKenzie will join translator and teacher Frédérique Brisepierre for a discussion of literary translation, moderated by Catherine Field, coordinator of the WICE Bilingual Book Group.

    Frédérique Brisepierre has translated Ms. McKenzie’s most recent novel A MILLION AUNTIES / LES INSENSÉS, which is set in the Caribbean, the United States and France.

    The New York Times review of the novel can be read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/books/review/a-million-aunties-alecia-mckenzie.html)


    • 11 Jun 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • REMOTE on-line via Zoom
    • 6

    WICE Bilingual Book Group 

    11 June 2021

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)

     


    Registration Opens May 15, 2021

    The historical record shows that Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway had a son named Hamnet, who died in 1596 at the age of 11. This is almost all we know, along with the fact that his name also inspired the title of one of the most celebrated plays ever written. Maggie O’Farrell takes these scant strands and weaves them into an entrancing fictional tapestry of life and death in Tudor England -- a backdrop of religious wars, blood and death, with Shakespeare in the forefront. Many have acclaimed her as a novelist with an extraordinary understanding of grief, tenderness and passion.

    ‘This novel is at once about the transfiguration of life into art — it is O’Farrell’s extended speculation on how Hamnet’s death might have fueled the creation of one of his father’s greatest plays — and at the same time, it is a master class in how she, herself, does it.’ New York Times.

    ‘Twenty years after publishing her contemporary fiction debut, O’Farrell makes a dramatic shift to historical fiction in Hamnet, and it is her finest work yet. She is a spellbinding word-weaver, conjuring up a vivid historical milieu that is at once familiar and surreal in its immediacy.’ The Literary Review.


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