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Online COURSES and GROUPS


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

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 24 sessions
    • Remote Online via Zoom
    • 8
    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 will resume online only. 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.

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Remote Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register

    FRENCH FOR FRENCH NATIONALITY will help prepare you for the exam portion of your application for French citizenship. The course covers both language skills as well as the cultural and civic knowledge necessary to pass the exam.

    To become a French citizen, you will need to pass a B1 language test called TCF-ANF (French Knowledge Test for Access to French Nationality).

    There are two parts:

    • Oral comprehension test of 30 questions that lasts 30 minutes

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

    This class will help you to:

    • File your request for French citizenship (a more detailed and demanding process than a typical carte de séjour renewal)

    • Prepare for the two oral tests

    • Develop your cultural and historical French knowledge

    • Prepare for the oral interview you’ll be having with an employee of the French prefecture

    To get the greatest benefit from this class, students should be at or above the B1 level before enrolling. A score of 16 or higher on the French placement test will ensure you are ready for the course.

    This course will be online. Details on joining the course will 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 thirteen years, she has built a business that focuses on both classroom teaching and private lessons.

    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

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Piquet Grenelle
    • 10
    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 90-minute course will be held in English once a week to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the language.

    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.

    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 17 Dec 2021
    • 24 sessions
    • Remote Online via Zoom
    • 10
    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).

      This course will resume online only. 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: Wahiba Khelladi is an experienced French instructor for over a decade. Alongside her WICE courses, Wahiba also teaches for the Mairie de Puteaux.

      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.

      • 22 Sep 2021
      • 15 Dec 2021
      • 12 sessions
      • Remote Online via Zoom
      • 3
      Register

      For this advanced French course, you will watch a film at home (available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Canal Plus, Orange, YouTube and other platforms) before a lively and engaging discussion in class. Each week a new film provides a basis for an immersive lesson with authentic spoken language and cultural reference points.

      Watching films is entertaining and enjoyable which breaks psychological barriers that can arise in traditional language learning. Movie dialogue exposes you to a rich range of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions anchored in a meaningful context, which aids understanding and retention.

      If you love movies, there’s no more enjoyable way to increase vocabulary, improve conversational skills, and deepen your understanding of French culture.

      Last spring the group watched classics from the 1960s up to contemporary films showcasing a variety of directors and actors, for example "Jules et Jim" (1962) by François Truffaut and "La Cour de Babel" (2014) by Julie Bertuccelli This fall will offer a similar smorgasbord of engrossing films across a variety of topics along with links to pertinent interviews and articles to enrich your understanding and enjoyment.

      This course is for people with advanced knowledge of French and will be given online only. 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. 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 three years.

      Photo credit: Pubic Domain

      • 24 Sep 2021
      • 17 Dec 2021
      • 12 sessions
      • Remote Online via Zoom
      • 7
      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, for 90 minutes.

      This course will resume online only. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class.

      This course will be online. 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.

      • 24 Sep 2021
      • 17 Dec 2021
      • 12 sessions
      • Remote Online via Zoom
      • 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. 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

      • 27 Sep 2021
      • 11 Oct 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Remote Online via Zoom
      • 6
      Register


      As we continue in uncertain times regarding health precautions, WICE will again offer the popular Creative Photography Workout online class, with students from around the world joining the group.

      Photo Credit: Michelle Sheckells

      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 People Stories (Informal Stories and Environmental Portraits), Intimate Landscapes (Focusing on small details within a larger scene), The Power of Color, and Night Photography.

      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: People Stories--Mondays, September 27 and October 11

      Session 2: Intimate Landscapes--Mondays, October 18 and November 1

      Session 3: The Power of Color (When, Why, and How)--Mondays, November 8 and 22

      Session 4: The Magic of Night Photography--Mondays, November 29 and December 13

      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.


      • 18 Oct 2021
      • 01 Nov 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Remote Online (Zoom)
      • 8
      Register

      photo: Michelle Sheckells

      As we continue in uncertain times regarding health precautions, WICE will again offer the popular Creative Photography Workout online class, with students from around the world joining the group.


      Photo Credit: Michelle Sheckells


      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 People Stories (Informal Stories and Environmental Portraits), Intimate Landscapes (Focusing on small details within a larger scene), The Power of Color, and Night Photography.

      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: People Stories--Mondays, September 27 and October 11

      Session 2: Intimate Landscapes--Mondays, October 18 and November 1

      Session 3: The Power of Color (When, Why, and How)--Mondays, November 8 and 22

      Session 4: The Magic of Night Photography--Mondays, November 29 and December 13

      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.

      photo: Michelle Sheckells

      • 08 Nov 2021
      • 22 Nov 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Remote Online (Zoom)
      • 8
      Register

      photo: Michelle Sheckells

      As we continue in uncertain times regarding health precautions, WICE will again offer the popular Creative Photography Workout online class, with students from around the world joining the group.


      Photo Credit: Michelle Sheckells

      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 People Stories (Informal Stories and Environmental Portraits), Intimate Landscapes (Focusing on small details within a larger scene), The Power of Color, and Night Photography.

      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: People Stories--Mondays, September 27 and October 11

      Session 2: Intimate Landscapes--Mondays, October 18 and November 1

      Session 3: The Power of Color (When, Why, and How)--Mondays, November 8 and 22

      Session 4: The Magic of Night Photography--Mondays, November 29 and December 13

      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.

      photo: Michelle Sheckells

      • 29 Nov 2021
      • 13 Dec 2021
      • 2 sessions
      • Remote Online via Zoom
      • 8
      Register

      photo: Michelle SheckellsAs we continue in uncertain times regarding health precautions, WICE will again offer the popular Creative Photography Workout online class, with students from around the world joining the group.


      Photo Credit: Michelle Sheckells

      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 People Stories (Informal Stories and Environmental Portraits), Intimate Landscapes (Focusing on small details within a larger scene), The Power of Color, and Night Photography.

      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: People Stories--Mondays, September 27 and October 11

      Session 2: Intimate Landscapes--Mondays, October 18 and November 1

      Session 3: The Power of Color (When, Why, and How)--Mondays, November 8 and 22

      Session 4: The Magic of Night Photography--Mondays, November 29 and December 13

      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.

      photo: Michelle Sheckells

    Past Online Events

    14 Jun 2021 AU141: Grand Central Station: A Rose Among Thorns
    11 Jun 2021 WU111: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
    05 Jun 2021 L06051 Yoga with Virginia
    04 Jun 2021 WU041: Bilingual Book Group Special Event / Rencontre Litteraire Bilingue de WICE
    18 May 2021 LM181: Numerology: Personal Year Cycles
    10 May 2021 LA271: The History of French Fashion
    04 May 2021 WY041:Writing Poetry - Craft and Inspiration
    15 Apr 2021 AA151: European Synagogue Architecture: What makes it special?
    15 Apr 2021 BA083 French Literature (Remote)
    12 Apr 2021 SA121: Creative Photography Workout (Online)
    09 Apr 2021 BA093 French Guided Discussion (Remote) Friday
    09 Apr 2021 BA092 French 4.3 (Remote)
    08 Apr 2021 BA085 French Guided Discussion (Remote) Thursday
    08 Apr 2021 BA084 English Guided Discussion Thursday (Remote)
    08 Apr 2021 BA082 French 3.3 (Remote)
    08 Apr 2021 BA081 French 2.3 (Remote)
    07 Apr 2021 WICE Talks: NPS Special Presentation - Bryce Canyon National Park, FREE for Members
    07 Apr 2021 LM171 Pilates with Anne Campbell-Crawford (Remote)
    23 Mar 2021 AM2301: The History of Paris and its Angels Part 2 of 2
    23 Mar 2021 WM231: Using Your Senses to Write Fiction
    18 Mar 2021 VM111: Women Artists and Their Art: The Contributions of Women in Art History Part 2
    17 Mar 2021 WICE Talks: NPS Special Presentation -Yellowstone National Park, FREE for Members
    16 Mar 2021 AM1601: The History of Paris and its Angels Part 1 of 2
    12 Mar 2021 WM121 Bilingual Books: Boquitas Pintadas (Heartbreak Tango / Le Plus Beau Tango Du Monde) by Manuel PUIG
    09 Mar 2021 AM091: Manhattan in Sixty Minutes
    26 Feb 2021 WF261 - Bilingual Books: Convenience Store Woman (La fille de la supérette) by Sayaka Murata
    25 Feb 2021 VF251: Representation of the Feminine Nude in Western Art: The Contributions of Women Artists in Art History Part 1
    12 Feb 2021 WF121 Bilingual Books: You Will Be Safe Here (Tout Ira Bien) by Damian Barr
    08 Feb 2021 SF081 Creating a Vision For Your Life REMOTE
    02 Feb 2021 WICE Talks: Florida Everglades - US Park Service Special Presentation FREE for Members
    27 Jan 2021 LJ2701 Pilates with Anne Campbell-Crawford (Remote)
    26 Jan 2021 VJ261 POST-WAR ARCHITECTURE in Paris and The Grand Projects
    21 Jan 2021 LJ2101: Ayurveda, The Mother of All Healing
    20 Jan 2021 WICE Talks: Pancakes in the City of Light with Author Craig Carlson
    19 Jan 2021 VJ191 PARIS ARCHITECTURE: From Art Nouveau to Modern Art
    18 Jan 2021 SJ182 Meet the Great Photographers (Online Lecture Series)
    16 Jan 2021 LJ161 Yoga with Virginia Williamson (Remote)
    15 Jan 2021 WJ151 Novels in Progress: An Advanced Workshop (Cancelled)
    12 Jan 2021 WICE Talks: Whitman Mission - US Park Service Special Presentation. FREE for Members
    11 Jan 2021 SJ112:Creative Photography Workout (Remote)
    05 Jan 2021 VJ051 Private Parisian Mansions: A Famous Element of French Heritage
    15 Dec 2020 VD151 The Famous Cocottes and Courtesans of the 19th Century
    12 Dec 2020 LD121 Yoga with Virginia Williamson (Remote)
    12 Dec 2020 WD121 PitchCraft: Getting Published (Remote Online)
    20 Nov 2020 VN201 PARIS ART AND ARCHITECTURE (Online 4-part Series)
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    10 Nov 2020 AN031 Lecture: Symbols in Painting (New Date - Remote)
    07 Nov 2020 LN071 Yoga with Virginia Williamson (Remote)
    05 Nov 2020 WN051 Fiction Writing: Openings and Next Steps (Remote)
    25 Oct 2020 LO251 French Cooking - Online Classes: Alisa Morov Chez Vous
    07 Oct 2020 LO071 Pilates with Anne Campbell-Crawford (Remote)
    30 Sep 2020 WS301 Writing Poetry: Craft and Inspiration (Remote)
    21 Sep 2020 SS212 Creative Photography Workout (Remote)
    20 Sep 2020 LG30 French Cooking - Online Classes: Alisa Morov Chez Vous
    17 Sep 2020 ES171 WICE Virtual Open House 2020
    11 Sep 2020 WS111 Bilingual Books: All We Shall Know (Tout ce que nous allons savoir) by Donal Ryan (Remote Online)
    15 Jul 2020 BL152 French Summer Intensive B2 - C1 REMOTE (8 sessions)
    15 Jul 2020 BL151 French Summer Intensive A2-B1 REMOTE (8 sessions)
    10 Jul 2020 LY101 French Cooking - Online Classes: Alisa Morov Chez Vous (4 part series - à la carte or bundled)
    29 Jun 2020 WU291 Structuring the Novel
    16 Jun 2020 WA141 Bilingual Books: The Châtelet Apprentice: The First Nicolas Le Floch Investigation (L'enigme des Blancs-Manteaux : Les enquêtes de Nicolas le Floch, n°1) - REMOTE
    12 Jun 2020 WU171 Bilingual Books: David Young, Stasi Child (Thriller Genre Talk)
    03 Jun 2020 WICE Special Film Screening - In The Name Of Your Daughter, and a Q&A with director Giselle Portenier.
    03 Jun 2020 BA131 French for French Nationality REMOTE
    02 Jun 2020 WY121 Bilingual Books (Historical Book Series): Kamel Daoud, The Meursault Investigation - REMOTE
    19 May 2020 LockDown Talk - Mundey Young Expat and Life Coach: Creating a Vision in Times of Uncertainty
    14 May 2020 VA141 Creativity Through Movement with Hiie Saumaa
    08 May 2020 WA171 Bilingual Books: Sándor Márai, Embers [Les Braises] - REMOTE
    24 Apr 2020 WM131 Bilingual Books: Madeline Miller, Circe - REMOTE
    18 Apr 2020 R1301 Pairing Champagne and Food – Webinar (New Date)
    26 Mar 2020 WO151 Bilingual Books: Alias Grace - REMOTE
    26 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Combatting our Ageing Skin: What can be done?
    20 Mar 2020 WICE Online Apéro
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