Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Alliance Française de Denver is offering French classes exclusively online. You don't live
in Colorado? Not a problem! Everyone is welcome to take French classes online with us. We have transitioned to TEAMS, a very simple
videoconferencing software used by most schools for their online language classes.
WHY TAKE FRENCH CLASSES ONLINE?
Keep your brain active, be in communication with others virtually.
Learn a new language or perfect your French! It is the third most widely used language in the world.
How do you join your online class or virtual event with Alliance Française de Denver?
Once you have signed up for an online class, you will receive an automated email as soon as you have been added to the student list.
You can join an online class even if you do not have a Microsoft Account or have not downloaded the Microsoft TEAMS app. However,
for the best overall experience, we strongly recommend that you download Microsoft TEAMS app on your device. The app will allow you to chat with your teacher and fellow students, as well as share educational resources online.
PLEASE NOTE: If you decide not to download the
TEAMS app, you will still be able to attend your online class or virtual event. However, you will have limited access to
helpful tools like chat, whiteboard sharing, cloud space to share documents, etc.
When you downloaded the app on your device sign in and click on the Teams menu on the left to see your class.
By clicking on the dots next to your class and then “manage team,” you
can see the list of students. In the Chat menu, you can start a private chat with fellow students, or your teacher. Finally,
you will find educational material provided by your teacher in the Files menu.
After your teacher schedules your class in TEAMS, you will receive an automated email notification with a link to join
your class. Your browser will automatically prompt you to open the meeting in the TEAMS app if you have downloaded it. Once
you have accepted the electronic invite, the link will also be available in the calendar attached to your email provider
(Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo…). If you did not receive the email notification, do not forget to check your spam folder.
Your teacher will resend the link the day before or on the day of your class.
For online classes, the link sent before the first class will be valid for the entire session.
Before you can join the meeting, from your Browser or from the app, you will need
to select your Audio source (usually it will be “Computer Audio”). The “Join now” button will not be active until you select an
If you are experiencing difficulties to set up your Microsoft account or join a scheduled class or event, please feel free to call
the front desk: +1 (303) 831-0304.
Our teachers are all native speakers from France, Togo, Canada and Belgium. We preach "La Francophonie", because
French is not limited to France only.
Our method of teaching is total immersion, meaning no English allowed during class!
Meet a few of our French teachers:
Anne Timmerman French
Anne loves the arts. She studied Art History at the School of the Louvre and worked in the movie and TV industry for Canal Plus before
moving to Canada and the United States.
Antoine Alawoe Togolese
He has taught French at the AFD for 7 years and enjoys helping those achieve literacy. Before the AFD, he lived in Paris teaching high
school science and mathematics.
Julie Whitney Belgian
Julie holds a Master's degree in European History with an emphasis in Classical Antiquity from the UCLouvain, Belgium. She has taught French
both in Belgium and in the United States . She moved in Denver in 2011, after spending four beautiful years in Paris.