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  • 20 Mar 2021 10:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get to know French culture and history by diving into great written works by French authors. Swoon. Read creations by Voltaire, Rousseau, Hugo, Balzac and Duras. What a rich and thrilling experience to partake along with others, non?

    Join your fabulous WICE instructor, Muriel Lunetta, on this enriching journey now offered online. It's a great companion class to all things French including your language and guided conversation courses. 

    For more information, visit the course registration link here >> 

  • 27 Feb 2021 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Discover incredible Manhattan in this remote learning class. Our instructor will take you on a journey through its history, design, architecture, and even the effects of the pandemic and climate change. To register and more info, visit here >> 

    Another great way to broaden your world is to learn a language! WICE is currently offering courses in French and English  in several levels throughout the week. Support your language learning by joining also joining our guided conversation, film series, and bi-lingual book clubs. For more information, visit our language courses here >>

  • 01 Feb 2021 2:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ah, nature. We don't often think of nature when we think of culture, but of course nature abounds!  WICE is happy to bring a little bit of both naturel and culturel to you online this coming Tuesday! Join us for the following lectures:

    • Representation of the female body in art
    • Florida Everglades - US Park Service Special Presentation (FREE for Members)
    To learn more about these and other upcoming courses, click here.

  • 14 Jan 2021 11:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Raise your words, not your voice.
    It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." -Rumi

    Language may be counted amongst one of the most amazing of human inventions. And while yes, some still rely on grunting and gesturing alone to make their point, many more of us still trust the structure of words in speech and writing to convey our thoughts from one to another. Here at WICE, many of us revel in both its technical and artistic qualities that inevitably brings us together. 

    As we continue to social distance, many of our foreign language, creative writing, lectures, and book group courses are currently offered remotely...

    Dive deeper into writing – or join a lively talk with a New York Times bestselling author Craig Carlson. Expand your French grammar skills in an on-going course or group discussion or take part in our bi-language book group where we read and discuss a featured novel (Currently John le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / La Taupe)

    You can view all our courses on our course Calendar here >> 

  • 24 Dec 2020 4:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wishing you all a very WICE holiday season. Thank you from all of our team for your continued support and community. Despite the setbacks of 2020, WICE is still here because of the difference you make. 

    It's never too late to enroll and take part in learning in our talks, walks, and classes – or contribute by donations or volunteering. We hope to see you in 2021 both online and in-person. 

    Let's stay connected and looking ahead together. We welcome you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram

    WICE is wishing you the happiest of holidays!

  • 10 Dec 2020 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December is here! Time for merry and caring, and making the most of 2020. Let's keep things festive and connected as best we can. 

    Workshops and classes continue through December and we've already begun to list courses for 2021. Next week, take a trip into Paris' past with an online discussion of  celebrated cocottes and courtesans of the 19th century – or stay in shape with our morning pilates or yoga classes from the comfort of your home. Expand your world while socially distancing with our online language courses. I mean, didn't Audrey Hepburn once say "Speaking Parisien is always a good idea"? Err, something like that! 

    Oh! Don't forget: WICE memberships and classes make wonderful tele-gifts. Register here >

  • 26 Nov 2020 10:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour all!

    A second trimester is forthcoming. We have many languages classes and activities online as well as fun interactive cooking courses that will make your holiday quarantine cozy and delicious. Oh my gosh, did you see there's a chocolate making class? You definitely need to get back to Paris maintenant!

    Giving and giving back is so very rewarding, so why not give a special someone a WICE membership and/or a class!?? It’s a great way to not only give and there’s no need for wrapping paper or leaving the house for the post office.  Click here to register and give online >

    Remote learning is fun and you join your friends online for talks, classes, and lectures online. Stay connected and stay healthy with WICE!

  • 13 Nov 2020 5:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well, here we are again, gang. Lockdowning. Yet, no worries because WICE is still here! Yippee!

    Make this time a cozy time by preparing delicious home cooked meals or even for others that you can drop-off! Chef Alisa Morov will test your skills creating fabulous French dishes. Nom nom.

    Then, converse with fellow WICE members and discover books together. Our Bilingual Book Group is a great way to stay connected. We're offering several wonderful reads including one of my favorite books,"Where the Crawdads Sing". Soooooo good. 

    Lastly,  stay flexible and active with us online. We have a couple of pilates and yoga courses. They're fun to take together and you can do them in the comfort of your own home... anywhere!

    You can view all our courses online here. See you in the virtual classroom!

  • 02 Nov 2020 4:22 PM | Anonymous member

    As France enters a second lockdown, WICE is moving back online and continues to hold many online classes.

    We currently have 25 courses scheduled over the coming months ranging from creative writing & literature, cultural studies, languages, food & cooking, health & lifestyle, as well as visual arts.

    We know it is a very difficult time for everyone, so if your membership is coming up for renewal, we'd love you to renew - whether for a 12-month (€50.00) or 3-month (€25.00) subscription.

    As a token of appreciation, all members (new or renewing) between now and December 31, 2020 are welcome to take a free class from the choice of: Symbols in painting; Ethiopia: A land of staggering richness; one week of participation in English Guided Discussion, French Guided Discussion; or one Pilates, Yoga or Art and Architecture class .

  • 15 Oct 2020 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Did you know your WICE membership keeps our instructive endeavours and community going? They’re an essential part of operations and they’re so greatly appreciated. 

    Your added contributions both financial and/or volunteering are also dearly welcome. And because of you, one of Paris’ oldest and most distinguish English speaking organizations, is surviving 2020! 

    Visit our links for donations and volunteer information to find out to keep on giving. 

    Thank you from all of us at WICE!


    Classes & Courses: Don't forget WICE classes have begun. Please visit the course calendar to view the wonderful offerings. A special note that Live workshops for embroidery beginners will also continue at Maison Sajou with WICE instructor Rebecca Devaney. WICE members receive a 10% discount. Register here >

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