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  • 11 Jun 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More than just continuing education, WICE is where internationals from all sorts of backgrounds exchange ideas and cultures. It’s a wonderful place to socialize, network, exchange, grow, and learn!

    We’d love for you to join us for social gatherings, lectures, and talks. WICE offers so many ways to stay connected and share what we each have to offer. Don’t forget our online members forum too. 

    WICE Courses Online! As y’all know, WICE offers online courses (listed here) and in addition, we’ve posted many of our talks on our brand-new YouTube Channel! Check it out. 

    Sharing is super caring. You can also make a big difference by taking part in WICE behind the scenes. Volunteers and helpers who have extra time, energy, and talents to contribute are always essential. For more information about volunteering, visit here. 

  • 27 May 2020 10:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Along with Paris itself, the highly regarded WICE Paris Writers Workshop is gearing up to welcome you back. Register early and receive 15% off! 

    Yes, the Paris Writers Workshop 2020 is going on-line! This year, Paris’ literary heritage will be at your fingertips July 5-12 via video conference. As always, our classes are kept small to provide the greatest individual attention and features distinguished and award-winning faculty including Lise Funderburg, Peter Nichols, Geoffrey Nutter, and Nicola Keegan. Courses range from novel writing, shorty story, poetry, and non-fiction. And as this humble blog scribe will attest, online courses are a great platform for learning and WICE courses truly provide supportive and experienced instruction. 

    WICE’s Paris Writers Workshop is the original event for writers in the French capital, with a record of quality going back 25 years. 

    We hope to see you this July!


  • 14 May 2020 6:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Embroidery is hand-sewing. If you can do either (Yes, you can), then you can make a mask without a machine! Our resident embroidery instructor, Rebecca Daveny, gave it shot with sumptuous results (Her handy-work pictured at left). Swoon. You can download our mask-making guide here >>. The pattern is for this blogger’s preferred style: "The Tie-back Accordion", which looks and fits more flattering and the ties are more adjustable and do not pinch the ears. Sewing is both a great practical and artful skill – and later this year, WICE hopes to offer more for the visually art inclined in the coming months. Stay tuned … 

    And for our writers!!! Don’t forget the Paris Writer’s Workshop in July! (Download the flyer here > >) While you dream up your next big novel idea, why not make a mask? We’d love to see what you make in-person. But for now, we hope you’re imagination is brimming with novel ideas and you’re excited to set your pen free upon the page. So many wonderful classes and instructors at this years' PWW, take a look  and sign-up now >

    Language learners and multi-taskers!!  In addition to your class studies, why not try your hand at following mask instructions in your new language? Ask your instructor if they can recommend something. Additionally, search for podcasts and audio books to listen to while sewing or doing other arts and crafts to reinforce your comprehension. I know we have multi-taskers out there!  Again, the masks are now an essential wearable (like pants), so don’t be caught without your finery even while studying! Sign up for online language courses with WICE here >

  • 30 Apr 2020 7:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Learning a language is good for your brain, practical, and is fun!

    The many cognitive benefits of learning languages are undeniable. People who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills. Learning a second language has been shown to decrease the risk of developing dementia and improving decision-making skills. Continued learning, is a great way to stay to make friends and exchange cultural insight. 

    So why not learn online?! Along with language courses, I’ve personally taken several online classes and they are wonderful primary and supplemental forms for anyone looking to enrich their life. You’ll find carrying and supportive instructors and classmates at WICE. 

    We currently offer French, English, and German online courses at varying levels. Click here for more info >

    And don’t forget WICE is hosting other talks, workshops, and events online, listed here. Our forum is also available for members to exchange thoughts and questions within our community. 

    Last, but not least, WICE is a great place to volunteer. Learn more here.

    Come grow with us!

  • 16 Apr 2020 7:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I've so much to share about WICE!

    Firstly, don't miss out on the the celebrated  Paris Writer's Workshop, which is now happening online! All the great courses are still available for you to take part and develop your talent and craft with knowledgeable instructors. Novel writing, short story, poetry, and non-fiction are just some of the genres we offer. Register  now to reserve your spot! 

    Secondly, classes are back!! We're also excited to announce regular language and writing courses online. (FRENCH, ENGLISH, & GERMAN of all levels) I personally love online learning and find it as motivating and educational. This is no time to slack on improving your language skills, kiddos. Plus, communal learning is fun and sharing. 

    Last, but not least: Workshops and Events!  Wanna learn how to pair champagne and cheese? Mingle at our aperos? We're offering talks, workshops, and events that you can do from home. Weee! 

  • 03 Apr 2020 4:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WICE is currently offering a number of online courses in addition to our online aperos and talks. We'll be adding to our course list soon, but for now check out WICE Goes Virtual.

    Our talks have been a welcome break from the news and a great way to gather and continue learning. 

    ... for those interested in our regular classroom courses, we're looking forward and will keep you updated. And don't forget about the Paris Writer's Workshop!

  • 22 Mar 2020 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WICE is still here during social distancing and restrictions. As some of you already know, WICE is still doing "aperos"– we're just doing them online! And we hope to be implementing  other online activities now and in the future including online courses. Stay tuned...

    How to find out and stay connected with WICE? Look for our newsletter in your email inbox and don't forget to check the course calendar, but also view and post to our member's forum if you have questions, announcements, and thoughts. 

  • 07 Mar 2020 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    World Radio Paris is the voice of the English-speaking community in Paris, providing local and international news...

    Joan Westchester’s insightful program, Giving Back, highlights community organizations that target the expat community in Paris. Recently, WICE’s own president, Veronica Kugler, was interviewed on the program and perfectly explained all things WICE and answers all your burning questions about WICE’s purpose and history. The Who, What, When, and Why!

    Take a listen here >

  • 02 Mar 2020 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fiber Arts Craft Circle, Friday at WICE

    Free to members: Embroiderers, knitters, and hand-sewers alike are welcome to join for a chance to catchup on their current craft or visual arts project – and with other members. Bring your own materials and project; be it needlepoint, crochet, embroidery, mending, or knitting etc. You're also welcome to bring your sketchbook or other creative endeavor should you feel it's appropriate.

    Space is limited, please register for Friday's 5pm Craft Circle here >>

    AND Don't forget to view our list of WICE visual arts instructor-lead courses here. New courses coming soon! 

  • 28 Feb 2020 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't forget about the WICE Member's Forum. That's where members can list topics or announcements to events and going-on in the WICE community. It's a super handy resource just for you. Take a view to see what it's all about...

    To view the members forums:
    1. Login in to your online WICE account 
    2. Click on Member's Forum on the list towards the left. 

    Remember the forum is for member's only. Please follow our Forum Guidelines listed here to make the forum fun and safe for all. 

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