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  • 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. 

  • 08 Feb 2020 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As Valentine’s Day approaches you might be thinking about getting into the kitchen to make some delicious delights for loved ones (and maybe yourself). Well, WICE has several upcoming courses that outta satisfy your sweet tooth. Why not try your hand at chocolate making or lemon meringue tarts? Here’s what’s cooking:

  • 24 Jan 2020 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that WICE is always looking for talented volunteers to contribute and join our team? We’re a membership organization run by members for members. Your work, dedication, and interests help make WICE vibrant and flourish.  

    New volunteers are always needed and welcome. Would you like to take part? You can find out more by visiting our Volunteer information page here >>

  • 17 Jan 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Embroidery is not just for prim ladies in Jane Austen novels. It’s is (and has always been) a fine art and craft that takes skill and technique. Indeed, Fiber Arts, have recently taken new prominence in the world of art having a firm place in museums, galleries, fashion, and as chosen past times. And we should also add that working with fiber and thread is not just for women. Actor Henry Fonda, was a master embroiderer often working on his Bayeux tapestry between movie takes.

    WICE offers several courses and visits to develop this wonder and useful skill ranging from working with printed fabrics, pre-printed patterns, and more advanced techniques. We also offer a field trip to the Cluny!

     … And who knows? Maybe a WICE sewing circle club!

    View our full list of visual arts classes or here or find more info and registration below:

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