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ONLINE LEARNING WITH WICE


Here at WICE, the team is working to try and move as many of our courses as possible online to try and provide continuity to our members here in Paris during the current lock-down period. We are also planning to run a number. 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.

Stand by to check this page over the coming days as we provide updates on when these online events will take place.

Online COURSES and GROUPS

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 33 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 7
    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 class is currently being held remotely. After registration, you will receive information regarding how to join the class on-line.  The class will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.

    This 90-minute course will be held in English once a week to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the language.

    About the Instructor: Sage Morghan holds a Masters in ESL (English as a Second Language) Education as well as a second Masters and PhD in French Studies with a specialty in French cinema. She has over 15 years of experience teaching French and English to students of various ages.

    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.

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 33 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 5
    Register

    This German Guided Discussion Group is open to people with a strong intermediate or advanced level of German. Our group leaders suggest interesting topics and readings prior to each group discussion. 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 German Guided Discussion group speaks only in German for 90 minutes which gives participants an excellent space to practice.

    This group is currently being held remotely. After registration, you will receive information regarding how to join the group on-line.  The meeting will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.

    Ce Groupe de Discussion Guidée Allemand est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent allemand presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé).  Nos animateurs proposent des sujets intéressants et des textes avant chaque groupe. 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. Ce groupe de discussion guidée est un excellent endroit pour vous réunir avec d’autres enthousiastes de la langue allemande. Le groupe ne parle qu’allemand pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s): Monika de Vigneral, Ulla Emonet and Dorothee Yvernes


    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 68 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 6
    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.

    This class is currently being held remotely. After registration, you will receive information regarding how to join the class on-line.  The class will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.

    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.

    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 three years at various schools.  She specializes in teaching adults and professionals.


    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 68 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 4
    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 (Beginner Plus). 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 class is currently being held remotely. After registration, you will receive information regarding how to join the class on-line.  The class will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.

    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 three years at various schools.  She specializes in teaching adults and professionals.

    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.  
    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 68 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 4
    Register

    This dynamic French course will help you practice and prepare for an array of everyday life situations in French. This level is for students with ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and the ability express themselves in familiar contexts and to take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

    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 class is currently being held remotely. After registration, you will receive information regarding how to join the class on-line.  The class will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.

    This course is geared for learners with a strong prior beginner’s knowledge of French. This 90-minute course will be held in French, twice a week, to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the target language.

    About the Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    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.



    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 68 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 3
    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 class is currently being held remotely. After registration, you will receive information regarding how to join the class on-line.  The class will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.

    This course is geared for learners with prior intermediate exposure to French. This course will be held in French, twice a week, to maximize learner exposure to and participation in the target language.

    About the Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience.

    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.

    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 32 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.

    Facilitator(s):  Brice Dardel, Caroline Hautcoeur 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.


    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 29 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 7

    This English Guided Discussion Group is open to people who have a strong intermediate or advanced level of English. Our group leaders suggest interesting topics and readings prior to each group discussion. 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 group speaks only in English for 90 minutes.

    Ce groupe de discussion guidée anglais est ouvert aux personnes qui parlent anglais presque couramment (niveaux intermédiaire-avancé ou avancé). Nos animateurs proposent des sujets intéressants et des textes avant chaque groupe. 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. Ce groupe de discussion guidée est un excellent endroit pour vous réunir avec d’autres enthousiastes de la langue anglais. Le groupe ne parle qu’anglais pendant 1,5 heure.

    Facilitator(s): Regan FalconAlice Meade and Stuart Attewell.

    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 the assistance of study aids.


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 12
    Register

    The Châtelet Apprentice: The First Nicolas Le Floch Investigation - Jean-François Parot (L'enigme des Blancs-Manteaux : Les enquêtes de Nicolas le Floch, n°1)

    France 1761; Beyond the glittering court of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour at Versailles, lies Paris, a capital in the grip of crime and immorality ...A police officer disappears and Nicolas Le Floch, a young recruit to the force, is instructed to find him. When unidentified human remains suddenly come to light, he seems to have a murder investigation on his hands. As the city descends into Carnival debauchery, Le Floch will need all his skill, courage and integrity to unravel a mystery which threatens to implicate the highest in the land.

    'A new Maigret is born: Nicolas Le Floch' --Le Figaro

    'An engaging murder mystery that picks away at the delicate balance between king, police and state' --Financial Times

    'A terrific debut...working without modern investigative techniques in a police force reliant on torture, Le Floch confronts the ethical dilemmas of the period in a novel that brilliantly evokes the casual brutality of life in eighteenth-century France.' --Sunday Times

    About the Instructor: Tracy is a wordsmith with a love of both the written and spoken word. When she doesn't have her head in a book or isn't tapping away writing her next book, she can be found either shopping at a local farmer's market, wandering around a brocante looking for old cookware, vintage china and maps or chatting over a bottle of wine with friends in her adopted French homeland. After spending over 20 years in international project and risk management she moved to the French countryside and returned to her passion for writing and books. Her first short story collections were published in 2015 and 2016, and she is also a book coach, editor and writers workshop leader.

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 01 Jul 2020
    • 22 sessions
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 10
    Register

    French for French Nationality will help prepare you by covering language skills as well as culture and civilization knowledge necessary for the exam portion of your application for French nationality.

    This course will cover language skills needed at the B1 level (low- intermediate) necessary for French nationality. You will strengthen your knowledge of grammar, pronunciation, comprehension, listening, reading, speaking and writing. A variety of materials including radio, newspapers, songs, interviews, dialogues, and case studies will be used.

    This course will also delve into the history, literature, people, poetry, values and philosophy of France to give you the background and understanding necessary for the cultural requirements of your application.

    For the greatest benefit, from this class, students should be near or above the B1 level before enrolling. A score of 15 or higher on the French placement test will ensure you are ready for this course.

    This class will be held remotely if  confinement is still in effect on the start date. A few days before class begins, you will receive information regarding how to join the class on-line.  The class will return to the WICE classroom after restrictions on social movements have ended.


    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.

    • 15 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Remote online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 2

    Friday, 15 May 2020
    2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Cost: Free for WICE members and €5 for guests

    Madeline Miller’s award-winning novel is inspired by Circe, the sorceress of Greek mythology, who has a bit part in the Odyssey -- she enchants Odysseus as he tries to return home from the Trojan War.  From this slender reference, Miller weaves an extraordinary and fulfilling tapestry of gods and mortals, touching on morality, pragmatism, ambition and survival.

    ‘Miller knows that, as with the best magical realism, the real power doesn’t lie in the ostensible facts of the narrative, but in its psychology. And that is where Miller anchors her story....’ The Guardian.

    ‘A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story … both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.’ The New York Times.

    ‘Un charme absolument envoûtant.’ Le Monde des Livres 

    You may read the book in your language of choice. Discussions are in both French and English.

    Photo Credit: Madeline Miller

    • 19 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Remote Online, details will be emailed directly to you for access.
    • 12
    Register