Testimonials From AF Students and Program Participants :
Classes and Teachers:
e Française network, I was also able to continue my
studies in Paris after my arrival. The tailored-approach of Alliance
Française is great, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to
improve their knowledge of the French language and culture in a friendly
no stress environment.
Oliver Whit , Ernst and Young, Paris
I definitely feel that my time in the Alliance Française French class here at CDC has been time well spent. In a short amount of time we’ve managed to cover a lot of material. The teacher has been fantastic. She is able to challenge students for whom this class is a review while keeping us true beginners up to speed. I am particularly grateful to have a class that also includes a lot of practice speaking but not at the expense of well-explained grammar.
- Ina Groeger, ORISE Fellow, DVH (Nov. 2008)
I just returned from a month in Chad and want to thank Alliance Française d’Atlanta for the excellent French language instruction which allowed me to engage in routine conversations. I have unsuccessfully tried to learn French for many years using a variety of methods and instructors. The excellent teaching materials and methods at Alliance Française d’Atlanta enabled me to transition at long last from simple greetings to basic conversation.
Thank you again for finally putting me on the road to fluency in French.
RADM Ali S. Khan, MD MPH
Assistant Surgeon General (USPHS)
Deputy Director, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-borne, and Enteric Diseases
Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases. DHHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rarely, we take a moment to thank those who impact our lives positively. The moment is here. If I am to evaluate my class, YOU are one of the best educators I have had in my past years of higher education.
You make the class a fun but a learning environment. If I evaluate my understanding of "Francais" today vs yesterday, I know more than what I thought. It is because of your method, your "repeter" & "ecouter" and your supporting smile when you see us stuck. I hope my sense of humor does not distract us from our goal in learning!
Thank you for your dedication & being the good teacher you are
-Nosi Taheri. Student. (Feb 2008)
You are a wonderful teacher and I thoroughly enjoy your French teaching. I saw a French movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" a few days ago. Though the only French words I can catch in the movie are "si'l vous plait" and "tres bien", I do feel my experience at Alliance Francaise brings me closer to French culture.
- Xin Chen. Student.(Feb 2008)
I'm in the 06, near Nice, Cagnes-sur-Mer, and I can speak well enough French to do everything myself, even dealing with "fonctionaires" and taking sailing lessons in French only, I'm also learning the nautical vocabulaire. (Drisse, hauban, étai, etc...)
I'm about to finish the course offered by the French goverment, and people say I made a lot of progress. I believe it's thanks to the good foundation I got from the Alliance, so thanks "y'all" !
Trip Testimonials :
Traveling through lovely rural areas, visiting castles rich in history,
strolling through medieval towns, combined with exposure to daily living in
a farm area (weekly market, cheese production) provides a lovely way to
visit the Loire Valley. What makes this particular trip extra special is
the personal attention received and the welcoming accommodations at Galmer.
This trip was a unique opportunity to live with a French family and to enjoy
a rural experience as well as all the great excursions that were so
carefully planned. The group was small enough to get to know everyone. They
were all interesting and we shared a love of French culture.
April in Paris :
I had a wonderful time ! I'll always remember my first time here in Paris ! Can't wait til the next time.
Beryl Barnes, Turner Broadcasting, Marietta GA
I had a wonderful 1st visit in Paris ! You are great at what you do. Thanks, Nicole
Nicole Lewis, CARE, Duluth GA
This tour was simply magnificent. It was extremely well planned, touching on some very unique points of interest. Count me in on future tours. Thanks for a great experience.
Lynn Fowler, Fulton County Gov., Decatur GA
This trip has been a very nice experience, unique, informative. Looking forward to the next one- I'm already working on my French !
Barbara Hubbard, City of Atlanta Gov., Mabelton GA
This trip / tour has been unsurpassably wonderful. I am still 'recovering' from our amazing, exhilarating and exhausting tour of Jazz Paris! Obse I would like to say again that you and Peri did an outstanding job of putting together a really unique and personalized tour. You have been an excellent guide. Merci mille Fois. Thank you both for such a great job as tour planners and guides. Even the quirky things---a la the 'bus lady' made this tour very special. I had a great time.
Valerie Henry, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Atlanta GA