Though Germany, Italy, and Poland have embraced globalism by assigning English translators to every citizen, the French remain committed to their native language by assigning translators only to stray dogs and mimes. Get more worldly with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a seven-week French course (a $295 value) at Alliance Francaise New Orleans, the city's French cultural and educational center.
Taught by native French speakers, Alliance Francaise courses use language immersion plus video, audio, and textbooks to teach communication skills to students planning travel in the French-speaking world, seeking an advantage in the global business world, or craving a deeper understanding of cartoon skunks. Courses are offered at every skill level, which can be determined by taking Alliance Francaise's placement test (required for all new students except beginners). Classes are limited to 10 students to ensure every budding Franco-speaker gets individualized instruction. Today's deal includes the cost of a Connexions textbook and CD (normally $60), though it does not cover the cost of berets or berets stuffed with baguettes. Many courses meet on Saturday and weekday evenings to accommodate busy professionals and full-time students.
Part of a worldwide network of 1,300 chapters, Alliance Francaise's mission of promoting French language and culture is in perfect keeping with New Orleans' history and heritage. The center on Jackson Street also hosts cultural and social events every month.
New students only. Enrollment in summer classes will close two weeks from today.
1519 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130Get Directions