Learn French through arts!

Valérie displays her love for painting while helping students develop visual and conversational skills while discussing celebrated works of the French Impressionist movement. Learn about art history, while reinforcing your conversational skills. The class will conclude with a painting lesson that will allow you to try to add your rendition to the works of Monet.

Tuesdays | From August 17th to September 25th
Time: 11:30-1:30 PM
Level: B1 | Intermediate 

Thursdays | From August 17th to September 25th
Time: 11:30-1:30 PM
Level: B1 | Intermediate 

Meet the teacher

Meet the teacher

Valérie Gaudemer-Maker was born in Paris, grew up and lived in a couple of neighboring towns until she moved to the United States at the end of 1998 for a change of horizon thanks to a job transfer. Having grown up in a family of English teachers, she chose to do her own thing after college and went into the industry, first in France and then in the US for 30 years. Four years ago, she turned her passion (watercolor and custom-matting) into a full-time job and became an artist. Recently, Valérie decided to become a substitute teacher to get familiar with the American school system. At the same time, she joined the team of French teachers at Alliance Française. She enjoys making a difference in the students’ lives and tries to convey her love for foreign languages to them. She believes that there is not a more fulfilling task than to make students (adults and children) like and enjoy practicing her native language, French!