Alliance Française
             de Philadelphie

Theater workshops

at the Alliance!

Every Wednesday from 4 pm to 5:15 pm

To Register or for more information, 

please call the Alliance : (215) 735-5283

Stay relaxed...try it ! 

The actor inside of you will come out ;) !

Bringing Out the Undead:

 Reinventing the Zombie in Contemporary Fiction of the Francophone Caribbean.

Lecture by Lucy Swanson. 

Friday, May 20, 6:00 p.m. at the Alliance Française.

 Lucy Swanson is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Lafayette College. She holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, her dissertation entitled “Bringing Out the Undead: Reinventing the Zombie in Contemporary Fiction of the Francophone Caribbean.”

 Her research interests include the literatures of the francophone Caribbean and West Africa, in particular representations of the supernatural, a topic on which she has published a number of articles and book chapters. 

She will discuss the origins of the zombies in the context of the slave trade in the Caribbean, and then explain their evolution through to the cannibal zombie we know today. 

A reception will follow.

 $10 for AF members - $20 for non-members.

Register here. 

Summer Classes for teenagers and children

French for children:

Beginner and Basic levels

For children Ages 5 - 10

A wonderful way for children to learn French or review what they already know through activities, games, songs and stories.

   July 5 - July 29

       Every Tuesday and Thursday  

      Ages 7-10 : 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

   Ages 5-6 : 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


French for teens:

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels

For the more advanced, we offer intense preparation for the AP test.

June 21 - July 21


     Every Tuesday and Thursday, from

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm



  • Center City - Spring Session : March 7 - May 14.

  • Bryn Mawr - Spring session : April 18 - July 9. 
  • More information about French classes in Center City here and in Bryn Mawr here.

  • Download the Spring Schedule in Center city here.
  • Download the Spring Schedule in Bryn Mawr here. 
  • Immersion class : May 21. Register here. 
  • Rejoignez notre club de lecture ! Plus d'informations ici

Cultural events 

  • Lunch with the consul of France Mr Michel Charbonnier, register here. 

  • Bringing Out the Undead:  Reinventing the Zombie in Contemporary Fiction of the Francophone Caribbean. Lecture by Lucy Swanson. Friday, May 20, 6:00 p.m. at the Alliance Française. Register here. 

    • Soiree cinema at the Alliance on Friday, May 27th at 6:00 pm. Click here.  

     French Tables

    • At top of the Hill on Thursday, May 19 at 12:30 pm. Register here. 
    • At La Viola ouest on Monday, May 23 at 12:00 pm. Register here



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    To learn everything about our classes and events, you can download the Spring newsletter here

    French Philadelphia: The French cultural & historical presence in the Delaware Valley
    Lynn Miller & Annette H. Emgarth
    Photography by Emmanuel Pierre Gee
    The French presence in Philadelphia has contributed treasures and beauty to the cityscape, furnishing tangible evidence of the historical and philosophical ties between France and the United States, ties that date from the birth of our nation and continue to the present day.
    A gem of a book, to be treasured and referred to often, featuring: 59 color photographs and illustrations, Philadelphia neighbohood maps, extensive index guide.

    Available in English or in French.

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    "The Global Philadelphia Association spotlights Philadelphia as an international hub of business, education, culture & innovation, showcasing the Region's global character.”

    Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    (215) 735-5283

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