culture and events

Each month, we offer our members and students social and cultural activities as well as events dealing with French culture.

French Table, wine and cheese Tastings, Lectures, Concerts, Movie nights, Book Club, Quiz nights, Bastille Day and special events.

Members always have discounts for those cultural events and activities.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, April 10, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Via zoom
    • 1
    Register

    Let's talk about cinema!

    During this time of quarantine, it's important to socialize and have fun! And it's even better when you can do so by practicing your French and sharing your love of cinema and Francophones cultures.

    Everyone is welcomed to join our online meeting on Zoom.

    First, you will watch the film in live with us. And then, the screening will be followed by a discussion led by an instructor.

    It's a donation-based event (suggested donation: $10).

    Donations can be made here: https://afphila.com/sys/website/?pageId=248658

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    For Friday, April 10 we have chosen: A voix haute, la force de la parole.

    By Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly.

    With Bertrand Périer, Eddy Moniot, Leïla Alaouf, Souleïla Mahiddin, Elhadj Touré…

    "Chaque année à l’Université de Saint-Denis se déroule le concours "Eloquentia", qui vise à élire "le meilleur orateur du 93". Des étudiants de cette université issus de tout cursus, décident d'y participer et s'y préparent grâce à des professionnels (avocats, slameurs, metteurs en scène...) qui leur enseignent le difficile exercice de la prise de parole en public. Au fil des semaines, ils vont apprendre les ressorts subtils de la rhétorique, et vont s’affirmer, se révéler aux autres, et surtout à eux-mêmes. Munis de ces armes, Leïla, Elhadj, Eddy et les autres, s’affrontent et tentent de remporter ce concours pour devenir "le meilleur orateur du 93". 

    "Every year at the University of Saint-Denis, the Eloquentia competition is held to recognize “The Best Orator in the 93”, a reference to the number of the unprivileged Seine-Saint-Denis circumscription. All students can participate, and prepare for the contest with the help of professional advisors including lawyers, slam poets, and film directors, who teach them the delicate exercise of public speaking. Over the weeks, they learn the subtle mechanisms of rhetoric, and will affirm their talents, revealing themselves to others, and above all, to themselves. With their new talents, Leïla, Elhadj, Eddy and the others contend with each other in the attempt to win this contest and become “the Best Orator in the 93

    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KLE7PTx92U 

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 0
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    Grammar Boot Camp Online

    Grammar boot camps resume online and the first one will be dedicated to l'imparfait and le passé composé once again. It's a continuation of the first grammar boot camp dedicated to that subject, but everyone will be welcome even if you did not attend the first one.

    One of our French teachers will be your host, teaching you French grammar rules in a welcoming atmosphere during one hour and a half. Reviewing the rules is always useful, n'est-ce pas ?

    We will send you the link of the meeting by email before the class.

    1h30 | $20


    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    • 4
    Register



    The Newsroom is maintained...ONLINE!

    Register on our website and we will send you a link 24 hour before the event to join the meeting with the teacher and the other participants.

    /!\ There are only 6 places.

    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other sessions of the month.

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    Join the Newsroom and talk about topical subjects. In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss recent events happening around the world.

    The participants will try to understand those events while reviewing the vocabulary of the news and politics in French.

    This event will occur every other week.


    Program

    April 17 at 12:30PM with Françoise

    April 24 at 1:00PM with Eléonore

    May 1 at 12:30PM with Françoise

    Members and Non-members : $10

    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Via zoom
    • 5
    Register


    ATELIER PHILOSO'TEA

    Freedom, boredom, creativity, laziness, there are many feelings that emerge from our recent confinement situation..  Let's gather our thoughts, in French, and talk about various topics...

    In this meeting, you will hear a short story and then talk about a concept a week. You will be guided through the conversation by Eleonore Bertrand.

    Only 6 places

    Intermediate minimum (205-206)

    Via Zoom

    $10


    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other session on the website.


    Themes:

    April 15: "bon sens, humour, convoitise"

    April 22: "tradition, femmes, pouvoir, coutume"

    April 29: "superstition, humour, crédulité"


    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Via zoom
    • 4
    Register


    ATELIER PHILOSO'TEA

    Freedom, boredom, creativity, laziness, there are many feelings that emerge from our recent confinement situation..  Let's gather our thoughts, in French, and talk about various topics...

    In this meeting, you will hear a short story and then talk about a concept a week. You will be guided through the conversation by Eleonore Bertrand.

    Only 6 places

    Intermediate minimum (205-206)

    Via Zoom

    $10


    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other session on the website.


    Themes:

    April 15: "bon sens, humour, convoitise"

    April 22: "tradition, femmes, pouvoir, coutume"

    April 29: "superstition, humour, crédulité"


    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    • 4
    Register



    The Newsroom is maintained...ONLINE!

    Register on our website and we will send you a link 24 hour before the event to join the meeting with the teacher and the other participants.

    /!\ There are only 6 places.

    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other sessions of the month.

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    Join the Newsroom and talk about topical subjects. In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss recent events happening around the world.

    The participants will try to understand those events while reviewing the vocabulary of the news and politics in French.

    This event will occur every other week.


    Program

    April 17 at 12:30PM with Françoise

    April 24 at 1:00PM with Eléonore

    May 1 at 12:30PM with Françoise

    Members and Non-members : $10

    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Via zoom
    • 5
    Register


    ATELIER PHILOSO'TEA

    Freedom, boredom, creativity, laziness, there are many feelings that emerge from our recent confinement situation..  Let's gather our thoughts, in French, and talk about various topics...

    In this meeting, you will hear a short story and then talk about a concept a week. You will be guided through the conversation by Eleonore Bertrand.

    Only 6 places

    Intermediate minimum (205-206)

    Via Zoom

    $10


    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other session on the website.


    Themes:

    April 15: "bon sens, humour, convoitise"

    April 22: "tradition, femmes, pouvoir, coutume"

    April 29: "superstition, humour, crédulité"


    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Via zoom
    • 6
    Register


    ATELIER PHILOSO'TEA

    Freedom, boredom, creativity, laziness, there are many feelings that emerge from our recent confinement situation..  Let's gather our thoughts, in French, and talk about various topics...

    In this meeting, you will hear a short story and then talk about a concept a week. You will be guided through the conversation by Eleonore Bertrand.

    Only 6 places

    Intermediate minimum (205-206)

    Via Zoom

    $10


    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other session on the website.


    Themes:

    April 15: "bon sens, humour, convoitise"

    April 22: "tradition, femmes, pouvoir, coutume"

    April 29: "superstition, humour, crédulité"


    • Friday, May 01, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    • 6
    Register



    The Newsroom is maintained...ONLINE!

    Register on our website and we will send you a link 24 hour before the event to join the meeting with the teacher and the other participants.

    /!\ There are only 6 places.

    If you can't register for this session, cast a glance at the other sessions of the month.

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    Join the Newsroom and talk about topical subjects. In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss recent events happening around the world.

    The participants will try to understand those events while reviewing the vocabulary of the news and politics in French.

    This event will occur every other week.


    Program

    April 17 at 12:30PM with Françoise

    April 24 at 1:00PM with Eléonore

    May 1 at 12:30PM with Françoise

    Members and Non-members : $10

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