French-American Community – Winter 2018 [fr]
Discover French and French-language events happening around the U.S. Southeast this winter. Our partners the Alliance Française, the French-American Chamber of Commerce and various other associations offer an exceptional showcase of France in our region. Mark your calendars!
French Immersion in Savannah
February 2-3 | Atlanta
Join the Alliance Française of Atlanta for a French immersion weekend in a charming Savannah home. This trip is exclusively for AF members and it is a great opportunity to enhance conversation and vocabulary skills. For more information, click here.
French Conversation Group
December 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Members of the Alliance Française of Charleston are invited to participate in this French conversation group, which takes place at a member’s house. For more information, click here.
Le Cercle Littéraire
January 8 | 10:00 a.m. | Charleston
Gather for a book discussion on "Les Mots" by Jean-Paul Sartre. All are welcome, conversation is in French. For more information, click here.
January 11 | Charleston
Check out "Rodin," the 2017 French film by Jacques Doillon, which recounts a pivotal moment in the life of the father of modern sculpture. For more information, click here.
Forum on American and French Foreign Policy
January 12, 25 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Charleston
This forum, conducted in French, focuses on readings and other media for an in-depth look at French foreign policy and diplomacy. No previous knowledge of foreign policy is necessary. For more information, click here.
Fêtes des rois
January 13 | 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Charlotte
Gather for coffee, tea and galette des rois. La Fête des Rois is a traditional French holiday and an opportunity to eat traditional galette. One slice will hold a fève (a charm hidden inside the cake) and whoever gets the lucky piece will be crowned king or queen of the day. For more information, click here.
Les Tables de Conversation Française
January 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Memphis
Converse in French with members of the Memphis Alliance Française at Libro restaurant, located in the Novel bookstore. For more information, click here.
December 19 | 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
Enjoy the 2010 comedy "Rien à Déclarer," the story of a Belgian and French customs officer who are forced to team up when they find out their customs post will close. For more information, click here.
January 8 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
Current and aspiring AF members are invited to this monthly morning coffee, an occasion to get to know each other and practice speaking French. Bring a potluck dish to nibble on; coffee and tea are provided. For more information, click here.
Geraldine Smith : "Vu en Amérique, bientôt en France"
January 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
The Alliance Française welcomes writer Geraldine Smith for a discussion on her new book "Vu en Amérique, bientôt en France" ("Seen in America, Soon in France"). She argues that the current trends in the United States presage those to come in France. For more information, click here.
Informal and spoken French Workshop
January 23 | 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
Learn useful French expressions, words and slang that aren’t normally covered in French class. The Alliance Française has compiled a list of colloquial terms you’ll hear in France. Sprinkle them into conversations to sound more fluent. For more information, click here.
Come hiking and speak French
January 26 | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill
Enjoy scenic laurel-covered bluffs, a river and and upland forest on this hike for French speakers of any level. Don’t forget to bring water! For more information, click here.
FACC Atlanta Lunch & Learn
January 10 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Atlanta
The FACC is kicking off 2019 with a Lunch & Learn on "Why American Companies Should Go to France." For more information, click here.
December 22, 29; January 5, 12, 19, 26 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Join this group of devoted French-speakers any or every Saturday of the month at the Perimeter La Madeleine Restaurant (1165 Perimeter Center West, Suite 330, Atlanta). For more information, email Kathy.
The Atlanta French Language Meetup Group
December 17, January 21 | 7:00 p.m. | Atlanta
Mix with other francophones — natives and non-natives alike – over a drink at the Atlanta French Language Meetup Group at Après Diem. For more information, click here.
Conversation Française à Charleston!
December 22, 29; January 5, 12, 19, 26 | 3:00 p.m. | Charleston
Meet with other francophones and francophiles at Saffron Café & Bakery each Saturday in December 2018 and January 2019. For more information, click here.