Fall is here! The humidity is lower, the air is fresher, the days get a little shorter. Pumpkin spice everything gets its own aisle at the grocery store. In the mean time our zoom and real life classes are in full swing. And we have programmed some really nice events this month and hope to see you soon at one them!
Special Grammar Boot Camp : Le passé composé Sunday October 3, 4-5 PM Zoom with Sarah Kunz
If you want to dramatically improve your French, this is your chance! Learn everything you need to know about the French passé composé with Sara Kunz.
The passé composé is the most important past tense in French. It corresponds to the English simple past or sometimes the present perfect. The passé composé talks about actions that were completed in the past. In spoken language, the passé composé is used very frequently.
You will learn how to form the passé composé using the auxiliary verbs avoir or être followed by the past participle (le participe passé) of the verb. You will also learn how and when to use it.
Register on the website here. Student: 5 USD Member of the Alliance Française de Jacksonville: 15 USD Non-Member of the Alliance Française de Jacksonville: 25 USD
New! Café-Causerie Friday, October 8, 10 AMLe Petit Paris Café 363 Atlantic Blvd Suite 14, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 FREE event
Join us at our new Café-Causerie. On va bavarder (chat) over a nice cup of coffee.
This is a friendly event open to our students, people who want to practice their French, Francophone people, anyone really who fancies a chat in French!
All levels of French warmly accepted. À bientôt! . Please let us know if you are planning to join inby sending an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sister Cities Concert and Art Show Sunday, October 17, 3 pm 645 Oak Street The Nantes Committee of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association has kindly invited the friend and members of the Alliance Française de Jacksonville to their upcoming Concert and Arts Show.
This is a free event (donations encouraged), it is open to the public so family and friends are welcome but please RSVP to 904 355 7584.
The concert starts at 3.00pm, doors open at 2.30pm with a welcome reception and a chance to view student artwork from our South African Sister City. The concert features music and songs from our Sister Cities arranged by Bold City Brass with an accompanying pianist and vocalist. Come travel the world through music!
Friday Musicale Cares is currently holding a Thanksgiving food drive, please bring a non-perishable food item to help out.
Apéro Tuesday, October 26, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar 3563 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 3220
Join us at Barrique in Avondale to enjoy a great glass of wine. Happy Hour is until 6PM so come on time! It is a great opportunity to reconnect with members you haven't seen in a while or meet new people and have a drink or two together.
Perfume Master Class Saturday, November 20, 2PM-4PMZoom Presented live from Sulékó’s Showroom in Paris by Anastasia Sokolow, founder of French Perfume House, Sulékó We have teamed up with the Alliance Françaises de Louisville and the Alliance Française de Pittsburgh to offer you this amazing opportunity to discover the art of perfume.
Are you aware that your perfume speaks about you? From the comfort of your home, join us for an exclusive Online Perfume Masterclass: L’atelier.
Anastasia Sokolow, founder of French Perfume House, Sulékó: "We will teach you about scent ingredients and their links to emotions; it will be like learning a new language, the language of scents! To do so, we will take you on a journey across the four seasons with art, scents and poetry. You will learn about scent ingredients (natural essences, absolutes, synthetic molecule): how they are extracted, how to smell them and how to memorize them. Then, you will learn about the messages that they convey. Scents, emotions, colors, sounds interact with each other within each season to create a language that speaks directly to our heart. We named it: the Sulékó language of the Seasons. Together, we will focus on 12 scent ingredients, key letters of the alphabet of scents, which we will study. We will then explore perfume creation. From scent ingredients selec- tion to maturation and maceration of the concentrate, you will learn the various tools, processes, centuries old traditions and know-how that we have adopted to create our perfumes. Using this language of scents, we designed four perfumes which we will discover; each one reveals the inner self of a person at a certain point of his/her life. This initiation to the world of perfume will help you refine your sense of smell and teach you how to choose a perfume that truly matches your per- sonality and your state of mind, a perfume that narrates your story. You will also discover the riches of French artistic craftsmanship and the exceptional know-how of the artists Sulékó has collaborated with to create its Sculpture-Bottles. Using various porcelain techniques, they translated each perfume into shapes, colors and textures."
PRICE: USD70 (shipping included) For 1 participant + 1 guest Each participant will receive a box containing all the material for the class (12 scent ingredients, 4 perfumes...)
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