September 2021 Program We are so excited and proud to inform you we have opened our new office at University Boulevard. Our classrooms are set and ready for our teachers to welcome our students on September 13th.
In the meantime, course registrations are open. Classes are filling up fast, so check out the options on our website here.
We hope to welcome you soon in French class, at one of our events or at our new venue!!
CANCELLED due to expected heavy thunderstorm at the beach Apéro Tuesday, September 7, 5:30 - 7:00 pm Lemon Bar Neptune Beach
Join us at the Lemon Bar in Neptune to enjoy the sea breeze and ocean view.
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. Typically conversations are in both English and French or a charming mix of both. PLEASE REGISTER SOON by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Grammar Boot Camp September 12, 4-5 PM Zoom with Sarah Kunz
Join our teacher Sara Kunz for a Grammar Bootcamp about adjectives! This Bootcamp is suitable for levels starting from A1.2 up to B1. The subject will be adjectives: how to describe yourself, someone else, ... Time-permitting we will practice how to describe pictures or a painting. Once you are registered, you will be sent a document with a list of adjectives to describe yourself, so you have some vocabulary ready to start.
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
Cinéclub: Marius (2013) Saturday, September 11, 4-5 pm Via Zoom
"Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and set off to a faraway land. Fanny, a young and pretty seafood peddler, has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny.
The film is a part of the Marseille Trilogy, including Fanny(Marius's ex-fiancée) and César (Marius's father). Director: Daniel Auteuil Adaptation of the play of the same name by Marcel PagnolThe movie is available for rent at YouTube, Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV Rick Hanes will lead the discussion PLEASE REGISTER SOON by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
French for Kids with Kristen FowlerSaturday, September 25, 10-10:30 AM Zoom FREE eventKristen Fowler is a senior at the University of North Florida majoring in French Studies. She had the honor of attending a three-week intensive program at the Université Grenoble Alpes in 2019. She stays in touch with her former host family to this day and has plans to visit them once the pandemic is over. She began formally learning French in the eighth grade but has always had a strong love and interest in the language and culture since childhood. With familial ties to both France and the former French colony Louisiana, she is very excited to help spread the beloved language of her ancestors. Kristen speaks Louisiana French and English at home with her Cajun fiancé and their pet dog, Henley, who is lovingly nicknamed “Pas Bon.”
This class is suited for small children aged 3-7 years. Kristen will teach the children basic greetings in French and how to introduce themselves in French. With Kristen's playful approach to the lesson, your child will discover that learning French is fun. No prior language knowledge is needed. Given the young age of the children, a parent's presence is encouraged.
Rencontre avec Dominique Bona de l'Académie Française, romancière et biographe (in French)Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Alliance Française de Miami Metro & Federation of Alliances Françaises USA En français FREE « Immortelle » depuis 2013, Dominique Bona est la huitième femme élue à l’Académie Française depuis sa création en 1635. Journaliste, critique littéraire, romancière et biographe, Dominique vient à la rencontre de l’Alliance Française de Miami Metro pour nous parler de ses passions : La langue française, l’Académie, les femmes et hommes dont elle a écrit la biographie, et l’inspiration des personnages de ses romans. Divine Jacqueline (Gallimard 2021), une biographie de Jacqueline de Ribes est son vingtième livre. https://www.academie-francaise.fr/les-immortels/dominique-bona Les livres de Dominique Bona sont disponibles sur https://www.culturetheque.com/US/ Event Description in English “Immortelle” since 2013, Dominique Bona is the eighth woman elected to the French Academy since its creation in 1635. Journalist, literary critic, novelist, and biographer, Dominique comes to the Alliance Française Miami Metro to tell us about her passions: the French language, the Academy, the women and men whose biographies she has written, and the inspiration behind the characters in her novels. Divine Jacqueline (Gallimard 2021), a biography of fashion icon Jacqueline de Ribes, is her twentieth book. https://www.academie-francaise.fr/les-immortels/dominique-bona Dominique Bona’s books are available at https://www.culturetheque.com/US/ This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter or publicist. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Click here to register. Note that high intermediate or advanced levels of French are recommended since the entire discussion will be in French.
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