What most interests you about the the various French-speaking cultures? Their cuisine, their cinema, their music? Or simply the French language?
I enjoy French food, literature, and new wave cinema, but mostly I just love speaking the language.
If you speak French, what is your proficiency level? False beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced, native?
Advanced (my 2nd major in college)
What types of activities are you likely to participate in? Weekly conversation groups, movie nights at a movie theatre or a member's home, brunch or dinner, potlucks at a member's home, French-lang book club, symphony/opera of France, suggestions?
I am most interested in conversation groups or other opportunities to keep up my verbal skills.
If you have spent time in a French-speaking country, where was it and what was your reason for being there?
I spent four months studying abroad in Paris in 2009. Other than that, I have travelled through France and parts of Morocco.
Would you care to share an anecdote as to what first inspired your interest in French, or perhaps an interesting story from your travels abroad?
A small but very proud moment during my months in Paris was the first time that someone stopped me on the street to ask (in French) for directions and I knew just where to point them and how to say it without hesitation.
I am an artist who has recently moved to Pittsburgh from Kansas City, MO.