What we're about

We’re a bilingual Toastmasters Club that speaks French and English. The club is geared for those who wish to develop their public speaking skills and who also:

-Speak French as their native language

-Speak French as a second language

-Are learning French or want to maintain French learned in school

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and follow the standard Toastmasters structure—prepared speeches, evaluations, Table Topics, and more. Being a bilingual club, we’ll have a French grammarian as well as an English grammarian.

Our goal is to conduct half the meeting in French and half in English. It’s a great way for language learners to practice their French and for native speakers to hone their English.

We meet on the 34th floor of The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, 5333 N. Sheridan Road, just north of Foster in Chicago. The cost is $10 for the meeting (with refreshments). Validated parking in the Breakers building is $5 (for any time beyond 2 hours, up to 3 hours) Take a ticket upon entering the garage and have it validated at the reception desk after the meeting. When exiting, scan the validated ticket at the gate, then insert a credit card. (Credit card only, no cash accepted.)

Visit our website:

http://www.francophonebilingualtoastmasters.com

For more information or contact VP of Membership, Andrew Weiler (andrew.weiler.uiuc@gmail.com) or VP of PR, Greg Cieply at greg.cieply@gmail.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Twice-monthly meeting

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

$10.00

Please come observe a meeting and have dinner with us. You will not be asked to stand up and speak! We want you to feel comfortable and see for yourself how the Francophone Bilingual Toastmasters might be able to help you in your communication and leadership skills, along with your French and English skills. You will, however, have a chance to chat with club members in English and French before our Educational Session begins. Please arrive between 6:45 and 7 pm, as we enjoy French appetizers and wine before the educational section of our meeting. The cost is $10 (non-refundable) per person which covers the refreshments and room rental fees (payable through meetup). There is also indoor parking in the building. Parking is self-pay, at $5 for 2-3 hours time. RSVP numbers do not reflect expected attendance. We normally have 15-20 members at each meeting that don't sign up on Meetup. Please do RSVP through the meetup though, so we can get an accurate headcount.

Twice-monthly meeting

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

$10.00

Please come observe a meeting and have dinner with us. You will not be asked to stand up and speak! We want you to feel comfortable and see for yourself how the Francophone Bilingual Toastmasters might be able to help you in your communication and leadership skills, along with your French and English skills. You will however enjoy a delicious dinner and have a chance to chat with club members in English and French before our Educational Session begins. Please arrive between 6:45 and 7 pm as we dine before the educational section of our meeting. The cost is $10 for the meeting (with refreshments). Validated parking in the Breakers building is $5 (for any time beyond 2 hours, up to 3 hours) Take a ticket upon entering the garage and have it validated at the reception desk after the meeting. When exiting, scan the validated ticket at the gate, then insert a credit card. (Credit card only, no cash accepted.) RSVP numbers do not reflect expected attendance. We normally have 15-20 members at each meeting that don't sign up on Meetup. Please do RSVP through the meetup though, so we can get an accurate headcount.

Twice-monthly meeting

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

$10.00

Please come observe a meeting and have dinner with us. You will not be asked to stand up and speak! We want you to feel comfortable and see for yourself how the Francophone Bilingual Toastmasters might be able to help you in your communication and leadership skills, along with your French and English skills. You will, however, have a chance to chat with club members in English and French before our Educational Session begins. Please arrive between 6:45 and 7 pm, as we enjoy French appetizers and wine before the educational section of our meeting. The cost is $10 (non-refundable) per person which covers the refreshments and room rental fees (payable through meetup). There is also indoor parking in the building. Parking is self-pay, at $5 for 2-3 hours time. RSVP numbers do not reflect expected attendance. We normally have 15-20 members at each meeting that don't sign up on Meetup. Please do RSVP through the meetup though, so we can get an accurate headcount.

Twice-monthly meeting

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

$10.00

Please come observe a meeting and have dinner with us. You will not be asked to stand up and speak! We want you to feel comfortable and see for yourself how the Francophone Bilingual Toastmasters might be able to help you in your communication and leadership skills, along with your French and English skills. You will however enjoy a delicious dinner and have a chance to chat with club members in English and French before our Educational Session begins. Please arrive between 6:45 and 7 pm as we dine before the educational section of our meeting. The cost is $10 for the meeting (with refreshments). Validated parking in the Breakers building is $5 (for any time beyond 2 hours, up to 3 hours) Take a ticket upon entering the garage and have it validated at the reception desk after the meeting. When exiting, scan the validated ticket at the gate, then insert a credit card. (Credit card only, no cash accepted.) RSVP numbers do not reflect expected attendance. We normally have 15-20 members at each meeting that don't sign up on Meetup. Please do RSVP through the meetup though, so we can get an accurate headcount.

Past events (124)

Twice-monthly meeting

The Breakers at Edgewater Beach

$10.00

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