What we're about

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Friends of Alliance Française d'Atlanta Meetup is for those who love anything French! We do conversation groups, wine tastings, fashion shows, film nights, lectures, art and photo exhibits, concerts... un peu de tous (a little of everything). We also have ¨French in the City¨ series where we meet up in different places throughout Metro-Atlanta for real-life conversation practice, all while enjoying what the city has to offer :-)

Alliance Française d'Atlanta (http://afatl.com/)school and cultural center plays host to many of these events, as well as special annual events such as Bastille Day, European Wine Festival, Champagne et Chocolat, European Day of Languages, Atlanta Francophonie Festival, Dîner en Français for AF members, and travel abroad to French speaking countries.

This Meetup also enjoys events by other cultural organizations such as the Théâtre du Rêve (http://www.theatredureve.com/), Atlanta Toulouse Sister Cities Committee (http://www.atlantatoulouse.org/), French Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (FACC (http://www.facc-atlanta.com/)), France-Atlanta, (http://www.france-atlanta.org/) High Museum of Art (http://www.high.org/), SCAD Fash (http://www.scadfash.org/), Besharat Gallery (http://www.besharatgallery.com/), Atlanta Accueill (http://www.atlanta-accueil.org/), Goethe Zentrum (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/atl/enindex.htm), local universities, Atlanta restaurants and businesses, and more.

Friends of Alliance Française d'Atlanta welcomes everyone with a love for the French language and Francophone culture. So whether you speak French fluently, just a little, or not at all, come join us! It's all about having fun and meeting great people!

**Upgrade your experiences for as low as $5/ month by becoming a member of the Alliance Française community!

Members enjoy:

– Discounts on all Alliance Française Classes

– FREE access or discounts to Alliance Française Cultural Events

– Discounts at participating Atlanta French restaurants/businesses

– Unlimited access to the online library Culturethèque

– Borrowing privileges from our libraries at our Midtown and Roswell locations
To become an Alliance Française member click here- https://afatl.com/join-us/membership/

À bientôt ! (See you soon!)

Visit us on:

Alliance Française d'Atlanta- https://afatl.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afatl/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFAtlanta

Twitter: https://twitter.com/afatlanta?lang=fr

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/company/alliance-fran-aise-d%27atlanta/

So what is the Alliance Française anyway?

The Alliance Française is an international organization headquartered in Paris, that aims to promote French language and culture around the globe. Created in Paris in 1883, its primary focus is teaching French as an additional language while promoting cultural awareness and events pertaining to France as well as Francophone countries. In 2014, the Alliance has 850 centers in over 130 countries, on five continents.

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A member supported non-profit organization, Alliance Française d’Atlanta (http://afatl.com/)is the French-American cultural center serving the Atlanta community as the premier provider of French language and culture since 1912.

Since 1963 the language school has been offering a variety of courses for individuals as well as businesses, including the CDC, CARE, the Carter Center and Delta Air Lines.

For information on taking French courses or becoming an Alliance Française member, visit AFATL- https://afatl.com/

Upcoming events (4+)

Alliance Française Members Weekly Apéro Conversation on Zoom

***Thank you for your interest in the Alliance Française national conversation groups on Zoom. These sessions are intended for current dues-paying members of Alliance Française and AATF chapters, adults (17 and up), who have an intermediate, advanced or fluent/native command of French.

Not yet a member? Find out how to join the community here- https://afatl.com/membership/#/

The Alliance Francaise of Portland’s free weekly conversation group on Zoom, run by board members and other volunteers, is available for a members drop-in conversation on Wednesday nights from 8:15-9:15 Eastern Time.

It attracts 20-30 registrants who converse in small groups (Breakout Rooms) of 4-5 people for 3-4 segments of 14 minutes. The groups get re-created/mixed so that everyone gets to chat with a new group of people for the next cycle, and so on. Participants are mainly from Oregon and Southern Washington but also hail from other states.

Levels include lower-intermediate to advanced and native-level speakers. Most high-A2 to C1 students can feel comfortable in this mixed-level conversational setting.

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Speak French with the Edgewood French Meetup- All levels are welcome :)

From our host Shannon...

"Let’s keep it casual and connect at Georgia Beer Garden. We’ll speak French as much as possible (all levels welcome!) and we’ll talk about whatever! Please bring as many friends as you would like. I will post where we are sitting on the day of the event. Comment or message me any themes or icebreakers you’d like to see here in the future. You can drop in as you wish. I don’t expect you to stay the whole time, unless you want to. Hooray! If you like, come prepared with some icebreaker questions or an idea for a future event or location."

PARKING:
Free street parking is available on Jackson or Chamberlain. See Google map image.

Fall Picnic 'Parisian Style' 🇨🇵 at Barrington Hall (all levels welcome)

Let's take advantage of these last days of warm weather with a fall picnic, Paris style. Bring a blanket or chair, food & drinks, and whatever else is appropriate for a picnic.

Parking is located on King Street, directly across from 7 Mindsets Consultants (#60 King St). We'll be on the lawn near that parking.

Bordeaux French-English Conversation Exchange- on Zoom! (Intermediate/Advanced)

**This group is best suited for those with conversational level in both French & English and want to practice**

● Join us every Sunday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Atlanta, DC) for the weekly French Meet English online language exchange via ZOOM.

● The event is 100% free, however donations really help! For those who would like to support our language exchange, you can make donations here- https://paypal.me/frmeeten?locale.x=fr_FR

HOW IT WORKS:
English/French speakers from all over the world will be split into small groups of 3-4 people and will engage in 2 rounds of conversation; 15 minutes French/15 minutes English. The host manages the switch overs and informs speakers when to change languages.

WELCOME:
1:30-1:45 pm- Speakers join the meeting from all over the world

ROUND 1:
1:45 -2:15 - Speakers are split into small groups and speak for 15 minutes in English followed by 15 minutes in French (we try to keep EN/FR balanced between groups & you'll receive a message when to change languages)

BREAK:
2:15 - 2:30 - Participants are automatically brought back to the main room

ROUND 2:
2:30 - 3:00 - New breakout groups

WRAP UP:
3:00- Close out with announcements from host

Download ZOOM here:
- iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=fr
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● Rejoignez-nous tous les dimanche et mercredi de 13:30 PM à 15:00 l'heure New York/Atlanta/ DC pour l'échange linguistique hebdomadaire French Meet English via ZOOM.
● L'évènement est 100% gratuit, cependant vos participations nous aide beaucoup! Pour les gens qui veulent soutenir notre groupe vous pouvez faire un don en cliquant ici- https://paypal.me/frmeeten?locale.x=fr_FR

COMMENT ÇA MARCHE:
Anglophones / francophones du monde entier seront répartis en petits groupes de 3 ou 4 et participeront à 2 séries de conversations; 15 minutes anglais / 15 minutes français. L'hôte gère les changements et informe les participants quand il faut changer de langue.

L’ACCUEIL:
13:30-13:45pm - Les participants se joignent à la réunion des 4 coins du monde (épreuve de patience)

SÉANCE 1:
13:45 -14:15 - Les participants sont divisés en petits groupes de 3 ou 4 et parlent pendant 15 minutes en anglais et puis 15 minutes en français (nous essayons de garder un équilibre EN/FR entre les groupes et vous recevrez un message quand il faut changer de langue)

PAUSE:
14:15 - 14:30 - Les participants sont automatiquement ramenés dans la salle principale

SÉANCE 2:
14:30 - 15:00 - Nouveaux groupes de discussion (Comme premier séance)

CLÔTURE:
15h Messages de l'hôte

Téléchargez ZOOM ici:
- iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=fr

A très bientôt

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