What we're about

A relaxed, friendly group where people of all language levels can practice and learn spoken French. A great opportunity to improve your French conversation skills while making new friends.

Venez parler en français avec d'autres francophones et francophiles dans une atmosphère détendue et amicale! Nous offrons une occasion de pratiquer vos habiletés en conversation française, tout en rencontrant de nouveaux amis.

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1: With the current public health restrictions related to COVID-19, will we meet in person?

With the ever-evolving public health restrictions, most of our Meetups are virtual since April 15, 2020, and we closely follow the regular schedule for our usual in-person Meetups. We may attempt, from time to time, host in-person Meetups with capacity limits and following public health guidelines, however these will be organized according to the comfort levels of the Leadership Team.

Q2: Can I come even if I don't know how to speak French?
Everyone is welcome. You will enjoy a better experience if you are able to carry a basic French conversation, as you will be engaged with the other participants. One of the more advanced French speakers, the Event Host or the Meeutp Group Organizer will gladly assist you with vocabulary if you are struggling with certain words. Please note that this Event is not a structured class and we are not here to teach the language; rather, we help you practice it.

Q3: Can I come to your events if I am not a member of the Group?

As this group is Public, anyone could attend. However, certain events are reserved for registered group members and their guests. You can join some of these events if you are accompanied by a Group member.

Also, it is recommended to register with the Group. as it gives an Event Host an estimate of the amount of participants that will attend a Meetup, and whether or not an event will occur.

Q4: Where can I learn French in Halifax?
Check out Alliance Française Halifax (http://www.afhalifax.ca (http://www.afhalifax.ca/)) or Université Sainte-Anne (http://www.usainteanne.ca (http://www.usainteanne.ca/)). Both are excellent resources to learn French in this city.

Q5: What if I'm not from Halifax?

You are always welcome to drop in! When we held our in-person Meetups, we occasionally had visitors come by while in the city for a visit. Now, with our regular virtual meetings, not only we have people participating from elsewhere in Canada and from the United States, we have people living as far away as Algeria, Brazil, France, Morocco, the Netherlands and Spain come visit us.

Q6: What is the skill level of all speakers?
Participants at this Meetup have varied skill sets. They vary from those who just started taking French classes, to increasingly advanced speakers, and those for whom French is their mother tongue. Having said that, we recommend that beginners attend the Conversation au My Dream Cheesecake Meetup for its quieter settings.

Q7: Where can I get French books?
The Halifax Public Library has a selection of French language books at their branches. Amazon also offers a certain selection of books in French.

Furthermore, Renaud-Bray (http://www.renaud-bray.com (http://www.renaud-bray.com/)), a Québec-based bookstore, offers free standard shipping through Canada Post for all orders of $39.00 or more (before taxes) to all locations in Canada.

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Rencontrons-nous virtuellement sur Jitsi!

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Les restrictions sanitaires liés à la COVID-19 se lèvent à Halifax, mais nous poursuivons nos rencontres virtuelles malgré tout, du moins pour un certain temps. Que vous soyez d'ici ou d'ailleurs, soyez la bienvenue dans notre groupe et venez pratiquer votre conversation française !

COVID-19 public health restrictions in Halifax may be progressively lifted, though we will still meet virtually for the time being. Whether you are from here or come from away, welcome to our group and come pratice your French conversation!

To keep the meeting manageable, I am limiting registrations to 12 people. We will meet using Jitsi Meet, and you only need to click or tap the event link on the Event page to launch your session.

You already RSVP'd, there is a Waitlist and you cannot come to this Meetup anymore? Please change your status to "Not Going" to give someone on the Waitlist the chance of attending.

What do you need?
-A reliable Internet connection.
-A computer with a microphone and a webcam, a tablet, or a smartphone.
-If using a tablet or smartphone, you can download the Jitsi app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Make sure your device is fully charged, as videoconferencing apps tend to use a lot of power!
-Your device's power cord or portable charger, especially if you are using your smart phone or tablet.
-A comfortable place to sit.
-Your own drink. A coffee, a beer, a glass of wine, a glass of Bulwark's Cider, or even your water bottle!

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For those of you planning to join us using your computer, check your configuration before using it, as not all computers will support it. If you are joining the Meetup using a computer and we cannot hear you, try using another browser (e.g. if it does not work on Firefox, try using Microsoft Edge).

Questions or need help setting up? Feel free to send me a message, or call me/text me at (343)[masked]

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En attendant que les membres du groupe retrouvent la confiance de se rencontrer en personne dans un lieu public sans porter de masque le temps que les restrictions de santé publique liées à la COVID-19 soient levées, rencontrons-nous en virtuel. Venez pratiquer votre conversation française dans un milieu informel et sans jugement.

Let's keep meeting virtually as this group's membership regain confidence in gathering within a public venue without wearing a mask, as COVID-19-related public health restrictions go away. Come and pratice your French conversation in an informal and non-judgmental setting.

We will meet using Jitsi Meet, and you only need to click or tap the event link on the Event page to launch your session. Registrations are limited to 12, in order to keep the event manageable.

You are not from Halifax? Come and join us anyway!

What do you need?
-A computer with a microphone and a webcam, a tablet or a smartphone. If using a tablet or smartphone, you can download the Jitsi app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
-Your favorite coffee mug, tea cup, or water bottle.

-NOTES-
For those of you planning to join us using your computer, check your configuration before using it, as not all computers will support it. If you are joining the Meetup using a computer and we cannot hear you, try using another browser (e.g. if it does not work on Firefox, try using Microsoft Edge).

Questions or need help setting up? Feel free to send me a message, or call me/text me at (343)[masked]

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