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Join us for an Online Lunch Conversation in French (for Beginners)! Every Tuesday at 11:00 pm. (Our normal schedule will resume on 10/13 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM) Enjoy the lunch break to have your first conversations in French ! Every week, we encourage you to talk on different subjects to practice your spoken skills. A screen shouldn’t keep us from chatting and sharing a lunch together! Join us every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm! The Lunch Conversation is lead by one of our teachers, Coline. From Beginner level 3 to 5, come and join us to give a try in conversing in French ! Not sure what your level in French is? Take this placement test for free - https://www.afsf.com/placement-tests/. Take a look at what is learned in the first levels. French Beginner level 1 - https://www.afsf.com/language-center/classes-for-adults/beginner-1/ French Beginner level 2 - https://www.afsf.com/language-center/classes-for-adults/beginner-2/ You will use this knowledge during the lunch conversation. If you want to participate in the conversation, you should reserve a ticket of your choice on Eventbrite. We will send a link to access the online conversation a few hours before the event. The free tickets tend to be taken quickly! If these tickets are sold out, choose a donation ticket with the amount of your choice. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-lunch-conversation-for-beginners-in-french-tickets-119425217039 So get your ticket, take your lunch and let's talk together! À bientôt! The Alliance Française de San Francisco team
NEW EVENT UP NOW!! Start your day right with a good habit: keep up to date with the latest news while improving your French! Every Wednesday from 7:45 am to 8:45 am. Online. Whether it be in a news paper, on the radio or on TV, following the news in another language is an excellent way to improve your comprehension of a language and a country’s culture. Did a story on the news catch your attention? Has an article in “Le Monde” (famous French paper) peaked your interest? Did you get hooked on that last interview you heard on France Inter (French radio station)? Come talk about it in our brand new “Breakfast news & conversations online”! Start your morning off by joining a discussion group in French. Every Wednesday come discuss the latest news and ask your questions on the week’s subjects. How does it work? Each person chooses a news topic that they would like to talk about. After a short presentation of their topic to the others, the group will discuss it all together. The activity is in French and will be hosted by our teacher Coline Lebeau directly from France! Who is it for? Those with either an advanced or superior level (B1 - C1) in French. If you aren’t sure about your level of French, you can take this free placement test online with immediate results: https://www.afsf.com/placement-tests/ How can I sign up? If you want to participate in the conversation, you need to reserve a FREE ticket or a Donation ticket ( you can donate as much as you want) on Eventbrite. But be quick, the free tickets tend to be taken quickly! So get your ticket, grab your mornin' coffee and let's talk together! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-breakfast-news-conversations-online-tickets-120408484017 See you soon!
We present to you our new weekly event : Online Ciné-Canapé + Discussion. Every Thursday from 3 to 4 pm, you will discuss the movie in French with one of our teachers, Coline, and other attendees. (This activity will exceptionnally be held from 11am to 12pm until October 15th since our teacher is back in France!) Please watch the movie on your own before joining the discussion. Movie of the week : "Monsieur Gangster" (Original title "Les tontons Flingueurs" ) -1963 Director : Georges Lautner Starring: Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama Running time: 1h 45m Synopsis: A dying mob boss hands over his business to an old friend, Fernand. The boss' assistants want to get rid of the latter. But are the Volfoni brothers and Théo real threats? Ensuing fights and shootouts are more comical than deadly. Feel free to watch an extract in French with English subtitles by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51dt0cihNnU&ab_channel=Timoth%C3%A9eDurand Otherwise here is the trailer in French without any subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyAxFfT4Oj8&t=20s&ab_channel=LeProjectionniste "Les tontons flingueurs" is available on Vudu. If you want to participate in the discussion, please reserve a ticket on Eventbrite before 11am on Thursday (4 hours before the start time). We will then send you a link to access the Zoom conversation before the scheduled time. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-cine-canape-french-discussion-les-tontons-flingueurs-tickets-120172139103 If you want to participate in the conversation, you need to reserve a FREE ticket or a Donation ticket (you can donate as much as you want) on Eventbrite. Zoom is a free website that provides a remote conferencing service where you can participate in video conferencing, online meetings and chats. Bon film et bonne discussion!
Want to boost your communication skills in French? Become a pro French speaker with the Alliance Française's workshops! Let's get right into it! Here is a detailed description per class: - A phonetical or grammatical presentation and explanation of the topic. - Phonetical tools and advice on how to physically form the sound needed. - Listening and repetition exercises - A communicative activity: from dictée to reading, tongue twisters, or creative speaking/writing. Each class will address a different component of French Pronunciation: - Problematic vowels in French - September 4 - Problematic consonants in French - September 11 - Particular case: s / z / sh - September 18 - Particular case: r (l / h) - September 25 - The different language registers (formal, common, and informal) - October 2 - Emotions: intonations and expression - October 9 - Final test and personalized assessment + bonus: regional accents - October 16 You can pick any individual workshop "à la carte" for only $48. While ordering, please indicate on our website which class you'd like to attend. You can also select our "menu" and choose the full course to perfect your pronunciation from A to Z while covering the most common phonetic difficulties in French! Our menu has a 25% discount if you want to attend all 7 workshops ($253.75 instead of $336)! Please visit our page here https://www.afsf.com/language-center/workshops/ and register directly with us! See you soon at AFSF Online!