What we're about

Do you hum "la Marseillaise" in the shower? Is wearing a "béret" "de rigueur"? Or is your French a little rusty? Speakers at all fluency levels are welcome. Attend any of our many events and enjoy the camaraderie of French-speaking people in Chicago's northern suburbs. Il y en aura pour tous les goûts !

We are a chapter of the cultural and educational not-for-profit Alliance Française organization, a worldwide network of chapters that seek to educate members about francophone cultures, language, history and literature. Visit our website for more details: http://afnorthshore.org/ .

Si vous voulez améliorer votre compréhension et expression de la langue française, venez vous joindre à nous.

Join us and put a little French in your life.

Upcoming events (5)

Online Apéro Conversation

Online event

Meet fellow Francophones for evening conversation. This gathering is facilitated by one or more of our native or fluent AFduNS leaders. Pour yourself a glass of wine, gather some snacks and settle in at home for our first online conversation group. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Although you don't need to download Zoom to attend this meeting, we encourage you to do so (https://zoom.us/download?zcid=1231) for a smoother experience. Depending on the number of attendees, we may break out into smaller groups. The link to the meeting will be visible when you RSVP. Listening in French is encouraged. While no membership is required for newcomers, we welcome new members whose membership will support the activities of the AFduNS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. If you wish to join the AFduNS, see https://afnorthshore.org/membership.htm to sign up online or http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a downloadable form. Annual dues are $50.00.

Online Café Conversation Matin

Online event

Join a group of 15 to 20 fellow Francophones online for relaxed, mid-morning conversations in French on first Mondays, facilitated by one or more of our native or fluent AFduNS leaders. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Although you don't need to download Zoom to attend this meeting, we encourage you to do so (https://zoom.us/download?zcid=1231) for a smoother experience. Depending on the number of attendees, we may break into smaller groups. The link to the meeting will be visible when you RSVP. Listening in French is encouraged. While no membership is required for newcomers, we welcome new members whose membership will support the activities of the AFduNS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For further info, visit http://www.AFnorthshore.org or contact [masked]. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. If you wish to join the AFduNS, see https://afnorthshore.org/membership.htm to sign up online or http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a downloadable form. Annual dues are $50.00.

Online Ciné Club

Online event

Join a group of 12 to 15 online for a discussion in French of a French film with English subtitles. The choice for this month is "Ne le dis à personne." 2006. Directed by Guillaume Canet and starring François Cluzet. French thriller. Cluzet plays Alexandre Beck whose wife is believed murdered. Eight years later, he is accused of the crime. At the same time, he receives an email that he thinks is from his dead wife. From there, the plot becomes a true sauce béchamel as Beck, while on the run, tries to find the truth and clear himself. It is important for the viewer to identify Margot (the supposed dead wife) early in the film in order to follow the plot. If you can't, all is explained in the last 15 minutes. Winner of four Césars, including best actor and best director. You'll watch the film on your own: view it for free on Kanopy (https://kanopy.com/video/tell-no-one) or hoopla (https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979719). Access Kanopy and hoopla through your library's website using your library card number. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Although you don't need to download Zoom to attend this meeting, we encourage you to do so (https://zoom.us/download?zcid=1231) for a smoother experience. Depending on the number of attendees, we may break out into smaller groups. The link to the meeting will be visible when you RSVP. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. If you wish to join the AFduNS, see https://afnorthshore.org/membership.htm to sign up online or http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a downloadable form. Annual dues are $50.00.

Online Café Conversation Soir

Online event

Meet a group of 10 to 15 fellow Francophones for relaxed, early-evening conversations in French on third Thursdays. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Although you don't need to download Zoom to attend this meeting, we encourage you to do so (https://zoom.us/download?zcid=1231) for a smoother experience. Depending on the number of attendees, we may break into smaller groups. Facilitated by one or more of our native or fluent AFduNS leaders. The link to the meeting will be visible when you RSVP. Listening in French is encouraged. While no membership is required for newcomers, we welcome new members whose membership will support the activities of the AFduNS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For further information, visit www.AFnorthshore.org or contact [masked]. Membership in the AFduNS is not required to attend this free event. If you wish to join the AFduNS, see https://afnorthshore.org/membership.htm to sign up online or http://afnorthshore.org/membershipform.pdf for a downloadable form. Annual dues are $50.00.

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