What we're about

This Meetup group is designed for expats in Paris who look for practising and improving French 🇫🇷 through fun and easygoing learning activities with other open-minded and intrepid expats.

Currently, you can attend 3 types of French Expériences :

• 🎤 “Singing in French / Chanter en français”. Unleash your voice on French songs! If you like singing - and even if you are not (yet) a good singer! - come and learn songs that French people can’t help but sing along to, through a gradual and innovative method that combines acting, vocal and state-of-the art foreign language teaching techniques. Our “Choristes” love it already !

• 🇫🇷🤓 “Novexpat Workshops”. A series of free workshops led by a passionate Parisian French teacher from the Novexpat's Team to empower French learners thanks to great learning tips and advice to keep you right on track and breaking through your French fluency plateau.

• 👟 “AFrenchWalk : Walk & Talk French in Paris”. Walking is proven to help foreign languages learning. Join other “FrenchWalkers” for an inspiring walking tour to practise French through some of the most unexpected passageways and gardens located in the very centre of Paris. You will uncover new places, some anecdotes and stories as well as new French words and idioms.

We'll keep designing new experiences to give you as many opportunities to practise French in good company! So make sure to keep an eye on the Meetup group page!

French Expériences community is eager to meet you soon !

Fabienne & PY, hosts

Upcoming events (3)

FrenchBooster Program | Experience what's behind the scenes!

Exki Chaussée d'Antin

📎 WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT? This workshop is a free easygoing and participative introduction to our FrenchBooster Program. It's open to any expatriates in Paris who would like to meet Fabienne, our lead teacher, experience the underlying pedagogy and ask any specific questions about the programme or general questions about how to get fluent and feel more confident in French. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ⚠️ PREREQUISITE To make the most of this workshop, you should already have some good basics of French (A2/B1/B2). If you have a doubt about it, feel free to get in touch with us! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙋 WHAT IS THE FRENCHBOOSTER PROGRAMME FOR? We've been listening to the Parisians being socializing at work with their colleagues or boss, with friends and relatives, with people they casually or occasionally meet at school, in cafés or when they go for shopping. We learnt a lot about the way they actually talk, the ice-breakers they use in these different contexts to kick off and sustain conversations, the topics they like to address and the usual words, idioms and sentences that they use to make friends or to achieve their activities in the everyday life. We bundled and transformed all this data and observations into a progressive and highly participative French learning programme to help expatriates in Paris who already have some good basics in French (A2-B1-B2) to break through the language barrier with useful and natural French language and social skills that empower them in their daily professional and social activities. That's the FrenchBooster Program. It's a 10 x 3h mini-group & 2x 1,5h private 1-on-1 French classes spread over just 10 weeks with unlimited individual online access to the class contents, exercices, quizzes and additional pragmatic and useful ressources. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🚀 MORE FLUENCY AND CONFIDENCE IN FRENCH IN JUST 10 WEEKS... WHAT'S THE MAGIC? The magic is our modern, stimulating and pragmatic blended learning pedagogy, deployed by passionate French teachers with awesome teaching skills and personality. That's what you'll be able to experience at this introductory workshop! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ❓WHERE CAN I HAVE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME, PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP? For more details & reviews from our alumni 👉 https://www.novexpat.com/frenchbooster-programme You can download or ask for our detailed syllabus! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙀 I AM INTERESTED TO MEET YOU BUT I CAN'T MAKE IT THAT DAY! 👉 Drop me a message with your name and phone number. We'll talk and meet! We also plan this workshop on a monthly basis! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are eager to welcome you there ! The Novexpat Team.

🎤 Singing in French in Paris / Chanter en français à Paris

Association Jour et Nuit Culture (Art Gallery)

📎WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Our Singing in French event is a workshop designed for non-native French speakers who want to grasp tricky French sounds and improve significantly their French pronunciation, find the appropriate tone in French conversations, explore songs from the most popular French musical repertoire and meet like-minded expats! We'll be using great French teaching and singing techniques to achieve this! We'll be singing the legendary ”Sous le ciel de Paris” written in the 50s and sung by some many great French artists (Edith Piaf, Yves Montand and more recently by Zaz). After that, trust me, you will become a real Parisian 😋 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKEzDfFiRBs No matter how you sing or speak in French: come as you are and let's make our voices heard ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙋WHO AM I ? I am Fabienne, an experimented 30yo French teacher for expatriates in Paris at Novexpat and a singer. I have been mixing both passions to create an efficient and stimulating pedagogy to help expatriates in Paris to improve their pronunciation and have a wider French singing knowledge! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 📌 USEFUL INFORMATION • Participation to costs: Free! • Duration: 1h30. We will start on time due to the intense programme! • Group size: We will be a max of 10 French learners. • Language: French, most of the time • Question before the Meetup: Answering the question is optional (and confidential) but it helps me a lot to prepare the meetup! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙀 I HAVE TO CANCEL! WHAT SHOULD I DO? Don't worry : cancelling can happen. But please🙏🙏🙏, send me a short notice prior the meeting!! If I am expecting you and that you do not show up, I worry so much about something bad could have happened to you! 😨 So, please, let me know!🙏 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 💡ANY FURTHER QUESTION OR IDEAS ? If so, feel free to ask and suggest (in French of course, if you want to practise already 😉 ) ! I will be very happy to help and hear from you! À très bientôt! Fabienne.

How to understand the Parisians? [Paris]

Exki Chaussée d'Antin

📎WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Are you talkin' to me? 🔉🤔 As a non-native French speaker, it's frequent to experience difficulties to understand the Parisians, which may often lead to confusing and awkward conversations and situations! Why the Parisians seem to be sometimes so hard to understand? What quick-win techniques could you easily use to practice and improve significantly your listening comprehension skills and get more fluent while talking with the Parisians? Through this free meetup, get the opportunity to identify the main listening comprehension challenges in the French language. Get personalized feedback and learn about how you could significantly scale up your listening comprehension skills with proven and pragmatic techniques and exercices ! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙋WHO AM I ? I am Fabienne, an experimented 30 yo French teacher for expatriates in Paris area and co-founder at Novexpat. I graduated from a master in linguistics and educational sciences. I have been teaching to adults and children for about 9 years in India, Italy, Spain and Paris. l am fond of pedagogy and always happy to share my knowledge with French learners! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 📌 USEFUL INFORMATION • Participation to costs: Free. You might be required to go for a coffee or a tea to stay at out meeting place. • Duration: 1h15. We will start on time due to the intense programme! • Group size: We will be a max of 6 French learners. • Language: French, obviously! 😉 Don't worry, I will adapt and may switch in English i needed! • Question before the Meetup: Answering the question is optional (and confidential) but makes the meetup even more powerful! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🙀 I HAVE TO CANCEL! WHAT SHOULD I DO? Don't worry : cancelling can happen. But please🙏🙏🙏, send me a short notice prior the meeting!! If I am expecting you and that you do not show up, I worry so much about something bad could have happened to you! 😨 So, please, let me know!🙏 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 💡ANY FURTHER QUESTION OR IDEAS ? If so, feel free to ask and suggest (in French of course, if you want to practise already 😉 ) ! I will be very happy to help and hear from you! À mercredi ! Fabienne.

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How to break through the French fluency plateau? [Paris]

Exki Chaussée d'Antin

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