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Learning another language is a challenge - sans aucun doute !
Whether it’s just keeping up with a language you’ve learnt in the past, or taking what you’ve learnt in the classroom out into the real world, there’s no way of doing it easily!

That’s why I started this French conversation group - to provide a solution for the conundrum: how on earth do I keep up with my French? It’s also become a place for French and Francophone expats to take some time out from speaking English, and get to know some Melbourne locals.

To my surprise, the group became so much more! Not only does the group host around seven events each month in Melbourne, it also gave birth to our magazine and online community: MyFrenchLife.org (http://myfrenchlife.org) and then to MyFrenchMelbourne (http://www.instagram.com/MyFrenchMelbourne)and MyFrenchLondon (http://www.instagram.com/MyFrenchLondon) location focused communities.

How do I attend events? in 3 steps

1. Sign-up as a member at MyFrenchLife.org (http://myfrenchlife.org/sign-up) - it’s free! - Click here to join! (http://myfrenchlife.org/sign-up)
2. Then join our Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/frenchinmelbourne/)!
(Using your real name so we know who you are – for further details click on French conversation group FAQ page (http://myfrenchlife.org/faq/french-conversation-group).)
3. RSVP for events you’d like to attend and keep your RSVP current.

As someone who’s taken the time to learn the French language, you know there’s so much involved in gaining a deeper understanding of French history and culture, which leads to a deeper appreciation of the language, the French people and the country.

Our online community is all about discovering France beyond the cliché and gaining that deeper understanding & appreciation as we connect with other members.

Sick with longing for France?
Constantly planning your next French dream trip? Yearning to immerse yourself in French-ness where ever you are? As a member of MyFrenchLife.org (http://myfrenchlife.org) you can solve all these quandaries and more with our articles, newsletters and invitations to special member-only events. Click here to join! (http://myfrenchlife.org/sign-up)

Our French conversation events - the details
1. All attendees must be members of MyFrenchLife.org (http://myfrenchlife.org/sign-up), as well as this 'French in Melbourne' group on Meetup.

2. Our events are only open to members of both: MyFrenchLife.org and this group (and your guests, when you’re present). All attendees must RSVP on Meetup before attending as keep your RSVP up to date please.

3. Price: $4 MyFrenchLife.org members (http://myfrenchlife.org/sign-up).
(Visit our website here and look for the big red ‘sign-up’ button – top right!). Money collected at events contributes to the fees of the meet-up platform and other costs associated with MyFrenchLife.org. (This also saves you annual membership fees!).

What level of French is required? Who can come along?

You’ll find the answers to these questions (and many others) on our French conversation group FAQ page (http://myfrenchlife.org/faq/french-conversation-group).

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Merci beaucoup et à bientôt,

Judy MacMahon
Fondatrice - MyFrenchLife.org

Upcoming events (5)

Le premier dimanche, réunion Southgate/Southbank (en plein air)

Location visible to members

DUE TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT SPACING REQUIREMENTS IN FOODCOURTS THIS EVENT MAY BE CANCELLED. WE ARE LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVES FOR 6 DECEMBER. Bonjour à toutes et à tous A first Sunday of the month réunion at Southgate foodcourt by the Yarra!. We meet outside (en plein air) under the eaves of the foodcourt. In the first photo above, the area where we gather is to the right adjacent to the foodcourt windows (the tables are pushed together for the event). (To note, Google maps incorrectly gives the location of Southgate as at berth 5 on the Yarra, when it is in fact berth 3.) This reunion is in a public space and there is no arrangement with any of the cafes. You need to buy a drink inside from any of the outlets and bring it outside. The Southgate food court is on the Southbank promenade along the Yarra River as you see in the second photo above of the Southgate entrance. It is just across the river from Flinders St Station. If coming from the Station main entrance/exit corner of Swanston and Flinders St. you need to walk over the bridge (in the background in the second photo above) and down the stairs or take the lift/elevator to get on to the Promenade. It is an easy stroll over the bridge and there is generally lots of parking around St Kilda Rd. The area where we meet is well protected from the elements, and there is very effective overhead heating in cold weather. But bring warm clothing just in case of an outage. À bientôt ! Veronica Réunion Host MyFrenchLife.org Price: $4.00 (here is the link to join before you attend this event https://www.MyFrenchLife.org - Please be sure you are a member of MyFrenchLife.org before attending reunion - merci

le troisième dimanche à Armadale à 10:30am

Euro Lounge Patisserie

Bonjour à toutes et à tous We invite you to join us for French conversation together with a coffee and patisserie on the THIRD SUNDAY morning of every month starting at 10:30 am. Don't forget to RSVP if you wish to attend. - RSVP essential - and places are limited, with a waiting list (see below)... - let us know if you have to cancel at the last minute and - update your RSVP on the site out of respect for those on the waiting list and the hosts - merci À bientôt! HOW DOES IT WORK? - RSVP in this meetup group is essential. - there is a WAITING LIST, so, if the réunion appears full put your name on the waiting list. These lists work! With your name on the list, you'll be most likely to get a place. With no name on the list, well... you miss out. If we see a waiting list we may be able to increase the number of places. merci - Please keep your RSVP current to aid others on the waiting list. - And these réunions are exclusively for MEMBERS of MyFrenchLife - here is the link to join before you attend this event https://www.myfrenchlife.org/sign-up/ - intermediate and above level of French is required. - this is not a group for beginners. PRICE? $2.50 for members ($5.00 for non-members/guests) WHERE? Euro Lounge Patisserie Kings Arcade Armadale ACCESS: Enter on High Street or via Kings Arcade Train - Armadale station Tram along High Street - #6 to Glen Iris SUPPORT: At MyFrenchLife we support the businesses that support us! Please ensure you do this by ordering both a drink and something to eat. Merci d’avance. We are often there for two hours and this is nothing more than respectful. - WHAT IS MyFrenchLife? - MyFrenchLife is a global community & magazine for Francophiles & Francophones, exploring the 'French Thread' which connects us all and gaining a deeper understanding of France and the French language. - These french conversation reunions are an example of My French Life™ community activities in Melbourne and Paris. - Only members and their guest can attend events. Membership is free (http://www.myfrenchlife.org/sign-up/) - magazine l community l events l experiences You can also find our closed MyFrenchLife Community Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyFrenchLifeCommunityPage/ - We host two book clubs! - Reading in French and or in English, - Find out more in the closed Community Group (link immediately above).

Le premier dimanche, réunion Southgate/Southbank (en plein air)

Location visible to members

Bonjour à toutes et à tous A first Sunday of the month réunion at Southgate foodcourt by the Yarra!. We meet outside (en plein air) under the eaves of the foodcourt. In the first photo above, the area where we gather is to the right adjacent to the foodcourt windows (the tables are pushed together for the event). (To note, Google maps incorrectly gives the location of Southgate as at berth 5 on the Yarra, when it is in fact berth 3.) This reunion is in a public space and there is no arrangement with any of the cafes. You need to buy a drink inside from any of the outlets and bring it outside. The Southgate food court is on the Southbank promenade along the Yarra River as you see in the second photo above of the Southgate entrance. It is just across the river from Flinders St Station. If coming from the Station main entrance/exit corner of Swanston and Flinders St. you need to walk over the bridge (in the background in the second photo above) and down the stairs or take the lift/elevator to get on to the Promenade. It is an easy stroll over the bridge and there is generally lots of parking around St Kilda Rd. The area where we meet is well protected from the elements, and there is very effective overhead heating in cold weather. But bring warm clothing just in case of an outage. À bientôt ! Veronica Réunion Host MyFrenchLife.org Price: $4.00 (here is the link to join before you attend this event https://www.MyFrenchLife.org - Please be sure you are a member of MyFrenchLife.org before attending reunion - merci

le troisième dimanche à Armadale à 10:30am

Euro Lounge Patisserie

Bonjour à toutes et à tous We invite you to join us for French conversation together with a coffee and patisserie on the THIRD SUNDAY morning of every month starting at 10:30 am. Don't forget to RSVP if you wish to attend. - RSVP essential - and places are limited, with a waiting list (see below)... - let us know if you have to cancel at the last minute and - update your RSVP on the site out of respect for those on the waiting list and the hosts - merci À bientôt! HOW DOES IT WORK? - RSVP in this meetup group is essential. - there is a WAITING LIST, so, if the réunion appears full put your name on the waiting list. These lists work! With your name on the list, you'll be most likely to get a place. With no name on the list, well... you miss out. If we see a waiting list we may be able to increase the number of places. merci - Please keep your RSVP current to aid others on the waiting list. - And these réunions are exclusively for MEMBERS of MyFrenchLife - here is the link to join before you attend this event https://www.myfrenchlife.org/sign-up/ - intermediate and above level of French is required. - this is not a group for beginners. PRICE? $2.50 for members ($5.00 for non-members/guests) WHERE? Euro Lounge Patisserie Kings Arcade Armadale ACCESS: Enter on High Street or via Kings Arcade Train - Armadale station Tram along High Street - #6 to Glen Iris SUPPORT: At MyFrenchLife we support the businesses that support us! Please ensure you do this by ordering both a drink and something to eat. Merci d’avance. We are often there for two hours and this is nothing more than respectful. - WHAT IS MyFrenchLife? - MyFrenchLife is a global community & magazine for Francophiles & Francophones, exploring the 'French Thread' which connects us all and gaining a deeper understanding of France and the French language. - These french conversation reunions are an example of My French Life™ community activities in Melbourne and Paris. - Only members and their guest can attend events. Membership is free (http://www.myfrenchlife.org/sign-up/) - magazine l community l events l experiences You can also find our closed MyFrenchLife Community Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyFrenchLifeCommunityPage/ - We host two book clubs! - Reading in French and or in English, - Find out more in the closed Community Group (link immediately above).

Past events (820)

le troisième dimanche à ZOOM à 10:30am

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