French Conversation Groups

These Alliance Française conversation groups are hosted by Alliance members or volunteers. Free Participation.

No pre-registration required. Attendance ranges from 5 to 15 people. Levels can vary by group.


COVID-19 Update

While the confinement keeps us from getting together at our usual cafe meeting spots, the French Conversation Groups have been moved to online-only meetings until further notice. Please find the schedule below:

  • Monday Meetings:  Cancelled for now, stay tuned for potential future virtual sessions.
  • Thursday Meeting - 10:00 am - Advanced level: Please contact Paul Carroll to register.
  • Saturday Meeting - 10:00 am - Closed to new registrations at this time - the group will be reopened to newcomers when face-to-face meetings are permitted again.
  • Saturday Meeting - 11:00 am - Very Beginner Level: Please contact Ruben Juarez to register.



Monday in Williamsville 

Every Monday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at Panera Bread, Main Street, Williamsville, NY.  

All levels welcome. Contact: Michael D'Ambrosio


Monday in East Aurora

Every Monday in East Aurora, 5-6:30 PM at Mandala School,  738 Main Street, East Aurora.

Facilitator: Liza Rivera: Contact Liza before attending your first meeting.



Thursday in Allentown

Every Thursday in Allentown, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., at Grindhaus CafĂ©, 160 Allen St, Buffalo, NY.

Advanced/Fluent level.  Contact: Paul Carroll



Saturday on Hertel Avenue

    Every Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Daily Planet Coffee Company 1862 Hertel Avenue , Buffalo, NY14216. 

        All levels welcome.  For more information:  Sarah Blackman


    Saturday on Hertel Avenue for VERY Beginners


    1st and 3rd Saturdays: 11:00 AM at Daily Planet Coffee Company.  This group will meet immediately after the 9:30 group. The objective is to give those French learners who are just starting out, a chance to speak more

    Very Beginner French Conversation Group. For More information: Ruben Juarez