AFB Adult French Classes / Fall Term 2020/ Zoom
90 minutes each lesson: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM10 Lessons - $210.00
AFB Kids French Classes / Fall Term 2020/ Zoom
60 minutes each lesson: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM10 Lessons
Liza Rivera will lead fun, interactive lessons filled with songs, art, movement and culture - Yes all this on Zoom, from the comfort of your living room!
Whether your kid is a beginner or intermediate, our classes will accommodate.
Dates - Saturdays:
Fee: $10 per class (AFB Members); $12.5 (Non-Members)
$17 per class if sibling registration.
Title: Uncovering the secrets of the Paris Metro by Charles Coulon
When: November 10 at 7:00 pm
Where: Zoom link
On Tuesday, November 10, discover the secrets of the Paris Métro with Charles Coulon. Charles, who lived in Paris and is bilingual in French and English, is an acknowledged Métro expert and knows the grid and its history like no one else.
He will describe highlights of the Métro’s history, including little-known facts and rare photos. He’ll challenge the audience’s knowledge with fun, interactive quizzes. He’ll tell you which stations you should make a point of visiting and why, during your visit to the city.
This event, in English with some French vocabulary, will be on Zoom and is free to AF members.
Not a member yet? Join now!
You'll receive the Zoom link for this activity, on the day of the event.
Note that registration will close 2 days before the event: Nov 8.
This event is a collaboration of AF Buffalo with our national organization, the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA and the AF of Du Page.
When: November 12 at 7:30 pm
Uncovering the Secrets and the History of the Paris Métro – en français!
Are you ready for a virtual ride on the Paris Métro, en français? Join Alliance Française de DuPage Vice-President and Federation Board Member Charles Coulon as he takes you on new explorations of the Paris Métro system. If you attend his talk on November 10, this presentation with be similar but will include new material for this French presentation!
Following the main presentation, we’ll divide into breakout rooms where participants can share their favorite or most memorable experiences riding the system, and role-play giving directions to specific locations within Paris using the Métro system. Suitable for intermediate and advanced French levels.
This event will be on Zoom and is sponsored by AFUSA.
Note that registration will close 2 days before the event: Nov 10.
Title: Discussion with Harriet Welty, author of Final Transgression
When: Monday, November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Free for AFB Members
Join us for a discussion with Harriet Welty Rochefort, author of the newly released Final Transgression.
Two sisters, two different destinies. In Final Transgression, 85-year-old Caroline Aubry tells the tale of the tragic wartime destiny of her beloved younger sister, Séverine. From their humble beginnings in a hamlet in the southwest of France to a château where Séverine becomes the protegée of the beautiful countess who employs their parents, their trajectories differ. After they move to Paris, the pragmatic Caroline becomes a successful designer and the high-spirited Severine marries a rich jeweler. When WW2 breaks out and her collaborationist husband betrays her, the headstrong Séverine flees to the chateau and the countess –– in spite of warnings about the risk of traveling to an area that is a fierce battleground for rival groups of résistants, Nazis and collaborators. Séverine is beautiful, intelligent but obstinate – and that obstinacy will ultimately seal her fate. The end of the war in France was a time for settling scores. Séverine, an ordinary woman living in extraordinary times, unwittingly hands the hangman’s noose to her enemies in one egregious act—her final transgression.
Harriet Welty Rochefort grew up in Iowa, traveled to France after graduating from college, and never left. She is the author of three nonfiction books about the French: French Toast, French Fried and Joie de Vivre, all published by St. Martin’s Press. A freelance journalist writing on business, culture, travel and lifestyle for major newspapers and magazines, she taught in the international journalism program at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and regularly speaks on Franco-American cultural differences to various university study programs and other groups. FinalTransgression is her first work of fiction. Harriet lives with her French husband, Philippe, in Paris. Her website is www.harrietweltyrochefort.com
For a link to an interview with Harriet Welty Rochefort in Bonjour Paris, please click here.
Note that registration will close 2 days before the event: November 14.
This event is a collaboration of AF Buffalo with our national organization, the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA.
Title: Tom Wohlmut – The Light Between Two Towers
When: Wednesday, December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
In English with some French Vocabulary
Thomas Wohlmut is a veteran international documentary filmmaker. A graduate of UCLA film school, Tom is experienced at productions ranging from live broadcast TV to historical film documentaries. Tom began his career by working on “All in the Family”, “The Sonny and Cher Show”, “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and many other CBS Emmy Award winning shows of the 1970’s. He later went on to work in the burgeoning world of the Silicon Valley startups such as Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Intel, AMD, and many more. His award-winning film making projects have been viewed by audiences worldwide.
From 1965 to 1968 he lived in Paris as a young man. It was a transformational experience and gave him tremendous respect and appreciation for French culture and history. He has carried that in his heart all these 50 plus years. He continues to visit France frequently.
When Tom heard a rumor that the San Jose Light Tower had a relationship to the Eiffel Tower, he was excited and intrigued. Living in San Jose (Silicon Valley), California was the perfect opportunity to conduct the initial research into this potential relationship.
His recently completed documentary received world-wide acclaim. The film “The Light Between Two Towers” examines the relationship of the San Jose Electric Light Tower built in 1881 and the Eiffel Tower built in 1889. The program was the official selection of three international competitions and film festivals.
For additional information and a more detailed biography go to www.sanjoselighttower.com.
Note that registration will close 2 days before the event: November 30.
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