Title: National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
When: August Dates:
Tuesday, August 11th and/ or
Wednesday, August 12th
Where: Zoom Link
Join a hosted national AF French Conversation group that meets via Zoom on the second Tuesday/Wednesday of each month. Participants are invited to enjoy their favorite beverage during our “Apéro” conversation.
The group is for intermediate to advanced (or fluent) speakers who are current members of an Alliance Française chapter in the U.S. (if you are not a current member of Alliance Française de Buffalo, why not join now?)
Note that conversation groups are not substitutes for taking an official French class. Conversation groups are for informal practice and for sharing the joy of conversing in French with other like-minded Francophiles or Francophones.
The national group meets by Zoom for 55 minutes on the second Tuesday and the second Wednesdays of each month, and meets in two different time windows to accommodate our after-work Apéro theme (choose the time that works best for you):
2nd Tuesday of each month @ 5:15 pm ET
2nd Wednesday of each month @ 8:15 pm ET
The group is hosted by a VP of the Alliance Française Federation. Attendees will be assigned to breakout rooms of 4-5 people, with each breakout session lasting 12-14 minutes. The rooms are then are re-created (for a different mix each time). In this way, participants get to meet and chat with a variety of participants from different backgrounds and fluency levels.
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: August 9.
This event is a collaboration of AF Buffalo and our national organization, the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA.
Title: Uncovering the secrets of the Paris Metro by Charles Coulon
When: August 13 at 7:30 pm
Where: Zoom link
On Thursday, August 13, 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.
Note that registration will close 2 days before the event: August 11.
This event is a collaboration of AF Buffalo with our national organization, the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA and the AF of Du Page.
Virtual Apéro to celebrate the weekend!
Friday, August 21 at 6:00 PM
Did you really think we would miss this important part of French life just because we can’t be in the same room? Let's bring this event to your homes and virtually clink glasses and have a great time together! The rules are simple: share a drink, eat some snacks, and chat! So join us for this unique, online festive moment!
Register now to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password!
Title: Undiscovered secrets of Paris by Oliver Gee
When: August 22 at 2PM
Where: Zoom link (Registrants will receive the Zoom link the morning of the presentation.)
On Saturday, August 22, Oliver Gee, the host of the popular Paris podcast The Earful Tower (https://theearfultower.com/about/), will share five carefully curated and undiscovered secrets of the city with the Alliance Française audience via Zoom.
Oliver has lived in Paris since 2015 and podcast has 60,000 downloads per month and was recently lauded by the New York Times as a great way to travel by ear. He recently published his first book, Paris On Air, a memoir telling the often laugh-out-loud stories from his past five years in the French capital.
Oliver the city of Paris intimately. This event is good for planning your next trip to the City of Lights.
The presentation will be in English with a smattering of French vocabulary, and will include time for your questions as well.
Note that registration will close 2 days before the event: August 20.
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