Upcoming events

    • 04/04/2021
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    • 06/25/2021
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    AFB Adult French Classes / Spring Term 2021/ Zoom
    90 minutes each lesson: On Zoom

    • Beginner A101 - Nathalie (Mondays 5:30 - 7PM) 11 Lessons - $231
      April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21,  (Zoom)  
    • Intermediate A2 - Christine Rieuf (Mondays 11AM- 12:30 PM) 11 Lessons - $231 April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21,  (Zoom)
    • Intermediate French Level B1 - Benoit (Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30PM)  11Lessons - $231  April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22  (Zoom)
    • Advanced French Level B2 - Sophie (Thursdays 5:30 - 7PM)  8 Lessons - $168  April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3,  (Zoom)
    • Presentations on Themes that reinforce speaking, writing, reading and thinking (Intermediate level)- Nathalie (Wednesdays 4:45 - 6:15PM) 11 Lessons - $231   April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16,  (Zoom)

    *Note, We strongly encourage you to register in advance to allow for your registration to be processed before the first day of class.


    If a class has started already, please email: info@afbuffalo.org

    before you register to see if the class is still open

    • 04/06/2021
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    • 05/10/2021
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    • Zoom Online Classes
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    2 New Spring Thematic Workshops!

    Workshop length varies 

    (Class is on Zoom)


    Title: "French Art, Culture, and History"

    Day of the week: Mondays

    Dates: April 19, 26, May 3, 10 

    Time slot: 5-6:30pm (90 minute classes)

    Course fee: 

    $84 AFB members (registration fee waived), Non-members add $25 semester registration fee

    Language: French

    Teacher: Ashley Byczkowski

    Description: Practice and improve your French listening and speaking skills through this culturally enriching 4-week course. Each week we will explore a different historical period of France all through its visual art. We will start with the 1789 Revolution and end with WWII. The course is for intermediate to advanced level students and will include presentations on artworks as well as in-class discussions and creative partner conversations. The course will be taught in French, no prior knowledge of French art is necessary, and no materials are required to be purchased. All classes will be held on Zoom. 

    About the teacher: Ashley Byczkowski is a Buffalo native and PhD candidate in French Literature at the University at Buffalo. She has taught all levels of French language and literature, as well as a year of English at l’Université de Paris-Diderot. “Let’s come together over fascinating artworks in an even more fascinating language! Looking forward to connecting with you all. À bientôt!” 




    Title: "Santé! Fitness and Health from a French perspective"


    Day of the week: Tuesday mornings

    Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27

    Time slot: 7-8 am

    Course fee: $56 AFB members AFB members (registration fee waived), Non-members add $25 semester registration fee

    Language: English and French

    Teacher: Sarah Paige


    Learn about fitness and improve your French without breaking a sweat. This class is for beginners (A1-B1, and total beginners welcome) and is designed to help you build confidence in comprehension and speaking skills.

    No materials necessary, we will be looking at French videos and websites (in French), class materials will be emailed ahead of time. Discussion is in English and Franglais as we help you understand the material, build important language learning skills and get you started speaking French to your classmates!


    About the teacher: Sarah Paige is a Physical Therapy student and Certified Medical Interpreter who learned French as an adult, fell in love with it, and is passionate about using language skills to help people. “With years of experience teaching ESL professionally, this will be my first ever French language class. I am excited to learn more about this topic with you. On y va!”

    *Note, We strongly encourage you to register in advance to allow for your registration to be processed before the first day of class.

    • 04/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 06/12/2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Online Classes
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    AFB Kids French Classes / Spring Term 2021/ Zoom
    60 minutes each lesson: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    9 Lessons

    Liza Rivera and Sophie May 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 child is a beginner or intermediate, our classes will accommodate.

    Spring session Saturdays:

    • April 10, 17, 24, 
    • May 1, 8, 15, 22, 
    • June 5, 12 

    Spring Session Fee:  $90.  (AFB Members); $115. (Non-Members)

    $155. (sibling discount-for 2 children from the same family.)

    • 04/22/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Carolyn Campbell, author of “City of Immortals”, on Père Lachaise Cemetery

    April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

    Free

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Federation of Alliances Françaises USA

    In English

    Join the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA for a fascinating insight into this important and popular Parisian site. The conversation will be moderated by Charles Coulon, VP of Alliance Française of DuPage County, IL and Federation Board Member. 

    About the book

    This first-person account of a legendary necropolis will delight Francophiles, tourists, and armchair travelers while enriching the experience of taphophiles (cemetery lovers) and aficionados of art and architecture, mystery and romance. Carolyn Campbell’s evocative images are complemented by those of renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. City of Immortals celebrates the novelty and eccentricity of Père-Lachaise Cemetery through the engrossing story of the history of the site established by Napoleonic decree along with portraits of the last moments of the cultural icons buried within its walls.

     About the author

    Writer and photographer Carolyn Campbell is a native of Washington, D.C., has lived in Paris and is now a resident of Los Angeles. A published author and exhibited photographer, her fascination with Père-Lachaise was kindled on a first visit to Paris in the early 1980s. Her research and photo documentation of the world-famous cemetery culminated in her debut book, “City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris” named #2 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List and #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.

    You can purchase signed copies of the book through the publisher Goff Books with a 20% discount through April 30, 2021. Visit https://www.goffbooks.com/product/city-of-immortals/ and use promo code lachaise at checkout.

    This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter or publicist. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Click here to register.

    • 05/13/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Le Métro dans les Arts

    Thursday, May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

    Federation of Alliances Françaises USA

    En français

    The popular Paris Métro theme returns to the national Alliance Française stage this Spring, with a focus on the Métro’s influence on the arts.

    From Zazie dans le Métro to Le Dernier Métro, from “Le Poinçonneur des Lilas” to “Y a d’la joie” and from the historic Guimard entrances to the brand new stations on the recently extended line 14, come discover fascinating art themes on the Paris Métro you may not have heard about.

    Presentation will be in French and suitable for advanced French students and above.

    Charles Coulon is a French native and dual French-American citizen who lived in Boulogne-Billancourt, in the Parisian suburbs, as a teenager. There he developed a strong interest in all things Paris transit related which he has shared with the AF USA network as well as in private Zoom events with the AF DuPage, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Omaha chapters. He has been in various leadership functions at the AF DuPage (Illinois) since 2007 and currently serves on the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA Board of Directors.

    This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Click here to register.

Past events

04/17/2021 Demystifying the French with Janet Hulstrand
04/16/2021 French Apéro April 2021
04/14/2021 Lupin: Netflix Discussion part 2 -Cancelled
04/13/2021 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
04/13/2021 Meet Janet Skeslien Charles, author of the new best-seller THE PARIS LIBRARY
04/10/2021 The Olympic Games from Antiquity to the Present
04/02/2021 Stolen Renoir: the fate of a painting and a family in wartime France
03/27/2021 Plat du Jour with Susan Herrmann Loomis- Zoom Event
03/20/2021 Voyage en Francophonie A Musical Voyage
03/19/2021 French Apéro March 2021
03/19/2021 How the Le Pen family built and rules the postwar French far right
03/13/2021 Reinventing Universalism for Postcolonial France; NeMLA Conference
03/13/2021 Discover NEW Hidden Secrets of Paris with Oliver Gee
03/09/2021 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
03/08/2021 Lupin: Netflix Discusion
03/07/2021 André Nerman presents Molière, Décidément Contemporain
02/20/2021 Mardi Gras Week: Children's Story Time in French
02/19/2021 Mardi Gras Week: French Apéro February 2021
02/18/2021 Mardi Gras Week: ’Paul Taylor’s Franglais’ YouTube Watching Party
02/17/2021 Mardi Gras Week: PechaKucha Night
02/17/2021 Discussion with Scott Carpenter, French Like Moi en française
02/16/2021 Mardi Gras Week: Cooking crêpes with Frederic Vienney
02/15/2021 Kick off to Mardi Gras Week: Fireside Chat and Film Discussion
02/12/2021 Coco Chanel: The Woman Who Dressed the World
02/09/2021 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
02/09/2021 Secrets of Mastering French from the Experts at the Alliance Française
02/06/2021 Pamela Druckerman Presents Paris by Phone
02/04/2021 Celebrate Mardi Gras with inspiration from NY Times Food Writer Melissa Clark
01/23/2021 Pursuing the Dream: Living and Investing in France, with Adrian Leeds
01/22/2021 The French-American Journeys of Josephine Baker
01/17/2021 Dances and Improvisations with pianist Mark Markham
01/16/2021 2021 Winter Kids Classes
01/15/2021 French Apéro January 2021
01/12/2021 Paper Bullets : Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis
01/07/2021 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
01/04/2021 2021 Winter Adult Classes
12/18/2020 French Apéro Décember 2020
12/02/2020 Tom Wohlmut – The Light Between Two Towers
11/23/2020 2020 December Extension for Adult Classes
11/20/2020 French Apéro November 2020
11/16/2020 Discussion with Harriet Welty, author of Final Transgression
11/12/2020 Uncovering the secrets of the Paris Metro (En Français)
11/10/2020 Uncovering the secrets of the Paris Metro
11/10/2020 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
10/23/2020 French Apéro October
10/13/2020 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
10/10/2020 Pursuing the Dream: Living and Investing in France, with Adrian Leeds
10/09/2020 Betrayal in Occupied France: Who killed Jean Moulin?
10/06/2020 The Seine; The River that made Paris presentation by author Elaine Sciolino
10/03/2020 2020 Fall Kids Classes
10/01/2020 French Like Moi; A Midwesterner in Paris presentation by author Scott Dominic Carpenter
09/27/2020 French Games
09/26/2020 A Frenchwoman in Provence, with Mireille Guiliano
09/18/2020 French Apéro September
09/14/2020 2020 Fall Adult Classes
09/13/2020 French Games
09/08/2020 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
08/22/2020 Undiscovered secrets of Paris
08/13/2020 Uncovering the secrets of the Paris Metro
08/11/2020 National French Conversation Group as an Apéro
07/17/2020 French Apéro July 2020
06/25/2020 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
05/22/2020 French Apéro May 2020
04/24/2020 French Apéro April 2020
04/20/2020 2020 Spring Adult Classes
02/15/2020 Conversation groups


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Contact us at:  info@afbuffalo.org