AFB Adult French Classes / Spring Term 2021/ Zoom
90 minutes each lesson: On Zoom
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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)
$84 AFB members (registration fee waived), Non-members add $25 semester registration fee
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!”
AFB Kids French Classes / Spring Term 2021/ Zoom
60 minutes each lesson: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM9 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:
Spring Session Fee: $90. (AFB Members); $115. (Non-Members)
$155. (sibling discount-for 2 children from the same family.)
Carolyn Campbell, author of “City of Immortals”, on Père Lachaise Cemetery
April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
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.
Le Métro dans les Arts
Thursday, May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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.
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