Inexpensive French Activities for the Family

March 12, 2009

Parlez-vous francais? The Alliance Francaise located at 1800 E. Capitol Drive offers a wide selection of French classes and activities for all ages of the family. If you would like more information, please call 414.964.3855 or visit


Intro French 101

Come join us for a fun trip into the language that many people believe is difficult to learn. We’ll prove them wrong in this interactive class. Class cost is $30.

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Taught by Meg Morello.

Wednesday May 13 , 6 - 8 pm. Taught by Brett Lipshutz.

Saturday May 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Taught by Fanny Liard.


Prononciation de la langue française (English and French)

Discover how to make difficult French sounds, such as the back-of- the-throat gargle that looks like ‘r’ on paper! Your French will sound like a native speaker. Class cost is $30.

Wednesday April 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Taught by Lucie


Saturday May 2, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Taught by Lucie Plouffe


French for Travelers - Course for Beginners

Learn to communicate in simple French in everyday situations encountered by tourists visiting France or the francophone world. One hour break for lunch. Class cost is $80.

Saturday April 4, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Taught by Meg Morello.

Saturday May 2, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Taught by Meg Morello.

Saturday May 30, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Taught by Lindsey New.


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About French Grammar But Were Afraid to Ask…

What is the difference between the passé composé and the imparfait? How do you form the subjunctive? Are there rules for when to use de la and du? And more. Class cost is $30.

Saturday April 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Taught by Fanny Liard.


Cabaret (In English and French)

Learn French in a fun atmosphere while singing along with great singers: Piaf, Brel, Trenet and others. Bring your favorite fromage to share with the group. Class cost is $20.

Friday April 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Hosted by Céliane Labouret, Marie Fossier.

Friday May 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Hosted by Céliane Labouret, Marie Fossier.


Studying for the AP French exam

Come receive extra preparation to make sure you get those credits! Learn some of the secrets involved in succeeding at this exam. Class cost is $35.

Sunday April 5, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Taught by Margaret Schmidt-Dess.

Sunday May 3, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Taught by Margaret Schmidt-Dess.


Virtual Tour of Gardens in Martinique

Come explore the gardens of Martinique on the big screen at the AF! This two-hour course will allow you to travel without worrying about going through security! Come to speak and learn. Class cost is $30.

Saturday May 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Taught by Stephanie Howe-Marechal.


Travel Sketchbook/Journal – Drawing on the Way

This class is for those who are planning a trip to France, Europe, or some other far off locale. Get the feel of sketching and journaling on location. Watercolors, brushes, and paper supplied. Class cost is $35.

Sunday May 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm. Course held at Charles Allis Museum. Taught by Kitty Thompson.


Le Salon de la conversation

Come practice speaking French with a native-speaker! Get to know the French-speaking people in your neighborhood! Class cost is $15.

Friday April 24, 6:00-8:00 pm. For Advanced. Taught by Marie St. Pierre.

Thursday May 14, 12:00- 2:00 pm. For Intermediate. Taught by Martine Meyer.

Saturday June 6, 1:30-3:30 pm. For Beginners. Taught by Sady Azefzaf.


Colloque du samedi

Class cost is $30.

Saturday May 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Taught by Anita Alkhas.


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