Upcoming events

    • Friday, November 11, 2016
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Alliance Française

    What if we stopped thinking about terrorism as a virus, as an imported threat designed to destroy our liberties and our way of life? What if it was a much more familiar disease? A cancer Western civilization has been feeding long before Islam became "radical"? This conference will offer a writer's perspective on the recent attacks in France and the US. It will also explore a number of preventive strategies that have not received as much public attention as the traditional defense and law enforcement responses to terrorism. 

    Julien Suaudeau teaches at Bryn Mawr College, where he is the Coordinator of the Non-Intensive Language sequence in French.

    He is the author of three novels : Dawa (2014), Le Français (2015) and Ni le feu ni la foudre (2016). His fiction work focuses on contemporary France seen through the lenses of colonial and postcolonial history, immigration, laïcité, terrorism, and socioeconomic inequalities. He is a regular contributor to the opinion pages of French dailies Le Monde, Le Figaro, Libération and weekly magazine L'Obs. In the US, he lectures frequently as a guest speaker. He was the keynote speaker at the American Association of teachers of French (AATF) 2016 National Convention. As a filmmaker, he has directed documentaries and short fiction films, and has published extensively on film history, film theory and French cinema in Positif

    Mr. Suaudeau studied at SciencesPo (Institut d'Etudes Politiques) and La Sorbonne (Université Paris IV). He has taught French both at the high school and the college level. 

    A reception will follow.

    • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Alliance Francaise

    The first ExploRegion will be about Brittany!

    If you want to know more about Anne de Bretagne, Celtic music and Crêpes, come on Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm.

    The goal of the ExploRegion is to offer students and members a time where they can meet, practice their French in a friendly environment while exploring the regions of France and of the Francophone world. 

    Once a month, people will meet to discuss about a French/Francophone region, enjoy some food specialties and have fun.

    All levels of French are welcome!

    Registration is highly recommended. It is a pay as you wish event.

    • Friday, November 18, 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • Paris Bistro - Chestnut Hill

    Every month, join us for a delicious lunch, speak French and have a great time !

    French Table at Paris Bistro !

    Friday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m. Reserve by Nov. 16

    If you would like a glass of wine you may purchase

    it at the time. 

    Paris Bistro: 8229 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill

    $30 members

    $35 non-members

    • Saturday, November 19, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie

    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch included).

    Immersion Courses represent six hours of intensive work with one subject area and are geared toward conversation with reviews of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
    Four levels of classes are offered on the same day: beginner, basic, intermediate and advanced.
    If you have never had French before your level is beginner.
    If you are enrolled in a class at the Alliance Française, you can find your level easily:
    101 = beginner
    102-106 = basic
    201-206 = intermediate
    301+ = advanced

    If you have never taken an immersion or regular class with us, and you are not a beginner, you will need to take a placement test to find your level. The placement test can be taken online (you can find the link on the courses page of our website) or you can call our office (215-735-5283) or stop by our office in person and take the placement test that way.


     Call now to reserve a space at 215 735-5283.

    These classes are very popular. Register early.

    • Monday, November 21, 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • La Viola Ouest

    Every month, join us for a delicious lunch, speak French and have a great time !

    French Table at La Viola Ouest!

    Monday, November 21, at noon. Reserve by November 20.

    La Viola Ouest: 252 S. 16th St., Philadelphia

    $30 per member

    33$ per member + glass of wine

    $35 per non-member

    $38 per non-member + glass of wine

Alliance Française de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 735-5283

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