Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Paula Hian Designs, 106 Gay Street, Philadelphia, PA



    This is a women-focused, business networking event to be hosted by International Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur Paula Hian at her design studio and showroom in Manayunk. https://paulahian.com/   Spouses are encouraged to register as well! 

    While pursuing her design degree at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, Paula was selected to go to Paris to participate in France's famous Concours International des Jeunes Créateurs de Mode competition, where she was awarded First Prize.  Her winning dress found a home in the permanent collection of the Louvre and her label was born, with France stamped forever as the birthplace of her career. All Paula Hian knitwear is made exclusively in France using luxury yarn imported from Italy.  Paula divides her time between Philadelphia, New York and Paris.

    The event will be sponsored by Patrick McMichael, Sales Director, Broadview Networks, a cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) and Information Technology Services company. https://www.broadviewnet.com/.  The company will provide wine, soft drinks, and light appetizers for the event.


    $25/person for Members and the guests they register  -- Register your spouse or a friend!

    $35/person for Non-Members

    Next to the Manayunk Train Station and 3 Parking Lots.

    • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • 120 S 17th St, Philadelphia

    Join us every second Tuesday of the month! 

    Make new acquaintances and share the latest tips on travel, movies and events by joining our French conversation and cocktail happy hour.

    Each of our prior soirées has been a charming gathering of current and former students as well as native speakers of French.

    • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • 8605 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill

    Join us for this luncheon where we can all practice our French! 

    • Friday, March 24, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Alliance Française

    Françafrique en Débat:

    Lecture by Jean-Claude Djéréké

    Si la Francophonie n’est pas seulement une langue parlée par 49 pays (dont 31 se trouvent en Afrique), si elle “représente un avenir commun et si le débat doit s’ouvrir sur le projet politique qu’elle entend porter au XXIe siècle” (Alain Juppé), alors il me semble légitime et important de réfléchir à haute voix sur la Françafrique, système de plus en plus critiqué en Afrique et en France. Mais qu’est ce que la Françafrique? Pourquoi perdure-t-elle alors que Nicolas Sarkozy, JeanMarie Bockel et François Hollande avaient promis d’en finir avec elle? Comment en venir à bout aujourd’hui? 

    Telles sont les questions qui seront au centre de notre discussion que j’introduirai par une interview de Me Robert Bourgi, ancien conseiller des présidents Jacques Chirac et Nicolas Sarkozy.

    Jean-Claude Djéréké est né en 1962 en Côte d’Ivoire. Il a étudié les lettres modernes, la philosophie, la théologie et les sciences politiques. Il a exercé dans l’éducation et le développement au Tchad, au Cameroun, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Burkina Faso. Docteur en histoire et en sociologie des religions et auteur de plusieurs ouvrages il enseigne à Drexel University et à l’Alliance Française.

    En français— La conférence sera suivie d’une réception.

    Gratuit pour les membres de l’Alliance Francaise

    $10 pour les non-membres

    Please call us at 215 735-5283 or register here to let us know if you are coming

    • Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Alliance Française

    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, March 27, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 264 S 16th street

    Mussels, fries, craft ales & other Belgian-accented offerings dispensed in a brewpub setting.

    Join us for this luncheon where we can all practice our French! 

    • Friday, April 07, 2017
    • Friday, May 05, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Alliance Française
    • 20

    Vive la République !

    Two French Presidential Election Workshops

    The French people will elect a new president on May 7, 2017. How is the French political system set up? How does government work in France?  Who are the key players and the contenders ? What powers will the winner hold? How long is a presidential term? What are the implications of this election for world politics?

    On April 7, two weeks before the first round of the election, we will examine French political institutions to identify similarities and differences with the US political system. We will also discuss French political culture (definition of common good, expectations of public officials, public opinion, role of the media) and its many peculiarities. Presidential candidates will be profiled in light of the history of political ideas in France.

    On May 5, two days before the run-off, we will draw the lessons of the first round and study the agendas of the two remaining contenders. As we decipher soundbites and buzzwords from the presidential debate, specific attention will be given to where these two hopefuls would position themselves in the American political game and how, if elected, they would handle diplomatic relations with the US. The June legislative elections will weigh heavily in the conversation, as their outcome will determine the reach of the next president.

    Both workshops will be designed as interactive sessions and will involve public participation. Comments and questions will be woven into the fabric of the presentation to drive the discussion.

    • Monday, April 17, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 1506 South Street, Philadelphia

    So Crêpe is a casual crêperie serving both sweet & savory French pancakes in exposed-brick, industrial-chic digs.

    Join us for this luncheon where we can all practice our French! 

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

(215) 735-5283

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