JANUARY CALENDAR 

      

Upcoming events

    • Monday, January 23, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Caribou Café

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


    French Table at Caribou Café!

    (1126 walnut st)

    Monday, January 23 at noon

    Reserve by January 20


    $30 for members

    $35 for non members


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    • Saturday, January 28, 2017
    • 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.


     $150.

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

    These classes are very popular. Register early.




    • Friday, February 03, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Alliance Francaise

    Have you ever experienced the Chandeleur? 


    In France, the month of February starts with the celebration of Candlemas - La Chandeleur - which occurs on the 2nd, 40 days after Chistmas. The origins of the Chandeleur date back to pagan feast: according to local customs, candles had to be a lit at midnight as a symbol of purification. Chandeleur comes from the Latin "candelarum" as does the English word 'candle'. It was at the time of the year that the winter seed-time started. The surplus flour was then used without too much risk of shortage and crepes were made as a symbol of prosperity for the coming year. In some families you flip the crepes with a gold coin in your hand and if it "flips properly, you will be rich all the year!"


    BYOC ! Bring your own cider!!




    $15 for members

    $25 for non-members

    Reservation before January 27. Reserve early, place is limited. 

    • Sunday, February 05, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Neuf Restaurant

    Discover this new French / North African restaurant in the heart of the Italian Market and join us for a special menu created by Chef Lachman.


    Photo of Restaurant Neuf - Philadelphia, PA, United States. Close up and personal with the date and lamb sausage shakshuka


    $35 for members

    $40 for non members

    Reserve by February 16

    • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • Kimmel Center
    • 4

    Free tickets for concert by French Soprano Sandrine Piau and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society on Valentine's Day!


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    Date: Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00 pm

    Location: Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center


    Sandrine Piau is a French soprano renowned in the world of Baroque music and more modern work from the French and German repertoire. Her recital for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will be at 8:00 pm on Valentine's Day, at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center. Her recital will include songs by Liszt, Debussy, Berg, Schubert, Poulenc, and Wolf. She will be accompanied by pianist Susan Manoff.


    PCMS is offering two free tickets to any member of the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie for this program. Recipients are invited to go backstage at the end of the performance to greet Miss Piau, and in French.


    • Friday, February 17, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Alliance Francaise

    Would you like to eat THE traditional Winter dish?

    Come with your friends at the Alliance !

    BYOB event!


    The word “raclette” comes from the French word racler which means “to scrape.” This delicious meal, prepared during the chill of winter, has been passed down from generation to generation by villagers living among the snowy peaks of the Alps in France and Switzerland.

    Today the raclette is a favorite meal throughout France and has become a festive tradition.


    Register early for our second Soirée raclette, space is limited! 


    $20 for members

    $30 for non members



    • Monday, February 20, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Parc

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


    French Table at Parc!

    Monday, February 20 at noon,

    Reserve by February 16

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    $40 members

    $45 non members


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    • Monday, February 20, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Tango (Bryn Mawr)

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


    French Table at Tango!

    (39 Morris Ave, Bryn Mawr)

    Thursday, February 23 at 12:30

    Reserve by February 20

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    $30 members

    $35 non members

    • Saturday, February 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.


     $150.

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

    These classes are very popular. Register early.


    • 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


    • 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.


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

(215) 735-5283

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