Upcoming events

    • 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.



    • Friday, April 07, 2017
    • Friday, May 05, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Alliance Française
    • 11

    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.


    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • 8636 Germantown Ave, Chestnut Hill

    Join us for luncheons where we can all practice our French! 


    • Friday, April 28, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie

    Join us to watch "Les malheurs de Sophie". 



    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • French International School

    On Wednesday, May 10, at 7 pm, the French International School of Philadelphia and the Parents' Association invite you to a free concert at the French International School of Philadelphia in the multipurpose room of the Lower School. Only adults can attend this event. Wine and appetizers will be offered during the concert. 


    First concert (7:00 - 7:45):  USTHIAX 

    More information: https://www.youtube.com/user/usthiax


    Second concert (8:00 - 9:00): DYNE

    More information: 

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMOk_vPvpyxuLcnhSFPa6A 


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

(215) 735-5283

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