Book Club- Je m’en vais
May 23 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Je m’en vais is an 1999 Prix Goncourt-winning novel by the French author Jean Echenoz.

Jean Echenoz uses his own approach and has his own style which is the reason why he has so rapidly become France’s leading writer, with only five novels prior to this one under his belt.

Resume: Je m’en vais begins simply enough: the hero, an urbane Parisian art dealer, tells his wife he’s leaving her, drops his keys on the table, and walks out forever. His new existence is as madcap and unpredictable as his old was staid. French phenomenon Jean Echenoz’s newest novel is a bitingly humorous look at the uncertainties of love at midlife, a suspenseful crime caper, and a witty, satirical foray into corruption in the international art market.

Free for AF members|$10 for non members.

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Grammar Workshop
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Grammar Workshop

Learn how to debate

Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm

Learn how to express yourself during a debate. Structure your thought and opinions to be able to present opposing sides of an issue. Students will engage in debate and learn how to give emphasis to one idea over another.

The Grammar Workshop : You like french language and want to become fluent? You want to meet other francophones? If you do, enroll to our Grammar Workshop!

Fee: $35 for AF members, $45 for non-members

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School closed!
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm


Alliance Française of Los Angeles will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

A très vite!

Open House- May 30th
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Make a date with Alliance Française on Final Tuesday this spring! Enjoy wine and conversation en français, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and take a Free trial Class, Introduction to French Class from 7:30 to 8:30pm or Advanced level Conversation from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

SPECIAL OFFER: Register for a class at the Open House and receive a 10% discount!

Bring friends and meet fellow Francophiles!

Register for Beginner class 
Register for Conversation class

Cine Club – Jappeloup
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CINE CLUB – Jappeloup

Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 pm

From childhood, Pierre Durand has always had a love for horse-riding. In the early 1980s, he gives up a promising career as a lawyer so that he can devote himself completely to this overriding passion. Encouraged by his father, Pierre puts all of his energies and his faith into training a young, temperamental and undersized horse named Jappeloup, which no one else believes is championship material.

Cesar nominated film, “Jappeloup” takes an essentially self-contained, relatively decorous sport — show jumping — and turns it into a suspenseful, nail-biting series of death-defying equine leaps. French helmer Christian Duguay uses every trick in the genre playbook — slo-mo action, a sweeping score, endless reactive cutaways and shamelessly manipulative editing — to goose viewers viscerally. “The horse has heart and more than that,” is the consensus and if you can bear three falls within the first ten minutes, you will agree. There is more than a touch of romance, and combined with stunning and dramatic cinematography this film should entertain a wide audience, not just the horse enthusiast.

Presented in French with English subtitles

A discussion will follow the film. Refreshments provided!

Free for Members – $10 for non-members

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History Workshop
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


HISTORY WORKSHOP – Thursday, June 8th

Paris vs Marseille : Deux pôles extrêmes de l’Histoire de France

Paris became the cradle and the crucible of French History only in the early Middle-Ages. Marseilles on the other hand, a 2600 years old city, has always been the beacon of the “South” within the characteristics Nordic/Southern duality of France.
This workshop will concentrate on the historic contributions of these two fascinating cities through the lens of North/South opposition.

The History Workshop : You like french history? You want to learn more about French culture and history? If you do, enroll to our History Workshop!

Fee: $30 for AF members, $40 for non-members

Level: Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2

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Singing Workshop
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Saturday, June 10th


Having trouble retaining French verbs? Do you want to learn French catch phrases? Come and join fellow students and teachers! Singing can boost your memory, give you an inside look at French culture, improve your comprehension and help you sound like a native French speaker. This is one of the best ways to add vocabulary and reinforcing your knowledge!

Come and join us at the Alliance on June 10th for fun, popular French songs. You don’t need to be a good singer, this is not ‘American Idol’! And you don’t need to be in any advanced French classes.
Just come and have fun with us!

Cheese and Wine provided 🍷

$10 for Members – $15 for non-members

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Fête de la musique
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Come and spend the first day of summer with us! Bring your flute, your guitar, your trumpet, etc… and your voice! Let’s celebrate la fête de la musique by singing fun, popular French songs. You don’t need to sing in tune, this is not American Idol, just come and have fun with us!

Enjoy a French apéritif! Rosé, cheese and pâté provided 🍷

$5 for members – $10 for non-members

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Allons au restaurant
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner en français

Thursday, June 22nd, 7 pm

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Join us on Thursday, June 22nd at Air Food and enjoy a French dinner and conversation with Simone Joseph! This new French restaurant is the place to be!

AIR FOOD, 107 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

$45 for AF members|$50 for non members.

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Open House Final Tuesdays
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Tuesday, June 27thWidget

Make a date with Alliance Française on Final Tuesday this June! Enjoy cheese, wine and conversation en français, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and take a Free trial Class : Introduction to French Class or Conversation class from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Learn more about our outgoing Summer Camp from 6 to 7 pm!
SPECIAL OFFER: Register for a class at the Open House and receive a 10% discount!
Bring friends and meet fellow Francophiles!
Cheese & Wine 🧀🍷

Open House event, register here
For an introduction to summer camp, register here
For Beginner class trial,  register here
For Conversation class trial, register here