2024 Fall Classe de Samedi

  • 3 Aug 2024
  • 21 Dec 2024
  • 10 sessions
  • 3 Aug 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 17 Aug 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 7 Sep 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 21 Sep 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 5 Oct 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 19 Oct 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 2 Nov 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 16 Nov 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 7 Dec 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • 21 Dec 2024, 9:00 AM 10:00 AM (HST)
  • Zoom



If you want to spend an hour practicing your French while learning a LOT about contemporary French language and culture with significant doses of French history, sign up to be a regular participant in the Classe de Samedi. The class takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month from 9 am - 10 am with teacher and native French speaker, Régis Rolando.

All levels are welcome, but the average level is Intermediate.

For the past 20 years, Régis has spent several hours preparing each fun and interesting lesson so that members can appreciate his native culture and language. He includes maps, photos and charts in order to demonstrate where he plans to “take” the class and about what they will discuss, en français bien sûr! Practice reading (aloud), pronunciation and use of common phrases, explanation of grammar and proper usage of certain words and phrases are all a part of the hour. No question from participants is too large or too small for Régis!

Régis Rolando:

Régis has a Master of Arts in French, with High Honors from the University of Hawai’i-Manoa. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English and majors in French, Philosophy, English, German and Spanish. He also has a DEA in English (post-graduate/pre-Ph.D. degree). Régis is fluent in English, Spanish and, of course, French, and he is competent in Italian. He has taught all four languages.

Régis grew up in Marseille, and his parents now reside in Corsica. He and his family LOVE to travel. From time to time, Régis produces a slide show of his trips to share with the class. Another love is “football,” as in soccer. Régis delights in sharing his passion with his son, Kalani. He also enjoys surfing, making photo journals of his travels and cooking healthy foods for his family. 

Alliance Francaise of Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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