La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin.

Life is too short to drink bad wine. 

OUR EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 16 Dec 2023
    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • Zoom
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    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. 


    • 1 Jan 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 31 Dec 2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • Zoom (link will be emailed)
    Register


    Malia is a language professional from Luxembourg. She teaches French at St. Louis Elementary, Middle & High School. 

    Her 1-on-1 classes are offered online via Zoom or in person at your home (especially for children). Class hours can be arranged as needed, typically weekly one-hour class will be adjusted to your skills. Malia will train fresh beginners and scholars in French to improve reading, writing, and speaking in French. You will have conversations with her and have optional homework. 

    Learn about Francophone cultures such as how the French eat and what they eat! You will learn about Paris, Lyon and Bruxelles.

    Registration Deadlines:

    • Flexible, all year 
    • PLEASE contact Malia at maliamarie@yahoo.com once registered to set up classes. 

    Class fees: $65/per lesson, min of 8 classes.

    • 6 Feb 2024
    • 9 Apr 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Zoom (link will be emailed)
    Registration is closed

    The course is  offered online via Zoom which will allow students to interact with each other as well as the instructor from the comfort of their own homes. The weekly one-hour class will go by quickly as you learn to read, write, and speak in French. You will have conversations with your classmates and optional homework. Classes are at a 1:5 ratio so that every student has the opportunity to speak.  Invite a friend to take the course with you and be your travel companion on your weekly trip to France with the Alliance Française! 

    In this class, you will learn all the basics of the French language. For example:

    • Greetings
    • To spell and to count
    • To ask for help
    • Order food in a restaurant
    • Ask for directions
    • Learn about Francophone cultures such as how the French eat and what they eat! You will learn about Paris, Lyon and Bruxelles

    Don’t know which class to take? 

    COMPLETE THIS PLACEMENT TEST and send it to info@afhawaii.org.

    One of our instructors will suggest which class to take based on your responses.

    Registration Deadlines:

    • New Students: Thursday, February 1, 2024
    • Returning Students: Monday, February 5, 2024

    Class fees: $180

    Textbooks & Cahier:

    Printed Textbook:  TENDANCES FLE NIVEAU A1 MANUEL ELEVE 

    Printed workbook (cahier):  TENDANCES MÉTHODE DE FRANÇAIS A1 - CAHIER D'ACTIVITÉS  

    Textbook and workbooks can be purchased from the retailer of your choice and delivered to your home via Amazon or the MEP publishing website:

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    • 6 Feb 2024
    • 9 Apr 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Zoom (link will be emailed)
    Registration is closed

    The course is offered online via Zoom which will allow students to interact with each other as well as the instructor from the comfort of their own homes. 

    This Intermediate French class  is designed for students who have already acquired a basic knowledge of the French language. You should be able to narrate an event, describe things or ideas, and provide explanations or reasons. The course aims to help you get over your fear of speaking, understand longer conversations, and consolidate your grammatical structure and vocabulary. You will learn through reading and listening to articles, as well as watching video clips of native French speakers in their everyday life. Through diverse exercises, you will express yourself while learning grammar and vocabulary with ease and fun. This course is conducted in French, English is only used when necessary for clarification.

    Don’t know which class to take? 

    COMPLETE THIS PLACEMENT TEST and send it to info@afhawaii.org.

    One of our instructors will suggest which class to take based on your responses.

    Registration Deadlines:

    • New Students: Thursday, February 1, 2024
    • Returning Students: Monday, February 5, 2024

    Class fees: $180

    Textbooks & Cahier: 

    Printed Textbook: TENDANCES FLE NIVEAU A2 MANUEL ELEVE 

    Printed workbook (cahier):TENDANCES MÉTHODE DE FRANÇAIS A2 - CAHIER D'ACTIVITÉS 

    Textbook and workbooks can be purchased from the retailer of your choice (and delivered to your home- such as via Amazon) or electronic versions can be found via these links:


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    • 7 Feb 2024
    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Zoom (link will be emailed)
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    The course is  offered online via Zoom. 

    This Advanced French class is designed for students who have already achieved a high level of proficiency in the French language. The course aims to help you refine your French language skills and deepen your understanding of French culture and society. You will engage in complex conversations and discussions, read and analyze advanced texts, and write sophisticated essays and reports. The focus is on developing nuanced language skills, including a mastery of grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. This course is conducted entirely in French. 

    Don’t know which class to take? 

    COMPLETE THIS PLACEMENT TEST and send it to info@afhawaii.org.

    One of our instructors will suggest which class to take based on your responses.

    Registration Deadlines:

    • New Students: Thursday, February 1, 2024
    • Returning Students: Monday, February 5, 2024

    Class fees: $180

    Textbooks & Cahier: None required.

    • 7 Feb 2024
    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Zoom (link will be emailed)
    Registration is closed

    The course is  offered online via Zoom which will allow students to interact with each other as well as the instructor from the comfort of their own homes. The weekly one-hour class will go by quickly as you learn to read, write, and speak in French. You will have conversations with your classmates and optional homework. Classes are at a 1:5 ratio so that every student has the opportunity to speak.  Invite a friend to take the course with you and be your travel companion on your weekly trip to France with the Alliance Française! 

    In this class, you will learn all the basics of the French language. For example:

    • Talk about personal hygiene using reflexive verbs
    • Use past and future tense to talk about events
    • Present family members using possessive adjectives
    • Navigate around an airport, train station and asking for a taxi
    • How to behave in an emergency situation in a French speaking country 
    • Learn about Francophone culture and places such as Québec and Switzerland

    Don’t know which class to take? 

    COMPLETE THIS PLACEMENT TEST and send it to info@afhawaii.org.

    One of our instructors will suggest which class to take based on your responses.

    Registration Deadlines:

    • New Students: Thursday, Feb 1, 2024
    • Returning Students: Monday, Feb 5, 2024

      Class fees: $180

      Textbooks & Cahier:

      Printed Textbook:  TENDANCES FLE NIVEAU A1 MANUEL ELEVE 

      Printed workbook (cahier):  TENDANCES MÉTHODE DE FRANÇAIS A1 - CAHIER D'ACTIVITÉS  

      Textbook and workbooks can be purchased from the retailer of your choice and delivered to your home via Amazon or the MEP publishing website:

      mep education

      • 23 Feb 2024
      • 9:00 AM
      • 22 Feb 2025
      • 6:30 PM
      • Zoom (link will be emailed)
      Register


      Severine grew up in France in different regions from “la Sologne” where she visited many chateaux de La Loire during her childhood to “la cote d’Azur” where she lived in Grasse, the capital of perfume near Cannes.

      Her 1-on-1 classes are offered online via Zoom.  Class hours can be arranged as needed.

      Being a dynamic and adaptable French teacher, Severine will tailor classes to meet your needs improving reading, writing, and speaking in French. You will have conversations and optional homework. 

      Join Severine to learn French and Francophone culture.

      Registration Deadlines:

      • Flexible, all year 
      • PLEASE contact Severine at severine.busquet@gmail.com once registered to set up classes. 

      Class fees: $65/per lesson, min of 8 classes.

      • 6 Apr 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      • Zoom (Link will be emailed)
      • 199
      Register

      April in Paris!


      Everyone loves the open air French markets that play a key role in France's commercialization and cultural history.

      Join us for a discussion in French to learn more about Open Air Markets in France.  


      This will be an enjoyable educational experience to practice your French.  All levels of French are welcome.


      SAVE THE DATE!  MORE INFORMATION TO COME!


      This event is open and free to AFH Members, if you would like to participate, please join our organization by clicking the "Join Us" tab on our website.  Once you are a member, you can create a log in and password to the AFH website and register for this event.

      VENEZ NOMBREUX!

      • 18 Apr 2024
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Villa Emilie l 5295 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu
      • 40

      Jeudi Soirée

      Hawaii Opera Theatre will be presenting La Bohème on April 26 and 28.  Tickets can be purchased on the HOT website.

      PURCHASE TICKETS FOR LA BOHÈME


      Prior to the HOT event, we have a very special Jeudi Soirée!

      AFH Lifetime Member and Music Historian, Dr. Lynne Johnson will give a presentation/talk (in French) on Puccini's La Boheme opera.  Along with Dr. Johnson's presentation, Jaime Offenback, Artistic Director of HOT and Andrew Morgan, the General Manager of HOT will be on hand to discuss the production.

      Pupus will be provided.  Attendees please feel free to BYOB.

      Join us for this very special evening of discussion and learning!


      • 20 Apr 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Ilima Hotel l 445 Nohonani Street, Honolulu, HI
      • 40


      Coffee Talk Lecture/ Q&A

      Join Dennis Potts, a Fellow at the International Napoleonic Society and Guillaume Maman, Honorary Consul of France in Hawaii for an intimate Coffee Talk Lecture/ Q&A about France's iconic leader Napoleon Bonaparte.   Discussion will be on his life and reflections on the 2023 Ridley Scott movie- NAPOLEON.


      More Information to Come!

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