Apéro National French Conversation Group

Date(s) - 11/10/2020 - 11/09/2021
12:00 am


Every second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month
Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
En français

Many Alliance Française chapters in the United States organize free French conversation groups, and many of those groups have moved online. Check with your local chapter for availability. If your local Alliance doesn’t offer an online conversation group or if you’d like to pick up some additional practice, you can join a hosted national group that meets via Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month. Participants are invited to enjoy their favorite beverage during our “Apéro” conversation.

The group is for intermediate to advanced (or fluent) speakers who are current members of an Alliance Française chapter in the U.S. (if you are not a current member of an Alliance chapter, visit the Chapters page and sign up for membership at one of your closest AF chapters) or AATF members. Native speakers are welcome. This group conversation is for adult participants, ages 17 and up.

Note that conversation groups are not substitutes for taking an official French class. Conversation groups are for informal practice and for sharing the joy of conversing in French with other like-minded Francophiles or Francophones.

The national group meets by Zoom for 55 minutes on the second Tuesday and the second Wednesdays of each month, and meets in two different time windows to accommodate our after-work Apéro theme (choose the time that works best for you):

2nd Tuesday of each month @ 2:15 pm PT / 4:15 CT / 5:15 pm ET 
2nd Wednesday of each month @ 5:15 pm PT / 7:15 CT / 8:15 pm ET

The groups are now hosted by two members of the Federation of Alliances Françaises board – Charles Coulon for the Tuesday session and Linda Witt for the Wednesday session. Attendees will be assigned to breakout rooms of 4-5 people, with each breakout session lasting 14 minutes. The rooms are then are re-created (for a different mix each time). In this way, participants get to meet and chat with a variety of participants from different backgrounds, regions, and fluency levels.

Participants will need to use Zoom (a free videoconferencing service). To get on the invitation list for the “Apéro-National” sessions, click here.