Fête Nationale, Apéro conversation ensemble

SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, August 8, 2020 for our annual recap of the AF Tulsa 2019-2020 season.

Many Alliance Française chapters in the United States organize free French conversation groups, and many of those groups have moved online. Tulsa has certainly continued our bi-weekly Saturday 11:00am MeetUp Conversation Française virtually since March, 2020.

This 14th of July, in this unprecedented time, we wish to celebrate virtually with you for our annual Fête Nationale. Here’s a chance for our AF Tulsa members to share our interests “ensemble” with our hosted national group from across the USA who will meet via Zoom. Participants are invited to enjoy their favorite beverage during our “Apéro” conversation. You can make a toast to introduce yourself this evening with glass in hand 🙂

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.)

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.

This national group will meet by Zoom for 55 minutes in two different time windows to accommodate our after-work Apéro theme (choose the time that works best for you):

Session A: 2:15 pm PT / 4:15 CT / 5:15 pm ET
Session B: 5:15 pm PT / 7:15 CT / 8:15 pm ET

The group is hosted by a VP of the Alliance Française Federation. Attendees will be assigned to breakout rooms of 4-5 people, with each breakout session lasting 12-14 minutes. The rooms are then 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 and fluency levels.

Participants will need to use Zoom (a free videoconferencing service). For first-time Zoom users, test connections can be arranged with the group host in advance of the session. Questions? Email federation@afusa.org.

To get on the invitation list for the next “Apéro-National” session, click here.


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