Alliance Française de Tulsa

Rebuilding Notre Dame

Friday, June 26 @ 11:00 CDT Tulsa

“The rebuilding of Notre Dame”
with R. Howard Bloch, professor of French at Yale
On April 15, 2019 a fire broke out in Notre Dame Cathedral. The spire collapsed and most of the roof was destroyed, but to the relief of the watching world, the Gothic building was saved. What are the economic, political and aesthetic issues involved in rebuilding Notre Dame? How do current efforts to rebuild compare to past ones, across the centuries? Why is this building so central to France’s sense of itself?

R. Howard Bloch, Sterling Professor of French at Yale, is a specialist in the literature and social history of Medieval France. He holds a medal from the Collège de France, is an officer in France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Request the Zoom virtual link at and it can be sent to you by the Thursday evening prior to the presentation.

We encourage our members to note our chapter’s city name of Tulsa in the event’s Chat area at the beginning of each session to say « bonjour à tous. »

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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

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

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Oliver Gee of the Earful Tower

Webinar: Up Close and Personal with Oliver Gee of the Earful Tower

“Wherever you are in the world, forget about that now, close your eyes … and imagine that you are being transported into the eighth arrondissement of Paris,” says Oliver Gee, the host of the popular Paris podcast The Earful Tower. The podcast has 60,000 downloads per month and was recently lauded by the New York Times as a great way to travel by ear. Originally from Australia, Oliver has lived in Paris, where he has built his career, since 2015. Paris On Air, a memoir telling the often laugh-out-loud stories from his past five years in the French capital, is his first book. 

You can join a live virtual meeting with Oliver on Wednesday, June 17, at 2:00 pm CDT, via Zoom. The session will be mostly in English with a smattering of French terms. Look for a lively Q&A session led by Eric Beaulieu and Linda Witt of the FACC-PNW. Oliver will share his tips on Paris, the French language, on how he has built up his career in the French capital, and more. (These are FREE tickets for our special AF guests). All registrants will receive an exclusive discount code for a hot-off-the-press copy of his memoir, which ships from a warehouse on the west coast in just days.

Register below

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:00 PM (Tulsa CDT) Virtual via Zoom; link can be emailed to you two hours before the broadcast. Request your link at

Sacramento French Film Festival

2020: Over 10 days, June 19-28, the 19th Sacramento French Film Festival will present 10 new films, otherwise unavailable in the U.S., through a dedicated online platform, accessible all around the country.

The platform is now live! Here is the direct link:

Bon spectacle 🙂