2013, L'Alliance Française fête ses 110 ans!
Summer Session of French Classes
The Summer Session in Center City will begin the week of June 3. Registrations will be held on Thursday and Friday May 30 & 31 from 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm and also on Saturday, June 1st from 12-3 pm.
The Spring/Summer Session in Bryn Mawr has begun the week of April 22
The schedule is available HERE
(Be careful, this is not the final version. It is subject to changes)
If you are a complete beginner or have already taken classes with us you do not need to come to registration. If you have had French before but never with us, you will need to take a placement test during registration (15 min). If you cannot make the scheduled registration period, please call our office to discuss other options (215-735-5283
Spring Immersion Courses (in Center City)
==> More information, read our document to register for our Spring Immersion classes.
More information on all of our classes can be found on the courses page
or on the children's classes page
Children Camps - French for Teens
Do you want your children/teen to learn French? This Summer at the Alliance française de Philadelphie, we will offer French for Teens classes and Children camps.
Children camps: July 2 - August 1, every Tuesdays and Thursdays - with Monique Coval
9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Beginner (ages 7-10)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Basic (ages 4-6)
$400 for the session
French for Teens: June 18 - July 18 OR July 23 - August 22, every Tuesdays and Thursdays - with Zaza Benslafa & Julie Castagnet
$350 per session
For any information, please call us at 215 275 5090
Alliance française's Trolley Tour
Among the number of events we offer, Trolley Tours of French Philadelphia have been in great demand recently by our members. Spring is here and it is the best time to drive through Philadelphia and admire the sites designed by French architects or places where famous persons lived. We invite you to come on board with one of our wonderful guide and go back in time to discover the French side of the city of Brotherly Love!
We will discover with our guide the culture and history of the region relating to momentous events and prominent French individuals. The French presence in Philadelphia has contributed treasures and beauty to the cityscape, furnishing tangible evidence of the historical and philosophical ties between France and the United States - ties that date from the birth of our nation and continue to the present day.
Join us on Saturday, June 8 at 10am. We will board at 6th and Race Streets. The tour will only run if we have a full trolley (38 people). $25 per person.
Deadline is on May 24.
For more information and registration, please call us at 215 735-5283.
If you want to prepare your Tour, you can buy online the book French Philadelphia (in English) or Philadelphie à la Française (in French)!
The Alliance francaise de Philadelphie is celebrating its 110th anniversary !
Since its founding in 1903, Alliance francaise de Philadelphie always paid attention to give its members and students the best French classes and cultural events. We are celebrating in March the 110 years old of our organization "toujours jeune" !
From now on, you can come at our office to wish the Alliance francaise the best.
Alliance francaise de Philadelphie Executive Director, Martine Chauvet, has been interviewed by Jill Horner at Comcast Newsmakers on Friday, March 22nd to present our organization celebrating its 110 years!
Philadelphie à la française
Many will be delighted with these colorful guides to the French presence in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, both yesterday and today. Visitors and resides alike will learn much about the culture and history of the region relating to momentous events and prominent French individuals. The French presence in Philadelphia has contributed treasures and beauty to the cityscape, furnishing tangible evidence of the historical and philosophical ties between France and the United States - ties that date from the birth of our nation and continue to the present day. Books to be treasured and referred to often, featuring 59 color photographs and illustrations; Philadelphia neighborhood maps; extensive index guide.
Lynn H. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Temple University, author or co-author of several books on international politics, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Française de Philadelphie.
The late Annette H. Emgarth, who for many years led fascinated tourists through Philadelphia, was honored by the French Government with the Palmes Académiques and Officier d'Instruction Publique awards.
To order your copy click here, download the form and return it to us along with payment.
Discover France across its regions !
Each month, we will offer you a shortened version of a tourist guide across French regions. It offers you all the details about the specific (cultural) aspects of the monthly-selected region as well as useful information about any thing you would need for a travel.
Make the most of it to discover France in a different way and to learn more about its regional specific features. You will see France with an other angle!
==> You can easily download the February French regions' guide, just HERE.
==> March French region's guide is downloadable HERE.
==> April French region's guide is downloadable HERE.
Bring a lunch and join us every Tuesday at 12:00 noon to watch a French movie with subtitles (*unless otherwise indicated). These films are free and open to the public.
The Alliance Française school has two campuses (Center City Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr College), a faculty of more than twenty and a yearly registration of 1500 students. The school offers a wide variety of courses designed to meet the needs of all students, from complete beginners to those who are fluent in French and want to further their conversational and/or grammatical skills as well as their knowledge of French civilization and culture.
Since its founding in 1903, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Alliance Française has encouraged the study of the French language and literature, promoted French culture and fostered friendly relations between France and the United States with a uniquely Philadelphia touch, style and tradition. You can find further information on our language classes in our newsletter
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