French Conversation Groups at the Alliance
These conversation groups are offered to our members at three different levels and are led by our teachers and volunteers, and are overseen by our education team. They start the second week of each term and follow the term calendar, including the breaks in-between terms. For the school calendar, visit this page. For any questions, please contact Elene Zedginigdze.
Groups are offered via Zoom.
Being a student at our Alliance is not required in order to participate in conversation groups; however, membership is required. Sign up here for membership.
All groups are currently on break. Fall Term meetings resume the week of September 18. Next break starts the week of November 20.
- Conversation Group for Beginners: Alliance students in 100 and lower 200 series or members currently acquiring the CECR A1 level are invited to participate in sessions led by the Alliance Volunteer, Betsy Schmitz, retired French teacher each Tuesday at 5:15pm. IN FALL TERM THIS GROUP WILL BE ON BREAK BETWEEN OCTOBER 2-20. First meeting of Fall Term is on September 19.
- Conversation Group for Intermediate French Speakers: students in upper A2 level and and B1 series or members currently acquiring the CECR A2 to B1 levels are invited to join sessions led by the Alliance Volunteer Sophie Braccini each Tuesday 1 pm. First meeting of Fall Term is on September 19.
Conversation Group for Advanced French Speakers: French speakers at the CECR B2 to C1 levels are invited to
participate in literary discussions led by Alliance volunteer, Jim Brown, on Thursdays 5:15pm. First meeting of Fall
Term is on September 21.
NOTE: change of day - Starting September 2023 this group will meet on Thursdays, instead of Mondays.