Petit Déj

See you all at Alliance Française on April Fool's Day from 9:30-11:30am for some fun French conversation! We promise, this event is no April Fool's joke. Venez nombreux savourer un café, manger du pain et avoir des conversations en français dans La Grande Salle.


Round Table Discussion: The Role of Senegalese Women

Mois de la Francophonie March 2017, a celebration of Senegal. Alliance Française presents: A Round Table Discussion on the role of Senegalese women. Featuring, Fatou Diahame, Fatou Diop, Judy Hawkinson, Khady Aidara, and Aida Faye. Our Panelists will discuss the evolution of Senegalese women’s role in Senegal and in the USA. March 31 at 6:30... Continue Reading →

La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil

La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil is an inspiring short Senegalese film by director Djibril Diop Mambéty. This film is a luminous portrait of a young handicapped girl and her determination to be a street vendor of “Le Soleil,” the national newspaper of Senegal, against the wishes of the other street boys. It is at once... Continue Reading →

La Belle et la Bête

Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director Thierry Malandain has developed a very personal approach to dance that is rooted in classical ballet with a contemporary, full-bodied style. His company of 22 gorgeous dancers makes their Minnesota debut with an ethereal vision of Beauty and the Beast—unlike any... Continue Reading →

Soirée Djembés avec Ghana Mbaye

Come to Alliance Française on Saturday, March 25th from 6:30-8:30pm! From the streets of Dakar, Senegal comes Ghana M’baye and his debut release, Baye Fall Djembe. An endless ocean of rhythm and sound from the coast of West Africa. Ghana will be performing live in la Grande Salle and will teach an hour long all... Continue Reading →

Alliance Française Spring Open House 2017

Alliance Française, where Beret Meets Beanie! Venez nombreux for their spring Open House on Saturday, March 25 from 12:00-3:00 pm. The event is free and open to all. Learn about their upcoming events Tour their historic building Sample a French class Try your French with a placement test Gala? Mais Oui: La Nouvelle Orleans! Meet... Continue Reading →

Workshop with Webster

As a part of the Mois de la Francophonie celebrating Senegal, the Alliance Française has organized a workshop with hip-hop artist Webster. The writing workshops allow Webster to share his vision of the composition of a hip-hop text. It is an adequate tool to demonstrate to the uninitiated the intellectual and artistic value of this... Continue Reading →

Internship Opportunity!

Explore a Career as an Interpreter: Earn a certificate in interpreting at the University of Minnesota while you complete your undergraduate degree What: This session will describe courses at the University of Minnesota to prepare you to enter the field of interpreting. Find out about professional opportunities for interpreters, the courses required to earn a... Continue Reading →

Take French 3018 this summer!

This summer, the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Minnesota will be offering FREN 3018- French Oral Communication! In this course, students will do intensive work in oral expression and listening comprehension in order to increase conversational fluency in French! Students will expand their vocabulary, gain a greater awareness of the... Continue Reading →

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