Spring is Immersion Day
Every Spring, AFN hosts an Immersion Day, which features activities and workshops conducted in French. Participants learn about the francophone world, play French games, eat French foods, taste French wines, and converse with each other solely in French.
Immersion Day is designed for speakers of French at all levels except beginner, and most presenters are native speakers. Thus, participants are truly immersed in French for an entire day.
Visit our calendar for more details on the next Immersion Day.
July is French Fest (Bastille Day)
AFN’s family-friendly and free celebration of “le 14 Juillet“
Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In French, it is formally called Fête nationale and commonly and legally le 14 juillet.
AFN celebrates Bastille Day on or around 14 July each year. Please visit our calendar for more details on the next French Fest.
Fall is Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration
AFN’s fall fundraiser celebrating the new wine harvest.
Celebrate the international release of the new wine.
Enjoy live music from local performers.
Get a start on the holiday season with many items.
Contribute to AFN’s scholarship programs and the event performers.
Connect with Ciné Club
Films shown in French with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated.
Free for our members
AFN members can attend showings for free. (Non members can attend for $5.)
Ciné Club is only for adult individuals.
In partnership with the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA: One Film One Federation.
Film is an important tool for facilitating language learning as well as understanding of other cultures. One Film One Federation highlights one very special film each year that is chosen after a rigorous evaluation. Merci to program support provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut français.
Join us to speak and live French!
FRENCH FETES (SOIREES)
The Members’ Gathering
The French Fêtes (the new name for soirées) are AFN members’ favorite event. Each member or guest brings a favorite dish and a bottle of wine to share in an informal potluck.
In addition to enjoying an entertaining and informative evening, historians, artists, wine experts, distinguished foreign guests, and a variety of other fascinating people may offer a short program at these events.
Past presenters include The Nashville Symphony’s Giancarlo Guerrero, Musica’s sculptor Alan LeQuire, the owner of Little Gourmand and delightful culinarian Guenièvre Milliner, and Michael Shane Neal, the portrait artist who painted the US Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin.
AFN members (free) and their guests ($5/each). Adult only.
Potluck-style gathering. Some fête may include a short program.
typically at AFN Resource Center (4004 Hillsboro Pike, suite 237B).
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Friday of most month.