French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar

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The FilmBar and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are pleased to announce a serie of French Movies and Wine Tastings in April, May and June.

We selected funny movies for these 3 evenings (See flyer et links in attachment)

Wine Tasting will start at 6.30 p.m. and the Film at 7.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the exceptional package price of $ 15 per person (Movie + Wine Tasting).  

Here are the ticket links for the events:

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/delicatessen--french-wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/micmacs--wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/the-brand-new-testament--wine-tasting

Trois Belles Soirees en perspective!

Address FilmBar:

815 N 2nd St,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

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Bastille Day Dinner
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bastille Day Dinner

French National Day

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On Thursday, July 12, Newcomers will join with Phoenix's Alliance Française to commemorate Bastille Day, the French National Celebration.  We have a festive evening planned, beginning with a talk by Anne Connor titled “Bastille: Fortress, Prison, Revolution.”

Anne spent her early years in Brussels and came to the Valley in 1990.  She received her Masters in Art History at ASU where she taught courses in Northern and Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art.  She has also taught at Scottsdale and Glendale Community Colleges.  Now retired, she teaches at Scottsdale Artists School and gives regular lectures to special interest groups.

A scrumptious dinner follows, planned by Vincent Guerithault at his namesake restaurant on Camelback Rd.  Considered by many to be Phoenix's culinary prize, Vincent's training in classically prepared haute cuisine began in his youth in France.  Once established here, he began to add southwestern ingredients to produce a hybred cuisine based on the most exacting French techniques. 

Vincent was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society.  He has enjoyed countless commendations, including the James Beard award as “America's Best Chef: Southwest,” and in 2018 was elevated to the rank of Officier in the National Order of Agricultural Merit on behalf of France.  He and his restaurant have been lauded by Zagat, Mobil Travel Guide, Gourmet magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

Dinner begins with a small mixed green salad, followed by a choice of Chicken Crepe, Sauteed Salmon with Basil Beurre Blanc, or Basil Pasta with Ratatouille Vegetables.  Dessert is the Chef's Bistro Choice of the Day.  Coffee, tea, tax and gratuity are all included.  Cash bar.

In partnership with the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix and Newcomers & Neighbors of Scottsdale.

Date & Location

Vincent on Camelback Restaurant

3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 85018

 6:00 for talk; 7:00 for dinner

 Thursday, July 12, 2018           

Cost                           

$33 per person includes tax & gratuity; Payment by Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal only

Registration Ending Time: Monday, July 9, 2018; Newcomers & Neighbors of Scottsdale have priority reservations until June 15; after that registration is open to Alliance Française members 

If you cancel on or before July 9th, your payment will be credited to your Club account which can be used to pay for any future online paid activity. 

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La Fête de la Musique
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

La Fête de la Musique

La Fête de la Musique !

A little bit of History

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The "Fête de la Musique", also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June.

On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment.

The first all-day musical celebration on the day of the solstice was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and by Maurice Fleuret, and was first celebrated in Paris in 1982. Music Day later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world.

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Date & Location

The Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix & Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are excited to perpetuate this fantastic and altruistic musical tradition by inviting you to our own version of the Fête de la Musique.

Join us on Thursday June 7th at the Marshall Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale for an evening delight to celebrate Music !

 

 

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French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar

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The FilmBar and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are pleased to announce a serie of French Movies and Wine Tastings in April, May and June.

We selected funny movies for these 3 evenings (See flyer et links in attachment)

Wine Tasting will start at 6.30 p.m. and the Film at 7.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the exceptional package price of $ 15 per person (Movie + Wine Tasting).  

Here are the ticket links for the events:

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/delicatessen--french-wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/micmacs--wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/the-brand-new-testament--wine-tasting

Trois Belles Soirees en perspective!

Address FilmBar:

815 N 2nd St,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

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May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Exhibit - Elaine Phelps

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Attention!! This exhibition will happen on May 11th and not on May 4th as initially posted. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you on Friday May 11th!

Thank you !

 

The Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix is pleased to introduce you to Elaine Phelps.

The Opening of the exhibit will will be held at the Alliance Française, on  Friday, May 11, from 6-8pm. Elaine Phelps will be here to welcome you. Cheese and wine reception to follow.

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A LA RENCONTRE DES PASSEURS DE MOTS
Apr
26
to Apr 28

A LA RENCONTRE DES PASSEURS DE MOTS

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Philippe Guinet founder of the organization will be visiting our Alliance Francaise chapter

Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 26 - evening for students AF only
  • Friday, April 27

. 2pm - 3pm "L'art de vivre a la Francaise"

. 6pm - 8pm "Lectures Gourmandes" followed by a reception

These two Friday's events are opened to our public, by RSVP ONLY (480) 948-0728 At the Alliance Francaise location - $5/member and $10/non-member

  • Saturday, April 28 -  for AF staff only

 9:00pm to 11:00pm "De la voix à la Parole" 

 

 

Les Passeurs de Mots / Philippe Guinet

The purpose of our interventions is to participate with French Teachers’ Associations and professors, Universities, the French Alliance and Cultural Institutes to contribute to the success of their pedagogical projects which favor the expansion of both French language and culture.

Our mission is also to adapt our interventions to each cultural and economic identity, to share the constant linguistic intermixing with students and adults, to enlarge the influence of the French language through the words of authors both from the past as well as contemporary authors. We lend our support to teachers of French as a foreign language with our oral expression training workshops.

Through written and oral expression we aim to give a new voice to French in order to expand Confidence and Citizenship for each participant.

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Biography

Born in Paris in 1954. After having studied Classic Liberal Arts at the Saint Luc Institute in Tournai, Belgium and Graphic Arts and Advertising I became interested in the History of Letters and Civilizations. Having passed the competitive entrance exam, I left for Switzerland to study at the Roman University of Typography, acquired degrees in classical civilization and art history, and the Applied Arts School ( ECAL) in Lausanne.

My first encounter with travel literature was thanks to the travel writer Nicolas Bouvier. As a neighbor to the University, he visited us from time to time to discuss subjects including the French language, his travel correspondence and his collection of short stories so well illustrated by his travel diaries.

Thanks to his book “L’usage du Monde” I discovered the precision of words and the desire to encounter others.

1976, My Moped and I took to the road from Lausanne to New Delhi for a gap year of discovery: You need to return home to understand the importance of your personal journey which brought you towards what is essential- naked authenticity. Coming home is the hardest.

1978, Press photographer for ABC News Europe, Reporter, Image Bank…On the war front, photo  journalism is totally unscrupulous, worse than grave robbers, we bring out death in nightmarish proportions. Exploiting every trick in the book, every pretense, every trap door. Winners are losers and we play the game until we have lost our own souls- sometimes forever.

1981-2003, Vice-president at IPS Communication (250 employees)

Communication and Corporate Publishing Agency-where words and image serve corporate and advertising needs

1990-1995 Communication Advisor for the Secretary of State for Francophone

Encounter with Alain Decaux and Mrs. Michaux-Chevy where I learned that 200 million people in the world speak French.
Attended the Francophone Summit, The Salon du Livre de l’Outre-Mer…I met with the network of French Cultural Institutes, French Alliance and International Universities.

1999, Association Les Passeurs de Mots

Creation of this Association in order to promote oral expression and transmission of the French language in many forms: Vocal work, photography, dance, theatre…

Training Workshops, live performances, oral expression contests, self-esteem building through oral expression, personal development. Helping others become aware of their personal value, the individual leans heavily upon the group and vise versa in order to achieve personal and group dynamic awareness. The French language is both vessel and passenger through oral expression.

 

 

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French Riviera Sax Orchestra
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

 

The French Riviera Sax Orchestra is doing a Spring Tour with 3 concerts in Greater Phoenix.

Schedule:

  • Sunday, April 22: 
    • Arboretum de Boyce Thompson, Superior, at 11:30am
    • History Museum, Tempe at 7:00pm

 

  • Wednesday, April 25:
    • Gilbert-Chandler Community College, at 7pm
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Festinema
Apr
24
to Apr 25

Festinema

Festinema

Alliance Francaise initiative presented at ISA

The Alliance Française and the International School of Arizona organize 2 film screenings at the end of April.

Schedule:

  • Morning, Wednesday, April 25, Le roi et l'oiseau, from Paul Grimault - for 7-12 years old
  • Date & Location:  

    Wednesday, April 25

    8:45 am - 11:00am

     International School of Arizona

    9522 E San Salvador Dr

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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  • Morning, Tuesday, April 24, Les 4 saisons de Leon, from Pierre-Luc Granjon and Pascal Le Notre - for 4-6 years old

Date & Location:  

Tuesday, April 24

8:45 am - 11:00am

 International School of Arizona

9522 E San Salvador Dr

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar

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The FilmBar and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are pleased to announce a serie of French Movies and Wine Tastings in April, May and June.

We selected funny movies for these 3 evenings (See flyer et links in attachment)

Wine Tasting will start at 6.30 p.m. and the Film at 7.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the exceptional package price of $ 15 per person (Movie + Wine Tasting).  

Here are the ticket links for the events:

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/delicatessen--french-wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/micmacs--wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/the-brand-new-testament--wine-tasting

Trois Belles Soirees en perspective!

Address FilmBar:

815 N 2nd St,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

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French Riviera Sax Orchestra
Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

 

The French Riviera Sax Orchestra is doing a Spring Tour with 3 concerts in Greater Phoenix.

Schedule:

  • Sunday, April 22: 
    • Arboretum de Boyce Thompson, Superior, at 11:30am
    • History Museum, Tempe at 7:00pm

 

  • Wednesday, April 25:
    • Gilbert-Chandler Community College, at 7pm
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Conference: "Homage & Commemoration 14/18"
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Conference: "Homage & Commemoration 14/18"

Conference: "Homage & Commemoration 14/18"

 

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Guy Benoit will host a conference about WWI on Friday, April 20.

At the Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

DETAILS 

  • Friday, April 20th | 6pm to 8pm
  • Location : Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix

14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • Intermissions & Reception with Wine & Hors d'oeuvres 
  • Free parking

PRICE 

  • $5 Adults 
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Conference: Madeleine Castaing
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Conference: Madeleine Castaing

MADELEINE CASTAING (1894-1992): MORE THAN A STYLE AN ART DE VIVRE, from Montparnasse to Saint-Germain-des-Pres" 

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By Frederic Canovas 

 

Frederic Canovas will host a conference about Madeleine Castaing on Friday, April 13.

Madeleine Castaing was a French antique dealer and interior designer of international renown.

From Montparnasse to Saint-Germain-des-Près, Madeleine Castaing (1894-1992) became a central figure of Parisian life for both artists and art lovers and set new standards in France. When asked what the three most important things in her life were, Castaing would list love, the painter Soutine and her passion for decorating houses. In this visual presentation of Madeleine Castaing, Frédéric Canovas will focus on those three essential aspects of her life and career: her incredible love story with the art critic Marcellin Castaing, her unrelenting support of the Jewish Lithuanian painter Chaim Soutine and, last but not least, her extraordinary talent for interior design, a taste still referred to today as “le goût Madeleine Castaing”.

Frederic Carnovas is a French teacher at ASU. Since 2000 he has taught both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, on French literature and culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, on seventeenth-century French theater as well as on French film.

Visit his resume from the ASU website: https://silc.asu.edu/content/frederic-canovas

 

Date & Location

Friday, April 13

 6pm - 8pm

Followed by a wine & cheese reception

Alliance Francaise location

$5 member - $10 non-nember

RSVP (480) 948.0728

 

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Conference: "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle"
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Conference: "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle"

Conference: "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle"

 

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On Thursday, April 12, Jeri Benoit will hold a conference about the "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle" at the Scottsdale Community College.

The "Vel d'hiv. Rafle", or "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" was a Nazi directed raid and mass arrest of Jews in Paris during the WWII on 16 and 17 July 1942. However, the Vel d’Hiv round-up was organized by the French authorities and carried out by the French policemen.  It became engraved in the French national memory as a symbol of the responsibility  of the Vichy regime and the French nation for the Holocaust of the Jews of France.  That is why it was hard for me to do this presentation because of the reality of it.  

Date & Location

Thursday, April 12 at 10:30am

Scottsdale Community College

9000 E Chaparral Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

 

Visit the Scottsdale Community College website: 

 

6th GENOCIDE AWARENESS WEEK  |  NOT ON OUR WATCH  |  APRIL 9 - 14, 2018

Genocide Awareness Week is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past for guidance and to honor those affected by genocide.   Attached is more information about it:

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This may be also of interest to you: The Children of Willesden Lane! This will be at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, on April 4th at 7PM.  This is the link: https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/the-children-of-willesden-lane/  If you are interested, we can have free tickets to this because of my participation in the Genocide Program at the Scottsdale Community College.

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Festinema
Apr
3
8:00 AM08:00

Festinema

Festinema

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Alliance Francaise initiative presented at ISA

The Alliance Française and the International School of Arizona organize 2 film screenings at the beginning of April.

 

Schedule:

  • Morning, Tuesday, April 3, Les 4 saisons de Leon, from Pierre-Luc Granjon and Pascal Le Notre - for 4-6 years old

 

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  • Morning, Wednesday, April 4, Le roi et l'oiseau, from Paul Grimault - for 7-12 years old

 

Location:  

 International School of Arizona

9522 E San Salvador Dr

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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FRANCOPHONIE - FRENCH MOVIES FROM QUEBEC
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

FRANCOPHONIE - FRENCH MOVIES FROM QUEBEC

FRANCOPHONIE - FRENCH MOVIES FROM QUEBEC

To celebrate the month of "la Francophonie", the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix organizes a projection of 2 movies from Quebec, Canada:

  • One short: Je suis une actrice from Benoit Lach
  • One feature film: Origami from Patrick Demers

The presentation will be follow by a wine & cheese reception sponsored by the Quebec  Government Office in Los Angeles & the Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

Adults only - $5 per person - 

Wine & Cheese reception to follow.

Presence of the Quebec Representative in Los Angeles, Ms. Elizabeth MacKay.

RSVP mandatory: Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

Tel: (480) 948.0728

Date & Location :

International School Of Arizona, 

9522 E. San Salvador Drive

Scottsdale - AZ 85258

 

Saturday 17th, March, 2018

From 6pm to 9pm

 

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OPEN HOUSE
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

OPEN HOUSE

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Open House

Come celebrate "la Francophonie"with us!

The French language is used in many countries in the world. These French-speaking countries have created an worldwide organization named "La Francophonie". This year, we celebrate our love for the French language during March with some events in the world!

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During the Open House at the Alliance Française office in Scottsdale, we will offer you some coffee and delicious croissants.

You will also have the opportunity to register for the Spring Session (Saturday 10th, March will be the last day of the Early Bird!

The Alliance Française will organize a book sale during the Open House and will give you some advice and reading suggestions.

An opening photography exhibit will also be held at the Open House:

Lea Noble

Exhibit "FULL CIRCLE" 

Lea Noble photography explores season, repetitive line, and water -  all metaphor for life and death itself. The peeling rust on a boat, a wall dripping with mold can become things renewed, an abstract Phoenix. The circle of life and death goes on creatively. Lea Nobles art represents reincarnation, renewal and life coming full circle.

About the Portrait work- 

Lea’s recent Portrait Work discovers her subject - like the gemologist, she excavates a persons true essence to discover their uniqueness, their rarity. Strength of character in an otherworldly scene create the modern, meaningful portrait for which she is becoming known.  

BIO

Lea Noble has a BA in Film and Tv in and has worked as an set artist in the film industry for years. Her creative work has been seen on every major Tv station and in print magazines such as Vogue. Her new photo exhibit, Full Circle, displays images representing the cycle of life. They are a conglomeration of images taken around the world.

Date & Location

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

From 9am to 12pm

 

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Fanny's Journey | French Film
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Fanny's Journey | French Film

Important Info

Fanny's Journey

Based on a true story, this is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.

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French Hockey Night at Gila River Arena
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

French Hockey Night at Gila River Arena

Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens !

Sponsored by Quebec Government Office & Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

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Important Info

  • Location: Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ 85305
  • Pre-Game Reception at 6pm 
  • Game Time: 7pm 
  • Post -Game photo on the Coyotes bench 

Purchase your tickets below!

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Training for French Teachers
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Training for French Teachers

FLE Training

‘How to build your lesson plan with a variety of activities around the 3 modes of
communication (interpretive, interpersonal, presentational) in order to dynamize your
language class? ’ by Guy Vandenbroucke.

Important Information

  • Free for Français Langue Etrangère Teachers
  • February 10, 2018 | 9 am to 4pm
    • 1-hour break for lunch
  • RSVP Mandatory at (480) 948.0728 or by emailing us HERE.

Training Session Content 

Part one (for teachers working in the Alliances Françaises)

9h00 – 12h00

This workshop will focus on the works of the Common European Framework of Reference and on textbooks offered by European publishers*. The objective is to see how to supplement textbook contents with teacher-developed materials such as resources lists, activity lists and assessment plan.

Participants will examine model teaching units that involve all communication skills and will create their own lesson plans based on the specificities of their audience and their curriculum.

They will also reflect on the relevance of an ongoing evaluation vs. a test schedule.

At the end of the workshop, participants will develop a self-contained unit including essential goals, activities, formative and summative assessment, and rubrics.

Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet since they will make ample use of the internet.

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* the examples selected for this workshop are taken from the scope and sequence adopted by "Alter Ego Plus" (Hachette) but they are easily adaptable to any other textbook.

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Part two (for teachers working in American or French-American schools/colleges)

13h00 – 16h00

This workshop will focus on the recent works of the ACTFL. The objective is to see how to plan language lessons around the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, presentational) while making sure to assess exhaustively and objectively all language skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening).

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Paris Chanson at the Musical Instrument Museum
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Paris Chanson at the Musical Instrument Museum

"Paris Chansons" at the MIM 

Paris Chansons returns to the MIM theater with a fresh, exciting program that includes new songs as well as favorites.

An unforgettable night of French music from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo all the way to Zaz PLUS gems in Russian, Italian and more!

Discover more about the show and buy your tickets here:  https://mim.org/events/paris-chansons-2/

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Opening Exhibit of Kathie Trojanowski | Galette des Rois
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Exhibit of Kathie Trojanowski | Galette des Rois

Art & Food

What better way to start 2018!

As always, the AF of Great Phoenix is proud to exhibit the work of artists and is exited to start the year with Kathie Trojanowski. 

Join us to discover her creative artwork and taste a slice of Galette des Rois!

Information 

  • Friday Janruary 12th | 6pm to 8pm 
    • Address: 14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 
  • Free admission 
    • "Galette des Rois" on sale: $6/slice
    • Free refreshments and wine

Galette des Rois: A Sweet French Tradition 

From "French as you like it"

You thought the French food fest was over now that Christmas and New Year’s Eve was behind us? Think again. With the arrival of January comes a national obsession with the galette des rois – the “king cake.”
[If have been in France at that time of the year], you’ve probably noticed this scrumptious-looking cake, usually topped with a golden paper crown, in your local boulangerie (bakery), pâtisserie (pastry shop), or supermarché (supermarket) since mid-December. It’s flaky, sweet and best served when warm, straight out of the oven.
But the pleasure brought by a galette des rois isn’t merely due to its delicious taste – it’s also the anticipation of wondering whether you will be the lucky one to discover la fève, a tiny charm, buried inside one of the slices. If you are, you’re “king for a day” and take your place in a 700-year old French tradition.

History

The French have been serving up galette des rois  since the 14th-century. Traditionally, it’s served on January 6th – the 12th day of Christmas – to celebrate the Epiphany, a religious feast day commemorating the arrival of the Three Kings to the manger where Jesus was born. Today, it’s eaten throughout the month of January and is simply a festive way to celebrate the new year with family and friends, regardless of religious background.
You’ll typically find two basic styles of galette des rois: In northern France, it’s made of pâte feuilleté, puff pastry, and stuffed with a dense, creamy almond paste called frangipane. In the south of France, you’ll be eating a brioche-style cake covered with candied fruit. Other variations can be found as well, from shortbread-style, popular in Western France, to those that have alternate fillings, such as chocolat-poire (chocolate-pear) or raspberry.

Serving Traditions

Tradition dictates that when serving galette des rois, the entire cake should be divided such that each guest receives a slice, plus an extra, symbolic slice for any unexpected visitor, or poor person, that should pass by. In this way, everyone has the opportunity to “tirer les rois,” – or “draw the kings” – from the cake.
The “king” is represented by the fève, once a fava bean, now a porcelain or plastic figurine, hidden inside the cake. The person who discovers the fève in their serving is declared le roi (the king) or la reine (the queen) and gets to wear the golden paper couronne (crown) that comes with cake. In some families, le roi or la reine gets to choose a royal counterpart and is tapped to buy the next galette des rois.
Kids and adults alike can get surprisingly enthusiastic about the winning of the fève – many people collect them – and playful accusations of cheating might occur. To avoid this, it is traditional during the slicing of the galette to have the youngest child at the gathering slip underneath the table to call out the name of the person to receive each slice so the server can’t be accused of playing favorites!
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Open House
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

Open House

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Open House at the Alliance Francaise location

14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

From 9am to 11am

  • Last chance to register for a Winter class starting the week of December 11
  • Information on children and adults classes
  • Library will be opened for a book sal 
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Opening Exhibition
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Exhibition

Dr. Meryl P. Epstein and Cindy A. Moses

The Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix is pleased to introduce you to Cindy A. Moses and Dr Meryl P. Epstein.

The Opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday December 1st, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm. Cindy Moses will be here to welcome you. Our exhibit will be followed by a wine and buffet reception. 

ADDRESS: 

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Friday, December 1st, 2017

From 6pm to 8pm

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2017
Nov
18
5:30 PM17:30

Beaujolais Nouveau 2017

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU 2017

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The Alliance Francaise, in partnership with Phoenix Sister City Grenoble, will celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau 2017.

Tickets & RSVP

Purchase my Ticket(s) for the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau

* You can buy until 6 tickets! For that you need to click on "Add to Cart", a Paypal page will open and you will have the opportunity to choose from 1 to 6 tickets to purchase. 

DATE & LOCATION

The Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 will take place in a wonderful house in Scottsdale, in partnership with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty:

On Saturday, November 18th 2017.

From 5.30pm to 8pm.

 

6510 E Bar Z LN,

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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Impressionism - SUBURB & LEISURE
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Impressionism - SUBURB & LEISURE

The Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix is happy to offer the third conference presented by Anne Connor.

THIRD CONFERENCE:

- SUBURB & LEISURE -

Starting in the second half of the 19th century, France’s new railroad network facilitated the access to its coastal villages and its small suburban towns. We shall witness this transformation through the eyes of the Impressionist painters.

 Claude Monet - Bain à la Grenouillère

Claude Monet - Bain à la Grenouillère

 

  • $5 for AF members & ASU students
  • $10 for non-members

Conference in English. A reception will follow the presentation.

RSVP: (480)-948-0728

 

ADDRESS: 

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

ABOUT ANNE CONNOR

Anne spent her early years in Brussels, Belgium.  She came to the Valley in 1990. In 1997, she founded the Friends of European Art, a special interest group at the Phoenix Art Museum where she served as the group's first president.  For many years, she was a member of the Phoenix Art Museum's Collection Committee.

Anne taught upper division courses in Northern and Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art at ASU, as well as Humanities and survey courses of Art History at Scottsdale Community College and Glendale Community College.  She has been contributing to the training of the apprentice docents at the Museum in European Art for a few years.

 After retiring, Anne is now devoting her spare time teaching at Scottsdale Artists School and at Encore University. She gives regular lectures at the Phoenix Art Museum and special interest groups in the Valley.

Anne holds a Master Degree in Art History from ASU.

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Scottsdale Film Festival 2017
Nov
2
to Nov 6

Scottsdale Film Festival 2017

SCOTTSDALE FILM FESTIVAL 2017

 

The new session of the Scottsdale Film Festival will take place at Harkins Shea 14 Theater.

The upcoming dates are Thursday, November 2nd through Monday, November 6th, 2017.

More information to follow !

FRENCH MOVIES

DALIDA

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Screening - 11/3 & 11/6
Director: Lisa Azuelos
Summary: Born in Egypt into an Italian family, Dalida (real name Iolanda Gigliotti) was one of France’s most famous singers from the late 1950s through to the 1980s, and became a legend in the disco boom. The stylish biopic follows Dalida’s tragic private life and singing career which also saw her sell 170 million records worldwide. DALIDA is magnificently melodramatic and brimming with stunning musical moments and near to perfectly replicated costuming.

DJANGO

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Screening - 11/3 & 11/5
Director: Etienne Comar
Summary: France in 1943 during the German occupation. Every night, guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt delights Parisian audiences with his witty, life-affirming ‘gypsy swing’ music. While many other Romany people are finding themselves the target of racist persecution and being murdered in concentration camps, Django believes himself to be safe due to his popularity – until agents of the Nazi propaganda machine demand that he goes on tour to Germany in order to counteract the influence of ‘negro music’ from the USA. Django Reinhardt refuses. A Parisian admirer helps him, his pregnant wife and his mother to hide out in a village close to the Swiss border. But when they try to cross Lake Geneva into Switzerland the family is pursued by the Nazis. DJANGO is the portrayal of an unconventional artist and free spirit whose life was as improvised as his music.

CORPORATE

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Screening - 11/3 & 11/6
Director: Nicolas Silhol
Summary: Emilie is a bright young workaholic manager in Human Resources, working for a huge French agro-food company. Ambitious and dedicated to her job, she is a good soldier, ready to put ruthless methods of management into practice to meet the higher-ups' requirements. But, one day, one of the employees commits suicide at the company in front of her. Afflicted by the terrific death of her colleague, she will eventually realize that the company has to take its responsibility too. While an investigation in underway, stuck between her traumatized colleagues and under pressure of a powerful hierarchy, she will have to get by on her own.

NOT ON MY WATCH

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Screening Screening: 11/4 & 11/5
Director: Emmanuelle Cuau
Summary: In this fine, French, neo-noir film the suspense steadily builds as a single mother struggles to make ends meet. While she looks for gainful employment to keep the wolves at bay, her oldest son falls in with a gang of criminals and leads the wolf pack straight into their lives. Before she even knows what’s happened the entire family is entangled in a web of deceit and lies. Will she be able to protect her family, or are they fated for a life of crime, or worse?

SOUVENIR

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Screening: 11/3 & 11/6
Liliane was once “Laura”, a rising star in the singing world, who had her moment of glory when she finished second in the 1974 European Song Contest behind Abba. Today, everyone has forgotten her brush with fame, and she works in a meat factory. But when she meets Jean, a 21-year-old boxer, her dreary life is suddenly turned upside down. He falls in love with her, and convinces her she should make a return to the stage.

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THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES / LES CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE -
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES / LES CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE -

The Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix is happy to offer the second conference presented by Anne Connor.

SECOND CONFERENCE:

- THE LOIRE VALLEY CASTLES / LES CHATEAUX DE LA LOIRE -

The subject of the conference will be The Chateaux of the Loire Valley: The kings of France and their court loved the mild climate of the Loire Valley. The beautiful chateaux which border the Loire river and its tributaries will reveal their marvelous architectures and interior decorations.

 Château de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau

  • $5 for AF members & ASU students
  • $10 for non-members

Conference in English. A reception will follow the presentation.

RSVP: (480)-948-0728

ADDRESS: 

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Next presentation, save the date, Friday November 10 from 6pm to 8pm: Impressionism - Suburb & Leisure.

ABOUT ANNE CONNOR

Anne spent her early years in Brussels, Belgium.  She came to the Valley in 1990. In 1997, she founded the Friends of European Art, a special interest group at the Phoenix Art Museum where she served as the group's first president.  For many years, she was a member of the Phoenix Art Museum's Collection Committee.

Anne taught upper division courses in Northern and Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art at ASU, as well as Humanities and survey courses of Art History at Scottsdale Community College and Glendale Community College.  She has been contributing to the training of the apprentice docents at the Museum in European Art for a few years.

 After retiring, Anne is now devoting her spare time teaching at Scottsdale Artists School and at Encore University. She gives regular lectures at the Phoenix Art Museum and special interest groups in the Valley.

Anne holds a Master Degree in Art History from ASU.

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SOIREE CREPE - CREPE PARTY
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

SOIREE CREPE - CREPE PARTY

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New event at the Alliance Francaise ! We organize a Crêpe Party on Friday October, 6th at our office in Scottsdale.

Bring families & friends and enjoy French authentic crêpes at the Alliance Française office !

$5 per crêpe (sweet and savory)

      Sweet Crepes:

        - Sugar

        - Lemon

        - Nutella 

 

Savory Crepes: 

- Ham, cheese, mushrooms, with or without bechamel (homemade) 

- Vegetarian (tomatoes, ratatouille)

 

From 6pm to 8pm

RSVP (480) 948.0728

ADDRESS: 

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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