Book Signing with Carolyn Porter

Thursday, Feb 15 
 6 to 7:30 pm

Join us in hosting local writer Carolyn Porter for a book reading and signing of her latest work.  Marcel's Letters
 is the incredible story of Carolyn's search to find answers to the mystery of one man's fate, answers that would come from Germany, France, and the United States.

AFMSP de retour de Sénégal

Eleven travelers, including AFMSP Education Director Alix Lewis-Sadrant, 
have just returned from their adventure in Senegal. 
They visited  Dakar,  Saint Louis, Toubab Dialaw, and Thiès!

The next AFMSP trip will be to Alsace and Burgundy in May 2019! 

Les Événements events
Apéritif en français
Thursday, Feb 8
6 to 7:30 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and the University Club of St Paul welcome youto an informal monthly conversation group in French. 
P'tit Dej Breakfast Conversation 
Saturday, Feb 10
9:30 to 11:30 am

Enjoy French breads, coffee and conversation in AFMSP's Grande Salle. All levels are welcome. Note: Change of date this month |  Read More

Le Cirque Féerique
Monday, Feb 12
7 to 8:30 pm

Le Cirque Féerique (The Fairy Circus) is an original theatrical work by Collective Unconscious Performance! It is inspired by the forgotten authors of some of our most beloved French fairy tales. |  Read More

Les Navigateurs de la littérature: L'écume des jours de Boris Vian

Le club est ouvert à tous !  Practice your reading skills and comprehension.| Read More
Visit our  online event calendar  to see more!

We are excited to feature Vietnam this year during the mois international de la francophonie! 

Throughout the month of March, join us for Vietnam-themed cultural events.
Adult Classes - Winter Session

Winter Session
You can still register for five-week classes!  View the class schedule  here

Five-Week Review Classes
Review Classes begin  Feb 19.  

L'expérience des pieds noirs
Who were the pieds-noirs? 
Their name and legacy remain controversial in French and Algerian history. Alexie will introduce you to their experience spanning  from1830 to 1962 . Pre-Req: IN3+.  5-weeks,  Feb 20 - March 20, 6 to 8 pm. 

Upcoming Workshops

All winter classes are open for registration online
Register by phone: 612 332 0436

Unsure of your level? Take our  placement test!

Cooking with Valérie: Exploring Vietnam
Mondays 9 am to noon, Tuesdays 6 to 9 pm OR Saturdays 1 to 4 pm  
As we celebrate Vietnam during March, le mois de la francophonie, join Valérie in cooking Vietnamese cuisine. 

Register here. $75/class or $240/4-class series.

Did you know that we're also offering options through Edina Community Education? Wednesday mornings you can learn to cook authentic French cuisine! Read more
Alliance Fran çaise for Kids and Teens

Ciné Kids: Tout en haut du monde !
Sunday, Feb 11 3-4:30pm

Join the Ciné Kids for a screening of Tout en haute du monde directed by Rémi Chayé! It's a thrilling animated film about family, adventure, and honor!|Read More
Teen Club Game Night in French
Saturday, Feb 17 4:30-6pm

Come play with us - en français !

RSVP now : email Alexie at

RSVP is required. As with any Djeunes event, it's free!
Les Petits Penseurs
Sunday, Feb 25 2:30-3:30pm

A fun discussion group about the real and imaginary ideas of the world of children...en français ! For k ids age 4-8.
Les Annonces annonces

Mon idée pour le français
While speaking at la Conférence des Ambassadeurs President Macron announced a new plan and goal to promote the global use of the French language and multilingualism. The Institut Français, along with the Fondation Alliance Française and the Ministeries of Foreign Affairs, Culture, and National Education have teamed up on a new project, entitled "Mon idée pour le français". You can participate too! Visit their website here

A Discount for AFMSP Members! Le Ballet de Monte-Carlo at the Northrop
"Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo has something startling and fine to show us in this swift and sleek dance treatment of the eternal story of Romeo and Juliet." - The New York Times

AF members receive a special discount on tickets to Le Ballet de Monte-Carlo at the Northrop! Contact us at 612 332 0436 or for the discount code.

Hiring an Evening Receptionist
AFMSP is hiring a part-time evening receptionist.  4-8 hours per week, hours vary but may include Monday through Thursday, from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 am to 5 pm.  Read more and apply here .

Normandale French Immersion is Hiring
Edina Public Schools has a full-time French Immersion teaching position available at Normandale Elementary beginning August 2018. French language proficiency is required. Apply
Autour des Villes Jumelles

Exchange Family Wanted 
14 year-old Martin from Périgord seeks a family to host him for 3-4 weeks this summer. In exchange, his family would like to host an American teen over the summer next year and would be happy to also offer their home for one week (sleeps 8, large pool, in a small village in Périgord). If you would like to be put in touch with his family, please contact Alan

Host Family Wanted
17 year-old Pierre from Northeastern France is seeking a host family for this summer (6 weeks in July and August). He would like to work in the US next summer and stay with a family. He is interested in sports and will finish his studies in September. For more on Pierre, and to be  put in touch with him, please contact Anna .

Visions Service Adventures Seeks French-Speaking Guides for Guadeloupe
VISIONS seeks passionate, hardworking, community-oriented individuals to  lead its service learning programs in Alaska, British Virgin Islands,  Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Montana reservations,  Nicaragua, & Peru.
In particular, they are recruiting individuals with fluency in French for their  Guadeloupe program. Those with experience in carpentry or photography,  and/or advanced medical training (WFR, EMT) are also strongly encouraged to  apply.

Mizna Arab Film Festival 2018 Tour: Saint Paul Edition
Anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, and anti-immigrant sentiments are nothing new, but at this political and cultural moment, they have reached a dangerous fever pitch. How do we work against this hateful rhetoric? Film has the power to connect people to one another's stories and generate empathy in a powerful way. In the spring of 2018, Mizna will bring independent Arab cinema to six Minnesota college campuses and the neighborhoods they call home. Get tickets.