No. 173                                                   Janvier / Février  2018

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En Alliance

Upcoming Events events

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 3:00 PM.
Le Yoga en français.  Join us to learn a bit of the history and practice some poses. (see article).

Saturday, January 29, 2018. @12:30 PM   Club de Lecture.
Parilla y Sabores Restaurant,  342 Franklin Ave.  Hartford, CT
Désolée, je suis attendee, par Agnes Martin. (see article for details)
Sunday, February 4, 2018 @ 3 PM.  
Chantons avec Joe -
La Musique  Québécoise

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:45 PM.
Spring Semester Classes
begin at AFH offices, 75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 1-202, Hartford, CT (course listing available  on website later in January). Call Linda at 860-278-9999 to register or email
Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 3 PM. Club de lecture. AFH French book club will discuss "La Tête en Friche" by Marie-Sabine Roger (en français - see Club de lecture below).

COMING SOON!   March Wine-Tasting.  Look for upcoming announcements.  
Saturday January 13th and 27th; February 10th and 24th @10:30 AM until noon
Café et conversation  at Caf é Mozzicato , 329 Franklin Ave., Hartford. Join your Alliance Française friends on Saturday mornings for French conversation and socializing. This is a great opportunity to practice speaking French or to maintain fluency. All levels are welcome.

Le yoga, c'est une façon de vivre!  Venez pour l'expérience au bureau de l'Alliance française.

D'abord, notre amie Veronica Vaida va parler un peu sur l'histoire du yoga en général, les bénéfices pour le corps, la conscience et l'esprit! On va apprendre l'importance de la respiration et la pleine conscience.
Si vous voulez participer, nous allons nous installer sur les chaises pour apprendre quelques poses. Après, nous allons prendre de l'eau,  du thé herbal et quelques petits amuse-bouches.
When: January 11th, 3:00 PM (snowdate: Jan 29th) in AFH offices
$10 for AFH members; $15 for non-members. Call Linda at AFH (860-278-9999) or email ( for more information or to reserve your place.
Le Yoga en français



  Chantons avec Joe - la Musique Québécoise

Joe Laverriere and Ky Ouelette will warm us up with their music from Quebec on Sunday, Feb 4 at 3:00 PM at the Alliance Française de Hartford, 75 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford. (Snow date: Feb 11).   There will be instrumentals and fun sing-alongs. Joe is French Canadian and has been going up to Quebec to play for many years.   Mostly self-taught, his love for Canadian music has led him to join the Bristol Fiddlers, Rhode Island Fiddlers and a Quiet Corner group.   Let's have our own "Carnaval" in Hartford through "la musique québécoise!"

Refreshments will follow.
Please call Linda in the Alliance francaise office (860 278-9999) or email to reserve a place. ($10 members / $15 non-members)
When:  3:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018 (snow date: Feb 11).
Where: Alliance Française offices.

                                 Join our BON VOYAGE!

12 day trip to Paris and Southern France in September 2018 for under $4000.
Fly to Paris for three days and take the fast train to Nice, Aix and Avignon. Explore villages.
Pratiquez le français si vous voulez. Or speak English and enjoy the sites. (Bilingual tour guide)
Call Bob Yeager to be part of the group: 860-657-3398

Un village perché
  • Thursday, September 18, Boston - Paris
  • Three days in Paris
  • Avignon
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Nice
  • Monaco
  • Small villages including Antibes (Picasso) and Saint Paul-de-Vence
  • Saturday, September 29, fly home
The trip is organized by Prométour of Montréal, Canada. Bob Yeager, organizer in Connecticut, has travelled successfully with this groups.  Ten nights in quality hotels.  Monthly payment plan is easy.

AFH Club de Lecture

Prochaines réunions:
le 27 janvier:  Désolée, je suis attendue par Agnes Martin
Parillas y Sabores,

le 5 mars:     3pm AFH offices  -  La Tete en Friche par Marie-Sabine Roger
le 19 mai:      Ru par Kim Thuy    

Pour plus d'information, addressez-vous à John Soares @ . ou Sharon Straka à


Hulking Germain Chazes, 45 years old, is the neighborhood idiot. He lives in a battered trailer parked at the rear of the garden of his mother's house. He spends his time between visits to the corner bistro and the local public park. There he meets Marguerite, a well-educated elderly lady who helps him to discover the world of books and of words, which he mistrusts and which frightens him immensely. His relationship with those around him and with himself will be turned on its head as a result of these new discoveries.
This is a simple, unpretentious story that will totally charm you and will leave you happy with its feel-good ending. All along the way you will share the joys and tribulations of these two characters. The book was selected for its unassuming style and plot line, and will, as such, reach a wide audience of Alliance Française members. The French is accessible and suitable for B1 and B2 language students.
Winter Classes 2017-2018
Alliance Française of Hartford
75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 1-202, Hartford, CT 06106
All our language classes offer an immersion experience in the French language. Students are encouraged to express themselves in French. Grammar is a tool, not a goal.
Winter semester dates: Week of Nov. 28th to Feb. 13th, 2018
(check with instructor for dates)
Tuition: $309 ($299 if registered before November)
All Class Hours: 5:45 - 7:45 pm at AFH offices

French 102
French 103
French 105
French 110
French 205
French 205
French 308


                         SPRING CLASSES BEGIN FEBRUARY  21
                    REGISTRATION WEEK of FEBRUARY 14 - 20
French 101                     BEGINNER           Bill              
French 103                     BEGINNER          Jenny
French 104                     BEGINNER          Marianne
French 106                     BEGINNER           Yves

French 111                     BEGINNER           TBD
French 206                    INTERMEDIATE   Jenny

French 206                    INTERMEDIATE    Jenny
French 309                    ADVANCED           TBD
Les Présidents               ADVANCED           Dahmane
et le Septième Art