Join us for a celebration of Vietnam during this year's   mois de la francophonie! 

Throughout March, the Alliance will be hosting  Vietnam-themed cultural events. 

We are kicking off the month this Saturday, the 3rd at 4pm  with A Celebration of Vietnam: Timeless Charm Party The event features a cultural presentation of Vietnam, Vietnamese food, dance, and more!
Les Événements events

Petit Déjeuner| Saturday, Mar 3
9:30 to 11:30am

Venez nombreux savourer un café, manger du pain et avoir des conversations en français dans La Grande Salle. Merci à Breadsmith pour leurs bons pains ! |  Read More
 

A Conversation with Kim Thúy
Tuesday, Mar 6
6:30 to 8:30pm

As one of our first events to celebrate Vietnam during le mois de la Francophonie, author Kim Thúy will read select passages from her book Ru. This book is also the Navigateurs selection for March!|  Read More

Visit our  online event calendar  to see more!
Adult Classes - Spring Session Open Online
adultclasses
April 2 - June 10

You can now register for spring session classes  online

Need to quickly improve your level of French? 
We offer intensive courses for students of all levels!

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 9pm or Saturdays 1 to 4pm  
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.
DELF Testing Available!

Want to prove your level of French to an employer or to an academic institution? 

The DELF exam is open for registration! Register for the DELF through March 5!
Alliance Fran çaise for Kids and Teens
kids 

Spring Session Open Online for Registration!
April 2 - June 10

Reserve your child's place. All spring session classes are available now!   

Summer Camp  (June 18 - August 25) is also open online!


Événements pour les enfants

Ciné Kids: Avril et le monde truqué !
Sunday, March 4 3-4:30pm

Ciné Kids has a wonderful showing planned for March! Avril et le monde truqué (2015) is directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci, and stars the voice talents of Marion Cotillard!|Read More
Les Petits Penseurs
Sunday, Mar 11  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

Join the AFMSP Board of Directors
AFMSP's Board of Directors is now recruiting new members (to join on July 1, 2018).  All members of the Alliance Française are welcome to apply - we seek Board candidates that represent all constituencies of the Minnesota francophone community, including but not limited to those from across the age, racial and international spectrum. Candidates with finance, accounting, human resources and information technology skills would be particularly welcome. Feel free to contact Jonathan Vessey, chair of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee, at  vesseyjb@gmail.com with questions. The deadline for submitting an application (resume and statement of Board interest) to the chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee is March 1, 2018.

Discount for AFMSP Members! Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo at the Northrop
Tonight (2/28) is the final performance! AF members receive a special discount on  tickets to Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo at the Northrop! Contact us at 612 332 0436 or at  bonjour@afmsp.org for the discount code.

Yamen Manai Event Cancelled
The Alliance had been planning on hosting Tunisian writer Yamen Manai this April. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the event. Thank you for your understanding.
Autour des Villes Jumelles

French Cinema at the Walker: Until the Birds Return 
The Walker Art Center will host filmmaker Karim Moussaoui and present Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles) on Wednesday, March 28 as a part of a quick Midwest U.S. tour coordinated by the Consulate General of France in Chicago and Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Find out more.

An Afternoon in Paris with Paris Off Script, L'More Chocolat & the Alliance
Friday, March 16, from 3 to 7pm,  drink chocolate chaud, sip French champagne, nibble Parisian chocolates, and enter a raffle to win an original watercolor of Paris at L'More Chocolat in Wayzata! The Alliance will participate with a fun informational table. Contact Lane  to RSVP.

Minnesota Sinfonia Concerts March 2-4 
This weekend! This special concert series will feature music by French composers Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns and Charles-François Gounod. Find out more information about the Minnesota Sinfonia and upcoming concerts here.

Volunteer as a Conversation Partner 
One of our community members has an elderly mother who is a native French speaker. She would love to visit with a French speaker of any level who wants to practice their French. She lives in Columbia Heights and has many interesting stories to share. Contact Alan to find out more about this opportunity.

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 .

Presentation: Catholic Influence on French Immigration to North America
On  March 17, Charles Coulombe will give a presentation titled "Catholic Influence on French Immigration into North America."  Coulombe is the author of The Pope's Legion, and Puritan's Empire: A Catholic Perspective on American History. He is recognized internationally for his in-depth knowledge of Vatican politics and the influence of Catholicism in America and Europe. Find out more.