Alliance Française de Fresno Newsletter
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Aout 2015
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Aout 2015

The Bastille Day party was a big success!


The Alliance opened up our new office to host a Bastille Day party on August 19th. Over fifty members and guests attended, and all enjoyed a wonderful potluck, which included some delicious French dishes. The crowd participated in a French trivia quiz with prizes, and sung "The Marseillaise."  A wonderful time was had by all, and it was a great opportunity for members to see the new office space. This event was just the first of many events to come for members to enjoy.

Monthly French Film Night is ready to begin


Our next public event will be the first in a monthly series of French films. These will be held one night a month. Admission and refreshments are FREE, with the opportunity to donate a nominal amount to offset our costs. Our first film will be shown at 7:30 on Friday, August 28th. We hope to see you all there!

Thank you for your support and donations


Merci Beaucoup! to all who have donated items, funds, and time to get our office space up and running.  In last month's newsletter we published a list of needed items and you responded generously. 


Thank you for donating furniture, books, electronics, kitchen and office supplies, and artwork.


There are several items still needed:  

  • Large projector screen
  • Lightweight foldable tables-6 feet long
  • Hot/Cold water dispenser
  • Microwave
  • Whiteboard
  • Vacuum cleaner

We will gladly accept gently used or new items, or monetary donations in any amount for the above items. Questions about donations can be sent to

Fall classes are starting soon!

 Now is the perfect time to take a French class in the comfort and convenience of our new office space, centrally located in Fresno near Freeway 41. Register online soon and avoid the late fee!  Early registration ends September 1. We have expanded our classes for all levels from ten week to eleven week sessions.


FOR INFORMATION on which class to take (Placement Test is available), contact our Director of Education, Jennifer Dupras at or call AFF message phone, 559.227.9850


Beginning French I Monday, 2:00-4:00 Taylor
Beginning French I Wednesday,5:30-7:30 Lumaya
Beginning French III Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 Eisenberg
Intermediate French I
Monday, 5:30-7:30 Martin
Advanced French II Thursday, 5:30-7:30 Martin
Advanced French II B Thursday, 5:30-7:30 Stokle
Advanced French III Thursday, 5:30-7:30 Duvet

Welcome New Members


Please join us in welcoming new members to the Alliance Française de Fresno:
  • Alexandria Leanos
  • Michelle Tutelian
  • Abel Parra-Gutierrez
8/28 - French Movie Night  - movie starts at 7:30 PM 
Movie title to be announced.
9/8 - Fall Session starts

10/16 - Vendanges Dinner TBA
Tous les jeudis à 15h30 à La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, à Fresno.