AFMSP Executive Director Christina  in Washington for Macron Visit (updated)
Please note that  Alliance Française Executive Director Christina Selander Bouzouina attended  French President Emmanuel Macron's reception for the French community at the French Embassy and was invited to attend his address to a joint session of Congress and the House of Representatives at the Capitol by Senator Tina Smith. She did not attend the dinner at the White House. We apologize for any confusion.
Merci et au revoir Erik !
After three years of working at the Alliance as our Office Manager, Erik is off to a new adventure in Chicago at the end of May!  Thank you for your hard work and for being the face of the Alliance to so many. We will miss you!

In light of Erik's departure, we are seeking to hire a full-time Office Manager/Receptionist. Please visit our site to find out more details and to apply. Merci !

Join the Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul  on Wednesday, May 16  at 6 pm  at the Metropolitan Ballroom for our 9th annual gala benefit!

Be serenaded by master of Ceremonies Dan Chouinard as you savor a three-course Mediterranean meal! Bid on unforgettable experiences during the live auction!

Reserve your place today!
Les Événements events
TEDx Tours: Utopies?
Friday, April 27
11 am to 4 pm

TEDx talks bring together experts to talk about ideas that impact society. Come to the Alliance for a live stream of Minneapolis' sister city Tours TEDx event!| Read More

Ciné Club: Wallay
Friday, April 27
7 to 9 pm

Ady is 13 years old and no longer listens to his father who has raised him alone. His father, running out of options, decides to send him to his uncle in Burkina Faso for the summer. | Read More
Petit Déj
Saturday, May 5
9:30 to 11:30 am

Venez nombreux savourer un café et profiter des conversations en français dans La Grande Salle !  Breads brought to you by  Breadsmith , baked fresh from scratch daily with only the finest ingredients.| Read More
Angels in Human Form: 
Louise Dillery
Tuesday, May 8
6 to 8 pm

Join us to hear the incredible story of Louise Dillery, a Parisian-born Jewish woman who survived France under Nazi occupation.|Read More

Visit our  online event calendar  to see more!
Spring Cooking Classes with Valérie

This Saturday's menu is Navarin d'Agneau and poires !

Join Valérie for cooking workshops throughout spring.
Next week, the class will prepare Tajine de poulet and corne de gazelle

Classes are on  Mondays from 9 am to noon, Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm and on 
Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.  

Register here. $75/class or $240/4-class series.
DELF and DAEFLE Registration Open!

Need to demonstrate your level of French?

  DELF registrations are open for the  June 4-7: DELF Junior A1-B2 for High School students! Registration opens on April 28 for the June 11-13: DELF A1-B2 for Adults exam!
Registration is open for the final exam of the DAEFLE which will take place at the Alliance on Tuesday, June 19!

Summer Intensive Classes and 5-Week Classes

Need to quickly improve your French for a trip or for work? 
Registration for summer intensive classes is open!

If you wanted to take French this spring, it is not too late! Many 5-week classes start in May, including Advanced Beginner Intensive, French for Travelers, and Review classes!

Fun Upcoming Workshops
Join  Damien this  Saturday, April 28 for a
pronunciation workshop from  1 to 4!

If you are unsure of your pronunciation, this workshop is perfect for you! Try fun yet challenging phonetic exercises and leave feeling more confident!
Beginner 3+.
Do you love  photography? Join  Alexie on 
Saturday, May 5 from 1 to 4 for a workshop on the art of famous French photographers.

Learn more about the most influential figures and even take inspired photos of your own!
Beginner 5+.

French Classes in Rochester

We are delighted to offer classes in Rochester this spring! 
For students with extensive French experience (B1 and higher). 
Once a week for 90-minutes, for a duration of 5 weeks. 

Wednesdays, May 9 to June 13 
(no class May 16) 5 to 6:30 pm
Two 90-minute meetings, one month apart, led by an AF Instructor. Read 
La tête en friche by Marie-Sabine Roger
For students with extensive French experience (B1 and higher).

Saturdays, May 5 and June 2, 12:30 to 2 pm.

Find out more about Rochester classes and register!
Alliance Fran çaise for Kids and Teens

Register for Summer Camp! 
Summer Camps are from June 18 - August 25
Register today! The early bird discount for summer camp registration ends on April 30.
We offer half-day programs for children and teens, for all levels of experience with French throughout the summer!

Apply for High School Scholarships at the Alliance
Are you a high school student in grade 9-11 who is passionate about French? Want to take your French to the next level? We are  accepting scholarship applications from high school students now through May 15! | Read More and Apply

Événements pour les enfants et les Djeunes

Les Petits Penseurs: la Vérité et 
le Mensonge 
Sunday, May 13
2:30 to 3:30 pm

A fun and engaging discussion group about the
real and imaginary worlds of children - en français !  This month's theme is "la vérité et le mensonge" or the  truth and lying. |Read More

Photo Workshop for Teens: 
Street Photography
Saturday, May 19
4:30 to 6 pm

Let's take pictures together - en français !
Jonathan Charpentier  is a French photographer based in Minneapolis and will be leading this fun and engaging workshop. Instagram, here we come!  RSVP required before May 16:| Read More
Les Annonces annonces

AFMSP Marketing Committee Seeking Members
Do you have an eye for marketing? Interested in helping publicity efforts at AFMSP succeed? The Marketing Committee is looking for members. Contact Alan to inquire about this opportunity.
Autour des Villes Jumelles

Tours WW1 Exhibit at the Hennepin County Government Center
Tours is Minneapolis' French sister city. Discover the role of Americans in Tours during the Second World War at this historic exhibit! Find out more

Thaïs Special Event with the Minnesota Opera and LOFTrecital
April 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, enjoy a curated musical experience celebrating the upcoming performances of Thaïs at the Minnesota Opera! More

Vietnamese Remembrance Day
Saturday, April 28 from 3 to 5 pm, join the Vietnamese Community of Minnesota at the Veterans Service of the state Capital for the commemoration of Black April in Vietnam. More info

Host Family Opportunities with Vistas in Education
Vistas In Education is looking for host families in the Twin Cities and suburbs! They have French students coming this summer from ages 11 to 18 who are excited to see Minnesota and stay with warm and welcoming host families.  Please contact Laurel  with any questions and to apply.

Speechless by the Moving Company at the Lab Theater
See the play that the Star Tribune rated the "Best of 2017" at the Lab Theater this Spring! The show runs from May 10 to June 10. More

Childcare Opportunity for French Speaker Summer 2018
Interested in taking care of French-speaking kids and showing them around Minneapolis and the region, while improving your French? Helene's family will be  based in a house on the lake in Wayzata between  August 13 to August 24 . Contact Alan for more details.