What Remains of May '68 in France Today?

Mass protest overtook France in May and June of 1968. Those events were sparked by a student rebellion that originated in Paris, but quickly spread across the nation. Factory and office workers alike took to the streets to build France's largest social movement of the 20th century. 

Tomorrow, May 31 at 7 pm, we are delighted to welcome Macalester professor Joëlle Vitiello for What Remains of May '68 in France Today? Through images and film, Vitiello will explore the protests that have had a lasting impact.

AFMSP Board of Directors Vote Coming Soon!

Attention all AFMSP members! The end of our current fiscal year is June 30, 2018, and with the new year comes the election for the 2018-2019 board of directors. Look for an email coming soon and a physical ballot in this quarter's edition of Le Courrier to cast your vote by midnight on June 18!
Les Événements events

Petit Déj Minneapolis
Saturday, June 2
9:30 to 11:30 am

Venez nombreux savourer un café, manger du pain et avoir des conversations en français dans La Grande Salle. Breads provided by Breadsmith!| Read More

Petit Déj Rochester
at Fiddlehead Coffee Co 
(by Forager Brewing)
Saturday, June 2
9:30 to 11:30 am

Join us for conversation in French along with delicious pastries, breads, and coffee in Rochester!|Read More

Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques Apéro  at Haskell's Wine Bar
Thursday, June 7
5:30 to 8:30 pm

Come share a drink and conversation en français with the Alliance Française and Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques at our first social of the season! | Read More

Les Navigateurs de la Littérature: 
Charlotte, David Foenkinos
Wednesday, June 13
6 to 8 pm

Practice your reading skills and comprehension with our intermediate French book club! | Read more

Volunteers? Volontiers !
at Landmark Plaza, St Paul
Saturday, June 16
12 to 2 pm

Whether you have volunteered with the Alliance for years or just heard about us, we invite you to join us for a picnic in the park!|Read More
Visit our  online event calendar  to see more!
Summer Session Early Bird Discount 

Foundation classes are offered Monday through Saturday.
Find a class that fits your schedule!

Want to get back into French after a break? Need to improve quickly?
We offer both 5 and 10 week conversation classes. Start
speaking French in the time
frame that works for you!
You choose the dates, times, focus and level when you study with a private tutor. Advance quickly and get to know your prof. Register here.

When you register for your summer class by Sunday, June 4, you benefit from the early bird discount! Register today. 

Take a placement test  if you are unsure of your level! 

Summer Cooking with Valérie

This Saturday's menu is Clafoutis à la niçoise and far breton! Next week on Tuesday and Saturday, we will make  Bar au fenouil  and tartelettes!

Join Valérie for cooking workshops throughout summer.
Summer cooking classes are on Mondays from 10 am to noon and  Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm .   Register  here
Workshops and Topics Classes

Topics Classes
Régions de France with Damien
Tuesdays, July 31 to 8 Aug 21
1 to 3 pm
May '68 en Images with Damien
Tuesday, June 26
6 to 9 pm

Saturdays, Aug 11 to Aug 25
10 am to 12 pm
La grande dictée with Alexie
Wednesday, June 20
12 to 3 pm
Alliance Française for Kids and Teens
Summer camps 2010

Register Your Child for 
Summer Camp! 

Summer Camps are from June 18 - August 25
Register today!  We offer half-day programs for children and teens, for all levels of experience with French throughout the summer! Discounts available for families registering more than one child.

Looking for summer activities for your child? Little Campers with Damien starts on June 22! If your child is in Kindergarten, camp starts on June 25!
Événements pour les enfants et les Djeunes

Les Petits Penseurs
La méchanceté / le pardon
Sunday, June 3
2:30 to 3:30 pm

A fun and engaging discussion group about the real and imaginary ideas of the world of children... en français ! |  Read more
Potluck, Music & Fun for Teens
Friday, June 22
5 to 7 pm

June 21 is " la fête de la musique " in France.  That's enough of a reason to throw  a party ! | Read More
Les Annonces annonces

Event Planning Internship
Our event planning internship is perfect for a college student or recent graduate who wants to gain experience helping on events at a nonprofit cultural organization. You'll work closely with our cultural programs coordinator and team to ensure that AFMSP events are successful. Contact Sara with your CV and cover letter to apply or find out more.

Graphic Design Internship
Want to have a lasting impact on the marketing and images of the Alliance? Passionate about graphic design? Apply for our graphic design internship. You'll collaborate with our outreach coordinator and develop marketing collateral that will be seen and experienced by thousands of people in our community. Contact Alan for more information or apply by sending your CV and cover letter.
Autour des Villes Jumelles

Volunteer Interpreter Training
The Advocates for Human Rights are offering a Volunteer Interpreter Training for Asylum Seekers on June 4 from 6:30 to 8 pm at North Regional Library in Minneapolis. Contact Nathan at  612 746 4686 to RSVP or find out more.

Host Families Needed for French teachers
ECI, based in Aix-en-Provence, is seeking  host families for several adult French teacher chaperones  (women and men in their 20's through 40's)  for 8 - 16 days in July & August as they accompany groups of French  students to the Twin Cities for home stay programs.  Please call  Tom  Stieger for dates of stay at 651 402 0087.

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