• French Events & Workshops in Oxford

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    French Events & Workshops in Oxford

Café Philo

Come and discuss in French the great philosophical authors and their ideas, such Albert Camus, Simove Weil, Condillac, Olumpe de Gouges, etc. Starting with short excerpts of original works, we will debate ideas in a convivial atmosphere.

Our only pay-as-you-go class.

  • Every Friday
    12:30pm-13.30pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford, 1st floor,
    30 Polstead Road
  • £8
    with coffee or tea

French Book Club

Join Barbara Giraud, our new literature expert to discuss “Le Coeur à rire et à pleurer”  by Maryse Condé.

  • Saturday 1st February
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • The Anchor pub
    1rst floor, 2 Hayfield Rd
  • £12
    with hot drink/croissant

Annual General Meeting

Join us for the AGM of the Alliance française d’Oxford. As students, you are members of the Association and have the right to vote at the AGM for the election of the Trustee Board.

  • Tuesday 28th of January 6pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
  • St Margaret’s Institute, 1st floor,
    30 Polstead Road
  • No need to register

Chandeleur

Come and join us on Saturday 1st February 2020 to celebrate Chandeleur, one of the most famous French feast. Children will learn more about this traditional feast doing fun activities and crafts and how to make crepes of course! A degustation will close the workshop.

  • Saturday 1st February
    10.30am-12pm
  • St Margaret’s Institute, Hall
    30 Polstead Road
  • £12

French Pop Video Competition

Get ready to take your mike and shoot a clip!

Do you think you could sing or rap in French? Do you have the skills to make a video clip for your song? If so, this competition is for you!
The Institut français du Royaume-Uni, in association with Francophonie UK, is inviting you to submit a short video, or animated clip, to accompany a song or rap in French. Open to all students in UK schools, from 7 to 18 years-old.

French Book Club

Join Barbara Giraud, our literature expert, and discuss “Meursault, contre-enquête“, Kamel Daoud’s retelling of Albert Camus’ classic novel “L’Etranger“.

  • Saturday 7th March
  • 10:30am-12pm
  • The Anchor pub
    1rst floor, 2 Hayfield Rd
  • £12
    with hot drink/croissant

Photo exhibition: The Hole & Acrobaties

Arresting photographs by Moroccan photographer Hicham Benohoud, showcasting inhabitants of Marrakech in unexpected settings.

  • 5 – 31 March
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, 1st floor, OX2 6TN
  • Free entrance

Talk and Q&A with French author Faïza Guène

Author of “Kiffe kiffe demain“. Language and integration are tackled in this hopeful account of a young woman of North African origin’s life in a working class neighbourhood of Paris.

  • Monday 9th  March
    5pm – 6.3-pm
  • Ox. Uni. Fac. Modern Languages
    Taylorian Institution Library
    St Gilles’, OX1 3NA
  • Free

Film Screening: Félicité (2017)

Bar singer and single mother Félicité struggles to raise money to help her son after his motorcycle accident.

  • Tuesday 10th March
    8pm
  • Maison Française d’Oxford Auditorium
    2 -10 Norham Road, OX2 6SE
  • Free

Migration speed-conference and Q&A

A speed-conference presenting (in record time) research findings on the human, economic and cultural impacts of migration. Followed by Q&A. In French and English. In partnership with TORCH and COMPAS networks.

  • Wednesday 11th March
    5.30pm
  • Radcliffe Humanities Building
    Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG
  • Free

African music workshop for children

Discover African music and instruments with this practical and fun workshop! For children aged 7+

  • Saturday 14th March
    9.30am – 12.15pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • £42

Film screening: Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes

Mohawk archaelogist Baptiste Asigny goes in a search for his ancestors following a tragic landslide in the Percival Molson Stadium.

  • Tuesday 17th March
    6.30pm
  • Maison française d’Oxford
    2 – 10 Norham Road, OX2 6SE
  • Free

Film screening: Kirikou and the Sorceress

Animated film inspired by West African folk tales. Kirikou is destined to save his village from the witch Karaba. In French.

  • Saturday 14th March
    2pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • Free

Moroccan Feast

Join us for a delicious Morocc0-themed feast! Social gathering, fun, music and a francophonie quiz are on the menu!

  • Friday 20th March
    7pm – 9pm
  • St Margaret’s Institute (hall)
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • £20 (incl. drinks and tea)

Voyage en francophonie workshop for adults

Discover the cultural and musical diversity of the French-speaking world. For Beginners and Intermediate levels.

  • Saturday 21st March
    9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Alliance française d’Oxford
    30 Polstead Road, OX2 6TN
  • £42

French Story Time

French Story Time is back ! Join us the afternoon with tales and readings for all ages, followed by themed-related craft.

 

GCSE & A-level Intensive Workshop

Expert tuition in small groups to help your child reach her or his full potential.

 

“The art of speaking and debating in French” Masterclass

During our *new* 3-hour tutorial, our expert tutor will deliver a masterclass in the art of speaking and debating in French.  Practice appropriate verb uses, learn a variety of expressions and be ready for any debate!  For intermediate/advanced students.

  • Delivered on demand
  • £18/h pp
  • 3-4 participants

“Master French for Holidays” Masterclass

During our *new* 3-hour tutorial, our expert tutor will deliver a masterclass on French for Holidays.  Using authentic materials and specific situations, you will prepare for your next trip to France. For beginners/intermediate students.

  • Delivered on demand
  • £18/h pp
  • 3-4 participants

“GCSE speaking - How to describe a picture for your French speaking” Masterclass

During our *new* 3-hour tutorial, our expert tutor will deliver a masterclass on GCSE speaking. Learn all the tips and key vocab to ace your GCSE French photo description. For all French GCSE students

  • Delivered on demand
  • £18/h pp
  • 3-4 participants

“A-level writing - How to build an argumentation in French” Masterclass

During our *new* 3-hour tutorial, our expert tutor will deliver a masterclass on A-level writing. Pick up the skills required to make a strong essay with transition words and solid structure”. For all current A-levels students.

  • Delivered on demand
  • £18/h pp
  • 3-4 participants

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