• French Events & Workshops in Oxford

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    French Events & Workshops in Oxford

Visite de l'Alsace

Join us for a virtual tour of Alsace with our teacher and native of the region, Zoé. Located in the east of France, on the border with Germany and Switzerland, Alsace is a cosmopolitan, mixed region with different religious cultures and the singularity of its architecture will help you dive into its history!

  • Saturday 24th April
  • 10:00am-11:30am
  • Online with Zoom A2/B1
  • FREE

Café scientifique organised with the Maison française d'Oxford

On Friday 30 April, Judith Rainhorn will give the first talk of the series in French on ‘Quand la peinture devient un poison : la céruse, les inventeurs et l’état, 19e-20e siècle’ (When paint becomes a poison: white lead, inventors and the State, 19th-20th centuries).
Organised in collaboration with the Maison Française d’Oxford.

  • Friday 30th April
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Online with Zoom
    From B1
  • FREE

Online French book club

Join us to discuss “Trois Femmes puissantes” by Marie Ndiaye (prix Goncourt 2009) and follow the story of Nora, Fanta and Khady Demba, three women who fight to preserve their dignity in Dakar and in France (Gironde).

  • Saturday 1st May
  • 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Online with Zoom From B1
  • £12

Prononciation clinic

Improve your pronunciation and understanding of spoken French! Polish your French pronunciation through fun and creative activities such as games, tongue twisters and audio exercises, with a special emphasis on hard-to-pronounce consonants and vowels.

  • Saturday 8th May
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Online with Zoom
    A1/A2(beginners)
  • £28

Les poètes de guerre

Join us to talk about war poetry in French with this exclusive 2-hour workshop. Original and poignant, evocative and heartbreaking, you will study works of poets writing in French, learning vocabulary, elements of poetic style and discovering new works.

  • Saturday 15th May
  • 9:30am-11:30am
  • Online with Zoom
    From B1
  • £35

Conférence Antivax

Join us to talk about the reluctance of the French towards medical progress, especially vaccines. Political, ecological, cultural or traditional arguments, Laurent Henri-Vignaud will share with us the analysis of his book “Antivax: la résistance aux vaccins du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours” written in 2019 and which is all the more relevant with the health crisis.

  • Tuesday 8th June
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Online with Zoom
  • FREE

Voyager en France

From the 8th of June, every Tuesday for 6 weeks, French up your summer and get ready for your holidays! Using authentic materials such as maps, menus, etc., you will prepare for your next trip to France. You will learn phrases for specific situations (restaurant, train station, shopping, etc.) and learn about important French customs and habits with qualified and native teachers.

  • 6 Tuesdays from 8th June (9h in total, 6x 1h30 per week)
  • 10:00am-11:30am
  • Onsite
    A1(beginners)
  • £126

Online French book club

Join us to discuss the poems and songs written by the iconic French singer Georges Brassens. He wrote more than 200 songs such as “La mauvaise reputation”, “Chanson pour l’auvergnat”and “Les copains d’abord”. He was awarded the Grand Prix for poetry by the Académie Française in 1967.

  • Saturday 12th June
  • 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Online with Zoom From B1
  • £12

Online French book club

Join us to discuss “Les Impatientes” by Djaili Amadou Amal (prix Goncourt 2020) and the story of three women trying to break free from the condition of women in the Sahel. Forced marriage, domestic violence…the author breaks taboos and denounces violence against women.

  • Saturday 3rd July
  • 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Online with Zoom From B1
  • £12