WHY JOIN THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE?
Chapters of the Alliance Française located throughout the United States and around the world foster cross-cultural friendship through the study of the French language and francophone literature and culture. Members of the Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut are welcomed guests at other Alliance chapters. Members of the Alliance Française acquire skills which can be invaluable assets when traveling or doing business abroad. Members receive up-to-date information about French products and events. Alliance chapters facilitate contacts between their members and others providing business, educational, travel and correspondence opportunities.
WHAT WE DO
GIVE LANGUAGE LESSONS
MEET REGULARLY TO PRACTICE FRENCH LANGUAGE SKILLS
DISCUSS CURRENT ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES AND REGIONS AROUND THE GLOBE
READ AND DISCUSS FRENCH LITERATURE
ATTEND LECTURES RELATING TO FRENCH HISTORY, AUTHORS, ARTISTS, COMPOSERS, CUISINE, ETC.
DISTRIBUTE FRENCH LANGUAGE MAGAZINES, PAMPHLETS, BOOKS, VIDEOS AND CASSETTES TO MEMBERS
AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES TO DESERVING STUDENTS OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
PLAY LANGUAGE GAMES SUCH AS SCRABBLE TO REVIEW VOCABULARY
VIEW AND DISCUSS FRENCH FILMS
HELP MEMBERS PLAN BUSINESS OR PLEASURE TRIPS TO FRANCOPHONE COUNTRIES
CELEBRATE FRENCH HOLIDAYS
MEET INFORMALLY TO SPEAK FRENCH WITH OTHER MEMBERS
Anyone may become a member. The only requirements are: an interest in French culture and language, and a willingness to meet with others in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere of lively discussion. Members vary widely in their ability to speak and use French. Some were born in countries where French is spoken. Others studied French in high school or college. Some learned the language while living in a French-speaking country or serving in the armed forces. Still others are searching for their roots and want to learn about the language and culture of their ancestors. Consider joining our growing group of francophones and francophiles of all ages.
HOW TO JOIN
To receive a membership card and a current program of events, send your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address to:
Mrs. Elise Wood
80 Balance Rock Road
Seymour, CT 06483
Include a check payable to AFNWCT, Inc. to cover your annual dues. Annual dues are as follows:
Student -- $15.00
Member -- $25.00
Family -- $40.00
Note that members may request a copy of the latest financial report of the Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut by e-mailing their request to our treasurer at email@example.com or our school financial officer at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To see a copy of our by-laws,