August 15 and 17, 2013 – Alliance Francaise de Denver’s Mini Saison Culturelle – Provence

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Bonjour Melissa,
Save the Date! 

Mini Saison Culturelle – Provence
The theme of this season’s Cultural Week will be la Provence.  Join us on Thursday, August 15th at 11:45 am and/or Saturday, August 17th at 11:45 am for a celebration of the culture of this famous region of France.  We will present an educational experience on la Provence on the climate, culture and food.  Our special guest Melissa Young, creator of Lavande au Soleil, will present about her travels to Provence and about the flowers, herbs and oils of the region and how to incorporate them into everyday cooking, baking and skin care. Don’t miss this exciting week!  More information to come next week!  Please save the date!
Culturethèque USA – Online Multimedia Library

Alliance Française Membership Benefit
culturetheque We are so proud to announce an amazing new membership benefit for our Alliance Française de Denver members!  Introducing Culturethèque USA – an online multimedia library!!! 

From your personal computer, tablet or smartphone, access your favorite French magazines as they hit newsstands, view concerts and shows, listen to lectures, introduce children to French language and culture, read e-books and comics, and enhance your language skills with materials tailored to your needs.  This service is FREE for all Alliance Française de Denver members!


Here’s how it works:

  • Click here to visit the Culturethèque website
  • Select French or English on top right hand corner
  • Click “Inscrivez-vous” or “Subscribe”
  • Create your login
  • Please use your first and last name with no spaces as your user name. (IE:  janedoe)
  • Be sure to select Alliance Française de Denver in the drop down menu
  • You will then have a 24 trial period of this service
  • Alliance Française de Denver staff will confirm your membership and activate your account.  Please give us 24-hours during the week.  On weekends, accounts will be verified on Monday.
  • Click here to download a user guide (if you need it)
  • Subscribe today!  It’s FREE for Alliance Française de Denver members!
Apprendre le français

French Classes – Register today!
Still thinking about joining an intermediate or advanced French class? Join us–it’s not too late! Classes will be pro-rated. Call 303.831.0304 for more information.  It’s more fun in French!

Summer French Classes for Teens – August 12-15
TEENS Attention parents; avoid summer learning loss and register your Middle School students for summer French classes at Alliance Française de Denver. Taught by a native French-speaking instructor, the teens will work on the four skills required to be successful in French programs and exams: speaking, writing, listening, reading. All levels welcome. Special attention will be placed on the specific needs of each student. Give your child the extra help they need to start the next school year strong. Who:  Students grades 6, 7 or 8. Dates: August 12-15, Monday-Friday, 10 am – 12 noon.  Click here to register today.

New – French Art Classes for Children
Art - kidsAlliance Française is offering French Art Classes for Children this summer.  Inspire your child to explore the world of French art with a hands-on French art class.  Class will be taught in French and English.  All levels of French are welcome and students do not have to speak French to participate.  Art can serve as a launching pad for exploration, discovery and fun. Research shows that art classes for children help fuel a lifelong interest in art and provide that special opportunity for child to express his creativity.  These classes will be taught by local artist and host of our Café des Arts series, Frederic Pichon. Register today!
For complete information on the classes for the 5-7 year old student, please click here. The classes are August 6th-9th, Tuesday-Friday. To enroll in Les petits artistes, click here.
For complete information on the classes for the 8-11 year old student, please click here.  The classes are August 6th-9th, Tuesday-Friday. To enroll in Les jeunes artistes, click here.
Alliance Française Art Gallery News

Visit Our Art Gallery Today

Guen-Sublette Stop by our art gallery to visit our latest exhibit.  Guen Sublette is showing her work until August 23rd. Our gallery is free to visit during business hours.  Click here for more information on Guen.
Totally Awesome Award Nomination

Vote for the Alliance Française through Aug. 15th

Alliance Française de Denver has been nominated as a finalist  in
the Most Awesome Kids Language Classes category  in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards! What an HONOR!  The Totally Awesome Awards are the biggest (and most fun!) online program that recognizes the best brands, businesses and products that make parents’ lives easier and parenting more fun. Vote now through August 15th.  Click here to vote for Alliance Française de Denver! Thank you for supporting the Alliance Française de Denver!


Le Guide – What’s French in Denver

French Directory – Seeking ALL French Businesses

Do you speak French?  Do you run a French business?  Are you a French doctor, realtor, dentist or any kind of business person?  Then you need to be listed in our Le Guide, What’s French in Denver directory!  If you would like information on advertising in Le Guide, please contact Emily via email, click here.
French Cultural Events

European Book Club – Tues, July 30th, 6:30pm
Love to read? Looking for a new book club with a fun twist? Our European Book Club is a lively and educational discussion hosted by David Freeman. In July, we will discuss Running Away by J.P. Toussaint (French).  The discussion will be in English, and all are welcome! Admission is free for students and members of the Alliance Française, and $5 for the general public.  Please RSVP or buy your tickets below. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.The book for August will be Lost Paradise.

French Conversation Happy Hour – August 1st – 5pm
5 à 7

Join us for our French Conversation Happy Hour from 5-7pm on Thursday, August 1st in our Alliance Française Art Gallery.  Enjoy a glass of wine, a slice of cheese, practice your French, see our latest art exhibit, and meet other Francophones from the Denver area.  All levels of French speakers are welcome.  RSVP is essential.  Tickets are $5 for members, $7 for non-members or free if you bring a bottle of wine or a dish to share.  Please call 303.831.0304 or click here to purchase your tickets or RSVP today.

Mother Caring for 7 Billion – Fri. Aug. 2 – 6 pm
mother caring for 7 billion

We will show to movie “Mother Caring for 7 Billion” followed by a question and answer session with the movie’s award winning director, Christophe Fauchere
Movie Synopsis: Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises – population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occurred 200 years ago.  More…
Tickets are FREE for members, $5 for non-members.  Food and drink will be served.  RSVP is essential – this event will SELL OUT!  Please click here to purchase your tickets or RSVP today.

J’adore Ciné Club – Weds, Aug. 21st – 7 pm
Join us for our popular French cinema series, J’adore Ciné Club at the SIE FilmCenter on Colfax.  Enjoy a fantastic French film (with English subtitles) and a post-movie reception with complimentary wine and snacks.  Tickets are $7 for AFD members, $10 for non-members.  Please click here to purchase tickets.  Please enter PROMO CODE “cineclub” at final checkout to receive the members price or show your AFD membership card at the box office for the discounted price.  August’s film is “Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront.”

Synopsis: Three stories of love, treachery and redemption come together in the visitors’ center of a prison in this drama from France.  Qu’un Seul Tienne, Les Autres Suivront (aka Silent Voices) was the first feature film from director Lea Fehner. Read more here.

Wines of the Rhone Valley – Wed, Aug. 28th, 6:30pm
wine Buy your tickets today for our next Educational French Wine Tasting Class, WINES OF THE RHONE VALLEY, taught by our Sommelier, Ashley Vaughters.  At each class, we will explore 6 wines paired with a fantastic pairing provided by Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek, plus the main buyer at the Cherry Creek location, Devin Lamma, will teach you about the pairings. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.  Classes are held at Alliance Française de Denver in our art gallery.

Click here to buy your tickets today

Le Nouveau Café Philo – Weds, Sept. 15, 6 pm
Café Philo Our next Le Nouveau Café Philo discussion will be on “Manger à sa faim”.  The discussion will be led by Christian Roche and will be in French – all levels of French are welcome. We will show a short 20 minute documentary on this topic followed with an interesting and educational discussion. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Wine & snacks will be served.  Please click here to RSVP today.
Online Concert by Yor

Stream a French Concert by Yor
Yor The Francophone artist, Yor, hosted an online concert.  Click here for the flyer.  Click here to stream the concert.
TV5MONDE – French Television

French Television in Colorado
TV5TV5MONDE, the international French-language television network, is available in the Mile High region in Colorado on Comcast! TV5MONDE broadcasts versatile programming 24 hours a day with English subtitles. Please contact Comcast 1-877-870-4310 or visit their website to subscribe today! TV5MONDE is also available by satellite via Dish Network. To contact Dish Network, please call 1-877-586-9675.
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  AFSS 2013

Thank you to everyone to attended our 7th Annual Alliance Française Summer Soirée. 

Here’s a great article on our fundraiser by Joanne Davidson of The Denver Post with photos by David Zalubowski.  Click here.


And, here’s a photo gallery from our Alliance Française Summer Soirée compliments of David Zalubowski – Special to The Denver Post.

Click here.



  Global Village Acedemy

Global Village Academy

French Immersion School


Free full-day K-8

French Language

Immersion School

Now enrolling K-2

(Native French Speakers may apply for grades 3-8)

Click HERE to apply.

(also offering immersion Spanish, Mandarin)

403 S. Airport Blvd. Aurora, CO 80017 303-309-6657


Le Central  

Alliance Française Summer Soirée Restaurant Feature 

Un grand merci to all of our restaurant sponsors!  This week’s restaurant feature is Le Central.  Since 1981, Le Central has been serving the “taste of Provence” on the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Denver.  Conceived with the notion that French food doesn’t have to be stuffy, snooty, heavy, or expensive, Le Central offers a plateful at an affordable price.  Click here to see Le Central’s mussel menu. 


Alliance Française’s

Membership Benefit of the Week

Alliance Française is a membership based non-profit organization.  Our members receive many benefits including discounts at restaurants, businesses and more.

Our featured membership benefit this week is from

Members of Alliance Française receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Just another great benefit of being a member of Alliance Française de Denver.

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French Expression of the Week

Expression: Ci-joint
Pronunciation: see zhwa(n)
Meaning: enclosed, attached
Literal translation: here joined
Notes: The French expression ci-joint is very useful for business correspondence, when you have attached or included a document, photo, etc., along with your letter.
Ci-joint is invariable when used as an adverb (example 1), but agrees in gender and number when used as an adjective (example 2).
Examples:    1. Veuillez trouver notre réclamation ci-joint. / Veuillez trouver ci-joint notre réclamation.    Please find our request attached.
2. Dans la réclamation ci-jointe, nous avons énuméré….    In the attached request, we have enumerated… More…

Mile High Pétanque Club de Denver

Venez jouer à la pétanque avec nous tous les dimanches à partir de treize heures et jusqu’à dix-sept heures dans un des plus beaux jardins de Denver à Centennial Gardens.

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New Library Acquisitions

Be sure to check out the new books and audio books we’ve recently added to our library! See the list of titles here.

Socca de Nice  

Want to try more niçois recipes?  Try this Socca de Nice from Philippe and practice your French at the same time!
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The mission of the Alliance Française de Denver is to encourage the study of French language and cultures and to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic, and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local community.

Email:  afd@afdenver.org

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