Alliance Française de Nashville offers many opportunities to practice French outside the classroom. Check also our cultural events for even more opportunities.
This event is designed to give French speakers of any level the opportunity to explore some of Nashville’s many parks and practice French conversation at the same time. In the case of rain or temperatures below 40 degrees, this group postpones its meeting until the following month.
Open to all.
In-person (location shared by email).
1st Sunday each month, from 11 a.m.
Cercle de Conversation
Cercle de Conversation is free for AFN members of any level of French.
Join this group whether you want to use your French with other French speakers, socialize with fellow francophones or improve and practice your speaking in a supportive environment.
For AFN members and francophone visitors to Nashville. (Non-members may attend twice before becoming members.)
Currently held virtually.
Each Saturday, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Gather with fellow lovers of all things French and discuss a wide range of different subjects, including French and French-speaking cultures, news and current affairs.
We offer two happy hours, tailored to your level of French and/or preference.
Franglais Happy Hour
While French speakers of any level are welcome to attend, this event is designed for beginners, people who have a handful of French words and expressions and are looking for a no-pressure place to try them out and learn more.
French is encouraged, but participants are welcome to switch to English when they get stuck. A more advanced French speaker is present to answer questions and help with pronunciation.
In-person (location shared via email) and online.
2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, from 5 p.m. (in-person) or 6 p.m. (online).
French Happy Hour
This is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to practice conversational French, which is the only language permitted during our time together.
It’s casual and fun. One person helps another. Nonmembers are welcome to join us.
In-person (location shared via email).
1st and 3rd Thursday each month, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Join us to speak and live French!
Cercle de Lecture
French book club organized for advanced speakers to fluent/native speakers of French. Attendees discuss the book of the month (available through our AFN Library) that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc.
In partnership with the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA: One Book One Federation.
The Federation’s One Book One Federation program supports French literacy throughout the United States. By encouraging the reading of one book by all chapters during a single year, the Federation is able to assist in the creation of a reading guide and encourage the formation of reading groups. Each year our committee selects a well-written, engaging book that will appeal to Alliance Française members and students.